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6th Annual Pro-Am Raises $19,000 for the SFPGA Foundation

ATLANTIS, FLORIDA – Sixteen PGA Professionals and forty-eight amateurs competed in the 2015 South Florida PGA Foundation Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom and supported by The Loxahatchee Club, Heritage Creations and Fairway & Greene today in Jupiter.  This marked the sixth annual Foundation Pro-Am conducted to help raise funds to support Foundation programming including but not limited to Smiling Fore Life, Habitat for Humanity, junior golf, charitable gifting and scholarships.  The event this year raised just over $19,000.


The team from Wilderness Country Club in Naples comprised of PGA Professional John Calabria, David Kirk, Rob Kelecher and John Scheessele fired a 133 to capture first place by two.  The format for the event was two best balls (one gross one net).


Special thanks to the entire staff at The Loxahatchee Club and their PGA Head Golf Professional Wilson Zehner.


For complete results click here. For more information about the Foundation and details on how to get involved click here.

By |May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Puetz of Boca Rio Captures the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale Open

PARKLAND, Fla. – Timothy Puetz, PGA Assistant Professional at Boca Rio Golf Club held off late afternoon charges from a highly decorated field in capturing individual first place honors at the 16th Annual Fort Lauderdale Open presented by Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and supported by Global Golf Sales, GolfBuddy, Buck Steel as well as the PGA Tour. Parkland Golf and Country Club proved to be a true test of skill and endurance with gusts up to 25 miles per hour and scattered storms throughout the first Section Major Championship of the year. Puetz carded birdies on two of his final four holes to record a round one total of 68 (-4), two shots clear of the field. Fending off a back nine final round charge of 33 from Justin McCarraher (141) and final round four under par 68 from Paul Scaletta (142), Puetz prevailed in the Championship Division carding a two-day total of 140 (-4).

In the senior division for South Florida PGA professionals 50 years and older, SFPGA Life Member Peter Oakley edged out 2001 Open Division Champion Gene Fieger (145), fellow SFPGA Life Member Steve Madsen (145) and Gary Knapp (145) of Turnberry Isle-Miami for the division title. Oakley recorded  an even par two day total of 144, opening up the tournament with a round one score of 71.

The South Florida PGA would like to recognize the entire Parkland Golf and Country Club staff and membership for an outstanding venue and exceptional operation. Finally, the South Florida PGA would like to thank Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Global Golf Sales, GolfBuddy, and Buck Steel for their support.

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By |May 5th, 2015|0 Comments


ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #4 at Vineyards Country Club in Naples on the South Course.  With a full field of 84 juniors, each division featured exciting finishes.


Miami native Jake Beber-Frankel and Coral Springs native Brett Roberts had their fair share of battles in 2014 in the 11-12 age division.  This year both boys are featured in the 13-18 age division, yet the battles haven’t diminished.  The youngsters each started off round one with a 1-under par 71 to find themselves tied for the lead entering Sunday.  The two would go on to match each others every shot during final round to shoot a 1-over par 73 and tie for the lead after 36 holes to send the division to a sudden death playoff.  On the first playoff hole, Beber-Frankel was able to roll in a 25 foot birdie putt as Roberts just barely missed his birdie attempt and capture his first overall boys title.


The girls 13-18 age division didn’t feature any sudden death playoffs but it did showcase a youngsters outstanding play.  Boca Raton native Elle Nachmann opened up round one with a three-over par 75 to take a four stroke lead heading into the final round.  Nachmann’s consistent play continued on Sunday as she fired a final round two-over par 74 and cruised to win the overall girls title.



The boys 11-12 year old division featured two players who managed to dissect the course like seasoned veterans.  Miami Lakes native Luke Clanton opened up round one with a two-under par 70 to take a one stroke lead over Plantation native Jude Kim.  Both players entered the final round knowing they […]

By |May 3rd, 2015|0 Comments