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2017-2018 FPGTour Tournament Schedule

The Season Opener sponsored by IOA (Insurance Office of America) is already scheduled for November 4,5,6, 2017 (Sun., Mon., Tue)

The 2017-2018 Tournament Schedule is now available and can be found on the schedule page.


All TBA's are under review and will be updated ASAP.

On-Line Entries and Membership's are now available on our Bluegolf link.

Below are highlights from last season.....



 Aylwin Captures the  Season Finale

Ocoee, FL   
 Kevin Aylwin capped off another successful season by winning the the FPGTour's final event of 2016-2017 Winter Tournament program on rounds of 65-68 for an -11 under par total of 133. Kevin's margin of victory was two shots over Joshua Manske and Jeff Corr. Rounding out the top 5 were Elliott Whitley at -7, and this seasons Player of the Year and leading money winner Ryan Gildersleeve at -6.

On behalf of all of us here at the Florida Professional Golf Tour, we'd like to thank all our players for their continued support and look forward to seeing many of you back here in the fall.

    Kevin Aylwin....Season Finale Champion   

                      Suri wins at Wekiva

Longwood, FL

Julian Suri of St. Augustine captured this weeks event at Wekiva Golf Club firing a 2-day total of 134 (-10 under). This was Julian's second victory of the season as he also captured the event at Alaqua Lakes back in January.

Don Leafstrand of New Smyrna Beach finished one shot back at -9  while Patrick Sheehan finished in 3rd at -7.
Jeff Corr finished in 4th position at -6.
Rounding out the top five were Josh Manske, Wil Bateman, and Corey Mozingo all at -5.

The FPGTour heads to Forest Lake Golf Club on Tuesday-Wednesday for the Season Finale.

                      Julian Suri of St. Augustine, FL

                  Perdue wins at RedTail

Sorrento, FL

Ben Perdue of Chipley, FL  earned his first professional win yesterday at the 2017 RedTail Invitational.

Ben was the overnight leader after firing an opening round of 5-under par 67, then followed it up with a final round round 68 to finish at -9 and grab his first victory as a professional. His margin of victory was just one shot over Jason Millard and Hojin Kang both of whom closed with 66's.
Rounding out the top 5 were Charles Merzbacher, Don Leafstrand, and current FPGTour season money leader Ryan Gildersleeve.
With just two events left on this seasons schedule, the tour heads back Wekiva Golf Club next Monday-Tuesday, then wraps things up the week at Forest Lake GC in Ocoee.

Congrats to Ben on his first pro victory.....Well done sir!

 Ben Perdue....RedTail Invitational Champion

         Crouch Victorious at WSC
Winter Springs, FL

Ohio resident Tim Crouch fired a closing round of -9 under par 63 paired with his opening round of 69 to capture this years Winter Springs Classic. Tim's margin of victory was 5 shots over runner-up Ryan Gildersleeve of Clearwater.

The FPGTour heads to RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento next Monday.

Tim Crouch with his Tuscawilla Winners check


  Hack claims Daytona Beach Open

Daytona Beach, FL

Jhared Hack of Sanford, FL captured his 2nd victory of the season defeating Rod Perry of Port Orange in a sudden-death play-off. After completing regulation play tied at -11 under par, Hack made a 20 foot birdie putt on the first extra hole for the victory.

The FPGTour heads to Tuscawilla Country Club for the 2017 Winter Springs Open on April 3-4.

Brian Jaquet, PGA Dir. of Golf (L) with Jhared Hack...Champion


                      Binfield wins at Ocala

Ocala, FL

Wade Binfield of Fayetteville, GA has won the 11th Annual
Ocala Open at Candler Hills Golf Club. His 3-day total of -14 under was good enough for a three stroke margin of victory over runner-up Brad Miller of Timonium, MD who finished at -11 under par. Rounding out the top 5 were Jeff Corr of Apopka, Ryan Gildersleeve of Clearwater, both at -9 under par, and Patrick Sheehan of Oviedo, Chas Narramore of Brentwood, TN, and Richard Schembechler of Massillon, OH.

144 players teed it up in this years Championship, the 36-Hole cut came
at even par leaving 48 players to battle it out in the final round.
The Florida Professional Golf Tour wishes to thank On Top of the World and Candler Hills Golf Club for their continued support, along with all the volunteers and staff who make this such a great event.

The FPGTour heads to Daytona again for the 2017 Daytona Beach Open March 25-26.

                               Candler Hills Golf Club
                  Permanent Host Site for the Ocala Open

           Wolfe is the Lone Survivor at Crane Lakes

Port Orange, FL

With a somewhat chilly, relentless northeast wind that blew continuously beginning on Friday at the pro-am, and never let up through the completion of Sunday's final round, Jarred Wolfe of Ponte Vedra, FL managed to carve out a 36 hole total of -2 under to win this years Crane Lakes Invitational needing an Eagle 3 on his final hole to edge out Charlie Delsman and Tommy Schaff by one shot. Jarred's 2-day total was the highest winning score on the Florida Professional Golf Tour as far back as we can remember proving one 5200 yds with a par of 66, Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club showed it's teeth this weekend proving to everyone this gorgeous course is not for the faint of heart.

As always, the Golf Course was in fantastic shape, and with some help from mother nature, this little Gem held it's own against some of the best players in the country.
Jarred took home $3,525.00 from the $35,000 plus purse which equaled this years Wildwood Open purse. Not bad for another event that carries only a $300 entry.

Thanks again for the generous sponsorship of Crane Lakes who comped the first 100 players course fees to match the 5k donated by our friends at  Chic-fil-A of Port Orange, totaling 10K in added money.

The FPGTour heads to Candler Hills and On Top of the World for the 2017 Ocala Open.

         Champion..Jared Wolfe with wife Kelsey

                    Mack and Heavens
                       2-Man Team Champions

Orlando, FL

After 36-Holes of regulation play, two teams ended the championship tied at -23 under par. Josh Gallman and Daniel Stanley had a first round scramble score of -15 (57) then followed it up with a Rd.2 4-Ball score of -8 (64), while Willie Mack III and Christian Heavens went 57-62. The two teams headed to the par 4 first hole for sudden death where Mack and Heavens both staked their second shots, birdie 3 was all that was needed for the victory. Congratulations to Willie and Christian.

The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads North to Port Orange, FL next weekend for the sold out Crane Lakes Invitational and Pro-Am. PGA of America National Champion Rod Perry is our Host.

Willie Mack III (Left) and Christian Heavens

J.C. Horne Wins in Wildwood

Wildwood, FL

  J.C. Horne of Ormond Beach finished this years Wild Open  Championship ( with one of the largest purses on record) at -15 under par in a 3-way tie with Willie Mack III, and Ashton Van Horne. After two trips down the 18th, a birdie 3 by Horne was good enough for the victory and the $3500.00 first place check. Matt Hill of Bradenton, FL was the over night leader after matching the course record of 61 set by Shad Tuten in last years championship, but Matt stumbled a bit in the final round with a 2-under 70 for a T-7 finish.
Horne opened the Championship with a solid -6 under par 66 and closed with  63 to match match Willie Mack III's score for score while Van Horne shot 64-65.

Thanks go out to the membership of Continental Country Club for their gracious contribution of $5000 to this years purse and also a special shout out to Aubrey Cunningham-Hendershot, my beautiful daughter-in-law, and FPGTour VP  who also matched that $5000 donation making this one of the largest purses ever on the FPGTour for an event with only a $300 entry fee. So the next time you guys take the time to play Continental Country Club, remember to say thanks, or at least drop them a thank you card, and for heavens sake, please say thank you to  Aubrey, who's pretty face is at the registration table every event you play in. I think they both deserve it......

The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads to Orlando next week for the Annual 2-Man Team Championship at Stoneybrook East.

J.C Horne (Left) with Host PGA Professional Steve Wresh

Bonney is this years IRO Champion

New Smyrna Beach

Thomas Bonney of Durham, NC put together rounds of 66-67 to finish at -11 under par and capture the 54th Annual Indian River Open.  For full field scores and results please visit the Results link above.  Congratulations Thomas.

Merkulov captures the VCO

New Smyrna Beach

Yaroslav Merkulo of Orlando put two fine rounds of 66 together to win the 2017 Volusia County Open at Venetian Bay Golf Club.
Merkulo came from 5 shots back to overtake Christian Heavens (the overnight leader who opened with 61) and the venerable Tommy Tolles both of whom finished the championship tied for 2nd place at -11 under par.
Yaroslav went 66-66 for a -12 under par total of 132. This was his first victory on the Florida Professional Golf Tour.

The FPGTour heads to New Smyrna Golf Club next weekend for the 53rd Annual Indian River Open.

Suri wins in a Play-Off

Longwood, FL

After two great days at the Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, three players finished regulation play in a tie for Championship. Charlie Delsman, Tim Crouch, and Julian Suri all fired 36-Hole totals of -10 under par.

Delsman was eliminated at the par 4 first after an errant tee shot while Suri and Crouch both made par. The pair moved on to the Par 3 second where Julian rolled in the birdie for the victory.

Corr captures the New Years Open

Eustis, FL

Jeff Corr of Apopka and Jared Wolfe of Jacksonville finished regulation play this week at Black Bear tied at -10 under par for the two days. After 3-holes of  sudden-death, Corr secured the victory with birdie at the par 5 second hole. The pair scored 66-68 respectively in Rd.1 and Rd.2.


Godsey Wins Christmas Classic

Longwood, Fl.
 Alabama resident Conner Godsey ended the 2016 season with a victory at Wekiva Golf Club. His two-day total of 135 (-9 under par) was good enough for a two shot margin of victory over Zach Byrd, CJ Swift, and current FPGTour money leader Ryan Gildersleeve.
Conner opened with 70 in round one then closed with the low round of the tournament  firing a final round of -7 under par 65.   Congrats Conner.

The Florida Professional Golf Tour will head to Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis for the New Years Open on January 9-10, 2017....Call 407-619-4778 or you can enter on-line.


From all of us here at the FPGTour.....Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season.....
See you in January
Best Wishes from: Rick, Mike, Laura, Aubrey, Nick, and Paul

Aylwin wins event #5 at LPGA

Daytona Beach, Fl.
Kevin Aylwin of New Smyrna Beach put together rounds of 65 + 67 for a 12 under par total of 132 to win this weeks event at on the Jones Course at LPGA International.

Kevin finished two shots ahead of three players, all at 10 under par. Headed by Nash Mauchaza, Christian Heavens, and this years IOA Season Opener Champion Ryan Gildersleeve. The
FPGTour heads to Longwood for this years Christmas Classic at Wekiva Golf Club on Monday-Tuesday.


Congratulations Eric Cole!

Shot a 64 round 1 and wrapped up round 2 with a 66 for a total of 130! Ending at 12 under par and winning by 1!

Thank you to all the players for a great weekend and to Riviera Country Club for their wonderful hospitality and beautiful greens!


Beal wins the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Classic

Clermont, FL

Ross Beal of Orlando fired 65-67 to claim victory in this weeks event at Green Valley. Ross's -12 under par total was good enough for a 3-shot margin of victory over Adam Cornelson of Langley, BC.
T-3 spot was shared by Charlie Delsman of Colgate, WI and Willie Mack III of Flint, MI  both finishing at -8.
Rounding out the top 5 was Wes Gates -7.

The Florida Professional Golf Tour heads to Ormond Beach this weekend for the 56th Annual Riviera Open at Riviera Country Club.

Those players looking for accommodations can contact the Plantation Island Resort at 386-677-2331,
located on A1A and on the Beach approximately 10 minutes or so from Riviera Country Club.

Ross Beal with his winners Check

Hack claims Event #2

Daytona Beach, FL

Jhared Hack of Sanford put together a -10 under par 2-day total of 134 to win the second event of the season. The event was hosted by LPGA International and played on the 6,984 yard Hills Course. Jhared opened with a -7 under par 65 which left him trailing first round leader Jared Wolfe of Ponte Vedra Beach who fired the tournaments low round of 64 and a final round of 71.  Hack closed the event with 69 to earn the victory.
Full field scores and earnings can be found on the results page.

Next Stop:

The FPGTour heads to Green Valley Country Club in Clermont for the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday-Sunday, November 26-27
Entry Deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 23 @ 5pm.

Turkey, Football and Family all day on Thursday, come join us on Saturday.....Call 407-619-4778 or you can enter on-line.

Gildersleeve captures the Season Opener.....

Longwood, FL  (Apology and correction)
The FPGTour would like to apologize to Christian Brand for listing the wrong player finishing in a 3-way tie for 2nd place. Sorry Christian.

Ryan Gildersleeve of Clearwater, FL has captured the 2016-2017 Season Opener presented by Insurance Office of America (IOA) at Alaqua Country Club on rounds of 70-61-67 to finish at -12 under par. He fished 2-shots better than Patrick Sheehan, Christian Brand, and last years champion Kevin Aylwin.
Gildersleeve takes home the $3,000 winners check along with a season of FREE entries totaling more than $7,000 making his victory worth in excess of $10,000.00

The FPGTour heads to LPGA International in Daytona to tackle the Hills course on Nov. 17-18, 2016
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The FPGTour would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following sponsors and affiliates for the 2017-2018 Tournament Season
 Tournament Sponsor and Host facility
     2018 Ocala Open Championship

   March 20, 2018  (Charity Pro-Am)

   March 21-23, 2018  (Championship)

 Wade Binfield....2017 Ocala Open Champion

       $12,000.00 Guaranteed First Place

    Candler Hills Golf Club
 Host site and permanent " Home of the Ocala Open "
2017 Ocala Open Champion
 Wade Binfield...Fayettville, GA

2016 Champion................Dan McCarthy

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

  Formerly known as the Tour Championship

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

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

Host Facility for the 2017-2018 FPGTour Season Opener on November 5-7, 2017
This years Champions Sponsor package is provided by:
Sponsor of the Season Opener @ Alaqua C.C.
November 5-7, 2017


Continental Country Club...Wildwood, FL

$5000 added money sponsor...

2018 Wildwood Open and Pro-Am

February 17-19, 2018

Defending Champion... J.C. Horne                             



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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 has paid out more than $4,000,000.00 in Official Money since 2010
The 2017-2018 Schedule marks the 14th season since the Tour was re-named.....But remember, this year marks the 57th 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 winter 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 2017-2018 Winter Tournament Series. Players are once again reminded that the earlier you join the less you pay to belong.  With our 2017-2018 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 57 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 57th Annual Riviera Open, and the 2018 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 have been regular participants on the FPGTour: Mitch Adcock, Dave Rummells, Gene Jones, Kenny Knox, Morris Hatalsky, Tim Balmer, Don Bell,Tom Bryant, Gary Trivisonno, Chris Moore, 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. 

Notice: The office of the Florida Professional Golf Tour is now open for business. The 2016-2017 Tournament schedule is nearing completion and is now posted on the Schedule page. On-Line registration through BlueGolf is now available.

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.

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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 2017 Ocala Open.
Personal checks drawn on (U.S. Banks only) will also be accepted for Membership dues and entry payment by FPGTour members only.
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    The Par 5, 6th Hole at Candler Hills