Tournament Committee

Johnny LaPonzina (PGA)

  • Co-Founder of The South Beach International Amateur
  • Former Owner and Operator of the Dixie Amateur from 1992 to 2001
  • Owner and Operator of Professional Course Management
  • South Florida PGA Hall of Fame
  • Past President of the South Florida PGA
  • College star at LSU


Jim McLean (PGA)

  • Owner/Founder of the Jim McLean Golf Schools
  • PGA Master Professional since 1990
  • 1994 PGA National Teacher of the Year
  • Over 100 PGA and LPGA TOUR Pro clients
  • Golf Channel Instruction Editor & Advisor; Golf Digest, Golf Illustrated
    & Golf Magazine contributor
  • All-American at the University of Houston
  • Qualified for the US Junior, US Amateur(4),
       US Open (2) & US Senior Open; made cut at Masters


Jeff Hunt

  • Executive Director
  • Co-Founder of SBIA
  • Past Tournament Director of the Dixie Amateur
  • Co-Founder and past Tournament Director, The National Club Championship at Kiawah Island
  • Ben Hogan Award Selection Committee Member 
Steve Farrell (PGA)

  • SBIA Tournament Coordinator
  • General Manager-Director of Golf Operations – Miami Beach Golf Club & Normandy Shores Golf Club


Trace Allison (PGA)

  • SBIA Course Coordinator, Normandy Shores Golf Club
  • Head Professional          Normandy Shores Golf Club