Feb 182013
 

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Several IRGF members competed in the chilly South Florida PGA Junior Tour – Challenge Tour event this weekend at Sandpiper Bay Golf Club – Club Med Golf Academies. This sold out field featured 84 juniors from all across South Florida. Top IRGF finisher was Sarah Noonan (185) with a third place finish in the Girls 14-15 division. Other IRGF competitors included Beck Fox (168), Corey Stepanek (171), Bryce Hauser(184) and Mary Kate Hiller (187). Congratulations to all of the kids for braving the elements and playing their best.

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Aug 122012
 

 

Pictured (left to right): Dylan Glatt (10), Matthew Glenn (12), Michael Checo (12), Sarah Noonan (13), Griffin Thompson (13), Corey Stepanek (12), Justin Cao (11) and Nicholas Estrada (9). Back row: Team Captain Rusty Bacigalupi (Baci Golf & Fitness) – Boca Raton and Team Coach Roger Van Dyke (IRGF Players Club) – Vero Beach, FL.

Representing the Southeast Florida region (13 & under), the combined teams of Baci Golf & Fitness (Boca Raton), The First Tee of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach) and the Indian River Golf Foundation Players Club (Vero Beach) won the Southeast USA Regional Golf Tournament at Eagle Ridge Country Club, Ocala, FL, Saturday & Sunday, August 11th & 12th. In a better ball of partners round-robin match play format….the ALL STAR team defeated the Tampa, FL All Stars 8 1/2 to 3 1/2, tied the Macon, GA All Stars 6 to 6 in Saturday’s competitions and defeated the Naples, FL All Star team 8 1/2 to 3 1/2 on Sunday to claim the Southeast Regional Championship. The team now advances to the 2012 PGA Junior League Golf World Series – Friday – Sunday, September 14th – 16th at Cog Hill Golf Club, Chicago, IL.

Representing the IRGF Players Club, partners Griffin Thompson/Sarah Noonan (undefeated in 3 matches)
and Corey Stepanek with partner Nicholas Estrada of The First Tee of the Palm Beaches made significant contributions to the team effort.

Corey Stepanek (IRGF Players Club) tees off to start PGA Junior League Golf Matches in Ocala, FL

Griffin Thompson hits approach shot that closes out opponents in PGA Junior League Golf Matches.

Sarah Noonan (IRGF Players Club) hits second shot on par 4 on Champions Course at Eagle Ridge Country Club – Ocala, FL in Southeast Regional Finals of PGA Junior League Golf

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Jul 242012
 

CONGRATULATIONS! to IRGF Player Club member Samantha Brimhall……..winner of her age group with scores of 80 – 86 – 166 in the 2012 National AAU Junior Golf Championship at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, TN.  Samantha qualified for the Nationals with her victory in the Inaugural AAU Florida Junior Golf Championship at The Club at Pointe West and Sandridge Golf Club (Dunes Course) this past May.  As per Samantha…..”It  was a fantastic tournament”.

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Jul 222012
 

TCJGT and IRGF Players Club participant Trey Bolinger (Gifford Middle School) recently attended the 52nd Annual Pop Warner All-American Scholar Weekend at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club – May, 2012. Trey was recognized among the top 2 percent in the nation scholastically, averaging 96 percent academically as well as being evaluated on leadership and volunteer contributions to our community. This was the second year Trey achieved this accolade.

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Jul 122012
 

IRGF Players Club members Cole Thompson (74) and Fredrick  Gustafsson (75) shoot the lowest two scores of area players in Florida Open qualifier at Vero Beach Country Club.  Cole is on the Sebastian River High School Boys Golf Team and Fredrik Gustafsson is a member of the Vero Beach High School Boys Golf Team.

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Jul 122012
 

Members of the IRGF Players Club Janelle Johnson (82-75-157) and Brittany Lapadula (83-76-159) finished 2ndand 3rd respectively in the Girls 16 – 18 age group.

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Jul 082012
 

Our two friends and members of the IRGF Players Club finished in 4th place in their respective divisions in the Florida Junior Tour at Bent Pine Golf Club.

Congratulations to David Torres and Brittany LaPadula!!!

 

1

Harrison Winger

68

70

138

1000

2

Dominick Vennari

71

68

139

700

3

Tim Cahill

73

68

141

500

4

David Torres

72

71

143

400

5

Barry Babbitt

74

70

144

350

Position

Name

Rd.1

Rd.2

Total Score

Points

1

Yueer Feng

71

68

139

1000

2

Nicolette Donovan

76

69

145

700

3

Emma Albrecht

73

74

147

500

4

Brittany LaPadula

81

77

158

400

5

Jamie Freedman

80

80

160

350

§  + Full Tournament Results

 

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Jun 162012
 

BLAKE SCHMALENBERGER AND KATIE GRIBBON SELECTED TO SPEND A WEEK AT THE JIM MCLEAN GOLF SCHOOL IN DORAL

June 15, 2012 By 

Each summer two South Florida PGA Junior Tour Members are granted the unique opportunity of attending a Jim McLean Golf School at Doral.  The juniors are chosen based on an application process each spring.

The Jim McLean Junior Elite Program is an intense week of golf instruction focusing on the long game, short game, course management, and mental strategy. Students enjoy Doral Resort accommodations, exceptional meals, 4 rounds of competitive golf, a Ryder-Cup tournament, and world-class instruction from Lead Master and Certified Jim McLean Instructors. Students will play a variety of golf courses including the TPC Blue Monster, Great White, and Jim McLean Signature Courses. Each student leaves the camp with a complete improvement plan on CD with video swing analysis and video voice-overs from the instructors.

This year Blake Schmalenberger of Vero Beach and Katie Gribbon of Boynton Beach have been granted the opportunity to spend the week at Doral. Blake will be attending the school next week, while Katie will attend in July. We would like to congratulate both juniors and wish them luck during their respective weeks.

About Jim McLean Golf School

The Jim McLean Golf Schools Junior Elite Camp is for the aspiring junior golfer looking to improve his/her long game, short game and mental game with an emphasis on course management. The program is structured to prepare juniors for competing successfully at a national level. The combination of range and on-course instruction will teach students to practice and play golf more efficiently. Offered only during the summer, this school is an intense week-long program.  With an average handicap improvement of 6.5 shots per student, many juniors have competed successfully on the national level. The following juniors who have been ranked #1 in America attended the McLean Golf School for instruction: Cristi Kerr, Erik Compton, Tyler Leon, Liz Janangelo, James Vargas and Alexis Thompson.

The Jim McLean Golf School at Doral is entering its 21st season.  Since the school’s inception in 1991, it has been established as the #1 Golf School in America.  Their top position in the golf school industry has been recognized by US News and World Report, CNN and Travel & Leisure Magazine.

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