Apple NewsDecember 27, 2018

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I hope you all had great holidays and got out to play some outstanding golf courses with family and friends. Here in Florida, where we can enjoy 365 days of golfing, it is one of the best times when you can show off that Xmas sweater you wouldn’t wear anywhere else and distract fellow players’ eyes from your missed shots.

Did you see Jack Nicklaus and grandson GT playing at the PNC Father & Son at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes in mid December? It was like days of yore watching Jack at age 78 sink putts from everywhere and actually getting in contention. The family affair brought together sons and fathers, Bernard Langer and his daughter, Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk and their fathers to have one of my favorite tournaments of the year, all for the benefit of Florida Hospital for Children. It was a LOVE FEST! Congratulations to Davis Love III and son Dru for their record-breaking 26 under to win the Willie Park Trophy, fashioned after the first British Open Championship award belt that Park received in 1860.

If you want to see some unbelievable golf and be entertained at the same time, you’ll want to grab a ticket for the Diamond Resorts LPGA Tournament of Champions at the Four Seasons Resort’s Tranquilo Golf Club at Disneyworld January 17-20th. Winners from the 2017 & 2018 LPGA events will compete along side Sports & Celebrity players vying for two different purses-$1.2 million for the Ladies and $500,000 for the celebs. And don’t forget, the Arnold Palmer Invitational will be contested March 4-10th, 2019 at the magnificent Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, where 2018 winner Rory McIlroy will defend his title. Go out and enjoy these tournaments that support local charities.

Happy New Year.

David J. Daubert – Editor