South Florida PGA News

Sign up for GolfPass Outing #12 for chance to win Allianz Championship Tickets

Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of VIP Celebrity Cruise Lounge Tickets to the Allianz Championship! The final GolfPass Outing of the season will be held at Parkland Golf & Country Club on Monday, December 1st. The event will be a 9:00 am shotgun and the cost is $75.

Each participant of the event will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP Celebrity Cruise Lounge Tickets to the Allianz Championship. Click here to register for the event.

The Allianz Championship will be held February 5-8, 2015 at The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton. For more information on the Allianz Championship, click here.

By |November 25th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments

Derek Sprague Elected 39th President of The PGA of America

INDIANAPOLIS –Derek Sprague of Malone, New York, was elected the 39th President of the PGA of America November 22nd at the Association’s 98th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Sprague is the PGA General Manager and Director of Golf at Malone Golf Club. Elected to PGA membership in 1993, Sprague has held leadership roles at both the National and Section PGA levels since 1998. Sprague previously served as PGA Secretary from 2010-12, and as Vice President from 2012 until Oct. 24, 2014, when he was named PGA Interim President. He also previously served as the District 1 Director on the National PGA Board from 2007-10.

Succeeding Sprague as Vice President is Paul Levy of Indian Wells, California, who served the past two years as Secretary and held the roles of Secretary and Interim Vice President from Oct. 24, 2014 until the election.

Suzy Whaley of Farmington, Connecticut, was elected Secretary. Sprague, Levy and Whaley will each serve two-year terms.

The Board of Directors extended the role of Honorary President Allen Wronowski of Bel Air, Maryland, for two additional years.

In addition, three new members of the PGA Board of Directors were sworn in at the PGA Annual Meeting. The new PGA Board members are Jeff Drimel of St. Michael, Minnesota; Tim Fries of Kenmore, New York; and Kyle Heyen of Arvada, Colorado. The new PGA District Directors each will serve three-year terms.

The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association’s President, Vice President, Secretary, Honorary President and 17 Directors. The Directors include representatives from each of the PGA’s 14 districts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections.


South Florida PGA officers made the trip to Indianapolis for the […]

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

Team Golf Growing in South Florida, More to Come

ATLANTIS, Fla. – The final Team Golf event in 2014 concluded this past weekend on Sunday, November 16.  Although the program is intended for the summer, the schedule was extended during the fall months to meet the demand of players, parents, and team coaches.

In just its second season, Team Golf has more than doubled the overall numbers going from 196 members in 2013 to 451 members in 2014.  A total of 41 teams participated in Team Golf, reaching close to 40 different facilities across south Florida.  Forty-one events were held in five different leagues and regions – Northern Palm Beach, Southern Palm Beach, Naples/Fort Myers, Broward County and Vero Beach.  In addition, more than 1800 tournament rounds were played by participants this season.

Other highlights include the first recorded hole-in-one by Team Golf members (Dylan Atkinson from team Tiburon Tour Academy on June 17 and Reid Korody from team Jonathan’s Landing Shipwreckers on October 11).

We want to thank all the PGA and LPGA members who helped with Team Golf for their dedicated work this year to help grow the game.  Specials thanks goes to the players and parents that participated in the program, and the host facilities for their continued support with Team Golf.  We also want to recognize and thank Team Golf sponsor Taylor Farms, which provided fruit this season as a healthy, on-course snack for the junior golfers.

Although this season may have come to an end, we are organizing the 2015 schedule that will be released early next year.  Be on the lookout for upcoming details in January.


About Team Golf
Team Golf is the “Little League” approach to golf in a structured setting that provides for a more popular, less stressful approach to competition […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Tags: |0 Comments