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Three SFPGA Professionals to Compete in 2015 Senior PGA Championship

This week, three South Florida PGA Professionals will compete in the 2015 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at the Dye Course at French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN. Gene Fieger, Steve Madsen and Lee Rinker finished in the Top-35 of the 2014 Senior PGA Professional National Championship in November, which earned them a spot in this week’s Senior PGA Championship.

Gene Fieger , PGA Director of Golf at Hideout Golf Club finished T11 in the 2014 Senior PGA Professional National Championship and took home first place in 2013. Fieger will be competing in his third Senior PGA Championship. Lee Rinker, PGA Director of Golf at Emerald Dunes Golf Club will be competing in his fifth Senior PGA Championship. Lastly, Steve Madsen, PGA Life Member of Jupiter will be competing in his first Senior PGA Championship.

The first round will begin Thursday, May 21st. Gene Fieger will tee off at 12:50, Lee Rinker at 2:20 and Steve Madsen at 2:45. Good luck to Gene, Lee and Steve. To follow their progress throughout the event, click here.

By |May 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Fieger Fires 138 to win South Florida Senior Open

JUPITER, Fla. – The 28th Annual South Florida Senior Open presented by Cure Putters was contested over both courses at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club at Old Trail with the 50-59 and 60-69 age divisions competing on the Fazio design and the 70-74 and 75+ age divisions competing on the adjacent Hills course.
Gene Fieger, PGA Director of Golf at the Hideout Golf Club in Naples Fla., fired two consecutive three-under-par rounds of 69 on the Fazio course to claim the individual first place honors this afternoon as he recorded birdies on eleven, fourteen and sixteen to win the championship division by a margin of four strokes. In the 60-69 age division, Jerry Tucker of Stuart, Fla. successfully defended his  title this week at Jonathan’s Landing as he opened up the tournament with a five-under-par round of 67. Tucker went on to win the division by a margin of 4 strokes and recorded a two-day-total of 141.  Steve Sponder of Cooper City, Fla took home first place gross honors as one of seven amateurs in the championship division. Sponder finished off his afternoon firing a 70 to post a two-day total of 144 and take home the hardware.
The 70-74 division featured SFPGA Life Member Roger Kennedy as he worked his way to the top of the leader-board on the Hills course firing a two-day total of 144. Gary Benoit of Palm City, Fla. claimed 75+ division honors completing his tournament with a final round 67 to post a tournament score of 140 in the ideal conditions this morning.
The South Florida PGA would like to recognize Director of Golf Neil Lockie, Assistant Director of Golf Jim Leary as well as the entire staff at Jonathan’s Landing for an […]

By |May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

6th Annual Pro-Am Raises $19,000 for the SFPGA Foundation

ATLANTIS, FLORIDA – Sixteen PGA Professionals and forty-eight amateurs competed in the 2015 South Florida PGA Foundation Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom and supported by The Loxahatchee Club, Heritage Creations and Fairway & Greene today in Jupiter.  This marked the sixth annual Foundation Pro-Am conducted to help raise funds to support Foundation programming including but not limited to Smiling Fore Life, Habitat for Humanity, junior golf, charitable gifting and scholarships.  The event this year raised just over $19,000.


The team from Wilderness Country Club in Naples comprised of PGA Professional John Calabria, David Kirk, Rob Kelecher and John Scheessele fired a 133 to capture first place by two.  The format for the event was two best balls (one gross one net).


Special thanks to the entire staff at The Loxahatchee Club and their PGA Head Golf Professional Wilson Zehner.


For complete results click here. For more information about the Foundation and details on how to get involved click here.

By |May 12th, 2015|0 Comments