The brother-and-sister team of Lee Rinker, PGA Director of Golf at Emerald Dunes Golf Club, and Laurie Rinker Graham, SFPGA Life Member have combined to win the South Florida PGA Section’s 35th annual Yamaha/Callaway Pro-Pro Championship played on two northern Palm Beach County courses. They had four-ball stroke play scores of 62 on Wednesday at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter and 63 on Thursday at the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach. At 125, they finished four strokes ahead of Eric Veilleux and Michael Kartrude of The Bear’s Club, the runners up with 66-63—129. It was the 20th SFPGA victory since 2002 for Lee Rinker, including the fifth Pro-Pro title with a fourth different partner. They received $4,463.53 from the main purse and another $1,210 from an optional bonus pool. The tournament, which drew 104 teams, was sponsored by Yamaha and Callaway with support from Callaway Apparel, Global Golf Sales, GolfBuddy, Golf Scorecard Inc., Hole-in-One USA and PTE Golf. To view complete results click here.
On Monday, August 22nd, PGA Professionals from across the section attended the Summer Education Seminar at Broken Sound Club – Old Course which featured Dr. Rick Jensen. Jensen is the founder of the Dr. Rick Jensen’s Performance Center and a nationally recognized performance consultant and sport psychologist. The seminar began with Jensen discussing how to “take your golf instruction to the next level”. The seminar focused on Jensen’s Four Steps to Mastery. He went into detail of all four steps and gave specific examples for the attendees to use with their own students. Before lunch, the seminar took to the driving range where PGA Professionals broke into two-person teams and learned how to apply Jensen’s Four Steps to Mastery. PGA Professionals acted as both the student and the teacher to gain a better understanding of each step. After lunch, the seminar concluded with Dr. Jensen discussing the business of coaching golf with effective coaching models and fee structures. Jensen wrapped up with examples of best practices and briefly described some of his experience with sport psychology. Thank you to Dr. Rick Jensen for sharing his time and knowledge with the South Florida PGA Professionals.
ATLANTIS, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the eighth Prep Tour Event at Sandridge Golf Club. This event featured a field of 51 players aging from 9-16 years old. With a demanding course but great weather conditions, seven individuals went home with a win. Brett Moore of Hollywood took home the boys 9-10 age division with an impressive 4-under 68. Boca Raton native Bryce Wylie took runner-up for the boys 9-10 age division with a 2-over par 74. Alex Heard of Boca Raton took home the boys 11-12 age division with 4-over par 76. Parkland native Devan Chahal was runner-up in the boys 11-12 age division with an 81. Ryan Renz of Tequesta won the boys 13-15 age division with an 80. Palm City native Marcus Calabria was the runner-up for the boys 13-15 age division with an 83. James Lo of Pompano Beach captured the boys 16-18 age division with an 85. Vero Beach native Nathan Schneider was the runner-up for the boys 16-18 age division with an 86. Polina Anisimov of Port St. Lucie captured the girls 9-10 age division in a scorecard playoff with an 86. Weston native Gabriella Sierra took home the runner-up spot in girls 9-10 age division with an 86. Angelica Holman of Fort Pierce captured the girls 11-12 age division with an 87. Sierra Studer of Naples won the girls 13-15 age division in a scorecard playoff with a 93. Palm Beach Gardens native Bridget Forgatch took home runner-up in girls 13-15 age division with a 93. Click here for full results. The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is proudly presented by The Honda Classic and supported [...]