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GOLFER’S GUIDE TTampa Bay Edition

July/August 2011

World Woods Golf Club

World-Class Golf in Tampa Bay’s Backyard

Wentworth and Pebble Creek Golf Clubs Also Inside:

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Contents

Wentworth and Pebble Creek Golf Clubs Pg. 14

World Woods Golf Club Pg. 8 8

World Woods Golf Club W ld Woods World W d features f t ttwo world-class ld l golf lf courses And one of America’s top-rated practice facilities.

14 Wentworth and Pebble Creek Golf Clubs Family owned and operated by Ace Golf, these two thriving golf courses offer great conditions at competitive prices.

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23 Feature Courses Find out more about Tampa Bay’s best public-access courses.

45 Driving Ranges/Lesson Tee An overview of some of the region’s finest practice facilities, golf schools and instructors.

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50 Area Maps/Directory We’ll help you find the courses and the best way to get there.

57 Local News/Events Golf news & events from the Tampa Bay area. 4

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World Woods Golf Club World Class Golf World-Class in Tampa Bay’s Backyard

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pened in April 1993, World Woods Golf Club has since firmly firmly established itself as one of North America’s finest golf facilities. World Woods offers two championship layouts, both consistently rated among the top 100 courses in the USA. For good measure, World Woods also boasts one of the top-ranked practice facilities in America. Golf Digest awarded the Pine Barrens Course at World Woods its highest rating of five stars for 2004/2005, which is defined as “Golf at its absolute best. Pay any price at least once in your life.” This is the second time that Pine Barrens has earned this coveted award. Courses were rated on course conditioning, pace of play, service, value for the money, and overall golf experience. Of the 3,500 public courses in North 8

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America, Mexico and the Caribbean that were rated, rated only 16 received the coveted Five Stars. Included in this exclusive group were Bethpage State Park (Black Course), The Homestead Resort, Kiawah Island (Ocean Course), Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Whistling Straits (Straits Course). Among Florida’s 1,200-plus golf courses, Pine Barrens was the only one to receive a five-star rating. World-renowned architect Tom Fazio carved two distinctly different courses out of ancient live oak groves and pine tree forests along the rolling terrain of Florida’s Nature Coast in northwest Hernando County. “We didn’t start by designing golf holes, “ said Fazio. “We began by viewing the big picture, the land mass, the scale, the concept. We allowed the land to tell us what to do.”

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Pine Barrens No. 5

Pine Barrens No. 16 Pine Barrens is an intimidating layoutt named for its large number of pine ttrees and barren waste areas. Its terrain is remi-niscent of the sand hills of North Carolina. a.. Over 7,200 yards long, this par-71 coursee has impressed all players – amateurs and professionals alike – who have challenged it. Requiring long carries as well as precise placement, Pine Barrens resembles Pine Valley, perennially ranked the best golf course in America. Rolling Oaks – 7,333 yards, par72 – is a traditional course with rolling hills and beauty rarely seen in Florida. Fairways lined with live oaks, dogwoods and magnolias complement large greens, which feature multiple tiers and cavernous bunkers. The presence of azaleas and closely manicured fairways and greens SUMMER 2011

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has helped Rolling Oaks draw comparisons to Augusta National. Prior to challenging World Woods’ championship tracks, players are invited to experience its nationally-ranked practice

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facility. cility The circu circular practice park, occupying over 22 acres, features eight separate teeing areas, target greens, bunkers and trees. Fazio created a rare opportunity for golfers to practice in a Pine Barrens No. 1 variety of wind and sun conditions. The ude three chalpractice facilities also include lenging practice holes, a 9-hole short course featuring seven par-3s and two par-4s, and a two-acre putting course that has tremendous undulations guaranteed to challenge even the game’s best putters. “This is my best work,” said Fazio. ‘It’s like having Pine Valley and Augusta National plus the best practice facility in the world all in the same location.” World Woods took one more step last summer toward meeting its goal of being the southeast’s best 36-hole golf complex. 10

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The Rolling Oaks Course reopened November 1, 2010 after a complete renovation. “Both courses at World Woods are in the best condition that I’ve ever seen them in since opening the facility,” said General Manager and Director of Golf Stan Cooke. ““My commitment to all customers is that yyour next World Woods experience will b be extraordinary with personal customer ssatisfaction guaranteed.” The greens on Rolling Oaks have been rre-surfaced with TifEagle Bermuda, chosen aaccording to Cooke because “TifEagle b best suits the topography and character of R Rolling Oaks. It is the proven grass with n no mutations based on all the choices we ttested.” While Rolling O Oaks’ contouring rremains the same, tthe greens have been rrestored to their origin nal size. This is a 20 p percent expansion in tthe size of the greens p prior to renovations. The Pine Barrens ccourse remains a par7 71 and Rolling Oaks rremains a par-72, but b both courses have eextensive new teeing grounds result resulting in extended yardages for both courses. Pine Barren’s FloraDwarf Bermuda greens remain in immaculate condition. With the renovation, Rolling Oaks greens will run as true and as fast as those on Pine Barrens. World Woods has also added new cart paths throughout the facility and a new fleet of golf carts. The clubhouse has been totally refurbished and on-course restroom facilities have been renovated as well. If you have never experienced golf at

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At A Glance

World Woods Villa W ld W World Woods, d you h have missed i d a lilittl little l bi bit off golf paradise. For most golfers, it’s as close as they’ll ever get to Pine Valley and Augusta National. World Woods will host the Professional National Championship July 25 & 26. This important event is one of the North Florida PGA Section’s four “majors”. World Woods is now offering golf packages with their villas located just six miles from World Woods Golf Club. Each villa has 2 or 3 bedrooms with two twin beds in each and 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, living/dining area, screened porch or patio, gas BBQ grill, washer/ dryer, 36”-52” TV with wireless Internet. For more information – including rates and views of all 36 holes – visit www.worldwoods.com. The Suncoast Parkway brings World Woods closer to Tampa Bay than ever. Traveling the toll road, World Woods is a comfortable 50-minute drive from Tampa International Airport. Tee time reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance. To book a tee time, call (352) 796-5500 or book online at www.worldwoods.com. GG

LOCATION: 17959 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614 On Hwy 98, ½ mile east of Suncoast Parkway PINE BARRENS STATISTICS Par-72 Yards Slope Rating Elite 7237 75.3 133 Tournament 6817 72.5 131 Back 6316 70.2 125 Middle 5891 68.5 118 Forward 4983 68.4 114 ROLLING OAKS STATISTICS Par-71 Yards Slope Rating Elite 7333 74.8 132 Tournament 6873 72.3 129 Back 6438 70.3 121 Middle 5943 68.0 115 Forward 5011 68.3 116 RESERVATIONS: For tee times up to 60 days in advance, call (352) 796-5500 or book online at worldwoods.com

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Wentworth and Pebble Creek Golf Clubs Joined Soon by Crescent Oaks Golf Club Family Owned and Operated by Ace Golf At a time when many local golf courses are faltering in maintenance and/or management, locally owned Wentworth and Pebble Creek Golf Clubs are thriving and offering better conditions than ever at competitive prices. See some amazing Summer/Fall Specials on page 16. Family-owned Ace Golf is Tampa based and has been in the golf business for 18 years, setting the standard for golf courses and practice facilities in the Tampa Bay area. They own Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor, Pebble Creek Golf Club in Tampa, , and the Ace Golf Ranges in Brandon and Riverview. Starting in September, the completely renovated Crescent Oaks Golf Club joins Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs as semi-private Ace Golf courses open to the public for the first time ever. 14

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Wentworth Golf Club Ace Golf purchased member-owned Wentworth Golf Club in the fall of 2010 and immediately reduced dues by over half. At the beginning of 2011 – for the first time in its 20-year history as a private club – Wentworth became a semi-private facility. In the past six months golfers have rushed to play this course that was never previously open to the public and membership grew 25%. One recent customer summed it up: “Wentworth was the 13th course we played in two weeks and by far the best. Everything was in ship shape condition and the greens were outstanding.” Set among million-dollar homes, this challenging Steve Smyers-designed par-71 layout captures the architect’s personal sentiments, casting a different character onto each hole. Smyers has designed several courses in our area including Old Memorial and a rede-

sign of Isleworth Country Club in Orlando. The Wentworth course meanders through naturally rolling terrain with abundant wildlife. Each hole is designed to challenge golfers of every skill level and there are 83 “beachy” sand bunkers. The front nine flows through stately cypress heads, majestic pines and old oaks; the back nine presents a Scottish links-style layout to test your shot making ability. Course renovations during the Summer of 2010 included the installation of all new Platinum Paspallum greens. These state-of-the-art putting surfaces roll fast and true. The Wentworth clubhouse is an exhibit of European grandeur, its grand brick façade conjuring up visions of its English namesake and is a perfect banquet or meeting site. A new English pub is under construction and its grand opening is scheduled for late August 2011.

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Pebble Creek Golf Club Ace Golf purchased Pebble Creek Golf Club in 2005. They then spent two years and nearly $2 million renovating the golf course and clubhouse, adding new Champion Bermuda greens and tees, and all new bunkers. Renovations to the clubhouse include a new banquet facility and a new Irish Pub offering casual fare, large screen TVs, cold Guinness, a large veranda and complimentary billiards. The 40-year old, par-71, 6,436-yard course is known as a fun layout in a preserve-like setting and as a top value among better Tampa Bay area courses. There is water on 16 holes. The course is challenging enough for the scratch golfer, yet enjoyable for the new to mid-level player. As an added bonus, golfers receive free full-screen, in-cart GPS with each round. Crescent Oaks Golf Club Crescent Oaks becomes semi-private, welcoming public play starting in late September following three months of extensive renovations. New Greens, manicured fairways, new carts and a renovated clubhouse await golfers. Dual memberships with sister course Wentworth Golf Club are now available and priced lower than ever. Go to crescentoaksgolf.com.

Mulligan’s Irish Pub at Pebble Creek Summer/Fall S /F ll S Specials i l T Take k advantage d t off th these SSummer and d Fall Specials at Wentworth and Pebble Creek: • Play either course any day before 2:00 PM and receive a free greens fee for the other course. Use the greens fee any time through October 31, 2011. • Bring your son or daughter and they receive a free greens fee (one for each paid parent). Offer good through October 31, 2011. • Join either course and receive membership privileges at both courses. Get a free month and no initiation dues if you join before October 31, 2011. • Refer a new member or a wedding reception, banquet, tournament or event and receive a $100 Gift Card. GG

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Wentworth Golf Club New Greens & New Carts

Tarpon Springs, FL (727) 942-4760 www.wentworthgolfclub.org FOR RATES, ONLINE TEE TIMES AND WEB SPECIALS

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emi-Private for the first time ever, prestigious Wentworth is a course not to miss. Steve Smyer’s design features new Platinum Paspallum greens, 83 bunkers, manicured fairways and an intricate layout amongst naturally rolling terrain and million dollar homes. The front nine meanders through stately cypress heads, majestic pines and old oak trees. The back nine presents a Scottish links style layout to test your shot making ability. Convenient East Lake area of NE Pinellas. Driving range, putting green and short game area. Elegant English-manor style clubhouse/restaurant.

STATISTICS Par-71 Black Blue White Red

Yards 6459 6053 5500 5010

Rating Slope 71.5 144 69.6 135 67.6 127 70.8 132

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ebble Creek has Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda greens, Celebration tees, NEW bunkers, carts with FREE GPS and an Irish Pub and billiard room. Experience the $2 million improvements to this majestic, locally-owned, 18-hole championship course. Pebble Creek is conveniently located in New Tampa, three miles off I-275 in the USF/Tampa Palms area. Pebble Creek - nestled into a preserve-like setting - is spacious and serene. The layout features huge moss-draped oaks and water comes into play on 16 holes. Wildlife is abundant. Pebble Creek is challenging, yet enjoyable for all levels. Web Specials and Online Tee Times at www.pebblecreekclub.com. SUMMER 2011

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Practice with us at Ace Golf Driving Ranges Brandon ............... (813) 651-4653 Riverview.............. (813) 672-7750 STATISTICS Par-71 Yards Rating Slope Champ. 6436 71.1 127 Men 6032 69.1 122 Senior 5516 66.3 111 Ladies 5280 70.3 120 37 Map Key Number

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$116 Foursome Rate $29 Twilight Rate After 2:00

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Interested In Membership? Don’t Join Anywhere Else Until You’ve Checked Us Out Our Memberships carry No Initiation Fees and No Food & Beverage Minimums and include unlimited use of the golf course, practice facilities, walking privileges everyday after 3:00, restaurant and all Social functions.

We Feature The Lowest Membership Rates In The Area Ages 21 ~ 29

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hy waste time driving? Feather Sound’s stunning Clearwater, FL (727) 573-5666 golf course and meeting facilities are located in www.feathersoundcc.com the heart of the Tampa Bay area - between St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa. AMENITIES: If you live in the Tampa Bay area we would love to • Spacious clubhouse with Grand Ballroom have you as a member of our private country club. Feather • Jr. Olympic-sized Swimming Pool Sound is one of Tampa Bay’s most prestigious private golf • Nine Har-Tru lighted Tennis Courts and country clubs. The par-72, 6,900-yard championship • Complete Fitness Center layout features lush fairways and TifEagle greens. Designed by Joe Lee and updated by Bob Cupp, the course is always STATISTICS – FOREST COURSE Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope in superb condition. Black 6921 74.3 137 Chairman 6649 72.7 135 The layout is not your typical Florida design. With an Gold 6466 71.6 132 open, airy, natural feel, there isn’t a place on the golf course Blue 5824 68.7 125 where you feel enclosed on both sides by houses or condos. Green (M) 5635 67.7 122 Green (L) 5635 73.3 130 Feather Sound’s seven-acre practice facility includes a laser- Red 5122 70.6 121 leveled natural turf teeing area with five target greens, a PERSONNEL short game practice area and practice putting green. Architects ......Joe Lee and Bob Cupp General Manager ..Andy Crowe, PGA Memberships are available to fit all lifestyles. Whether Superintendent ........ Michael Strube you are a scratch golfer or a beginner, you are sure to enjoy the Feather Sound experience. For more information, call 5 Map Key Number (727) 573-5666 or visit www.feathersoundcc.com.

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St. Pete CC Offering Summer Memberships

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t. Petersburg Country Club has been busy these past few years installing a brand new state of the art Fitness Center, updating the pool with a new Tiki Hut Bar & Grill, and most recently renovating their greens and practice facility! The St. Pete Country Club completed renovations of their greens in the summer of 2009. All Greens were re-planted using Champion’s Turf. All 18 tee complexes were re-shaped & laser leveled. The existing practice green has been enlarged, and a 9-hole putting course was constructed that ties it together with a new separate practice green. Summer is a wonderful time to join St. Petersburg Country Club! Summer Golf

Memberships are offered through October 31, 2011. The summer golf membership includes unlimited golf with no green fees, unlimited walking privileges at no charge, unlimited use of the driving range & 9-hole putting course, unlimited tennis play, pool privileges, and dining in the restaurant, snack shop, and Tiki Hut Bar & Grill. Initiation Fee is just $125 Single or $160 Family. Monthly Dues are just $145 Single or $180 Family. Please contact Christy Dollins for more information and join today! Call (727) 867-2111, e-mail christydollins@stpetecountryclub.com or visit their Website @ www.stpetecountryclub.com. ■

St. Petersburg Country Club St. Petersburg, FL (727) 867-2111 www.stpetecountryclub.com

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FEATURES/AMENITIES • Championship Golf Course • Clubhouse featuring Restaurant, Grill, Bar and Full Locker Rooms • Full Banquet Facilities • Two Pro Shops • Jr. Olympic-Size Pool w/Swim Team and Tiki Bar & Grill STATISTICS Par-72 Yards Rating Slope Blue 6912 74.4 137 White 6228 71.0 130 Gold 5593 68.0 120 Red 5292 71.6 122 Green 4809 69.9 115

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Cheval Golf & Country Club You Are Invited To Play Cheval As A Member For The Day

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h l Golf heval lf & Country Club l b is a private club dedicated Lutz, FL to providing a quality experience for its members and (813) 949-4231 Ext. 1 their guests. Located in Lutz, just 30 minutes north of www.chevalgolfandcountryclub.com Tampa International Airport, Cheval is a premier facility offering extraordinary golf and world-class tennis. Under new ownership, the 18-hole championship Cheval golf course has been completely renovated including new AMENITIES Champions Bermuda greens, re-built bunkers, and an up• Complete Fitness Center dated irrigation system. • 9 Har-Tru Lighted Tennis Courts The renovated Cheval clubhouse – scheduled to reopen • Competition Length Pool • Athletic Club in early August 2011, includes men’s and ladies’ locker • Banquet & Outing Facilities rooms, well-stocked golf shop, and main dining room and • Two-Week Trial Membership cocktail lounge overlooking Lake Cheval. STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope You are invited to experience all the amenities of one of Gold 7017 74.0 140 Tampa Bay’s premier private country clubs as a “Member for Blue 6508 71.7 135 the Day”. Play golf or work on your short game at the club’s White 6147 69.7 127 Green 5781 68.0 123 outstanding practice facility; reserve court time on one of Red 5056 70.5 121 nine Har-Tru clay courts; work out in the fitness center; or PERSONNEL relax at the Courtside Cabana Tiki Bar overlooking a competi- Architect ....................... Steve Smyers tion length swimming pool. GenMgr/Dir. of Golf ....... Paul Holden Superintendent ...............Mike Sbaro Contact Membership Director Janice Fiorello at (813) 948-4010, ext. 3 or membership@chevalgcc.com to 4 Map Key Number schedule a tour and a round of golf.

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Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club PLAY TEMPLE TERRACE AS A MEMBER FOR THE DAY

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esigned and built by renowned architect Tom Bendelow, Temple Terrace, FL (813) 988-2601 Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club opened in 1922. www.templeterracegolf.com During the early 1900s Mr. Bendelow built over 400 courses including Palma Ceia in Tampa and Medinah in Chicago. Temple Terrace’s unique design features no parallel fairways. Temple Terrace Golf &CC has a long and storied history. The Club’s distinguished honorary members include Gary Koch, Eddie Pierce, Roberta Albers-Speer and Jim Dent. Summer Memberships are available through August 31, 2011. For AMENITIES • 17,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse more information, contact Membership Director Deborah Bowman at • Banquet & Outing Facilities • Casual & Fine Dining (813) 988-1791, x202 or e-mail: Debbie@templeterracegolf.com. • Terrace Pool Pavilion For a limited time Temple Terrace is offering a “Member For The STATISTICS Day” Program that allows you and your friends to experience this Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope 6443 70.2 123 exclusive private country club for yourselves. Play is available anytime Blue White 6127 68.8 120 Tuesdays-Fridays and Sundays; and after 1:00 PM on Saturdays and Green 5577 66.4 116 holidays. The course is closed on Mondays. Red 5417 71.9 123 Red (W) 4901 69.6 117 To reserve a tee time up to 48 hours in advance, call the Temple PERSONNEL Terrace Pro Shop at (813) 988-2601. Your membership for the day Architect ..................... Tom Bendelow includes access to the club’s dining facilities and pro shop. Cash and Gen. Mgr .....Shaun McCormick, PGA credit cards are accepted. Director of Golf .... Jim Garrison, PGA Superintendent.Doug Hughes, GCSAA Don’t miss this opportunity to play one of Tampa’s finest private golf and country clubs. The “Member For The Day” program is avail27 Map Key Number able through October 31, 2011. 22

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Baypointe Golf Club Seminole, FL (727) 595-2095

Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 595-2095 for current rates. STATISTICS Men Ladies

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aypointe offers incredible views – you can see the Gulf of Mexico from the 15th fairway – and fun golf. This 18-hole, par-61 tree-lined course will test your skill with seven par-4 and 11 par-3 holes. Ten-play tickets and annual memberships available. There’s a full restaurant and lounge, walking is permitted and electric carts are available.

Yards 3167 2384

Par 61 63

DIRECTIONS Located just minutes from Indian Rocks Beach. 1.5 miles south of Ulmerton Rd. off Oakhurst Rd. at Yacht Club Blvd.

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Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club Clearwater, FL (727) 726-4673 www.chichi.org

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his beautiful 18-hole, well-bunkered course – a recognized member of the National Audubon Society – is located a half mile north of SR 580 on McMullen Booth Road. The facility is home to the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy. Public amenities include a fully-stocked pro shop, snack bar and putting green. All proceeds support Chi Chi Kids’ programs. Home of The First Tee of Clearwater. 24

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GENERAL INFORMATON • Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 726-4673 for current rates. • Call for information about Leagues & Discounts for Group Play • New Warm Up Area • Summer Discount Cards Available STATISTICS Par: Men-69, Women-71 Yards Rating Slope Blue 5454 66.6 122 White 4816 63.4 110 Red 3929 61.1 98 PERSONNEL Architect ....................... Denis Griffith Superintendent ............Garth Boline Dir. of Golf .................. James Poulter Map Key Number

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Belleview Biltmore Golf Club

Award-Winning PGA Intructors Bill Shriver & Pat McClanan-Shriver

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esigned by world-famous architect Donald Ross, the Bel- Belleair, FL leview Biltmore Golf Club has been an American favorite (727) 581-5498 e.com since 1925. The 18-hole championship par-71 course has www.belleviewbiltmore.com a reputation for its challenging design, which harmonizes beauti- For current rates or to reserve your tee time up to 7 days in advance, fully with the surrounding environment. Nature, not houses, call the Pro Shop at (727) 581-5498. dominates the field of play at the Biltmore. Crowned pedestal To schedule a lesson, contact greens, a Ross trademark, invite run-up shots but tend to shed Bill Shriver at (727) 215-5801 or Pat careless approaches, while well-placed fairway bunkers snare McClanan Shriver at (727) 480-9049. errant drives. Large water oaks and pines narrow a few fairways, Now offering 30- and 90-day and water comes into play on seven holes. But the biggest determemberships. rent to low scoring is the wind. In common with a links, much of STATISTICS – LAKES COURSE the course is relatively flat and exposed to Gulf breezes. Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Blue 6614 71.9 124 Specializing in corporate and charity outings, the BiltWhite 6137 69.3 120 more’s professional staff will make any function, large or Yellow 5760 67.2 118 Red 5143 70.0 115 small, a complete success. Every golfer needs to be taught a method of playing golf PERSONNEL that will bring out his/her personal best. The Shriver Golf Acad- Architect ................... Donald Ross G.M. & Dir. of Golf ....... Chuck Eade emy instructors seek to help their students reach their highest Teaching Pro................. Bill Shriver Teaching Pro..Pat McClanan-Shriver potential. The Shriver Golf Academy offers private lessons, Superintendent ...... Jason Richards group clinics, day golf schools and junior programs. Visit 4 Map Key Number www.beachgolfschool.com for details. SUMMER 2011

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Brooker Creek Golf Club Palm Harbor, FL (727) 784-7606 www.brookercreekgc.com

•Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 784-7606 for current rates. •Tee times available up to seven days in advance. •Walking allowed anytime

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rooker Creek is a family-owned and operated public bli golf facility. A favorite among locals, the tree-lined course is home to many deer, gators, turkey, eagles and other native wildlife. Built along Brooker Creek, the course is a beautiful golfing experience. A full practice and teaching facility, newly renovated tees and bunkers and remodeled clubhouse make Brooker Creek a great destination. The clubhouse features Beef O’Brady’s restauant and a Steve’s World of Golf pro shop.

STATISTICS Par-72 Back Middle Forward

Yards Rating Slope 6504 71.3 129 6022 69.5 124 5252 70.6 123

PERSONNEL Architect ..................... Lane Marshall Gen. Mgr ......... Rebecca McClimans Dir. of Golf .....Greg McClimans, PGA Golf Pro...................Denny Saunders Teaching Pros ......... Earl Mauer, PGA Jeff Haney, PGA Superintendent ........... John Drossos 44 Map Key Number

Clearwater Golf Club Clearwater, FL

Established 1921

(727) 443-5078 Pro Shop www.clearwatercountryclub.com FEATURES/AMENITIES • Tournaments & Banquets Welcome • Fully-Stocked Pro Shop • Frequent Player Program • Membership Specials Available • Breakfast & Lunch Available to Public Daily

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learwater Golf Club’s semi-private 18-hole championi ship course is located in downtown Clearwater, five minutes from Clearwater Beach. The manicured course features elevated, well-bunkered TifDwarf greens, a meandering creek and tight fairways. It is a shotmaker’s delight that will challenge the accomplished golfer and please the novice. Practice facilities are available as is a well-stocked pro shop. The spacious clubhouse offers a comfortable, friendly atmosphere to satisfy your pre/post-round food & beverage desires. Clubhouse features a Steve’s World of Golf pro shop.

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STATISTICS Par-72 Blue White Red (M) Red (W) Gold (M) Gold (W)

Yards 6225 5922 5448 5448 5312 5312

Rating Slope 69.8 125 68.8 122 66.3 115 71.8 125 65.2 114 71.1 123

PERSONNEL Architect ....................Herbert Strong General Mgr .... Rebecca McClimans Director of Golf ...... Greg McClimans Pro Shop Manager ........... Eric Lettie Superintendent .............. Brian Tobin

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City of St. Petersburg Golf Courses Home of the St. Petersburg City Am Championship. Home of The First Tee St. Petersburg.

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angrove Bay Golf Course is a well maintained, 18-hole championship golf course with excellent practice facilities including a grass tee driving range. The facility maintains a fully-stocked pro shop and comfortable snack bar where you can enjoy lunch and cold drinks before or after your round. For tee times up to seven days in advance, call (727) 893-1790. Cypress Links, a 9-hole, par-3 golf course with challenging holes and outstanding putting surfaces, is located next to Mangrove Bay. Twin Brooks is an 18-hole, par-3 golf course with a excellent driving range and fully-stocked pro shop.

St. Petersburg, FL S St Ma Mangrove M Bay (727) 893-7800 Cypress Links (727) 551-3333 C Cyp Twin Brooks (727) 893-7445 T Twi T Times Hotline (727) 893-1790 Tee www.stpete.org/golf w ww

MANGROVE BAY STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slop Champ. 6656 71.5 123 Men 6112 69.1 119 Senior 5726 67.0 116 Ladies 5176 69.1 111 CYPRESS LINKS STATISTICS Yards Par Champ. 1311 27 TWIN BROOKS STATISTICS Yards Par Champ. 2016 54 Map Key Numbers Twin Brooks 31 Mangrove Bay/Cypress Links 30

Cove Cay Golf Club Clearwater, FL

New Mini Verde Greens

(727) 535-1406 Pro Shop www.covecaygolf.com

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ove Cay is a semi-private, 18-hole championship golflf course located on the shores of Old Tampa Bay. The Cove Cay golf course and clubhouse offer spectacular views of Tampa Bay with an abundance of wildlife to add to your experience of the “Old Florida� lifestyle. In addition to new MiniVerde greens, all 18 tee boxes have been reconstructed. The driving range also has been reworked. Amenities include a full-stocked pro shop, on-course refreshments, leagues, fundraisers, waterfront restaurant and patio, full-service bar, banquet facilities, weddings and ceremonies, private parties and marina. For membership information call John Keigher at (727) 536-1949 xt. 25.

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Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 535-1406 for current rates and daily specials. New Seasonal Memberships Available DIRECTIONS Located on Old Tampa Bay. On U.S. Hwy. 19, two miles south of Hwy. 60, one mile north of East Bay Dr. Directly across from Walker Ford. STATISTICS Par-70 Yards Rating Slope Blue 6261 68.6 130 White 5859 66.8 123 Red 5483 69.4 128 Beige 4704 64.0 109 Map Key Number

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Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin, FL (727) 733-7836 www.dunedingolfclub.com

DUNEDIN GOLF CLUB

Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 733-7836 for current rates.

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esigned by Donald Ross, this historic course opened Jan. 1, 1927. From 1945 to 1962, it was the original PGA of America national headquarters and home course. Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Paul Runyan and others played here. Memberships are available. For tournament or membership information call Debbie Logerquist at (727) 733-2134, Ext. 235.

STATISTICS Par-72 Blue White Silver Red (L) Silver (L) Gold (L)

Yards 6625 6245 5267 5370 5267 4710

Rating Slope 71.3 131 69.7 125 64.8 110 70.1 116 69.7 115 67.9 111

PERSONNEL Architect ....................... Donald Ross Head Pro ...................... John Falcone G.M. & Dir of Sales & Memberships .......................................Debbie Logerquist Superintendent. ... Allen Brissenden 49 Map Key Number

East Bay Golf Club Largo, FL (727) 581-3333 www.eastbaygolfclub.com BOOK TEE TIMES ONLINE

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ocated in the heart of Pinellas County, minutes from the Gulf beaches, East Bay is an 18-hole, par-71 championship layout. Water comes into play on 14 holes. East Bay offers full restaurant, lounge, banquet facilities and beverage cart service on course. Tees, fairways and greens are overseeded during the winter season. Now featuring the Pro Shot GPS system on every golf cart with accurate yardage and detailed hole graphics. Located on East Bay Drive, 2.5 miles west of U.S. 19.

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Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 581-3333 for current rates. •AUTOMATED TEE TIMES 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE 24 HRS/7 DAYS •Proshot GPS Yardages • Under New Ownership STATISTICS Par-71 Back Middle Forward

Yards 6451 5967 5286

Rating Slope 70.1 128 68.1 125 71.5 129

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Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park, FL (727) 577-4847 Pro Shop www.mainlandsgolf.com BOOK TEE TIMES ONLINE Automated Tee Times Call (727) 577-2797

For current rates visit our website or call the Pro Shop at (727) 577-4847 10-Play Discount Cards Available

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or 40 years the Mainlands Golf Club has been the golf destination for both discriminating locals and savvy vacationers. Centrally located off of US Hwy 19 N. in Pinellas Park, this par 67’s nine par 4s, seven par3s and two par 5s will have you using most every club in your bag. We invite you to come and experience the great conditions and comfortable prices that have made this family-owned and operated establishment a local favorite for nearly 40 years. Mainlands also boasts a fully-stocked pro shop with a wide selection of golf apparel and equipment.

STATISTICS Par-67 Blue White Red

Yards 4803 4607 4180

Rating Slope 62.3 96 61.8 93 63.7 107

PERSONNEL General Manager ........ Tyson Duane Pro Shop Mgr. ...........Darlene Bonds Dir. of Golf. .......... Michael Summers Superintendent. ........Marianne Clay Map Key Number

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Pinecrest Golf Course Largo, FL (727) 584-6497

Please call the pro shop at (727) 584-6497 for current rates.

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iscover Largo’s best-kept secret for executive golf. Don’t let this small course fool you. Pinecrest is a challenging par-55 short course with 17 par 3s and one par 4. Walking anytime and electric carts are available if you wish to ride. At Pinecrest you will enjoy a very friendly and personal atmosphere. Annual memberships and ten play tickets. Enjoy the newly-renovated pro shop. Also, visit “Your Pizza Shop” upstairs for great food.

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STATISTICS Yards Yards White 2235 Red 2029

Par 55 56

PERSONNEL General Manager ........Kevin Brooks Superintendent ...........Kevin Brooks Record ................48, Robby Robison DIRECTIONS Located on 8th Ave. SW, just west of Pinellas Trail, directly across form Taylor Park. 98 Map Key Number

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Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs, FL (727) 934-5191

Please call the pro shop at (727) 934-5191 for current rates. Discount Books/Cards Available Call for Details.

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arpon Springs was built in 1908 and follows the architecture of the time, with small, elevated greens and quite a few doglegs. The golf course is very scoreable on your good days, while the water can play havoc on your bad ones. Monthly tournaments offered to all golfers with food and prizes at each event. The course is located on Alt. U.S. 19 between Klosterman Rd. on the south and Tarpon Ave. on the north. Both roads intersect U.S. 19.

STATISTICS Par-72 Blue White Yellow Red

Yards 6243 5910 5289 5130

Rating Slope 69.3 127 68.0 121 64.5 118 68.9 110

PERSONNEL Dir of Golf/GM .......... Chuck Winship Head Pro ............... Steve Didik, PGA Superintendent ........... Dave Kiesow

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Tides Golf Club Seminole, FL (727) 393-8483 www.tidesgc.com

Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 393-8483 for current rates. Leagues, Tournaments and Outings Welcome. Excellent Group Rates Available.Tee times available seven days in advance. Rental clubs available.

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verlooking beautiful Boca Ciega Bay, the Tides has been a favorite course for visitors and residents since 1973. Just minutes from the Gulf Beaches and short drives from St. Petersburg and Tampa, the Tides provides easy access from Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. With a fully-stocked pro shop , restaurant with full bar and a course always in impeccable condition, the Tides provides an enjoyable golfing experience for all skill levels. Sign up today at www.tidesgc.com for our lowest rates and specials.

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STATISTICS Par-72 Yards Rating Slope Blue 6329 70.6 123 White 6013 69.2 121 Yellow 5320 70.8 116 PERSONNEL Architect ............................. David Gill GM/Superintendent ......Louis deVos Head Pro .................... Darryl Spelich Map Key Number

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The Eagles Golf Club

The Lakes Course

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he Eagles Golf Club – carved out of 1,000 acres of Odessa, FL (813) 920-6681 scenic woodlands, picturesque lakes and rolling www.eaglesgolf.com terrain – tests players of all skill levels. The club’s BOOK YOUR TEE TIME ONLINE two 18-hole, par-72 courses offer 36 of the most challenging and exhilarating holes of golf in the Tampa Bay area. Call the Pro Shop at (813) 920-6681 for current rates. Tournaments, The Champion Bermuda greens are often thought of as banquets, weddings and outings are the best in the area. our specialties. The Lakes Course, measuring up to 7,150 yards, is STATISTICS – LAKES COURSE your traditional Florida golf course. Bring your long game Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope 7074 74.6 134 for it will be tested with par 3s measuring up to 232 yards Black Blue 6664 72.5 130 and par 4s topping off at 462 yards. White 6323 70.9 127 Red (Senior) 5375 66.0 114 Accuracy is placed at a premium on the Forest Red (W) 5375 72.1 123 Course, which features small greens and narrow landing – FOREST COURSE areas. This course stretches to more than 6,700 yards. The STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Forest’s signature hole, No. 6 with its island green, rivals Black 6719 72.8 134 Blue 6215 70.3 130 the famed 17th at TPC Sawgrass. White 5625 67.8 116 The Eagles Golf Club is the place to hold your next Red (Senior) 4910 64.2 108 Red (W) 4901 69.6 117 outing. We host over 150 charity and corporate golf tournaments per year. The Eagles is one of the few golf facilities in the area with the ability to seat more than 200 17 Map Key Number participants for after-golf banquets and parties. SUMMER 2011

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Freedom Fairways Golf Course Sun City Center, FL (813) 633-GOLF www.brookdaleliving.com

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his well-maintained, challenging par-63 executive course winds around an abundance of lakes and through stands of pines and oaks. It features a mix of nine par 3s and nine par 4s ranging from 89 to 238 yards. Tight, tree-lined fairways and small greens place a premium on accuracy. Playing Freedom Fairways will definitely improve your short game. Freedom Fairways is open to the public, and memberships are available.

Please call the Pro Shop at (813) 633-GOLF (4653) for current rates and group discounts DIRECTIONS Take I-75 to 674 exit (exit 240 from south; exit 240A from north). Go east to first light. Turn left then right at Upper Creek Dr. Follow to course on left. STATISTICS Par-63 Yards Rating Slope Gold 3210 56.0 78 Blue 2699 54.0 74 White 2393 54.1 73 Red 2022 51.0 67 PERSONNEL Pro Shop Manager ..........Bree Baker Superintendent‌‌..Chris Driggers Map Key Number

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Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club Lutz, FL (813) 949-4886 www.heritageharborgolf.com

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he Heritage Harbor Golf Club measures nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees and is one of the more challenging public course layouts in the Tampa Bay area. Four sets of tees have been incorporated into the design, making the course fun for golfers of all skill levels. Swirling winds and strategically-located bunkers will play havoc with the players of these finely-manicured links. Course designers Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis took extra care when laying out the course to preserve the wildlife in residence. Check www.heritageharborgolf.com for golf rates and coupons. 32

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STATISTICS Par: 72 Champ. Blue White Red

Yards Rating Slope 6898 73.5 129 6053 69.4 117 5487 66.9 109 4773 68.2 116

PERSONNEL Architects ........................ Jed Azinger Gordon Lewis Pro Shop Manager .........John Panno Superintendent ............Jim Poertner Map Key Number

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Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club Tampa, FL (813) 907-7447 www.heritageislesgolf.com

Call the Pro Shop at (813) 907-7447 for current rates. Public welcome. Seven day advanced tee times.

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t 6,976 yards from the tips, Heritage Isles is one of the most demanding public golf courses in the Tampa Bay area. Four sets of tees provide opportunities for players of all skill levels to enjoy this scenic layout cut through native cypress heads and natural wetland areas. Come and enjoy the golf course, service-oriented staff, spectacular wildlife and fullyequipped golf shop. Public driving range and short game practice facility open seven days-a-week. Heritage Isles is located just minutes from I-75 on Cross Creek Blvd. in New Tampa..

STATISTICS Par: 72 Gold Blue White Red

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Silver Dollar Golf Club Odessa, FL (813) 920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com

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ilver Dollar is located in northwest Hillsborough County just a few minutes from Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. We have 27 holes of championship golf, providing excellent opportunities for walk-on and last-minute tee times. Facilities include driving range, three-hole practice course, chipping green, lounge, snack bar, beverage cart and some of the best greens in the area. Directions: Take SR 580 (Hillsborough Ave) to Race Track Rd., go north six miles to Patterson Rd., then go west three miles to course. SUMMER 2010

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Please call the Pro Shop at (813) 920-3884 for current rates. •TOURNAMENTS WELCOME •Tee times accepted 7 days in advance. STATISTICS Yards Gator/Panther PAR: 72 6489 Bobcat/Gator PAR: 73 6222 Panther/Bobcat PAR: 71 6139

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TPC Tampa Bay

John Cook 2011 Champion

TPC Tampa Bay is home to the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

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laying to a par 71, TPC Tampa Bay challenges the Lutz, FL (813) 949-0090 best players on the Champions Tour while providwww.tpctampabay.com ing a fun and memorable experience for players of all ages and abilities. The 18-hole design features the PGA Please call the golf shop at (813) 949--0090 Ext. 205 Tour’s trademark stadium mounding, numerous bunkers for current rates. and water hazards and large, undulating greens that com- STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating g Sl Slope bine to provide both a visual treat and golfing adventure TPC 6898 73.6 135 that rewards the most accurate shot makers. Blue 6610 72.3 132 The property is also enhanced by a first-class practice Green 6332 71.0 129 White 6008 69.5 125 facility, an award-winning golf shop and the TPC Grille, Red 5036 69.7 119 open to the public for breakfast and lunch every day. LOCATION TPC Tampa Bay is located on Lutz Your chance to play the home course of the Outback Lake Fern Road, just ½ mile east of Steakhouse Pro-Am, one of the most successful tournaVeteran’s Expressway Exit #16 (15 minutes north of TIA). ments on the Champions Tour, is closer than you think. Now conveniently located just a half mile east of Veteran’s PERSONNEL General Manager....Brady Boyd, PGA Expressway exit No. 16, the club is only a 15-minute Head Pro ............... Justin Wink, PGA Director ...... Rick Weber, PGA drive from Tampa International Airport. Visit TPC Tampa Sales Superintendent ............ Jason Kubel Bay and experience first hand the standards of excellence Architects . Bobby Weed, Chi Chi Rodriquez Rated #13 Best Public Facility in for which the TPC Network is recognized throughout the North America by GolfWorld Magaindustry. All it takes is a phone call or visit to our website zine’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Poll. to reserve your starting time at one of the premier daily58 Map Key Number fee facilities in America.

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Summerfield Crossings Golf Club Riverview, FL (813) 671-3311 www.summerfieldgc.com BOOK ONLINE

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ummerfield Crossings is a links-style golf course that looks like the great layouts of Scotland. This championship course is unique with pot bunkers, waste areas and small, undulating greens. Facilities include a two-tiered driving range, putting and chipping greens and a practice bunker. Doc’s Grille offers a fullservice bar, golfer’s grill and full banquet facilities. Now featuring full-color GPS on every golf cart. No more pacing off yardage; GPS included with every round of golf.

Please call the Pro Shop at (813) 671-3311 for current rates • Open to the Public. • Great Membership values available. • A Brighton Golf Facility STATISTICS Par-71 Green Gold Black Silver

Yards 6903 6375 5779 5139

Rating Slope 73.0 125 70.6 121 67.5 115 69.4 114 51 Map Key Number

Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel, FL (813) 907-7270 www.lexoaks.com

Please call the Pro Shop at (813) 907-7270 for current rates. Book tee times online 24/7.

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ocated just 20 minutes north of downtown Tampa, Lexington Oaks has built a reputation as one of the best courses in the area. This challenging layout is 6,646 yards from the tips and is known for tough par 3s, fast greens, unparalleled fairways and difficult closing holes. Course conditioning and a commitment to customer service are top priorities and it shows. We invite you to visit our beautiful clubhouse and restaurant when you experience Lexington Oaks for your next round of golf. 36

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STATISTICS Par-72 Black Blue White Gold (M) Gold (L) Red

Yards 6646 6073 5617 5061 5061 4435

Rating Slope 72.5 136 69.6 126 67.2 123 64.4 111 69.8 114 66.1 104

PERSONNEL Architect ...................... Gordon Lewis GM & Dir. of Golf ..... Dave Creighton Superintendent ..............Chuck Kelly 76 Map Key Number

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Westchase Golf Club

The Westchase Golf Club course winds through acres of lakes, woods and conservation areas.

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he Westchase Golf Club takes full advantage of Tampa, FL (813) 854-2331 its setting‌natural lakes and wetlands teemwww.westchasegc.com m ing with wildlife including an occasional gator. Florida golf at its best. The layout, designed by nationally-recognized architect Lloyd Clifton, winds through acres of lakes, For current rates or to reserve your woods, conservation areas and communities. Westtee time, visit us online at chase offers manicured greens surrounded by natural www.westchasegc.com or call the Pro Shop at (813) 854-2331. wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. Discounted rates and free GPS With its 9,500-sq.-ft. clubhouse, full-service dining all year for Advantage Cardholder and up to 3 guests. room, and fully-stocked pro shop, Westchase offers a country club atmosphere along with first-class service. STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope The golf club has established itself as one of Tampa Blue 6699 72.6 131 Bay’s best upscale public golf facilities. The National White 6233 70.6 127 Red 5205 70.8 127 Golf Foundation has ranked Westchase in the Top 10 nationally and No. 1 in the state of Florida in customer PERSONNEL Architect ........................ Lloyd Clifton loyalty and satisfaction. Gen. Man. ...........Clay Thomas, PGA Join our E-mail Club and be the first to receive Dir. of Golf ...........Clay Thomas, PGA e-specials on green fees, merchandise and more. Go to Head Pro ......... Richard Veghte, PGA Superintendent ......... Gene Roberts www.westchasegc.com and sign up today. 63 Map Key Number New Westchase Advantage Card Now Available SUMMER 2011

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Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey, FL (727) 847-2342 (727) 461-9596 Pinellas BOOK YOUR TEE TIME ONLINE www.magnoliavalleygolfclub.com

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agnolia Valley Golf Club exemplifies the tradition i of great golf experiences in the tropical climate of Florida. Whether you are looking for a new home course, a winter haven for golf or the location of your next golf tournament, Magnolia Valley is your best bet. Magnolia Valley offers an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole executive course that’s great for sharpening up your short game. Come and experience our pristine course conditions today. Visit www.magnoliavalleygolfclub.com for golf specials and promotions.

• Check out our Web site or call the Pro Shop at (727) 847-2342 for current rates. • Call for information on membership specials, tournaments or league specials. • Tee times available up to 7 days in advance. STATISTICS Yards Rating Slope Championship (Cypress/Pines) Par-72 6166 70.3 127 Executive (Palms) Par-33 1808 Map Key Number

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Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O’Lakes, FL

New Ownership

(813) 996-7122 Toll Free: (866) 512-GOLF www.plantationpalms.net

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lantation Palms Golf Club, designed by David Harman, provides every golfer with a challenging and rewarding golf experience. The links-style design has many elevation changes with greens framed by trees, water and large snow-white bunkers. Plantation Palms offers a practice facility where you can work on every phase of your game, a full-stocked pro shop and a full-service bar and dining room. Plantation Palms is under new ownership and management. The MJS Golf Group has purchased this fine facility and they are working to become “The home of your golf”.

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Please call the Pro Shop at (813) 996-7122 for current rates. Public welcome. Call for information about tournaments, charity and corporate events and banquets. Tee times available up to seven days in advance. STATISTICS Par-72 Blue White Gold Red

Yards 6824 6324 5924 5396

Rating Slope 73.4 139 71.1 135 69.3 131 71.8 130

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Fox Hollow Golf Club

Site of Transitions Championship Qualifiers

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ox Hollow Golf Club holds the enviable distinction of being the very last golf course in a long line of world famous golf courses to be built and designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Everywhere you turn, from the playerfriendly five sets of tees, to the rolling, undulating fairways, it’s vintage Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Since the course was designed more than 16 years ago, Fox Hollow Golf Club has grown and developed into one of the Tampa Bay area’s finest and well-known semi-private clubs with one of Florida’s finest practice facilities and PGA Professional teaching staffs. All 18 greens and the practice putting green utilize SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf. The greens run fast and true 365 days a year because they don’t have to be overseeded in cooler weather. Fox Hollow now has the finest quality, most environmentally-friendly greens in the Tampa Bay area. The 15,000-square-foot clubhouse features an upscale dining room to serve as an alternative to the more relaxed atmosphere of the Windows On The Green Tavern. Both share the fantastic views of the 18th green, 10th tee and the beautiful 10-acre lake.

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For tee time reserva reservations ons up to six days in advance, call the Pro Shop or visit www.golfthefox.com. Tournaments, corporate outings and banquets are welcome. PGA instruction available. STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Black 7138 74.6 131 Blue 6801 72.8 127 White 6402 71.2 126 Gold (M) 6018 69.3 123 Gold (F) 6018 75.4 135 Red 5203 70.9 125 PERSONNEL Architect ..... Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Head Golf Pro ..........Matt Coté, PGA Asst. Pro ................. Brian Cummings Superintendent ...............Terry Teats Map Key Number 66

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Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club San Antonio, FL

New TifEagle Greens

(352) 588-5454

Please call the Golf Shop at (352) 588-5454 for current rates. Annual Memberships Now Available.

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he best of Pasco’s new championship golf courses. A challenging layout carved between beautiful lakes and conservation areas. With four sets of tees, the course is appealing to all golfers. Also featuring one of the area’s finest nine-hole executive courses. A great community offering all the amenities of country club living. Conveniently located 25 minutes from Tampa 1/8 mile west of I-75 at S.R. 52.

STATISTICS Par-72 Gold Blue White Red

Yards 6200 5835 5482 4632

Rating Slope 70.6 131 69.3 126 66.4 118 67.6 112

PERSONNEL Director of Golf ...... Rich Unger, PGA Head Pro .............Tom McKone, PGA Superintendent ..... Dennis Swander

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The Dunes Golf Club Weeki Wachee, FL

Stay & Play Packages Available

(352) 596-7888 (800) 232-1363 www.dunesgolfclub.com

American Owned and Operated Please call the Pro Shop for current rates. Corporate and Charitable Outings are welcome.

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hi gem, designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur his Hills, offers an extraordinary golfing experience well worth the trip from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. The Dunes features all-new TifDwarf Bermuda grass greens, new cart paths and an updated irrigation system. The dramatic rolling terrain is dominated by intimidating native sand dunes and a mature planned pine forest. The friendly staff is committed to making your day at the Dunes an enjoyable one. The Dunes is located on U.S. Highway 19, 10 miles north of S.R. 50 and Weeki Wachee. For information regarding Stay & Play group packages at Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, contact Starla Hayes toll free at (800) 524-7733.

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STATISTICS Par-72 Yards Rating Slope Black 7139 74.0 132 Blue 6744 72.2 129 White 6222 69.8 122 Gold 5613 66.9 115 Red 5007 68.8 113 PERSONNEL Architect................................Arthur Hills Director of Golf ......................Jim Cocchi Superintendent .............Roger Edwards Teaching Pro ......Walter Newell, PGA Map Key Number

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Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club Brooksville, FL

Great New Rates

(352) 799-9908 www.hernandooaksgolf.com

Please call the Pro Shop at (352) 799-9908 for current rates. Register at www.hernandooaksgolf.com for Golf Specials.

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ernando Oaks Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole championship course with expansive fairways surrounded by majestic oaks. Scott Pate designed Hernando Oaks to blend in naturally with the native landscape, complementing the rolling wooded terrain just south of Brooksville. Hernando Oaks is a semi-private facility and welcomes tournaments and outings. Golf Digest’s Places to Play rating: 4½ Stars. Tampa Tribune rating: 4½ T’s.

STATISTICS Par-72 Yards Rating Slope Gold 6905 73.3 132 Blue 6430 70.8 127 White 6085 70.2 125 Orange (M) 5777 67.7 114 Orange (L) 5777 72.8 125 Red 5099 69.0 112 DIRECTIONS Located 3 miles south of Brooksville on U.S. Hwy 41 PERSONNEL General Mgr ..................Sven Nelson Superintendent ............ Mike McNeil Map Key Number

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El Diablo Golf & Country Club Citrus Springs, FL (352) 465-0986 (877) 760-0839 www.eldiablogolf.com

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ocated in Citrus County, El Diablo offers a relaxing and unhurried atmosphere. You’ll find dramatic elevation changes, fairways carved through rich and lush pine forests, bunkers so steep and deep you’ll think you’re across the pond and multi-tiered greens as fast and undulating as any in Florida. El Diablo is a challenge for the body and a stimulus for the imagination! Rated 4 ½ of 5 Stars by Golf Digest in 2008, El Diablo was selected as the best new affordable public course in America in 1999. Join our E-mail Club at www.eldiablogolf.com for great golf specials. SUMMER 2011

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Please visit our website at www.eldiablogolf.com or call the pro shop at (352) 465-0986 or toll free (877) 760-0839. STATISTICS Par-71 Gold Silver Blue White White (L) Red

Yards 7045 6688 6232 5654 5654 5144

Rating Slope 75.3 147 73.7 136 71.7 130 68.7 121 73.0 124 69.8 117

Map Key Number

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Twisted Oaks Golf Club Beverly Hills, FL (352) 746-6257 www.twistedoaksgc.com BOOK TEE TIMES ONLINE 24/7

Please call the Pro Shop at (352) 746-6257 for current rates. Tee times available 7 days in advance.

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wisted Oaks Golf Club is the jewel of Citrus County. Local and destination golfers alike will enjoy the challenges and thrills of this links-style course. Those golfers accustomed to the flatter layouts of traditional Florida golf courses will be pleasantly surprised by the rolling landscapes of Twisted Oaks. And when you discover how affordable it is to play regularly at Twisted Oaks, we know you’ll be visiting us again soon! The clubhouse features a pro shop and full-service restaurant.

STATISTICS Par-72 Black Blue White Red

Yards Rating Slope 6773 74.1 139 6355 71.9 130 5840 70.5 124 5132 70.0 122

PERSONNEL Architect .............................Karl Litten General Manager .....Blake Sampson Superintendent .......... Chuck Barclay Map Key Number

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The Golf Club at Bridgewater Lakeland, FL (863) 682-3000 www.golfbridgewater.com om Book tee times online. Please call (863) 682-3000 for current rates. Corporate, charity and group outings are our specialty. Located in Lakeland, 1.5 miles south of I-4 Exit #38.

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he course at The Golf Club of Bridgewater, located in Lakeland, is another amazing design by architect Steve Smyers. He has carved out 18 magnificient holes, each having its own specific challenge. The goal to build an interesting test of golf for all skill levels, but specifically to be a stern challenge for the long hitting players. Steve Smyers accomplished this by developing this links style course with a risk/reward approach especially around the greens. Experience golf as it was meant to be. We invite you to play Bridgewater. 42

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STATISTICS Par: 72 Black Blue Gold White Green

Yards Rating Slope 7193 75.1 146 6668 73.0 145 6196 70.9 132 5744 68.3 122 5245 69.0 117

PERSONNEL Architect ......................Steve Smyers General Manager,Director of Golf ....................................Dana Saad, PGA Superintendent ......... Derek Stanley

Map Key Number

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Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club New Seasonal 6-Month and Summer Memberships

Highly rated by Golf Digest for its championship caliber.

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or the most satisfying golf experience in the Tampa Imperial Lakewoods Bay area, visit the Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club in Golf Club Palmetto, FL Palmetto. Family-owned and operated and superbly conditioned year-round, Imperial Lakewoods offers www.ILWGC.com (941) 747-4653 Pro Shop championship-caliber golf at reasonable rates. (800) 642-2193 Five sets of tees offer a challenge to golfers of all lev(941) 723-3655 Restaurant els. The 600-yard par-5 18th – Imperial’s signature hole Tee Times online: 24 hours a day/7 days a week. – is regarded among the finest holes found anywhere in Florida and considered by The Herald as the best golf hole STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope in the area. Champs/Gold 7019 73.9 136 The lakeside restaurant is open for breakfast and Mens/Blue 6802 72.9 132 lunch. Reserve the dining room with full bar for weddings Mens/White 6225 71.0 126 Mens/Silver 5602 69.9 118 and banquets. Ladies/Red 5275 69.9 117 Our friendly staff will help to ensure that all our PERSONNEL guests feel like members. Membership opportunities are Architect .........................Ted McAnlis GM’s ......................Ric & John Cueto currently available for 2010-11 at discounted rates, with PGA Golf Pro ...................Tracy Lowry no initiation fee! Supert. .................Gregg Richardson Teaching Pros. ............Tracy Lowry Imperial Lakewoods is conveniently located within Patrick Walsh, Susan Grams 30 minutes of St. Petersburg, Tampa and Sarasota at the Food & Beverage ...........Eric Richard intersection of I-275 and I-75 at Exit 229. 24 Map Key Number

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The River Club Bradenton, FL

Garmin GPS on Every Cart!

(941) 751-4211 www.riverclubgc.com

Please call the Pro Shop at (941) 751-4211 for current rates.

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easuring more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, River Club is considered one of the more challenging layouts in the area. Two distinctive nines incorporate rolling fairways with plenty of mounding on the front; and dense woods with undulating, rolling greens on the back. To add to the playability, the Ron Garl-designed 18-hole championship course has incorporated all new state-of-theart Jones Dwarf greens. Rated ★★★★ by Golf Digest.

DIRECTIONS Conveniently located one mile east of I-75 (exit 217), only minutes from Sarasota, Tampa and St. Pete. STATISTICS Par-72 Gold Blue White Green Red

Yards 7031 6621 6102 5495 5056

Rating Slope 74.4 144 72.1 137 69.6 128 71.7 130 69.7 120

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River Strand Golf & Country Club Bradenton, FL (941) 708-3617 www.riverstrandgolf.com

C the Pro Shop at Call (941) 708-3617 for current rates.

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he new 27-hole championship golf course at River Strand, designed by world-renowed architect Arthur Hills, offers a first-class golf experience that will be challenging for the low handicap golfer, yet fair and fun for the less-accomplished player. The Manatee River and its tidal water areas are incorporated into several holes making the course a remarkable and memorable experience. River Strand is meticulously maintained and its practice facilities provide the opportunity to practice all aspects of your game. 44

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STATISTICS ESTUARY/SANCTUARY PAR: 72 Yards Rating Slope GOLD 7113 74.7 140 TRIBUTARY/ESTUARY PAR: 72 Yards Rating Slope GOLD 6854 73.1 135 SANCTUARY/TRIBUTARY PAR: 72 Yards Rating Slope GOLD 6687 72.2 135

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(813) 854-4946 11225 Race Track Rd., Tampa

Fully-lighted, all grass tees, target greens with sand bunkers. Short game area includes putting green, green for chipping and bunker play and a green for approach shots up to 65 yards. Home of Matt Mitchell Golf Academy. Pro shop with clubfitting. Bet the horses right on site. Open daily until 9 p.m. Chi Chi Golf & Family Sports Complex

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(727) 216-6389 2987 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater

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Fully-Lighted Driving Range Hitting Stations feature New Mats and New Grass 1.25 acre Short Game Area Full Professional Staff 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daily

Tampa Sports Authority Driving Ranges

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Rocky Point-4151 Dana Shores (813) 673-4316 55 Rogers Park-7911 N. Willie Black (813) 356-1670

Rocky Point is located in South Tampa five minutes from Tampa International Airport. Rogers Park is just 20 minutes away from downtown Tampa. Full pro shop and bar at both locations. LPGA/PGA instructors. www.TampaSportsAuthority.com. Ace Golf Lighted Practice Ranges

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Brandon-820 S. Kings (813) 651-4653 Riverview-12910 Boyette (813) 672-7750

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Tampa Bay’s finest practice ranges with 45,000 sq. ft. of Bermuda grass tees, 19 mat tees, Covershots tee covers, stadium lighting, free chipping, putting & bunker shot play areas. PGA/LPGA Pros, large discount pro shops, miniature golf, batting cages. Open daily ‘til 10 p.m. www.ace-golf.com.

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Fully Lighted w/ Covered Area 45 All Bermuda Grass Tees 2 Acres of Short Game Area 6 Targeted Laser Distances 2 full size Chipping Greens PGA Shop and Club Fitting Open Every Day & Night

5,000 sqft Putting Green!

tampabaydowns.com (813) 854-4946

Just South of Tampa Bay Downs Race Track Road, Oldsmar

Mon.-Tues. 9AM-9:30 PM Weds.-Sat. 8 AM-9:30 PM Sunday 8AM-9:00 PM

Home of the Smith n’ Barber Golf School • • • •

(727) 584-8088 1201 East Bay Dr., Largo

35 Covered & Uncovered Stations Mini Golf • Ice Cream Shop Chipping & Putting Green Fully-Stocked Pro Shop

• Baseball/Softball Batting Cages • Over 1 Acre of Grass Teeing Area • High School Golfers/Teams Welcome

$100 Off

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he Dent/Bradshaw School of Golf has brought world-class instruction to the Tampa Bay area for more than 15 Years. Director of Instruction, Rick Bradshaw is a two-time (2004 & 2006) Teacher of the Year for the West Central Chapter and North Florida Section PGA. Bradshaw has been featured four times on the Golf Channel. Jim Dent is a 35-year Tour professional, winning 12 times on the Champions Tour. SUMMER 2011

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(813) 220-8099 At Heritage Isles Golf & CC www.tourexperience.com

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Learn the Secret to Effortless Power. • V-1 Video Analysis included with every lesson! • Use of the “Dynamic Balance System” to visualize and feel a powerful, balanced pivot. • Pavilion allows for lessons, rain or shine. • Single lessons and packages available at affordable rates. • Ask about Florida resident lesson special. • Ranked among Top 50 Golf Schools in America by Golf Magazine. Map Key Number 37

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Edwin Watts Golf (727) 787-3370 (813) 960-5330 (813) 621-7775

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Edwin Watts Golf has been golf’s most trusted retailer since 1968. The finest names in golf are available at the best prices. Three Tampa Bay area locations: The Palm Harbor store located on U.S. Hwy. 19, just south of Tampa Rd.; the Tampa Store located at 11921 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.; and the Brandon store located at 9329 E. Adamo Dr. (Hwy. 60). GolfLocker.com Superstore

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(813) 265-8999 10005 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa

Golf Locker specializes in golf shoes and golf apparel, but also carries golf bags, gloves, rain gear, socks, balls and more. The new 10,000-sq.-ft. Superstore here in Tampa houses the entire inventory that you see online at GolfLocker.com. Golf Repair Center

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(727) 321-GOLF (4653) 2300 – 26th St. North, St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay’s #1 Club Fitting Center. Featuring Indoor/Outdoor FlightScope Launch Monitor Fittings. Club repairs including regripping, reshafting, lie & loft adjustments, shaft spinning. Visit Bob VanSweden – the 2009 TaylorMade National Club Fitter of the Year – at his new location in St. Petersburg for all your golfing needs. T & D GOLF

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(813) 855-5385 Oldsmar (813) 888-5433 Tampa

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Florida’s largest used golf club dealer with two Tampa Bay area stores. Located at the Oldsmar Flea Market on S.R. 580 at Race Track Rd. and at 4205 W. Waters Ave., one mile west of Dale Mabry Hwy. Stop by and check out our new and used clubs. Complete club repair.

Make your next round of golf your most enjoyable and affordable of the year! • Discounted Rounds of Golf at Many Central Florida Golf Courses • Affordable Golf Instruction

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Steve’s World of Golf (727) 967-1019 13125 Fairwinds Rd., Hudson

Steve’s World of Golf is the “Pro Shop Specialist” with stores in the pro shops of 11 great golf courses in the Tampa Bay area, Apopka and The Villages. All Steve’s pro shops are stocked with the latest golf equipment and apparel from every major golf manufacturer at prices that cannot be beat (see back cover). Blue Collar Golf

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(727) 542-9228 11616 Seminole Blvd., Largo

Club repair, custom-fitted clubs, bags, putters, gloves & accessories at affordable prices. We re-shaft, re-grip and repair. Blue Collar Golf carries name brands such as Bang, Krank Golf, I-Drive, Accuflex, & Lamkin. Indoor hitting cage with Zelocity Pure Launch Monitor System to analyze your swing. We are certified by Ralph Maltby School. Visit www.bluecollargolf.net.

TeeOffTampaBay.com (727) 418-4653 Tampa Bay and Sarasota

This online tee time service is100% FREE for local golfers. No membership fees and no cards to buy. You are never charged a booking fee so you get the best price possible. For discounted tee times in Tampa Bay go to www.TeeOffTampaBay.com. For Bradenton and Sarasota golf courses, go to www.TeeOffSarasota.com.

Blade Runner Golf Inc. (727) 726-5737 • (877) 799-6099 P.O. Box 14503, Clearwater

Shankless Wedges

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Baypointe GC Public 3,167-2,384/63 9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole 33776; Ulmerton west to Oakhurst.

(727) 595-2095

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Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Semi-Private

(727) 581-5498

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6,614-5,143/71

1501 Indian Rocks Rd., Belleair, FL 33576; East Bay W. to Indian Rocks Rd., then North to course. 44

Brooker Creek GC

Semi-Private

6,540-5,245/72

(727) 784-7606

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1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd., Palm Harbor 34685; On Eastlake Rd. 2 mi. north of Tampa Rd. 12

Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club Public 5,454/3,929/69 (727) 726-4673 3030 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater 33761; 1/4 mi.n. of SR 580 on west side of McMullen Booth Rd.

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Semi-Private

6,225-5,312/72

(727) 443-5078

525 N. Betty Lane, Clearwater 33755; On corner of Drew St. and N. Betty Lane 18

Cove Cay Country Club

Semi-Private

6,161-4,704/70

(727) 535-1406

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2612 Cove Cay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33760; Off U.S. 19 1 mile north of East Bay Dr. 30

Cypress Links

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1,311/27

(727) 551-3333

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875 62nd Ave., NE, St. Petersburg 33702; On 62nd Ave. N. 1 mile east of 4th St. 49

Dunedin Golf Club

Semi-Private

6,625-4,710/72

(727) 733-7836

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1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin 34698; East of U.S. Alt. 19 and South of Curlew Rd. 9

East Bay Golf Club

Semi-Private

6,462-5,193/71

(727) 581-3333

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(727) 572-6677

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702 Country Club Dr., Largo 33771; 2 miles west of US 19 off East Bay Dr. 5

Feather Sound Country Club Private

6,921-5,122/71

2201 Feather Sound Dr., Clearwater 33762; Take Ulmerton Rd. (SR 688) to Feather Sound Dr. 21

Isla Del Sol Yacht & CC

Private

6,207-4,806/71

(727) 864-2417

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Municipal

3,335-2,655/62

(727) 518-3024

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12500 131st St. N., Largo 33770; 4 blocks north of SR 688 on 131st St. North. 64

Mainlands GC Public 4,803-4,180/67 (727) 577-4847 9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park 33782; US 19 N., 1 mile north of Park Blvd.

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Mangrove Bay GC Municipal 6,656-5,176/72 (727) 893-7800 875 62nd Ave., NE, St. Petersburg 33702; 62nd Ave., North 1 mile east of 4th St.

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Semi-Private

2,235-2,029/55-56

(727) 584-6497

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St. Petersburg CC

Private

6,912-4,809/72

(727) 867-2111

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6,601-5,536/72

(727) 391-3318

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Seminole Lake Country Club Semi-Private

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Tarpon Springs Golf Course

Municipal

6,105-5,338/72

(727) 934-5191

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1310 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs 34689; On Alt. 19 one mile north of Klosterman Rd. 23

Tides Golf Club Semi-Private 6,329-5,449/72 (727) 393-8483 11832 66th Ave., N., Seminole 34642; 66th Ave. N., 1 mile west of Alt. US 19.

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Twin Brooks GC Municipal 2,016/54 (727) 893-7445 3800 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg 33711; 22nd Ave. S.; 1/2 mile west of US 19

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Wentworth Golf Club Semi-Private 6,459-5,010/72 (727) 942-4760 17 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs 34688; Located on East Lake Rd. just south of Keystone Rd.

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Babe Zaharias Golf Course Municipal 6,244-5,256/70 (813) 631-4374 34 11412 Forest Hills Dr., Tampa 33612; I-275 to Fowler Ave. exit, west 2 miles. Cheval Golf & Country Club Private 7,031-5,085/72 (813) 949-4231 21 4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz 33549; On N. Dale Mabry, just north of Veteran’s Expressway. The Eagles Golf Club Semi-Private 36 holes (813) 920-6681 31 The Forest 6,719-4,910/72; The Lakes 7,074-5,375/72 16101 Nine Eagles Dr., Odessa 33556; SR 584 to Race Track Rd., north 3 miles. Freedom Fairways GC Semi-Private 3,267-2,056/63 (813) 633-GOLF 32 3940 Upper Creek dr. Sun City Center 33573; I-75 exit 240 to 1st light. Turn left then right at Upper Creek Dr. Heritage Harbor G & CC Public 6,898-4,773/72 (813) 949-4886 32 19502 Heritage Harbor Pkwy., Lutz 33558; North on Dale Mabry to Lutz Fern Rd., west to course. Heritage Isles G&CC Public 6,976-4,832/72 (813) 907-7447 33 10630 Plantation Bay Dr., Tampa 33647; Take Bruce R. Downs Blvd. to Cross Creek Blvd., east 3 1/2 miles. Pebble Creek Golf Club Semi-Private 6,436-5,280/71 (813) 973-3870 17 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa 33647; Bruce B. Downs Blvd. 7 miles north of Bearss Ave. Rocky Point Golf Course Municipal 6,450-5,172/71 (813) 673-4316 34 4151 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa 33614; 2 miles west of Tampa Int’l Airport off Memorial Hwy. Rogers Park Golf Course Municipal 6,855-6,215/72 (813) 356-1670 34 7910 N. 30th St., Tampa 33610; I-275 to Sligh exit, east to 30th Street. Silver Dollar Golf Club Public 27 Holes (813) 920-3884 33 Bobcat/Panther 6,489/72; Panther/Bobcat 6,139/71; Bobcat/Gator 6,222/72 12711 Silver Dollar Dr., Odessa 33556; SR 584 to Race Track Rd., north 6 miles to Patterson Rd. West 3 miles. Summerfield Crossings GC Semi-Private 6,903-5,139/71 (813) 671-3311 36 13050 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview 33568; 1-75 to exit 246, east 2 miles on Big Bend Rd. TPC Tampa Bay Daily Fee 6,898-5,036/71 (813) 949-0090 35 5300 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd., Lutz 33558; 1/2 mile east of Veteran’s Expressway (SR 589) Exit #16. Temple Terrace G&CC Private 6,443-5,417/72 (813) 988-1791 22 200 Inverness Ave ,.Temple Terrace 33617; On Temple Terrace Hwy. just east of 56th St. Westchase Golf Club Public 6,710-5,205/72 (813) 854-2331 37 11602 Westchase Golf Dr., Tampa 33626; Take Veteran’s Expressway to exit 7. Go west on Linebaugh Ave. 3.5 miles

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Fox Hollow Golf Club Semi-Private 7,138-4,454/71 (727) 376-6333 39 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy., New Port Richey 34655; On Little Rd., 3 miles south of SR 54. The Groves G&CC Semi-Private 4,019-3,001/65 (813) 996-0161 67 7924 Melogold Cir., Land O’ Lakes 34639; On US 41, 6 miles north of SR 54. Lake Jovita G&CC Semi-Private 36 Holes (352) 588-9200 North Course 7,226-5,184/72; South Course 7,153-5,145/72. 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd., Dade City 33525; On SR 52, 5 miles east of I-75. Lexington Oaks Golf Club Semi-Private 6,724-4,515/72 (813) 907-7270 36 26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel 33544; 1 mile west of I-75. Magnolia Valley Golf Club Semi-Private 6,106-4,869/71 (727) 847-2342 38 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey 34653; Located 4 miles east of US 19. Plantation Palms GC Daily Fee 6,824-5,396/72 (813) 996-7122 38 23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O’ Lakes 34639; I-75 to SR 54, 7 miles west to Collier Pkwy. North 1 mile. Silverado G&CC Semi-Private 6,663-5,200/72 (813) 788-1225 66 36831 Clubhouse Dr., Zephyrhills 33541; S.R. 54 east 6 miles to Eiland Blvd. North 3 miles. Summertree Golf Club Public 2,836/35 (727) 856-0771 68 11816 Paradise Pointe Way, New Port Richey 34654; On S.R. 52 3 miles East of Little Rd. Tampa Bay G&CC Semi-Private 6,212-4,516/71 (352) 588-5454 40 10641 Old Tampa Bay Dr., San Antonio 33576; I-75 to S.R. 52 West 1/8 mile.

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The Dunes Golf Club Semi-Private 7,195-5,034/72 (352) 596-7888 40 18200 Seville Clubhouse Dr., Weeki Wachi 34614; On U.S. 19 N. about 10 miles north of S.R. 50. Hernando Oaks GC Semi-Private 6,915-5,099/72 (352) 799-9908 41 5230 Delacroix Dr., Brooksville 34604; Take Veterans Expwy. to Spring Hill Dr, Go east to 41, then north 1.4 mi. World Woods GC Public 36 Holes (352) 796-5500 8-11 Rolling Oaks 6,935-5,441/72; Pine Barrens 6,902-5,301/71 17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville 34614; Hwy. 98, 5 miles east of U.S. Hwy 19.

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El Diablo Golf & CC Semi-Private 7,045-5,144/72 (352) 465-0986 41 10405 N. Sherman Dr., Citrus Springs 34434; Take U.S. Hwy. 41 North to Citrus Springs Blvd. N, turn right, follow signs Twisted Oaks Golf Club Semi-Private 6,773-5,132/72 (352) 746-6257 42 4801 N. Forest Ridge Blvd., Beverly Hills 34465; Take Rt. 491 to Forest Ridge Rd. Turn south and follow to course.

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The Golf Club at Bridgewater Semi-Private

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Imperial Lakewoods GC Semi-Private 7,019-5,275/72 (941) 747-4653 6807 Buffalo Rd. Palmetto 34221; I-75 to exit 229, then east to course. River Club Semi-Private 7,026-5,157/72 (941) 751-4211 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton 34202; 1 mile east of I-75 off SR 70. (Exit 217). River Strand G&CC Semi-Private 27 Holes (941) 708-3617 Estuary/Sanctuary 7,113/72; Tributary/Estuary 6,854/72; Sanctuary/Tributary 6,687/72 7155 Grand Estuary Trial, Bradenton 34212; I-75 to Exit 220, east on SR 64.

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Blade Runner Golf Blue Collar Golf Edwin Watts Golf Edwin Watts Golf Edwin Watts Golf GolfLocker.com The Golf Repair Center T & D Golf T & D Golf

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Brandon Riverview Belleair Clearwater Oldsmar Tampa Largo St. Petersburg

Golf Association Golf Membership Golf Association Online Tee Times Amateur Tour

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(727) 392-1234 (727) 399-1000 (727) 442-0229 (727) 796-2153 (727) 937-3191 (727) 784-8576 (727) 785-9819 (727) 784-7333 (727) 581-1710 (727) 381-7922 (727) 738-2905 (727) 360-6062 (727) 896-8000 (727) 942-2000

Apollo Beach Tampa Tampa Valrico Valrico Sun City Tampa Sun City Tampa Valrico Tampa Ruskin Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa Valrico Ruskin Sun City Center Tampa Temple Terrace Plant City

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St. Leo Bayonet Point Holiday Hudson New Port Richey Hudson

(352) 588-2016 (727) 868-9528 (727) 934-7317 (727) 861-1645 (727) 372-5281 (727) 868-1091

Links of Lake Bernadette SP Zephyrhills (813) 788-7888 Meadow Oaks G&CC SP Hudson (727) 856-2878 Quail Ridge G&CC SP Spring Hill (813) 996-2630 River Ridge GC SP New Port Richey (727) 847-4762 Saddlebrook Resort R/PV Wesley Chapel (813) 973-1111 Scotland Yards SP Dade City (352) 567-7600 Sea Pines GC SP Hudson (727) 863-1214 Seven Springs G & CC SP New Port Richey (727) 376-0035 Southport Springs GC SP Zephyrhills (813) 780-7637 Springer’s Gulf Harbors GC P New Port Richey (727) 849-7675 Timber Greens CC SP New Port Richey (727) 372-0789 Town & Country GC SP Dade City (352) 567-6622 Zephyrhills GC M Zephyrhills (813) 782-0714 HERNANDO COUNTY Brookridge CC PV Brooksville (352) 596-8161 Glen Lakes CC PV Brooksville (352) 597-1118 The Heather G & CC SP Brooksville (352) 596-2019 High Point Golf Club PV Brooksville (352) 596-0833 Oak Hills GC SP Spring Hill (352) 683-6830 The Quarry P Brooksville (352) 544-5495 Ridge Manor Oaks SP Ridge Manor (352) 608-4800 Rivard G & CC SP Brooksville (352) 796-1410 Seven Hills GC SP Spring Hill (352) 688-8888 Sherman Hills GC P Brooksville (352) 544-0990 Silverthorn CC SP Brooksville (352) 799-4653 Southern Hills Plantation PV Brooksville (352) 277-5000 Spring Hill G&CC SP Spring Hill (352) 556-5237 Timber Pines CC PV Spring Hill (352) 666-2311 CITRUS COUNTY Black Diamond Rch G & CC PV Lecanto (352) 746-3446 Citrus Hills G & CC SP Hernando (352) 746-4425 Citrus Springs CC SP Citrus Springs (352) 489-5045 Inverness G & CC PV Inverness (352) 637-2526 Lakeside CC SP Inverness (352) 726-1461 Plantation Inn R/SP Crystal River (800) 632-6262 Point O’ Woods GC SP Inverness (352) 726-3113 Pine Ridge GC SP Beverly Hills (352) 746-6177 Seven Rivers G & CC PV Crystal River (352) 795-2100 Skyview at Terra Vista SP Hernando (352) 746-3664 Southern Woods CC PV Homosassa (352) 382-5996 Sugarmill Woods CC PV Homosassa (352) 382-2663 SP-Semi-private, PV-Private, P-Public, M-Municipal, R-Resort, MIL-Military

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GOLFER’S GUIDE NEWS Local Golf News from the Greater Tampa Bay Area ■ Amy Hawk Wins 2011 Tampa Bay’s Distinguished Sports Business Woman of the Year The Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am recently announced that Tournament Director Amy Hawk was named the 2011 Distinguished Amy Hawk Sports Business Woman of the Year by Tampa Bay’s Sports Commission. The Tampa Bay Sports Commission hosted the inaugural Tampa Bay Sneaker Soiree: A Celebration of Excellence in Sports Business, Thursday, June 2 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre. “I’m thrilled to receive this esteemed award in a category with such an established group of women,” said Amy Hawk, tournament director of the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. “Tampa Bay is such a thriving sports town and to be recognized with such prominent sports leaders in our community is a true honor.” This prestigious award recognizes executive women in Tampa Bay who have made a significant impact in the community and sports arena. Hawk was honored for her pioneering career in creating opportunities for women in sports as well as her innovative leadership which SUMMER 2011

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has led the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am becoming an award-winning event on the Champions Tour and in the Tampa Bay community. ■ Leadership Changes Announced At Transitions Championship Following a successful 2011 Transitions Championship which saw Gary Woodland earn his first career PGA TOUR victory over a terrific field, the Copperheads, host group for Tampa Bay’s PGA TOUR event, has announced their new executive lineup. David Robbins, a prominent local attorney and member of the Tampa Bay community, has succeeded Bob Banks as General Chairman after the latter completed a scheduled two-year term marked by significant growth for the event. Robbins had served as Vice General Chairman the past two years and enters his 9th year as a member of the Copperheads Board of Directors. Larry Morgan, owner of the Morgan Auto Group which owns a number of area auto dealerships and other businesses, assumes the role of Vice General Chairman. In addition, the Copperheads announced that Kevin Krisle has been named Tournament Director of the Transitions Championship in addition to becoming President of the Copperheads. Krisle is the former executive director of the PGA TOUR event in Memphis – St. Jude Classic - and joined in the success of the 2011 Transitions Championship

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serving as a consultant and associate tournament director. As planned, Ron Campbell, who served as interim tournament director, will return to the Copperheads Board of Directors after stepping up impressively last fall in a temporary role. “With five spring tournaments under our belts and more than 30 years of history, the Copperheads are a growing, vibrant organization, and I am very excited about continuing our growth in the next several years. The great thing about the Transitions Championship is the way it helps generate charitable contributions,” said Robbins. “Bob gave his heart and soul to his time as general chairman and put a lot of excellent pieces in place for continued success. Larry and I will work closely with Kevin to keep everything moving forward.” Prior to his role with the tournament in Memphis, Krisle, 39, worked at IMG for 11+ years as a vice president of events where he coordinated more than 60 events on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours including the LPGA Tour Championship, Skins Game, Battle at Bighorn/Bridges, and Tavistock Cup. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, he is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. “With the support of the Copperheads, Transitions Optical, the PGA TOUR and the Tampa Bay community, I am excited to join the Transitions Championship team.” says Krisle. “I have observed the tremendous growth of the tournament the last few years, and I look forward to working with our partners to continue making the Transitions Championship a special place for the players, fans, sponsors and charities.”

■ Sim City Golf Now Open at Shops at Wiregrass

Being dragged to the mall? Are you having to go shopping when you’d rather be on the golf course, scrapping your way through a round? Well, now there’s a way to do both. At Sim City Golf at the Shops at Wiregrass Mall in Wesley Chapel, golf enthusiasts can play a round of golf or just work on their swings, all within the comforts of an air-conditioned store while your loved ones shop nearby. “In the summer, it’s sometimes too hot to golf and in the winter sometimes it’s too cold,” says owner and operator Fred Bender, a long-time PGA professional. “But here, people can golf year-round in 75 degrees. It’s not only going to be popular with kids who want to just hit balls, but with husbands and guys who now have something to do rather than wait around while their spouse or girl friend shops.” Sim City Golf has four GolfBlaster 3D simulators that allow golfers to play a variety of games, including full rounds on famous courses or hit balls on the range. Bender, along with business partner Tim Polce also a PGA professional, are already familiar with the simulator, as they have one set up at their nearby Pasadena Hills Driving Range. “We were able to do this because an Continued on page 60

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opportunity arose and it’s something we thought we could make work,” Bender said. “We’re just getting started, but we’re looking forward to the future and all the things we have in mind.” Some of those “things” include individual and two-player scramble leagues, to giving lessons – from quick and easy to in-depth – to hosting parties, and to just having good business when the mall is packed on the weekends. Bender foresees people hanging out, especially since they are licensed to serve beer, which is available on tap and in bottles, and have large, flat screen TVs, which will be tuned to golf tournaments and other sports events. Simulator rates start at $40 an hour ($20 for a half hour) regardless of the number of players using the machine. Golf clubs are available for free usage. “I think that this is the way to go with some golf, especially when it’s difficult to get out certain times of the year,” Bender says of playing on golf simulators. “This is very realistic, and I think many golfers will realize that once they try our simulators.” To get in on the indoor action, visit the store at 28329 Pasco Drive at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel or call (813) 973-2222. ■ John Duffy, Custom Club Fitter John Duffy has been in the golf business for over 21 years. He was one of New York state’s premier golf club makers prior to moving to Florida. John has been satisfying the needs of golfers by applying his golf club repair and new club building skills. John provides experience, knowledge and personalized service, which aids players of all levels and builds confidence in their golf equipment. Duffy’s Golf Continued on page 62

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he Samurai Transformer Putter is appropriately named because it can be altered and modified in so many ways. The initial product launch offers 3 shaft locations, 3 lofts, 2 face materials and more incremental weight adjustment than any other putter. In fact, there are a total of 54 possible configurations available. ble. The Transformer Tour Fitting System is more thorough than any putter fitting you have ever experienced. The 5-step process fits you for loft; lie angle; length; putter head shape that you aim the best; and impact tendencies (contact toward the heel or toe). The Transformer Putter

was designed around a patented “balancer system” which permits precise relocation of the center of gravity. Transformer can relocate the sweet spot (center of gravity) to match the player’s tendencies. The loft, lie angle and length are finely adjusted suit the player’s to su needs and personal need preferences. pref There are three within the Tampa fitting centers located with Bay area: Aneeging Golf lf USA Florida Office, 14173 Honeywell Rd., Unit B, Largo 33771, (727) 531-5500; Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd., Weeki Wachee 34613, (352) 596-3026; and Tampa Golf, 14627 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa 33613, (813) 972-2222 ■

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Studio – located in Belleair – offers reliable service mixed with modern golf technology and old-time dependability. With John’s knowledge, education and experience, he is positioned to help his customers improve their games and increase their level of enjoyment. If you seek to improve your game, personalize it at Duffy’s Golf Studio. The studio is a certified True Temper Performance Fitting Center. John is also a dealer for Fujikura Golf, Miura Golf and Wishon Golf. His studio features a stateof-the-art Trackman Golf Launch Monitor, the choice of the PGA Tour, USGA and the R & A for swing and ball flight analysis. Trackman’s exclusively designed club fitting software guides you through the entire fitting procedure, giving you the data you need to make the most informed equipment decisions. Duffy has been privileged to work with four Division 1 college golf teams. He has also fitted two NCAA Golf National Championship teams. During his time in New York, John was the custom fitter for many New York state amateur champions. He was a World’s Top 100 Club Fitter in 2006, 2007 and 2008. For more information, call (727) 330-7830 or visit the studio at 2928 W. Bay Dr. Belleair Bluffs. ■ Airco Golf Course Closes After 50 Years Of Service Airco Golf Course, located adjacent to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, closed its doors for good on May 15th. Airco was the latest victim of a down economy that has wreaked havoc on Tampa Bay area golf courses. The course had been losing money since 2008. In March, the Pinellas County Commission voted 6-1 to close down Airco. It left a three-month window for finding a private investor, but no takers were found. Continued on page 65

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range and a fully-stocked pro shop. sla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club is The all-inclusive Summer Golf heading into its sixth successful year Membership is affordably priced at $900 offering summer golf memberships for the four months – this membership and expects this summer to be a blow includes everything! You out! They have designed receive a very affordable, fullreceiv unlimited golf privileges, cart fee only. service summer memberprivil You aalso have use of the ship package to appeal driving to local singles, couples, drivin range and chipB ping range free of charge. and families, from June 1 YACHT & C U OUNTRY CL As a summer member, to September 30, 2011 – s you also four full months! a have the privilege to b bring For golfers of all levels, the h P Par-71 71 l i guests – what a great way to impress your friends! championship golf course encompassed The number of Summer Golf Memby the beautiful waters of Boca Ciega berships being offered is limited, so call Bay offers challenging play, supported the membership office at 727-906-4752 by Director of Golf Fred Curtis and his to reserve your membership today. Go to PGA professional staff that offers private www.idsycc.com for details. ■ lessons, complimentary clinics, a driving

We are Open to the Public JJune une 1 –September –September 30, 30, 2011! 2011! YACH T & COUNTRY CLUB Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club is opening its doors to outside play June 1st through September 30, 2011. Tee times are available after 10:00 a.m. any day. The course is closed on Tuesdays.

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Body Balance For Performance The Leading National Chain of Golf Fitness Centers By Barry Hubbard

Barry Hubbard of Body Balance For Performance of Tampa fitting LPGA Player Reilly Rankin with K-Vest.

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he use of state-of-the-art technology to aid golfers in fitness training is sweeping the country. Body Balance for Performance is the leading national chain for golf fitness centers, providing golfers of all skill levels the opportunity to use digital video, dynamic balance analysis, biofeedback technology and 3D body motion analysis to evaluate their physical fitness correlating to the golfers’ swing flaws. Licensed and Titleist Performance Certified (TPI) golf performance specialists provide all instruction in a private, indoor center. State-of-the-art technology combined with conditioning is the foundation for our approach to golf fitness,” said Barry Hubbard, Owner and Director of Golf Fitness for Body Balance for Performance, Tampa. “Incorporated into each golfer’s customized program, is biofeedback to allow the individual to learn the “feel”, and ultimately generate new muscle memories of properly balanced swing patterns. The combination of conditioning and technology allows for improved consistency, reduces the risk of injury, and enables golfers to properly generate forces from the ground up.” Body Balance sessions are provided one-on-one in a private, indoor climate-

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controlled center to maximize golfers’ outcomes. In addition to the expertise of the staff, clients are given a customized program for their specific golf needs to help build a game they can trust. “Golfers love coming to Body Balance for Performance because they receive immediate biofeedback regarding their swing using the technology, and the fitness programs that are customized to each individual’s specific issues,” said Hubbard. Body Balance for Performance is leading the way in golf fitness using state of the art technologies, of dynamic balance system, 3D body motion system analysis (K-Vest), video analysis and biofeedback technology into each Body Balance session with a certified golf performance specialist. Body Balance for Performance has over 38 golf fitness centers from coast to coast. For company information or to locate a facility, visit www.fitgolf.com. For more information, call us at (813) 963-0201, e-mail me at bhubbard@fitgolf. com or visit us at www.tampabay.fitgolf. com. The facility is located at 14506 N. Florida Ave, between Bearss and Fletcher Avenues in Tampa. We are open by appointment. ■

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Airco opened in 1961, It as a flat, treeless layout designed by Chick Adams. Trees were eventually added but the basic layout was kept throughout its existence. [Excerpts taken from St. Petersburg Times article in May 19, 2011 edition.] ■ Spend Save And Give.com Benefits Charities And Groups Ben Smith is the founder of Spend Save and Give (SSG). Since 1996, he has been president of T&D Golf Stores in Tampa. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of South Florida. He has always had a heart and passion for helping others. SSG was formed after many years of research and planning about how to best help charities and groups raise money. Ben believes that SSG is the most unique fundraising opportunity for charities and groups. Ben is a member of Christ Community Church in Tampa and is heavily involved in the children’s ministry there. Ben resides in Tampa with his wife and three children. For more information about how to get involved in SSG, visit the website at www.spendsaveandgive.com. ■ Hole-In-One Report David Shealy Brooksville CC 4/23/2011 Annie Shea Lansbrook 4/24/2011 Tom Boerger MacDill (N) 4/28/2011 Raeq LLaguno Chi Chi’s 4/29/2011 Kevin Quinlan Lake Jovita (N) 5/8/2011 Bill Gilkes Cheval 5/27/2011 Kirby Wilson McDill (N) 6/4/2011 David Balut Mangrove Bay 6/7/2011 SUMMER 2011

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• A Message From The Chapter President Hello once again from the PGA Professionals of the West Central Chapter. Now that many of the snowbirds have gone back home, our roads and fairways are much easier to navigate and enjoy. I encourage all of you to visit many of the chapter’s fine courses on the outskirts of Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Congratulations go out to Jim Smith of Missing Links and Bill Shriver of Shriver Golf Academy for winning our first chapter “major” at Lexington Oaks G.C. They were senior and regular winners of the Stableford event. Thanks to Dave Creighton for hosting the event. Congratulations also to John Falcone of Dunedin CC & Matt Mitchell of The Downs Golf and also Travis Daniels & Fred Curtis of Isla del Sol Y&CC for finishing first in the chapter two-person team championship. Both teams finished 10 under par in the 36-hole event hosted by both courses at World Woods GC. Thanks to Stan Cooke, Scott Wyckoff and Rick Kelso for running a great event. Our second major event – The Chapter Senior and Regular Match Play Championship – is in full swing with over 40 professionals playing matches throughout the summer. Visit www.nfpga.com and go to the West Central Chapter link to follow your favorite professional. Our chapter sponsor highlight this month is AXA Advisors. We all know the importance SUMMER 2011

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of having all your finances and investments in order, and if you need any assistance in this area please give Tyler Drennan or Tom Scallon of AXA Advisors a call .at (813) 466-3194.. Be sure to look for my next message when we will have the results of our Players Championship which will be held at Feather Sound CC. A total purse of $13,000 will be played for by over 55 chapter professionals. Again have a great summer and if you need any assistance on your swing, short game or putting, please don’t hesitate to see one of our 350 chapter professionals. – Jon Johnson, President • 2011 West Central Chapter Schedule of Events M.-Tu. July 25-26 Section PNC @ World Woods (PB) Mon. Aug. 1 Pro-Am @ Avila Mon. Aug. 8 Gary Koch Pro-Jr. @ Temple Terrace Mon. Aug. 29 Pro-Pro @ The Dunes M.-Th. Sep. 12-15 Section Championship @ Disney (Magnolia) Mon. Sep. 19 Jr. & Sr. Chapter Shootout @ Innisbrook (Island) Mon. Oct. 17 Pro-Pro @ Isla Del Sol Mon. Nov. 7 Pro-Am @ TBA Tu-W. Nov. 14-15 Chapter Challenge (North Chapter) Mon. Nov. 21 Pro-Lady @ TBA Mon. Dec. 12 Pro-Sponsor @ Feather Sound Mon. Dec. 12 Sponsor Appreciation Awards @ Feather Sound ■

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