Local Children Participate in Golfing Fore Autism at GB Golf Center

Local Children Participate in Golfing Fore Autism at GB Golf CenterIn November 2010, the Autism Society of Broward started its Golfing Fore Autism program with 8 golfers meeting once a month. One year later at least 20 golfers along with their siblings meet every Friday night at GB Golf Center in Cooper City to learn the game!  This program teaches 65 different children each month.

Thanks to PGA Professional, Gary Braeseke for his dedication to this program. Click here to view the children in action!

Lost Ball

Lost Ball
A ball is deemed “lost” if:

a. It is not found or identified as his by the player within five minutes after the player’s side or his or their caddies have begun to search for it; or

b. The player has made a stroke at a provisional ball from the place where the original ball is likely to be or from a point nearer the hole than that place (see Rule 27-2b); or

c. The player has put another ball into play under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 27-1a); or

d. The player has put another ball into play because it is known or virtually certain that the ball, which has not been found, has been moved by an outside agency (see Rule 18-1), is in an obstruction (see Rule 24-3), is in an abnormal ground condition (see Rule 25-1c) or is in a water hazard (see Rule 26-1); or

e. The player has made a stroke at a substituted ball.

Time spent in playing a wrong ball is not counted in the five-minute period allowed for search.

Bill Scott of Boca Named 2011 SFPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year

Don Law Golf Improvement Center at Osprey Pointe’s PGA Director of Instruction Bill Scott has been named the 2011 South Florida PGA Junior Golf Leader.  This award is designed to pay recognition to a PGA golf professional who is a leader in junior golf, reflects the qualities and ideals of those who work with our nation’s youth, and provides opportunities and experiences for juniors to learn and play golf.

No stranger to receiving awards at the Chapter level, Bill was recognized as the 2006, 2007 and 2010 Southeast Chapter SFPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year, won the PGA President’s Council Award for five years, was named a US Kids Top 50 Golf Instructors in the U.S. for two years, and was listed in 2010 as one of PGA of America’s Play Golf America’s Top 100 Performers.

A PGA member since 1997, Bill Scott is passionate about volunteering and teaching juniors. With hundreds of hours, Bill volunteers time with PGA programs for juniors including Junior Golf Day, Free Lesson Month, Take your Child to the Golf Course Month, Play Golf America, Patriot Golf Day, and the Dennis Walters Show. Bill is very involved with the SFPGA on a Chapter level. He served as the Southeast Chapter’s Junior Golf Chairperson from 2004-2009, and currently serves as the Awards Committee Chairperson for the Chapter since 2008.

“I simply get involved in any and all programs that are available to promote the game of golf. True leadership and inspiration are shown through involvement in both professional and volunteer activities. Giving of yourself and your talents is one of the greatest gifts,” says Bill.

Bill’s passion for juniors is evident to all. Bill serves at junior tournaments as a PGA rules official. Bill donates free lessons to charities such as Multiple Sclerosis, Autism Speaks, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and more.

“I believe we as PGA Professionals are the leaders and role models in junior golf. I grew up in the game and can tell you the PGA Professionals involved in my childhood have had a profound effect in not only my golf game, but in my life and career. I will never forget my junior involvement in Chapter and Section Pro-Junior tournaments as a youngster and the impact it had on my growth as a golfer and an individual,” says Bill. “Teaching golf involves teaching life lessons. As a teacher to the youth, I make a point to teach them more than golf… I mentor them personally. To quote a student, ‘Coach Bill, you teach me more than just golf … you have taught me how to be a good friend.’

Bill Scott, along with the ten (10) other South Florida PGA Annual Award winners, will be recognized at the SFPGA Awards Night November 8th at Parkland Golf and Country Club.