Potter’s Pro Career On Track After Duran Tournament Success

By  //  June 1, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — An entry field of nearly 100 golfers took part today, June 1, in the first annual Zach Potter Tournament at Duran Golf Club – raising treasured funds approaching $20,000 for 24-year-old Zach’s debut year as a touring golf professional.

Sponsorship Deals and Individual Entries

Zach Potter is chasing his dream of playing on the PGA Tour by holding his own tournament at Duran Golf Club on Friday, June 1 (Space Coast Daily image)

Corporate sponsorship deals and individual entries brought the final total raised to just over $18,000.

There was warm applause for Zach as the total was revealed during the prize-giving ceremony.

Warmest Thanks

“It’s been a fantastic day and I’d like to give my warmest thanks to everyone who has contributed towards the success of my golf tournament,” he told Space Coast Daily.com.

“I hope to prove everyone’s faith in me by becoming a successful golf professional.”

This writer took part in the tournament and can bear testimony to the wonderful spirit generated on the day by all the players who entered.

Shotgun Start

The day began with breakfast from 7 a.m. inside the Duran clubhouse and range balls were available for players up to the 8 a.m. shotgun start for the four-ball scramble format.

Zach hit a drive for all of the teams who took part in his tournament (Space Coast Daily.com image)

Zach himself was on the course – hitting a drive for each and every one of the teams taking part in his golf tournament.

Corporate Presence

Individual holes were sponsored by corporate supporters. Title sponsors were Holiday Builders.

There was also sponsorship from Zellman and Associates, First Choice Medical Group, Shelter Mortgage, Pinch a Penny Pools, State Farm Insurance (Scott Collins), Doctors Rob and Laura Blackwood, Brevard Zoo, Space Coast Uniforms, Chick-fil-A, Moen, Goombays, Pizza Gallery and Suntree Country Club.

Golfing Dream

It’s been Zach Potter’s dream of becoming a top US golf professional since he first began swinging the club as an 8-year-old.

Space Coast Daily.com will report on Zach’s progress – as we will any young sporting talent from Brevard.

“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,” Zach says in his tournament brochure.

“After experiencing that first exciting moment of impact, some part of me knew that I would never be the same.

“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.”

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