The first TPS of the 2016 season was full of rain, wind, thunder, lightning, the occasional burst of sunshine, and birdies. Being held at the newly minted home of the SCPGA, the Ike course at Industry Hills Golf Club played long and challenging thanks to an appearance from the dreaded, but much needed Southern California rain.
Although the event had to be shortened to 18 holes due to the wet conditions; Michael Block, PGA of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club proved that El Nino couldn’t stop him from playing stellar golf. He was able to card 5 birdies en route to an extraordinary three under par round of 69. His play was good enough to hold off the rest of the field, and be crowned the first TPS Champion of the year. Congratulations, and great playing Michael!
The TPS series at Industry Hills also served as qualifier for the SCPGA Match Play Championship. Congratulations to the following PGA professionals who played their way into the match tree at Pauma Valley Country Club on July 11 – 13, 2016: Roger Gunn, Chad Sorensen, Eric Redd, Eric Lohman, Thomas Chu, Gary Sowinski, and James Ley.
Thank you to the sponsors of the first TPS series at Industry Hills: PGA Tour, Tour Lock, and Pepsi.
A special thank you to Ben Rowley, PGA, and the staff at Industry Hills for their hospitality.