2016 - Annual Dinner

Overview

The Florida State Golf Association's 2016 Annual Dinner was held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida on Friday, November 18th. Over 200 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 2016 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 - Steve Carter

Mr. Steve Carter, the 2016-2017 Vice-President of the FSGA, and member of Deerwood Country Club, 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 and then introduces a video highlighting the 2016 season. 



Champions Mini Movie

The champions from the year are each recognized in a short video highlighting their accomplishments. Please click here to view results from all events in 2016.

Players of the Year

Alyssa Lamoureux - Junior Player of the Year

  • 2016 Girls' Junior Amateur Champion
  • Quarterfinalist in 2016 Women's Amateur
  • 5th Place in Women's Amateur Stroke Play Championship
  • 2 Florida Junior Tour Victories in 2016
  • Top 10 finish in all 8 FJT events in 2016
  • Round of 32 in U.S. Women's Four-Ball
  • Verbally committed to the University of Central Florida

Alexa Pano - Junior Player of the Year

  • Runner-up in 2016 Girls' Junior Amateur
  • Finalist in 2016 Girls' Junior Amateur Match Play
  • 5 time FJT Champion in 2016
  • Round of 32 in U.S. Women's Four-Ball
  • Qualified for U.S. Women's Amateur
  • 10-11 Age Division Drive, Chip, and Putt Champion at Augusta National
  • 2016 AJGA Philadelphia Junior Champion (Second Youngest to win AJGA event)

Fred Biondi - Junior Player of the Year

  • 2016 Boys' Junior Champion
  • 2016 FJT (13-15) points Champion
  • 3 Time FJT Champion in 2016
  • 3 FJT top 4 finishes
  • Lowest 36-hole total (-9) for FJT season
  • Qualified for the 2017 U.S. Four-Ball Championship

Gigi Higgins - Senior Player of the Year

  • Tied for 2nd in 2016 Women's Senior Amateur Championship
  • Top 5 in both Women's Four-Ball and International Four-Ball Championships
  • Top 10 in Women's Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Semifinalist at Jones/Doherty Championship
  • Made match play at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship
  • Made match play at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship


Peter Wegmann
- Senior Player of the Year

  • 2016 Senior Amateur Champion
  • 2016 Senior Amateur Match Play Champion
  • 13th place at Florida Senior Open - 2nd lowest amateur
  • Tied for 12th at the Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship
  • Top 5 at Senior Four-Ball Championship


Meghan Stasi - Amateur Player of the Year

  • 2016 Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Top 3 in both Women's Four-Ball and International Four-Ball Championships
  • Quarterfinalist at U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Round of 16 at U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship
  • Qualified for U.S.  Women's Amateur Championship
  • Round of 16 at Jones/Doherty Championship
  • Top 10 at Harder Hall Invitational

Joe Alfieri - Amateur Player of the Year

  • 2016 Amateur Public Links Champion
  • Semifinalist at Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Quarterfinalist at Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Top 3 at Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship
  • Top 5 at Mid-Senior Championship
  • Made Cut at Amateur Championship and Florida Open
  • Round of 32 at U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Qualified for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship


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.

Service Award

This year, Tom Keedy and Judy Tickles received an award for their 20 years of volunteer service with the Florida State Golf Association.  They have been unbelievable assets to the FSGA, the game of golf and all events across the state.  Thank you so much for your dedication!

Tom Keedy

  • 2010-2011 FSGA President
  • Current FSGA Board Member
  • Worked 9 events in 2016

Judy Tickles

  • Course Rating Co-Captain for Hillsborough/Pinellas/Polk Counties Region
  • Team completed 9 ratings in 2016

Volunteers of the Year

Bob Collins - Tournament Volunteer of the Year

  • Started playing golf at the age of 10
  • Graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Worked for IBM for 30 years and retired in 1996
  • Began volunteering in 2010
  • Officiated approximately 100 competitions
  • Tournament chairman at 30 events
  • Senior Rules Official for the FSGA


Jim Meyer - Course Rating Volunteer of the Year

  • Graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Accounting
  • Worked for John Deere
  • Part of a group responsible for establishing The John Deere Classic PGA Tour event
  • FSGA volunteer for 16 years
  • Course rating captain for Sarasota/Manatee counties
  • Completed 8 course ratings in 2016


Hall of Fame

Pete Dye - 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Born in Urbana, Ohio
  • Won 1958 Indiana State Amateur Championship
  • Played in 5 U.S. Amateur Championships as well as the 1957 U.S. Open Championship
  • Attended Purdue University to obtain a degree in Landscape Architecture
  • With Alice, designed their first nine hole golf course in 1961: El Dorado (Indianapolis)
  • First 18 hole design was created in 1962: Heather Hills (Indianapolis)
  • First acclaimed project started in 1963: Crooked Stick GC (Carmel, IN)
  • Now has 6 courses ranked in the top 100 in 2016
  • His courses have hosted numerous Major Championships, Ryder Cups and USGA Championships
  • Considered the father of modern golf course architecture

Alice Dye - 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 9 time Indiana State Amateur Champion
  • 3 time Florida State Amateur Champion
  • 2 time U.S. Senior Amateur Champion
  • Member of the 1970 Curtis Cup Team
  • Driving force golf courses including multiple women's tees
  • First woman President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects
  • First woman Independent Director for the PGA of America
  • Partnered with Pete on every project
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