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Kids Fitness Festival

On July 22-23, eight South Florida PGA Professionals volunteered their time to give instruction to kids in attendance of the Kids Fitness Festival. This is the sixth year the South Florida PGA has been onsite with PGA Professionals to teach golf to over 5,000 kids from across South Florida. Over 45 different sport clinics were in attendance at the event including: hockey, judo, pickle ball and polo in addition to many others.

The Kids Fitness Festival took place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. All proceeds from the event benefit the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, a non-profit organization that provides local youths the opportunity to learn sportsmanship, teamwork and citizenship through sport.

Thank you to SFPGA Professionals: Judy Alvarez, Ed Angulo, Jeff Feingold, Robb Heering, Andrew Jones, Eddie Oliver, Jimmy Petrino and Juan Pino for helping out with the event!

By |July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Hance and Sierra Take Top Honors at Challenge Event #7

ATLANTIS, Fla. – This weekend, the South Florida PGA Junior Challenge Tour presented by The Honda Classic held event #7 at Hunters Run Golf & Racquet Club on the East Course.   70 local South Florida players faced off Thursday & Friday looking to capture top honors.

 

Plantation native Jude Kim, who has been a standout in the 11-12 age division over the past two years, played his first tournament in Overall Boys division this week. Kim wasn’t rattled by the longer yardages during round one as he fired a 2-under par 69 to take a two stroke lead into Firday’s final round.  Weston native Wade Howard and Boynton Beach native Jack Braverman each carded a 1-over par 72 during round one.  Boca Raton native Christian Hance, who opened up round one with a 77, fired a final round 4-under par 67 to vault himself to the top of the leaderboard and capture the Overall Boys title.  Delray Beach native Matt Jacobs would go on to capture the boys 16-18 age division, while Kim would take home the boys 13-15 age division.

 

Weston native Camila Sierra put together an outstanding round one, firing a 2-under par 69 to find herself 7 strokes clear of the rest of the field.  Sierra was able to grind out a final round 82 to capture the Overall Girls title.  Jupiter native Alexandra Dowd went on to capture the girls 16-18 age division, while Loxahatchee native Haylie Turnquest would go on to capture the girls 13-15 age division.

 

The boys 11-12 age division once again put on a strong performance during Challenge Event #7.  Boynton Beach native Nicklas Staub opened up round one with a 6-under par 65 and never looked back.  Staub would […]

By |July 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Leech & Carlin Fire 60, Capturing the National Car Rental Pro Scratch Championship Presented by Cobra PUMA Golf

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. –  South Florida PGA Professionals teamed up with their amateur partners today at The Country Club of Florida in Boynton Beach for the 2015 National Car Rental Pro-Scratch Championship presented by Cobra PUMA Golf.  The team of Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Point PGA Apprentice Kenny Leech and amateur Chris Carlin set an early pace to their round as they birdied eight of their first nine holes this afternoon. The team posted  a 12 under par team total of 60 to take home first place honors. They finished their round 3 shots clear of Fort Lauderdale Country Club PGA Director of Instruction Rob Lenkey and amateur Jason Levoy who carded an impressive 7 birdies of their own as well as an ace on the 140 yard par three 13th hole. Rob Lenkey, carried his shot over water and up to a back right tier hole location to record the second ace of the day.  The first hole in one of the day came just nine holes earlier in the same pairing as amateur Jason Dollard carded a 1 on the 175 yard par three 4th hole.  In total, 160 professionals and amateurs competed in the four-ball stroke play event in a sold out field. Special thanks to The Country Club of Florida for their assistance in this year’s event as well as all of our partners: National Car Rental, Cobra PUMA Golf, Green Earth Beverage Systems, Laser Link and Zero Friction for making this event to be possible.

 

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By |July 20th, 2015|0 Comments