Custom Awards company increases PBCGA support
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fl. — The Palm Beach County Golf Association has announced an Official Partnership with MORELL STUDIOS, a leading provider of custom high quality wood plaques, trophies and recognition panels for the golf industry.
“We are excited to have MORELL STUDIOS as an Official Partner in 2017,” said Jordan Schneider, PBCGA executive director. “MORELL STUDIOS has been a longtime supporter of the PBCGA and we are proud to grow and develop our relationship with the company.”
As a part of the Official Partnership, the custom awards company will become Title Sponsor of the MORELL STUDIOS Club Team event in Palm Beach County, Thursday, May 11 2017.
Involved as a tournament supplier, MORELL STUDIOS’ continued support provides the PBCGA with keepsakes for the many tournament champions and award recipients.
The 18-hole, Club Team Championship has been a key event on the PBCGA schedule since 2012 for more than 30 local clubs that have participated over the years. Past champions include Bear Lakes Country Club (2016, 2015, 2014) and Country Club at Mirasol (2013). Other Notable club teams include Tequesta County Club, Old Marsh, McArthur, Seminole, Trump Jupiter, Mayacoo Lakes, Jupiter Hills and the Floridian.
About MORELL STUDIOS
When major U.S. golf organizations, the biggest names in the golf industry, chapters of The First Tee and the top golf courses in the U.S. need a premium quality trophy, award or recognition product, they contact Pat Morell. They reach out to Morell because he is the best in the golf industry at manufacturing hand-crafted, museum quality awards that are unmatched in design, craftsmanship and elegance.
Morell’s big break in the golf industry came when he approached Bear Lakes Country Club and offered “to do some work for them” in exchange for an introduction to Jack Nicklaus. That led to Morell handling a variety of assignments for Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara.
In 2001, Morell went to Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio and designed a permanent display using the replica trophies of Nicklaus’ wins at the four Majors. Morell created a special display at The Lost Tree Club (North Palm Beach, Fla.) called The Legacy of Golf’s Golden Bear, a display of Nicklaus’ lifetime achievements featuring replicas of Jack’s majors’ trophies and the U.S. Amateur trophy, all of which were made by Morell. Morell Studios is currently a Licensee of the Nicklaus Companies, providing a customized line of hole-in-one plaques that are personally autographed by Nicklaus.
Through the years Pat Morell has designed and produced awards for the PGA of America, the Memorial Tournament, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player and several other top names in the golf industry. In addition, he’s used his superior designing skills to manufacture awards for Seminole Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Oakmont Country Club, The Bear’s Club and several chapters of The First Tee. Pat began creating many of the annual awards distributed by the PBCGA in the early 1990s and is very excited about becoming the PBCGA’s exclusive awards’ sponsor for 2017.
All of Morell’s products are manufactured, engraved and assembled in the United States at his production facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Since its inception in 1976, the Palm Beach County Golf Association has been a cornerstone to the many excellent golfers residing in Palm Beach County. For those of you who may not be familiar with the PBCGA, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizationfounded by local business leaders in 1976. Our purpose is two-fold: First, we conduct approximately 20-25 tournaments per year. Our championships are the best of their kind anywhere and we strive to make them enjoyable for everyone. Second, we are committed to providing college scholarships to deserving and worthy students and to promoting amateur golf throughout the county. We are very proud of the fact that our efforts have made a difference in the lives of many area students.
Operated by Executive Director Jordan Schneider, the PBCGA along with a team of dedicated volunteers performs the day-to-day operations of the PBCGA from its Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The Association is served by an elected Board of Directors, headed by Chairman of the Board Michael Blum.
Purpose of the PBCGA
The PBCGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a two-fold purpose: First, we conduct approximately 20-25 tournaments per year. Our amateur championships are the best of their kind anywhere and we strive to make them enjoyable for golfers of all ages. Second, we are committed to providing college scholarships to deserving and worthy students while encouraging opportunities to develop life skills through mentorship programs.
The PBCGA provides an opportunity for local amateur golfers to play the best golf courses in the county and affords access to the top golf venues in South Florida. Nearly 600 amateur golfers compete in PBCGA championships throughout the tournament season (March – October).
PBCGA Scholarship Fund
Since 1976, the Palm Beach County Golf Association has awarded over $350,000 to 135 area college students to help with their college education. These scholarships have helped students pay for tuition, books and other fees so that they could be more dedicated to their studies.
Since 2010, the PBCGA has partnered with Take Stock in Children – Palm Beach County to provide tuition scholarships to attend the Florida state college of their choice. Take Stock in Children is a statewide mentoring/scholarship program. The program enrolls middle school, low-income students and helps them succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates, early intervention and long-term support.
For more than 40 years, the PBCGA and local South Florida businesses have partnered to provide the highest level of golf services to the Palm Beach County area. Continued support from local organizations such as Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM & Arrigo FIAT, ETW Corporation, Morell Studios, Palm Beach Kennel Club, Tire Kingdom, The Allianz Championship and The Honda Classic is a testament to the longstanding support of PBCGA’ s mission to give back. Assistance from local businesses, alumni and friends allows the PBCGA to dedicate more time and resources to programs that provide college scholarships to deserving and worthy students in Palm Beach County.