Super Senior Champion, Ron Cox (left) with USGTF CEO, Brandon Lee

Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a golf course prepared to professional standards greeted participants of the 26th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup, held October 24-25 at Plantation Preserve Golf & Country Club just outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Champions were crowned in four divisions.

Open – Ben Martin from Trinidad and Tobago won with an 11-stroke victory over runner-up Ken Kim with scores of 67-65 – 132. Martin’s final score set a record for lowest total in a U.S. Cup, breaking Dave Belling’s record from 2014.

Ladies – Heidi Aittama from Lakeland, Florida, took home the Ladies division trophy with scores of 75-74 – 149, defeating runner-up and former champion Trish Buecher.

Senior – An exciting back-and-forth battle that saw four different golfers leading in the final round culminated in Michael Wolf from Evansville, Indiana, coming out on top. Wolf had scores of 71-69 – 140 to win by two over runner-up Kirk Junge.

Super Senior – Ron Cox from Nashville, Tennessee, continued his winning ways by shooting 72-68 – 140 to win by 13 strokes over runner-up Jerry Ellstrom. Cox’s margin of victory was the largest of any division in U.S. Cup history. Cox has also won the last four USGTF regional championships he has played in.

Complete results can be found at

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