Please join us for a fun afternoon at the Junior Golf Clinic, featuring PGA TOUR Professional and U.S Open Champion, Graeme McDowell. Also enjoy a spectacular golf show by PGA Hall of Famer, Dennis Walters, and tricks by super dog Bucky! These two icons of the game will share insider tips and stories from their years of experience on the PGA TOUR and traveling around the world. WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 TIME: 4:00 PM WHERE: Champion Range- PGA National Resort & Spa FREE FOR CHILDREN 15 & UNDER PARKING: Proceed to PGA National Clubhouse and tell security you are attending the Junior Clinic and parking is FREE and ON-SITE! Graeme McDowell calls Northern Ireland his homeland, but resides in Orlando, Florida. He is well known for winning the 2010 U.S Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Graeme has won 10 events on the European Tour and 3 events on the PGA Tour. He has represented Ireland World Cup and has been a member of 4 European Ryder Cup Teams. Graeme is also known as “G-Mac.” Dennis Walters is one of only eleven honorary lifetime members of The PGA of America. In 2008, The PGA of America presented him with their highest honor, The Distinguished Service Award. In 2018, The USGA presented him with its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award. Presented annually since 1955, the Bob Jones Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.
The Monday after The Honda Classic, the Champion Course is yours for the taking! This is your chance to experience what PGA TOUR professionals do on Championship Sunday. The Champion Course will be set up in the same condition with the same pin placements as it was for the final Sunday tournament round the day before our event. SCHEDULE & FORMAT Monday, March 4, 2019 Time: 8:00 am Shotgun Start – Limited Field Location: PGA National Resort & Spa – Champion Course Format: 18 Holes, Two Players per team – Best Ball Team Event Prizes will be awarded for Gross and Net Divisions Tees: Don’t worry, we do not play the TOUR Tees! (Special tee locations will be assigned for Seniors, Ladies and Juniors) ENTRY FEE & REGISTRATION $725 per person / $1,450 per team. Entry fee must accompany the registration form. Your tournament Entry Fee in includes greens fee, cart, practice balls, continental breakfast, awards luncheon, gift bag and a Honda Classic tournament hospitality. Each team member receives one (1) Champions Club credential providing access to the Champions Club hospitality pavilion (which includes food and beverages) for one weekend day of their choice at The Honda Classic, plus one preferred parking pass. Each player also has the option to purchase one additional hospitality credential. Please CLICK HERE for the tournament entry form.
The Honda Classic brings the world’s best PGA TOUR players to Palm Beach County, providing a week of entertainment for the entire community, with a greater goal of supporting South Florida charities, including our Chapter. To purchase tickets or for more information please CLICK HERE. Time is running out to enter Birdies for Children and a chance to win a 2019 Honda vehicle. Please CLICK HERE to enter, then scroll down and select The First Tee.
Earlier this year, Michael Pakradooni, President of Atlantic Refrigeration hosted a fun tournament at the incredible Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course. The event raised over $100,000 for our chapter. Guests were treated to breakfast, golf and lunch. Thank you to our title sponsor, Atlantic Refrigeration, who have been keeping The Palm Beaches’ pristine estates and private clubs cool and comfortable for over 50 years. Their reputation for honesty, quality and integrity has been earned with every residential or commercial air conditioning system they have installed, repaired or replaced since 1962. For more information, please visit their website at http://atlanticrefrigeration.cc/home.html Pictured above left: Bob Murphy joins Tournament Chairmen Pakradooni and Richard Ekey with the winning team of Bob Kramer, Danny Kramer, Paul Adkins and Mike Delose with the champions’ panel. Pictured above right: Murphy, Pakradooni and Ekey present the BIG check to chapter students and Coach Anthony and Coach Sherri.
Our Chapter has partnered with Every Ball Counts (EBC), which is home to many of our area’s best amateur and professional players. Co-founder, Vern McMillan, has opened the facility to allow our Birdie and Eagle Level participants to train at EBC. Players participated in pilot sessions which is open to active participants only starting February 23rd. EBC is the world’s first science-based and statistical data-driven training center. Located at The Estates Course at PGA National, this secluded setting offers players a unique goal-based training methodology that has been validated by PGA Tour players as well as elite and Olympic athletes for 30 years. EBC staff has had the pleasure of training athletes through 17 Olympic gold medals, 48 world championships, and over 125 Tour wins (including 8 majors). Their proprietary skill-based training program, combined with the latest technology, offers immediate results for players seeking their next level of success. Whether you’re an aspiring amateur, junior or Tour player, EBC has the right system in place to achieve your goal.
Over the past three years, Tom Patri has donated is time and talent in visiting our Dyer Park students. Tom is one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America and has been a leading voice in the golf industry for more than 30 years. Tom spent time with each one of our participants throughout all of the Life Skill Levels on a recent Saturday morning. He shared stories, life tips, and golf advice while interacting with our coaches and players. Special thanks to Tom Patri for his continued support over the years.