Assistants/Associates Win Back Kaiser Cup with Two-Point Victory

Captain Iceman secures clinching point for Assistants/Associates in Kaiser Cup.

FLORENCE, IN (April 4, 2023) – A four-year drought for the Assistants and Associates of the KPGA at the Kaiser Cup was snapped on Tuesday at Belterra Golf Club. Captained by 2022 ROLEX Assistant Player of the Year Daniel Iceman III, PGA, his team won back the Kaiser Cup by a score of 8.5-6.5 with Iceman winning the decisive point.

The Assistants/Associates entered Tuesday’s singles matches with a 3-2 lead after Monday’s four-ball matches and needed 8 total points to reclaim the trophy. John Vidal, Sean Miller, Gabe Wheeler, and Jeremy Martin each won their respective matches to begin that quest, and a tied match from Chad Douglas, PGA assured the Members could only retain the Kaiser Cup at best.

In the final match, Iceman squared off against his 2022 Player of the Year counterpart in Jesse Massie, PGA in a duel of the two captains. Both players traded birdies across the golf course as each player shot matching scores of 67 (-4), but Iceman was able to pull ahead on the match scorecard and edge Massie 1 UP.

The victory for the Assistant/Associate team ups their lead in the event’s history to 15-12 and puts them back on top for the first time since 2017.

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The Kentucky PGA Section extends its thanks to Ty Robinett, Golf Operations Manager at Belterra Golf Club and the facility’s entire staff for their assistance in conducting this tournament. The Section also passes along its appreciation to Under Armour for providing each team’s uniforms.

The Section’s first event of the season open to all Members and Associates will take place at University of Louisville Golf Club on Monday, April 10 with the Pro-Pro Shamble presented by Cunningham | Yamaha and supported by Bushnell & Hole-in-One U.S.A.

About the Kentucky PGA:
The Kentucky PGA Section (KPGA) is one of 41 Sections across the country representing the PGA of America and its Members. It is also one of three organizations encompassed within Golf House Kentucky, which also includes the Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) and Kentucky Golf Foundation (KGF). The KPGA contains more than 275 Members and more than 30 Associates working in various roles across Kentucky; all of whom share the goal of bettering the game and its players. The KPGA and its Members assist with the organization of many chief growth-of-the-game initiatives including PGA HOPE and PGA Jr. League among others. The Section also operates more than thirty tournaments throughout the golf season, including the three State Open championships and qualifiers for the Barbasol Championship.


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