Coastal-Capital Region Meeting

Event Date:

Coastal-Capital Region

Event Location:
North Ridge Country Club

Coastal-Capital Region Meeting


"Lessons Learned" 


Tuesday, October 23rd 

North Ridge Country Club
6612 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Program Speakers:   
William Scott Kirkland, PGA 
Director of Golf
A North Carolina native, Scott has been a member of the NRCC Team for the past 16 years. As the Director of Golf, Scott is able to convert his passion for golf into a world class golfing experience for our members. As a PGA Member, Scott brings more than 20 years of experience in the golf industry to North Ridge. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Anne and daughter Laine.      

Ben Blalock, PGA
Director of Instruction
Ben Blalock joined the staff of North Ridge Country Club on April 1, 2018. A PGA member since 2009, he has served as the Director of Instruction at Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island since 2013. Since arriving to that post, he has taught thousands of individual lessons, organized and executed hundreds of clinics and golf schools, and served as a member of his chapter’s education committee. Additionally, he has completed professional certification programs including US Kids Golf, TPI and the PGA’s Certification in Instruction.

In 2017, he received his first nomination for the Carolinas PGA Section’s Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2016, was named the Best Golf Professional by the Island Packet Newspaper in Beaufort County.

Prior to arriving at Long Cove, he traveled the country as a PGA apprentice and member professional. From 2007 to 2009, he apprenticed at Sea Island Golf Club in coastal Georgia, where he laid the early ground work for becoming a Director of Instruction by observing lessons taught by Todd Anderson, Jack Lumpkin, Mike Shannon and Gale Peterson every Monday during his apprenticeship. Following those formative years, he went on to spend time at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio before returning to coastal Georgia to become First Assistant Professional at Frederica Golf Club. Later, he moved his family to the Washington, D.C. area where he became First Assistant Professional at the historic Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD. This position was followed by his first post as a Head Golf Professional, this time in Cleveland, Tennessee. 

Currently, he is working to complete his PGA Master Professional certification which will conclude in 2018. This achievement will place him within a category of professionals that represents only about 10% of members of the PGA of America.

Ben brings passion and energy for coaching and instructing golfers of every age and skill level. He has had success lowering the handicaps of club members and inspiring young golfers to achieve their dreams within the game. When appropriate, he incorporates the latest technology and technique theory into his coaching. He has several years of experience using the Trackman launch monitor to teach his players how to improve their swings and to fit them into clubs that set them up for success.  

Program Summary: 
Our pros will share their experiences in building a Learning Center AND a program around this facility.   Learn what it takes to gain buy in from your members to build and grow a successful program.  
We will have an opportunity to test out the state-of-the-art swing analysis programs and see just what this data can do for your members.

Program Schedule:

Meeting/Coffee - 9:30am
Learning Center - 10:00am 
Following that will be lunch and a club tour 

*If you have any dietary needs or special requests, please inform upon registration

Program Fee: 
$20 (checks payable to North Ridge Country Club)

Golf attire or business casual.  Collared Shirts.  No shorts.  No denim.  Big smiles required. 


Courtney Seter/ Coastal-Capital Region Co-Chair
Phone: (303) 907-5464

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