Chad Newton, Head Pro at Pinewood Country Club in Asheboro, N.C. was named 2013 Carolinas PGA Golf Professional of the Year. At 38 years old Chad becomes the youngest pro to ever win the award.
Newton’s ties to Edgefield are through his frequent visits to Recoleta Ranch on the west side of the county. When asked what he wanted to do in his downtime this winter after receiving his prestigious award, Newton said he wanted to “ride cutting and sorting horses with [my] good friends Eddie and Tracy Braxton at Recoleta Ranch.” Newton said spending time around cattle and horses clears his mind and represents his sanctuary away from golf. “I encourage anyone looking to become involved in the equine industry to call Eddie Braxton and utilize his expertise and professionalism.”