BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Thirty South Florida PGA Professionals competed in the 9th Annual Senior/Super-Senior today on the West Course at Indian Spring Country Club this morning. The Senior-Super Senior Event is an 18 hole competition in which the front 9 holes were played in a four-ball stroke play format and the back 9 holes were played in a as a scramble. Teams were comprised of two South Florida PGA Professionals, one between the ages of 50-64 and other 65 or older. Taking home first place honors were defending champions Jerry Tucker and Chris Campbell of Stuart and Vero Beach as they fired an 11-under par 60 on their way to the podium. Finishing just one shot shy of the lead was the team of David Cunliffe and Peter Oakley as they carded 10 birdies to post 61. The South Florida PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf Michael McLellan, the entire staff as well as the membership at Indian Spring Country Club for hosting this year’s event. Also the South Florida PGA would like to recognize The PGA Tour for their supporting partnership. For the complete results click here.
The format for the Senior Series Event #1 hosted by Vineyards Country Club consisted of 36 PGA Professionals competing in a 18 hole individual stroke play competition featuring a four ball stroke play blind draw team competition as well. Steve Waugh, PGA carded nine birdies on his way to take home the hardware for the 18 hole stroke play competition edging out John Calabria, PGA and Ric Nalyd, PGA who both posted a six-under 66. In the four ball stroke play team competition, the team of Wes Smith, PGA and Steve Waugh, PGA combined for a ten-under 62 to win the team contest by a margin of two strokes over a three way tie for second place despite the wet conditions and one hour rain delay. In the 70 and over division, Wes Smith, PGA, Jim Jewell, PGA, and Byran Abbott, PGA all finished one under to split first place honors. The 50-69 age division competed under the OMEGA Senior Player of the Year point structure while the 70 and Over division played under the OMEGA Super Senior Player of the Year point structure. The South Florida PGA would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Vineyards Country Club for their outstanding course conditions and overall staff operations. The next stop for the 2016 Senior Series will be held at The Country Club of Coral Springs on August 15th. Click here to register today. Click Here for complete results.
The 2016 Nelson Cup Matches took place today on both the Miller and Soffer Courses at Turnberry Isle Miami. The Nelson Cup is a unique match play event in which the top 10 PGA Junior Professionals and 2 PGA Senior Professionals from each mainland Chapter of the South Florida Section compete against against one another in a Ryder Cup format. These individuals qualify based on their 2015 performance in Chapter events. In the morning Alternate Shot matches, the Southwest Chapter took an early lead edging out the Southeast Chapter, 25 ½ to 24. The team comprised of Jay Westerlund and David Kent earned a total of 5 ½ points for the Southwest Chapter along with the team of Mark Doss and Adam DeArmond in the Alternate Shot format. Firing back in the morning matches and representing the Southeast Chapter was the team comprised of Joe Kern and Tim Turpen earning 5 ½ points toward their chapter’s total, and Michael Valicenti and Derek Niszczak earning 6 points for the Southeast Chapter. In the afternoon Singles Matches on the Soffer Course, Marty Caifano from the Southern Chapter earned 6 points bringing his team total to 20. From the defending champion Southwest Chapter, John Calabria totaled 6 birdies in route to a routine 67, widening the Southwest Chapter lead from the morning matches. The Southeast squad was able to rally back from the morning with Alan Morin and Jamie Fordyce both earning 6 points toward their team total. After all teams had completed their matches, the Southwest Chapter finished just three points shy of retaining the cup as the Southeast Chapter took home the title. The final results were Southeast Chapter 72 ½,Southwest Chapter 69 ½, and the [...]