Supported by PXG and Orange Whip Trainer, the 2017 Annual Teaching Symposium was a great success! This two day annual seminar featured the following speakers who came from near and far to speak to over 110 South Florida PGA members and apprentices. Dr. David Cook Ed Ibarguen, PGA Joe Hallet, PGA Jerry Tucker, PGA Don Law, PGA & Kenny Leech Mark Durland, PGA Each presenter provided valuable content, with the goal of helping those in the room grow as instructors and golf professionals. Topics discussed included teaching juniors, and the importance of them to the growth of the game. Putting techniques that will help enhance your students skills. The mental game, and how it plays a large role in the succe ss of a golfer. Along with the importance of relationships and the framework for why PGA Professionals do what they do. From start to finish, they provided engaging content creating a dynamic atmosphere. Special thanks to all those who made the event possible, including Section Education Chairperson, Kevin Compare. Stay tuned for upcoming seminars and information regarding the 2018 Teaching Symposium!
ATLANTIS, FL - The South Florida PGA reclaimed the Challenge Cup this week at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando. This year marked the 37th year that South Florida PGA Professionals have taken on North Florida PGA Professionals in the annual Challenge Cup matches. This years South Florida team was comprised of PGA Professionals; Steve Delaney, Andrew Filbert, Dan Heaslip, Chris Kaufman, Justin McCarraher, Mark Mielke, Alan Morin, Nick Pincket, Patrick Rada, Adam Scrimenti, Tim Turpen and Mike Valicenti and was captained by Steve Waugh. South Florida was able to clinch the title 13 ½ to 10 ½. In the history of the matches, South Florida has been victorious 24 times, North Florida has claimed 11 titles and two have been halved. Special thanks to FootJoy for outfitting the South Florida team and to Belding Golf Bags for providing personalized bags to all team members! For complete results click here.
The 2017 Challenge Cup matches are now underway at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando. This year's South Florida team is captained by Steve Waugh and includes: Steve Delaney, Andrew Filbert, Dan Heaslip, Chris Kaufman, Justin McCarraher, Mark Mielke, Alan Morin, Nick Pincket, Patrick Rada, Adam Scrimenti, Tim Turpen and Mike Valicenti. The matches will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17th and 18th against the twelve man team from the North Florida PGA. Special thanks to FootJoy and Belding Golf Bags for their support of this year's team. To follow along with live scoring click here.