In preparation for Hurricane Irma, the South Florida PGA Section Office will close today, Wednesday, September 6th at 1:00 PM and remain closed until further notice. With regard to already scheduled events, all external activities through Tuesday of next week have been cancelled. If for any reason you need to reach a Section staff member click here to obtain contact information. We hope everyone stays safe.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The first annual Senior Series Pro-Pro event was contested today at Country Club of Coral Springs. The team event consisted of twenty two-person teams, in an 18 hole four-ball stroke play format. The team of Gary Keating, PGA (Shell Point Golf Club) and Jeff Raimer, PGA (West Bay Club) took home first place honors. Their scorecard was highlighted with ten total birdies, which included a five hole stretch with consecutive birdies. Click HERE for complete results. The 2017 Senior Series events are a three-tournament series held during the summer months and proudly supported by Global Golf Sales. Outside of today's event, the format consists of an 18-hole individual stroke play competition featuring two separate age divisions (50-69 and 70+). There is a separate contest for a blind team draw in a four-ball stroke play format, along with an individual skins game. The 50-69 age division competes under the OMEGA Senior Player of the Year point structure while the 70 and Over division play under the Super Senior Player of the Year point structure. The South Florida PGA would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to PGA Director of Golf Bill Friesing at Country Club of Coral Springs and his staff for their support of this event. We would also like to recognize Steve Sponder and Global Golf Sales for their support with this year’s Senior Series program. The next Senior Series event is scheduled for Friday, September 15 at Hammock Bay in Naples.
ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the Power Crunch Junior Championship on the Golden Palm Course at Trump National Doral. The field featured many of South Florida’s top junior golfers. Port St. Lucie native Daisuke Nakano has been a big name in Junior Golf in South Florida over the past few years. Nakano, the 2016 South Florida PGA Championship Tour Player of the Year opened up round one with an even par-71. Nakano was 3-under-par on his round before finishing with a triple bogey on his final hole during Saturday’s round. Nakano found himself tied atop the leaderboard with Boynton Beach native Nicklas Staub heading into Sunday’s final round. Nakano redeemed himself on the Golden Palm Course on Sunday after by a 4-under-par 67 to capture the overall boy’s championship by four strokes. Nakano’s round featured 5 birdies to just one bogey. Jupiter native Sabastian Nachilly took home the boy’s 13-15 age division are a solid weekend of 72-70 to finish at 1-under-par for the tournament. Davie native Derek Li would take home the boy’s 16-18 age division. Boynton Beach native Zora Gittens had a breakthrough weekend at Trump National Doral. Gittens opened up round one with an even-par 71 to take the early lead in the girl’s division. Doral native Skylee Shin put herself one stroke off Gittens lead after an opening round 1-over-par 71. Gittens put together a great final round 4-over-par 76 to capture the overall girl’s title by one stroke over Shin. Shin would capture the girl’s 13-15 age division, while West Palm Beach native Hannah Rizzolo would take home the girl’s 16-18 age division. Click [...]