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SFPGA Brings Golf To Kids Fitness Festival

On July 16-17, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission presented the 2014 Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. The event was held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and included over 40 different traditional and non-traditional sports.  Some of the featured sports included baseball, basketball, fencing, football, golf, lacrosse, martial arts, netball, pickle ball, tennis, soccer and more.

Five South Florida PGA Professionals and Apprentices were onsite to deliver golf lessons to kids who attended the event. Kids enjoyed a few tips on the full swing and playing a variety of putting games. Many kids returned multiple times throughout the two-day event and expressed great interest in the game of golf.

Thank you to all those who dedicated their time to grow the game of golf: Mike Jonges, PGA, Brad Roffer, Mike Ortega, PGA, Seth Francis, and Dave Pesacov, PGA.

 

About Palm Beach County Sports Commission

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that support its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Awards program, the Sports Hall of Fame, the Kids’ Fitness Festival. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.

By |July 18th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Pro-Scratch Championship July Tournament Will Showcase Talents of Area Amateur Golfers and Local PGA Professionals

North Palm Beach, Florida – One hundred-sixty area amateur and PGA professionals will be teeing it up Monday, July 21st in the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Scratch Championship presented by Nike Golf at the Lost Tree Club, a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course located in North Palm Beach.

 

Sponsored by National Car Rental, the Official Rental Car of The PGA of America, the event is one of nearly 100 new and existing amateur tournaments across the 41 PGA of America Sections nationwide being linked together to form the Pro-Am Series. National created the tournaments to help further the PGA of America’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf at local levels. The Series will run February through October 2014.

 

The tournament at Lost Tree Club will consist of 80 teams competing in a 18 hole four-ball stroke play format. Participating teams from each Pro-Am Series tournament will be entered in a random drawing to receive a VIP golf experience with Keegan Bradley, the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, and his father, PGA Professional Mark Bradley. The Bradleys’ serve as ambassadors for the Pro-Am Series.

 

For more information about the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series, please visit www.nationalcargolf.com. Fans can follow the Series on Instagram and Twitter @NationalCarGolf and participate in the conversation using #proamseries.

For team times click here.

By |July 17th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Hunters Run Golf & Racquet Club To Host Championship Event #6

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This week, the SFPGA Junior Championship Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #6 at Hunters Run Golf & Racquet Club in Boynton Beach.

The boys division will feature Boca Raton native Anthony Muttillo, who currently sits in 4th place on the boys player of the year standings and will look to make a move up the board this week. The player of the year race heated up this week after the announcement of the Boys and Girls player of the year earning an exemption into the 2014 Dixie Amateur tournament in December.

The girls division will also include some strong competition. Mary Janiga of Wellington will look for her second win of the year. Janiga also has two second place finishes on the year and currently leads the girls championship player of the year standings. In order for Janiga to hold onto that position, she will have to watch out for young star Valeria Sofia Pacheco of Hallandale Beach. Pacheco currently has two wins on the Championship Tour this year and will be looking for her third at Hunters Run.

This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin Thursday at 8:00 AM with tee times off #1 & #10. Players will be re-paired on Friday by low score and will start at 8:00 AM off #1 & #10. Awards will be given to the first and second place winners in each age division (Boys/Girls 13-15, and 16-18) as well as to the overall boys and overall girls winner of the event on Friday 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 Florida PGA website […]

By |July 14th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments