Golf Is A Social Distancing Sport – Register Now!

First Tee registration is open at multiple program locations in St. Lucie and Martin Counties. Please visit our website to learn more about class days and times at the following locations: Crane Watch Club The Champions Club Jensen Beach Golf Club The Saints at Port St. Lucie Golf Course Riverbend Country Club Fairwinds Golf Course

SFPGA Players Of The Year – Three For Three

Each of the South Florida PGA Junior Tours conduct a season long Player of the Year points race. Every tournament awards points to the top finishers. The players with the most points at the end of the year are crowned Players of the Year. Ace participant, Tyler Mistretta won the Boys 15-18 Champions Tour honor. Tyler, from North Palm Beach, also won The Honda Classic SFPGA Most Improved Player for 2020 by lowering his stroke average by 5 shots to 71.5. Birdie participant, Zoe Shamy, won the Girls 13-18 Prep Tour honor. In twelve events, Zoe recorded an amazing five wins, three seconds and four third place finishes; never finishing worse than third place. Par participant, Wylie “Coyote” Inman, won the Boys 11-12 Prep Tour honor. Wylie played 12 events with an over the top nine wins, two seconds and one fifth place finish.

SNAG Program Starting For Ages 2 Through 5

FREE Open House on Tuesday, January 12th and Thursday, January 14th SNAG stands for “Starting New at Golf” Classes for girls and boys – ages 2 through 5 years old.

*Please come to the Open House on the same session day and time based on your child’s age.

Class starts – Tuesday, January 19th and Thursday, January 21st

We will be using specialized golf equipment. All equipment will be provided.

Session Fee is $75.00 for 6-week class for girls and boys – ages 2 through 5 years old. Register for the 6-week session online to reserve your class. Please contact Coach John Gansz at [email protected] or 561-324-2909 for more information.

Join Us For The Monday After The Honda Invitational

PGA National Resort and Spa – The Champion Course Tee Times beginning at 7:15am, Monday, March 22, 2021

Play where the Pros play!! The Champion Course will be set up in the same conditions with the same pin placements as the PGA TOUR’s championship Sunday.

EVENT FORMAT: 18 Holes, Two Player – Best Ball Team Event. Play Your Own Ball (Not a scramble). Prizes will be awarded for Gross and Net Divisions. Special tee locations will be assigned for Seniors, Ladies and Juniors. Please register ASAP. This event sells out quickly! For more information, please contact [email protected]

The Honda Classic Moving Forward With Re-Imagined 2021 Event

The 2021 Honda Classic plans to welcome spectators once again to PGA National Resort & Spa March 15-21. With the primary focus on the health and well-being for all involved with the tournament and the local community, daily attendance will be limited. “We are being conservative in our planning as we continue to navigate the pandemic,” Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. “We want to do everything possible to make sure that The Honda Classic will be a great experience and continue to make a significant charitable impact on the thousands of children in our community whose lives we are able to enhance every year.” For more information, please visit

Tim Rosaforte To Receive Memorial Golf Journalism Award

Jack Nicklaus recently called Tim Rosaforte to congratulate him on being named the recipient of this year’s Memorial Golf Journalism Award. The award was created to honor journalists who served their profession with conspicuous honor and made a major contribution and impact on golf journalism. “It’s pretty surreal to have Jack call to tell you that you’ve won an award like that,” Rosaforte said. “I’ve known Jack for a long time, and it was an emotional moment. It means a lot to be honored at Jack’s tournament.” Rosaforte, a longtime Jupiter resident, was one of golf’s original “insiders” during his four-decade career that included stops at the Palm Beach Post, Sports Illustrated and Golf World. The 65-year-old retired from the Golf Channel a year ago because he has early-onset Alzheimer’s. “Tim has been a great friend for some 40 years,” Nicklaus said. “We first met at Oak Hill at the 1980 PGA Championship, and our paths have crossed countless times since. Tim is also one of this generation’s great golf journalists. “He has developed relationships and trust from so many in the game, and you always know that if there was an important story to be told in golf, Tim was going to be the first call you received and usually the first one to report it.” In late October, Rosaforte became the first journalist – and the 12th person overall – to receive Honorary Membership in the PGA of America. Rosaforte also received the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism in 2014.

2021 SFPGA Junior Tour Schedule Released

Registration for the SFPGA Junior Tour is now open and offers a variety of tours for players of all skill level ages 6-18. The Links, Prep, Challenge and Championship tours provide a journey for young golfers who are just starting out to when they are competitive tournament players and perspective college golfers. Links Tour – A series of 9-hole events which provides a competitive and fun tournament atmosphere for players to gain stroke play experience and learn the game of golf. This tour is aimed at beginner-level golfers, ages 6-14. Prep Tour – Players on this tour must have some previous tournament golf experience as it is single day, 18-hole rounds for junior golfers ages 9-18. Challenge Tour – This is a series of two-day tournaments for junior golfers ages 11-18 at some of south Florida’s premier golf facilities. Championship Tour – The Championship Tour is an invitational-only tour based on the previous year’s scoring average and point standings. This tour features two or three-day events for juniors ages 13-18. Please visit the SFPGA Junior Tour website to register and for more information.

Montsweag Foundation Newest Legacy Partner

John A. Webster Jr, along with his wife Ann, established the Montsweag Foundation, which has generously contributed to many important causes, including The Home for Little Wanderers, the Orchard House, the New England Veterinary Medical Association (NEVMA) and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. He was an avid golfer and a longtime member of Nashawtuc Country Club and the Johns Island Club. He also enjoyed boating and was an active member of the New Bedford Yacht Club. John passed away in 2015. His greatest pleasure was being a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. One of his sons, Jeffrey H. Webster and his wife Marion, have continued the tradition of the Montsweag Foundation by supporting our Chapter. Recently, they have continued their support of our youth development programs and have become our latest Legacy Partners. “It has been a pleasure getting to know Jeff and Marion,” said Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta. “The support of the Montsweag Foundation during this difficult time will impact the lives of hundreds of children.”

Celebrity Pro-Am At The Breakers

First Tee – Florida Gold Coast, the parent organization of First Tee – Palm Beaches, Broward and the Treasure Coast, held its Inaugural Celebrity Pro-Am at the Breakers Ocean Course in December. The event began with lunch at the Flagler Steakhouse with the players, our Chairman Steve Rockoff, Vice Chairman Ken Kennerly and Executive Director of the David Burke Foundation, Ryan Burke. The winning team shot a 13-under par score of 57 in a format of one best-ball net of the foursome. The winning team consisted of the Breakers Ocean course architect- Rees Jones, Peter Helie, Phil Restino and chapter students Felipe Obando and Billy Reid. “We had an incredible day at the Breakers,” said Steve Rockoff, Chapter Chairman. “Everyone had a great day, and it was a lot of fun to have Rees tell the group about the course re-design. It is such a fun course to play.” The proceeds of this inaugural event will benefit our 2021 college scholarship fund and veterans’ programs.

Golf Is A Social Distancing Sport – Register Now!

First Tee registration is open at multiple program locations in Palm Beach County. Please visit our website to learn more about class days and times at the following locations: • Finnegan Learning Center- Dyer Park • John Prince Golf Learning Center • Seagate Country Club • Commons Park Golf Learning Center • Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course • Madison Green Country Club • Village Golf Course • Okeeheelee Golf Course • Wellington National Golf Club • The Golf Club of Jupiter • Southwinds Golf Course • PGA Tour Superstore- Palm Beach Gardens