CPGA Honors Beacon Ridge's Allgeyer
The Carolinas PGA Section has honored Dean Allgeyer of Beacon Ridge & Golf Club with the section's President's Plaque award.
Each year, a number of exceptional PGA professionals are nominated by their peers to be selected as recipients of the section's special awards and honors. The President's Plaque is awarded to the PGA professional who has become a leader in the area of player development. Player development covers all manner of golf activities relating to growth of the game.
Allgeyer was honored for his exemplary and extraordinary contributions to player development, with consideration for the professional's growth of the game leadership commitment at section and national levels, as well as the impact made at his or her own facility.
Allgeyer's involvement in player development within the Carolinas PGA Section directly correlates to his acceptance and involvement in Link Up 2 Golf, originally a pilot program designed in 2002 to bring adults to the game of golf. He held his first Link Up 2 Golf program at Wake Forest Golf Club to resounding success and along with other professionals in the area, designed an effective way to market and grow the game of golf through the program. It was then adopted by The PGA of America for use nationwide. From that point on, Allgeyer embraced his role as a leader in player development, taking his Link Up 2 Golf efforts with him to the Pinehurst area, and branching out to help create a Family Golf Days promotion that has given countless families in North Carolina the ability to play golf affordably.
Since he started at Beacon Ridge, he's also expanded his player development programs to include "Beginners Clinics," which target the many retirees that are both members and residents at Beacon Ridge. The clinics encourage people who either haven't played golf for years, or are just beginning, to not only come out to the course more, but also upgrade their memberships to include golf.
In 2008, Allgeyer also took the initiative to sign on with the Carolinas PGA Golf League Championship, a league program designed to give amateur golfers another way to play golf and give professionals another way to grow the game of golf in the Carolinas. His league consisted of 40 players in teams of two, and the team from his club went on to win the championship that was held at Tobacco Road Golf Club.
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