South Florida PGA News

Fieger & Bertsch Fire 60 to Win the Junior Senior Presented by Yamaha

Gene Fieger and Justin Bertsch of the Hideout Golf Club in Naples teamed up Thursday to win the South Florida PGA Senior-Junior Championship presented by Yamaha and supported by Global Golf Sales and The PGA Tour. This year the event was contested at Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation and featured 50 teams comprised of one professional aged 50+ and one under the age of 50.

Firing an impressive round of 60 featuring back-to-back 30’s, Fieger and Bertsch were able to clinch the title by three shots. Their success today started on their first hole, No. 13 where they made birdie. From there they would go on to make eleven more.
Today’s victory is not the first team title for Fieger and Bertsch, in 2014 they teamed up to win the Pro-Assistant Championship at Ballen Isles Country Club.

The mixed format for the event featured: holes 1-6, scramble; 7-12, four-ball stroke play; and 13-18, modified Pinehurst. Next on the SFPGA schedule: May 4-5, Ft. Lauderdale Open at Parkland Golf and Country Club followed by the Foundation Pro-Am on May 12th at the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter.

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By |April 30th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

The SFPGA Foundation Kicks Off it’s 4th Habitat for Humanity Project in Collier County on Saturday

Join Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and the South Florida PGA Foundation as they come together for a wall-raising, the first on-site step in building a home for a family in need of decent, affordable housing in our community.

The SFPGA Build, featuring a kick-off and the hallmark of a Habitat build, the wall-raising, will happen Saturday, May 2, at 8 a.m. in the Regal Acres community in East Naples. The address is 10552 Majestic Circle, Naples.

“We are very grateful to the South Florida PGA and the high-profile visibility that this partnership brings to Habitat for Humanity’s work in Collier County.  The strong local golfing community relies upon course maintenance workers, club kitchen staff, landscapers and housekeepers, many of whom are Habitat homeowners or seeking affordable homeownership opportunities.  Working with the South Florida PGA is simply a natural fit,” said Lisa Lefkow, Executive Vice-President of Habitat Collier.

This is the fourth Habitat home that the South Florida PGA Foundation has been involved in building. Not only will the South Florida PGA Foundation provide a $50,000 donation to Habitat to fund the construction materials for the home, but throughout May and June, countless PGA professionals, friends and junior tour members will be on-site throughout the project volunteering their time and serving our community.

“We are extremely excited about our build this summer, and what we have been able to accomplish the last four years.  Having the ability to make a large monetary contribution, in addition to getting our members involved in the community to help others has been our goal since 2011,” said SFPGA Foundation President Tom Wildenhaus.

The wall-raising is one of the most visible and visual parts of Habitat home building. It also marks the beginning […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments

The Southwest Claims the 24th Annual Nelson Cup Matches

The 24th Annual Nelson Cup Matches supported by Taylormade Adidas Ashworth was held today at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida. Representing each of the three chapters were 12 Class A PGA Members who qualified for their respective team through their chapter point accumulation over the 2014 season. The Southwest Chapter took an early and commanding lead this morning after the newly implemented Foursome (alternate shot) format. They accumulated 30 points in the morning matches to Southeast’s 13 ½ and Southern’s 10 ½. The Southeast Chapter made a charge in the afternoon singles matches earning 41 ½ points but fell 20 ½ points short as The Southwest Chapter went on to win back the cup after losing last year to the Southeast Chapter. Southwest team standout’s Gene Fieger and Adam DeArmond earned a perfect combined 12 of 12 points in the afternoon singles matches. Also sweeping the afternoon were Southeast’s Alan Morin and Jason Hrynkiw. The victorious Southwest team was comprised of PGA Professionals Joe Allinder, Gary Baker, Justin Bertsch, Jared Blocker, John Calabria, Adam DeArmond, Mark Doss, Gene Fieger, Dan Heaslip, Chris Shultis, and Jay Westerlund.


The South Florida PGA would like to thank Charlie, John, and Jeff Nelson for the development and success of this annual event in the light and support of local Junior Golf.  The SFPGA would also like to recognize Bill and Sandi Bishop from Taylormade Adidas Ashworth for their continued support of this event. Finally, The South Florida PGA would like to thank PGA Director of Golf Joe DeMino, and PGA Head Professional Jason Hrynkiw for an outstanding operation, membership and truly immaculate golf course and facility.

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By |April 27th, 2015|Tags: |0 Comments