Ken McMaster, PGA Director of Golf at Miromar Lakes Golf Club, is the winner of the 2016 Bill Strausbaugh Award, which acknowledges a PGA Professional’s outstanding display of integrity, character and leadership in their commitment towards mentoring others within the Association. McMaster has shown his commitment to upholding the values of the PGA of America and mentoring younger members and apprentices throughout his career. He is committed to building relationships and helping other PGA Professionals grow and learn from his experiences. McMasters approach to mentorship is to “serve others and help them achieve their goals.” Ultimately his overall goal is to teach those he mentors so that one day they will be able to mentor others themselves. “Mentoring younger PGA Members, students and interns is the greatest contribution I can offer the PGA in an effort to leave our association in a better state than I found it,” says McMaster. While at Miromar Lakes, he has mentored numerous FGCU students, including his current Head Golf Professional, Kyle Mills. McMaster hired Mills when he was a freshman at FGCU and has mentored him to become the PGA Professional he is today. In addition to Mills, Ken works closely with the rest of his staff to help them obtain their professional goals and develop them as golf professionals. The Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on November 15th at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. Click here to register for the event.
ATLANTIS, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the final Prep Tour Event of the 2016 season at the Country Club of Coral Springs. This event featured a field of 51 players aging from 9-18 years old. With amazing weather conditions the juniors rounded out the season by making memories, enjoying the game, and closed out the day with great food. Brett Moore of Hollywood took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 9-over par 80.Pembroke Pines native Eric Nguyen took runner-up for the boys 9-10 age division with a 10-over par 81. Jack Kentowski of Boca Raton took home the boys 11-12 age division with a 10-over par 81. Boca Raton native Jack Flittner was runner-up in the boys 11-12 age division with an 82. Zachary Mize of Loxahachtee captured the boys 13-15 age division with a 2-over par 73. Parkland native Devan Chahal was the runner-up in the boys 13-15 age division with a 7-over par 78. Nicholas Yi of Boca Raton captured the boys 16-18 age division with a 96. Palm City native Cooper Carmody was the runner-up for the boys 16-18 age division with a 97. Alejandra Castillo of Wellington captured the girls 9-10 age division with a 10-over par 81. Weston native Alessandra Tabora-Lorenz took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with an 84. Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 11-12 age division with an 82. Coral Springs native Madison Lenard took home runner-up in the girls 11-12 with a 98. Angelica Holman of Fort Pierce won the girls 13-15 age division in a scorecard playoff with an 84. Palm Beach Gardens native Bridget [...]
The final Senior Series event in 2016 was contested at The Breakers Rees Jones Course on October 20. The format consisted of 31 PGA Professionals competing in an 18-hole individual stroke play competition, featuring a blind draw team four ball stroke play competition. PGA Professional Mike San Filippo posted a 7-under-par 65 to finish atop the leaderboard. In the four ball stroke play team competition, the team of Danny St. Louis, PGA and Fred Harkness, PGA combined for a 9-under-par 63 to win the team contest by one stroke. 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 OMEGA 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 Danny St. Louis at The Breakers Rees Jones Course and his staff for their support of this event. Click here for complete results.