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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

Balmer Wins Naples Beach Club Senior Open

NAPLES – Tim Balmer of North Lauderdale won the Naples Beach Club Senior Open Championship today by two strokes after firing a closing round 65, 207 three day total.    Balmer started the day tied for fourth place just four strokes off the lead.  Finishing is second place, was 2013 Champion, Doug Dunakey of Port Charlotte.  Balmer carded seven birdies and no bogies in route to his seven under par 65.

Steven Sim of Fort Lauderdale was the Low Amateur Champion, finishing at 221 for the 54-hole championship.


Jerry Tucker, PGA Professional of Jerry Tucker Golf won the 60-69 Division with a three day total 214, two under par.  Roger Kennedy, PGA Professional from Stuart won the 70-74 Division also with a 54-hole total of 214.  Marion Heck, PGA Professional from Fort Myers won the 75+ division on Saturday with a 36-hole total of 137.


The Naples Beach Club Senior Open Championship is an event open to all Florida residents, professionals and amateurs, age 50+.  Four age divisions were contested (50-59, 60-69, 70-74 and 75+) with each division playing from a different set of tees.


The South Florida PGA has been conducting a Senior Championship at The Naples Beach Club for over 35 years.  For complete results click here.

By |October 20th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

David Kelly Named 2014 SFPGA Salesperson of the Year

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Club Car representative, David Kelly, has been named the 2014 SFPGA Salesperson of the Year. This award recognizes an individual for their overall performance as a sales representative serving the South Florida PGA Section.

Having served the South Florida PGA Section for 24 years, Kelly has established many long term relationships with countless facilities and members. He prides himself on being readily available to his customers and maintaining honest partnerships.

“I really enjoy finding solutions to enhance my customers’ golf operations,” said Kelly. He believes in developing and understanding how to help customers perform their duties most efficiently. He focuses on all activity related to the customers’ needs rather than just activities that will lead to a sale.

As a successful sales representative for Club Car, Kelly has received numerous awards from the organization. He was a member of Club Car’s “Branch of the Year” in 1996 and 2000. In 2002, he received the “Fab Five” award for being one of the top five performing Territory Managers in the country. He received Club Car’s highest honor in 2003, the “Presidential Award.” In 2009, he was voted Territory Manager of the Year.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by such a great group of people that I have worked with for so long,” said Kelly. “It is always a privilege to be recognized by your customers.”

David Kelly, along with nine (9) other South Florida PGA Annual Award winners, will be recognized at the SFPGA Awards Night on November 11.

By |October 17th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments