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PGA HOPE Charity Event Raises Over $40,000 to Support the Program

Atlantis, FL – Today at Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach the South Florida PGA Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual PGA HOPE Charity Event in an effort to raise funds to support local veterans through the game of golf and the SFPGA PGA HOPE program.  PGA HOPE (helping our patriots everywhere) is a program affording local veterans with an opportunity to learn the game of golf as a form of therapy and assimilation back into civilian life.  This year over 200 veterans will go through a six week golf instruction program administered by the SFPGA Foundation and local PGA Professionals.   The event today opened up with a presentation of the colors from the Junior ROTC at Palm Beach Gardens High School.  On the golf course during throughout the event, were two veterans who have participated in the PGA HOPE program previously.   They provided the golfers with a special challenge coin, and shared their stories about how this program has changed their lives.   “This was such an amazing day, and I am just humbled to have had the opportunity to go through the PGA HOPE program.  It has gotten me through some very hard times over the past year, and I am extremely grateful,” stated a PGA HOPE participant/veteran (name anonymous).   This event would not have been possible without the support of partners Delta G Ventures, Raymond James, Jupiter Medical, SBC, Rocco’s Tacos, JetSmarter, Tito’s and Titleist.  Through the participants and the partners who supported the event over $40,000 was raised and will help impact the lives of more veterans here in south Florida.   ABOUT THE SFPGA FOUNDATION The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T10:29:58+00:00 May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Southwest Chapter Spring Meeting & Awards Presentation

On Monday, May 15th, the South Florida PGA Southwest Chapter conducted their Annual Spring Meeting and Awards Presentation at Pelican Sound Golf and River Club. Over 250 members and apprentices gathered together to recognize the outstanding work of their fellow peers and receive a report on all Chapter business. During the meeting Southwest Chapter President, Kevin Kuehl, PGA presented five local organizations with grants to assist with their programming.  Each year the Chapter supports local organizations as a way of giving back to the local community. In addition to the charitable gifts awarded, twelve high school students  received scholarship grants to assist with their college education. Special thanks to the staff at Pelican Sound Golf and River Club for all their support and generosity in hosting this event. Award Recipients include: Golf Professional of the Year: Chris Sheehan, PGA Teacher of the Year: Dennis Meyer, PGA Horton Smith Award: Joseph Groch, PGA Henry Watkins Award: Greg Hardwig Bill Strausbaugh Award: Thomas Wildenhaus, PGA Junior Golf Leader Award: Thomas Metzger, PGA Jeremy New Assistant Golf Professional of the Year: Jordan Burke, PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Public Facility: Joshua Ross, PGA  Merchandiser of the Year – Resort Facility: Charles Lostracco, PGA Merchandiser of the Year – Private Facility: Philip Arrowsmith, PGA Player of the Year: Justin McCarraher, PGA Senior Player of the Year: Timothy Miller, PGA Scholarship Recipients include: Vasy Montague – Gulf Coast High School Brendan Fieger – Barron Collier High School Kameron Smith – Cypress Lake High School Jake Haas – Charlotte High School Catheryn Rossman – Mariner High School Kately Rossman – Mariner High School Emily Higginbotham – Southwest Florida Christian Academy Marion Germain – Golden Gate High School Britany Leroy – [...]

By | 2017-05-16T10:15:43+00:00 May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Country Club of Coral Springs Host Fourth Prep Tour Event of 2017

Coral Springs, Fla. – This Mother’s Day weekend the South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour presented by The Honda Classic held the fourth Prep Tour Event of the 2017 season at The Country Club of Coral Springs. A sold out event with 72 players aging from 9-18 years of age came out and competed on this beautiful Saturday. The heat was no match for these competitors as 12 players brought home a win. Victor Herrera of Doral and Jupiter native Tristan Wieland took home the boys 9-10 age division with a 2-over par 73. Elijah Zamarron of Sunrise took home the boys 11-12 age division with a 4-over par 75. Fort Lauderdale native Sam Davey took home the runner-up spot in the boys 11-12 age division with a 6-over par 77. McLean Morton of Jupiter captured the boys 13-18 age division with a 4-over par 75.  Port St. Lucie native Roger Serrano took home runner-up for the boys 13-18 age division with a 5-over par 76.   Ariana Silva of Fort Lauderdale captured the girls 9-10 age division with an 5-over par 76. Boca Raton native Kayla Bryant took home the runner-up spot in the girls 9-10 age division with a 10-over par 81. Rachel Gomez of Pembroke Pines took home the girls 11-12 age division with an 89. North Palm Beach native Celene Stevenson was the runner-up for girls 11-12 age division with a 94. Vanessa Berrios of Wellington won the girls 13-18 age division with an 83. Delray Beach native Zoey Robinson took home the runner-up spot in the girls 13-18 age division with an 87. Click here for full results. The South Florida PGA Junior Prep Tour is proudly presented by The [...]

By | 2017-05-13T21:30:57+00:00 May 13th, 2017|0 Comments
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