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Country Club of Coral Spring Wins 2014 Travel Pro-Am

This week 16 South Florida PGA Professionals and 46 amateurs traveled to Casa de Campo to play in the 2014 South Florida PGA Travel Pro-Am supported by Adams Golf.

 

Upon arriving in the Dominican Republic the group set out to play two fabulous golf courses, one ranked among the top fifty in the world. Courses played included Casa de Campo’s famous Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore Chavon and Marina nines.  Each day presented a new format for the teams.  Congratulations to Corey Henry from the Country Club of Coral Springs who had a hole-in-one on hole number 6 of the Dye Fore Marina course during the second round of the event. Team Champions for the event included PGA Apprentice Corey Henry of the Country Club of Coral Springs and amateurs Lou Calasanti, Al Senter and Jeff Wick.  Low professional for the week firing an impressive 209 was PGA Assistant Professional at the Falls Country Club Alan Morin.

 

Special thanks to PGA Professional Gilles Gagnon and the entire golf staff at Casa de Campo for being gracious host, in addition to all those who made the trip.  Next year the South Florida PGA Travel Pro-Am will head to England!  For more details and information click here.

 

For event results click here.

By |October 24th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Paul Scaletta Named 2014 SFPGA Player of the Year

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Paul Scaletta, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, has been named the 2014 South Florida PGA Player of the Year. Scaletta’s outstanding performance on the course this season landed him at the top of the Player of the Year roster earning 956.6 total points. This will be his second Player of the Year Award, as he also won in 2012.

Scaletta finished in the top-ten in the South Florida Open (T4), Fort Lauderdale Open (5) and the Florida Open (T7), but his victory at the SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship was the highlight of his 2014 season. In addition, he qualified locally for the US Open, which earned him points in the Player of the Year race. Scaletta’s T10 finish in the 2013 SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship earned him a place in the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship, where he finished T31 at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In addition to the three major Scaletta had a successful summer as he paired with PGA Assistant Professional at Bonita Bay Club, Ric Nalyd to win the Junior-Senior Championship at the Links at Boynton Beach. During the Pro Pro Championship at the Classics at Lely and TPC Terviso Bay Scaletta and partner David Ladd, PGA finished T9, and in his final stroke play event of the summer he finished T10 during the Assistant’s Championship at Verandah Golf Club.

With a victory in this year’s SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship, Scaletta will earn the opportunity to compete in the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship to be held at The Philadelphia Cricket Club next June along with a spot in the 2015 Puerto Rico Open. As a result of winning Player […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Junior Challenge Tour Heads to The Club at Emerald Hills

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #12 at The Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood. This will be the first time that The Club at Emerald Hills has hosted the SFPGA Junior Tour.

The boys 13-18 division will feature Miami native Sergio Escalante, who has played steady all season and finished in second place at Challenge Event #8 at Biltmore Golf Course. Also featured in the boys 13-18 age division is Pembroke Pines native Nicholas Sacramento. Sacramento has finished in third place on three occasions this year and will be looking for his first win of the year at The Club at Emerald Hills.

The girls 13-18 division will feature Coconut Creek native Taylor Morgan, who has accumulated 3 top ten finishes this year as well as one victory. Also featured in the girls 13-18 age division is Hobe Sound native Hannah Foster who has two victories and three second place finishes on the year and is currently holds the lead on the Challenge Tour Player of the Year race.

The 11-12 year old divisions feature many of South Florida’s biggest names such as Palm Beach native Allan Kournikova will be looking to take home his second win of the year. Also competing in the 11-12 year old division is Plantation native Jude Kim who has one victory on the year as well as a second place finish. Highlighting the girls 11-12 age division is Hobe Sound native Andie Smith who has one win on the year along with two 3rd place finishes.

This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin Saturday at 12 PM with tee times off #1 and #10. Players will be re-paired on […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments