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DeArmond, PGA / Den & Peaper, PGA / O’Reilly Capture Titles at Club Car Pro-Official Presented by Earth Networks

NAPLES (April 12, 2017) – Adam DeArmond and Larry Den used local knowledge to help them win the South Florida PGA Club Car Pro-Official Presented by Earth Networks at Fiddlesticks Country Club. DeArmond, PGA Assistant Professional at Fiddlesticks, and Den, a board member at the club, combined for a 10-under net 62 on the Long Mean course and finished tied with Reed Kleintop and Tim Young of Highland Woods Golf & Country Club. DeArmond and Den won in a scorecard match based on their lower back nine (7-under 29 to 3-under 33). “It was a day of adversity,” DeArmond said. “We started out sluggishly, making a team bogey on our second hole. The key moment came when Larry chipped in for net eagle on the 15th hole. “We started making birdies left and right. We were 9-under on our last 11 holes. It was a good, fun day.” Kleintop, PGA Head Golf Professional at Highland Woods in Bonita Springs, and Young combined to make eight birdies and an eagle in a nine-hole stretch. But they made just one birdie on their last nine holes. In addition to DeArmond, PGA and Den, Brian Peaper, PGA Head Golf Professional at Lost Tree Club and Biff O'Reilly were victorious in the gross division firing a 6-under 66 to capture first place. The tournament teams a PGA Professional with an official or board member from their club. It attracted 42 teams. The South Florida PGA Club Car Pro-Official is Presented by Earth Networks and supported by Birdie Box, Chase54 and DLL. To view complete results click here.

By | 2017-04-17T13:54:14+00:00 April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Who’s New in the South Florida Section

This year the South Florida PGA will be highlighting one new member each month through a new member spotlight! This month we would like to welcome Joshua Lowder, PGA to the South Florida PGA. Joshua is one of the PGA Assistant Golf Professionals at Trump National Doral in Miami. Elected to membership this past March, Joshua was born in China Grove, North Carolina. How I got involved with golf: As a kid, my grandfather was the only golfer in my family. He would take me out to play a round once a week each summer during summer break from school. The time I spent with him on the course is what sparked my love for the game and I have been playing ever since.   When I decided to be a PGA member: I began college as an engineering undergrad and a few semesters in I realized I didn’t have the desire to sit behind a desk all day and look at a computer. This is when I came to the realization that I wanted to do something that I could enjoy for the rest of my life. While looking through all of the career opportunities at NC State, I came upon the PGA Golf Management program and knew right then that golf was my future and I could build my career around the game I love. My favorite playing memory: My favorite golf memory is from a few years back while home for summer from NC State. I had just been accepted into the PGM program and was working at a local club back home. I was able to get my two (older) brothers and my grandfather together for a round of golf at [...]

By | 2017-04-17T13:54:14+00:00 April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Golf’s Charitable Impact

GOLF 20/20 – a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the U.S. golf industry – recently announced details about the game’s $3.9 billion annual charitable impact with more golf facilities than ever (12,700) hosting an event in 2016. According to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation (NGF), golf as a fundraising vehicle includes an estimated: 12,700 golf facilities (84 percent of U.S. total, 8 percent increase from 2011) 143,000 events 12 million participants $26,400 average per function 1 percent of all U.S. charitable giving (totaled $373 billion in 2015) “Charity is at the heart of the U.S. golf industry," says Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation, administrator of GOLF 20/20. “Golf is a key driver for charitable giving and takes pride in hosting charitable events to improve millions of lives through causes that are mostly unrelated to golf.” Most common charitable golf event beneficiaries include health, youth, education and cultural groups nationally, regionally and locally.   Here is south Florida we annually conduct four fund raising events to help support the various initiatives of the South Florida PGA Foundation.  In addition to our Foundation events, we realize so many of our facilities conduct countless events for other charities annually, and we thank you all for helping to change more lives through the game of golf.  For more information: golf2020.com or click here for details about the South Florida PGA Foundation.

By | 2017-04-17T13:54:14+00:00 March 31st, 2017|0 Comments
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