Sponsored by World Golf Hall of Fame Member, Nick Price, The “Pricey” Stroke Play hosted at Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, provides an opportunity for Palm Beach County Golf Association members to take their game on the road up the I-95 corridor. Pack your bags, book your accommodations and enjoy a weekend with PBCGA in Vero Beach!
The event will consist of a 36-hole championship, played on Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, September 19. Approximately 84 top amateur golfers will compete in three age divisions.
The event will consist of Open (49 and younger), Senior (50-59) and Super Senior (60+) contests with points awarded towards each of the PBCGA Points Races: Open Points Cup, Senior Points Cup, and the Super Senior Points Cup.
Tournament Field is Limited, register early to secure your entry!
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 organization founded by local business leaders in 1976.
Our purpose is two-fold: First, we conduct approximately 20 championship each year while promoting amateur golf throughout South Florida. Our 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 while supporting the growth and development of deserving and worthy Florida students. We stand with our hand selected scholars while encouraging opportunity to build life skills and gain college preparedness through regular mentorship.
The PBCGA provides an opportunity for local amateur golfers to play the best golf courses in their local area 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).
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.
The Palm Beach County Golf Association has awarded over $450,000 to 180 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.
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 the Arrigo Family, Tiger Woods Ventures, Jack & Barbara Nicklaus, Morell Studios, Palm Beach Kennel Club, Tire Kingdom, PGA TOUR 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.
ABOUT QUAIL VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Quail Valley began in the year 2000 under the vision and guidance of Steve Mulvey, who had deep roots in Vero Beach dating back to his family owning part of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers and instrumental in bringing the team to our area for Spring Training. Partnering with Kevin Given, along with 30 founding members, they developed what is one of the most unique club concepts in the country. Today, Quail Valley offers three locations to its golfing and social memberships.
The first property – the Golf Club – opened on January 21, 2002 with a beautiful and challenging course featuring multiple elevations and a Shinnecock-style clubhouse. Since opening, the Golf Club has seen many updates and changes to the landscape including a 6-hole par 3 course surrounding the driving range and a state-of-the-art instruction facility aptly named the Learning Center. The golf course has played host site to a number of USGA Championships, along with annual hosting its own collegiate event.
In February of 2002, the ownership purchased a 10-acre site in the heart of the beachside district of the Riomar neighborhood. This site was leveled to the foundations and rebuilt to Steve and Kevin’s specifications. The River Club opened on July 4, 2003 and now features wonderful amenities; 43 slip marina, overnight lodging, tennis, fitness center & spa, lap pool, tiki bar and multiple dining outlets.
Quail Valley further enhanced upon increasing its amenities and services for its members when in November, 2014, Steve and Kevin purchased the 1.2-acre property on Royal Palm Pointe – right across the Indian River from the River Club property. This 47,000 square foot club features an additional lodge with 11 units and a signature restaurant named after Steve Mulvey’s beloved Saint Bernard “Humphrey” and Kevin Given’s adorable Labrador “Ruby”.
Quail Valley Golf Club, Quail Valley River Club and Quail Valley at The Pointe is an exclusive family club offering memberships on an invitation-only basis. Our membership is an active and life-loving blend of families, semi-retired and retired individuals, who are looking to enjoy a finer yet casual way of life.
Martha Redner, Membership Director
772-492-2020 or email@example.com
Kevin Given, COO/Managing Partner
772-492-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT NICK PRICE
Nick Price was born in Durban, South Africa and, at a young age moved to Zimbabwe where he grew up. He was introduced to golf by his older brother, Tim, who gave him his first club, a left-handed 5-iron.On his first trip to the United States as a 17-year-old, Price won the Junior World Championship in San Diego, defeating the strongest field of the year. He turned pro in 1977 and established himself as a promising newcomer first on the Southern African Tour and European PGA Tour where he won four tournaments through 1982. That same year he disappointingly finished second in the Open Championship to Tom Watson after leading in the third round.
Price graduated to the PGA TOUR in 1983 when he went wire-to-wire to defeat Jack Nicklaus by two strokes at the World Series of Golf for his first TOUR victory.
He suffered through a dry spell, winning only twice, in South Africa and Europe, while he rebuilt his swing with instructor David Leadbetter. It was a slow, upward battle, an internal fight fueled by his intense desire to become the game’s number one player.
Having crafted one of the most fundamentally sound golf swings in the game, Price was rewarded for his hard work. In 1991 he won the Byron Nelson Classic and the Canadian Open. Then, from his breakthrough victory at the 1992 PGA Championship through the 1994 season, Nick Price dominated international golf.
In 1993, Price won four PGA TOUR events, including THE PLAYERS Championship, and was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year. He won the Vardon Trophy (lowest scoring average) and the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour’s leading money winner.
In August 1994 Price was ranked the world’s No. 1 golfer, a position he held for 43 consecutive weeks, a stretch that since then, has only been bettered by Tiger Woods.No one won more PGA Tour tournaments, fifteen, in the 90’s than Nick Price. He also won an additional 12 international events in that decade. Price is one of only three players in the 1990s to win two major titles in the same season, joining Nick Faldo in 1990 and Mark O’Meara in 1998. He is one of only seven players since 1945 to capture consecutive majors (Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods). Winning three major tournaments in two years was a feat not matched since Nicklaus did it in 1980, Palmer in 1962 and Hogan in 1953.
The Zimbabwean has been a dominant force worldwide and is commonly regarded as one of the kindest and most personable people in the game. The loss of his longtime caddie and friend Jeff “Squeeky” Medlin in 1997, was powerfully felt by Price and others in golf.
In 1998 Price won the FedEx St. 4Jude and then in 2002, Price won his last PGA Tour event, the Mastercard Colonial. At the end of the year, he had won more than $2 million in a season for the first time in his career, while finishing fifth in scoring average. He was ranked in the top 10 in the world at the age of 45.
Price has tallied 18 PGA TOUR victories and 24 International wins. He finished in the top 50 on the money list for 17 consecutive seasons and was ranked in the Top 50 in the world for 17 and a half years.
After turning 50 in January 2007, Price joined the Champions Tour. He won the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in 2009 and won twice in 2010 – the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and the Principal Charity Classic. He continued his good form into 2011 by winning the Toshiba Classic.
Price has represented Zimbabwe twice at the World Cup in 1978 and 1993; Played eight times in the Dunhill Cup, 1993 through 2000; and five times for the International Team in The Presidents Cup, 1994 through 2003.
In 2002, Price was the first recipient of the ASAP Sports/Jim Murray Award, given to a
professional player for his cooperation, quotability and accommodation to the media, and for reflecting the most positive aspects of the working relationship between athlete and journalist.
That same year, Price was also presented with the Payne Stewart Award, given annually to a player sharing Stewart’s respect for the traditions of the game, his commitment to uphold the game’s heritage of charitable support and his professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct.
On October 20, 2003 Price was inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in St. Augustine. He became its 99th member.
In 2005, the USGA presented the 2005 Bob Jones Award to Price in recognition of his distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The award recognizes a person who emulates Jones’ spirit, his personal qualities and his attitude toward the game and its players.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America presented their most prestigious award, the Old Tom Morris Award, to Price in 2011. The award is presented to an individual who, through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris.
Nick Price was named the 2011 Ambassador of Golf by Northern Ohio Golf Charities. The Ambassador of Golf Award is presented annually to a person or persons who have fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concern for others extends beyond the golf course.
In 2012, Nick Price was named Captain of the International Team for the 2013 Presidents Cup to be held at Memorial Golf Club in Ohio.
Since the early nineties, Price has collaborated on the design of golf courses with several architects including Tom Fazio. He is now working on his own through his own company, Nick Price Golf Course Design, on projects in the United States, Caribbean, United Kingdom and South Africa.
Nick is married to Sue and has three children Gregory (8/9/91), Robyn Frances (8/5/93), Kimberly Rae (9/9/96). They live in Hobe Sound Florida. Nick plays out of McArthur, a course that he co-designed.