PGA PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS RAISE THOUSANDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AT ANNUAL PRO-AM
First Tee of Idaho’s Executive Director Nick Blasius, PGA, and his team of amateur players, Jeff Storti, Joe Panzeri and Chris Zenner, captured the team title in the 2022 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation Larry Malone Scholarship Pro-Am for the second consecutive year with a stellar 13-under-par, one gross ball/one net ball, total of 129. On the individual professional side of things, Zayne Slotten, assistant professional from Twin Falls (Idaho) Municipal GC hung on to win by a shot over a host of others with his 1-over-par round of 72. In the senior division, Boise, Idaho’s Crane Creek CC PGA Head Professional, Ron Rawls, and Idaho Falls, Idaho’s Sand Creek GC PGA Head Professional, John Graham, shared first place honors with their even-par rounds of 71.
This was the 48th playing of this long-standing charity event which was conducted at the 6,880 yard, par 71, Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, April 18, 2022.
The Malone family and The Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation wish to sincerely thank head golf professional Brett Kleinkopf, PGA, and the rest of the Hillcrest Country Club staff and membership for their always gracious hospitality.
Since 1974, the Rocky Mountain PGA and generous sponsors have teamed up to raise more than $300,000 in scholarship funds for junior golfers. This scholarship program started in memory of Larry Malone who had a successful golf career at Twin Falls High School and Weber State University. Mr. Malone succumbed to cancer in 1974, and for 48 years local PGA Professionals, amateurs, friends and family have gathered to remember this young man and his love of the game.
We appreciate the generous contributions everyone has made to the 48th Annual Rocky Mountain PGA Foundation Larry Malone Scholarship Pro-Am.
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation would like to acknowledge the following donors, supporters and sponsors:
Magic Valley Jr. Golf Foundation
Jim Empey, PGA
Mike Hamblin, PGA
Matt Ennis, PGA
Dave Carollo, PGA
Crane Creek Golf Shop – Ron Rawls, PGA
Dr. Loren Hinger
Dr. Leo Harf – Intermountain Eye Clinic
James Ray Construction
Stan Kolby – Idaho River Sports
Tim McGourty – TMC Masonry, Inc.
Rick Onaindia – Crossbred Dairy
Dr. Tim Klena – Idaho Chiropractic Group
Ben Boettcher, Helmstar Group
Peter Guerrero – True Score