Carolinas PGA Section Moving to Grande Dunes

Carolinas PGA Section of the PGA, the largest of the PGA of America's 41 sections with almost 2,000 members, will be relocating from Little River, S.C., to Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach on November 15. The move comes as part of the section's contractual agreement with Loris Health Care to find 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 will serve the temporary needs of the section. It offers approximately 5,200 square feet of space for staff and storage. During the move officials estimate there will be only one day of down time, Monday, November 17.

"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 Healthcare plans to break ground on new medical and office facilities in the next few months.

The Section's new address: 8820 Marina Parkway Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. New phone and fax numbers will be made available soon.

Established in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section embraces North and South Carolina as well as a small portion of southern Virginia, representing more than 800 golf facilities. For additional information, call Kate Anderson, Media and Promotions Manager, at 843/399-2742. For more information, visit