16th Annual Bobby Bryant Championship
The Bobby Bryant Championship is named in memory of the late Bobby Bryant, a former PBCGA president, long-time executive board member and five-time Volunteer of the Year. He was inducted into the PBCGA Hall of Fame in 2001.
The Palm Beach County Golf community lost one of its most dedicated and popular figures when Bobby Bryant died on December 7, 2003. A PGA club professional who regained his amateur status, the Dayton Ohio, native joined the Palm Beach County Golf Association in 1984. In the years that followed, he served on the PBCGA board in various positions, including chairman. He was responsible for developing the Senior Series, events for players 50 and older.
Bobby was an avid golfer who believed in the rules of the game to the point of becoming a tournament official. A five-time PBCGA Volunteer of the Year (1999-2003), Mr. Bryant was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Bobby Bryant Championship has been named in his honor.
He was born on May 1, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio. Bobby graduated from Ohio University in 1960 and served in the U.S. Army Infantry as a First Lieutenant in Munich, Germany from 1960 to 1963.
Always the entrepreneur, Bobby owned and operated the 741 Golf Center in Dayton, Ohio for a dozen years before moving to Florida in 1977 to become a Realtor. A resident of Palm Beach Gardens for 24 years, Bobby was the first salesman at PGA National Resort Community, leaving in 1986 to open Bryant Realty Brokers, Inc. with his wife, Suzy.
The individual stroke play competition will be hosted at Indian Spring County Club in Boynton Beach, Florida.
The competition 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.
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 $460,000 to 185+ 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.
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