Team Golf Championship – Palm Beach Garden Gators Earn Top Spot

ATLANTIS, Fla. – Clear, sunny skies greeted players and families as they arrived at Atlantis Country Club on Saturday to kick-off the 2nd annual Team Golf Championship.  Play got underway just after 9:00 AM local time with twenty total teams and roughly 120 junior golfers from across South Florida highlighting the tournament field.  Along with the players, local PGA and LPGA Professionals serving as team coaches were on-site assisting their teams.

This Section-wide Team Golf Championship brings together players, coaches, and families that have participated in the program all summer.  Teams were represented by the five (5) different regions – Northern Palm Beach, Southern Palm Beach, Naples/Fort Myers, Broward County, and Vero Beach.  The Team Golf Championship is a great opportunity for junior golfers to showcase their skills and enjoy a fun day on the links.

In the end, the team from Palm Beach Gardens Golf Course (Gators) was victorious.  The Palm Beach Gardens Gators team members included Chris Calvani, Staci Pla, Jonna Hubbs Cameron Meek, and Nic Macsuga.  Coached by PGA Professional Sherri Pla.  For full results, click HERE.

The league winners and teams from the five (5) regions were also recognized during the awards ceremony.  Below is a list of the teams and coaches that received top honors from the summer:

Region 1:  Northern Palm Beach
League Winner:  Palm Beach Gardens Gators
Team Coach:  Sherri Pla, PGA

Region 2:  Southern Palm Beach
League Winner:  Okeeheelee Golf Course
Team Coach:  Mary-Lee Cobick, LPGA

Region 3:  Naples/Fort Myers
League Winner:  Stoneybrook Dawgs
Team Coach:  Jeff Nixon, PGA

Region 4:  Broward County
League Winner:  Parkland Gophers
Team Coach:  Chase Minnick, PGA

Region 5:  Vero Beach
League Winner:  The Gimme’s
Team Coaches:  Don Meadows, PGA – Nate Tyler, PGA – Bela Nagy, PGA – Ken Weyand, PGA – Steve Hudson, PGA

We want to thank all our PGA and LPGA members involved with Team Golf for their dedicated work this summer to help grow the game, and their continued support with the program.  Specials thanks goes to Atlantis Country Club and their staff for all their hard work in hosting the Team Golf Championship.  We also want to recognize and thank Team Golf sponsor Taylor Farms.  Fruit has been provided by Taylor Farms this summer as a healthy, on-course snack for the junior golfers.

About Team Golf
Team Golf is the “Little League” approach to golf in a structured setting that provides for a more popular, less stressful approach to competition & tournament play.  The program is designed for kids ages 6-14, and offers an introduction through 9-hole team play.  Similar to other youth sports, teams have weekly practices.  Golf instruction is provided by local PGA and LPGA Professionals serving as team coaches at public and private golf facilities throughout South Florida.  Participants in Team Golf are part of an exciting approach to learning and having FUN on the golf course, all while growing the game of golf.

About South Florida PGA Foundation
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting.  The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,750 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.  For more details on the SFPGA Foundation and how they support the south Florida community visit

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