Parent-Child Championship

Walt Disney World Golf (Lake Buena Vista / Magnolia / Palm) - Lake Buena Vista
July 28-29, 2012

Family Fun at the Parent-Child

Six teams captured state championships at the FSGA Parent-Child Championship at the Walt Disney World Golf Resort in Orlando on July 28-29. This annual State Championship attracted more than 400 players competing on four separate golf courses.
In the 29 and Older division, the father and son pair of Andrew Saft, of Atlanta, GA, and Gary Saft, of Fort Myers, (pictured top right) posted rounds of 69-67 for a tournament total of nine-under par 136 to win the Championship in a sudden death playoff.  After 36-holes of play Andrew and Gary found themselves tied with the team of Nick Albanese and Curtis Madson. The teams would head for a playoff where the Saft’s would prevail after winning the first hole. In the 19-28 year old division, Larry and Kyle Martin, of Plant City, (pictured bottom right) posted rounds of 69-66 for a tournament total of nine-under par 135 to win the title. In the 18 and under division, David and Jeremy Perna, of Sarasota, (not pictured) fired rounds of 64-65 to capture their second consecutive title by three strokes.

Drew and Hunter Ditty, of Ocala, (pictured top left) prevailed to win the 10-12 age division. The father and son team finished with 55 stableford points to to win in a playoff over Joe and Drew Angelo, from Sarasota.

Charles and Grant Newman, of Orlando, (pictured middle left) finished with 47 stableford points to win the 8-9 age division in a sudden death playoff.  The Newman’s defeated the team of David Ragan III and David Ragan IV, of Coral Gables.

Jon Veneziano, of Mount Dora and Alex Veneziano, from Howey-in-the-Hills, (pictured bottom left) gained 50 points to win by four points over Jacob and Steve Carter, of Saint Augustine, for the 6-7 age division title.

The Parent-Child Championship is the largest Florida State Golf Association administered event. Since 1997, the Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the Parent-Child Championship.

The Parent-Child Championship has become an annual event for many families. The tournament is open to everyone, including grandparents who want to play with a grandchild and professionals who want to compete with their child or grandchild. There is no maximum age limitation for the parent or child. The event consists of two divisions; junior and regular. In the junior division, the child must be between 6-12 years of age, and in the regular division the child must be 13 or older.

The junior division played the Oak Trail executive course in 9 holes of modified alternate shot format using the Stableford scoring each day. The regular divisions were split on the Palm, Magnolia and Osprey Ridge courses, and played 36 holes of modified alternate shot.


Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Sunny and Hot 95 °F
Sunny Hot with light breezes 95 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 David Perna / Jeremy Perna 64 65 129 0
2 Dwight Pickett / Griffin Pickett 69 63 132 0
T3 James Eisch / Robert Eisch 68 70 138 0
T3 Chase Ibbotson / Chad Ibbotson 69 69 138 0
T5 Giles Meyer III / Brandon Meyer 71 69 140 0
T5 Rob Maddox / Reed Maddox 70 70 140 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Larry Martin / Kyle Martin 69 66 135 0
2 Bret Voisin / Bryce Voisin 69 67 136 0
3 Gary Onorati / Justin Onorati 69 68 137 0
4 Joseph Latowski / John Latowski 69 69 138 0
5 Lisa Jarnot / Michael Jarnot 72 67 139 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
T1 Gary Saft / Andrew Saft 69 67 136 0
T1 Curtis Madson / Nick Albanese 65 71 136 0
3 Leonard Schonfeld II / Len Schonfeld III 69 68 137 0
4 Patrick Mokris / Michael Mokris 69 70 139 0
T5 Mark Rutland / Mike Gardell 69 71 140 0
T5 Charles Kovaleski / Michael Kovaleski 68 72 140 0
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Entries Close Wednesday, July 11, 2012


A tradition in Florida for more than 20 years, the FSGA Parent-Child Championship includes men, women, boys and girls of all ages.  Parents and Grandparents are eligible to play with their children and grandchildren, and there are multiple age divisions so that everyone can participate.  For the youngest golfers, ages 6-12, teams play nine holes each day on the Oak Trail Course, a spectacular, executive-length design.  Teams with children older than 12, play eighteen holes each day.  All ages use a modified alternate-shot format that promotes a great team atmosphere.  Different ages also play a variety of tee lengths to make sure that everyone is playing from the correct distance.  All rounds begin with morning shotgun starts to allow time for players and families to enjoy Orlando in the afternoon.  Join the hundreds of families that have made the Parent-Child Championship an annual tradition.

The Courses

Disney's Palm and Magnolia courses play host to the Children's Miracle Network Classic, a mainstay on the PGA Tour schedule for the past 30 years.  Previous winners of the event include Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Lucas Glover, and David Duval.

Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course features dramatic golf holes that cut through stands of live oak, pine, palmetto, cypress and bay trees. Recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary, the surrounding vegetation and wetlands serve as a breathtaking backdrop for a championship course that blends all the majesty of nature with the superb design by Tom Fazio. Golf Digest recognizes Disney's Osprey Ridge as one of the best in Florida, rating it 4 1/2 stars.


Any parent and child of which at least one must be a member of the FSGA. There is no maximum age limit for parent or child. Professionals can play but are not eligible for trophies or prizes in the regular division but are fully eligible in the junior division. Grandparents may also play with grandchildren.


  • Child must be age 13 or older as of July 28, 2012 to compete in the regular division.
  • A child 6-12 years of age can move up to play in the Regular Division, but a child age 13 or older may not play in the 9-hole Division.


Entry Fee

$280 ($300 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).

(Only two-person teams are permitted).

Championship Format

  • The format of play is 36 holes of Modified Alternate Shot stroke play.
  • The lowest total for 36 holes within each division is Champion.
  • If necessary, there will be a hole by hole play-off to determine the Champion on the division's finishing course. It is the player's responsibility to be present for any play-off.Modified Alternate

Modified Alternate Shot

Both players hit their tee shots. Next, both players hit the second shot with their partner's ball.  After each ball has been played twice, the team chooses which ball it will use to complete the hole hitting alternate shots into the hole. Scoring will be gross within age divisions.

Championship Field Size

156 teams; 312 players

2012 Daily Course Rotation

Each age division will play two, 18-hole golf courses over two days. Age Divisions will change course rotation annually so that everyone will have a chance to play all courses.

  • Ages 18 & younger - Palm / Osprey Ridge
  • Ages 19-28  -  Magnolia / Palm
  • Ages 29 & older  -  Osprey Ridge / Magnolia -


(based on age of youngest team member as of July 29, 2012)

  • Ages 18 & younger
  • Ages 19-28
  • Ages 29 & older

The FSGA reserves the right to adjust the age divisions in order to equally distribute the number of teams on each golf course.


Teams will be flighted after the first round by first round scores.





 Approx. Yards

 Men 15-54



 Senior Men 55-69



 Boys 13-14 & Super Senior Men (70 & Over)



 Women 15-54



 Women 55 & over and Girls 13-14



Tee Times

8:00 AM shotgun start BOTH DAYS.


Practice Rounds

Osprey Ridge, Palm and Magnolia Courses - available at the discounted rate of $45 per adult player and $20 per junior player, valid one month prior to event, after 10:00 AM only. Before 10:00, the regular resort rate applies.

Players may call (407) WDW-GOLF (939-4653) to reserve a tee time Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.


Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.


Defending Champions

Child 28 & Over: Jarrod and Steve Owen of Vero Beach shot 68-67--135 to win the overall on Disney's Magnolia and Palm Courses.
Child 18-27: Mark and Chase Gard
Child 17 & Under: David and Jeremy Perna


Championship Pace of Play

Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy.

Hard Card; Local Rules and  Conditions of Competitions

Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.


Championship Policies

Click to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.

Conditions; Schedules

The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules.  The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.


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Magnolia and Palm Driving Range/Cart Set-Up

We will once again be using both driving ranges to help eliminate congestion on the ranges. Players using the Palm course will park in the Shades of Green parking garage and be shuttled to their golf carts. The golf carts for the Palm course will be set up next to the Palm driving range and players will use the Palm range. There will be a beverage cart there for drinks and food. 



The courses accept Cash, Visa/MasterCard and American Express for method of payment.


Directions to Palm/Magnolia Golf Courses

From the West or East on I-4; go on I-4 and take exit 67 (Epcot Center Drive) and follow World Drive. Go toward Magic Kingdom on World Drive and go through the entrance plaza. Bear right after you go through the entrance plaza and turn left at the traffic light on to Seven Seas Drive (follow the signs to Shade of Green or the Magnolia/Palm Golf Courses - they are located at the same place) and take Floridian Way (pass the parking lots on your left). Turn right on to Floridian Way and then take a left on to Magnolia/Palm Drive and the clubhouse, parking lot and course will be on your right. 



Directions to Osprey Ridge Golf Course

Follow the signs from Interstate 4 to EPCOT exit 67. From here, take the third exit on the right. At the traffic light, turn left onto Bonnet Creek Parkway. Proceed to the next traffic light, and turn left onto Vista Boulevard. Follow signs to the entrance of Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course, which will appear on the right.

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