Ron Branca Announced as Utah PGA Professional of the Year

The name Branca holds a certain acknowledged reverence at The Country Club located on Salt Lake City’s Eastside. Much of that name respect comes from the fifty-some years that Tee Branca served as the Golf Professional at that premier Salt Lake golf club. Now they have another generation of Branca achievement to add to the legacy. Ron Branca has been named The Utah Section PGA Professional of the Year for 2011!

2011 Weather Challenges High School Golfers

The oft quoted refrain that “Neither rain, snow, sleet, nor the dark of night” can keep a postal worker from delivering the mail might also apply to Utah high school golfers this year. High school girls golf teams endured the worst-ever weather year this spring and the boys 3A and 5A high school golf championships played through some of the most challenging weather conditions possible without cancellation!

Governor’s Cup Trophy Retained

The Utah Section PGA proudly displays the Governor’s Cup on Trophy Row. Utah Section Professionals were able to retain the “Cup” over the best efforts of this years Utah Amateur team. The
Utah Section Officers, Members, and Staff congratulate Captain Chris Moody and his team for their excellent play. Although the results from this and other recent Governor’s Cup Matches may


The Utah Governors was played on Wednesday at Promontory Golf Club in Park City, Utah. Promontory was a great site for the event offering the Nicklaus Painted Desert Golf Course for the morning alternate shot format and the Pete Dye Course for the afternoon matches.
The Section Professionals got off to a quick start in the morning alternate shot matches. The senior teams from the PGA continued their dominance in the Governor’s Cup event. Jimmy Blair teamed with Roy Christensen to win 4 & 2 while Brad Stone