Two scholarships have been awarded by the South Florida PGA Foundation in 2017. The Bobby Goodman Scholarship, a $2,500 annual grant given to a deserving high school senior or college undergraduate whose parents or grandparents either work or are retired from the golf industry, and the Professional Golf Management Scholarship.
Sarah Weyand from Vero Beach High School is the recipient of the Bobby Goodman Scholarship whose father is the Director of Golf at John’s Island Club in Vero. Sarah has flawlessly balanced countless volunteer hours tutoring young children along with her academics and athletic pursuits, ranking first in her class receiving the highest honor of class Valedictorian. With a perfect score on the ACT, Sarah was honored with the Presidential Scholars Program nomination. She’e been recognized as a National Merit Finalist and a recipient of the Wellesley Book Award. Sarah’s accomplishments continue to impress and speak volumes about the dedication and commitment she embodies. She has been a member of the Girls High School Varsity Soccer Team throughout high school.
Marty Bauer, PGA Director of Golf at Glenwild Golf Club, Park City Utah describes Sarah as “having a drive and work ethic in the classroom that is to be envied by all…outside the classroom Sarah mirrors her success, passion and determination in her extracurricular activities.” He also said, “she is a caring older sister, a loving daughter and possesses a spirit that will give anyone hope for the future.” This fall she will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and will pursue a degree in computer science.
Samuel Dalton, a student at Florida Gulf Coast University(FGCU), is the recipient of the Professional Golf Management Scholarship, which was created in 2007 to provide financial assistance to exemplary students enrolled in the PGA Golf Management program at FGCU. Samuel has worked several internships in the golf industry over the past five years. The summer following his freshman year he worked at the Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova Pa. where his time was split between outside operations and the golf shop. Currently, he works for Golf Life Navigators in Naples under the supervision of PGA Life Member and Past President of the SFPGA, Lynn Josephson.
Samuel became passionate about the game when he began to caddie in high school. He has dreams of one day owning his own golf course(or courses), as he is also studying real estate at FGCU. he is passionate about growing the game and believes that through his education he can make a difference while building a nice life for himself.
Lynn says, “I am a strong supporter of Sam’s. He’s just one of those guys you want to help and see succeed. Just spending a little time and being around him, it doesn’t take long to sum him up. He is extremely professional, courteous and on top of things.”
eSouthernGOLF wants to congratulate both Sarah and Samuel on their scholarships, and wish them great success in their future endeavors.
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education, scholarships and charitable giving. It is under the direction of the South Florida PGA comprised of 1,850 men and women PGA professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf. Visit SFPGAGOLF.com/Foundation.