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					TOPICS NEWSLETTER
             VOLUME 22 NO. 5 - AUGUST 2012




               THIS ISSUE:
      SFPGA JUNIORS GO NATIONAL
                          PRO-PRO
                    PRO-SCRATCH
            SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
      BEST PRACTICES... AND MORE!
     CHIP SHOTS
NEW MEMBERS
The South Florida PGA would like to welcome the following new members to the Section:

Joseph Garbowsky
Michael Leone
Stephen Lupcho
                                             A-8
                                             A-8
                                             A-8
                                                               Old Marsh Golf Club
                                                               Okeeheelee Golf Course
                                                               The Links at Pointe West
                                                                                                 CONTACT
Joshua Ross                                  A-8               Stoneybrook GC of Estero
Jarryd Wood                                  A-8               La Gorce Country Club             SOUTH FLORIDA SECTION
Eric Woodward                                A-8               Ocean Reef Club                   186 Atlantis Boulevard
                                                                                                 Atlantis, FL / 33462
NEW APPRENTICES
The South Florida PGA would like to welcome the following new apprentices to the Sec-            PHONE / FAX
tion:                                                                                            561-729-0544 / 561-729-0914
Michael Berger                               B-6               Don Law Golf Academy
                                                               at Club Med                       EMAIL
Michael Heller                               B-8               Imperial Golf Club                sflorida@pgahq.com
Sean Olson                                   B-8               Turnberry Isle - Miami
Zachary Vonderkall                           B-8               Ballen Isles Country Club         WEBSITE
Kyle McClain                                 B-8               Copperleaf Golf Club
Christopher Baetzel                          B-8               Miami Shores CC                   www.sfpgagolf.com
Christopher Dennis                           B-8               Royal Palm Yacht and CC
Paul Sendles                                 B-8               Seven Bridges @ Springtree        PRESIDENT
                                                                                                 Brian Peaper, PGA
QUARTER CENTURY CLUB
Congratulations to PGA members Martin Mangels, PGA and Louis Bartoletti, PGA                     VICE PRESIDENT
who were elected to the Quarter Century Club of the PGA of America, an elite group of            Warren Bottke, PGA
members who have served the PGA with honor and pride for 25 years.

SFPGA AND DON LAW GOLF ACADEMY BRING GOLF AND FIT-                                               SECRETARY
                                                                                                 Mark VanDyck, PGA
NESS TO OVER 5,000 PALM BEACH COUNTY YOUTHS
On July 11th and 12th, over 5,000 youths in the Palm Beach County area came to learn
what it means to stay fit this summer. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission hosted            IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
the 2012 Kid’s Fitness Festival at the Palm Beach County Convention Center where over 40         Steve Cox, PGA
different sports and professional organizations brought activities and professionals from
their respective sport in order to introduce these young kids to the many great ways to          SOUTHERN CHAPTER PRESIDENT
stay fit and active this summer.
                                                                                                 Dick McNeill, PGA
The South Florida PGA along with the Don Law Golf Acad-
emy had the wonderful opportunity to spend time teaching                                         SOUTHEAST CHAPTER PRESIDENT
the thousands of young participants about the great sport of                                     Neil Lockie, PGA
golf. PGA certified professionals were able to introduce eager
kids to both the full swing and the putting stroke. Diana Law,
Dave Cunliffe, PGA and Mack McConaha, PGA all donated                                            SOUTHWEST CHAPTER PRESIDENT
their valuable time and talents over these two days to teach-                                    Ben Bryant Jr., PGA
ing youngsters the basics of golf fundamentals and how fun it
can be to stay active through golf. A short demonstration and                                    ISLAND CHAPTER PRESIDENT
instruction of basic swing techniques and safety kicked off the                                  Brian Shaver, PGA
short clinic before the kids got the opportunity to hit golf balls
at an inflatable dinosaur, “Golfzilla”, as well as use their skills in
a putting challenge.                                                                             EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
                                                                                                 Geoff Lofstead
The two days were packed with fun, excitement, and tremendous energy as the festival
participants got to experience and develop skills in golf and other activities including Tae     ADVISORY BOARD
Kwon Do, Squash, Surfing, Judo, Hockey, Fencing, Cricket, Dance, and many more. Each
sport was able to put on a short clinic for the participants to introduce them to a new way      Paul Anderson
of getting involved in a variety of sports and activities.                                       Rick Bayliss
                                                                                                 Steve Sponder
All proceeds from the event went to the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, a non-              Ken Kennerly
profit organization which provides local youths the opportunity to learn sportsmanship,          Matt Lambert
teamwork and citizenship through sport. The Sports Commission also promotes character
development through sporting activities, lifelong physical fitness, a drug-free lifestyle, and   Peter Lund
safe and fun access to healthy activities.
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  CHIP SHOTS
  PROS ON THE GO
  Professional                            TO                                           FROM

  Doug Fisher,PGA                         A-13 – Dixie Section                    A-4 – Palmetto Pine CC, Cape Coral
  David Collumbell,PGA                    Unattached                              A-13 – Boca Greens CC, Boca Raton
  Randall Raimondi Jr.PGA                 A-4 -Ironhorse Country Club, WPB        A-1 – Ironhorse Country Club, WPB
                                          A-4 – The Evergreen Club, Palm City
  Harry Parker III, PGA                   A-1 – Pembroke Lakes CC, Pembroke Pines Life Member Master
  Jose E. Rodriguez, PGA                  A-4 – Ft. Buchanan GC, Puerto Rico      A-6 – Trump Int’l GC – Puerto Rico

                                                                              terior painting, baseboard and trim placement and landscap-
                                       A big thanks goes to the Palm          ing. Please contact the section office at 561.729.0544 if you
                                       Beach Sports Commission for            are able to donate your time to this worthy cause.
                                       putting on such a great event in
                                       Palm Beach County as well as to        THREE SFPGA PROS COMPETE AT THE SE-
                                       the Don Law Golf Academy and
                                       their staff, Diana Law, Dave
                                                                              NIOR BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
                                                                              Lee Rinker, of Jupiter, FL, Pete
                                       Culiffe, PGA and Mack Mc-              Oakley, SFPGA Life Member,
                                       Conaha, PGA for their special          and Mike San Filippo of Trump
                                       part in growing the game of golf.      International Golf Club, all com-
                                       For more information about the         peted for the 2012 Senior Brit-
Dave Cunliffe instructing PBC youths   event, CLICK HERE.                     ish Open Championship title and
                                                                              a share of the $2 million purse.
SFPGA PARTNER SNAG GOLF & PGA PROFES-                                         July 26-29. The championship
SIONAL DON LAW TEAM UP AT THE SPRING                                          was played on the Turnberry Ail-
EDUCATION SEMINAR                                                             sa Course in Turnberry, Scotland.
On Wednesday, July 24th twen-
ty local South Florida PGA Pro-                                               Rinker and San Filippo both finished in a tie for 59 overall af-
fessionals attended an educa-                                                 ter posting a four-round total of 285. We congratulate Rinker,
tion seminar at Parkland Golf &                                               San Filippo and Oakley on their performances on their admi-
Country Club featuring SFPGA                                                  rable representation of the South Florida Section at the 2012
partner SNAG Golf and PGA Pro-                                                Senior British Open Championship.
fessional Don Law. This semi-
nar was focused on junior golf                                                                     SFPGA PROS HELP REHA-
and growing the game through-                                                                      BILITATE YOUNG PATIENTS
out the community.
                                         SFPGA Pros test out SNAG equipment
                                                                                                   WITH GOLF AT JOE DIMAG-
PGA Professional, Kelly McCammon with SNAG Golf and Don
                                                                                                   GIO CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
                                                                                                   Young patients at the Joe DiMaggio Chil-
Law both communicated valuable information regarding the suc-                                      dren’s Hospital are using golf to help
cess they have had with growing the game, encouraging those                                        with their rehab. Every Tuesday through
in attendance to get out into the community and have fun with                                      the Smiling Fore Life program supported
the game!                                                                                          by the SFPGA Foundation, PGA Profes-
                                                                                                   sionals, Dave Cunliffe and Darly Hol-
For more details regarding SNAG Golf and the products they offer                                   linshead take turns visiting the hospital
CLICK HERE. CLICK HERE to view Don Law’s presentation.                                             in Hollywood, entertaining the young pa-
                                                                                                   tients for an hour. Not only is the hour
THE SFPGA FOUNDATION AND THE HABITAT                                                               of golf rewarding to the patients, but it is
FOR HUMANITY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY                                                                  also rewarding to Dave and Daryl as they
NEED YOUR HELP!                                                                                    are able to have an impact on the lives of
The South Florida PGA Foundation is looking for the help of                                        so many children facing hardship at such
SFPGA Professionals for the 2012 Habitat for Humanity Project                                      a young age.
ground breaking. The project is benefiting the Kennedy Estates
II project in Jupiter. We are looking for PGA professionals who                        As Sharon McCarthy, Cardiac/Rehab In-
would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to                          ternship Coordinator, states “the children
give back to your community. More information about date and                           here at Joe DiMaggio really enjoy their
time of the event will be coming soon! Some of the activities will                     golf lessons and activities. It provides
include exterior wall framing, exterior sheathing, roof trusses, the children with a chance to get out of there room, socialize
roof sheathing, interilr wall framing, placing doors and windows with others, and have fun. It is activities like this that help to
(experience required), exterior siding placement, interior and ex- make the hospital a better place for children.”                                2
   CHIP SHOTS
          2012 SFPGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
                                                       BOBBY GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP
                                                       The 2012 Bobby Goodman Scholarship was awarded to recipient, Marcella Tortorici.
                                                       The Bobby Goodman Scholarship is a $2,500 grant annually given to a high school
                                                       senior or college student entering into his/her freshman or sophomore year of under-
                                                       graduate studies whose parents or grandparents either work in or are retired from the
                                                       golf industry. This scholarship is named after PGA Professional Bobby Goodman, a man
                                                       well known to the South Florida PGA record books. Bobby is recognized for his numer-
                                                       ous contributions to the game of golf at all levels. The Bobby Goodman Scholarship
                                                       Fund was created in 1988 by the South Florida PGA Senior Committee in tribute to the
                                                       late Bobby Goodman.

                                                       Marcella is the daughter of Patricia and Victor Tortorici, PGA Director of Golf at Sail-
                                                       fish Point Golf Club,. Just completing her freshman year of studies at the University of
                                                       South Florida, Marcella is pursuing a degree in mass communications.


            SFPGA PGM SCHOLARSHIP AT FGCU
Colin Baesler of Ft. Myers is the recipient of the 2012 South Florida PGA Professional
Golf Management University (PGM) Scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University. This
scholarship is a $2,500 grant annually awarded to one student enrolled in the PGA
Golf Management University Program at Florida Gulf Coast University and meeting all
eligibility requirements.

Baesler, a former U.S. Marine who served nine months in Iraq, from September 2006
to May 2007, began college later than most of his peers, but when he did he knew he
wanted to pursue a career in the golf industry.

In the Fall of 2008 Baesler enrolled in the Professional Golf Management University
Program at Florida Gulf Coast University looking to become a Class A Member. In No-
vember of 2009 Baesler passed his Players Ability Test (PAT), and has been on track
ever since, expected to graduate this December.



                                                       DON E. BEATTIE SCHOLARSHIP
                                                       Palm Beach County resident, Robert Coman has been selected to receive the 2012 Don E. Beat-
                                                       tie Scholarship. This scholarship grant of $2,500 is annually awarded to one Palm Beach County
                                                       resident.

                                                       The Don E. Beattie Scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of PGA Professional Don E. Be-
                                                       attie for his service to the South Florida PGA Section as a Past President and for his support of the
                                                       game of golf. Don E. Beattie was a selfless, giving, unassuming individual dedicated to community
                                                       outreach efforts and countless charities throughout Palm Beach County. Robert Coman at a young
                                                       age has displayed similar qualities that Don E. Beattie possessed throughout his entire life.

                                                       Robert Coman is the son of Kimberly Coman and PGA Professional, Robert Coman, a PGA
                                                       member since 1990 currently employed as the Director of Golf at Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in
                                                       Aventura. Coman is known as a talented baseball player in South Florida, and looks forward to
                                                       continuing on that path after signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at The University of
                                                       Virginia this fall.



   ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
   The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida commu-
   nity, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foun-
   dation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,600
   men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf.

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  CHIP SHOTS

CHAPTER NEWS

                                                                                                 SOUTHERN CHAPTER
                                                   SOUTHEAST CHAPTER
                                                                                                UPCOMING EVENTS
      SOUTHWEST CHAPTER                                                                   Pro Only #5 and Education Seminar
                                                    UPCOMING EVENTS
      UPCOMING EVENTS                                Team Championship                          @ Miami Beach Golf Club
                                                     @ Frenchman’s Reserve                             August 13
             Stableford
            @ Renaissance                                  August 14
                                                                                                        Pro Am #2
            August 14-15                                                                               Sponsored by
                                                       Education Seminar
                                                          Brad Brewer                          Broten Garage Door and Gate
                                                    Club Med at Sandpiper Bay                        Jacarta Golf Club
                                                           August 17                                      Aug 17



                                  SFPGA JUNIORS GO NATIONAL
SOPHIA REPRESNETS PUERTO RICO Ryan Celano of Naples, FL both repre-
IN 2012 JUNIOR OPEN CHAMPION- sented South Florida by competing at this                                           Course in Mid-
SHIP                                         year’s US Junior Amateur at The Golf Club                            way, UT.
                                             of New England in Stratham, NH.
Valeria Sofia Pacheco, SFPGA Junior Tour                                                                          For his victory,
member had the honor to represent Celano, son of South Florida PGA Profes-                                        Vogel receives
Puerto Rico during the 2012 Junior Open sional Paul Celano, shot a two-day stroke                                 a gold medal,
Championship, organized and hosted by play total of 153 just missing the chance                                   custody       of
the R&A Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, to advance to the match play portion of                                    the James D.
England.The biennial Junior Open Cham- the event.                                                                 Standish Tro-
pionship accompanied The Open Champi-                                                                             phy, a 10-year
onship to Lancashire. The Juniors began Smothers advanced to the match play por-          APL exemption, exemptions into the
their championship at the Fairhaven Golf tion after shooting a two-day total of 150.      next two U.S. Amateurs, a three-year
Club while the best in the world competed Smothers lost in the first round of match       exemption from local U.S. Open qualify-
for the Claret Jug in Lytham St. Annes.      play to Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, CA.   ing (provided he remains an amateur)
                                             Congratulations to both Smothers and Cel-    and the likely invitation to the 2013
Valeria Sofia Pacheco                        ano on their great achievements.             Masters Tournament. A huge congratu-
won the North Amer-                                                                       lations to Vogel on such an outstanding
ica and Caribbean                            US GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP                 achievement and a wonderful future of
Award for her per-                                                                        golf ahead.
formance during the                          SFPGA Junior Tour member Zora Gittens of
event.                                       Parkland, FL advanced to compete in the      SOUTH FLORIDA PGA JUNIOR
                                             2012 US Girls Junior Championship at Lake    TOUR PLAYERS AND ALUMNI
Sofia also reprsen-                          Merced Golf Club in Daly City, CA. We com-   QUALIFY FOR US WOMEN’S AMA-
tented Puerto Rico in                        mend her on her great accomplishment.        TEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
the Caribbean Junior
Championships and                            JUNIOR TOUR ALUM TJ VOGEL                    SFPGA Junior Tour Alumni Jaye Marie
finished in second                           CLAIMS US AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS               Green, daughter of SFPGA Professional
place overall in the 11-13 age division with CHAMPIONSHIP                                 Don Green, as well as current Junior
a three-day total of 234. Congratulations                                                 Tour players, Annie Dulman and Alex-
to Sophia for her outstanding achieve- SFPGA Junior Tour Alumni T.J. Vogel, son           andra Papell all qualified to compete at
ments.                                       of SFPGA Professional Joe Vogel, claimed     this year’s US Women’s Amateur Cham-
                                             the 2012 US Pub Links Championship on        pionship. This year’s Championship is
SFPGA JUNIORS COMPETE IN US JU- July 14. The 21-year-old Miami resident                   being played at The Country Club in
NIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP                    won the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links       Cleveland Ohio, August 6-12. We con-
                                             Championship with a near-historic perfor-    gratulate these young women on their
SFPGA Junior Tour member Sean Smoth- mance, defeating Kevin Aylwin, 12 and 10,            oustanding achievement and wish them
ers of Tamarac, FL and Junior Tour Alumni at 7,670-yard, par-71 Soldier Hollow Golf       the best of luck.

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    BEST PRACTICES
                                                              BALLENISLES JUNIOR CUP
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - An exciting victory for the East
team at the BallenIsles Junior Cup after the final round of play on
July 22 brought conclusion to the second annual Junior Cup tournament at               “The BallenIsles Junior Cup allows us to give back to the community,
BallenIsles Country Club. The East team claimed the trophy as they came                grow the game of golf and spotlight elite junior players. These young
back from a 3-6 deficit after first day of matches on Saturday, July 21, to            ladies and gentlemen have our admiration and congratulations,”
win 14.5 to 12.5 over the West team.                                                   said Brian Kelley, director of golf at BallenIsles Country Club as stated
                                                                                       in a press release from PR Newswire. Providing a playing field where
BallenIsles Country Club hosted its Sec-                                                                                 these juniors can compete in both a
ond Annual Junior Cup Touranment July                                                                                    collaborative and competitive environ-
19-22. 36 of South Florida’s top junior                                                                                  ment helps to promote commoroderie
players gathered to play a Ryder Cup                                                                                     and teamwork while encouraging the
style format at one of the most histori-                                                                                 young generation of upcoming golfers
cally rich courses in South Florida.                                                                                     in South Florida.

Separated into the East and West teams                                                                                           In addition to providing these juniors
(18 players each), these juniors faced                                                                                           with the opportunity to compete with
off for a chance to call themselves the                                                                                          their peers in a little-played match play
2012 BallenIsles Junior Cup Champions.                                                                                           environment, Scholarship For Athletes,
The format for the two days started                                                                                              a company that educates students
with 9-hole partner better ball matches                                                                                          and their families about the recruiting
followed by 9-hole alternate shot. Day                                                                                           process, was also on site providing
two was singles matches. Many of the                                                                                             information about golf scholarships for
top rated juniors who participated in this                                                                                       players and their families.
great event stemmed from the South
Florida PGA Junior Tour where they have                                                                                                 Growing the game, and successfully
been developing their skills throughout                                                                                                 growing new players begins with creat-
the spring and summer months.                                                                                                           ing new interest and nurturing upcom-
                                                                                                                                        ing talents. We must look to the future
                                              Brian Kelley, Director of Golf, Derrick Barnett, General Manager, Jeff Fitzherbert, Head
Ensuring the future of our great sport       Golf Professional, and Joe Chalmers, Junior Cup Director with the 2012 BallenIsles Junior generations of young golfers to help
means encouraging our young and up-                                               Cup participants                                     create a solid future for the golf industry.
coming athletes who are just finding their
footing in the golf world. BallenIsles Country Club has done just that by              In addition to conducting an incredible event, BallenIsles has attracted
creating an event that showcases the top talent in South Florida as well as            positive media attention nationwide. Some of the country’s biggest sports
provides local juniors with a taste of “Tour hospitality”.                             media sources have brought national light to the exciting display of prom-
                                                                                       ising junior talent in the South Florida golf community. CLICK HERE to
The event kicked-off on Thursday evening as players and parents were                   view the promotional video associated with this year’s BallenIsles Junior
invited out to the course to partake in a demonstration day featuring                  Cup.
sponsors Cleveland Golf and Srixon giving the young athletes the oppor-
tunity to test drivers and other equipment, giving the juniors a taste of              We commend BallenIsles for encouraging the growth of junior golf in
tour attention. A pairings party followed the demonstration where pairings             South Florida and congratulate them on a successful event. Congratula-
were drawn and teammates and rivals alike enjoyed a night of comoroderie               tions to Derrick Barnett, PGA, Brian Kelley, PGA, Joe Chalmers,
before competition began.                                                              PGA, Jeff Fitzherbert, PGA, and the rest of the professional and sup-
                                                                                       port staff at BallenIsles Country Club.



GOLF 2.0
TIP OF THE MONTH

Generating new players can seem like a huge feat. For many non-golfers, the barrier for keeping
them from the game is that it is too intimidating… and too hard. A way to make learning the funda-
mentals of golf fun and easy for beginners is to use a non-traditional approach to teaching through
non-traditional equipment. The SNAG (Starting New At Golf) equipment is specifically designed to
make the first steps easier for new players. Hitting an oversized, soft golf ball with a large plastic
club head makes learning swing fundamentals easier and more fun. Also, an added benefit of using
SNAG equipment with your new players is that it is 100% portable: no need to put your brand new golfers on the range next to
your scratch membership. Taking new players to a secure, private area on the course and teaching them the game can be much
more welcoming and fun to ensure they continue to develop their love for the game, and return as your customer. For more
information about SNAG, CLICK HERE or call the section office for more information about how to get your facility set up with
equipment.
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 TOURNAMENT NEWS
                                                                                                        PRO-PRO
               KEY LARGO, Fla. -
PRESENTED BY   Jerry Impellittiere of Palm City changed partners but it didn’t change
               the outcome as he won the South Florida PGA Pro-Pro Championship for
               the second year in a row on July 11, 2012 at the Ocean Reef Club.

               An SFPGA Life Member, Impellittiere and Bud Taylor, director of golf at
               Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, beat the Lost Tree Club pairing
               of Brian Peaper, head professional, and Ed Humenik, assistant, on the
               second playoff hole on the Dolphin course.

               After they tied at 17 under par 127, the two teams matched par-3s at the
SUPPORTED BY   18th hole, then Impellittiere made birdie-3 at the first hole for the win. Im-
               pellittiere and Taylor shot 63-64 in the four-ball stroke play format, Peaper
               and Humenik 64-63 to finish second. Both teams played the shorter Ham-
               mock course during round one on July 10, and the Dolphin for round two
               on the July 11. All 62 teams played one round on each course.                  Jerry Impellittere, PGA, Eric Bean (Taylor-
               Impellittiere and Pete Oakley of Palm City won the title a year ago with Made adidas Golf Rep), and Bud Taylor, PGA
               123 on the same two courses. Oakley qualified for the U.S. Senior Open which took place July 12-15 in Michigan.

               Presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf and supported by Global Golf Sales, GolfBuddy, Golf Scorecards Inc., Ocean
               Reef Club, and TaylorMade adidas Ashworth, it was Impellittiere’s fourth SFPGA title, the first for Taylor. Peaper
               has one section win, Humenik three, including the Pro-Pro twice with Lee Rinker, in 2005 and 2008. Thank you
               to the professional staff at the Ocean Reef Club including, Scott Kirkwood, PGA, Matt Eckert, PGA, Eric
               Woodward, PGA, and David Feightner, PGA.




                                                   SENIOR SUPER-SENIOR
               TEQUESTA, Fla. – 30 South
SUPPORTED BY   Florida PGA Professionals com-
               prising of 15 teams competed at Tequesta Country Club on July 13 in the 5th Annual Senior-Super Senior Event.
               Taking home first place honors was the team of Larry Laoretti of Palm City and Mike San Filippo of Hobe
               Sound. They carded at total of 8 birdies, 1 eagle and a bogie in route to a 9 under par score of 62 and a win-
               ners check of $800. Finishing just one stroke back and in second place was the team of Jerry Tucker and Steve
               Benson. 2011 champions, Roger Kennedy and Harry Parker finished tied for 9th with a 3 under par 68.

               We would like to thank Chris Hayes, PGA , head professional at Tequesta Country Club, for all of his support in
               hosting this great event. The Event was supported by the PGA Tour.



                                                                                      PRO-SCRATCH
               NAPLES, Fla. – Chris Trout,
PRESENTED BY   PGA sank a 25-foot putt for an eagle on the first playoff hole to win
               the 33rd annual South Florida PGA Pro-Scratch presented by Nike
               Golf and supported by Tour Sticks Monday at the Club at Mediterra.
               Representing Cypress Lake Country Club of Fort Myers, Trout and
               amateur Rikki Rogan outlasted two other local teams after a tie
SUPPORTED BY   at 11 under par 61: John Calabria and Mike Andre, Golf Club @
               Fiddlers Creek, Naples, and Jay Westerlund and Phil Olive, Club
               at Renaissance, Fort Myers. Calabria missed an eagle chip, Olive a
               40-foot putt for a halve.

               The field played the North course at the Club at Mediterra. A 6,897
               yard par 72 test of skill. Big thanks to Mediterra for hosting this
               event and to the professional and shop staff, especially Rob Ander-          Blake Davidson (Nike Golf Rep), Rikki Rogan,
               son, PGA and Steven Oldfield, PGA for all of their support.                      Chris Trout, PGA, Steve Oldfield, PGA
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  JUNIOR TOUR NEWS
                               JUNIOR TOUR #8 OCEAN REEF CLUB
                KEY LARGO, Fla. - The South
                Florida PGA Junior Tour pre-
                sented by the Honda Classic hosted Event #8 at Ocean Reef Club in Key
                Largo July 12-13.

                Tim Cahill of West Palm Beach won his second Overall title of the year by
PRESENTED BY:   shooting 68-73 to claim a 2-shot victory. Tying for first in the Boys 16-18
                division, with a 143, were Robert Butler of Estero, and Gage Marino of
                Palm Beach Gardens. Finishing third with a 145 was Steven LaMay.

                Zachary Bariso of Boca Raton won the Boys 14-15 age division with a
                145. Coming in second place from Tequesta, was Nick Gagliardi with a
                147. Finishing third with a 148 was Jake Holt of Jupiter.

                Carolina Garrett of Miami won her second title of the season by 5 shots
                after shooting 70-77-147. Coming in first place in the Girls 16-18 division Carolina Garrett, Eric Woodward, PGA,
                                                                                                        and Tim Cahill
                was Caitlin Huiting of Pompano Beach with a 152. Tying for second place
                with a 160 was Michelle Haramboure of Miami, and Taylor Moody of Plantation.
SUPPORTED BY:
                In the Girls 14-15 division, there was a three way tie for first place with a score of 157: Emily Faulkner of Palm City,
                Mary Janiga of Wellington, and Jenna Tuccio of Marco Island.

                Jeffrey Cunningham of West Palm Beach claimed the Boys 12-13 title with a two-day score of 146. Finishing in
                second place with a 147 from Weston was Alberto Martinez. Tying for third place with a 151, was James Greco of
                Parkland and Sebastian Diaz of Weston.

                Kaely Krayeski of Wellington won her second Girls 12-13 title of the year with a 153. Finishing second with a 157
                was Tanya Eathakotti of Miami. Coming in third with a 162 was Sabrina Fonda of Wellington.

                A big thank you goes to the professional and facility staff at the Ocean Reef Club for all of their time and hard work
                in preparing for the event, especially Scott Kirkwood, PGA, Matt Eckert, PGA, Eric Woodward, PGA and
                David Feightner, PGA.


                 JUNIOR TOUR #9 PLANTATION PRESERVE
                ATLANTIS, FL – The South
                Florida PGA Junior Tour pre-
                sented by the Honda Classic hosted Event #9 at Plantation Preserve in
                Plantation July 24-25.

                Daniel Whelan of Coral Springs won his second Overall title of the year
                by shooting 69-68 to claim a 3-shot victory. First place in the Boys 16-18
                division went to Michael Anderson of Parkland with a 141. There was a
                three way tie for second place with a 143: Brandon Meyer of Lehigh Acres,
                Jonah Wasserstrom of Hollywood, and Jesus Delgado of Fort Lauderdale.

                Jackson Shoenfelt of Boynton Beach claimed the Boys 14-15 title by           Anastasia Talalenko, Brian Schuler, PGA,
                shooting a second round 66, the low round of the tournament and year on                and Daniel Whelan
                tour. Shoenfelt finished with a 2-day score of 140. Finishing second was Zachary Bariso of Boca Raton. Tying for
                third place with a 153 was Eduardo Blochtein of Delray Beach and Matthew Galluzzo of Plantation.

                Anastasia Talalenko of Naples claimed her first Girls Overall title with a 3 shot lead over the field. Talalenko
                finished with a 148. For the Girls 16-18 division there was a three way tie with a 152: Ashley Burke of Boynton
                Beach, Janelle Johnson of Royal Palm Beach, and Casey Farmer of Deerfield Beach.

                In the Girls 14-15 division, Samantha Haubenstock from Weston finished first with a 151. Coming in second place
                from Aventura was Ariana Garcia. Finishing third with a 182 was Tracy Peyton from Boynton Beach.

                Alberto Martinez of Weston won the Boys 12-13 division by shooting a 2-under round of 142. With a 146, Anthony
                Muttillo of Boca Raton came in second place. Finishing third with a 147 was Andrew Kozan of Palm Beach Gar-
                dens. Claiming her fourth Girls 12-13 title of the year was Valeria Sofia from Hallandale Beach, with a 158. Finish-
                ing second with a 163 was Julia Matzat of Parkland. Coming in third from Boca Raton, was Andie Shukow with
                a 166. A big thanks to our presenting partners and to the professional and support staff at Plantation Preserve,
                especially Brian Schuler for hosting this event.                                                                           7
NEW AND UPCOMING
                                                                                           SUN MOUNTAIN
                                                                                           PROUDLY ANNOUNCES
UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                            NEW REPRESENTATION

        Pro-Superintendent               Forida Senior Open Championship
                Aug 3                                 Aug 10-12
    Frenchman’s Creek Country Club      Bear Lakes Country Club - Links & Lakes
           Supported By:                            Supported By:
E-Z-GO, Adams Golf, Laser Link & Global              Antiqua Golf
              Golf Sales                                                                   SFPGA Partner, Sun Mountain,
                                                  South Florida                            proudly introduces their newest
                                                                                           representative, Mike Connors, as
       National Retnal Car                  Professional Championship                      the Sun Mountain Representative to
        South Florida PGA                                Aug 20-22                         South Florida. His contact informa-
     Assistants Championship                    Sailfish Point / Willoughby                tion is as follows:
                 Aug 6-7                               Presented By:
      Fort Lauderdale Country Club         Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, & Omega
                                                                                           Mike Connors
              Presented By:                            Supported By:
                                                                                           4823 Chancellor Drive, Apt. #21
               Cobra Puma                Callaway Golf, Titleist, FootJoy, Nike Golf       Jupiter, FL 33458
             Supported By:                    TaylormMade adidas Ashworth                  516-297-6209
              The PGA Tour                            & The PGA Tour                       michael.connors118@gmail.com




IT’S A GIRL!                                                   UPCOMING JUNIOR EVENTS
Jason Schulte, PGA and his wife
Lindsay would like to announce the                            JUNIOR TOUR EVENT #10
birth of their first child a daughter,                        August 2-3, 2012
named Payton Louise Schulte. She                              @ Breakers Rees Jones
was born in Naples Wednesday July                             Presented by The Honda Classic
18 at 7:02 pm weighing 7 lbs 5 oz                             Supported by Titleist, Don Law Golf Academy, Club Med Golf Academy, Palm
and 20” long. A big congratulations                           Beach Sports Commission, Allianz Championship, and The Fun Group at Mirasol
from the SFPGA Staff for the exciting
new addition to the Schulte family.                           JUNIOR TOUR EVENT #11
                                                              August 11-12, 2012
                                                              @ Quail Valley Golf Club
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES                                       Presented by The Honda Classic
                                                              Supported by Titleist, Don Law Golf Academy, Club Med Golf Academy, Palm
                                                              Beach Sports Commission, Allianz Championship, and The Fun Group at Mirasol
           August 28th
         LaPlaya Golf Club
             Naples, FL                                       JUNIOR TOUR EVENT #12
           9 AM - 12 AM                                       August 25-26, 2012
          Presented By:                                       @ Grey Oaks Country Club
            Box Groove                                        Presented by The Honda Classic
                                                              Supported by Titleist, Don Law Golf Academy, Club Med Golf Academy, Palm
                                                              Beach Sports Commission, Allianz Championship, and The Fun Group at Mirasol




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