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Mike Budnyk Named 2015 Salesperson of the Year

Mike Budnyk of TaylorMade-adidas Golf has been named the 2015 South Florida PGA Salesperson of the Year. Budnyk has served the South Florida Section for the past 21 years and has been influential in TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s partnership of the Southeast Chapter and the Section. This past year, TaylorMade-adidas Golf has been a partner of the Section Championship and the Pro-Pro Championship.

“I believe being accessible to my accounts is the key to my success. I always make a point to being available and responding quickly to their needs,” says Budnyk. Budnyk’s success has resulted in numerous TaylorMade awards. He received “Rookie of the Year” and was named to the “Salesman Club” in 2008. In 2013, Budnyk received the “Jim Flick Inspiring People Award”.

Budnyk, along with the other South Florida PGA Annual Award Recipients will be recognized at the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner presented by Morell Studios on November 16th at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Wellington. Click here to view all the award recipients.

If you would like to attend this evening of honors you can click here to download an entry form or click here to register online now!

By |September 30th, 2015|0 Comments

102 Compete in the Season Ending Global Golf Sales Cup

NAPLES, FL – One hundred and two South Florida PGA Professionals competed this morning in the Global Golf Sales Cup at Bonita Bay Club Naples on the Sabal Course.  Event participants qualified for the season ending tournament by participating in South Florida PGA events throughout the summer and competed for a purse just under $40,000.  The field was divided into four tiers based on 2015 stroke average and each tier played a Stableford competition at scratch.

Kenny Leech took first place honors in First Tier with an impressive 53 points, just barely edging off Gene Fieger with 51 points of his own. In the Second Tier, Chris Stanko finished with the hardware earning 49 points with two eagles. In the third tier, Justin Smith won totaling 45 points and carding 5 birdies on the day. John Bednar finished at the top of the fourth tier with 41 points and an impressive showing on the front nine, firing a 3 under par 33.

The South Florida PGA would like to thank Steve Sponder and Global Golf Sales for their presenting partnership of the Global Golf Sales Cup as well as their continued support of the Section and its members.

The SFPGA would also like to recognize PGA Director of Golf EJ McDonnell, PGA Head Golf Professional Brian Glasco, and Head Superintendent Scott Brinckerhoff for their generosity in hosting this event. For complete results click here.

By |September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Kumar and Bourdage Capture Championship Event #9

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #9 at Banyan Golf Club in West Palm Beach.  The field was composed of many of South Florida’s top juniors.

The boys division featured outstanding play from many of South Florida’s top stars.  Port St. Lucie native Sachin Kumar, Port St. Luice native Fred Biondi, and Palm Beach Gardens native Bryan Teoh Wiyang each opened up round one with 1-under 71’s to find themselves all tied atop the leaderboard.  Lake Worth native Jordan Reeves, who opened up round one with a 1-over par 73, was able to put together an even-par final round to post a tournament total of 145 and put the pressure on Kumar.  Despite Reeves strong effort, Kumar was able to fire a final round 1-over par 73 and take home his first overall title of 2015 by one stroke.

The girls division featured a dominating performance by one of South Florida’s rising juniors.  Tamarac native Jillian Bourdage opened up round one with a 3-under par 69 to find herself five strokes clear of Hallandale Beach native Valeria Pacheco and six strokes clear of Boca Raton native Dana Williams.  Bourdage, who won the South Florida Junior PGA Championship this summer, continued her strong play on Sunday as she fired a final round 4-under par 68 to capture the overall girls title.  Bourdage managed to fire 14 birdies during the weekend.

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The SFPGA Junior Tour presented by The Honda Classic is a membership-based tour open to boys and girls ages 11-18 in South Florida with the aspirations and skill levels to compete at the High School and Collegiate level and features some of […]

By |September 27th, 2015|0 Comments