Central Station – May 2008


The Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort is celebrating its receipt of the “Go for the Green” Award, an exclusive honor given by Hilton Hotels Corporation to hotels that have achieved their goals in each of the Key Performance Indicators on their Balanced Scorecard, Hilton’s award-winning performance measurement system. “This is such an honor and an outstanding accomplishment” cheerfully exclaimed Carlos Abaunza, the resort’s General Manager. “It truly speaks to the fantastic and passionate job the resort staff puts forth each and every day.”

Each year hotels prepare annual goals based on the prior year’s actual results in key areas of operation. Hilton Hotels Corporation measures the productivity of each hotel in a balanced scorecard with value drivers for Operational Effectiveness, Revenue Maximization, Operations, Customer Loyalty and Team Member Learning and Growth. To achieve 100% in all key areas is not an easy achievement and therefore Hilton Hotels Corporation awards and rewards eligible team members with a $500 check.

2008 LOO CUP – June 8-12

The 10th anniversary of the LOO CUP will be played this year Trevose Golf and Country Club in Southwest England. This annual event brings 24 golfers from the USA over the pond to compete in Ryder Cup fashion with the Brits who have won this event a brilliant 11.1% of the time. In an effort to try and regain the club they have added some 50 bunkers to the course – hoping this will stop the Americans.
John Ufheil, this year’s American captain said, “ The Budweiser Bunker Busters have been practicing regularly and have no intention of relinquishing the Cup. With only weeks to go we will be fine tuning our game play and beefing up our livers….the end result may be punishing for the Europeans. “ ( What the Captain meant to say was the US team will win the cup for the 9th time although it is up for grabs who wins the “Pub Crawls” following the daily competition.

TPUMA® Golf Athlete Wins... with a Splash of Color. Look better. Feel better. Play better.

Taking a nod from the fashion runways, PUMA® Golf Athlete Geoff Ogilvy donned a perfect shade of PINK when he secured a win at the World Golf Championship in Doral, FL. Pink, a color that some may find risque, is definitely “having a moment” not only in the fashion world, but now, with the help of Geoff - on the golf course too! As an accent or statement color, function can also be fashionable with this PUMA Golf piece.
This event makes Ogilvy the third man to win more than one World Golf Championship in history– his last being the WGC Accenture Match Play in 2006. This win moves Ogilvy’s overall ranking up to #10. In addition to his win at the WGC-CA Championship and the WGC Accenture Match Play, Ogilvy took home his first major in June 2006 at the U.S. Open Championships.
Not only is Geoff known for his proven skills on the golf course, but also for his bold fashion sense on the greens. His pink PUMA Golf Pique Polo is part of the Spring 08 PUMA Golf collection– currently in stores. With a design concept that focuses on individuality, newness and color, PUMA Golf offers key elements of versatility, lightweight and innovative technology. PUMA Golf is a perfect mix of performance and lifestyle and this season the brand takes cues and details from the 1950’s with a modern day PUMA twist. The PUMA Golf collection will be worn by PUMA’s pro golfers and continues to bring attitude and change to a tradition-laden sport. Geoff’s infamous Polo and other PUMA Golf products can be found at select fashion and golf stores worldwide, select PUMA Concept Stores and on-line at golf.puma.com.

North Florida Magic Night a Huge Succes

Saturday March 15 was the first ever North Florida PGA Magic Night at the Amway Arena. The night of PGA camaraderie and fraternity started off with a reception on the Suite Level of Amway Arena. Following the reception, 160 NFPGA Members and their Guest’s enjoyed an evening of the Orlando Magic showing the Indiana Pacers who is the boss!!!! Before the game, President Jack Binswanger, attended the Captains Meeting at Center Court. Following the Half Time show with some local children, the NFPGA was honored with a Photo Opportunity at Center Court while the PA read a statement about the PGA of America and the North Florida Section while displaying our logo and web address on the Jumbo Tron. Attending the Half Time show on behalf of the Section were (as pictured above from left to right) Rich Smith, Assistant Executive Director, Jan Farley, Administrative Assistant, Jerry Porter, Executive Director, John Reger, Vice President, Jack Binswanger, Pres ident, Mike Warobick, Honorary President, Tony Johnson, Secretary.
The Section looks forward to more evenings like this in the future, and we thank all those who attended