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SFPGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR HEADS TO SANDRIDGE GOLF CLUB

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #2 at Sandridge Golf Club.  With a strong field, Championship Event #2 is sure to bring great entertainment.

 

The boys 13-18 age division will feature Vero Beach native Blake Schmalenberger, a regular with the tour for a few years, will be looking for a breakout tournament in his hometown.  Also competing in the boys division is Jupiter native Ryder Sutcliffe.  Sutcliffe was a standout on the 2014 Challenge Tour and is looking to make an impact on the Championship Tour this year.

 

The girls 13-18 age division will feature Hallandale Beach native Valeria Pacheco.  Pacheco has been a dominate force for the last two years on the junior tour and is also coming off a victory at Championship Event #1 at Madison Green Golf Club.  Port St. Lucie native Lea Himpens will also look to make a run at the girls title this weekend.  She has been consistent on the junior tour over the last year and has the game to take the title.

 

This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin with tee times starting at 11:30 AM off #1 on Saturday.  Players will be re-paired on Sunday by low score and will start at 8:00 PM with tee times off #1 & #10.   Awards will be given to the first and second place winners in each age division (Boys and Girls 13-15, and 16-18) as well as to the overall boys and overall girls winner of the event on Sunday following play. All South Florida PGA Junior Tour events are ranked by the national Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking system.  Pairings are now available on the South […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

SFPGA PROFESSIONAL MIKE RICHARDS TEACHING GOLF TO CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Beginning February 21st, SFPGA Professional Mike Richards and his staff began teaching 12 individuals the game of golf at Parkland Golf and Country Club through the Parkland Buddy Sports program.  Parkland Buddy Sports, Inc is a not for profit organization that offers well-structured sports programs for special needs children and young adults. Regardless of the mental and/or physical diagnosis, the Buddy program welcomes children ages 4 to young adult. The sports programs consist of once weekly (Saturday or Sunday) activities and games. Each player is paired for the entire season with their own “Buddy” who in most instances is a typical student volunteer for an entire season.  Every six week the students have the opportunity to learn a new sport from experts in the industry.

Saturday, March 14th marked the second session of golf for the Parkland Buddies.  Richards was impressed with their ability to learn the game so quickly, having them use real clubs after just one session.  “This program is changing lives, and I am fortunate to be a part of it.  I hope that we have the opportunity to make golf an annual program within their curriculum” says Richards.

 

For more information about Parkland Buddy Sports, Inc click here.

By |March 15th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

Dennis Walters Conveys Message of Perseverance to Students

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Cloudy skies cleared just in time for Dennis Walters to perform his famous show on Wednesday morning, March 11th at HL Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens.  Over 250 students and faculty were in attendance.

The show began with a question and answer where Dennis got to know the students better and they got to know him.  A special performance by Dennis’ super dog and best friend, Bucky, came next with a variety of tricks including his uncanny ability to correctly answer questions by barking out the answers.  After Bucky tried to steal the show, Dennis took the stage to show students his amazing ability to strike a golf ball while sitting in his swivel chair.  Golf shots included clubs made from a fishing rod, a radiator hose, a cell phone, and Bucky’s favorite club (which is shaped like a dog biscuit).  The show concluded with his famous rapid fire machine gun shot where he hits five consecutive shots while they roll down a ramp, the last one being a special exploding ball.  Students were enthusiastic and enjoyed many of the great trick shots they observed.

Outside of his amazing talents and performance, it is the motivational message that Dennis conveys that is most important.  This message of inspiration and perseverance is woven throughout the show.  Dreams can come true for with hard work, anything is possible!

Immediately following the show Jersey Mike’s was on site providing free lunch to all those in attendance.  Special thanks to Dennis Walters and his team, students & faculty at HL Watkins Middle School, and Jersey Mike’s for a wonderful day.

About Dennis Walters
Growing up Dennis’ dream was to play on the PGA Tour.  After a tragic accident […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments