The SFLAGT was founded by TJ Shuart.
A South Florida native, TJ has deep roots in the local golf market. As a junior, he competed on the Broward JGA circuit before attending St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. TJ went on to play Division 1 Collegiate golf at Loyola Univeristy in Maryland. There he was a 4 time All MAAC Conference selection. While at Loyola, he won 3 individual events including the 2004 MAAC Championship, and competed in 3 NCAA Regional Championships as a result of Loyola capturing the 2003-2005 MAAC Conference tournament.
As a career amateur, TJ has participated in many national amateur tournaments including the 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2014 U.S. Amateur Championships, the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 U.S. Mid Amateur Championships, and the 2011 and 2013 U.S. Pub Links Championship, for a total of 12 USGA event appearances; Other notable accomplishments include: Winner of 7 Florida State Golf Association events, including the 2012 and 2014 Pub Links; Shuart won the 2015 FSGA Match Play, and the 2015 & 2019 FSGA Mid Amateur. Shuart has also won 3 Broward County Amateur Championships, in addition to the 2007 Florida Azalea Amateur and the 2014 West Palm City Championship. He also won the Coleman Invitational, a prestigious Mid Amateur Invitational held at Seminole Golf Club.
TJ lists his favorite competitions as the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid Amateur and the 'fine folks around some of the country's best clubs that host Mid Amateur Invitationals'; among his favorite courses around the country are Winged Foot Golf Club, Atlanta Athletic Club, Kiawah Island Ocean Course, Pacific Dunes, Milwaukee Country Club and Seminole Golf Club.
Favorite South Florida courses include Pine Tree Golf Club, Coral Ridge Country Club, North Palm Beach CC, Quail Ridge CC and Crandon Park Golf Club.
An experienced starter and Tournament administrator, Bo Paprocki serves as the Lead Starter for the South Florida Amateur Golf Tour, a role he has aided in since 2016.
The South Florida Amateur Golf Tour operates with one mission... "Growing Competitive Amateur Golf in South Florida"
Within that mission, the SF Am Tour serves to foster camaraderie and competition, while playing the area's best golf courses, and helping local golfers get better at the game.
The Tour, now in it's 7th year operating events in South Flordia has developed relationships with many are Golf Clubs, and served over 400 unique local golfers throughout the years with its monthly events.
The SF AM Tour provides the local or visiting golfer an arena to:
~Play the best courses in South Florida
~Participate in a tournament environment, structured yet relaxed and friendly
~Meet new players and enjoy camaraderie and fun on the golf course
~Improve at the game of golf; one major path to improvement is putting yourself in competitive environment!
Championship: 4.0 and Under
Learn more about what local golfers think about our Tour....
Why the South Florida Amateur Golf Tour...?
*We play a rotation of the best courses, private and daily fee, In Broward and Dade.
*Our events are well organized and professionally run
*The tour offers Stroke play golf, the purest form, within flighted divisions..you play against similar caliber players
*All events on Saturdays
*There are no membership fees
*You will meet great, friendly local golfers.. camraderie and networking
*The primary way to get better at this game is by competing!
South Florida Amateur Golf Tour
"Growing Competitive Amateur Golf in South Florida"
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tour Director: TJ Shuart
"The SF AM TOUR is fun. It's competitive golf, with a bunch of good guys, at a great rotation of courses! If you want to sharpen your game, and see how good you can get, you HAVE to play competitive golf, it's why I make sure I play as many of these as I can. The SF AM TOUR is the best local tournament practice you can get, in a relaxed friendly environment."
Rob Bryans, Miami Beach
"The tournaments are very well run, the competition is excellent and we are competing on the best courses in the area. It's a great way to keep your game sharp and tournament ready without having to travel."
Tom Christensen, Coral Springs
"...To have these one-day, weekend events is just great...And I can't say enough about the venues: some top-rated courses that normally wouldn't be available to me."
Doug Phillips, Pembroke Pines
"The SF AM TOUR has been an excellent tour for the locals. This is just what I have been looking for..Being able to play the best courses in South Florida against great friendly competition on weekends...I look forward to playing the SFLAGT every month."
Justin Onorati, Davie
"Playing in organized events against players of the same caliber is what golf is all about. I have practiced and played with friends for years, and playing against my level of competitors brings out the best (and worst) of my game, and this is the reason I play with the South Florida Am Tour"
Todd Williams, Southwest Ranches