Today is March 31, 2015

Dixie PGA Education / Meeting Opportunity


PGA of America District 3 Director Bud Rousey will be presenting a PGA Education opportunity for our members on Thursday, April 9 at Glenlakes CC in Foley, Alabama.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – PGA of America update and Long Range Plan presented by Bud Rousey

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Employment Update presented by PGA Career Consultant Kevin Walls

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.- update and member feedback

11:00 – 12:00 – Town Hall Meeting & round table discussion

Cost for the day is $5 to cover coffee, drinks and breakfast rolls. Please bring cash and pay onsite.

Dress is Golf Attire. You do not need to pre-register, just show up at Glenlakes. 


David Hanson Wins DPGA / PGA Tour Stroke Play, Club Car Series Event #1

David Hanson fired a 1-under par round of 71 to win the Dixie PGA's PGA Tour Sponsored Stroke Play Tournament, which is Event #1 of the Club Car/Jerry Pate Stroke Play Series. Hanson was the only player in the field that managed to fire a sub par round at Pensacola Country Club in Pensacola, Florida. Hanson’s hole out for eagle on the par 5, 14th helped to seal his one shot victory.

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McCorkle, Williamson, Gilliam and Keim Win NCR Team Scramble

Todd McCorkle, Eric Williamson, Nick Gilliam, and Bryan Keim shot an 18-under par round of 54 to win the National Car Rental Team Scramble at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club. The team carded sixteen birdies, one eagle and one par on their way to a two shot victory.

Two teams finished tied for second, two shot back at 16-under par. They were:
Matt Sheppard, Troy Raybon, Walker Grant and Brad Lacey &
Blanton Tessin, Curtis Ohrn. Craig Jones and Torrie Coghlin



A special thank you to National Car Rental for their support and sponsorship of the National Car Rental Pro-Am Series. Also, a big thank you to Wynlakes G&CC and host PGA Professionals, Steve Cutler and Brent Krause for a great day and for hosting this great event.


Chris Rigdon & Jon Gustin inducted into Dixie Section PGA Hall of Fame

On Monday, February 9, 2015, the Dixie Section PGA inducted Chris Rigdon and Jon Gustin in the Section’s Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame has two divisions, the Modern Division which Rigdon becomes a member of and the Legends Division which elected Gustin.

Chris Rigdon is the current PGA Head Golf Professional/Owner of Trussville Country Club.  Rigdon has served as Trussville CC’s head golf professional since 1979.  During his career, Chris has been a tremendous promoter of the game of golf.  He has been an active participant in Section events through the years, now competing in the Senior Divisions of our tournaments.

In 2013, Rigdon received the Dixie PGA’s Junior Golf Leader award.  Chris has always had a passion for helping develop young golfers and has had many talented players come out of his junior programs.  The award recognizing Chris in 2013 was long overdue.

Jon Gustin was the PGA Head Golf Professional at the Country Club of Birmingham from 1965-1987.  Gustin accepted the position at CC of Birmingham after competing on the PGA Tour for 12 years.  In his position at CC of Birmingham, Gustin instructed several talented players including Hubert Green.  Mr. Gustin passed away in 1994, at the age of 61.

The criteria for election in the Dixie PGA Hall of Fame includes:

Individuals that have excelled in at least three of the following categories:

  1. Playing ability
  2. Business development at the club level
  3. Teaching ability
  4. Professional and educational development at the club level
  5. Professional development at the Section or National level
  6. Service to the Dixie Section
  7. Local community service


Current Hall of Fame Members:
Legends:  Jackie Maness, Royal C. “Bud” Burns, Wayne Griffith & Conrad Rehling,
Modern:  Steve Lyles, Brent Krause, Woody Woodall & Butch Byrd


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PGA National News

2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be Hosted at Trump National Golf Club-Los Angeles

Trump National will host both the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and the PGA Junior League Golf Championship this year. View More

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Pine Tree CC
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April 27, 2015
Indian Hills CC
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April 28, 2015
CC of Birmingham (West)
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Weather for Pelham, AL
Tuesday March 31 11:04pm EDT
Partly Cloudy
60° F

Humidity: 95%
Wind: Calm
Extended Forecast
High:79° F
Low:60° F
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 79F. Winds light and variable.