2015 - Annual Dinner


The Florida State Golf Association's 2015 Annual Dinner was held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida on Friday, November 20th. Over 300 people attended the dinner including many of the year's champions, volunteers from around the state, board and staff members, and their families. 

Introduction Movie

The dinner began with an entertaining video outlining the Florida State Golf Association's 2015 season. There were 40 state championships held throughout the year where hundreds of volunteers from around the state helped to make all of the events successful. 

Welcome - Randy Briggs

Mr. Randy Briggs, the 2014-2015 President of the FSGA, and member of The Country Club of Ocala, welcomes the guests and blesses the room before dinner is served.

Welcome - Jim Demick

Executive Director, Jim Demick, outlines the plans for the night ahead. Jim thanked the staff, players, volunteers, and all of the families for attending the dinner and then brings all of the year's Champions to the front of the room.

Champions Mini Movie

The champions from the year are each recognized in a short video highlighting their accomplishments. Please click here to view all results from all events in 2015.

Players of the Year

Sierra Brooks - Junior Player of the Year

  • Runner-Up in the U.S. Women's Amateur
  • 3rd Overall in the Women's WAGR Rankings
  • 3rd Overall in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings
  • 5th Overall in Golfweek Women's Amateur Rankings
  • Member of Team USA's Junior Solheim Cup Team
  • Women's Southern Atlantic Amateur Champion
  • AJGA Taylormade Championship Champion
  • 100th Women's Southern Golf Association Champion
  • Letter of intent signed to attend Wake Forest University

Brandon Mancheno - Junior Player of the Year

  • Medalist at U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
  • Round of 32 - U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
  • Qualified for U.S. Amateur
  • 3rd Overall in FSGA Boys' Junior Amateur Championship
  • 3 Florida Junior Tour Victories
  • 6 Florida Junior Tour - Top 5 finishes 
  • 2014 Junior Tour Champion (13-15) Age Division
  • Verbally committed to Auburn University 

Tama Caldabaugh - Senior Player of the Year

  • Semifinalist in U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
  • Qualified for U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
  • Finished 10th in Women's Senior Eastern Championship
  • Finished tied for 4th in FSGA Women's Senior Amateur 
  • Summer Mixed Team Champion
  • Semifinalist in Lone Jones/Doherty Senior Championship

Rick Woulfe - Senior Player of the Year

  • Round of 32 in U.S. Senior Amateur
  • Tied for 10th in Florida Senior Open
  • Semifinalist in FSGA Senior Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Quarterfinalist in FSGA Mid-Am Championship
  • Mid-Senior Four-Ball South Champion
  • Tied for 7th in FSGA Four-Ball Championship

Tara Joy-Connelly - Amateur Player of the Year

  • Round of 16 in U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
  • Qualified for U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship
  • FSGA Women's Amateur Stroke Play Champion
  • FSGA Women's Mid-Amateur Champion
  • 2nd in Women's International Four-Ball Championship
  • Tied for 10th in Women's Amateur Championship
  • Quarterfinalist in Women's Southern Amateur Championship

Joe Alfieri - Amateur Player of the Year

  • Round of 32 in U.S. Mid-Amateur
  • FSGA Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion
  • Finished 2nd in FSGA Amateur Public Links Championship
  • Quarterfinalist in the FSGA Mid-Amateur
  • Finished tied for 7th in the FSGA Amateur Championship
  • Finished tied for 20th in the Florida Open
  • Participated in the Parent-Child Championship with his son, Cade

Volunteers Mini Movie

The Florida State Golf Association has over 500 volunteers around the state. This is a short video highlighting their accomplishments and involvement throughout the year.

Presidential Election

2015 President, Mr. Randy Briggs, announces the election of Mr. Chuck Phillips as the new President of the Florida State Golf Association for 2016.

Service Award

This year, Mr. Ted Burfeind of Ponte Vedra Beach received an award for his 20 years of volunteer work for the Florida State Golf Association. Ted has been a great asset to the FSGA, the game of golf, and all the events held around the state. Congratulations Ted!

  • 2011 Volunteer of the Year
  • FSGA Board Member
  • FSGA Tournament Chairman
  • 13 events worked in 2015

Volunteers of the Year

Frank Zubrick - Tournament Volunteer of the Year

  • Lives in Tallahassee, Florida
  • He and his wife, Margaret, have two children and four grandchildren
  • Worked for the Maytag company for 32 years
  • Began volunteering in 2013
  • Over the past three years he has volunteered at over 60 events
  • FSGA Tournament Chairman

Tom Tarrance - Course Rating Volunteer of the Year

  • Lives in Trinity, Florida
  • He and his wife, Elaine, have three sons and four grandchildren
  • Began volunteering for the FSGA in 2004
  • Tom and his team completed 12 ratings in 2015
  • FSGA Course Rating Captain

Hall of Fame

Tammy Bowman-Wilmot - 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Born in Frankfurt, Kentucky
  • Lives in Orlando, Florida
  • Florida State Girls' Junior Champion in 1966 and 1968
  • 1968 FHSAA State Girls' Golf Champion
  • Competed in U.S. Girls' Junior in 1964, 1966, and 1968
  • Played for the University of Florida Women's Golf Team 1968-1972
  • FWSGA Amateur Champion in 1971 and 1986
  • FWSGA Four-Ball Champion in 1997 and 2000
  • Member of USGA Junior Girls' Championship Committee 1990-2007
  • US Open Rules Official in 1998
  • Has competed in 4 U.S. Women's Opens
  • Has competed in 16 USGA Championships

Sis Hedges, Tammy's partner in both FWSGA Four-Ball victories, introduced Tammy into the Hall of Fame.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mallory Privett - Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Born in Selma, Alabama
  • Lives in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Mallory has three sons and ten grandchildren
  • Married to Margaret "Boo" Privett 
  • Graduated from the University of Alabama in 1958 
  • Studied Mechanical Engineering
  • Served three years in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S O'Hare
  • Worked for Pratt and Whitney for 33 years 
  • North Palm Beach Mayor from 1971-1974
  • North Palm Beach Engineer of the Year in 1973
  • 1992 PGA National Golf Club Senior Champion
  • 1992 Palm Beach Gardens City Champion
  • 1992 Palm Beach Gardens City Senior Champion
  • Overall Volunteer Chairman for 21 Professional Events
  • Has officiated over 30 USGA Championships
  • Member of the USGA Senior Amateur Committee
  • FSGA President from 2002-2003
  • FSGA Board of Directors

The video below introduced Mallory for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to everyone and thank you all for a great year!

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