ATLANTIS, Fla. – Today, the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the ninth Prep Tour Event at Atlantis Country Club. This event featured a field of 61 players aging from 9-18 years old. Saturday featured perfect weather along with a great field of juniors. Michael Nardone of West Palm Beach took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 6-over 78. Doral native Victor Herrera took runner-up for the boys 9-10 age division with an 8-over par 80. Alex Heard of Boca Raton took home the boys 11-12 age division with 7-over par 79. Boca Raton native Jack Kantowski was runner-up in the boys 11-12 age division with an 8-over par 80. Valdimir Dieffenbach of Jupiter captured the boys 13-15 age division with a 10-over par 82. Tequesta native Ryan Renz was the runner-up in the boys 13-15 age division with an 83. Cooper Carmody of Palm City captured the boys 16-18 age division with an 89. Miami native Jorge Miranda Jr was the runner-up for the boys 16-18 age division with a 104. Staci Pla of Palm Beach Gardens captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 8-over par 80. Port St. Lucie native Polina Anisimov took home the runner-up spot in girls 9-10 age division with an 84. Morgan Rodriguez of Delray Beach captured the girls 11-12 age division with a 9-over par 81. Coral Springs native Kelly Shanahan took home runner-up in the girls 11-12 with an 84. Bridget Forgatch of Palm Beach Gardens won the girls 13-15 age division with an 88. Fort Pierce native Angelica Holman took home runner-up in the girls 13-15 age division with an 89. Emma Rabinowitz of Parkland captured the [...]
Seth Henrich, PGA Director of Golf at El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico has been named the 2016 Merchandiser of the Year in the resort category. Henrich won the same award in 2014 for his superior skills as a merchandiser. Henrich and his staff strive to know their customers’ tastes and anticipate industry trends in order to reach their ultimate goal of profitability and customer service. He and his staff have a retail display in the hotel’s main corridor to display the newest items. They target the busiest check in and check out times by placing a sales consultant in the lobby to promote the merchandise display. Active in the South Florida PGA’s Island Chapter since 2000, Henrich has held multiple leadership positions throughout his career. He currently serves as the Island Chapter’s Vice President and has received numerous awards in the Island Chapter. He was named Golf Professional of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013; Merchandiser of the Year from 2010-2013; Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient in 2010; Horton Smith Award Recipient in 2008 and President’s Plaque Award Recipient in 2006. “This award is a representation of the hard work of my entire team. I am very appreciative of their support and am very honored to receive the Merchandiser of the Year Award,” said Henrich. Henrich, along with the other South Florida PGA Annual Award Recipients will be recognized at the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner on November 15th at Grey Oaks Country Club. Click here to view all the award recipients.
Marianne Deibel of GolfBuddy and Chase54 has been named the 2016 South Florida PGA Salesperson of the Year. Deibel has been a sales representative since 1988 and currently represents several companies. She has been very involved with the South Florida PGA with two of her lines: GolfBuddy and Chase54. GolfBuddy partners with the South Florida PGA for three South Section tournaments: Fort Lauderdale Open, Pro-Assistant Championship and the Pro-Pro Championship. Chase54 supplies shirts and supports 2 section events: Pro-Official Championship and Pro-Superintendent Championship in addition to their support of the Fort Lauderdale Pro-Am. “It is a great honor and a privilege to be a sales representative in South Florida for the past 28 years. I appreciate the recognition of my peers and am humbled by receiving the Salesperson of the Year Award,” said Marianne Deibel. Deibel, along with the other South Florida PGA Annual Award Recipients will be recognized at the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner in November. Click here to view all the award recipients.