The home of the SCPGA, Industry Hills Golf Club, proudly hosted the 2016 National Car Rental Professional-Lady Championship on October 10th. This year thirty nine PGA Professionals and apprentices each brought out one of their most skilled ladies at their facilityfor a fun day of golf and camaraderie. The teams all wanted to walk away with the Championship trophy but each knew that it would take quite the team effort in the tricky Pinehurst format.
At exactly 9 AM the teams were led out to their respective starting holes on the Eishenhower course by the always helpful Industry Hills Staff. The course was in fantastic condition, leading to a “birdie barrage” by many of the teams in the field. However the teams of Michael Block, PGA, and Jillian Braverman of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club and Jim Detrixhe, PGA, and Akemi Khaiat of The Riviera Country Club were able to find the most birdies on the course, and were both able to post a score of five under par 67. The impressive play by both teams forced a playoff for the overall champion and The Block/Braverman team, or the “B Team”, was able to continue their birdieing ways by making a 4 on the tricky par 5 first hole. Their final birdie was enough to crown them the 2016 Champions. Congratulations Michael and Jillian!
Thank you to the partners of the event; National Car Rental, Fit Fix Studio, Golf Buddy, and Pepsi. This event would not have been successful without your partnership.
A special thank you to Golf Buddy representatives Doug and Karen Campbell for their time and donation of product at the event. The Campbell’s and Golfbuddy ran a closest to the hole contest for both professionals and amateurs for a chance to win one of the latest Golfbuddy products. Congratulations to Joe Grohman, PGA, and Janice Dooley who were the lucky winners!
One final thank you to the golf staff, course superintendent, and F&B staff at Industry Hills Golf Club. As usual the hospitality provided was outstanding.