Today golf industry leaders will meet in Tallahassee at the State Capitol for Florida Golf Day. Florida Golf Day is a partnership of leading organizations representing all divisions of the golf industry in Florida. Golf’s direct economic impact in Florida is approximately $8.2 billion a year and supports over 132,000 jobs. Florida is home to over 1,000 golf courses making it the most in the country. The growth of the game in Florida is tremendous, bringing thousands of visitors to Florida every year. The direct impact has led to more jobs and economic development. During Florida Golf Day, top representatives of Florida’s golf industry throughout Florida while share information about the game’s economic impact, as well as its youth development programs, sustainability practices and environmental benefits. In the South Florida Section, we have seen a direct impact on the community and continue to see growth in participation year to year. Participating organizations include Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), Florida Chapter of CMAA, Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, Florida Historic Golf Trail, Florida State Golf Association, Golf Channel, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, LPGA, National Golf Course Owners Association, National Golf Foundation, North and South Florida Sections of the PGA of America, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The First Tee, USGA, World Golf Foundation and World Golf Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.golf2020.com.
The South Florida PGA Foundation will kick off its sixth Habitat for Humanity home build in Miami on June 1st. Partnering with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, the South Florida PGA Foundation will help build a home for Kyrece Massie, a Public Service Aide for the City of Miami Police Department, and her two year old son Kirby. Massie assists officers and the general public on a daily basis, making a difference in the community. She has worked with the Miami Police Department for the past four years. As a Miami native, Massie is thrilled to provide a new home for her son with a yard and his own room to grow up in. As the presenting partner of this home, The South Florida PGA Foundation will donate $50,000 in addition to providing countless volunteer hours to help build the home for Kyrece and her son. PGA Professionals, friends and family will perform tasks including but not limited to; installing windows, hanging drywall and painting. Kyrece has already been working sweat equity hours on other family’s homes in preparation for completing her hours on her own home. The first volunteer day for local PGA Professionals will be June 1st. To get involved with this Habitat for Humanity home build, please contact Meredith Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities for this home build. About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is a Christian ministry that transforms lives and communities by providing low-income families with affordable home ownership opportunities. About the South Florida PGA Foundation The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, [...]
This week Alan Morin, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Falls Country Club in Lake Worth will compete in the 2017 Puerto Rico Open at Cocoa Beach Golf & Country Club. Morin earned a spot in the tournament by winning the SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship for a record fifth time. He won by three shots firing a three day total of 10-under 206 at Wyndemere Country Club and Quail Creek Country Club. Morin also won the 2016 South Florida PGA OMEGA Player of the Year, a title he has been named nine times. We wish Alan the best of luck; click here to follow his progress throughout the tournament.