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Balmer Wins Naples Beach Club Senior Open

NAPLES – Tim Balmer of North Lauderdale won the Naples Beach Club Senior Open Championship today by two strokes after firing a closing round 65, 207 three day total.    Balmer started the day tied for fourth place just four strokes off the lead.  Finishing is second place, was 2013 Champion, Doug Dunakey of Port Charlotte.  Balmer carded seven birdies and no bogies in route to his seven under par 65.

Steven Sim of Fort Lauderdale was the Low Amateur Champion, finishing at 221 for the 54-hole championship.


Jerry Tucker, PGA Professional of Jerry Tucker Golf won the 60-69 Division with a three day total 214, two under par.  Roger Kennedy, PGA Professional from Stuart won the 70-74 Division also with a 54-hole total of 214.  Marion Heck, PGA Professional from Fort Myers won the 75+ division on Saturday with a 36-hole total of 137.


The Naples Beach Club Senior Open Championship is an event open to all Florida residents, professionals and amateurs, age 50+.  Four age divisions were contested (50-59, 60-69, 70-74 and 75+) with each division playing from a different set of tees.


The South Florida PGA has been conducting a Senior Championship at The Naples Beach Club for over 35 years.  For complete results click here.

By |October 20th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

David Kelly Named 2014 SFPGA Salesperson of the Year

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Club Car representative, David Kelly, has been named the 2014 SFPGA Salesperson of the Year. This award recognizes an individual for their overall performance as a sales representative serving the South Florida PGA Section.

Having served the South Florida PGA Section for 24 years, Kelly has established many long term relationships with countless facilities and members. He prides himself on being readily available to his customers and maintaining honest partnerships.

“I really enjoy finding solutions to enhance my customers’ golf operations,” said Kelly. He believes in developing and understanding how to help customers perform their duties most efficiently. He focuses on all activity related to the customers’ needs rather than just activities that will lead to a sale.

As a successful sales representative for Club Car, Kelly has received numerous awards from the organization. He was a member of Club Car’s “Branch of the Year” in 1996 and 2000. In 2002, he received the “Fab Five” award for being one of the top five performing Territory Managers in the country. He received Club Car’s highest honor in 2003, the “Presidential Award.” In 2009, he was voted Territory Manager of the Year.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by such a great group of people that I have worked with for so long,” said Kelly. “It is always a privilege to be recognized by your customers.”

David Kelly, along with nine (9) other South Florida PGA Annual Award winners, will be recognized at the SFPGA Awards Night on November 11.

By |October 17th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Seth Henrich Named 2014 SFPGA Merchandiser of the Year – Resort Category

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Seth Henrich, PGA Director of Golf at El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico, has been named the 2014 South Florida PGA Merchandiser of the Year in the Resort Category. This award is presented to the PGA Member that has demonstrated superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a resort facility.

“The key to our success at El Conquistador is knowing our customers,” said Henrich. “Since we are a resort facility and do not have a membership to rely on, we pay close attention to the individuals and groups of people who visit us. It is important to understand where they come from and why they are visiting our facility. Once we understand who are customers are we are able to better serve them.”

Henrich and his staff strive to know their customers’ tastes and anticipate industry trends in order to reach their ultimate goal of profitability and customer service. In order to appeal to the variety of customers that visit his facility, Henrich believes that it is essential to have reasonable price points to fit all of their customers’ budgets. Understanding his customers allows him to choose vendors and products that will match the customers’ needs. Henrich and his staff work with the resort group meeting planners to plan for the customers that are expected to visit the resort.

In addition to his merchandising success, Henrich has received multiple awards for his accomplishments as an Island Chapter PGA Professional. He was named Golf Professional of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013; Merchandiser of the Year from 2010-2013; Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient in 2010; Horton Smith Award Recipient […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments