Ryan Shimony enjoyed quite the year in golf. The 17-year-old Parkland resident played 100 holes of golf in a single day at the Country Club of Coral Springs; was one of 78 teens from around the country to be selected to play at Pebble Beach and represented his high school in the state golf championships.
“When I think back over this past year, I am really proud of what I have accomplished,” said Ryan. “My golf game drastically changed for the better.”
Shimony was one of 78 First Tee teens who were selected by a national panel to play in the 2022 PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The tournament featured PGA TOUR Champions professionals, First Tee juniors, and amateurs. Shimony finished tied for 25th with a two-day total of 4-under par, 140 (69-71).
“The PURE Insurance Championship was an experience of a lifetime,” Shimony said. “Playing on two of the most iconic courses [Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill] in the world, and being able to play with PGA Tour Championship player, Cliff Kresge, was something that I will never forget.”
“First Tee has given me the opportunity to help others who are less fortunate,” said Shimony, who has raised more than $18,000 through sponsors and donations while participating in the 100-Hole Challenge.”