Bonita Bay Club Fitness Professional, Steve Kois and Director of Golf, EJ McDonnell are headed to the Volvik World Long Drive Championship that begins tomorrow and runs through next Wednesday.
Steve has had a very good summer competing in WLD competitions and is currently ranked 41st in the World Rankings. He earned an exemption into the World Finals through local and regional qualifying in Memphis at the Bluff City Shootout. Steve had a great performance at the Bash for Cash tour event held just outside of Niagara Falls, Canada. He fell in the quarterfinals to eventual champion and current world #3, Justin James.
EJ has competed in a few events this summer and just missed earning an eemption into the World Finals while qualifying for the Bash for Cash in Canada. He made his way into the top 100 of the World Rankings for a couple of weeks and is currently ranked 108th. EJ will be competing in the last chance qualifier on Friday, hoping to earn one of 24 remaining spots in the field.
Live scoring begins tomorrow morning on the official World Long Drive website http://www.worldlongdrive.com and the final two nights will be televised live on the Golf Channel.
Good luck to Steve and EJ as they represent Bonita Bay Club at this exciting World Championship event!
Justin Smith, Assistant Golf Professional at Bonita Bay Club, has qualified to play in the 2017 PGA Professional National Championship. Justin earned his spot in the field as the 1st alternate from the South Florida PGA Section. His 12th place finish in last fall’s South Florida Section PGA Championship found him tied with six others for the final two qualifying spots. Justin earned 1st alternate status by way of his finish in the playoff. The 2017 PGA Professional National Championship will be hosted by Sun River Resort in Sunriver, Oregon on June 18-21, 2017. The field will consist of the top 312 PGA professionals throughout the country competing for 20 spots to head to the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. The PNC event will be televised on The Golf Channel beginning June 18-21, 2017. You can also follow Justin for live scoring on PGA.org.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Justin. He worked hard to become a PGA member and still strives to keep his golf game in competitive shape. Justin is a great ambassador for the game of golf, and Bonita Bay Club,” said Dan Miles, General Manager of Bonita Bay Club.
All of us here at Bonita Bay Club are excited to have Justin representing the club at this national championship.