This Year's Tourney
Here you can learn everything about this year’s Golf for C.O.P.S. tournament in beautiful Jupiter, Florida. The course and lodging accommodations are listed below, along with the schedule and ways to support this cause. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter is a family oriented golf club located in the heart of Palm Beach County just minutes from Juno beach.
The club features an award-winning 18 hole golf course and other country club amenities for every member of the family.
Edging the beautiful bank of Jupiter’s intracostal waterway, The Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place is a lifestyle destination where business and vacation travelers.
Enjoy a sense of laid-back luxury and modern elegance. Experience an upscale hotel surrounded by lush landscapes and picturesque waterways.
Meet some of the pro golfers who will be participating in this year's 2021 Golf for C.O.P.S. tournament.
2020 Tourney Champion
We’re excited to welcome back professional golfer, Ryan Armour, to our 6th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament. Armour began his professional career in 1999 and has played in over 200 tournaments. Championships won include the 2016 Web.com Panama Claro and the 2017 PGA Sanderson Farms.
Armour, who is an Ohio native, currently resides in Jupiter, Florida, and is a member of the Tequesta Country Club. His biggest thrill has been the birth of his sons and his dream foursome would be with his 2 sons and his brother!
Ryan earned four top-10s in 2021! We are excited to welcome you back, Ryan!
We are proud to welcome PGA Tour player Sam Saunders to the 5th annual Golf for Cops Tournament! Since his first full year on the PGA Tour in 2015, Sam has recorded 10 top-10’s and 25 top-25’s.
In 2017 Sam shot 59 in the first round of the Web.com Tour Championship, the only player to ever break 60 in a Web.com Tour Finals event. His epic round included 13 birdies, including six in a row to finish.
Saunders is an Orlando native and the grandson of Arnold Palmer. He played collegiately at Clemson University and turned pro in Like his grandfather, Sam is passionate not only about golf but also making a difference in his community.
Thank you, Sam, for your support, and welcome to the Golf for Cops Tournament!
We’re proud to welcome Mark Calcavecchia to the 6th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament. Mark, a long-time Palm Beach County local, is the winner of 13 PGA Tour Events, including the 1989 British Open. He defeated Greg Norman and Wayne Grady in a playoff at Royal Troon to become a major champion. Mark also finished runner-up at the Masters in 1989 and the Senior Open Championship in 2001.
The former University of Florida Gator is a four-time US Ryder Cup team member, and currently competes on PGA Tour Champions, where he won the 2018 Boca Raton Championship. Mark has always possessed the ability to go low. He holds a PGA Tour record with 9 consecutive birdies in a round, set another PGA Tour record of 32 birdies in 72 holes, and shot 29 on the back 9 at the Masters!
Did you know that at age 14, he played a round of golf with Jack Nicklaus at Lost Tree GC? He was so excited he didn’t sleep the night before!
Welcome back to the tournament, Calc, and thanks for your support!
We are proud to welcome PGA Tour member Denny McCarthy to the 6th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament.
A two-time All-American at University of Virginia and 2015 Walker Cup team member, Denny secured his PGA Tour card in 2017 through the Web.com Tour playoffs. The Jupiter, FL, resident has been steadily climbing the Official World Golf Rankings since turning professional in 2015.
As a PGA Tour rookie in 2018, Denny recorded a 4th place finish at the Corales Punta Cana Championship (while playing with Tony Romo), and three other top 25’s
In the 2021 season, Denny advanced to the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the third consecutive season, ending the season at No. 100 in the FedEx Cup standings. And he earned three top 10s including his first top-three result on TOUR a The Honda Classic!
Thank you, Denny, for your continued support, and welcome to the Golf for Cops Tournament!
We are proud to welcome back Golf for COPS 2020 Pro-Am Champion, Gene Sauers! This three-time PGA Tour winner, winner of the 2016 Senior U.S. Open at Scioto Country Club in Ohio, currently competes on PGA Tour Champions, where he has recorded 41 top-10’s, including 4 top-5’s in major championships.
Besides having Jay Haas’ putting stroke, did you know that Gene would love to be able to dunk a basketball?
Welcome back to the tournament, Gene, and thank you for your support!
We are excited to welcome back Long Drive Champion Wes Patterson to the tournament this year!
Wes, a member of Team USA Long Drive, recently finished runner-up at the Bluff City Shootout and advanced to the semifinals at the WinStar Midwest Slam. Thanks to results like these, he is currently ranked 15th in the Official World Long Drive Rankings. His 2018 season also includes
Quarterfinal appearances at the East Coast Classic, Atlantic City Shootout, and Tennessee Big Shots.
In 2017, shortly after turning professional, Wes won the International Long Drive Championship. He also reached the quarterfinals at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship – but his most memorable moment that week wasn’t his impressive finish. He swung so hard he snapped his club! Wes has been called half man and half Paul Bunyan!!
We can’t wait to see his swing, welcome back to the tournament Wes!
Welcome back, Dan!
Dan McCarthy joined the Mackenzie Tour – Canada in 2009 and the Korn Ferry Tour in 2013. In 2019 he earned his first Korn Ferry Tour title in Savannah finishing the event at 16-under. Held at least a share of the lead after each round and held off a back nine charge from Scottie Scheffler on Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory. He’s also won 4 tournaments on the Mackenzie Tour – Canada including the 2016 Players Cup, Cape Breton Open, Freedom 55 Financial Open, and the GolfBC Championship.
Dan considers playing in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach his biggest thrill in golf!
In the 20-21 season Dan logged six top-10s and made 28 cuts in 41 Korn Ferry Tour starts, which saw him finish No. 35 in the regular season points standings.
We are excited to see you again, Dan! Thank you for joining us!
We are proud to welcome back professional golfer, Jim Thorpe to our 5th Annual Golf for Cops tournament.
Jim attended Morgan State University before turning pro in 1972. He is a 19-time winner on the PGA and Champions Tour, that includes wins at the 2000 Transamerica, Gold Rush Classic, the 2001 Kroger Senior Classic, Allianz Championship, the 2002 Countrywide Tradition, the 2003 Long Island Classic, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the 2004 Farmers Charity Classic, Commerce Bank Long Island Classic, the 2005 FedEx Kinko’s Classic, Blue Angels Classic, and both the 2006 and 2007 Charles Schwab Cup Championships. He also has an international victory from the 2014 Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf Legends Division, where he played with Jim Colbert.
Jim is now retired and is enjoying life with his wife, Carol. Welcome back, Jim!
We are proud to welcome back PGA and Web.com Tour member Willy Wilcox to our 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament. Will, a Jupiter, FL resident, turned professional in 2009 and worked his way from the Hooters Tour, through the Canadian and Web.com Tours, all the way to the PGA Tour.
His results include 20 top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour and 32 top-25’s on Web.com. His best PGA Tour finish of second place came at the 2015 Barbasol Classic, however that isn’t what the University of Alabama Birmingham alum is best known for. At the Utah Championship in 2013 Will recorded not just a career round, but one that went down in the history books. On Sunday he shot 59, consisting of ten birdies, one eagle, and seven pars. His four-day total of -21 left him one shot out of a playoff.
It’s hard to believe, but Will has given the golf world another moment that was possibly even more electrifying than a 59. At The Players Championship in 2016, Will recorded a hole-in-one on the infamous island green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. When his famous yellow golf ball found the bottom of the cup, it was the first hole-in-one on the 17th at The Players in 14 years.
Welcome back to the tournament Will, and thank you for your continued support!
We are excited to welcome back our 2019 Golf for Cops Pro-Am winner, Hunter O’Mahony.
Hunter is a local boy who resides in Tequesta, FL. He brings with him an impressive college career with successes such as: a T-1 2017 Ted Decker Pro-Am, 2-time Ping GCAA All American, Finalist for Freshman of the Year, 2014/15 NCAA DII National Champion Team, and was a 2012 and 2013 U.S. Amateur participant.
He holds the course record at Grande Oaks Country Club, with a low round score of 61 (-10).
Welcome back, Hunter!
We are proud to welcome back PGA Tour Player Donnie Hammond to the 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament.
Hammond turned pro in 1979 and won the PGA Tour qualifying tournament by a record 14 strokes. Over the course of Hammond’s career are two PGA Tour Victories, three-time winner of the Jerry Ford Invitational, winner of the 1986 Bob Hope Desert Classic, and the 1989 Texas Open where he won by seven strokes.
After his PGA Tour career ended in 1998, he competed on what was the Buy.com Tour, where he won in 2000. Hammond is also a charter member of the Jacksonville University Sports Hall of Fame.
Thank you for your continued support and welcome back to the tournament, Donnie!
We are proud to welcome back PGA Pro Golfer, Fred Gibson, to the 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament.
Gibson competed in several PGA Tour championships during his career, winning the Vantage Championship in 1999. Most recently, he was named the senior Player of the Year four times in the Northern Florida Area.
We are proud to welcome PGA Tour player Will Mackenzie to our 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament!
Originally from Greenville, North Carolina, Will turned pro in 2000 after seeing Payne Stewart’s emotional victory in the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst.
Will played on several mini-tours shortly after turning pro, including the Golden Bear Tour in 2003, where he finished ninth on the money list. The following year on the Hooters Tour he won three times and finished third on the money list!
Will’s rookie year on the PGA Tour was 2005. His first win came in 2006 at the Reno-Tahoe Open. He also won the 2008 Viking Classic in a three-way playoff over Marc Turnesa and Brian Gay.
In 2013, MacKenzie played the entire season on the Web.com Tour, finishing 40th on the money list and regaining his PGA Tour privileges through the Web.com Tour Finals. On the PGA Tour in 2014, he finished second at the Valero-Texas Open and fourth at the Valspar Championship.
Outside of golf, Will is an outdoor enthusiast who snowboards, rock climbs, and is even a professional kayaker!
We are thrilled to have Will at the tournament this year!
We are proud to welcome professional golfer, and PGA Tour member Fred Funk to the 6th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament. Fred joined the PGA Tour in 1989 and was among the PGA Tour Champions in 2006.
Fred has two International Victories, the 1993 Mexican Open, and in 2008 he won the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge with Jay Haas and Nick Price. Fred also has 6 additional victories including 1983 Maryland Open, 1987 Maryland Open, 1993 Mexican Open, 2005 Merrill Lynch Skins Game, 2005 CVS Charity Classic (with Chris DiMarco), and the 2008 Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge (with Jay Haas and Nick Price. Fred defeated Pete Jordan in 1996 at the B.C. Open, and took the win in 2007 against Jose Coceres, at the Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun. Fred played with National teams in the President’s Cup in 2003, and 2005, as well as Ryder Cup in 2004.
Fred was named to the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 as well as the state of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.
Fred made his first hole in one at the Mid-Atlantic Pro-Am at Evergreen CC in Virginia with a 6-iron from 165 yards.
Thank you, Fred, for your support, and welcome to the Golf for Cops Tournament!
We are proud to welcome professional golfer, Justin Moose to our 5th Annual Golf for Cops tournament!
Justin is a World Long Drive competitor and finished 2nd in the world at the 2018 WLD Championships. He is currently ranked No. 6 in the world! On his best days, Moose has driven the ball 468 yards. He has done this twice, in 2017 and 2018.
Originally from outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., Moose resides in Columbia, S.C.
We can’t wait to see this swing, welcome back to the tournament Justin!
We are proud to welcome professional golfer, Steve Marino to our 5th Annual Golf for Cops tournament.
Steve Marino joined the Korn Ferry Tour in 2006 and the PGA Tour in 2007.
Steve started golf at age 3 by swinging a cut-down 3-iron in his backyard.
In his 2019 season Finished the season at No. 87 on the Regular Season points list. Recorded five top-25s in 18 starts, including a season-best T3 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS. Finished at No. 97 in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Steve resides is beautiful Tequesta, Florida.
Welcome back, Steve! Thank you for joining us!
We are proud to welcome back Derek Fathauer.
Derek Fathauer is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour. Fathauer was born in Stuart, Florida.
Fathauer turned professional on September 17, 2008. He advanced to the final stage of the 2008 PGA Tour Q-School in La Quinta, California at the PGA West Golf Community.
Thank you for your support, Derek! We are excited to have you back!
Josh Cassaday is back for our 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament.
Josh, a member of Team USA Long Drive, recently finished 4th at the 2018 Volvik World Championship. Thanks to results like these, he is currently ranked 13th in the Official World Long Drive Rankings. His 2018 season also includes 8 top 16 finishes and 3 top 4 finishes! Josh’s longest drive in competition is 467 yards and highest swing speed is 157.6 mph!
Josh is from Denver, Colorado and is a golf entertainer. Josh is commonly known as “the man who breaks golf world records you’ve never heard of.”
Thank you for joining us again this year, Josh! We can’t wait to watch you swing!
Welcome back, Eric!
Eric’s father, Bobby Cole, is a former PGA TOUR winner and mother, Laura Cole, was the 1973 LPGA Rookie of the year and finished with 70 top-10s on the LPGA TOUR. Eric was a Division II All-American at Nova Southeastern University.
In 2021 Eric saw action in one PGA TOUR Latinoamerica event in the 2020 portion of the wraparound schedule, making the cut and recording a top-30 performance. Following his Korn Ferry Tour season, appeared in two Forme Tour tournaments, making two cuts and posting one top-10. Ended the year 61st on the Points List.
We are thankful to have you play in our 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament, Eric.
Welcoming back, Brad Gehl to the 5th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament.
Brad has played in 13 PGA TOUR Series-China events during his first season on that circuit. Recorded five top-10s among his nine made cuts. Closed the year 15th on the Order of Merit to easily retain his 2020 playing privileges. Played in one PGA TOUR Latinoamerica event.
Outside of golf, Brad enjoys wakeboarding, is a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts his favorite city to visit is Kansas City, and his favorite vacation spot is the British Virgin Islands.
We are happy to have Brad join us again this year! Thank you for joining us, Brad!
Thrilled to welcome back professional golfer, Brandon Matthews!
In 2021 Brandon enjoyed a dominant, two-victory season that resulted in his top finish on the Points List to earn the Roberto De Vicenzo Award as PGA TOUR Latinoamérica’s Player of the Year. Played in seven of the eight tournaments, making all seven cuts and adding an additional top-10 to go with his two victories. Will be exempt into all open 2022 Korn Ferry Tour tournaments.
If Brandon was not a professional golfer, he would still be working a job somehow related to golf. His biggest thrill in golf is the pressure he faces at the end of a tournament.
Did you know, Brandon uses U.S. quarters from 1965 to 1967 to mark his ball on the green? Thank you for playing with us again, Brandon!
We’re thrilled to announce that Brad Faxon will be playing in our 5th Annual Golf for Cops Pro-Am, as well as recording his radio show, Just The Fax, live from the event! Brad Faxon made his PGA debut in 1981 and went on to lead a very prosperous PGA Tour career, making over 700 starts, 8 wins, and two Ryder Cup appearances. It was a longevity credited to his short game, widely regarded as one of the best putters in the sport’s history!
Just The Fax airs on Sirius XM, PGA TOUR Radio every Monday at 4PM ET. In addition to analysis of the latest tournament or tour news, Faxon interviews guests and takes calls. Callers are invited to comment on Faxon’s opinions or even ask for tips. Faxon was one of the most skilled putters on the PGA Tour in his playing days, so you can expect to hear plenty of callers trying to find ways to improve their short game!
Be sure to tune in!
Did you know that when Russ started playing golf he played with a ladies’ set because he couldn’t find any other left-handed clubs? With more than 800 starts on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions, including six wins on the 2011 Senior Open Championship, we can certainly say those first clubs were not a detriment to his playing!
Russ is an avid fan of University of Kentucky basketball and enjoys Clint Eastwood westerns.
In 2011 Russ defeated Fred Funk in the Posco E&C Songdo Championship and then in 2011 he lost to Mark Calcavecchia in the Boeing Classic. Is there a rivalry still there? With all 3 players in this year’s tournament, it will be exciting to see!
We are excited to have you play Russ! Thank you for your support!
In 2014 Kevin played five Korn Ferry Tour events, making the cut in one. Currently residing in Palm Beach Gardens, his favorite pastime is fishing.
Kevin’s favorite course played in Pine Valley and would love to play St. Andrews in the future. Come share your favorite golf course played and your wish list to play with Kevin!
Thank you, Kevin for your support!
Ken turned pro in 1994 and joined the PGA Tour in 2004.
As a seventh grader he was diagnosed with scoliosis, two years later he had surgery to have a metal rod placed in his back. Quickly returning to his high school golf team a few months after surgery, while wearing a back brace, he won medalist honors at a district tournament. In 2009, the University of Arkansas for medical Sciences established The Ken Duke Endowed Chair in Scoliosis. Funds from the chair treat spinal deformities, tumors and fractures.
Ken credits his dad for giving him his start in golf, Bob Toski for changing his swing and life and Larry Bird as his hero.
In addition to the Korn Ferry Tour and Canadian Tour, Ken has also played on the Asian Tour and the South American Tour.
Welcome, Ken! We are thrilled to have you!!
Case was a standout basketball player in high school. And, playing golf is in his families’ blood! His dad, brother and cousin are all involved with golf. Case’s favorite childhood memories are centered around traveling to see his dad’s tournaments.
If you were to ask Case who he would include in his dream foursome, it would be Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino! Merion, Pebble Beach and Carnoustie are his favorite courses his been able to play.
Case made a hole-in-one at the 2014 Byron Nelson Monday qualifier on the fifth playoff hole to gain that led to his entrance into his first PGA Tour event.
Come see if Case hits another hole-in-one at this year’s Golf for C.O.P. S. tournament. We can’t wait to watch you swing, Case! Thank you for your support!
Currently residing in Jupiter, Florida, Chris is originally from Woodbury, Connecticut. Chris has 3 older sibling and a twin sister! He enjoys going to the beach and a fun round of ping-pong.
Chris turned pro-golfer in 2016. And, if he wasn’t a professional golfer, he would be a chef! His earliest memories of golf is hitting balls into the woods in his backyard. In college at the University of Connecticut, he was a two-time golf team co-captain.
Want to know what Chris always uses as a ball-marker? (Hint: It always has to be head’s up!) Welcome back, Chris! We appreciate your continued support!
Rookie of the Year in 2010, Pernilla has come a long way since she started playing golf at the age of 3! She credits Annika Sorenstam as the person who has most influenced her career.
Pernilla qualified for the Tour on her first attempt and is a member of the Annika Team. She also played in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
While her resume is extensive, in 2018 she became a Rolex First-Time Winner and major champion at the ANA Inspiration, defeating Inbee Park on the eighth playoff hole with a birdie!
Welcome to the 6th annual Golf for Cops Pro-Am, Pernilla! We can’t wait to watch you swing!
Rookie of the year in 2005, Brittany has come a long way! With 8 LPGA Tour Victories under belt, including, 2017 and 2018 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, 2015 ANA Inspiration, 2011 ShopRite LPGA Classic, CN Canadian Women’s Open, 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship, 2007 Ginn Open and 2006 HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship. And, six Solheim Cup’s! (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
At 5’9, Brittany started playing golf at the age of 9 and credits her parents and two brothers, Hunter and Bryan Vickers as the individuals most influencing her career. Brittany qualified for the the Tour on her first attempt and has her own website, www.brittany1golf.com. Her hobbies include fishing and playing Texas Hold’em.
We can’t wait to watch you play, Brittany! Thank you for being part of the 6th Annual Golf for COPS Pro-Am!
Christo currently resides in Tequesta, Florida with his wife and two children. Almost 22 years ago Greyling was the No. 1 junior golfer in the country. Christo has competed in more than 12 PGA Tour and Web.com Tour events combined.
He enjoys every second he gets to be with his family. Greyling’s talent remains…come check him out at this year’s tournament!
Thank you, Christo for joining us! We look forward to watching you swing!
"Fast" Eddie Fernandes
"It was awesome having Eddie come out to my Brighter Days Foundation Golf outing to entertain and fundraise. Every group was blown away at how far and straight he hit it. He's a true Professional at his craft of Long Drive. If he's not at your Charity Golf tournament, you're missing out! Cheers!"
"Fast" Eddie Fernandes is an American Golf Professional as well as a Long Drive Professional. He is the 2018 Volvik Masters World Long Drive Champion. His longest ball in competition is 480 yards which was also the longest ball of the 2018 World Long Drive Tour season. He has made six World Long Drive Championship Open appearances and was the 2015 United States Senior Long Drive Champion.
He was a very accomplished player in High School, College and as a Professional competing on the Florida mini tours. He was recently inducted into the Southington High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Central Connecticut State University Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a member of the the Callaway Long Drive Team and currently ranked #1 in the world in the Masters Division and 14th in the world in the Open Division (Golf Channel official World Rankings).
He is the oldest to ever win an Open division Long Drive event at 47 (2018 Endless Summer Invitational in Huntington Beach, CA.) Eddie's swing is considered to be one of the most beautiful and most powerful in the world. He performs and helps raise money for all different Charity Golf Outings, Foundations, Celebrity / Professional Athlete Fundraisers and Corporate Events. He also speaks in front of Corporate sales forces and executives about his incredible story of perseverance, determination, and drive.
A natural talent. Hunter has been playing golf since he was 2 years old, and says he’s never taken formal lessons playing golf while growing up.
He finished 8th on the money list during the 2017 season of the Adam Pro Golf Tour. He won his first professional championship tour with a four-round 30 under par, at the Fore the Kids tournament in 2017.
We’re thrilled to have you back, Hunter!
Olin did not start playing golf until he was 19 and got hooked when he was in college. He turned professional golfer in 1984. Olin’s most memorable shot was his 30 foot putt on the final hole at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open. In 1993, after winning the Monterrey Open, he gave his victory speech in Spanish due to his father’s Chilean heritage.
Originally from Washington, D.C., he now lives in Hobe Sound, Florida. We are excited and extremely lucky to have this seasoned golfer with us! Welcome, Olin!
Choosing golf over cricket because “the scenery was more interesting” seems to have worked in Thomas’ favor. Thomas learned to play golf from his brother and at age 9, Martin Witcher had become his coach.
Thomas’ heroes are Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan. Being in the hunt to win is his biggest thrill in golf. He turned pro in 2002 and has many international victories.
Thomas currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Welcome, Thomas! We are thrilled to have you with us!
Welcome, Jesper! We’ve never met a golfer with so many fun facts! Jesper’s father, Bo, is Sweden’s most famous comedian. Jesper loves magic, vitamins, bridge, backgammon, yoga and tennis. He has his own TV show “Paverniks” which is filmed in Florida and airs in Sweden. And, his son’s name? Phoenix, commemorating where he first won on TOUR, in 1998.
Jesper joined turned pro in 1986 and continued to have 4 additional TOUR victories in 1999, 2000 and 2001. He learned to play golf by hitting floating golf balls in the lake behind his family home.
Aren’t you curious as to what Jesper will wear to play in this year Golf for C.O.P.S. Pro-Am? Or how he will wear his hat? We certainly are! Maybe we’ll even ask him to do some magic!
We can’t thank Ben enough for participating in 2021’s Golf for C.O.P.S. Pro-Am!
Ben is originally from London (we all love his accent!) and currently resides in Champions Gate, Florida. Ben’s father, Phil is a PGA professional who owns a public driving range where Ben learned to play. Ben’s Uncle Max is also a PGA professional and teaches at the range.
Ben turned his focus to golf at age 14, although he is a lifelong fan of sports to include soccer, LSU Football (Go Tigers!), ice hockey and rugby. Speaking of LSU, Ben first attended Nova Southeastern University before transferring to LSU. He became the first player to win a NCAA championship at both a D-2 and D-1 school.
Fun fact about Ben? He always carries exactly nine tees in his pocket to start a round.
Ben joined the Korn Ferry Tour in 2017 and the PGA Tour in 2020, we love watching him play!
We are excited to welcome professional golfer, Graeme McDowell to our 6th Annual Golf for Cops Tournament.
Graeme joined the PGA Tour in 2006. He has had 4 PGA Tour victories, 12 International victories and 2 additional victories. His most recent career highlight was finishing T4 at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (2021), his first top-10 on TOUR since the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii (T4).
Graeme picked up the sport at age 7 with his brothers and the urging of his dad. Growing up he played numerous other sports and “golf always won.” Originally from Northern Ireland, Graeme now spends his time between there and Orlando, Florida. He opened a restaurant in Orlando in 2013, the Nona Blue Modern Tavern. Followed by a second restaurant just outside of PGA TOUR headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2016. (You must try the G-Mac and Cheese!)
Graeme biggest thrill in golf? Standing on the 18th green at Pebble Beach after winning the U.S. Open.
Family man, Pro-Golfer and restauranteur…..we can’t wait to watch him play!
We are proud to welcome professional golfer, Steve Marino to our 6th Annual Golf for Cops tournament.
Steve joined the Korn Ferry Tour in 2006 and the PGA Tour in 2007. Steve started golf at age 3 by swinging a cut-down 3-iron in his backyard.
In his 2019 season Finished the season at No. 87 on the Regular Season points list. Recorded five top-25s in 18 starts, including a season-best T3 at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS. Finished at No. 97 in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Steve resides is beautiful Tequesta, Florida.
Welcome back, Steve! Thank you for joining us!
Gary has spent three years as a member of the PGA Tour from 2000-2003. After an 11 year stint in the amateurs, Nicklaus returned to pro ranks on PGA Tour Champions in January 2019.
Son of golfer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary was viewed from a young age as the most likely heir to his father’s golfing legacy. He beat his father for the first time when he was fifteen and won many junior tournaments. Gary was All American on the golf team at Ohio State University.
Gary resides in Jupiter, Florida. We are lucky to have another pro golfer play in the tournament with us! Thank you, Gary, for joining us!
Welcome to the 6th Annual Golf for COPS Pro-Am!
Mike joined the PGA Tour Champions in 2007 and is currently a Past Champion/Veteran Member. He made 12 starts in the 2019 season, including a T18 finish at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. And finished No. 72 on the Charles Schwab Cup points list.
Mike is a seasoned golf professional and has had quite the career!
He once appeared on the January 12, 1962, cover of Golf World as a 5-year-old after attending the annual Christmas golf outing at Pinehurst in North Carolina.
Mike’s favorite athlete is Arnold Palmer and his favorite golf course is Winged Foot.
We are excited to watch him play! He may even make up for a 2013 loss to Gene Sauers (our 2020 Pro-Am Winner!)
Dylan joined the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019 and the Forme Tour in 2020. Appearing in eight Forme Tour tournaments and making four cuts and posting one top-10, he ended the 2021 season 37th on the Points List.
Speaking of the 2021 season, Dylan had a remarkable week at Bolingbrook GC. He did not make a bogey all week, posting 17 birdies and 54 pars-and a quadruple bogey-9 at the par-5 12th. Finished T-6 with three others, 51 consecutive holes with either a par or a birdie.
Fun fact about Dylan? He never plays with a No. 3 ball.
We can’t wait to watch him swing!
Curtis joined the PGA Tour for the 2022 season! Congrats, Curtis!!
Before that Curtis joined the Korn Ferry Tour in 2015, with a 2020 Evans Scholars Invitational victory! He finished the 2021 season No. 23 in points standings after recording a win, a runner-up finish and five top-10s across 44 starts.
Curtis’s older brother Nicholas is a PGA TOUR player and his younger sister, Lexi, is an LPGA Tour player. If not a professional golfer, he would be a motivational speaker!
Fun fact about Curtis, he is naturally left-handed and can hit the ball 285+ yards left handed.
Curtis, welcome to the 6th Annual Golf for COPS Pro-Am! We are excited to have you play!
Welcome back, Albin!!
Albin joined Forme Tour in 2013 and Korn Ferry Tour in 2014. His 2021 career highlight was holding the first-round lead at 9-under 62 before going on to finish T14 a the LECOM Suncoast Classic.
Albin would love to play Augusta National some day and his dream foursome is his dad, Tiger Woods, and Fred Couples.
Albin’s earliest memory of golf was a hole-in-one in 2009.
We can’t wait to watch you play!
A seasoned golfer, Richard, currently resides in Jupiter, Florida. He is originally from Stockholm, Sweden.
Richard joined the PGA Tour in 2003 and the Korn Ferry Tour in 2013.
Something of a daredevil sportsman as a teenager. Played handball at a high level in Sweden and was a tennis player from age 6. Took up skateboarding and competed in the Swedish Championships. Suffered seven broken ribs, and broke a hand and a foot doing stunts.
Richard started playing golf at 15 as his girlfriend's family played. He won two national junior events but did not get picked for the Swedish Amateur side. And, has been a member of the European Tour since 2000.
Thank you for joining us, Richard! We are excited to watch you swing!
JJ lists leading TCU to four team titles as his biggest thrill in golf. Took up golf seriously at age 10 with the encouragement of his dad and grandfather, who he lists as his heroes. His dad, Joe, is a Lubbock, Texas, obstetrician and gynecologist, will occasionally caddie for his son.
Despite living in Texas, remains a huge San Diego Chargers' fan. Compounded his humerus playing freshman football at Francis Parker School. Injury sidelined him from golf for one year. "I just got smoked, and that was the end of my football career."
JJ joined the Korn Ferry Tour in 2008 and the PGA Tour in 2012. In 2011 he had 2 Korn Ferry Tour victories at Utah Championship Presented by Utah Sports Commission and Cox Classic Presented by Lexus of Omaha.
We are excited to have you play in the 6th Annual Golf for COPS Pro-Am, JJ! Welcome!
Rookie of the year in 2006, Morgan credits her grandfather, Herb Krickstein, as the individual most influencing her career.
She has had 2 LPGA Tour victories: 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship and 2008 Kapalua LPGA Classic. Her career highlights are extensive! And she qualified for the Tour on her first attempt!
Her hobbies include traveling, yoga, photography, food and wine and being mom to a Mini English Goldendoodle “Zoe”. She, also, hosts her own annual charity event “Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer”.
Welcome to the 6th Annual Golf for COPS tournament! We are beyond excited to have you play, Morgan!!
Golf is a family affair for Alex. Her dad, Steve, competes in senior amateur events and brother, Anthony, plays for Florida State University.
Marina was rookie of the year in 2013 and in 2018 a LPGA Tour victory at Cambia Portland Classic and Solheim Cup in 2019. Marina’s career highlights are extensive, including 24 events and 21 cuts made in 2019.
Marina, we are excited to watch you play! Thank you for supporting the 6th annual Golf for COPS Pro-Am!
McDavid Group Charities is excited to welcome Spencer Mellon back to Golf for C.O.P.S. for their sixth annual Pro-Am.
Spencer made his professional debut in 2015 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. The following year Spencer earned his first professional win at the Vermont Open, winning with a birdie on the first playoff hole. He has since tallied four wins on the Minor League Tour.
Spencer finished 13th place at Qualifying School for PGA Tour Latin America, earning him status for the 2020 season. He played in seven events and posted three top 30 finishes.
Thank you, Spencer, for your continued support!
McDavid Group Charities is thrilled to announce the addition of Maria Fassi to the 2021 Golf for C.O.P.S. Pro-Am. As a member of the LPGA Tour in 2020 Maria made 10 of 16 cuts, including a season-best 9th place finish at the Marathon LPGA Classic. Her highest finish in a major came at the 2019 US Women’s Open, tying for 12th place at the Country Club of Charleston.
One of Maria’s career highlights came last summer when she earned the right to represent Mexico at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She posted a score of 5 under par in Tokyo, tying for 23rd place.
In 2019, while at the University of Arkansas, Maria won the NCAA Individual National Championship as well as the SEC Individual Championship. It’s no surprise she was chosen the SEC Female Athlete of the Year!
Thank you Maria for your support and welcome to Golf for C.O.P.S.!
McDavid Group Charities is pleased to announce that PGA Tour Champions member Dave Morland will be in the field for the sixth annual Golf for C.O.P.S. Pro-Am.
Dave most recently made waves in 2020 after Monday qualifying into the PGA Champions Hoag Classic. He posted a scorching 61 in the opening round, followed by scores of 70-71. His -11 total was good for seventh place.
A Canadian native, Dave turned pro in 1991 after attending Kent State University. One of his career highlights came at the 2001 Canadian Open, where he finished 5th on his home soil. Dave is a 2 time winner on the Korn Ferry tour, and looking to get back in the winner’s circle this PGA Tour Champions season!
Thank you for your support and welcome to the event!
The McDavid Group is proud to welcome Blake Morris to the third annual Golf for C.O.P.S. Celebrity Pro-Am. Blake, a Hobe Sound, FL resident, recently played in his first PGA Tour event at the RSM Classic at Sea Island. His bogey-free 64 in the Monday qualifier was good enough to reach a playoff, which he successfully navigated with an emphatic birdie on the first hole. Blake shot 72-69 over the first two rounds, missing the cut by a single shot.
Blake also notched his first professional win in 2018 at the Atlantis Winter Classic on the Minor League Golf Tour, besting the field by three shots. His other notable professional results include back-to-back 4th place finishes at the Connecticut Open and twenty-four total top-5’s.
As a collegiate player at Ole Miss, Blake competed in 4 SEC Champion- ships and 3 NCAA championships. He won the Shoal Creek Invitational as a junior and recorded nine total top-5’s during his career. He also suc- cessfully qualified for the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Junior Amateur twice each. With results like these, it’s no surprise that Blake was the 32nd ranked amateur in the world when he turned pro in 2016. Blake currently holds three course records, and there are certainly more to come!
Welcome to the tournament, Blake, and thank you for your support!
Bio coming soon!
Quality car dealership in Panama City FL, John Lee Nissan-Mazda is "Home of the Lifetime Warranty". We offer new and used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Coming in 2011 we will have the new Nissan NV Commercial Vehicle line. At our Express Super Service Center, we offer auto repair services for all makes and models of vehicles.www.johnleenissan.com
Protection for what moves you. Our Mission is to offer superior automotive protection products, together with a comprehensive warranty, knowledgeable customer service and exceptional support. We are committed to both customer and dealer satisfaction. The needs of our clients drive our business. Listening to what they have to say and responding effectively to their needs is the driving force behind our quality car protection products and reputation for exceptional customer service.www.permaplate.com
Total Warranty Services has the unique experience of working with and servicing over 100 franchised dealerships and successfully marketing and selling F&I products at top profit margins. Total Warranty Services also has a strong background in reinsurance and F&I compliance, and can provide you with a thorough analysis of your existing book of business at no cost or obligation.
Our experience and dedication to providing the highest level of customer service to the dealership, while providing maximum value to your customers will make TWS your #1 choice for all your F&I needs.www.totalwarrantyservices.com
Powered by passion, National Auto Care has been a leading provider of finance and insurance products and programs for 35 years. We offer vehicle service agreements, limited warranties, asset protection products, and protection products for special parts like tires and wheels, keys, windshields and more through a national network of trusted local dealerships.www.nationalautocare.com
CARS Protection Plus offers a complete line of service contracts to meet the specific needs of your pre-owned vehicle. If there is a failure, CARS will be there to assist with your repairs. With over 1 million contracts sold, CARS maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau through our customer service and attention to detail.www.carsprotectionplus.com
The TASA Group
F&I Protection Products for Dealer Groups and Financial Institutions
As a dealership, you need to offer your customers warranty and financial protection products, but having the wrong products can leave you feeling overlooked, under-equipped, and frustrated with unreliable claims. Our full-service team provides customizable menu options, and when you work with us, you can count on ease of operations, responsive representatives, and reliable products.www.tasausa.com
The Garcia Companies
Garcia Farms is a 15,000-acre property located in south central Florida, Hendry County that is both a working farm community and base of operations for several innovative programs in agriculture, water management, and sand production. We partner with some of the top producers in the United States to grow produce year-round and oversee the management of a citrus grove with an abundance of Florida oranges and grapefruits.www.garcia-farms.com
Edging the beautiful bank of Jupiter’s Intracoastal Waterway, the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place is a lifestyle destination hotel in Jupiter, FL where business and vacation travelers enjoy a sense of laid-back luxury and modern elegance.www.wyndhamgrandjupiter.com
Brown & Brown Insurance
Brown & Brown, Inc. is the sixth largest independent insurance brokerage in the nation. We provide risk management solutions to help protect what our customers value most. Our four business segments, Retail, National Programs, Wholesale, and Services, offer insurance products and services to businesses, corporations, governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.
The Brown & Brown culture is built on integrity, innovation, superior capabilities, and discipline. We look at insurance differently and use our experience, carrier relationships, and principled customer focus to deliver superior service and solutions.
With more than 80 years of proven success, Brown & Brown is one of the industry’s most powerful and influential leaders.www.bbinsurance.com
As an independent insurance agency, our goal is to assist you in your personal insurance and small business insurance needs. We will help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. Unlike most insurance agents who only represent one company, we represent many, giving us the ability to find just the right protection for you with products and companies that are simply not available to most agents. Also, as independent agents, we do not work for any insurance company, we work for you!
Service after the sale is our hallmark, whether in response to an insurance claim, answering your questions or working to make sure that your insurance program keeps up with your ever changing life.
We want you to have the confidence in us that your parents may have had and that your children will have when it comes to insuring the important things in life.www.renuins.com
StoneEagle F&I provides innovative solutions and legendary customer service to the retail automotive industry. Its industry-leading Metrics reporting, Menu sales tool and F&I product administration solutions make it possible for users across every facet of the F&I value chain to drive performance, improve efficiency, and increase profitability. StoneEagle F&I’s solutions meet the needs of thousands of dealerships, general agencies, F&I product providers, and OEM’s throughout North America.
Faster sales, real-time business intelligence, and the best in product administration. Everything you need to grow profits and maximize dealer revenue.www.se-fi.com
Intelli-Tec Security Services
We specialize in custom security systems and personal services for New York, NY, Suffolk County, NY, Nassau County, NY, Long Island, NY, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida. At Intelli-Tec Security, we offer unsurpassed expertise and a commitment and focus that you can always depend on. We offer world-class, state of the art products and serve the safety of lives as well as property throughout the communities we serve as well as for select nationwide clients.www.intelli-tec.net
United Health Care
At UnitedHealthcare, we serve millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and into retirement. What unites us is our mission to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.
These are extraordinary times in health care. The opportunities to help people live healthier have never been greater. Advanced data and technologies, breakthrough treatments and consumer choice are redefining what can be achieved.
We are working to create a system that is connected, aligned and more affordable for all involved. One that delivers high quality care, responsive to the needs of each person and the communities in which they live. We are also partnering with care providers, collaborating in new ways to improve patient care.
At UnitedHealthcare, we are working to play our part in creating a more sustainable health care system: one that works better for everyone.www.uhc.com
Jack & Jill Team
We are sure you have noticed the large hub of real estate offices and real estate agents out there. That is WHY we take it seriously to do an award winning job to stand out among them all. We work hard to deliver a professional service that is different than everyone else so you can rest assured you are in good hands. We want our buyers to be able to HAVE FUN while searching for the perfect home, house hunting should be enjoyable, not a chore. We take the time to show you around and discuss the area, communities and the differences in the cities. We want you to LOVE it here where you are planning to invest your money as much as we do. We want our sellers to sit back and relax and know we are truly marketing your home to get it SOLD fast and in a timely manner. We are here to make the selling process stress free, as it should be, that is why you hire an agent.
The Jack & Jill team began as husband and wife and has since expanded to a successful and professional team of six professionals. It began in South Jersey and expanded to South Florida. Our team members are trained to deliver an outstanding customer service to all of our clients. As a team we work together, and you will always have access to anyone of us as needed. We make sure you will always have one of us available on hand to see homes, handle the closing process, and get a SOLD sign on your home!
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