On Thursday December 9th the CGA presented Dawson County's Sheriff Jeff Johnson and Sergeant Randy Harkness with a contribution to their annual Shop with a Cop Christmas fundraiser. Through your generosity along with the Chestatee community and local business owners we were able to contribute an outstanding donation of $10,000.
These funds go directly to helping under privileged kids and their families in Dawson County have a brighter Christmas. As Sheriff Johnson noted it is heart warming to see how many of these kids actually choose to buy gifts for not themselves but other siblings and family members.
This year's campaign resulted in an increase of over 60% percent from last year! Thank you for your continued generosity to this important cause. May you all have a happy, healthy, and blessed holiday season!
Congratulations to Rob Schultz for capping off an outstanding season and capturing the CGA's Champion Golfer of the Year award. Rob shot a net 1 over par for the round allowing him to hold off the field in the Fedex Cup style playoff. Congratulations Rob on a season well played!
Congratulations to the Buccaneers (no not those Buccaneers) of Trip Story, Rick Moreland, Herb Buck, and Ed Dietzel who shot a whopping +37 points over their quota to win the Putt Pirate tourney & take home 100 doubloons each for their victory.
The day was filled with some truly great golf. Out of all 9 teams, not one team failed to miss their quota with the lowest score being +14 over their number. Three players were under par for the day led by Phil Adams 68 (-3). Herb Buck led the field at +15 over his number almost doubling what his quota was. Out of a field of 36 golfers, not one single player failed to make their quota of points. Well played all!!
Congratulations to Team Glanzer for an impressive win in our 2nd annual CGA Cup. The final score was 31.5 for Team Glanzer vs. 20.5 for Team Hardesty.
Also congratulations to Phil Johnson and Blake Palmer for an exceptional singles match on Saturday to cap off the two days. Phil won the match 2up shooting 66 with 7 birdies while Blake fired a 9 under 62 featuring an eagle on number 10 after reaching the green from 284 yards out to 10 feet. Well done guys!
Our 2021 CGA Championship is in the books.
Congratulations to our Low Gross Champion Phil Johnson who finished the championship at -1 and to our Low Net Champion Selwyn Glanzer with a two day total of -6. Well done gentlemen.
Also congratulations to our four net flight winners, Randy Johnson, Kelvin Brents, Steve White, and not pictured, Joe Kennedy.
Steve Laney takes home the CGA 2021 Match Play Championship. In a rare father/son finale it was the father closing out the son with an impressive eagle on number 16 from about five feet to win 4 & 2.
Will it be youth and skill or old age and treachery that walks away with the CGA 2021 Match Play Championship? Come follow the match on the course as Mike Laney takes on Steve Laney in a father/son matchup to determine our match play champion.
** Edit -- weather halted the match after just one hole on July 9th so the match will be rescheduled and we'll advise everyone once we know the new date.
The note to the left is from Bill Kimball's wife Janice thanking the entire CGA membership for our generosity. Our donation from the 50/50 raffle after the Individual Stableford and from other individual contributions came to a total of $1,200.00.
Thank you to all who contributed!
Our first actual tournament and post-tournament party of the year is in the books. Congratulations to flight winners: Mike Laney, Trip Story, Jay Mathes, Chuck Seets, Rob Schultz, and Bill Bombardier(not pictured). The overall champ was Rob Schultz who won in a scorecard playoff over Bill Bombardier; both gentlemen were +8 over their quota.
Many thanks to Jay Mathes for his culinary skills in providing the low country boil for the post-tournament social for roughly 80 people.
"100" and "golf" are two things that generally don't go well together however, with the CGA it's a pretty special thing. With the addition of Sean McDowell this week, our membership hit the 100 mark! Even with some of our past members moving away and leaving the CGA we've seen a 20% increase in our membership from last year.
Please keep spreading the word to friends and neighbors; a growing membership is essential for a thriving golf association. We'll do our part to ensure we give you the best tournament, and post tournament experience possible.
Announcing the CGA Hole-in-One Club
Join today to become a member of the CGA Hole-in-One Club for any ace recorded at Chestatee. Open to any CGA member and membership ($10.00) is voluntary. We currently have 50 golfers as of April so that would be a potential payout of $500.00. Each time a hole-in-one is paid, everyone re-antes another $10.00 towards the next hole-in-one.
For full rules/details and to join, click the button below.
The Georgia State Golf Association sponsors a wonderful program called GSGA Adaptive Golf. It is a program that many have heard of as “wounded warriors” but this program is for anyone who has a disability of any type. For more information, visit their newly designed GSGA Adaptive Golf webpage. But for now, they have a need that our organization might be able to help with. If you have some slightly used sets of clubs in your basement, the CGA will be collecting them and will get them to the proper people at the GSGA. Please keep in mind that a vet does not need a set of clubs that is so old that they will be embarrassed to use them. We want them to be proud of the clubs they take to the course.
Golf Clubs Needed: 'Sets for Vets' Donation Initiative!
The need for experienced "sets of clubs" (and sometimes various equipment - bags, accessories, golf shoes) to be re-purposed for participants in recovery who are new to the game is an on-going need. We prefer equipment within the last 10-year manufacturing window as technology changes so rapidly, however, there are exceptions so please don't hesitate to contact us, share pictures of your items, etc.
By the way, the most common problem that these vets are dealing with is PTSD. Seeing an amputee swing a golf club is inspiring, but establishing a relationship with someone who is struggling mentally creates an exchange of friendship that the vet might not otherwise enjoy. If you would like to volunteer, the Adaptive Golf Program is held at Achasta every third Thursday. Thank you for your consideration.