ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge Event #5 at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. The tournament featured warm weather combined with a golf course in pristine condition. Palm City native Garret Giles is off to a great year after winning Challenge Event #3 and finishing in the top 10 at each of the events this season. Giles put on another impressive display this week in Port St. Lucie. Giles fired an opening round 2-over-par 74 on a narrow golf course with quick greens. Plantation native Jackson Kustin fired an opening round 4-over-par 76 to stay within striking distance of the lead. Giles remained steady during Thursday’s final round, firing a 4-over-par 76 to capture the overall boy’s title. Homestead native Anthony Amoroso took home the boy’s 13-15 age division, while Wellington native Louis Serrone took home the boy’s 16-18 age division. Port St. Lucie native Brianna Fitzpatrick took the opening round lead in the girls division and never looked back. Fitzpatrick fired an opening round 79 and followed it up with a final round 76 to capture the overall girl’s title. Port St. Lucie native Nicole Cee would take home the girl’s 13-15 age division, while Jupiter native Brianna Farrell took home the girl’s 16-18 age division. Nashawn Tyson is still riding his confidence after winning the South Florida Junior PGA Championship 9-12 age division. The North Palm Beach youngster fired rounds of 71-75 to take home the boy’s 11-12 age division. Weston native Gabriela Sierra took home the girl’s 11-12 age division after rounds of 83-80. Click HERE for Digital Results The SFPGA Junior Tour presented [...]
Naples, Fla. – This Wednesday, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the fifth Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at Quail Creek Country Club. A field size of 38 players aging from 9-18 competed on this beautiful Wednesday. After weeks of endless rain, the sun made its way out as 12 players brought home a win. Victor Herrera of Doral took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 4-over par 76. Pembroke Pines native Eric Nguyen took home the runner-up spot in the boys 9-10 age division with a 6-over par 78. Bonita Springs native Keegan McGinn and Sam Davey of Fort Lauderdale both captured the boys 11-12 age division with an 87. Davie native took home the boys 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 77. John Eric Weiss of Homestead took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with an 82. Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 81. Boca Raton native Kayla Bryant took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with an 83. Alessandra Tabora Lorenz of Weston and Boca Raton native Nicole Yugay both took home the girls 11-12 age division with a 90. Jupiter native Morgan Wade captured the girls 13-18 age division with a 92. Madison Elia of Boynton Beach took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with a 97. Boys 9-10 1 Victor Herrera Doral, FL 2024 38-38--76 +4 2 Eric Nguyen Pembroke Pines, FL 2024 36-42--78 +6 3 Jonathan Elter Naples, FL 2024 39-41--80 +8 4 Braden Miller Naples, Florida 2025 40-42--82 +10 Boys 11-12 T1 Sam Davey Fort Lauderdale, FL [...]
Annual Meeting/Education Seminar Success – Don Meadows, PGA Elected 20th President of the South Florida PGA
From Roger Mooney with Zurich to Brad Steele with the National Club Association, over 80 SFPGA Professionals had the opportunity to hear valuable information about risk management and regulatory issues relating to PGA members and their facilities. Roger provided those in the room with examples of real life situations that have occurred at local golf facilities, and how they have been handled, while Brad brought some humor to the room helping everyone und erstand how things happening in Washington DC affect the golf industry. Thanks to both of them for sharing their time and knowledge. Immediately following the seminar, the Annual Meeting of the Membership was held with over 200 in attendance. During the meeting PGA Professional Don Meadows was elected as the 20th President of the South Florida PGA. Meadows is the Director of Golf at Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach and previously served as Secretary of the Association from 2013-2015 and Vice President from 2015-2017. Thank you to our other officers as they start their new role; Mark VanDyck, Honorary President, Karl Bublitz, Vice President, and newly elected Secretary, Scott Kirkwood. Thanks to Weston Hills Country Club and PGA General Manager, Jason Waters hosting the event, and thanks to all those who attended.