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Fogt Sweeps Season Opener
Persimmon Woods GC
Bellerive CC Teaching Professional Brian Fogt came out firing shooting and impressive 5-under par round of 66 to capture the first Player of the Year Point Event at Persimmon Woods GC. Fogt, playing the 6700 yard, par 71 layout, competed in both the Regular & Senior Divisions and his score was good enough for victories over a large field of competitors.
In the Regular Division, Fogt claimed a 2 shot victory over the 57 player field, with Jeff Schmidt & Ryan Roy tieing for runner-up honors with 3-under par 68's. Mike Tucker was 4th with 69 and Mike Suhre rounded out the top 5 with a round of 70.
The Senior Division boasted a field of 19 players and Brian's 66 gave him a 4-stroke win over Persimmon Woods Charlie Stock who finished at 1-under par 70. Stock impressive score beat his age by 3 and Nash Haxel of The Quarry at Crystal Springs finished 3rd with an even par 71.
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Drive, Chip, and Putt
2014 Teaching & Coaching Summit
The Gateway PGA will be bringing back the Teaching & Coaching Summit in 2014. Our featured guests will join some of our most talented PGA Teaching Professionals. The Summit is geared for PGA/LPGA Professional enhancement and for those looking to learn more about Teaching & Coaching. If you have a passion for teaching or would like to become more involved, you will not want to miss this. For more specifics on the February 21-22 Teaching & Coaching Summit, please click HERE
Vince Gill, Kathleen Madigan to Headline Second Annual
‘Ozzie & Friends Concert’ Benefiting PGA REACH
Lineup Curated by Hall of Fame Shortstop Ozzie Smith to Help Keep St. Louis Youth in School
ST. LOUIS (February 10, 2014) – Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the second annual “Ozzie & Friends Concert – A Benefit for PGA Reach,” featuring Grammy Award-winning country music star Vince Gill and world-renowned comedian Kathleen Madigan, with Smith’s son, and American Idol finalist, Nikko Smith as the opening act.
The Ozzie & Friends Concert will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event, beginning at $30 each, will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Betz & Emery Take Players Championship Titles
Adam Betz of Meadowbrook CC played nearly a flawless 36 holes without a bogey to capture his 2nd consecutive Players Championship title at Lockhaven CC. After winning in 2012 at Old Warson CC, Betz backed up his title firing back to back rounds of 3-under par 69, to finish at 6-under par which was good enough to edge JC Anderson by a single stroke. Anderson, fresh off his trip overseas and play in the PGA Cup Matches came up just a bit shy finishing his second round at 2-under par 70, one stroke off Adam's pace. Bob Gaus of Tower Tee GC, entered the final round as the leader, came in the afternoon at even par and finished tied for 3rd with Brian Fogt. The finish was good enough to lock up the Regular Player of the Year Title for Gaus. Shane Blankenship rounded out the top 5.
Larry Emery of Crab Orchard GC, had to play a couple extra holes to earn his top spot. At the end of 18 holes, Larry and Bob Gaus were tied at 4-under par 68 and headed out to #17 for a sudden death playoff to determine the champ. After tieing the first 2 playoff holes, the pair went to the tough 434 yard 10th hole where Emery made par to earn the title. The rest of the top 5 in the Senior Division was JC Anderson (69), Brian Fogt (71), and Jeff Whitfield & Rob Sedorcek tied for 5th at 72.
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PGA National News
Central New York's Turning Stone Resort to Host the 49th PGA Professional National Championship in 2016
The Championship, previously hosted by Turning Stone Resort in 2006, will be contested on the Atunyote Golf Club and the Shenendoah Golf Club.