ATLANTIS, FL - Today the South Florida PGA Foundation proudly dedicated its 6th home to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. Seven years ago the South Florida PGA Foundation Board of Directors set a goal to build a home in every county within the boundaries of the Section, and today the Foundation is one step closer to achieving that goal. With a mission to impact more lives throughout the south Florida community, Habitat for Humanity affords the Foundation and all the members of the South Florida PGA with an opportunity to do just that. Through each build, the Foundation not only makes a momentary contribution to the Habitat affiliate, but they also volunteer countless hours to help build the home. On June 1st, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, the Foundation began work on Kyrece Massie’s home for her and her 2 year old son Kirby. Over the course of the last eight weeks, more than twenty PGA Professionals and staff volunteered over 300 hours to help build this home. Today Foundation President, Tom Wildenhaus was able to stand alongside Kyrece as a new home owner! "I am just so thankful for all the support and help everyone provided over the past 10 months" says Kyrece. "Working alongside the families who receive homes through Habitat is truly been an honor," said Tom Wildenhaus, PGA. "Having the ability to get to know each of them throughout the process, and help them achieve their ultimate goal of homeownership is extremely rewarding for all of us involved. We look forward to many more dedications in the near future, and congratulate Kyrece and Kirby on their new home!" For more details about the [...]
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Michael Kartrude and Ryan Fountain of The Bear’s Club were able to take home the title Friday at Old Marsh Golf Club when they fired a 61 (-11) to win the 38th annual National Car Rental South Florida PGA Pro-Scratch Championship presented by Argolf and supported by Bushnell Golf and the Golf Scoreboard Company. Kartrude, is a PGA Apprentice/Assistant Golf Professional at The Bear’s Club. This marked Kartrude’s second South Florida PGA victory, in 2016 he was crowned champion of the E-Z-GO South Florida Open at Bonita Bay Club. Fountain, a native of Lake Worth and Kartrude proved to a solid team today, edging out their nearest competitors by 1 shot. Falling just one shot short of The Bear’s Club duo was Corey Henry and Ryan Crowley of Country Club of Coral Springs and Andrew Golden and Carlos Lara of Weston Hills Country Club. Unfortunately due to inclement weather late in the day, ten teams of the eighty teams who teed off were unable to complete their eighteen hole stipulated round. Presented by National Car Rental and Argolf, the Pro-Scratch drew 80 twosomes playing a four-ball stroke play (better ball) format. Click here to view complete results.
BOYNTON BEACH (July 24, 2017) – No matter the format, the team of Alan Morin and Brian Peaper were making plenty of birdies Monday without sniffing a bogey. They combined to shoot an 11-under 61 to win the Yamaha Junior-Senior Championship at Hunter’s Run Golf and Racquet Club. Each team plays six holes of best ball, alternate shot and scramble. “We played really well,” said Peaper, the PGA Director of Golf at Lost Tree Club. “Every time I need to make a putt, I made it. Every time he needed to make a putt, he made it. We hit it close and never got in any trouble. It’s hard to go that low in that format – alternate shot is pretty tough.” This is the first time Peaper, 57, and Morin, 48, have played together. Morin used to work for Peaper when Peaper was PGA Head Golf Professional at Cypress Links. “We were never close to making a bogey in either format, and not having that kind of stress is important in a tournament like this,” said Morin, an Assistant PGA Professional at the Falls of the Palm Beaches. “It was a good team 61.” Morin and Peaper won by two shots over the teams of David Kent-Chris Kaufman and Colin Amaral-Kevin Morris. Peaper previously won this event in 2011 with Jason Hrynkiw, and Morin won with Danny St. Louis in 2005. Tied for fourth with 8-under 64's were the teams of Rob Lenkey-Michael O’Brien and Sean Balliet-Dennis Meyer The two-time defending champion team of Justin Bertsch and Gene Fieger of Naples tied for 17th with a 68. The Yamaha Junior-Senior Championship, staged by the South Florida PGA, was supported by Ahead, Cutter & Buck, [...]