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.
ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Tour Championship presented by The Honda Classic was held on the Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. The invitation only field consisted of South Florida’s top junior golfers did not disappoint . Port St. Lucie native Fred Biondi posted an opening round 3-under-par 69 on the 6,900 yard Ryder Course to put himself two strokes clear of Palm City native Alex Vogelsong, Boca Raton native Michael Checo and Boca Raton native James Nieporte. The final provided a strong battle between Biondi and Vogelsong, two of South Florida’s top juniors. Biondi would open with a double bogey on the first hole, but was able to get it back with an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. Biondi would go on to make two more birdies and one bogey to shoot a 1-under-par 71. Vogelsong held steady through 9 holes, turning at even par on the round and still two strokes off Biondi’s lead. The saying of “tournaments are won on the back 9” proved to be true this weekend. Vogelsong birdied holes 10,11,14 and 17 to fire a final round 4-under-par 68 to capture the Tour Championship by one stroke over Biondi. Lake Worth native Alexa Pano and Parkland native Taylor Roberts each shot 1-under-par 71’s on Saturday to take an early lead in the girls division. Hallandale beach native Valeria Pacheco fired an opening round 4-over-par 76 to find herself five strokes off the lead. Pano would put together a solid round of 1-over-par 73 to capture the girls division by three strokes. Pacheco fired a final round 1-under-par 71 to finish in second place. Palm Beach native [...]
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.