19TH HOLE: CPGA Relocates To Grande Dunes
The Carolinas PGA (CPGA) Section headquarters has a new address.
After 32 years in Little River, S.C., the CPGA Section has moved down the waterway to the Grande Dunes. The move comes as part of the Section's contractual agreement with Loris Health Care to relocate to another comparable facility that was mutually agreeable to both parties.
The Carolinas PGA Section headquarters will be moving to a now-vacant building in the Grande Dunes complex that serves the temporary needs of the organization. It offers 5,200 square feet of space, which is essential to the staff and storage needs of the section.
During this move, the Carolinas PGA Section remained as available as possible to its almost 2,000-member PGA professionals throughout the Carolinas Section and is now able to offer full services.
"This is a big move for us and we're grateful to the Grande Dunes for making this option available," said Ron Schmid, CPGA executive director. "The CPGA has been in Little River since 1976, and while we'll be at the Grande Dunes until mid-November 2011, during that three-year period we'll be looking at various other options for the permanent home site. Whether that will be in Myrtle Beach or elsewhere is one of our biggest questions."
Up next for the current office space is a complete demolition. Loris Health Care plans to break ground on new medical and office facilities in the next few months. The CPGA Section's new address is 8820 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579.
Established in 1923, the CPGA Section of the Professional Golfers' Association has grown to be the largest of the PGA's 41 sections with almost 2,000 professional members.
The CPGA Section embraces North and South Carolina as well as a small portion of southern Virginia, representing more than 800 golf facilities. The Carolinas PGA is dedicated to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities.
PGA professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more.
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