Utah Section PGA Professionals Retain The Cup in 2011
The Utah Section PGA got off to a quick start in this year’s Governor’s Cup,
the annual matches between Utah’s best golf professionals and the Utah Golf
Association’s team of amateurs. This year’s match was held at Promontory’s two
championship courses. In the morning alternate shot matches, the PGA’s senior
teams were victorious and their two points separated the teams at 5 to 3.
by Scott Whittaker, Utah Section PGA Executive Director
with his first Double Eagle of his playing career. Moody hit a big drive on number
eighteen and hit a towering three iron in the hole. With many challenging greens
at Promontory the group wasn’t sure where the ball ended up when they arrived
at the green. After a quick scan of the area the group knew it could have found
the hole, sure enough it was in the bottom of the cup!
It was a great win for the Utah PGA Club Professionals!
After lunch all players made their way to the Pete Dye Course for the singles
and four ball matches. The PGA veterans set the tone for the afternoon winning
five out of the possible six points. The early 10 to 4 advantage gave the younger
Professionals plenty of momentum to dominate the rest of the matches.
With the Cup firmly in hand the PGA’s Captain Chris Moody finished things off
2011 Utah Section PGA Team members: Back row left to right: Dustin Volk, Troy Watkins,
Jared Barnes, Todd Tanner, Jeff Green, Chris Moody, Zach Johnson, Pete Stone, Brad Stone
Front row left to right: Matt Baird, Shawn Edwards, Tommy Chipman, Jimmy Blair, Mark Owen,
Roy Christensen, Joe Summerhays