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Special Congratulations go out to FPGTour Member and 5 time Player of the Year  Nicholas (Nick) Lindheim on his recent victory in the Web.com Utah Open. We our honored to have had you as a loyal member these past years, and we wish you success for the future. Way to go Nick from all of us here at the Florida Professional Golf Tour....Your friends....Rick, Nick, Mike, Laura, and Paul......Great Playing


Notice: The office of the Florida Professional Golf Tour is open for business, but on a slightly limited basis until September. The 2016-2017 Tournament schedule is nearing completion and will be released very soon. Anyone wishing to contact us should do so via our email account at:
fpgtourdirector@gmail.com

I will try to answer all emails as soon as I possibly can so please be patient.
Thanks again,
Rick Hendershot, PGA (LM)
Owner/Operator...FPGTour, LLC






Amateur Zhang captures the Finale


Sorrento, FL

Andy Zhang a very accomplished Amateur residing in Winter Garden, FL put together a 2-Day total of -11 under par today at Eagle Dunes Golf Club to win the the FPGTour's Season Finale. Andy fired rounds of 68-65 to edge Patrick Sheehan (67-67) by a single stroke. Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach finished alone in 3rd at -9 under.

This concludes the 2015-2016 Winter Tournament program. The Florida Professional Golf Tour would like to thank everyone for their continued support this season and looks forward to next year. Thanks to everyone who supported us this season, we will see everyone again in November.



    Andy Zhang....2016 FPGTour Season Finale Champion









Capps tackles the Bear.....

Eustis, FL

Ty Capps of Palm Coast, FL  fired rounds of 69-67 to capture this weeks event at Black Bear Golf Club. His 2-day total of -8 under par gave him a one shot margin of victory over Peter Campbell, Sebastian Szirmak, and Collin Monagle. The event drew 35 players this week.

The FPGTour heads to Eagle Dunes in Sorrento, FL next week for the 2015-2016 Season Finale scheduled for next week (Thursday-Friday).


                                                 Ty Capps winner at Black Bear












Hack takes the Invitational

Sorrento, FL

Jhared Hack of Sanford, FL put together two great rounds to claim victory in the 2016 RedTail Invitional. Jhared opened with a -7under par 65 to share the overnight lead with Bobby West of Watertown, SD.

Their lead was just one shot better than Ben Purdue, Christian Heavens, and last weeks winner Brian Davis, all with -6 under 66's.

In the end it was Hack who came out on top after a final round 64 to finish at -15 under par two clear of Davis won finished with a solid -7 under 65.

Rounding out the top 5 were Colin Monagle of Jacksonville, FL and Jared Wolfe of Ponte Vedra Beach, both at -10, followed by Patrick Sheehan at -9under.

With just two events remaining on this years schedule, the FPGTour heads back to Black Bear Golf Club next Wednesday/Thursday, and then to Eagle Dunes the following week (Thursday-Friday) for the Season Finale.


                    Jhared Hack...2016 RedTail Invitational Champion






Davis Captures the 2016 Winter Springs Open

Winter Springs, FL

Brian Davis of Windermere, FL put together a -10 under par 2-day total of 134 on rounds of 66-68 to win this years Winter Springs Open at Tuscawilla Country Club by two shots. Brian started the day one shot back of Oviedo's Patrick Sheehan, the overnight leader. Sheehan finished alone in second with rounds of 65-71.

Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach, Jhared Hack of Sanford, Raoul Menard of Quebec, and Keegan Drugan of Winona, MN rounded out the top 6 in a field that drew 55 players.

The FPGTour will head to RedTail Golf Club on Thursday-Friday, April 14-15 for the RedTail Invitational. Those interested in playing should contact the Tour office at 407-619-4778 to enter.

               Brian Davis.....2016 Winter Springs Open Champion











Mack wins at Daytona.....


Daytona Beach, FL
Willie Mack III made the best of some outstanding weather conditions firing rounds of 63-68=131 to finish 4 strokes ahead of the field in capturing the 2016 Daytona Beach Open. Randall Hutchison, Kevin Aylwin, and Jared Garcia all finished regulation play at -9 under par for a three way tie for 2nd.

All in all we had 80 players in this years Championship which is very sad given the outstanding treatment we receive from the professional staff at Daytona. Our thanks go out to Brian Jaquet, PGA Director of Golf, Brian Stackpole, PGA Head professional, and their entire crew.

As we look back on the week, a record 30 players withdrew when local media released the weekend weather forecast. Shame on all of them, and shame on the media for such a doom and gloom forecast. We never saw a drop of rain during the Championship. We earn our living in the Outdoors, we play this great game in all kinds of weather, both good and bad. Fair weather golfers normally have very short, unsuccessful careers.

The FPGTour heads to Winter Springs, FL next week for the Winter Springs Open at Tuscawilla Country Club. Those interested should call the office at 407-619-4778 to enter......Sure hope the weather forecast is good


  Brian Stackpole           Willie Mack III       Brian Jaquet










McCarthy Wins again at the Ocala Open
Candler Hills Golf Club
Ocala, FL

Syracuse, NY resident Dan McCarthy has won the 10th Annual Ocala Open. McCarthy (2015 Champion) was successful in defending his title by firing a 54-Hole total of 195 (-18 under par). Dan's margin of victory was 3 shots better than this years runner-up Jhared Hack from Sanford, FL. Hack had rounds of 66-68-64 to finish at -15 under.

This years event drew a strong field of 144 competitors.The cut came at 140 (-2 under par) and left 52 players fighting for the title on Friday. McCarthy's strong -10 under par 61 in the final round (to go with his 66-68 in rounds one and two) secured his 2nd Ocala Open victory joining the likes of Rod Perry (06,07) and PGA Tour tour member Ted Potter (10,11) as back to back winners, and with Travis Hampshire who's victories came in (08,13).

The FPGTour wishes to thank the entire staff of Candler Hills and the On Top of the World staff and volunteers for their hard work in making this another great Ocala Open Championship.

Next Up:
The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads to Daytona Beach next weekend for the 2016 Daytona Beach Open and Mayor's Pro-Am scheduled for Friday,Saturday, Sunday, March 25-27.


Dan McCarthy with his Ocala Open Winners check for $12,000.00







Hutchison Captures the 3rd Annual Crane Lakes Invitational


Port Orange, FL

Randall Hutchison of Travers City, MI fired rounds of 64-61= 125 (-7under) to finish one shot ahead of Knoxville resident Jonathan Hodge and last weeks Wildwood Open Champ Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach. Hutchison collected $3200 for the victory.

Randall Hutchison (L) accepts the Championship trophy from PGA Head Pro Rod Perry (R)



Kevin Aylwin wins the 2016 Wildwood Open.......
Wildwood Fl.

Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach fired rounds of 66-64 to finish this years Championship at -14 under par and win the event by one shot over Shad Tuten of Augusta, GA who fired 70 in round one, then set a new competitive course record -11 under 61 to finish one shot back. The event drew 110 competitors who were competing for the $27,735 purse. Aylwin took home $3000 for the win.

Kevin Aylwin (L) is presented the Champions check by Steve Wresh, PGA Host Pro

The Florida Professional Golf Tour would also like to congratulate Josh Mitchell of Toledo, OH. Josh is this years lucky member drawing winner of the Free Ocala Open entry.




Jhared Hack and Nick Lindheim have won the 2016   2-Man Team Championship at StoneyBrook East Golf Club. The pair picked up the Team share of prize money winning $1400 each.




Patrick Sheehan of Oviedo, FL captured the 53rd Annual Indian River Open after finishing regulation play tied at the top with Eric Cole of Tequesta, FL. Both players finished the event deadlocked at -13 under par. A birdie 3 at the the par four first hole was good enough to win the sudden-death play-off for Sheehan an add his name to the impressive list of former Champions of this great event.


Patrick Sheehan (L) with host PGA Professional Gary Wintz
The New Smyrna Beach Golf Club.





Brent Witcher braved the cold and wind this past weekend firing rounds of 68-67 to finish in a tie with Randall Hutchison at 9 under par. The pair headed to the par 5 first hole for sudden death. In the end, Witcher came out on top needing only a par to claim the Championship.
All in all 71 players withstood some horrible weather conditions at Venetian Bay Golf Club. My hats off to all the competitors who made this another great event.

The FPGTour heads back to New Smyrna Beach for the 53rd Annual Indian River Open at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Golf Course. The event takes place on Saturday-Sunday, February 6-7, with the annual pro-am on Friday.





Brent Witcher...2016 Volusia County Open Champion



Patrick Sheehan of Oviedo, FL captured this weeks event at The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes with rounds of 70-69 to finish at 5 under par in some very cold conditions. His margin of victory was two shots over Drew Preston of Ada, MI and Drew Nesbitt of Oro Medonte, ON

A special thanks to Tom Murphy and the entire staff at the Legacy Club for a great event.

The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads north to New Smyrna Beach for this years Volusia County Open at Venetian Bay on Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24


Patrick Sheehan poses with his winners check at The Legacy Club






Tim O'Neal wins at Disney's LBV course...

Tim O'Neal catured this weeks event at Disney with rounds of 65-67=132 for  two day total of 12 under par. His margin of victory was one shot over Ryan Gildersleeve of Clearwater, FL, and James Vargas of Miami.

All day money, skins, and OTM results have been corrected and are now available on the results page....Sorry for the delay guys, I suck at this BlueGolf program....Too many boxes to check on/off......But I'm getting faster at correcting my mistakes.

The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads to the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes on Monday-Tuesday, January 11-12





Tim O'Neal of Savannah, GA  with his Champions Check at Disney's LBV Golf Course.




2016 New Years Open at Black Bear Golf Club
Christian Heavens of Fairview Heights, IL captured the first event of 2016 in some cold and windy conditions firing rounds of 66-73 to finish at 5 under par for a one stroke margin of victory over Stuart Larus of Richmond, VA
This was Christian's third victory on the FPGTour.





Christian Heavens poses with his winners check at the Black Bear Golf Club.....








2015 Wekiva Classic.....
Charles Cote` of Quebec captured this weeks event with a two day run of 65-68=133 to finish -11 under par
for a one stroke victory over PGA Tour veteran Patrick Sheehan of Oviedo, FL


 Charles Cote' (right) poses with the winners check after his victory at Wekiva

The Florida Professional Golf Tour wishes everyone a wonderful and safe Holiday Season.
The Tour will return to action on January 4-5, 2016 at Black Bear Golf Club for the New Years Open.







Walt Disney World.....2015 Champion  David Tepe
David finished regulation play on the Palm course at -13 with rounds of 65-66=131 and tied with defending champion Charlie Delsman who had rounds of 67-64.
David birdied the Par 5 1st play-off hole to capture the championship.




Finally.....Champion David Tepe of Liberty Township, OH

The FPGTour heads to Longwood, FL to tackle the Wekiva Golf Club on Monday-Tuesday, December 21-22 before taking a short break during the Christmas and New Years Holidays.

Call 407-619-4778 to enter this or any of our upcoming events as we head into the 2016 portion of the season which will again begin at Black Bear Golf Club on January 4-5, 2016







Mike Boss, PGA Head Professional (R) presents the $3000 winner's check to J.C. Horne, (L)  the 55th Annual Riviera Open Champion.

Ormond Beach resident J.C. Horne captured the 55th Annual Riviera Open on Sunday by defeating John Elliott of Providence, RI in a sudden death play-off.
Both players finished regulation play tied at -14 under par. Elliott compiled rounds of 66-62, while J.C. had rounds of 64-64.
Both Elliott and Horne have been crowned Champions in this event twice before.

For results and pay-outs visit the schedule and results page.


The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads to Walt Disney World (Palm Course) on Thursday-Friday for our next event. Practice rounds are available a reduced rate of $49 for registered players. Call Disney to schedule your round.




NOTICE:  We gratefully acknowledge The La Playa Ocean front resort as the official Host Hotel for the 55th Annual Riviera Open.
Special thanks to Monica Corto for the great room rates.









Congrats to Adam Svensson on his recent victory in the Thanksgiving Classic at Green Valley.
Adam fired rounds of 65-70 to finish at -9 under par for a 2 stroke margin of victory over Thomas Curtis, Drew Preston, and Ross Beal.
Full field scores are available on the Schedule page by clicking on the BlueGolf link at the top.








Congratulations to Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach on his Victory today in the FPGTour "Season Opener" at Alaqua Country Club.

Kevin posted rounds of 66-64  in rounds one and two and took a 2 stroke lead in to today's final round.
He carved out an 11 under par course record 59 to win the championship by 8 strokes.
To view full field final scores please go to the Schedule page, click on the link at the top and then click Leaderboard.
Kevin receives the $3000 first place prize along with a sponsor package provided by IOA valued at approximately $7000.

The Season Opener at Alaqua....Presented by Insurance Office of America (IOA).



The Champion receives the winners share of the prize fund along with all remaining entries on the 2015-2016 Tournament schedule paid by (IOA) the Tournament sponsor in the form of entry credits.




                                                                                                           

 
Please remember to check the "Tour News and Updates" page every time you visit for important updates. 
 
 
 
 
Players may use any of the following methods of payment to submit membership fees and entries: We accept the following forms of payment....MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Bank Drafts, Cashiers Checks, and Money Orders.
Please Note: All Credit Card transactions carry a  3.5% convenience fee.
Credit card payments can be made by phone or on-site.
 
Cash is also accepted for entries on-site at each event with the exception of the 2016 Ocala Open.
 
Personal checks drawn on (U.S. Banks only) will also be accepted for Membership dues and entry payment by FPGTour members only.
 
   
For more information on the FPGTour contact:
Rick Hendershot at 407-619-4778.
 
 
Below is the NEW tour mailing address: 
 
The FPGTour,LLC
c/o Rick Hendershot, PGA 
P.O. Box 916473 
Longwood, FL 32791-6473  
 
 

Players are encouraged to call the following telephone number to enter any event listed on our schedule...
Rick Hendershot...407-619-4778
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Here's some important information below....or you can use the contact us page located in the menu above, fill out the form and hit submit....We will contact you.

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The FPGTour, LLC
DBA / Florida Professional Golf Tour
P.O. Box 916473
Longwood, FL 32791-6473
407-619-4778
                                                                                                               
         

 
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The FPGTour would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following sponsors and affiliates for the 2015-2016 Tournament Season
 
 
 
 
 
 Tournament Sponsor and Host facility of
 
         The  2016 Ocala Open Championship
                   March 15, 2016  (Charity Pro-Am)
                   March 16-18, 2016  (Championship)

                   Dan McCarthy....2016 Champion

 
$12,000.00 Guaranteed First Place
 

 
 
Host Facility for the 2015-2016 FPGTour Season Opener on November 8-10, 2015
                               
This years Champions Sponsor package is provided by:
 
Sponsor of the Season Opener @ Alaqua C.C.
November 8-10, 2015 
 
2015-2016 Champion....Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach, FL
 
 
 

 
 

Continental Country Club...Wildwood, FL

$5000 added money sponsor...

Wildwood Open and Pro-Am

February 19-21, 2016


2016 Champion...Kevin Aylwin

     New Smyrna Beach, FL
 
                                      
Host site for the 2016 Crane Lakes Invitational & Pro-Am
Feb.26,27,28...2016
This event has $5000 added money
 
2016 Champion.....Randall Hutchison
            Travers City, MI




 
 



 
 





























           

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This is important.....
 
The Florida Professional Golf Tour encourages all prospective professionals to check out what we have to offer when considering where you want to compete this season....We offer great competition on some of Central Florida's finest courses. We continue to provide an affordable playing opportunity during the winter to help you improve your skills without breaking the bank, and still offer you a chance to make some good money in the process. 
 
 
The FPGTour's  Winter Tournament program paid out more than $2,000,000.00 in Official Money over the past four seasons. 
 
The 2015-2016 Schedule marks the 12th season since the Tour was re-named.....But remember, this year marks the 55th year of operation since the late PGA Professional Bill Meyers started it all at the  Riviera Open.
 
 
The Florida Professional Golf Tour welcomes all Professionals and accomplished amateurs, and hopes they will consider the  FPGTour when creating their competitive playing schedules.




A message from the Tournament Director.....

The FPGTour (also known as The Florida Professional Golf Tour) will soon be accepting applications for membership to it's 2015-2016 Winter Tournament Series. Players are once again reminded that the earlier you join the less you pay to belong.  With our 2015-2016 Winter Tournament schedule nearing completion, this year promises to be one of the best in the Tour's long history which dates back to the Inaugural Riviera Open 55 years ago. As always, the FPGTour continues to offer players a very strong competitive Winter Tournament Program yet remains extremely affordable and is open to anyone in the world.
 
In addition to our regular tournament schedule, the FPGTour offers Senior Professional's an outstanding opportunity to compete at each and every venue on the schedule including the ever popular 55th Annual Riviera Open, and the 2016 Indian River Open. Both of these events offer a "Separate Senior Division" along with the chance to "Double-Dip" against the young guns if you choose to. The "Senior Division" age requirement for these two events is 50 years of age. 

Here are just a few of the Senior professionals and Senior Amateurs who are regular participants on the FPGTour: Mitch Adcock, Dave Rummells, Gene Jones, Kenny Knox, Morris Hatalsky, Tim Balmer, Don Bell,  Gary Trivisonno, Regan O'Rourke, Mike Beaver, Beau Baugh, Lloyd Fisher, Bruce Helbig, Mike Lawrence Sr., Kevin Syring, Mark Bucek, Damon Green, Charlie Bowles, Paul Curry, Fulton Allem, Alan Tedder, Peter Serafimoff, Marcus Beck, and of course, our friend, the late PGA Tour Veteran, Mr. Mike Smith.

The list just keeps on going with too many great Senior Professionals and Amateurs to list them all here, but you get the idea.
Don't be one of those guys that complains about having nothing to play in, get up, get outside, and join us this fall. 

 
 
                                                   Candler Hills Golf Club
                                 Host site and permanent " Home of the Ocala Open "
 
 

                                     2016 Ocala Open Champion

                                   Dan McCarthy.....Syracuse, NY


2015 Champion................Dan McCarthy

2014 Champion................Patrick Sheehan

2013 Champion................Travis Hampshire 

2012 Champion................Yohann Benson

2011 Champion................Ted Potter Jr. 

2010 Champion................ Ted Potter Jr.

2009 Champion................Danny Ellis

2008 Champion................Travis Hampshire

2007 Champion................Rod Perry

2006 Champion................Rod Perry