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Madsen To Compete in US Senior Open

South Florida PGA Life Member Steve Madsen will compete in the Senior US Open at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, California this week. He qualified at Trump International Golf Club on May 28th by shooting a 73. Madsen, a Jupiter native, will tee off tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th at 8:55 AM. This will be Madsen’s second major of the year after competing in the Senior PGA Championship.

To follow Steve’s progress click here.  We wish Steve the best of luck!

By |June 24th, 2015|0 Comments

SFPGA Professionals Constantly Changing Lives throughout the South Florida Community

More than a dozen members of the South Florida Professional Golf Association gathered on May 2, 2015 to raise the walls on a Habitat home funded by the organization’s foundation and members.  Since that time more than fifty professionals have volunteered more than 2,000 hours to this project. In a unique partnership, members of the South Florida PGA have been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County throughout the home’s construction.

“We are very grateful to the South Florida PGA and the high-profile visibility that this partnership brings to Habitat for Humanity’s work in Collier County.  The strong local golfing community relies upon course maintenance workers, club kitchen staff, landscapers and housekeepers, many of whom are Habitat homeowners or seeking affordable homeownership opportunities.  Working with the South Florida PGA is simply a natural fit,” said Lisa Lefkow, Executive Vice-President of Habitat Collier.

To realize their dream of providing a home for a hardworking family in need of decent and affordable housing in Collier County, the South Florida PGA made a $50,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity. The generous donation funded the construction materials for the newly built home.  The wall-raising marked the beginning of the group’s fourth Habitat for Humanity home built in South Florida.

“Our ultimate goal is to build a home in each county in which the South Florida PGA operates,” says South Florida PGA Foundation President Tom Wildenhaus while out on the jobsite.

Working side by side with the family who will eventually purchase the home with a no-interest mortgage, South Florida PGA has had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact their contribution will have on the life of a local family.

Dohannys and Alina want to provide a permanent home for their two daughters, ages 4 […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Kaufman & Bednar Win the 2015 Pro Assistant Presented by Cutter&Buck & GolfBuddy

The team of John Bednar and Chris Kaufman of BallenIsles Country Club tallied 13 birdies at Imperial Golf Club today to win the 2015 Pro Assistant Championship presented by Cutter and Buck and GolfBuddy. Each team competed in a 27 hole 9-9-9 contest which consisted of Four-Ball Stroke Play, Modified Pinehurst, as well as Scramble formats over the East Course and the back nine of the West course. Bednar and Kaufmann won the Scramble portion of the tournament firing an impressive 9-under par, the team finished the day at 15-under par totaling 93. Danny St. Louis and Brett McCurdy from The Breakers Rees Jones Course in West Palm Beach fell two shots shy of the overall championship as they led the field in the Four-Ball Stroke Play format posting a 6-under par 30 this morning. Other notable performances included Joe Kern and Rushi Oza as they finished third outright in the overall championship carding a 12-under par 96. Both the East and the West Courses provided an immaculate test to the entirety of the field as the course conditions were nothing short of exceptional. The South Florida PGA would like to recognize Imperial Golf Club, PGA General Manager and Director of Golf John Lee as well as PGA Head Golf Professional Joe Allinder for an outstanding membership, operation, and staff.  Lastly, the South Florida PGA extends their appreciation to Cutter and Buck and GolfBuddy for presenting this year’s championship as well as Ahead, Global Golf Sales, TIFOSI and the PGA Tour for supporting this event. For complete results click HERE.

By |June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments