You can bet, Tom is smiling!
What another great event on the NFJG TOUR!
This past weekend 83 players from the NFJG TOUR and guests from around Florida and Georgia area gathered for the annual Web.com Junior Players Tour “
Titleist Invitational” at St. Johns County Golf Club in Elkton, Florida.
This event sponsored by Titleist and dedicated to the late
PGA Professional Tom Stecker was once again the end of the NFJG TOUR’s “
Spring Tournament Series” and the highlight of the Spring Tournament Series among many outstanding junior tour events.
As many are aware Tom Stecker died after his long fight against ALS. Tom was a friend to many and a junior advocate and one who could always be found motivating junior players and growing the game for our younger generation. He spoke his mind with a passion. As a friend of Tom’s I know he would have been very proud of all of the junior players who participated in this event.
The call for action prior to the event was to “
WEAR RED” for Tom and to support the awareness of the fight against ALS. Many players and parents/family members could be seen wearing the colors in support. Simply an Awesome sight!
Many thanks to the Wes Tucker, Director of Golf and PGA Professional Tommy Aycock for their outstanding support of this prestigious event.
The weather, hampering many of this season’s events was once again a threat and knocking on our back door. In the early morning as the staff drove into neighborhood, it was evident that the forecasted rains had pounded the Elkton area overnight saturating the community and golf course. With a stroke of good luck the threating rain pushed north allowing the tournament to kick off as scheduled. Many players were concerned, calling in for confirmation of play. One player in particular, Logan Underwood had called in to withdraw, but was persuaded to play. A comforting text message went out to all the registered players that the sun was shining and the threat of rain had moved on. I’m happy to report no one withdrew prior to round one and the field was set.
At 9:08 AM with the winds beginning to whip to 20 mph+ we kicked off the 2018 Titleist Invitational. Leading the field of 83 in the opening round would be Timuquana’a Colin Sirbaugh and Bent Creek’s Ryan Poblacion. The final grouping was announced off the tee a 1:24 PM.
See you on the Links!
Jack Aschenbach, PGA