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The South Florida PGA Hosts 150 Women at Third Annual Women’s Golf Day at Abacoa Golf Club

The South Florida PGA held a free Women’s Golf Day, Saturday, February 21st from 1-4 pm. This event took place at Abacoa Golf Club, and was open to women of all ages and golf abilities.

Over 150 women took advantage of the opportunity to obtain free golf instruction from eighteen PGA Professionals who volunteered their time to teach full swing, chipping, pitching, and putting clinics. The women were also able to try out the latest clubs from Titleist and Cobra.

The event included free wellness screenings from Jupiter Medical Center and booths from SKIMP, the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, Abacoa Golf Academy, Chase54, GolfBuddy, Titleist and Cobra.

From 1:00-2:00, The Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County held a clinic featuring Christine Garrity, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at The PGA of America and Judy Alvarez, PGA, LPGA. “On Par with Exceptional Business Women” featured a discussion on using golf as a business tool for women.

Following the instruction from the PGA Professionals, Donna White, PGA/LPGA, former LPGA Tour player, hosted a clinic for the women in attendance on the driving range. She spoke with the audience about her routine, life on the LPGA Tour and many misconceptions about the golf swing.

Following the event the women enjoyed appetizers and drinks during the social hour. Women left the day with not only raffle items, but every woman left with a better knowledge of their golf game and tips to try at the range or on the golf course.

This event was also supported by: Abacoa Golf Club, Abacoa Golf Academy, Chase 54, Cobra Puma Golf, GolfBuddy, Jupiter Medical Center, SKIMP, TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth Golf, The Honda Classic, The Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County and Titleist.

By |February 23rd, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

MEADOWS AND CRUZ TAKE TOP HONORS AT SANDPIPER GOLF CLUB

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #1 at Sandpiper Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. Saturday was a tough day for the juniors and mother nature provided low temperatures and high winds, although the final round featured picture perfect weather.

Trey Meadows of Vero Beach opened up round one with a 6-over par 76 to find himself behind round one leader Anthony Weigand of Pompano Beach. Meadows managed to put together a solid second round 1-over par 71 to capture his first Overall Boys title. Youngster Brett Roberts of Coral Springs, who is currently 12 years old but playing up a division, took home first place in the boys 13-15 age division. Weigand would go on to capture the boys 16-18 age division.

Jaci Cruz of Pompano Beach opened up round one with an 84 to find herself one stroke off the lead. Cruz would go on to fire a final round 78 to capture the Girls Overall Title. Boca Raton native Taylor Roberts would go on to capture the girls 13-15 age division while Weston native Andrea Presilla would take home the girls 16-18 age division.

The 11-12 age division once again featured some outstanding play. Boynton Beach native Nicklas Staub opened up round one with a 1-over-par 71 to take a one stroke lead into Sunday. Doral native Leo Herrera made a strong push during the final round that featured an 8-under-par 27 on the front 9 to finish with a final round 65. Despite Herrera’s amazing round, Staub was able to steady the ship and shoot a 2-over-par 72 and take home the boys 11-12 age division. Hobe Sound native Andie Smith had […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

SFPGA JUNIOR CHALLENGE TOUR STARTS 2015 SEASON AT SANDPIPER GOLF CLUB

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic will hold event #1 at Sandpiper Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. Challenge Event #1 will be the first Challenge Tour Event of the 2015 season and excitement is at an all-time high.

The boys 13-18 age division will feature Miami native Jake Beber-Frankel. Beber-Frankel was an outstanding player in the 11-12 age division in 2014 and will look to keep his momentum rolling in 2015 as he enters the 13-18 division. The boys 13-18 division will also feature Vero Beach native Trey Meadows, who has started to establish himself as elite player on the junior tour and will look to start 2015 with a big win.

The girls 13-18 age division will feature Boca Raton native Taylor Roberts. Roberts, who was the 2014 girls 11-12 player of the year, will be looking keep her dominance in the 13-18 age division in 2015. Also featured in the girls 13-18 age division is Miami native Phoebe Beber-Frankel, who won three times last season.

The 11-12 age division is sure to bring some outstanding play this weekend. Featured in the boys 11-12 age division is Leopoldo Herrera of Doral. Herrera won two events in 2014 while also finishing in second place on two occasions. The girls 11-12 age division will feature Hobe Sound native Andie Smith. Smith had one victory in 2014 accompanied by two 3rd place finishes.

This 36-hole, stroke play event will begin with at 8 AM on Saturday with tee times off #1 * #10. Players will be re-paired on Sunday by low score and will start at 8 AM off #1 & #10. Awards will be given to the first and […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments