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Team Golf, Mid-Summer Review

ATLANTIS, Fla. – The summer season of Team Golf is rapidly moving along, with just three weeks remaining on the schedule.  Close to 25 more tournaments will be conducted before the season ends and there is still plenty for teams and players to look forward to.

This is the third year for Team Golf in south Florida and the new schedule began on June 16th at TPC Eagle Trace.  Since then, 40 tournaments have been held in nine different leagues with roughly 600 junior golfers involved in the program.  Leagues are setup by county and 5-7 tournaments are hosted throughout the summer at nearby facilities for area teams.  Leagues are located as far north as Indian River County, as far south as Miami-Dade County, and as far west as Lee and Collier Counties.

Over 45 different facilities, both public and private, have helped form teams. Each team is comprised of players ages 6-18 (based on skill level).  Teams can be coed and the tournament format is a two-person Scramble or Best-Ball playing 9-holes of stroke play.  These two-person teams compete in their respective age divisions and play from age and gender specific yardages.  Facilities also conduct a weekly practice, which provides players a chance to work on fundamentals with their fellow team members and friends.  Host PGA and LPGA Professionals are the team coaches and help prepare the guidelines for each practice session.  Players get a balance of instruction, knowledge of rules and tournament play, and learn about etiquette.

Highlights this season have included fun with friends, teammates and opposing teams.  Plus, in her very first tournament ever, Lauren Miller from Team Bonaventure made a hole-in-one with the South League in Broward County.  Although the summer may be […]

By |July 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Meredith Bock Receives the 2015 Don E. Beattie Scholarship

The South Florida PGA Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year’s Don E. Beattie scholarship recipient is Meredith Bock of Jupiter, Florida.  Annually the SFPGA Foundation Board grants one deserving college student with a $2,500 grant in the name of the late Don E. Beattie, PGA.  This is one of four grants issued annually to local students to assist with their college tuition.

 

In his quiet, unassuming and selfless way, Don E. Beattie promoted professional events and charity tournaments at The Polo Club at Boca Raton, Addison Reserve and the Country Club at Mirasol. The Palm Beach County Amateur Association, South Florida PGA and Southeast Chapter, Southeast PGA Seniors, American Junior Golf Association, Treasure Coast Senior Tour, Tri-County Humane Society and countless others benefited from Don’s enormous generosity and dedication. A former President of the South Florida PGA, Don is remembered and missed by his family, friends and fellow professionals.

 

It is in the spirit of Don’s generosity that we present this scholarship in his memory to Meredith Bock. Meredith comes from a golfing family, as her dad is a PGA Member and Director of Section Affairs for PGA of America.

 

This fall Meredith will be enrolling at the University of Florida where she will study Business. Meredith attended Suncoast High School, maintained a 3.76 GPA with special honors in the National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, and earned Outstanding Academic Achievement in AP Biology and IB Psychology, as well as being on the Honor Roll from 2008 to 2015. Bock’s Scholastic Honors include being a Member of the National Honor Society from 2012-2015 and being a Candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

 

Currently, Bock is employed at Jupiter Lanes where she is a children’s birthday […]

By |July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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