Entries Pour In For Duran’s Zach Potter Golf Tournament
By Keith Malone // May 27, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — More than 60 players have now registered to enter the first Annual Zach Potter Tournament” taking place at Duran Golf Club on Friday, June 1, 2012.
The target is to have 100 players entered – and to reach the goal of raising $30,000 to help fund 24-year-old Zach’s first year on the professional golf tour The deadline for entry is now Wednesday, May 30.
Corporate sponsorship now totals $16.500. Title sponsor is Holiday Builders. There is also sponsorship from Zellman and Associates, First Choice Medical Group, Shelter Mortgage, Pinch a Penny Pools, and State Farm Insurance (Scott Collins).
Doctors Rob and Laura Blackwood have offered corporate level sponsorships. In kind sponsorships (gifts/prizes) have been provided by Brevard Zoo, Space Coast Uniforms, Chick-fil-A, Moen, Goombays, Pizza Gallery and Suntree Country Club.
It’s been Zach Potter’s dream of becoming a top US golf professional since he first swinging the club as an 8-year-old.
Space Coast Daily.com is delighted to report on Zach in his quest – as we will any young sporting talent from Brevard. Good luck, Zach.
Here, in his own words, is Zach’s story and his dream.
“Reaching the PGA Tour has been a dream of mine since I picked up a club as an eight year old at a summer golf camp. After experiencing that first exciting moment of impact, some part of me knew that I would never be the same.
“As fate would have it, golf continued to grow as a part of my life, drawing me in and growing from a youthful passion to my chosen profession.
“The greatest gift anyone can give me is the opportunity to chase my dream. Hard work, natural ability, and innate desire can only take me so far. Join me on Friday, June 1 to help me reach my goal.
“After learning the sport from my father as a junior golfer, I began to concentrate my athletic efforts on golf as I started high school.
“During my time as a Cocoa Beach Minuteman, I grew both in my ability level and in my appreciation for the game.
“The successes I achieved, from becoming team captain as a sophomore to graduating as the conference player of the year, pushed me to strive for new heights in the game. My athletic and academic ability would provide me that opportunity.
“After graduating as the valedictorian of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Florida, I competed at a high level in some of the largest amateur tournaments in the country – and was ready for a new adventure.
“Florida Tech gave me the chance that I needed to succeed in college golf. Joining the golf team as a graduate student while pursuing an MBA was a challenge, but one I was up for.
“My first year included an individual invitation to the NCAA tournament and an all-conference award. The second yielded a team invitation to the tournament, my first collegiate win and All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American recognition (oh…. and a Masters in Business Administration.)
“Reaching these new levels of success created the desire to continue challenging myself. That next challenge is to chase the dream of PGA tour membership.
“I know I have the work ethic. I know that I have the talent to compete at the highest level. Now, I need the opportunity to prove that I can succeed in reaching my ultimate dream.
“With the support of those closest to me, I chose to turn professional and take the first few steps towards that dream. Now, with continued support, I know that I can complete this unbelievable journey towards golf’s ultimate stage.
“The greatest gift anyone can receive is the opportunity to chase a dream. Hard work, natural ability, and innate desire can only take someone so far; to reach the highest level requires these necessary attributes to be applied towards the right opportunity.
“I want to thank you for supporting the dream that I continue to chase by providing me the best opportunity to quickly reach the pinnacle of professional golf.”
The entry fee format is $100 for single players, $350 for a teams of four. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 28.
There are wonderul golfing prizes on offer from Ping, Taylormade and Duran. Plus each player is given an attracitve array of golfing goodies – and there is a free range session before play and lunch following play.
Sponsors will have representation on all tournament promotional materials, plus their logo and link on the Zach Potter Tournament website.
Proceeds from this tournament will be used to cover Zach’s costs associated with PGA tour schools and tournaments.
For registration, sponsorship information and event details, please visit DuranGolf.com
address: 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera, 321-504-7776
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