Today, fifty-one South Florida PGA Professionals volunteered their time to walk in the Honda Classic Cares Pro-Am. They walked alongside the PGA Tour Players and the amateurs in the group to serve as Pace of Place Ambassadors. This marked the eleventh year the South Florida PGA and the Honda Classic offered this opportunity to PGA Professionals. The Honda Classic is the presenting partner of the South Florida PGA Junior Tours. Thank you to Marty Price and all the PGA Professionals who volunteered their time for the event: Mark Beaulieu, Warren Bottke, Stefan Brunt, Santos Caceres, Matt Caister, Mark Cammarene, Artie Carlson, Jack Carney, Steve Clawson, Bob Coman, David Comstock, James Cook, Chris David, Tommy Durick, Sean Fairholm, David Flinn, Jamie Fordyce, Greg Gardner, John Gardner, Dan Halverson, Rick Heard, Eric Hengstenberg, Jose Hernandez, Mac Hood, Steve Jablonowski, Dan James, Mike Jonges, Robert Lane, Don Law, Todd Leckrone, Stephen Limpach, John Lubin, Mike McLellan, Mike Melton, Chase Minnick, Bela Nagy, Chet Nowak, Mike Ortega, Desiderio Pal, Kevin Perkins, Bobby Petelinkar, Bob Purcell, Tom Regan, Rick Saunders, Cody Sinkler, Charles Smid, Ken Smythe, Michael Valicenti, John Vicker and Eddie Walsh
This week Alan Morin, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches will compete in the 2017 Honda Classic. This will be Morin’s ninth start in the Honda Classic, in which he has made the cut three times (2008, 2007 and 2003). Morin received an exemption into The Honda Classic as a result of winning the 2016 South Florida PGA OMEGA Player of the Year point’s race. Morin had an outstanding 2016 season, earning him 1,018 points in the OMEGA Player of the Year Race. Morin has been named South Florida PGA Player of the Year nine times. With an impressive finish to his season, Morin was victorious at two of the South Florida PGA’s major championships: South Florida PGA National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship and the South Florida PGA Professional Championship/Section Championship. Additionally, he placed 2nd at the Florida Open Championship in July. Morin competed in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, where he finished T36. He also participated in the 2016 National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla where he finished T8. With his victory at last year’s South Florida PGA Professional Championship/Section Championship, Morin will earn a spot in the 2017 Puerto Rico Open. Morin will tee off on Thursday at 1:25 PM off #10. We wish Alan the best of luck; click here to follow his progress throughout the tournament.
Sunday, February 19th South Florida PGA Professionals Will Lust and Dave Pesacov spent the afternoon growing the game at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens during the Jupiter Medical Center Annual Wellness Fair. Over 40 children and adults received free instruction along with information about local golf programming available from them to get involved in.