Amateur Public Links Championship

Jacaranda Golf Club - Plantation
June 8-10, 2012

Familiar grounds help Shuart Win at Jacaranda Golf Club

T J Shuart prevailed in a three man playoff to win the Florida State Public Links Championship at Jacaranda Golf Club, in Plantation on June 8-10.

T J Shuart, of Coral Springs, captured the Public Links Championship on Sunday with a tournament total of one-under par 212. Shuart was the model of consistency posting rounds of 71-71-70, on the East Course at Jacaranda Golf Club, a place where he has captured two Broward County Amateur titles. Shuart found find himself tied with the 2012 Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion, Don Bell, of Port Orange, and Kevin Altenhof, of Melbourne. Altenhof played his way into the playoff with an impressive final round of three-under par 68 on Sunday.  The three players would head for a sudden death playoff where Shuart would make birdie on the second playoff hole to capture the title. By winning the Public Links Championship, Shuart will be awarded an exemption to play in the 95th State Amateur Championship at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, on June 21-24.

Paul Henderson, of Longwood, finished alone in fourth place after rounds of 68-74-71.  John Wegmann, of Southwest Ranches, finished in fifth place with a tournament total of 214 and the Defending Champion, Billy Anderson, of Deltona, finished tied for 19th place with a tournament total of 221.

The Public Links Championship is open to bona fide public course players who are not members of a private club and also do not have a handicap index any higher than 6.4. Competitors play 18 holes of stroke play on each of the three days. Full Story

Tee Information

Tee Yardage / Info
Tournament Tees 7,039 Yds.

Par: 71

Weather Information

Description Temp
PartlyCloudy Calm 86 °F
Tournament Results
Position Name Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Total Score Points
1 T J Shuart 71 71 70 212 3000
T2 Don Bell 70 69 73 212 1800
T2 Kevin Altenhof 72 72 68 212 1800
4 Paul Henderson 68 74 71 213 1200
5 John Wegmann 71 72 71 214 1050
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Entries Close Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The East Course at Jacaranda Golf Club recently underwent a $5,000,000 renovation to install new turf, irrigation, drainage and cart paths. Paspalum tee boxes and fairways provide the most playable surfaces for full swings and the introduction of the latest in Tif-Dwarf greens affords players the best putting surfaces available. Architect Bobby Weed has created a course unique in its bunkering, collection areas surrounding the greens, and a multitude of shot options for your short game.



Male amateurs must be bona fide public course players, since January 1, 2012, and have not held privileges at any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public, or privileges at any private club maintaining its own course. A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges at a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which he/she attends, or (2) a federal armed service at which he/she is a member, or (3) an industry by which he/she is employed. The FSGA follows USGA guidelines for the Public Links Championship except for the handicap rule. See the USGA website for eligibility guidelines. Players must be a member of the FSGA.

Entry Fee

$225 ($235 - members who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap).

Handicap Limit

Must have a handicap no higher than 6.4.


Fifty-four holes of individual stroke play. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. There will be a hole-by-hole play-off immediately following play in event of a tie for the Champion. It is the player's responsibility to be present for any playoff.


Championship Field Size

90 players

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up approximately 6,800 - 6,900 yards.

Tee Times

All rounds will begin at 7:30 AM off the 1st and 10th tees.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the championship.  Practice rounds may be played after 12:00 PM on the weekend.  The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax.  Please call (954) 472-5836 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.


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

Defending Champion

Billy Anderson, from Deltona, fired a 66-68-67--201 to win the title at MetroWest Golf Club. 


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

Spectators and Caddies

Spectators and caddies are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Only players are allowed to ride in carts.  If a player employs a caddie, the caddie MUST walk and the player's clubs must remain on the golf cart.

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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Jacaranda Golf Club accepts cash and Visa/MasterCard for method of payment.


Jacaranda Golf Club
9200 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, Florida 33324

(954) 472-5836

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