After months of waiting and anticipation, the South Florida PGA Foundation dedicated its fifth home to Habitat for Humanity with this build being held in conjunction with the Martin County affiliate. After breaking ground over ten months ago this beautiful new home is now complete just in time for the holidays. Countless South Florida PGA Professionals, friends and staff were onsite to celebrate alongside the deserving family. In an emotional ceremony, featuring various presentations from Habitat for Humanity staff members, the county commissioner, and numerous South Florida PGA Professionals, Tandra Islam and her family were given the keys to their very first home. During each dedication ceremony one member of the family is asked to speak to those in attendance. Tanjila, ten year old daughter of Tandra was the featured presenter on behalf of her family, and she wowed the crowd through her humor and gratitude. She expressed not only her mother’s joy for this home but the joy her and her brother have, as they now have a permanent place to sleep at night. Over the past six years, Tandra has struggled to provide her family with a safe home but not this holiday season. After the ribbon was cut and the keys were presented, the home was opened for everyone to see. Tanjila and her brother, six year old Safqaat showed everyone their new rooms and their yard where they plan to practice their soccer skills. “Ceremonies like the one today are extremely humbling; these projects provide all the members of the South Florida PGA an opportunity to give back to the local community. We are extremely fortunate to have had worked along such a wonderful family, and wish them [...]
On December 5th 100 individuals participated in the 5th Annual Quail Valley Pro-Am benefiting the South Florida PGA Foundation supported by Tire Kingdom, Fairway & Greene, Heritage Creations and JetSmarter. Individuals paired up in teams of two, comprised of one PGA Professional and one amateur to compete in a net and gross division stableford event. The low professional was PGA Professional, Adam Rainaud (41) who was also victorious in the gross division with his partner Gary Frazier (43). Winning the net division in a scorecard playoff was PGA Director of Golf at Grand Harbor Club, Joe Kern and his brother John (49). Through this event more than $5,000 was raised to help support the countless SFPGA Foundation programs conducted annually. Special thanks to the entire staff and membership at Quail Valley Golf Club including General Manager, Kevin Given and PGA Director of Golf, Don Meadows. To view images from the day visit our Facebook page by clicking here.
For the first time, the South Florida PGA Distinguished Service Award has been given to two deserving individuals in the south Florida community. Brendan Cunningham of Naples and Marty Price of Lake Worth have been honored as the first two recipients of this award for their volunteerism to the South Florida PGA and their love for the game of golf. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, in addition to integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf while helping to push forward the mission of the South Florida PGA. Both Brendan and Marty exemplify all of the characteristics outlined in the award description. Over the past 30 years between the two of them they have volunteered more than 2,000 hours to the SFPGA, assisting with starting at both the SFPGA Junior Tour and Section events. They are staples when it comes to Section events, and we are extremely grateful for their enthusiasm and desire to give back to the south Florida golf community. We congratulate both of them on a well deserved honored.