South Florida PGA News

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.

 

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Fieger Earns 2014 Senior Player of the Year

Atlantis, Fla. – Gene Fieger, PGA Director of Golf at the Hideout Golf Club in Naples has earned the 2014 South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year Award. Fieger’s impressive year was highlighted by a win at the 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz in April. This is the second consecutive year that Fieger has been named South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year. He also earned SFPGA Player of the Year in 2000.

Fieger competed in numerous South Florida PGA events this season, rarely finishing outside the top-10. His season included: South Florida Senior Open (T4), Fort Lauderdale Open (Senior Division T1/Open Division T15), South Florida Open (T4), Florida Senior Open (T3), Senior Section Championship (T3), South Florida PGA Professional Championship/Section Championship (T7), and The Naples Beach Club Senior Open (T5). Fieger’s scoring average throughout these events was 71.1.

On a national level, Fieger won the 2013 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, which was postponed from its original date of November, 2013. He then traveled to Benton Harbor, Michigan to compete in the Senior PGA Championship. Most recently, Fieger finished T11 in the 2014 Senior PGA Professional National Championship at PGA Golf Club. As a result of his finish, he has earned a spot in the 2015 Senior PGA Championship, which will be contested at the Philadelphia Cricket Club June 28-July 1.

As the SFPGA Senior Player of the Year, Fieger has earned a spot into the Monday qualifier for the Allianz Championship, held February 2-8, 2015 at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton.

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Trout & Bertilson are Champions in the Inaugural Mixed Team Event

Atlantis, FL – Monday, November 17th Sailfish Golf Club in Stuart played host to the inaugural South Florida PGA Mixed Team event.  This event featured twenty-seven teams comprised of one male and one female PGA/LPGA professional competing in an eighteen hole four ball format.

 

Firing an impressive 66 on a difficult golf course with strong winds was PGA Director of Instruction at Sun Cup Golf Center and PGA Assistant Professional at Naples National Brittany Bertilson.  Trout and Bertilson’s 66 was low enough to claim victory by one shot over the team Jerry Tucker and Laurie Rinker and the team of Pat Patterson Sherri Pla who both fired 67’s. In addition to our event champions, Debbie Moss PGA Professional at the Presidents Country Club was the recipient of a Game Golf unit after knocking her shot on #12 to 6 feet, winning the closest-to-the hole contest!

 

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