South Florida PGA News

Ryder Cup Activities

This year, the PGA of America has introduced two new activities to bring more excitement to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

On September 2nd, US Captain Tom Watson will make his three Captain’s Picks on a televised event on the Golf Channel. The event will air live from NBC’s Studio 8H, where “Saturday Night Live” is filmed. This will be broadcasted on the Golf Channel with an hour preview show with the picks being announced at 7PM EST.

In preparation for the Captain Watson’s selections, an interactive social contest has begun called “MyCaptainsPicks”. Golf fans are able to choose who they would select as their three captain’s picks at MyCaptainsPicks.com. The fans whose picks match Captain Watson’s will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of a trip for two to the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

“I’m delighted with the nine players who have made the team,” said Watson. “I believe that each player has the ability to play great golf and compete at the highest level in the Ryder Cup. The selection of the three Captain’s picks for the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland is my focus the next few weeks. MyCaptainsPicks is a fun opportunity for fans to engage with the Ryder Cup in a style that’s unprecedented. I hope the winners have a great trip to the Ryder Cup!”

By |August 29th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Patriot Golf Day Kicks Off

Today kicks off the start of the 7th Annual Patriot Golf Day around the nation.  For the past seven years countless golf facilities have conducted fund raisers over labor  day weekend and veterans day in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides post secondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.

 

The inaugural Patriot Golf Day in 2007 was started by Major Dan Rooney, Founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, F-16 Pilot, PGA Professional, and USGA member. On Labor Day 2007 Rooney asked golfers to add $1 to their greens fees. His request resulted in donations of more than $1.1 million from more than 3,200 golf facilities. In the last five years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising more than $12.8 million through Patriot Golf Day events resulting in over 2600 recipients in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

 

Thanks to all of the South Florida PGA golf facilities that have signed up to host a fund raiser in support of Patriot Golf Day this year!  Whether facilities host fund raisers this weekend or later this year every bit helps!  For more details, to find a facility near you or to register a facility to participate click here.

By |August 29th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Scaletta is the 2014 South Florida PGA Professional Champion/Section Champion

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Paul Scaletta of Jupiter two-putted for par on the second playoff hole Wednesday to win the 36th annual South Florida PGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and Omega and supported by Titleist, FootJoy, Nike Golf, TaylorMade adidas Golf, The PGA Tour and Center State Bank at Orchid Island Beach Golf and Beach Club.

It was the fourth victory in SFPGA competitions for Scaletta, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at The Bear’s Club, his first in the Professional Championship.

After they tied at two under par 214, Scaletta outlasted Christopher Kaufman, PGA Teaching Professional at BallenIsles Country Club, and Matt Newman, PGA Head Golf Professional at Broken Sound Club-Club Course. They shot 71, 67 and 72, respectively, in regulation.

“Those guys played great,” up to the 18th, Scaletta said of his playing partners, Newman and Rinker. “I’ve been playing great but putting poorly all year. It turned around this week.” Scaletta was the first round leader with 69 at Orchid Island and added 74 Tuesday at Hawk’s Nest GC.

Scaletta earned $6,497 from the record $81,000 purse and received the SFPGA’s automatic berths in two PGA Tour events in March, The Honda Classic as Player of the Year and the Puerto Rico Open as section champion. He also leads the section’s 13 qualifiers, Joe Allinder, Jared Blocker, Gene Fieger, Dan Heaslip, Chris Kaufman, Roger Kennedy, Chad Kurmel, Alan Morin, Matt Newman, Lee Rinker, Chris Trout and Jerry Tucker into the PGA Professional National Championship next June at the Philadelphia Cricket Club.  For complete results click here.

By |August 27th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments