South Florida PGA News

5 SFPGA Members/Apprentices Set to Compete in the National Car Rental PGA Assistants Championship

This Thursday five South Florida PGA members/apprentices will tee off in the 2014 National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.  Representing South Florida will be Chris Hawley of Miami Shores Country Club, Brett McCurdy of the Breakers Rees Jones Course, Alan Morin of the Falls Country Club, Pat Patterson of Via Mizner Golf and Country Club and Paul Scaletta of The Bear’s Club.  This 132 player field will be cut to the top seventy and ties after round two.

 

The five individuals representing South Florida all qualified to compete this week after their finish in the South Florida PGA National Car Rental Assistants Championship contested in early September at Verandah Golf Club in Ft. Myers. Best of luck to all those in the field. To follow their progress click here.

By |October 28th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Country Club of Coral Spring Wins 2014 Travel Pro-Am

This week 16 South Florida PGA Professionals and 46 amateurs traveled to Casa de Campo to play in the 2014 South Florida PGA Travel Pro-Am supported by Adams Golf.

 

Upon arriving in the Dominican Republic the group set out to play two fabulous golf courses, one ranked among the top fifty in the world. Courses played included Casa de Campo’s famous Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore Chavon and Marina nines.  Each day presented a new format for the teams.  Congratulations to Corey Henry from the Country Club of Coral Springs who had a hole-in-one on hole number 6 of the Dye Fore Marina course during the second round of the event. Team Champions for the event included PGA Apprentice Corey Henry of the Country Club of Coral Springs and amateurs Lou Calasanti, Al Senter and Jeff Wick.  Low professional for the week firing an impressive 209 was PGA Assistant Professional at the Falls Country Club Alan Morin.

 

Special thanks to PGA Professional Gilles Gagnon and the entire golf staff at Casa de Campo for being gracious host, in addition to all those who made the trip.  Next year the South Florida PGA Travel Pro-Am will head to England!  For more details and information click here.

 

For event results click here.

By |October 24th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Paul Scaletta Named 2014 SFPGA Player of the Year

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Paul Scaletta, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, has been named the 2014 South Florida PGA Player of the Year. Scaletta’s outstanding performance on the course this season landed him at the top of the Player of the Year roster earning 956.6 total points. This will be his second Player of the Year Award, as he also won in 2012.

Scaletta finished in the top-ten in the South Florida Open (T4), Fort Lauderdale Open (5) and the Florida Open (T7), but his victory at the SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship was the highlight of his 2014 season. In addition, he qualified locally for the US Open, which earned him points in the Player of the Year race. Scaletta’s T10 finish in the 2013 SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship earned him a place in the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship, where he finished T31 at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.

In addition to the three major Scaletta had a successful summer as he paired with PGA Assistant Professional at Bonita Bay Club, Ric Nalyd to win the Junior-Senior Championship at the Links at Boynton Beach. During the Pro Pro Championship at the Classics at Lely and TPC Terviso Bay Scaletta and partner David Ladd, PGA finished T9, and in his final stroke play event of the summer he finished T10 during the Assistant’s Championship at Verandah Golf Club.

With a victory in this year’s SFPGA Professional Championship/Section Championship, Scaletta will earn the opportunity to compete in the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship to be held at The Philadelphia Cricket Club next June along with a spot in the 2015 Puerto Rico Open. As a result of winning Player […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments