This morning on the Golf Channel's morning drive, Tim Rosaforte highlighted the South Florida PGA Foundation Team Golf program in which his nephew participates in. This week on the Golf Channel it is #jrgolfweek where they have focused on junior golf around nation. They have invited various junior golfers and instructors to Orlando to share their stories about junior golf. On Monday, South Florida's own Don Law was one of the guest speakers. While on air Don shared his tips on engaging juniors in the game from a young age. Don shared some of the games he developed to help juniors learn while keeping it fun! As Rosaforte referenced, the SFPGA Team Golf program has been a huge success introducing juniors to the game of golf with the help of more than 45 local PGA members and apprentices. Since its inception Team Golf has grown from 150 members to more than 650 this year. If you are not familiar with the program and would like more details and information about how you can get involved click here. To view this mornings segment about the SFPGA Team Golf program click here, or click here to view Don Law's segment.
ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held Challenge event #11 at Osprey Point Golf Course. The weekend featured outstanding golf from South Florida’s rising junior golfers. Fort Lauderdale native Julius Boros opened up round 1 with a 3-under-par 68 on an extremely windy afternoon in Boca Raton. Winds during the weekend held strong at 25 mph with gust over 30 mph, making the already narrow golf course more complicated. Boca Raton native James Nieporte and Parkland native Evan Kuperman each fired opening rounds of 3-over-par 74 to find themselves six strokes off Boros’s lead. Boca Raton native Dean Greyserman, who shot an opening round 76, managed to shoot a final round even-par 71 to put the pressure on the leaders. Boros was able to hold steady on Sunday, firing an even-par 71 and taking home the boys overall title. Greyserman would take home the boys 13-15 age division, while Doral native Luis Suarez took home the boys 16-18 age division. Delray Beach native Makenna Rodriguez shot and opening round 1-under-par 71 to take the early lead in the girls division on Saturday. Krysten Shawah of Boca Raton fired rounds of 75-74 to put the pressure on Rodriguez during Sunday’s final round. Rodriguez put together a final round 5-over-par 77 to win the overall girls division by one stroke over Shawah. Shawah would go on to take home the girls 13-15 age division, while Alexandra Nowzamani of Boca Raton would take home the girls 16-18 age division. The boys 11-12 age division had a familiar face atop the leader board this weekend. Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton fired rounds of 68 and [...]
Bill Scott, PGA Director of Instruction at the Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Point, has been named the 2016 Youth Player Development Award Recipient. Scott has been very involved with junior golf at the Don Law Golf Academy since 2005 where he runs junior golf camps throughout the spring, summer and fall. He also helped create a few unique junior programs including a Parent/Junior Scramble Tournament and the Little “BIG” Break which copies the skills competitions from the Golf Channel’s “Big Break” for juniors ages 5-14. In addition to his junior golf development at the Don Law Golf Academy, Scott is also very involved with the South Florida PGA Southeast Chapter. He created the Junior Camp Scholarship program in 2005 which has since turned into the Southeast Chapter’s Elementary Program which brings PGA Professionals into local schools to teach golf. Scott was the Southeast Chapter Junior Golf Chairperson from 2004-2009 and has been on the awards committee since 2008. He won the Southeast Chapter’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2012. Scott’s acclamations extend to the South Florida PGA as well. He received the Youth Player Development Award in 2011 and 2013 and the Player Development Award in 2015. The Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner will take place on November 15th at Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. Click here to register for the event.