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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.
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge proudly announced it has been selected as one of the Top 50 Golf Clubs of America 2019-2020 by
Remaining on the cusp of innovation, the 2000 acre Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island has introduced a fleet of autonomous golf caddie
Winter is right around the corner, and the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, the Nation’s Oldest City, has launched Stay & Play Packages for
During a luncheon over a year ago at Innisbrook Resort, I met the Mayor of the beautiful city of Tarpon Springs, “the Sponge Capital of
The Biltmore Hotel, an iconic hotel in the heart of the exclusive area of Coral Gables, Florida, has announced the redesign of all of the
Golfweek’s Annual Rankings List the Top Resort Courses in the United States Five Pinehurst area golf courses have been named to Golfweek’s 2019 Top 100
The Georgia Golf & Travel Awards program was promoted all over the USA and Canada from June to November. The average age from each entry
Innisbrook, a Salamander Resort, celebrated the re-opening of its popular and challenging South Course after a six-month renovation of the putting surfaces on all 18
PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida announced a limited number of 2018-19 Premier Seasonal Membership products designed around championship golf, exclusive offers and
The BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens took luxury up a few notches this year with an expansion and renovation of its clubhouse to
It’s not too late to have the best looking, customizable golf shoes on or off the golf course this holiday season. JACK GRACE Golf Shoes
Golf Digest released its 2019 list of America’s 100 Best Clubfitters. According to Golf Digest’s equipment editor Mike Stachura, “The 2019 list is the result
Master Craftsman Bob Vokey is now offering the tour grinding experience to all golfers through the introduction of the new HandGround program on Vokey.com. For
NEW TECHNICAL FABRICATIONS FOR THE PERFECT BLEND OF ON, OFF-COURSE WEAR PUMA Golf, a leader in golf apparel innovation, design and style, introduced today its
REKS, an innovative sunglass manufacturer featuring the finest in performance lenses matched with unbreakable frames, is pleased to introduce four new high performance Trivex color-boosting
Evan Hoffman from San Diego, California and his ‘CORTEX’ Driver have been chosen the winner of Wilson Golf’s DRIVER vs DRIVER2 Competition, a year and
2 Towels in 1 – Plush Fleece and Textured Microfiber Devant Sport Towels is pleased to introduce the all-new Rival Towel, a revolutionary designed 2-in-1
In commemoration of the company’s 20th Anniversary and in appreciation of its over 1 million customers, SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the most trusted Rangefinder in
New Model Joins the Popular Ft. Worth BLACK Irons; Nickel-Chrome Clubhead Finish Irons Now Available Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company (BHGEC) has introduced Ft. Worth
No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the
The Vokey WedgeWorks Limited 60°T Grind comes directly from Bob Vokey’s early days on tour and remains just as relevant today. This low bounce wedge
Mizuno, the global leader in golf equipment renowned for its expertise in irons, has unveiled the next evolution of JPX-the JPX919 Series. Highly engineered, the
The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf, located at the Orlando World Center Marriott, announced the addition of two new staff members. Instructors Porter Metcalf Jr.
Drive Shack is a new entrant in the hybrid experience of golf+video gaming+dining and drinking. It’s a 3-tiered, climate-controlled driving range with 90 hitting bays
SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced a strategic partnership with top instructors, Michael Breed and Hank Haney which includes the development of the
The Reunion Resort & Spa, one of the luxury Salamander Collection of Hotels and Resorts, located in Central Florida, has opened the Reunion Golf Academy
Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, announced today that in 2018 its TOUR Team achieved the most victories in one calendar year in company
Not only has Bonita Bay Club been named one of America’s Greenest Clubs, but it is the first private club in the country to earn
Since October 11, 2018, life in Panama City Florida has been one where most of the residents are without power, water, phone service or internet.
Five years after designing the signature course at Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, developer Taylor Morrison (TM) has asked golf course architect
The PGA TOUR Champions has announced that Oasis Outsourcing, the nation’s largest privately held professional employer organization, will be the title of their Oasis Championship,
PGA PROFESSIONALS VISIT PALM BEACH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PROVIDING GIFTS TO THE YOUNG PATIENTS Golf is the most charitable sport in the world, and yesterday five
Prominent Club Management Company Unveils New Name and Plans to Expand Services and Offerings Atlanta-based Mosaic Clubs is excited to announce the company’s official transition
Volvik Named Official Golf Ball of LPGA Tour’s 2019 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Presented by Insurance Office of America Volvik, known the world over
By: Len Ziehm PALM HARBOR, Florida – Jan Stephenson is about to go into the World Golf Hall of Fame. That’s not surprising given that
The award-winning PGA Professional Mike Scully, whose ‘second career’ has developed into three decades in the golf industry, is adding another elite position to his