These events are open to all members of the United States Golf Teachers Federation and World Golf Teachers Federation.

Regional Tournaments

Northeast Region Championship

Regional Director: Bob Corbo
simductivegolf@gmail.com
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Date:              June 15, 2018

Location:       Mountain View Golf Course- West Windsor, NJ

Tournament Director: Bob Corbo simductivegolf@gmail.com

2017 Recap:

Andrew Pierson from Camden, NJ, claimed the USGTF Northeast Region championship played June 9 at Mercer Oaks East Golf Course in West Windsor, New Jersey, firing a 77 to edge runner-up Taiki Miyazaki of Hicksville, NY, by two strokes.

In division action, Kelly Platt took home the women’s title with a 90; Doug MacMillan fired an 80 to take the 50-59 title over runner-up Alan Brown; Peter Palmisano shot an 87 to win the 60-69 division over Bruce Barnett, and John Ray edged Preston Browning in a playoff after both shot 87 in the 70+ division.

Past Champions:
2017 – Andrew Pierson
2016 – Bob Helm
2015 – Chris Carroll
2014 – Martin Nolletti
2013 – Ed Williams
2012 – Ed Williams

Southeast Region Championship

Regional Director: Mike Stevens
ams1127@msn.com
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Date:               July 28-29, 2018

Location:         Shingle Creek Golf Club, Orlando, Florida

The USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at Shingle Creek Golf Club ijn Orlando, Florida, with region director Mike Stevens serving as the host. Shingle Creek Golf Club was designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company. Senior golf course architect Thad Layton says, “We set out to do something resolutely different at Shingle Creek. Orlando is a golf town and our backyard. As such, we sought to build a golf course that would inspire and challenge every type of golfer. Through a hands-on approach and countless hours on site, we handcrafted a golf course with design features reminiscent of some of the finest classic golf courses in the world.”A prize fund of $1,000 and the Southeast Trophy is assured with a field of 12 players, and divisions by age will be offered. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with fellow members and plan future events for the section. The entry deadline is July 15. If you have any questions, contact Mike Stevens at ams1127@msn.com. The entry fee is $185 and entries should be sent to the USGTF National Office at USGTF, 1295 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie FL, 34952, or you may call the office at (888) 346-3290.

Past champions:

2017 – Melvin Blair
2016 – Carlos DeBarros
2015 – Jim Peters
2014 – Mark Harman
2013 – Mark Harman
2012 – Mark Harman
2011 – Carlos DeBarros & Mark Harman (co-champions)
2010 – Mark Harman
2009 – Mark Harman
2008 – Mark Harman

Central Region Championship

Regional Director: Brent Davies
btkadavies@comcast.net
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Date:               August 4-5, 2018

Location:        Pine Knob Golf Club in Clarkston, Michigan

The 2018 USGTF Central Region Championship will be held at Pine Knob Golf Club in Clarkston, Michigan, on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5.  The first tee time Saturday will be at 12:00 noon and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.  The entry fee of $199 is for two days of golf, cart, range, prize money, and lunch after the Sunday round, with monies paid out on the gross and net two-day totals.  Practice rounds will be available after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3 for $40.

Pine Knob is an upscale public course with 27 holes, tree-lined fairways, water, bunkers, great greens, and is an outstanding place to play.  Hotel deals will be available at the Olde Mill Inn of Clarkston (some may remember this location from the 2015 Kelly Cup), a rustic lakefront look with an up-north feel.  These rooms will go very very fast!  Participants will need to call (248) 623-0300 or go online at www.oldemillinnofclarkston.com to book.  One-person rooms start at $65, two-person rooms at $85 and January is not too early to book.

Clarkston is located 45 miles northwest of Detroit right off I-75; a 75-minute drive from the Blue Water Bridge; 60 minutes from Windsor, and 90 minutes from Toledo.

Past champions:

2008 – Charlie Henry
2009 – Joe Janosky
2010 – Mike Sidlinger
2011 – Keith Dunkelbarger
2012 – Event Cancelled
2013 – Nate Deakin
2014 – Jim Peters
2015 – Jim Peters
2016 – Charles Henry
2017 – Matt Smith

Northwest Region Championship

Regional Director: Bert Jones
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The USGTF Northwest Region Championship will be held Thursday and Friday, July 26-27, at Haggin Oaks golf complex’s MacKenzie Course in Sacramento, California, with region director Bert Jones serving as the host. The entry fee of $199 includes golf and prize money, and division play will be based on the number of entrants. To enter, sent your name, age, gender, telephone number, email address and a check for $199 to Bert Jones, USGTF NW Region Director, 9722 Rim Rock Circle, Loomis CA, 95650. The entry deadline is July 1.

Please contact USGTF Northwest Region director Bert Jones at consult1golf@aol.com should you have any questions.

Southwest Region Championship

Regional Director: Bruce Sims
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Date:                May 18-20, 2018

Location:         Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club – Plano, Texas

The USGTF Southwest Region Championship will be held Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, at Ridgeview Ranch Golf Club in Plano, Texas, with region director Bruce Sims serving as the host. A dinner will be held Friday night with the first round of play Saturday afternoon. There will likely be a guest speaker with a topic relevant to all golf teaching professionals. The entry fee is $225 and includes the dinner, all tournament fees and prize money. An optional $20 skins pot that includes both days of play will be available. To enter, contact Sims prior to Sunday, May 13 at (214) 475-5168 and you can provide credit card information at that time. Play will be in multiple divisions with different tee assignments. Tournament Flyer

 

Southwest Region Director – Bruce Sims bsimspro@hotmail.com, (214) 475-5168

Past Champions:
2017 – Craig Johanson
2016 – Bruce Sims
2015 – Cole Golden and Carlos DeBarros (co-champions)
2014 – Randy Beeney (Senior Division Champion) Walt Abraham (Super Senior Division Champion)