Michael Moniz manages another PGA of Ontario team event victory


Michael Moniz manages another PGA of Ontario team event victory


June 12, 2014

There must be something in the water for Mike Moniz when he gets ready to tee it up during a PGA of Ontario team event.  Whether it’s a scramble, best ball, alternate shot, or in this case all three, he always finds himself towards the top of the leader board at days end.  Beautiful Sunningdale Golf & Country Club was the scene for the PGA of Ontario Head Pro/Assistants Pro, and the 120 PGA professionals did not disappoint.  The Head Pro/Assistant Pro Championship is a three format shotgun event.  The first six holes were best ball, followed by six scramble holes, and six alternate shot coming home. 

The pair from Maple Downs Golf & Country Club laid waste to all three forms carding ten birdies over the three formats.  Brad Kerfoot joined Moniz once again and the duo won their second HP/AP in three years and took home the $1700 cheque with authority.  “We managed two birdies in the best ball portion of the tournament, which you hope to keep it around even, so we were happy with that,” Moniz recalled.  They came into the day with a goal for each portion and, for the most part, they met their goal.  Moniz joked after the round, “when we won a couple years ago we were seven under, our goal this time around was to get it to double digits, but unfortunately on the last hole brad missed a putt to not reach our goal.”    

The HP/AP is one of the PGA of Ontario’s most fun and attended events.  Every year there is a solid group of professionals that are excited to network and re-connect with old friends, while competing at a high level.  It is also a great opportunity for the head professionals to treat their assistants to a day out of the pro shop.  “It’s so encouraging to see the members having just as much fun off of the golf course as they did on it.  There was a room full of golf professionals and it was hard to hear yourself think over all of the laughter and chatter,” mentioned Devon Smith (PGA of Ontario Director of Tournament Operations)

The Maple Downs duo wasn’t the only impressive group on the day.  Georgian Bay Club & Academy fell short of the title by one, finishing at 8-under 64.  While there were two teams tied at 7-under 65. 

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Kevin Purcell
Executive Director
PGA of Ontario



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