Parent-Child Championship

ChampionsGate Golf Resort, Orange County National Golf Club & Lodge and Providence Golf Club, Orlando, FL
July 23-24, 2022

Seven Teams Victorious at Parent-Child

ORLANDO, Fla. – Almost 500 competitors made their way to Orlando this weekend for the annual Parent-Child Championship. The 18-hole championship took place at ChampionsGate Golf Resort, Orange County National Golf Club & Lodge and Providence Golf Club, while the 9-hole championship was played at ChampionsGate Country Club. 

Seven teams were crowned champions on Sunday: Leonard and Len Schonfeld (35 and Over), Shelton and Brent Smith (25-34), Justin and Jason Cranford (18-24), Alex and Jon Veneziano (17 and Younger), Marlowe and Sofia Macapagal (10-12), Matthew and Oliver Laverghetta (8-9) and Trent and Benjamin Erb (6-7).

35 and Over Division

Leonard and Len Schonfeld raised the trophy in the 35 and Over Division for the fourth-straight year with a 13-under 131. The duo posted a 7-under 65 in the first round with seven birdies. They secured the seven-shot victory with a final-round 66. Mike Gardell and Mark Rutland took home a runner-up finish with a 6-under 138, while two teams finished in a tie for third at 3-under 141: Russell & Keith Barber and Andrew & Gary Saft.

25-34 Division

Shelton and Brent Smith survived a four-hole playoff to take home the win in the 25-34 Division. The pair posted a 3-under 69 in the final round, with four birdies and an eagle, to sit in a tie at the top with Jackson and Doug Stroup at 6-under 138. The Smith team secured the victory on the fourth playoff hole. Jackson and Doug Stroup finished second, while Chase Ibbotson and Chad Ibbotson took third place at 4-under 140. 

18-24 Division

Justin and Jason Cranford were crowned champions at the Parent-Child, surviving a two-hole playoff to win the 18-24 Division. They carded a bogey-free final round with four birdies to finish the day in a tie at the top with Matthew and Todd Read at 6-under 138. The Cranford duo captured the victory on the second playoff hole. Matthew and Todd Read finished runner-up, while Ian and Robert Ball took third at 3-under 141. 

17 and Younger Division

Alex and Jon Veneziano used a 9-under 135 to capture the 17 and Younger Division. The pair fired a 9-under 63 in the first round, carding seven birdies and an eagle on the day. The Mount Dora natives posted a final-round 72 to take home the five-shot victory. Jake and Jim Ackerman finished second at 8-under 136, while Ethan and Jonathan Breth finished third at 7-under 137.

The nine-hole parent-child tournament was played at ChampionsGate Country Club. Using a stableford scoring method, the three divisions, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12, competed in nine holes each day.

10-12 Division

Marlowe and Sofia Macapagal captured the 10-12 Division with 61 total points. The duo carded two birdies in the final round to secure the championship by two points with 29 points in the final round. The Orlando natives picked up 32 points in the first round with three birdies and an eagle. Two teams finished the weekend in second place with 59 points: Seth & Colby Strickland and Pam Baker and Grant Adamczyk.

 8-9 Division

Matthew and Oliver Laverghetta used 60 points to take home the victory in the 8-9 Division. Securing the win with rounds of 31 and 29, the pair posted two birdies in the final round to finish six points ahead of the field. Drew and Sophie Downs finished second with 54 points, while Jim Byington and Alden Cook took third place with 52 points.

6-7 Division

Trent and Benjamin Erb were victorious in the 6-7 Division with an impressive 54 points for the weekend. The team carded 29 points in the final round with three birdies to secure the eight-point victory. Lytton Perritt  and David Perritt finished runner-up with 46 points, while Rodrigo Navarro and Shana Navarro finished third with 45 points.


Weather Information

Description Temp
Sunny Hot & Humid 94 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Jon Veneziano / Alex Veneziano 63 72 135 0
2 Jake Ackerman / Jim Ackerman 68 68 136 0
3 Jonathan Breth / Ethan Breth 67 70 137 0
4 Steve Carter / Jacob Carter 71 68 139 0
T5 Ana Boone / Aaron Boone 70 74 144 0
T5 Mark Johnson / Jacob Menard 73 71 144 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Michael Bradley / James Bradley 67 65 132 0
T2 Todd Read / Matthew Read 69 69 138 0
T2 Jason Cranford / Justin Cranford 70 68 138 0
4 Tim Polce / Daniel Polce 67 73 140 0
5 Ian Ball / Robert Ball 69 72 141 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Brent Smith / Shelton Smith 69 69 138 0
2 Jackson Stroup / Doug Stroup 71 67 138 0
3 Chad Ibbotson / Chase Ibbotson 69 71 140 0
4 Rob Glisson / Bradley Glisson 70 71 141 0
T5 Adam Crisp / Jim Crisp 77 66 143 0
T5 Sean Meade / John Meade 70 73 143 0
T5 Giles Meyer III / Brandon Meyer 74 69 143 0
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Total Score Points
1 Leonard Schonfeld II / Len Schonfeld III 65 66 131 0
2 Mark Rutland / Mike Gardell 70 68 138 0
T3 Gary Saft / Andrew Saft 72 69 141 0
T3 Keith Barber / Russell Barber 71 70 141 0
5 Michael Vallencourt / Mike Vallencourt Sr 71 72 143 0
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A tradition in Florida, and on it's 32nd year, 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 in one of the multiple age divisions, which allows everyone to participate. 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.

Tournament Summary

Format36 holes of gross Modified Alternate Shot

Eligibility Parent/Child Teams (defined below); At least one player must by an FSGA member

Handicap:  None

Entry Fee:  $280 per team

Schedule of Events

Past Results


  • 36 holes of gross Modified Alternate Shot
  • Maximum Field Size - 208 teams (416 players) - (adjusted to lower field sizes due to the pandemic)
  • Teams will be placed into Age Divisions as of the child's age on the last day of the Championship
  • Each age division Champion will be the team with the lowest 36-hole total score
    • Age Divisions will be flighted for gift certificates for round two by round one scores

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


  • Any grandparent, parent, child or grandchild of which at least one must be a member of the FSGA
  • There is no maximum age limit for grandparent, parent or child
  • A child under the age of 13 can move up to play in the Regular Division (at the Committees discretion), but a child age 13 or older may not play in the 9-hole Division
  • Professionals may play; however, the team is not eligible for trophies or prizes
  • Grandparents may also play with grandchildren
  • Only two-person teams are permitted

Entry Fee

  • $280 per team
  • Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrants gain acceptance to the field.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 AM shotgun start BOTH DAYS

The Courses

ChampionsGate Golf Club's International & National Courses will both continue to be in the 2022 rotation. The newly renovated International Course, is a beautifully styled coastal links course, which was remodeled to feel more like it's original design. The National Course is set up for players of all skill levels, as it offers scenic views, clever doglegs, and well maintained greens year round. Both courses being designed by Greg Norman, will provide golfers with a fun and great experience at the course.

Orange County National - Panther Lake Course will remain in the course rotation for 2022 and the Crooked Cat Course will join the rotation this year.  The courses offer elevation changes, rolling fairways and large greens.  Both courses offer different visuals and will test your game in different ways along with providing a fun and inviting experience.

Providence Golf Club is new to the rotation for 2022. The Mike Dasher design will challenge all parts of players game, as it winds through Florida wetlands and ancient hardwoods. The courses undulating greens put a value on approach shots.

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after their respective age division is full (52 teams each) or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.

Age Divisions & 2022 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 over the years.

Age Divisions are based on child's age as of the last day of the Championship.

  • Child 17 & Younger - ChampionsGate (International to National)
  • Child 18-24 - Orange County National (Panther Lake to Crooked Cat)
  • Child 25-34 - Orange County National (Crooked Cat to Panther Lake)
  • Child 35 & Older  - ChampionsGate (National) to Providence Golf Club

(The FSGA reserves the right to adjust the Age Divisions and field sizes in order to equally distribute the number of teams on each golf course)

Course Set-Up

Based on competitors age as of the last day of the Championship


 Approx. Yards

 Men 18-49

 6,500 - 6,700

 Boys 15-17 & Men 50-64

 6,100 - 6,300

 Boys 14 & Younger and Men 65 & Over

 5,400 - 5,500

 Women 15-49

 5,400 - 5,500

 Girls 14 & Younger and Women 50 & Over

 4,800 - 5,000

Practice Rounds

ChampionsGate Golf Club's International & National Courses - available at the discounted rate of $45 plus tax per player one week prior to the event and after 10:00 AM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Call 407-787-4653 to reserve a tee time. 

Orange County National - Panther Lake & Crooked Cat Courses - available at the discounted rate of $45 plus tax per player one week prior to the event and after 10:00 AM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Please call 407-656-2626 to reserve a tee time.

Providence Golf Club - available at the discounted rate of $45 plus tax per player one week prior to the event and after 10:00 AM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Please call 863-424-7916 to reserve a tee time.


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

Spectator carts may be rented on the day of the competition, based on availability on a first-come first-served basis, at all courses for $25 plus tax per day per cart.

Defending Champions

Child 33 & Over: Leonard/Len Schonfeld (68-72--140)
Child 25-32: Doug/Jackson Stroup (70-66--136)
Child 17-24: Jon/Nicholas Veneziano (67-69--136)
Child 16 & Younger: Paul/Alex Veneziano (67-66-- 133)

Click here for previous year's results 

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of the Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - 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.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

There is no host hotel.


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


ChampionsGate Golf Club
8575 White Shark Blvd,
Davenport, FL 33896

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Orange County National 
16301 Phil Ritson Way
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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Providence Golf Club
1518 Clubhouse Blvd.
Davenport, FL 33837

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