The Aloha Section PGA and Kapalua Golf, are proud to announce the partnership with Visa Worldwide as a major sponsor of the Visa Hall of Fame Championship. The Hall of Fame tournament which has been played since 1988 is a major event for the Aloha Section PGA consisting of three flights and a purse…
KIRK NELSON CAPTURES ALOHA SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL TITLE; EARNS BERTH IN 25th SOUTHWORTH SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP….
(Poipu, Hawaii) – Kirk Nelson of Kihei, Maui, winner of the Aloha Section Senior PGA Professional Championship August 8‐9 at Poipu Bay Golf Course will lead two other Aloha Section PGA Professionals to compete Oct. 10‐13, in the 25th Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The National Championship, presented by Mercedes‐Benz USA, will return for a third consecutive year to Creighton Farms of Aldie, Va., and River Creek Club of Leesburg, Va. Nelson turned in a winning total of 2 ‐under‐par 142 to capture the Aloha Senior PGA Professional Championship supported by Southworth Development LLC and Mercedes‐Benz. Andrew Feldmann (Honolulu, Oahu) and Brad Bowen (Haiku, Maui) tied to finish 12 strokes back at 150.
The Southworth Senior PGA Professional National Championship brings together a field of 264 contestants representing The PGA of America’s 41 nationwide Sections, and features a total purse of $285,000 on both courses over the first two rounds. Creighton Farms, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, will host the final 36 holes.
Southworth Development, with headquarters in Newton, Mass., returns as the title sponsor of the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. Mercedes‐Benz USA is a presenting sponsor.Creighton Farms, a par‐72, 7,410‐yard layout that opened in 2008, was one of two private courses in the world to achieve recognition by Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, and Travel Leisure Golf in the same season.
In 2009, Golfweek selected Creighton Farms among its “Best New Private Golf Courses.” Creighton Farms reflects the Nicklaus trademark of a challenging design, focusing on course management strategy and precision rather than power. River Creek Club, a challenging, 7,036‐yard, par‐72 layout, was designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, with Tom Clark of Marshall, Va., the lead architect in the regional firm. River Creek Club made its debut in 1997 as one of three golf courses nestled on the Potomac River, and bearing challenging, large undulating greens as its signature and most prominent set of challenges.
Begun in 1989, the Senior PGA Professional National Championship
Poipu Bay Golf Course was the setting today for the first round of the 2013 Aloha Section Senior Professional Championship. With the trade winds blowing at 15MPH, Kirk Nelson of Ellair Maui Golf Club is our leader for round one. Nelson’s (33-37=70) finish today puts him three swings ahead of Andrew Feldmann and Mark…
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