TEQUESTA, Fla. - The second season of the three-tournament Senior Series began at Turtle Creek Club on Thursday, July 13th. Having won the final Senior Series event in 2016, PGA Professional Mike San Filippo started right where he left off. San Filippo posted a 3-under-par 69 to finish atop the leaderboard by one stroke. His round included a four-hole stretch where he was 5-under-par. Click HERE for complete results. The 2017 Senior Series events are proudly supported by Global Golf Sales. The format consists of an 18-hole individual stroke play competition, featuring two separate age divisions (50-69 and 70+). There is a separate blind draw team four-ball stroke play contest and individual skins game. The 50-69 age division competed under the OMEGA Senior Player of the Year point structure while the 70 and Over division played under the Super Senior Player of the Year point structure. The South Florida PGA would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to PGA Head Golf Professional Joe Bostic at Turtle Creek Club and his staff for their support of this event. We would also like to recognize Steve Sponder and Global Golf Sales for their support with this year's Senior Series program. The next Senior Series event is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd at Hammock Bay in Naples.
PALM CITY, Fla. – The 10th annual Senior-Super Senior Championship was held today on the Golden Marsh course at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. Congratulations to the team of Rick Gomes, PGA and Fred Harkness, PGA who took home first place honors with a 10-under-par round 62. They carded a total of eight birdies and one eagle, which included a five-hole stretch of consecutive birdies. Finishing alone in second place and one stroke back was the team of Dennis Meyer, PGA and Jim Jewell, PGA with a round of 63. The Senior-Super Senior Championship is an 18-hole, two-person team competition in which 9-holes are played in a scramble format and the other 9-holes played in a four-ball stroke play format. Teams are comprised of two South Florida PGA Professionals; one between the ages of 50-64 and one 65 and older. A total of 42 South Florida PGA Professionals competed in this year's event, 21 total teams. The South Florida PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf Greg Lecker, golf course superintendent Edward Smith, the entire staff and the membership at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club for hosting this year’s event. We would also like to recognize the PGA Tour for their supporting partnership. For complete results click HERE.
FORT MYERS, Fla. – As the saying goes, it’s not how you start, but how you finish. It came down to the final two matches during the afternoon session and the Southeast Chapter professional team claimed a one-point victory in the 26th annual Nelson Cup matches held at The Verandah Club (Old Orange course) on Monday, April 24th. This event is conducted by the South Florida PGA Section and supported by TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth Golf. After falling behind by six points during the morning foursome matches, the Southeast Chapter was still behind this deficit with just two matches remaining in the afternoon single matches (three-ball format). Southeast Chapter team members Jerry Tucker, PGA and Alan Morin, PGA were in the final two groups and each earned six points in their matches to help claim the one-point victory. The Southeast Chapter, which stretches from Boca Raton to Vero Beach, edged the Southwest Chapter 67 to 66. The Southern Chapter was third with 29 points. The Southwest Chapter includes the Naples-Fort Myers area, while the Southern Chapter primarily includes Broward and Miami-Dade counties. This is the ninth win for the Southeast Chapter since the Nelson Cup matches began in 1992. The Southwest Chapter has 11 and the Southern Chapter has 3; in addition to three rain out years. On behalf of the South Florida PGA, we thank our event partner TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth Golf and Bill & Sandi Bishop for their continued support. The South Florida PGA would also like to recognize the Nelson family, all of the participating PGA Professionals for committing to play in such an exciting event and the Verandah Club for being such gracious hosts. For full match results, click here or view more information [...]