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Hugharts Win 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Parent / Child Championship

Fleetwood, Pa. (June 30, 2022) — PGA Member Rick Hughart of Yardley (Pa.) Country Club and his daughter Taylor teamed to win the 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Parent / Child Championship on a hot and sunny day at Moselem Springs Golf Club.

The Hugharts teamed to record 11 net birdies and one net eagle in the shamble format to finish with a 13-under-par 57 to win the Net Division by three strokes over Bluestone C.C.’s Chris Gardner, PGA, and Mike Gardner; and Spring Ford C.C.’s Rich Steinmetz, PGA, and Lucas Steinmetz. PGA Member Steve Swartz, Lebanon C.C., and son Kobie finished in solo fourth place at 9-under-par. Three teams tied for fifth place.

In the Gross Division, C.C. of Woodloch Springs’ John Pillar, PGA, and his son Alex took top honors with their team score of 7-under-par 63, a round that featured seven gross birdies. The Gardners from Bluestone C.C. finished one stroke behind, followed by the Steinmetz, and Swartz teams at 5-under-par.

The 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Parent / Child Championship is supported by Kevin DePaulis, representing Cobra Golf / Puma GolfYour Leaderboard, and Levelwear, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Moselem Springs Golf Club, its members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

To view the full 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional-Parent / Child Championship Championship leaderboard, click here.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, mfrey@pgahq.com

Philadelphia PGA Section Announces Inaugural DeAngelis Pro-Am

Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. (June 30, 2022) — The Philadelphia PGA Section is happy to announce the newest addition to its tournament calendar, the DeAngelis Pro-Am. The event, scheduled for Thursday, August 4 at the 1912 Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., will honor the late Don DeAngels, PGA, who passed in January 2022.

DeAngelis was elected to PGA Membership in 1978, and played the game with immense talent, winning the 1985 Pennsylvania Open and playing in the 1978 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colo., and winning a Section tournament in six straight decades. His most recent win was in September 2021, when he won the 2021 Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship’s Super Senior Division, and also shot his age, a 69.

Following DeAngelis’ passing, his family approached the Section in hopes to create an annual event to pay tribute to Don and his career. The event will feature 30 teams comprised of one PGA Professional and three amateurs competing in a two best balls of team format in both Net and Gross divisions. Tee times will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m ET. Lunch will also be provided.

PGA Professionals may register their teams for $500 per team. To register, click here.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, Philadelphia PGA Section, mfrey@pgahq.com

Learn About the Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour’s FUNdamental Tour

The Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour’s FUNdamental Tour is now open to all age divisions so that at no matter what age, people can grow with their golf game. This new tour is aimed at beginner golfers who are not quite at the level to compete on our junior tour and offers shorter yardages and the opportunity to have a caddie. The goal is to provide the tools necessary to aid our beginner golfers with the improvement of their games and the building of their confidence. The emphasis is on having fun and encouraging our golfers to grow their love for the game.

To learn more about the Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour’s FUNdamental Tour, click here.

Joanna Coe, PGA, Wins 2022 Conestoga Classic in Sudden Death Playoff

Lancaster, Pa. (June 20, 2022) — Philadelphia PGA Member Joanna Coe of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., won her first Philadelphia PGA Section event, the 2022 Conestoga Classic at Conestoga Country Club, on the second sudden death playoff hole over Braden Shattuck, PGA, of Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa.

Coe and Shattuck both turned in 2-under-par 68s to tie PGA Member Eric Kennedy of Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, Pa., who played in the first pairing off No. 1, and set the early clubhouse lead. Kennedy was unable to compete in the playoff, and as a result, finished the event tied for second place with Shattuck.

Coe made an impressive nine birdies during her round, including a stretch of four in a row, but also made three bogeys and two doubles.

“I probably had one of the best putting rounds of my life today,” said Coe of her round, who was also struggling with a laceration on her thumb. “I hit it well, but had a few missed shots because of my thumb, but my putting saved me.”

Coe and Shattuck both parred the first playoff hole, the par-4 ninth, with two world-class up-and-downs from left of the green; Coe played from long-left near the golf car path, while Shattuck played from the left greenside bunker. Coe drained her approximate 20-foot par putt, followed by Shattuck’s six-foot make. Coe made a par on the par-5 10th hole to win.

The event is a Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and the second Silvercrest Cup qualifier of the year. Beginning this season, the Silvercrest Cup series will include four qualifying events for Philadelphia PGA Professionals, and will culminate in a $30,000 Silvercrest Cup final, hosted at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pa. For more information on the season-long race to the Silvercrest Cup, click here. In addition to receiving the winner’s share of the purse, Coe also took home an additional $3,000 from the Silvercrest Cup qualifier bonus pool; Shattuck and Kennedy will share $2,000 for the second place bonus pool.

Eddie Perrino, C.C. of York; Hugo Mazzalupi, Linfield National G.C.; Rich Steinmetz, Spring Ford C.C.; Mark Sheftic, Lookaway G.C.; and Greg Rhoads, Rolling Green G.C.; each finished tied for fourth place at 1-under-par

Rolling Green G.C.’s Greg Rhoads won the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization (PAO) event after his round of 1-under-par 69. Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C.; David Hicks, Philadelphia C.C.; Trevor Bensel, Sandy Run C.C.; and Robert Fenton, Sunnybrook G.C., finished tied for second place at even-par.

There was a three-way tie for first in the Senior Division, with Eddie Perrino, Hugo Mazzalupi, and Rich Steinmetz, each finishing at 1-under-par. John Pillar, C.C. at Woodloch Springs; and George Forster, PGA, finished tied for fourth at even-par.

Wayne Phillips, Lehigh C.C., finished at 3-over-par to top the Super Senior Division by one stroke over Bill Sautter, Philadelphia Cricket Club. PGA Life Member Michael Versuk finished in third, five behind Phillips.

The 2022 Conestoga Classic is supported by Jani-King, and Ohana Farm LLCSilvercrest Asset Management Group, and the PGA Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our host, Conestoga Country Club, its members, management, host PGA Professionals, and staff, as well as our partners, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

To view the full 2022 Conestoga Classic leaderboard, click here.

The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament and Silvercrest Cup qualifier on the schedule is the William Hyndman III Memorial Classic on Tuesday, July 5, at Huntingdon Valley Country Club.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, mfrey@pgahq.com

Rich Steinmetz Captures 2022 Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Cadillac

Medford, N.J. (June 14, 2022) — Rich Steinmetz, PGA, of Spring Ford Country Club in Royersford, Pa., captured the 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship Presented by Cadillac at Medford Village Country Club by one stroke over Brian Kelly of Bucknell Golf Club in Lewisburg, Pa., and Terry Hertzog of Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. He finished the championship with rounds of 69-70–139, 5-under-par. Steinmetz will lead five other Philadelphia PGA Members to compete in the 34th Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Cadillac, October 13-16, at Twin Warriors and Santa Ana Golf Clubs in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.

The 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship Presented by Cadillac is also supported by Golf Channel and Jani-King.

Entering the final round, Steinmetz held a one stroke lead over Kelly and Greg Farrow of Deerwood Country Club in Mount Holly, N.J., but had to wait an hour and forty minutes longer to tee off No. 1, as severe weather delayed the competition. Once he began his round, he came out firing, making birdie on Nos. 1 and 3.

The top of leaderboard, however, began to tighten, as Hertzog started to make birdies of his own, ultimately finishing the event at 4-under-par. Kelly had a bit of an up and down round which featured two bogeys, a double bogey, and six birdies, including four in a row on Nos. 13-16, to finish with rounds of 70-70–140, tying Hertzog.

Steinmetz had made 10-straight pars until he reached No. 17, where he hit it close to the hole on his approach, and made the birdie putt on the 365-yard par-4.

“I hit it really well,” Steinmetz said of his final round. “I put myself in good spots off the tee, which made it easy, tee-to-green. I hit it close a lot, which helped; it was tough to read these greens. They’re really tricky.”

Steinmetz went on to thank the folks at his home facility, Spring Ford Country Club: the members, and staff, for their support and allowing him to get out and play in competitive events like this championship. He also thanked host club Medford Village Country Club.

His win was even more special, considering it was his first start in a senior championship, as he turned 50 years old in December 2021.

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PGA Members joining Steinmetz, Kelly, Hertzog, and Farrow in New Mexico include Dave McNabb, Applebrook G.C.; and Brendon Post, University of Delaware. Eric Kennedy, Overbrook G.C., is the first alternate, George Forster, Radnor Valley C.C., is second alternate, followed by Eddie Perrino, C.C. of York, and Dave Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C.

With his win, Steinmetz became the 13th PGA Member to win both the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship and the Philadelphia Senior PGA Professional Championship, joining: Dave McNabb, John Pillar, Dave Quinn, Stu Ingraham, George Forster, Stan Dudas, Dick Hendrickson, Marty Furgol, George Fazio, Rod Munday, Bud Lewis, and Clarence Ehresman.

The top 35 finishers in the 34th Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Cadillac will earn a spot in the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Professional Championship, scheduled to be played May 2023, on PGA Frisco’s Fields Ranch East course in Frisco, Texas.

Marjorie Jones, the Shore Club, took top honors in the Super Senior Division, finishing at 8-over-par, to better Patrick Keefe, Frog Hollow G.C., by seven strokes.

The 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship is presented by Cadillac, and supported by Golf Channel, and Jani-King. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Medford Village C.C., its membership, management, staff, and host PGA Professional staff, as the event would not have been possible without their support.

To view the full 2022 Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship Presented by Cadillac leaderboard, click here.

The next Philadelphia PGA Rolex / The Haverford Trust Company Player of the Year tournament is the Conestoga Classic on June 20 at Conestoga C.C. The Conestoga Classic is also a Silvercrest Cup qualifying event. Beginning this season, the Silvercrest Cup series will include four qualifying events for Philadelphia PGA Professionals, and will culminate in a $30,000 Silvercrest Cup final, hosted at Gulph Mills Golf Club in King of Prussia, Pa. For more information on the season-long race to the Silvercrest Cup, click here.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, mfrey@pgahq.com