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PGA Smiling Fore Life Plaque Presentation at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Hospital Center

Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center and The South Florida PGA unveiled a plaque on the wall in honor of the new indoor golf area on Wednesday January 18th. This new golf area has provided our PGA Professionals involved with our Smiling Fore Life program an area to take the patients during their visits, and also an opportunity for the patients to get out of their rooms when our PGA Professionals are not present. The indoor golf area imitates the green perfectly. Beautiful scenery of golf courses around the United States line the walls of the dedicated space. The floor mimics the grass on a golf course with grace. Plastic putters and tennis balls serve as equipment for the kids to learn and play. This dedicated area encourages kids to get out of their rooms, unplug from video games and enjoy movement and play. Allowing the children an opportunity to play, and even if it is just for a moment, take their minds off being in the hospital. Thank you to our wonderful PGA Professionals, Mike Jonges and Dave Pesacov, who volunteer their time every week to fill the room with laughter and high fives.   About the South Florida PGA Foundation The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education, scholarships and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,800 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf.   Hospital program providing a welcome distraction to young patients & families dealing with serious medical [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

South Florida PGA Junior Tour College Seminar

The South Florida PGA held its annual College Seminar on Thursday, January 12 at Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth. Topics discussed included NCAA rules and regulations, how to get noticed by college coaches, importance of academics, selecting the right school, PGA Golf Management University Program and the responsibility of parents of student athletes. Over 80 attendees included student athletes and their parents. Thank you to all the speakers who attended the seminar: Chris Hawley – Johnson & Wales University (Women’s Head Coach) Shannon Sykora – Barry University (Head Women’s Coach) Angelo Sands – Florida Atlantic University (Head Men’s Coach) Craig Watson, PGA – Palm Beach Atlantic University (Head Coach) Tara McKenna, PGA – PGA Golf Management University Program at Florida Gulf Coast University Maggie Will – Will 2 Golf Denise Jakows – Parent of Professional Golfers

By | January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Happy New Year from the SFPGA

2016 provided to be another great year in South Florida.  Thanks to all those who supported the Section, hosted our events, volunteered to help with our outreach programs, participated in events, and much more.  To view a short highlight video from 2016 click here.   As 2017 begins, we wish everyone a happy and healthy prosperous New Year!

By | January 1st, 2017|0 Comments