ATLANTIS, FL - Ten PGA Professionals and thirty-nine amateurs traveled to Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina this week for the 2017 South Florida PGA Travel Pro-Am supported by Linksoul. Unfortunately due to the impact Hurricane Irma had on the Section, many of those who had planned to travel were unable to do so. Those who attended had the opportunity to play some of the greatest golf courses in the nation, including Pinehurst No. 2, host to many US Open Championships. All of the teams who participated competed in a three round event on courses No. 4, 8 and 2. The format was adjusted daily featuring the following formats: one net / one gross (90% handicap), two best net (80%) and one best net (90%). The overall team champions for the event firing a three day total of 318 was the group from The Breakers Rees Jones Course comprised of PGA Professional Danny St. Louis and amateurs Harry Sargeant IV, Len Martling and Geoff Lofstead. Along with the team from The Breakers, our low professional for the week was West Bay Clubs PGA Assistant Golf Professional Nick Dwyer who shot an impressive 224 on three very difficult golf courses. To view complete results from the week click here. Thanks to all those who made the trip and congratulations to our champions!
DELRAY BEACH, Fla: Patrick Rada, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at McArthur Golf Club captured his third title of the summer by claiming victory at the sixth annual Global Golf Sales Cup with a score of +12 quota points (63). The event was hosted at Addison Reserve Country Club (Redemption and Salvation Courses) in Delray Beach on Friday, August 25th. The Global Golf Sales Cup is a stableford event with each player being assigned a point quota. The players point quota was determined by their stroke average from the 2017 playing season. The number of stableford points accumulated for the round was subtracted from the point quota leaving the player with either a positive or negative score for the event. The goal is to have a positive (+) score. Heading into the round, Rada had a point quota of 42. When the day was over he had accumulated 54 stableford points by making seven birdies and one eagle during his round. Coming in a tie for second place were Jerry Impellittiere, Brian Zeigler and Colin Amaral all obtaining +9 quota points. All those who participated in the event were awarded prize money. In addition to supporting the event, Steve Sponder of Global Golf Sales conducted a Closest-to-the-Hole contest on #8 of the Redemption Course, with payouts to the first and second place finishes. Colin Amaral from Boca Rio was the overall winner finishing 1’-3” from the hole. Brian Ziegler was second at 2’-7”. Special thanks to Steve Sponder of Global Golf Sales for his continued support of Section activities and the tremendous success of this season ending event. We would also like to recognize and thank Karen Sharmen-Lavin and Kevin Baldizar, co-PGA Director of Golfs at [...]