July 24-25, 2017
The Blaisdell Pro Am returned to the Pennhills Club in Bradford, PA on July 24 & 25 – this year the field of PGA Class ‘A’ pros competed for a $100,000 cash purse and amateurs played for $20,000 in prizes, cementing the Blaisdell Pro Am as one of the premiere club professional Pro Am Tournaments in North America.
Joshua Rackley, PGA Pro at Tam O’Shanter Golf Club in Glen Head,N.Y., shot a 67 to win the $50,000 top pro prize at the 2016 Blaisdell Pro-Am at the Pennhills Club.
Sunday’s pro qualifier round, with PGA Class ‘A’ pros representing clubs from all over Pennsylvania and New York, as well as entries from Florida, Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia, narrowed the field down to 30 pros.
A draft party at the end of the day’s play randomly paired qualifying pros with their amateur teams.
The top gross and net teams of the night were David Wedzik, Eric Herzing, Brock Benson and Matt Myers, and Rackley’s team of Norm Strotman, Jay Pecora and Shawn Huber.
Myers and Joe Costanzo won 2017 full golf memberships to the Pennhills Club in addition to their team winnings.
PGA Class ‘A’ pros – The Blaisdell Pro Am field is limited to 144. 2017 dates set for July 24-25.
Sponsored by Zippo in memory of Zippo founder George G. Blaisdell, the Blaisdell Pro Am brings together PGA pros and local amateurs to compete for unprecedented prize money in the unparalleled beauty of the Allegheny Forest region. The tournament is sanctioned and recorded by the Western New York Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America.