2012 PGA Golf Club
I'd love nothing more than to accept your generous invitation.
We've heard great things about the PARS events and would love to
play at Port St. Lucie this Christmas but unfortunately we have to
be out of the country that week for a family event. Please keep us
posted on all future tournaments.
Thank you for your event information which has been included in
WAGR 2012, I am aware this is a top junior event. Our age limit
for junior events is 15 years of age, although this is flexible
dependant on events.
Thank you very much for your very kind offer, unfortunately I am
just back in the office after 3 weeks (business and pleasure), and
I now have a large workload for the next few months (I would love
to have attended the PARS event and take in some nice sunny
weather and get away from the dark cold winter in Scotland – but
not to be!)
The R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking Manager
R&A Championships Limited
VERITAS WORLD JUNIOR-PACIFIC PALMS RESORT, INDUSTRY HILLS,
CALIFORNIA. July 17-19, 2012
I wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure meeting you and
getting to know you throughout the tournament last week. I felt that
the tournament was a great success and fun was had by all. They were a
really great group of kids. I also enjoyed getting to help them out on
the course and watching them play. There was definitely some good
talent out there.
Thank you for making the week so pleasant. Hope you had a good trip
back home. Please stay in touch and keep me mind for next year! I'm
also always open to new opportunities as well :)
Take care and stay well,
Thanks Brian for all your hospitality hope see you in the publix
and next year
Regards from your friend from Dom Rep
Hey Brian, I just wanted to thank you for a great week. I had so
much fun working with the kids and being involved in so many aspects
of the tournament. It was a great experience and I cant thank you
enough for providing me the opportunity. I would love to help you out
anytime you need an extra hand. Please stay in touch and don't
hesitate to ask for my help. I hope we can work together in the near
P.S. Is this a good email for you, if not can you give me a better
Hit em straight,
Marshall Gerlach, PGCC
Never worked so hard and had so much fun. Thanks for the opportunity
under you and with you. I learned a lot from you. Keep me in mind down
road, if you get back Los Angeles let me know we'll have dinner!
Dear Mr. Brian Rous,
Thank you all for the great effort ! I enjoyed very much of my stay
and most of all to challenge through the 3 days game, which I had to
playoff to win!
I am back in school for the state trial examination before the actual
one in September. Then I will be back in action on course for
I wish to get on with some camp & academy program in the United States
and perhaps you may recommend some good places , where my mum may
propose as next year new sponsorship program.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Bryan Teoh, Malaysia
Good morning. Hope you are well.
You may or may not recall who I am, but we had the pleasure of
engaging in a couple of brief conversations last week during the
Veritas World Golf Championships.
I wanted to thank you and your organization for putting on a
tremendous event. It was an experience that was enjoyed not only by
the players, but also by the families of the players.
The structure and organization of the golf championships was top notch
and the venue (hotel and golf courses) was outstanding. The
convenience of having the courses on the same property as the hotel
made things very easy when trying to co-ordinate 3 separate families.
You and your team should be commended for your efforts and for your
roles as ambassadors for junior golf.
As well, if you were looking for sponsors for the 2013 event, kindly
advise as to how I (via my law firm) might be able to assist.
Finally, you mentioned a couple of Florida championships that might be
worth pursuing. When you have a moment, perhaps you could forward some
info as I am sure my son, Angelo, would be interested in attending.
Hi Brian! Thanks for the kind words to Tim Somerville about our
volunteers’ contributions at Veritas. I am collecting some feedback
from them as we speak, but, to a person, they raved about the
experience they had working with you. For that matter, I
was very impressed myself with the inaugural event and absolutely
charmed by the behavior of the junior golfers. Coming from my
background, it was a delight to see the interaction among young people
who, just a few hours before, had not met one another. Just another
testimony to this great game of golf and its collateral benefits for
people who play the game.
In that same vein, let me say that I have been blessed to meet so many
good and interesting people through the game of golf, yourself among
them. It was a pleasure to get to know you and work with you a bit at
the Veritas. Please let’s stay in touch and let me know if I can be of
service whether for the next go round of Veritas or for anything else
that might surface in the meantime.
Be well and safe travels
Dr. Jack Gyves, Assistant to the President
Professional Golfers Career College
Dear Mr Brian,
A warm greeting from Penang, Malaysia.
Thank you so much for the great Veritas event that we enjoyed so much
in LA. Bryan loved his game and trip so much and hope to be there next
year. Mean time
he is preparing for his national year 6 examination and thus he will
only resume his tournaments on course in mid September.
As Bryan is completing his lower school this year and in view of
bringing his golf to a higher level , we are seeking for full junior
golf program that is packaged with
school academic program perhaps in the United States. I would
appreciate your valuable recommendation on specific academy that
provides such services.
Looking forward for your reply.
(Mum of Bryan Teoh Wiyang)
PARS 16th Florida International Junior-Mission Inn Resort and Spa
Hi, and Happy New Year
Thanks for everything, this is a wonderful tournament and we will try
be attend on future editions of the same again thank you for
Maria and Laura Nunez
had a wonderful time
in this tournament
was a triumph
this year is
Chany Diaz, Colombia
I also want to thank you for taking your time to put on this
tournament. If it were not for people like you our kids would not have
the opportunity to enjoy this sport at such a level.
We didn't get the chance to say goodbye
and thank you for everything before we left. Eloise really enjoyed the
tournament and the course, but was very upset to be sick on the last
two days of competition, as she had played very good golf up until
then. I hope you will keep in touch via email with future events and
we might see you there.
It was very nice to meet you and I am glad
that the tournament went ahead. I didn't know very much about what was
going on as I did not check my emails from the 15th of December. We
are now back home safely in Liverpool and Eloise will be back in
school on Wednesday.
Happy New Year.
Kind regards from,
Eloise and Helle.
PGA Golf Club 15th Florida International
Hope you are doing well and hope it has warmed up since we were there
over the holiday. Once again, you hosted a tremendous tournament and
kept things moving smoothly despite the ever changing conditions.
Look forward to being together again,
Thanks for the note and I had been wondering how things were with
you. Sorry that this didn't work out and I'm confident you will get
the right circumstances to move your idea to future success. Please
know we all applaud your passion and enthusiasm for juniors and junior
golf and your dedication is admired. Best wishes with your future
endeavors and please know we would always want to help you down the
road if you want to bring your event back to PGA GC.
Best always to you and Phyllis!
Bob Baldassari, PGA
Senior Director, Player Development
PGA of America
Thank you for the tournament. Excellent in the
organization. for us it was a great experience
We hope to return next year.
We are in the expectation if Sara and laura Diaz qualify for the world
in San Diego
Thanks for everything. Alejandro
Sorry to reply you late, yes, the kids did enjoy the tournament
very much, thanks and Happy New Year! Claire
Thank you for taking care of Hunter and running such a good, world
recognized tourney. I know all the kids appreciate your timeless
dedication to them and the sport of golf and all it offers all these
Have a Happy New Year. Safe travels.
John O'Mahony (John O') and Eva
HAPPY NEW YEAR MR BRIAN.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERY THING WE HAVE GREAT TIME IN PORT SAN
YES WE GO TO PLAY THE JUNIOR WORLD IN SAN DIEGO THIS SUMER.
PLEASE WHEN YOU HAVE THE PASSWORD LET ME NOW TO MAKE SURE FERNANDO IS
INSIDE THE FIELD.
Dear Mr Brian Rous
Executive Tournament Director,
Thank you again for your effort in organizing the 15th PARS Junior
Golf and we had great fun in the game and the trip.
I am looking forward to play in the Junior world 2011! Please let me
know if I can just submit my application entry online when
registration opens in February 1st 2011?
I would like to say thanks for a great tournament over the Holidays.
had a great time and the facilities at the PGA Village were superb and
I’m sure Jonathan will have benefited from the experience. It was tough
for him competing with the “big” 12 year olds but his aim was to score
below 80 which he achieved all three days.
for the invitation to the Junior World. Jonathan has already received
an invite to the US Kids world Championships next summer and we have
decided that we will play that event so therefore Jonathan will not play
the Junior World.
again thanks for organising a wonderful event I’m sure we will play the
competition again in the future.
Thanks for your greetings
It was really a very good and wonderful experience .
Very nice golf and very nice people!
Happy New Year
Brigitte and Joseph Hassler from France
As a father of a highly successful junior golfer, and as a golf
professional as well, I can honestly say that playing in such a well
run, classy and warm feeling golf event such as the PARS tournaments
can only benefit each and every junior golfer who participates.
I can say from firsthand experience and witnessing Mr.Brian Rous and
his staff run PARS, that the events are first class and highly
beneficial to all the children from around the world that participate.
As a dad, I watched my daughter Carly Ray win her first major event
when she won the PARS Christmas event at age 9. This success motivated
Carly Ray to work harder than ever, and 66 wins later, including a
Doral/Publix title at age 11 and a FCWT 14 & Under National Champ and we have PARS to thank for kick
starting this terrific career.
PARS is truly a wonderful organization! I thank Brian Rous and PARS
for being available for all junior golfers, and for giving my daughter
Carly Ray the chance to compete against the best players from around
PARS 13th Florida International PGA Golf Club
St Lucie, Florida
Hello and Happy New Year Brian and Phyl
On behalf of Sabrina, my wife Ozlem and daughter Jenna, I would like
to thank you for a great four days of golf and family fun and
Sabrina very much enjoyed every aspect of the tournament and loved
playing the 18 holes. We are very proud of her as this was the longest
distance that she has played from as well as the the first time she
played 54 holes.
We will be there next year with Sabrina playing in the 8-9 division
and Jenna in the 7 year old division.
Also, I will be monitoring your web site for the tournament in South
Carolina. Do you have a 2009 date set for that yet? Is there also a
tournament in Georgia?
It was a pleasure to meet you and Phyliss, it is very clear that you
care for and appreciate all of the children and families that
participate in the tournament. As a parent, I cannot thank you enough
for that. There was such a deep sense of family from everyone that we
met. It was truly a great event and time for our family.
Again, thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Frank Fonda and Family
Just a note to say “Congratulations” to all the players
who participated in the Junior International Tournament at the PGA
Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
As a member now of the “old guard” as a golfer, I
cannot tell you how impressed I was once again as I observed the young
players at the tournament. Their conduct, playing ability, and
willingness to interact with each other after each round was completed
just emphasized the statement that “Golf is a universal language”.
The life lessons and friendships made at each tournament will lay the
foundation for these people to both create and live in a peaceful
world. The game of golf teaches all these lessons as old man par is a
I will leave you with this one thought. You can pass
it on if you would like. “If you are passionate about this game, you
are already successful regardless of your score”.
Keep up the great work that allows many young people to
take advantage of the great opportunity your programs offers.
Keep in touch,
PGA Master Professional
Brian and Phyllis,
The Florida tournament was such a success! We really enjoyed it.
My daughter, Anna Buchanan, didn't score as well as she would
have liked, but she had a great time.
Do you have the dates yet for the Bartram Trail Junior World
Qualifier in June? We are trying to schedule camps, tournaments,
family time, etc for the summer.
Thank you for all of your contributions to junior golf!
Michael's first PARS experience was
very good. I think he
knew three boys. He met some very
nice, friendly players
that he hopes to keep in touch with.
Thanks for the opportunity
...he learned a lot! Robbie
Burton, Michael's mom
We just arrived from the states last sunday. We really had a very nice
time and the tournament was so good for Maria Camila and me and also
the rest of our family had a very nice time at Port St. Lucie. I just
want to give you a very big congratulations.
Every body in our city is excited about Maria´s tournament, her
teacher and all my friends are so happy.
HI Brian and Phyllis...
THANK YOU so much for coming to Derek's party...
It was wonderful to see you and to have your continued
It overwhelms me just how many have been so influential in
my boys lives...and a GREAT influence at that!!!
Hope you are feeling better...it is "yucky" getting older
with those aches and pains...OH to be 22 again!!!
Enjoy the gorgeous day!
you for the great event last week. My daughter Kaely and I had a
wonderful time and loved the course setup. Even though we didn’t play
our best we made some good friends and had a great experience.
course was setup very reasonably for the Girls 9-10 with good yardages
and a reasonable mix of pin placements. Having the riding cart for
their age was very good as three days of walking 18 holes can wear
them down a little bit. (not to mention the parents).
to see you again next year.
Thanks Brian. We will sure be back at the next
event. We all had a great time. The tournament was special for all
of us as it was the first time that Yuvish shot under par in a golf
tournament. He came close many times but never closed the deal. My
girls send their thanks to you for allowing them to sing. For us it
is back to school and certainly getting up the grades, we have no
choice as it is miserably cold down here with record breaking
temperatures. In a way it is a good thing as Yuvish can put the clubs
away for a few months and concentrate on his school.
Yuvish and I are attending the Obama Inauguration. We leave tomorrow
for Washing DC. He is writing a book about his experiences.
Best regards to your wife and thanks to all those that made the
tournament a great success. It is abundantly clear that you went out
of you way to make the tournament special and a pleasurable experience
for all. Thanks once again.
Be sure Damian had a great pleasure in this tournament and
congratulation for the organisation... He would love to come back in
St Lucie next year....and win the tounament...
We are going leaving today, I just wanted to thank you for being so
kind and a very nice host, you and your team made us feel like home.
Unfortunately we could not make it to dinner last night Hernando was'nt
feeling well he was starting to have a bronchitis. I hope we meet
again next year, you are welcome to come to Barranquilla.
Silvia Aguilera Acevedo
I just wanted to let you know that our family had a great learning
through the event at PGA Village.
We all enjoyed a lot and I believe my children will treasure the
experience for a long time.
I am sending you the pictures my children took with you and your
Hopefully we will see you again next year and I wish you and your
family a very Happy New Year.
Everything was very well done, all the way around.
Thx for having Michael and
Best wishes to you & Phyllis for a terrific year!
The kids were ready to go home so we packed the car after their rounds
and are driving back to Va tonight. Thanks for holding such a great
tournament. Andrew struggled hitting greens but kept his cool so we
are proud of him and his good behavior. We will miss you at dinner.
Dear Bro. We wish you a happy birthday.
That all your wishes come true and that God gives you health for
many years to come. receive a big hug from Claudina and the kids. We
miss to be up there and give your hug personally. Best to Phyl.
Enjoy your birthday and have a great party
I hope next time we can go to the tournament. This time it was
I just wanted to say, Thank you very much for all your attention. You
were very nice.
Until the next time.
SANDRA CATAÑO CONVERS
The tournament was great. Congratulations,
you are getting better each year. PGA Village is an incredible place.
I hope you can stay with them for many years.
Thank you and Phyliss for all your kind
attentions with us
Tu amigo, Jafet
I have to change our plan and go back as soon as possible.
So I am coming to pick up Morgan and his mom tomorrow and leave just
after his golf round.
So we can't go to the dinner.
I'am very sorry,
Tks for your good job and great organization
First happy new year to you and your
family, and thanks for a good week in Port st. Lucie, we left with a
very positive impression and will try to come back in 2009.
We are at the moment planing our summer
holidays, and for that we would like to know, if the 2. place
Jenifer got, give her any exemptions to any tournament, as it was
mentioned in the letter to Golfjuniors in Chile and on the PARS
Saludos / Best regards
LINCO FOOD SYSTEMS Ltda.
Member of the Baader Group
Palle S. Laursen
Brian and Phyllis
I wanted to thank you again for a great event. Jacqueline had a
great time and the quality of play and event was wonderful. My
apologies again that we had to skip out on the dinner.
We look forward to seeing you again at a future tournament.
Happy New Year,
Beth and Jacqueline Shelly
Croatia but again our bags got lost again. It is happening ALL the
time. Thanks for having Adam in your tournament. It seems that the
field is getting stronger every year and that is good. I am sorry Adam
did not do better. As we know in the end only the numbers count. Your
last mail to all was very good and instructive. I will have Adam read
Thanks for having our host Mr.
Percic for the dinner. On the good side it was good to have Derek
present. I dad ask him to play Adam one day and he did accept. Grate
guy. We wish him all the luck!
I am sorry we could not speak
more but I understand that everybody wants a peace of you and all must
get it. You understand that Adam in not competing on same grounds as
most of other kids so finally perhaps I am to blame for his poor
score. But, I repeat, being many miles away from any golfing facility
nothing much can be done. Once again if a sudden opening for Adam
comes to your mind please let me know.
To you and Phyllis my warmest
regards wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year.
Tom & Adam
I would like to thank you for offering us the opportunity to
participate in your event, to congratulate you and your staff for the
exemplary organization of the championship, and to wish you, your
and your family Happy New Year and all the best in 2009.
Good day Brian
We have just arrived back from South Africa and wish to thank you
again for a very well organized event. We had to leave straight
after the game to make our flights to Washington and back home.
We hope your dinner was a great success and we hopefully we will see
you again in the future. We are proud of the way Bryce fought back
from day one to score 74 on day two and 70 on the last day. He now
knows what he is capable off and should bode well for the future.
Please send regards to all and may 2009 be a great year for all
Allan, Bridgette and Bryce Burke
PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Florida
12th PARS Florida International
I am writing to you on behalf a Spanish
family, the Gomez´s, who were over with you in Dec, they had a
wonderful time and wish me to pass on all their thanks for such a
Castor would like me to let you know that
they have some photographs and they will attach them and send them to
you on Mon 14th Jan as they are away at the moment.
Thank you kindly on behalf of Castor and
Thank you for organizing this wonderful event. We would like to join
again next year. Please sent us an invitation next time.
Also, I would like to let you know that Benjamin Wong will attend the
Junior World for boys 7- 8 in the coming summer holiday.
Happy New Year
I hope both of you had a nice journey back home.
We arrived home
12 hours ago and are now relaxing.
We would like to thank you once again for the perfect organisation of
the PARS tournament in Port St. Lucie and to have given us the
opportunity to meet with with Gary & team in Port St. Lucie and in
Mission Inn. Yannick, Fabienne & myself have a positive feeling about
Gary and his academy. We will let him know Yannick’s decision shortly.
Last but not least, it is always a pleasure to meet you and
We wish you a year 2008 Premier Grand Cru Classe.
Kind regards from the Schuwey’s
Thank you very much for everything!
The event was wonderful and the kids and families we shared time with
were very nice.
We hope to be able to participate next year and look forward to it
The only suggestion/observation was that the distance for 7/8 year old
boys was quite short. I recognize the course is challenging although I
believe most kids that age would be fine @ 4000~ yards. If not, perhaps
the event is not for them.
Thanks again for all your efforts and I hope you were pleased with the
outcome of the event!
Thank you very much for hosting a good tournament. The golf course
was fantastic and the staff was wonderful. My family had also a
wonderful vacation time.
Yesterday Sahith played in San Diego Junior Amateur Tournament. At
that time, I had mentioned about the Pars and the event. There was a
lot of interest from lots of parents and many are interested in coming
over to next year's event.Yes, Sahith will definitely be attending the
Callaway Junior World. He will be playing in the Boys 9-10 age
Thank you once again,
Muralidhar Theegala (father of Sahith Theegala)
14352 Village View Ln, Chino Hills, CA 91709
very pleased to participate in our third PARS tournament. The PGA Golf
Club is an outstanding location, providing a challenging course and
unsurpassed practice facilities. We look forward to participating in
PARS next year at the PGA.
to confirm that Hank will be participating in the 2008 Callaway Junior
World Tournament as the winner of the 13-14 age division at PARS.
Please let us know how to go about getting that exemption.
again for an outstanding tournament experience.
Yesterday I spoke with my wife's
nephew, Dor Haham, and he had a wonderful time playing in your
tournament and plans on playing next year as well. He was very
impressed and excited about his experience.
Thanks very much for a
great tournament. We really enjoyed it. Again, great event and
exceptionally well ran.
Thanks much for all of
your hard work.
Happy new year! I hope you had a good rest after a loooong
week. i must tell you Alana, Larry, and I were so impressed with the
tournament and the workings of the group. I was very impressed with
your positivity, ability to contact all the participants (even with a
funny computer), and professionalism. I could see the camaraderie
amongst the players and the attentiveness of all the working staff. it
was nice to speak to some of the officials and how excited they were
to see these kids really love the sport. I was speaking to a Mr.
Zimmerman and he told me he had to bring his friend to watch how these
kids can REALLY play! It made me feel good as a parent, that someone
else besides myself enjoys watching their child play.
We are looking forward to the 13th annual Pars tournament...get
your pencil sharpened!
Thank you in advance,
We wish to congratulate PARS Junior
Golf on yet another well run tournament!!
As always, your choice of top notch
golf courses extended the junior players and tapped their potential to
The wide international field provided
an opportunity for players as well as parents to make new
friends and renew acquaintances. It was a valuable experience for
both our children, Monifa and Mandela, to add to their budding golfing
We wish PARS every success in the
Thanks again for a great tournament.
Henry and Margaret Sealy
bet you are resting after the tournament. I know we are. The Dillon’s
(Brooke – 9 year old girls division) did not get a chance to tell you
how much we enjoyed your tournament. We missed the banquet dinner
because we had to hurry home to catch the last of our oldest daughter’s
varsity basketball tournament. I did want to e-mail you though and tell
you that we had a great time and the tournament was one of the best we
have participated in. We will spread the word to our Louisiana gang for
sure and hopefully bring a few more Cajuns to the tournament next year.
enjoyed meeting you and Brooke made so many new friends we can’t wait to
play again next year. If there are any other tournaments you would
recommend I would be interested in hearing about them. We are always
looking for new adventures. If PARS has any other ones she can
participate in as well please let us know.
thanks again for a great experience over our X-mas break!!!
Care: Mark, Kelly and Brooke Dillon
DEAR BRIAN, HI,
THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT EMAIL!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD
WORK. ALTHOUGH JASON DIDN'T PLAY HIS BEST, WE ARE ALL REALLY
ENJOYED YOUR TOURNAMENT.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
You go Brian... I love when you talk
strong.....great job all around. Larry and I both have been so
impressed with your tournament. It is a true testament of your
dedication and love of the game. I thank you from the bottom of my
heart to the laces of my spikes...much gratitude, the neurotic mom of
nancy s friedlander
We think you are doing a great job and are an extremely nice guy!
Just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in running the
championship this past week. I know there is a lot of work involved
and we all appreciate you and your staff's efforts in putting
everything together. I hope you felt things went well on your end as
My son (Justin) finished second in the boys 15-18, and we are not
really clear on how the exemptions work. If you could provide any
information we would appreciate it.
Again, thanks for all your efforts, happy new year to you, look
forward to our return next year.
Mike J. Thomas
PGA Master Professional
Harmony Landing CC
13201 Reading Road
Goshen, KY 40026
I just wanted to drop you a note to express my and Philip's
appreciation for you and your staff's hard work at the just completed
tournament. It's one of the most organized tournaments we've ever
played in. We sure look forward to coming back next year.
DEAR MR. ROUS, HOW ARE YOU?
IT'S ALWAYS MY GREAT PLEASURE TO MEET YOU OR READ YOUR MAIL. YOUR
EVENT IS OUR HOLIDAY TRADITION. JASON WILL ALSO ATTEND THE AWARD
DINNER, BUT WE MIGHT HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO DURING THAT TIME.
PLEASE SAY HI TO YOUR WIFE. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, MR. ROUS.
HAVE A GREAT DAY,
Shingle Creek 2007
Happy New Year and God’s richest blessings to you and your family for 2007.
We wish to express our thanks once again for a well organized tournament. The accommodation was excellent and the course provided great challenges for the juniors. The exposure was invaluable for Mandela and Monifa. We were disappointed of course with Monifa’s final day performance, but it was perhaps not surprising as she had a very rough year as a member of both the junior and senior national golf teams in T&T, the highlight being the World Amateur Team Championships in Cape Town South Africa. She had also done very well at Doral 2006 being in 2nd place on the leaderboard on Day 1 and finishing 6th with 72-78-74.
We are continuing to work on Monifa’s short game. As you may have noticed this is the weakpoint in her game. We did the three- day Scoring School at Dave Peltz but it appears that the programme is not tailored towards juniors. She still needs further work and we shall be grateful for your advice on any good short game clinic for juniors.
Re the Junior World Championships in California, we checked the Website as you recommended and propose to register both children when registration opens on Feb 1st . We will really like this exposure for Monifa in particular and would appreciate any assistance you could provide in this regard so that T&T could be one of the countries represented on that world stage.
Congratulations once more to PARSGOLF for its major role in junior golf and we wish you every success in the future as you grow from strength to strength!!
Margaret and Henry Sealy
Wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the Pars Tournament! It was extremely well run, people were pleasant, loved the little details you put into everything, like the flags on the Banquet Table, the Hawaii flag on the course, the ball boys were fantastic, the VIP concierge room was perfect, and of course, it was nice going home knowing Kalena was able to earn an Exemption to Jr World.
Wanted to let you know that I spoke to Larry Keil, PGA. The Head Pro at Turtle Bay resort. I told him that you were interested in having a tournament out there. He they believe in supporting the kids and will be glad to talk to you about negotiating something. Here’s his info:
Thanks again for the tournament.
Everything went pretty well.
Miguel and Camilo did have a great time over there.
I have spoken to our country club president Mr. Federico Uribe about bringing PARS to our Golf Club.He is very much interested in getting in touch with you in order to establish the contact to make this tournament come true.
We have a nice 7000+ yards course, including a hotel just ten minutes from the airport that serves Medellín.
It will be important to promote it among American golfers as well from South, Central America, the Carribbean and Mexico.
We are looking forward to give you all the support you need.
Please be welcome.
Luis Miguel Gonzalez Londoño
Thank you very much for the wonderful experience during the 10th Florida International Junior Golf Championship at Shingle Creek. We enjoyed every moment of it especially the company. Definitely we will be back in your other tournaments hopefully with my other daughter also participating.
Just to confirm, will Maria get the exemptions for Junior World, Pepsi Little People and Doral Publix? I am now doing our entire season schedule and would like to confirm her exemption.
We arrived safe and sound here in the Philippines after more than 24 hr fligth from Orlando, but the trouble is worth it.
Again our many thanks and congratulations to PARS Golf for the successful tournament.
PS. Re the Troy University in Alabama scholarship, I will be able to get a feedback within the week as classes will resume tomorrow Jan 3.
Thank you for your perseverance in having Robby play the Shingle Creek tournament. He played some fine golf (I am told) and he's so happy with the win. They are home safely...John is sound asleep. Robby is still tinkering around...truly awake on happy energy, no doubt.
He's got his 2006 trophy on the counter right next to his 2004 trophy from your event. He worked hard and it paid off. He didn't give up...he hung tough...and this time things worked out well for him.
Robby and his 2006 PARS hardware......
Thank you again.
He's a happy camper tonight! Regards to Phyllis. Please drive home safely. God Bless. ~Ann Marie
I hope this note finds both you and your wife well. The 10th Florida International Junior Golf Championship was an outstanding tournament.
This year’s event surpassed our previous experiences, and deserves acknowledgement. Well organized and well run, PARS offers great competition for junior golfers.
Even the golf course staff commented on your attention to details, and strict enforcement of USGA rules.
Thank you for the outstanding accommodations provided at the Rosen Hotel at Shingle Creek. We enjoyed our stay quite comfortably. Although a challenge,
Hank found the Shingle Creek golf course in great shape. He enjoyed the level of play from his opponents, as it focused his desire to achieve
We are very proud of his accomplishment, but have questions regarding the exemptions given. Hank will turn 13 on January 14th of 2007. Please clarify my understanding of the exemptions, and tell me how to apply them to eligible tournaments. Would the exemptions offered by winning PARS be available to Hank if those tournaments have age cut-offs at 12-13, but that those with age cut-offs at 13-14 would be ineligible? We are new to this type of policy and request some guidance if possible.
I truly appreciate the gracious care you extended our family. I look forward to hearing from you regarding the exemptions, and welcome further correspondence.
Most sincerely, Virginia W. Lebioda
2005 Orange County National
We would like to share a few of the remarks from the players parents. We thank each and every one of you for participating and we look forward to seeing you in our upcoming events.
The tournament was really above what we expected. I am involved with allot of Junior Golf Organizations and the format, awards and flow of everything was absolutely great. The only thing was the weather in central Florida can be inconsistent at best. I would vote to have it in South Florida in order to attract all the Doral and Orange Bowl players as well as assure your tournament better weather as well. All in all everything else was perfect. Thanks for a great week.
Doug Ritter Florida
I would like to congratulate you for the great organisation of the PARS junior golf tournament in Orange National, Orlando. Everything was simply fantastic.
Our sons Yannick & Xavier who attended their second PARS tournament are already asking when and where the Xmas 2006 tournament will take place. They enjoyed themselves very much playing golf on such a great place and meeting with many other players of all around the world. Beside the competition, they get the opportunity to create networking and learn what diversity means.
During the next 2 months, we’ll help Yannick to look at Universities in the USA and select 3-5. Then, we shall contact you.
Once again, many thanks.
We’ll see you next year.
Best regards to you and Phillys.
Thank you for your mail and good wishes.
I was out for a few days with a bad disc but fortunately I am back on my
feet to get ready to fly home on the 6th.
It was a wonderful tournament. Of course even more so, as the Swiss gang
performed well and according to my expectations.
Thank you for the top organization for this great tournament. It is a fabulous
golf course set in an unforgettable natural setting. Especially the back nine
are extraordinary. Dorian Huber, Switzerland
Happy New Year to you, Phyllis and Family. We also wish PARS every success for 2006 and beyond.
We must say that the Trinidad contingent was very pleased with the organization of the tournament at OCN, in particular the high standards and discipline required of the players. We noted with satisfaction the way in which Phyllis promptly pulled up players when they fell short on etiquette etc. It is important for juniors to realize that the soft side of golf is just as critical as raw skills, since this helps to prepare them for the real world.
The caliber of the slate of players also provided great exposure for our juniors and gave them a firsthand view of the level and standards they must achieve to compete internationally. Our juniors have been greatly inspired and motivated since OCN. They have also developed a network of international friends.
We would therefore like to express our sincere appreciation to you Brian and all PARS personnel who contributed to the OCN Tournament, which we consider to be a resounding success. We look forward to participating in the next PARS event.
Henry and Margaret Sealy
P.S. Sorry for the delay in touching base but two of the Trini families went on a cruise right after the tournament.
I am so glad that Jaime was able to play your tournament. We had some
difficulties making it since I have been very sick and just came out of
a major surgery. Doug had to play super dad after Christmas and with
Jaime struggling with new clubs and stroke it was a task convincing her
to play. I appreciate your patience with us.
I am so impressed not only with the way I heard you run a tournament,
but also with the email you sent out on a daily basis. I especially
related to the parent memo as Doug and I have been apart of many of
those situations in previous tournaments. I think as you get older you
learn just to let the kids handle things and stay out of the gossip.
I'm sure we all learned the hard way here and there.
Anyway, Jaime received a women's trophy, so I think we are ok there.
She had a blast and we look forward to playing many more of your
events. Keep us posted.
Thanks for a great tournament. We'll be back next year!
Adrienne Simmons, Georgia
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
Congratulate you have successful tournament, you did a great job for this competition.
we really enjoyed our time at Orange County National, and my son Shun Yat HAK (11-12Boy)
also does a good job.
I know the winner will get four qualify of tournament in 2006, that is Shun Yat a dream.
did you remember I were mention with you and you promise to help him, that was a great,
great gift for him, our family expect to hearing from you, if Shun Yat can go to the include
Callaway Junior World competition and other three tournament.
if he can get them we will say to you : very very thank you!
and for him future will have a great helpful.
hope to see you again soon.
Have a great 2006!
Amy Ma, China
DEAR BRIAN, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,
THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR MAILS AND WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR TIME AT ORANGE COUNTY NATIONAL. YOU DID A GREAT, GREAT, GREAT JOB FOR THIS COMPETITION. IT WAS SO PROFESSIONALLY HANDLED--------JUST PERFECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH,SIR.
WE DO THINK THE CURRENT LOCATION AND TIMING ARE THE HEART OF THIS COMPETITION. THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE CAN ATTRACTED SO MANY YOUNG TALENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. WE THINK THAT X'MAS IS THE BEST TIME FOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS; THAT FLORIDA IS THE BEST PLACE FOR WINTER GOLF COMPETITION. BECAUSE OTHER SOUTHERN STATES HAVE THEIR OWN TRADITIONAL TOURNAMENTS AT THIS TIME, AND, MOVING THE COMPETITION TO SOME COUNTRIES IS FUN BUT WE HAVE TO FACE MORE CHARLLENGES SUCH AS THE SAFTY ISSUES.....
WE'D LIKE TO STICK AT SOUTHEAST OF USA, WE'D LIKE TO TAKE YOUR COMPETITION AS OUR FAMILY HOLIDAY TRADITION........ WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.
HAVE A EVEN GREATER 2006,
First and foremost, thank you for organizing a fantastic event. Following Q-school was a great motivator for the kids and an event that will stay with them for years to come. Evan and I had a great time studying the course and working his game.
I thought OCN and PARS was fantastic!! This was our first "major" tournament for Jeffrey and Spencer. The boys enjoyed the club, the cat course and playing with some really talented juniors. I think the tooth course was an excellent choice for the last day. In our group for the little guys, we all expressed how much fun the kids were having playing the par 3s. The staff at OCN was extremely helpful when we asked questions. They appeared friendly, knowledgeable and enjoyed the tournament as much as the children did. Spencer was the one who tripped and fell and rolled down the hill. I saw the OCN staff giggle and thought oh great, here is my seven year old rolling down the hills. I was afraid they would be upset that he was fooling around when he really tripped, rolled and laughed.
Lisa Alexander | Architect | Cerner Corporation Florida