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 […]