Abigail Halpern won the 2020 South Florida Junior PGA Player of the Year on the Challenge Tour. This achievement marks her third consecutive Player of the Year award in SFPGA Junior golf.
Abby, a native of Palm City, started playing golf at the age of 3 with the First Tee class at Hammock Creek Golf Club with Coach Bo Batchelor. She has played many junior golf tournaments and has even made two hole-in-ones!
During her free time, Abigail has volunteered with the No Kill Animal Rescue Nala Dog Shelter in Palm City because she really cares about dogs. She believes dogs are man’s best animal companions in life. Abigail is a hardworking student at Hidden Oaks Middle School and has made the Honors Principal’s Roll since 2019. She is a member in the National Junior Honor Society. Abigail has been volunteering with the First Tee at Crane Watch helping and guiding young children to learn to play golf.
Abigail’s mother said, “I know that the First Tee program has made a big difference in her life as a young golfer and as a student. More importantly, First Tee is shaping Abigail into a future productive and successful citizen of society.