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Marc Lapointe, Director of Instruction at Marc Lapointe Golf, receives the PGA Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year Award

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Greensboro, N.C. (November 24, 2015)- The Carolinas PGA (CPGA) is thrilled to announce the  winners of this  year's Section Awards and Honors, distributed annually by the  Carolinas PGA Section, as selected by the Special Awards Committee, to the  top 10 deserving Carolinas PGA  Professionals. The mission of the Carolinas PGA Special Awards Committee is to ascertain the most eligible winners in each of the annually awarded categories, which is accomplished by an enthusiastic commitment from each committee member afforded the responsibility of identifying and recognizing his or her peers as exceptional.

Several Carolinas PGA Professionals are awarded annually for their display of excellence in their profession, assume an ongoing commitment and devotion to progressing the game of golf and to preserving the integrity of the industry:

In November, the Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year was awarded to Marc Lapointe, PGA (Marc Lapointe Golf at Fort Mill Golf Club). Marc Lapointe, Director of Instruction at Marc Lapointe Golf, receives the Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year Award for his outstanding service as a golf instructor. Marc has made innovative contributions to golf instruction within the Section and, most recently, with the launch of his own golf academy. Since its launch in April 2015, he has made an incredible impact on various facilities and  has grown his teaching programs and  clinics ex ponentially for  juniors and  adults. In the last six months alone, he’s taught over 600 hours of private lessons. Previously, as the Director of Instruction a t the Dana Rader Golf  School, Marc  was responsible for  the  training and development of seven instructors and  one club fitter, where, on average, he conducted 1,400 lessons a year. Marc's efforts also earned him  a spot on  the North Carolina Best Teachers list by Golf Digest Magazine in 2013.

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About the Carolinas PGA Section
Established in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers' Association has grown to be the largest of the PGA's forty-one sections with almost 2,000 professional members. The Carolinas PGA Section embraces North and South Carolina, as well as a small portion of southern Virginia, with 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 golf­related 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. For more information, please visit  www.carolinas.pga.com. You can also find the Carolinas PGA on  Facebook, Twitter, lnstagram, Vine, Google+ and  YouTube.

Media Contact: Liz Muraski, Carolinas PGA, 336-298-2742, lmuroski@pgahq.com

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