Thursday, February 4, 2021

In the News presents highlights from sports media every Thursday surrounding PGA Professionals and Associates in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

ICYMI:  Steven Deboer, PGA of Steven DeBoer Golf Academy was named our Section’s Gamechanger Award Recipient with the most PGA Jr. League players in 2020.  Stephen hosted a total of 74 players last year.

Gamechanger Awards:  Largest Program by Section | PGA of America

2020 Junior Tour Points Leader for Girls 10-12, Allyson Bell from Mobile was featured in a spotlight series on the LPGA’s Diversity Hub.  “Golf can be more welcoming to women and girls like me by exposing more individuals in the communities that would not normally be exposed to golf.”

Allyson Bell | LPGA

Matt Sheppard, PGA Director of Golf at Willow Point Golf & Country Club grew up playing golf on municipal courses.  Today he is giving back to the game that gave him a career.

Willow Point’s Sheppard honored by PGA | Cliff Williams, The Outlook

When it comes to municipal golf, Lagoon Park Golf Course and Gateway Golf Course in Montgomery, Ala. are ahead of the curve.  Check out what makes these two tracks so special to the community and the people who play them.

Golf in Montgomery: Two Strong Munis | David Theoret, Alabama Golf News