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November/December 2011

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Brooksville Country Club A Little Hard To Find But Impossible To Forget

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CONTENTS

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Brooksville Country Club Designed by renowned golf course architect Bobby Weed, Brooksville Country Club’s back nine quarry holes offer a golf experience unmatched in Florida.

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18 Featured Courses Find out more about Tampa Bay’s best public-access courses. 47 Driving Ranges Experience Tampa Bay’s finest practice facilities. 50 Area Maps/Directory We’ll help you find the courses and the best way to get there.

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

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

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t’s fall again, the temperatures are finally cooling off, and the threat of hurricanes is behind us.The forecast for Florida’s west coast is warm and sunny through the end of the year and right into 2012. Most area golf courses have been overseeded and primed for visiting and local golfers alike. With the economy still stalled out and double-digit unemployment still a reality, we continue to be bargain hunters. The good news is that fall golf rates are generally up only slightly over low summer rates. You’re all encouraged to put your daily concerns on hold for a few hours and hit the links! Remember, there’s no such thing as a bad day on the golf course. Our cover story this issue features Brooksville Country Club. Their slogan – A Little Hard To Find But Impossible To Forget – is perfectly stated. It’s actually not that hard to find but it’s undoubtedly impossible to forget! The spectacular back nine quarry holes make a round of golf at Brooksville Country Club an experience unmatched in Florida. This issue also features plenty of Local News. Starting of page 57, read about the re-opening of Crescent Oaks as a semi-private club. the new native American owners of Plantation Palms, the Chi Chi Rodriguez Charity Classic, a putting tip from Brian Moore of the Downs, and much more.

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f you’re looking for an experience that is dramatically different from the usual Florida golf course fare, consider Brooksville Country Club. Brooksville is a semi-private facility that welcomes daily-fee play at an affordable rate. Designed by renowned golf course architect Bobby Weed, Brooksville Country Club’s back nine offers a golf experience unmatched in Florida. Tumbling fairways weave through ancient Live Oaks while a unique set of “quarry holes” snakes along, around and in between the sheer rock walls of an abandoned limestone mine. The more traditional front nine is no pushover, offering rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways and a variety of doglegs that will challenge and entertain golfers of all skill levels. Anticipation builds, however, as you make the turn to the back nine. As golfers putt out on the long, uphill par-5 eleventh hole, the upcoming quarry holes loom large. The first quarry hole – Number 12 – is a breathtaking par 4 that is full of challenges. An upper left fairway and lower right fairway outline one of the quarry walls. A tee shot to the lower fairway will leave a blind second shot into the green. Find the narrower upper fairway and a short, downhill approach offers a legitimate birdie opportunity. Number 12 at Brooksville has the FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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incredible distinction of being named one of the “18 Most Fun Holes to Play in America” in the January 2011 issue of Golf Digest. Long-time Golf Digest Senior Editor Ron Whitten made the selections. The par-4 thirteenth is perhaps the most intimidating of the quarry holes. Standing on the tee on the downhill tee shot, the quarry walls seem to be closing in on you. However, the landing area is larger than it appears, so bomb away.

Take plenty of club on the severely uphill approach shot or risk the ball rolling back nearly to your feet. Number 14 is a 177-yard par-3 bordered by steep quarry walls on the left from tee to green. Play this downhill tee shot to the right side of the green to avoid a big number. After two more conventional holes, Number 17 is the final quarry hole challenge. The downhill tee shot on this short par-3 must clear a pond fronting a wide, shallow green. Quarry walls just beyond the putting surface demand a precise short iron.

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Before playing the course, warm up on Brooksville Country Club’s pristine practice range and short game area or get a feel for the greens on the practice putting green. Course conditions are excellent. The TifDwarf Bermuda greens are kept firm and fast. Tee boxes, fairways and greens have been overseeded for winter play. Starting from the time you pull into the parking lot until the time you leave, you will receive friendly and professional customer service. Brooksville Country Club is staffed with outside personnel who will assist you with your bag as soon as you arrive. A member of the staff will be awaiting your arrival to check you in for your tee time. Nestled among the majestic oaks draped with Spanish moss, the Brooksville Country Club clubhouse dining rooms feature panoramic views of the golf 10

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course. The elegant facilities are perfect for any formal or casual event including: tournaments, wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, family reunions, corporate events or any other special occasion. For more information, call (352) 796-8236. Brooksville Country Club is the home to many prestigious local tournaments. The Tangerine Charity Classic will be played May 5 & 6, 2012 for the 40th consecutive year at Brooksville. Food services for all events are handled by John Mason Catering. From formal dining to casual buffets, John Mason prides himself on excellent food and quality presentation. John also has a professional event planner on staff to assist with your special event. A variety of memberships are available. The many membership categories allow you to choose the one that is right

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for your playing preferences and budget. At Brooksville Country Club, the professional staff is dedicated to the comfort and service of its members. Brooksville Country Club offers a state-of-the-art Fitness Center designed to meet all of your health and fitness needs. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere poolside with friends and family or a productive workout while watching your favorite television program on their flat-screen TVs. Tanning beds and a hydro-therapy bed are also great additions to the facility. Whether your goal is to live a more active lifestyle or de-stress at the end of the day, the fully-staffed fitness center is available to serve you. You are invited to register at www. brooksvillecc.com to participate in Brooksville Country Club’s E-Mail Club. By doing so you will receive a free green fee on your birthday (valid for the month of your birthday). Specials and golf promotions are regularly offered to E-Mail Club members. The entrance to Brooksville Country Club is off of Croom Road (Hernando County Road 480), 1.2 miles east of U.S. Highway 41 just north of Brooksville. For detailed directions, go to www.brooksvillecc.com. For an extraordinary round of golf that you will not soon forget, play Brooksville Country Club. For tee time reservations, book online at www.brooksvillecc.com or call the pro shop at (352) 796-8879. GG

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At A Glance LOCATION: 23446 Links Drive Brooksville, FL 34601 (352) 796-8236 www.brooksvillecc.com Off Croom Rd. (CR 480), 1.2 miles east of US Hwy. 41 just north of Brooksville. RESERVATIONS Book online up to 4 days in advance or call the Pro Shop at (352) 796-8879. Tournaments, weddings, banquets, and corporate outings are welcome. STATISTICS 18-Hole Championship Course Par-72 Yards Slope Rating Black 6812 72.9 128 Blue 6357 70.8 123 White 6000 69.0 122 Gold 5572 67.9 118 Red 5300 70.6 118 PERSONNEL Architect.................................Bobby Weed General Manager ....................Jim Carman Superintendent......................... Jim Larner

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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.

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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. 18

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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

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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.

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

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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 Bill Armstrong at (727) 535-1406. 20

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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 Blue White Red Beige

Yards 6261 5859 5483 4704

Rating Slope 70.4 130 67.8 123 66.4 115 68.7 111

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Crescent Oaks Country Club New Greens & New Carts

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ith $1 million in golf course and clubhouse upgrades, Crescent Oaks Country Club is now open to all, and semi-private along with sister club Wentworth Golf Club. Steve Smyers’ championship design challenges all skill levels with seven sets of tees ranging from 4,260 to 6,914 yards. The 198-acre secluded property is adjacent to Brooker Creek Preserve where deer and turkey are a frequent sight. Convenient Eastlake area of NE Pinellas with all new TifEagle Bermuda greens, driving range, putting & short game area, new golf carts, and 200+ banquet/meeting facility.

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STATISTICS Par-72 Silver Black Gold Blue White Red Orange

Yards 6914 6631 6269 6041 5726 5156 4260

Rating Slope 73.8 137 72.2 135 70.2 128 69.2 123 67.6 117 69.9 123 64.9 113

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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. FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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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

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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.

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. 22

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.

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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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. New Irish Pub and event facilities. Open to all.

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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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The Eagles Golf Club

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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 challengCall the Pro Shop at (813) 920-6681 ing and exhilarating holes of golf in the Tampa Bay area. for current rates. Tournaments, banquets, weddings and outings are The Champion Bermuda greens are often thought of as our specialties. the best in the area. STATISTICS – LAKES COURSE The Lakes Course, measuring up to 7,150 yards, is Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope 7074 74.6 134 your traditional Florida golf course. Bring your long game Black Blue 6664 72.5 130 for it will be tested with par 3s measuring up to 232 yards White 6323 70.9 127 Red (W) 5375 72.1 123 and par 4s topping off at 462 yards. STATISTICS – FOREST COURSE Accuracy is placed at a premium on the Forest Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Course, which features small greens and narrow landing Black 6719 72.8 134 6215 70.3 130 areas. This course stretches to more than 6,700 yards. The Blue White 5625 67.8 116 Forest’s signature hole, No. 6 with its island green, rivals Red (W) 4901 69.6 117 the famed 17th at TPC Sawgrass. PERSONNEL Architects .......... Ron Garl/Gary Koch The Eagles Golf Club is the place to hold your next General Manager .......... John Russell outing. We host over 150 charity and corporate golf Director of Golf ......Ricky Weber, PGA Superintendent ................. Bob Kuzio 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. FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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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. 26

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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

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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. Enjoy our new Back 9 Cafe full-service restaurant and Tiki Bar.

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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. New, expanded Banquet Facility (up to 200).

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STATISTICS Par-71 Champ. Men Senior Ladies

Yards 6436 6032 5516 5280

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TPC Tampa Bay

John Cook 2011 Champion

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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 Your chance to play the home course of the Outback TPC Tampa Bay is located on Lutz Lake Fern Road, just ½ mile east of Steakhouse Pro-Am, one of the most successful tournaVeteran’s Expressway Exit #16 ments on the Champions Tour, is closer than you think. (15 minutes north of TIA). 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 drive from Tampa International Airport. Visit TPC Tampa 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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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.

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

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Yards 6903 6375 5779 5139

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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 FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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Fox Hollow Golf Club

The Premier Semi-Private Facility in the Tampa Bay Area

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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 layouts 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. But what really makes a Trent Jones Sr. golf course is the way it looks and feels — as though the piece of earth it occupies was always meant for the course he designed. Fox Hollow is no exception. Although it was necessary to move

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thousands of tons of dirt to create the gentle undulations and subtle elevation changes, it looks as though every blade of grass, every tree, every drop of water has been there since time immemorial. Since the course was designed more than 17 years ago, Fox Hollow Golf Club has grown and developed into one of the Tampa Bay area’s finest and most 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

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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 at the Windows On The Green Tavern. Both the tavern and the dining room share the fantastic views of the 18th green, 10th tee and the beautiful 10-acre lake. The Windows on the Green dining room not only provides the perfect weekly dining destination, but also serves as an ideal location for private parties - including weddings. FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway New Port Richey, Florida 34655 On Little Road, three miles south of SR 54 www.golfthefox.com

STATISTICS: 18-Hole Championship Course, Par 71 Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. TEE 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

RESERVATIONS: For tee time reservations up to 6 days in advance, call (727) 376-6333, toll free (800) 943-1902 or online at www.golfthefox.com. Tournaments, Corporate Outings and Banquets are welcome. PGA instruction available.

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The Groves Golf & Country Club was designed with nature’s best interests in mind. Located just 20 minutes North of Tampa on US Hwy 41 in Land O’ Lakes. UÊ£nÊœiÃʈ˜ÊΰxÊœÕÀÃÊUÊ >˜µÕiÌÊ>VˆˆÌˆiÃÊUÊ >ÀÊEÊÀˆÊ UÊ*ÀœÊ-…œ«ÊUÊ*À>V̈ViÊ>VˆˆÌÞ The Groves challenges all skill levels of golfers whether you are a scratch golfer or just learning the game, The Groves is a perfect choice for you. UÊÀœÕ«Ê*>ÞÊUÊi>}ÕiÃÊUÊi“LiÀň«ÃÊUÊ œÀ«œÀ>ÌiÊ"Ṏ˜}ÃÊÊ UÊ*>ÞÊ >À`ÃÊUʘÌiÀÊ ÕLÊ*>ÞÊUÊ ˆ˜ˆVÃÊUÊ/œÕÀ˜>“i˜ÌÊ*>Þ

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

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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

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Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club

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ake Jovita Golf & Country Club is the “must play”in Dade City, FL (352) 588-9200 Florida. Surrounded by rolling hills, this spectacular Toll Free (877) 481-2652 652 36-hole facility was rated as one of the “Top 10 New www.lakejovitagolfcc.com com Upscale Courses in America” by Golf Digest in 2000. Both courses own a Golf Digest 4 1/2-Star rating and the North Course is rated #16 in Florida by Golfweek. STATISTICS: SOUTH COURSE Lake Jovita is a continuing host of PGA TOUR Q-Schools PAR: 72 YARDS RATING SLOPE Gold 7153 74.8 136 since 2002. Located a 20-minute drive northeast of Tampa, Blue 6690 72.2 133 Lake Jovita is ideally situated just a few minutes from I-75. White 6206 69.9 123 Red 5145 70.3 121 Lake Jovita is blessed with rippling terrain and tall hardSTATISTICS: NORTH COURSE woods that give it a North Carolina look. Freshwater lakes PAR: 72 YARDS RATING SLOPE Gold 7226 74.9 134 dot the landscape and quicken the pulse of an avid golfer. Blue 6863 72.9 131 Tom Lehman, the PGA Tour star who designed Lake White 6299 70.2 124 Jovita South, built greens with subtle, even confounding, Red 5184 69.1 117 STAFF & PERSONNEL contours. The North Course – with its fast, true greens – Architects ..................Tom Lehman boasts even more elevation changes than its sister course. Kurt Sandness Lake Jovita offers several “Stay and Play” packages as well General Manager .....Stephen Lee Dir. of Golf ............... Jonathan Lee as daily tee times for those not staying on-site. Visitors can Superintendent ........ Roy Wilshire stay at privately owned three-bedroom/two-bath Club Villas Membership & Villa Manager overlooking the 18th green. A 32,000-square-foot clubhouse ...................................Sharon Gebhart and a 15-acre practice facility complement the courses. 57 Map Key Number FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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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

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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

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Silverado Golf & Country Club Zephyrhills, FL

Home of the Zephyrhills Open

(813) 788-1225 Toll Free (800) 853-4653 www.golfsilverado.com

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ilverado (formerly Silver Oaks) is a shotmaker’s delight located in Zephyrhills, just north of Tampa. The secrets of this fine championship layout are being discovered by more people now than ever before, as the course has undergone significant image, conditioning and other capital improvements. Magnificent silver oak trees, many more than 100 years old, shade the clubhouse and practice facilities and frame many fairways. At Silverado, you’ll find excellent facilities and a cordial staff interested in seeing that all your experiences “among the oaks” are pleasant ones.

Home of the 7th Annual David Reutimann Charity Auction & Golf Tournament STATISTICS Par-71 Silver White Gold Red

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ne of Pasco’s best 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. Now managed by Pure Golf Management.

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ocated just 45 minutes North of Tampa, Brooksville Country Club’s contoured and rolling fairways, uphill and downhill elevation changes, meticulously maintained greens and the picturesque backdrop of four rock quarry holes create a breathtaking course and appeal. The 18-hole, par-72 championship course measuring 6,812 yards from the tips demands precision, requires imagination, and rewards shot making while affording playability from each tee length. Come play our spectacular rock quarry holes… you’ll experience nothing else like them in Hernando County! Directions: Take 41 and turn east on Croom Rd. (CR 480) for 1.2 miles. Turn right on Dogwood Estates and follow signs to course.

Tee times may be reserved up to 7 days in advance by calling the Pro Shop at (352) 798-8879. NOW BOOK ONLINE AT www.Brooksvillecc.com STATISTICS Par-72 Yards Rating Slope Black 6812 72.9 128 Blue 6357 70.8 123 White 6000 69.0 122 Gold 5645 70.1 120 Red 5300 70.6 118 PERSONNEL Architect .........................Bobby Weed General Manager ...........Jim Carman Superintendent ................Jim Larner

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Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club Brooksville, FL (352) 799-9908 www.hernandooaksgolf.com

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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. 38

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his gem, designed by renowned golf course architect Weeki Wachee, FL (352) 596-7888 Arthur Hills, offers an extraordinary golfing experience well worth the trip from anywhere in the Tampa (800) 232-1363 www.dunesgolfclub.com Bay area. Recently renovated, the Dunes features all-new TifDwarf Bermuda grass greens, new cart paths and an updated irrigation system. American Owned The dramatic rolling terrain is dominated by intimidating and Operated native sand dunes and a mature planned pine forest. Golfers Please call the Pro Shop for current rates. Corporate and Charican expect to encounter native wildlife such as wild turkey, table Outings are welcome. gopher tortoises, fox squirrels and the occasional deer or STATISTICS coyote. Par-72 Yards Rating Slope The golf course is a blend of modern day and old ScotBlack 7200 74.0 132 6767 72.2 129 tish design with the addition of trees. All vegetation is indig- Blue White 6222 69.8 122 enous to the area. You’ll find no palm trees at the Dunes. Gold 5803 66.9 115 Red 5007 68.8 113 Our friendly staff is committed to making your day at PERSONNEL the Dunes an enjoyable one. Ask about our “Preferred Player Architect................................Arthur Hills Director of Golf ......................Jim Cocchi Program.” The Dunes is located on U.S. Highway 19, 10 Teaching Pro ......Walter Newell, PGA miles north of S.R. 50 and Weeki Wachee. Superintendent .............Roger Edwards For information regarding “Stay and Play” group packages at Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, contact Starla Hayes Map Key Number 26 toll free at (800) 524-7733.

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The Southeast’s Best 36-Hole Complex

orld Woods Golf Club took one more step during the summer of 2010 toward meeting its goal of being the Southeast’s best 36-hole golf complex. The Rolling Oaks Course re-opened in November 2010 after a complete renovation. “Both courses at World Woods are in the best

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been re-surfaced with TifEagle Bermuda grass, chosen according to Cooke because “TifEagle best suits the topography and character of Rolling Oaks. TifEagle is the proven grass with no mutations based on all the choices we tested.” While Rolling Oaks’ contouring remains the same, the greens have been restored to their original size. This is a 20 percent expansion in the size of the greens prior to renovations. The Pine Barrens course remains a par 71 and Rolling Oaks remains a par 72, but both courses have extensive new teeing grounds resulting in extended yardages for both courses. Pine Barrens’ 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 course restroom facilities have been renovated as well.

Brooksville, FL (352) 796-5500 www.worldwoods.com Call the Pro Shop at (352) 796-5500 for current rates or tee times, or book online. ROLLING OAKS STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Elite 7333 74.8 132 Black 6873 72.3 129 Green 6438 70.3 121 White 5948 68.0 115 Red 5011 68.3 116 PINE BARRENS STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Elite 7237 75.3 133 Black 6817 72.5 131 Green 6316 70.2 125 White 5891 68.5 118 Red 4983 68.4 114 PERSONNEL Architect ............................ Tom Fazio VP & Dir. of Golf ....Stan Cooke, PGA Head Golf Pro ... Scott Wyckoff, PGA Host Professional ...Rick Kelso, PGA Superintendent . Jimbo Rawlings,GCSAA 81 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.

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

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

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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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Juliette Falls Dunnellon, FL (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com

For current rates or to reserve your tee time, visit us online at www.juliettefalls.com or call the Pro Shop at (352) 522-0309, ext. 1.

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n a state with over 2,000 golf courses, Juliette Falls ranks among the very finest. In fact, the January 2008 issue of Golf Magazine, designated it as one of the top ten best new courses in the country and in the 2011 GolfWeek Magazine rankings Juliette Falls is #6 in the state. Of course, when you start with a great piece of rolling land, a world-class architect in John Sanford, and a nothing less than perfection mentality, you’d expect exceptional results!

STATISTICS Par-72 Viking Platinum White Gold Red

Yards 7236 6729 6269 5747 5071

Rating Slope 75.4 143 72.6 139 70.4 130 67.8 124 69.3 123

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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. FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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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

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The River Club Bradenton, FL

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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

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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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Baypointe GC Public 3,167-2,384/63 (727) 595-2095 9399 Commodore Dr., Seminole 33776; Ulmerton west to Oakhurst. Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Semi-Private 6,614-5,143/71 (727) 581-5498 1501 Indian Rocks Rd., Belleair, 33576; East Bay W. to Indian Rocks Rd., then North to course. 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. Cove Cay Country Club Semi-Private 6,161-4,704/70 (727) 535-1406 2612 Cove Cay Dr., Clearwater, FL 33760; Off U.S. 19 1 mile north of East Bay Dr. Crescent Oaks CC Semi-Private 6,914-4,260/72 (727) 973-4653 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs 34688; On Eastlake Rd., 1/2 mile n. of Keystone Rd. Cypress Links Municipal 1,311/27 (727) 551-3333 875 62nd Ave., NE, St. Petersburg 33702; On 62nd Ave. N. 1 mile east of 4th St. Dunedin Golf Club Semi-Private 6,625-4,710/72 (727) 733-7836 1050 Palm Blvd., Dunedin 34698; East of U.S. Alt. 19 and South of Curlew Rd. East Bay Golf Club Semi-Private 6,462-5,193/71 (727) 581-3333 702 Country Club Dr., Largo 33771; 2 miles west of US 19 off East Bay Dr. Isla Del Sol Yacht & CC

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Babe Zaharias Golf Course Municipal 6,244-5,256/70 (813) 631-4374 27 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 61 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 25 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 26 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 26 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 28 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 28 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 27 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 27 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 30 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 30 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 29 5300 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd., Lutz 33558; 1/2 mile east of Veteran’s Expressway (SR 589) Exit #16. Westchase Golf Club Public 6,710-5,205/72 (813) 854-2331 31 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 32-33 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 34 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 35 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 34 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 36 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 36 23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O’ Lakes 34639; I-75 to SR 54, 7 miles west to Collier Pkwy. North 1 mile.

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Brooksville CC Semi-Private 6,752-5,402/72 (352) 796-8879 38 23446 Links Dr., Brooksville 34601; US Hwy. 41 to Croom Rd., East 1.2 miles. The Dunes Golf Club Semi-Private 7,195-5,034/72 (352) 596-7888 39 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 38 5230 Delacroix Dr., Brooksville 34604; Take Veterans Expwy. to Spring Hill Dr, Go east to 41, then north 1.4 mi. Ridge Manor Oaks Semi-Private 6,412-4,797/72 (352) 608-4800 67 34450 Whispering Oaks Blvd., Ridge Manor 33523; Off Hwy. 301 just north of SR 50. World Woods GC Public 36 Holes (352) 796-5500 40-41 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 42 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 7.199-5,327/72 (863) 682-3000 6200 Hwy. 33 North, Lakeland 33805; I-4 to SR 33 (Exit 38), south 1.4 miles to entrance

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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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Juliette Falls Semi-Private 7,236-5,071/72 (352) 522-0309 6933 SW 179th Ave. Rd., Dunnellon 34432; I-75 (Exit 352) to SR 40 west, go 16 miles.

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GOLFER’S GUIDE NEWS Local Golf News from the Greater Tampa Bay Area ■ Crescent Oaks Golf Club Now Open To The Public

Crescent Oaks joins the Ace Golf family that includes Wentworth Golf Club also in Tarpon Springs, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa and Ace Golf Ranges in Brandon and Riverview. For the first time since it was founded in 1989, Crescent Oaks will be open to public play as a semi-private club, and will still maintain an exclusive membership at what was once one of the more active golf clubs in the Tampa Bay area. The new club opened Saturday, October 1st. This is the second golf course purchased this year by Tampa Bay-area owned Ace Golf. Ace purchased private Went-worth Golf Club in January, opened the club to public play, and added a new Irish Pub that opens this week. All three Ace Golf Courses will offer reciprocal membership privileges - a member of one club is a member at all three for no additional fees. Dues at each club have also been lowered to be even FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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more competitive. Crescent Oaks had closed its doors unexpectedly in October 2010 when the prior ownership failed. The course was returned to the bank, and Ace Golf agreed to buy it in July 2011. Under a cooperative agreement, Wells Fargo allowed Ace Golf to immediately begin renovations and take over maintenance. Since July, Ace has installed all-new TifEagle Bermuda greens on all 18 holes and completely renovated the clubhouse and other amenities. Located in the East Lake area of north Pinellas County, Crescent Oaks Golf Club has long been one of the more popular clubs due to its interesting golf course layout with long, wide fairways on 198 acres abutting the Brooker Creek Preserve. The Steve Smyers’ designed par-72 golf course is one of several highend courses that he designed in the area, including sister club Wentworth just two miles south, Old Memorial in Tampa, Grand Pines and Isleworth in Orlando, and Southern Dunes in Haines City. The club also features a world-class clay-court tennis facility, pool, large banquet center and a new fitness center. Crescent Oaks also has a driving range, practice putting green and short game area. According to Crescent Oaks Homeowner’s Association President John Miolla, “the whole community is excited about the very visible renovation of the club and the Ace Golf ownership”. “Ace has a good reputation for keeping their golf courses in great condi-

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tion and upgrading service levels. The Crescent Oaks community of 444 homes overwhelmingly approved the change to semi-private as they felt outside play would ensure ongoing maintenance and services at a high level. The addition of Wentworth Golf Club to the Crescent Oaks membership further adds icing to the cake.” This won’t be the first time that Ace Golf has taken a struggling golf club and completely turned it around through investment, careful operation and active marketing. In 2005, Ace Golf purchased the Pebble Creek Golf Club, added new greens and an Irish Pub, renovated extensively, returned the club to profitability and nearly doubled the number of members and rounds played there. Early this year, Ace purchased the Wentworth Golf Club from its members. The club already had new greens and very high-end facilities but was struggling financially. Ace has already turned that club around by improving service, adding outside play, marketing events, and now adding the newly opened Irish Pub patterned after its successful Mulligan’s Irish Pub at Pebble Creek. Ace Golf is family-owned by married couple and long-term residents Bill Place and Su Lee. Place and Lee, both former GTE Executives, started Ace Golf 18 years ago as Tampa-area Golf Practice Range facilities that included Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, and Golf Pro Shops. The company operates Golf Ranges in Brandon and Riverview in addition to golf courses Pebble Creek, Wentworth and now Crescent Oaks. “Both Su and I are actively involved in the business full-time”, Place says, “and have been successful because we operate carefully, re-invest in the properties, and make sure Continued on page 60

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we deliver a consistently great product.” Besides the new greens, Ace Golf will re-do all the bunkers, repair bridges and cart paths, restore fairways, and add a state-of-the-art radio controlled irrigation system. New golf carts just arrived. In the clubhouse, the interiors have been re-done with new carpet, paint, and fixtures. A new roof was installed and the landscaping has been re-done before its opening on October 1st. To lead the new Crescent Oaks Golf Club, Ace Golf has hired PGA Professional Jerry Couzynse, who previously worked as Director of Golf at Emerald Greens Country Club in Tampa. To make a tee time to play Crescent Oaks, call 727 937-4653 (GOLF). Their website is www.crescentoaksgolf.com and the physical address is 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs, 34688. All guests will be admitted through the Crescent Oaks community gate off Eastlake Road just north of Keystone Road. ■ Plantation Palms Golf Club Now Owned By Three Native Americans Across the country native american tribal nations are building and buying golf courses. The tribal purchases of golf courses are to support the transition from gaming only to that of destination resorts. Golf is the natural addition to the casino, hotel and restaurant businesses. But for all of the tribal acquisitions, there is not a golf course owned by native american individuals until now. Right here in the Tampa area in nearby Land O Lakes three native americans... Mitch Osceola, Jayson Ray and Steve McDonald have purchased the Plantation Palms Golf Club. Their company, MJS Golf Group (Mitch, Jayson, Steve) took over possession and management of the golf course on April 30th of this year. Immediately

the welcoming ways of the native people started to be reflected in the customer service efforts of the staff. Mitch, Jayson and Steve are members of three different tribes. They became friends because of their love for the game of golf. Because of golf, three guys from south Florida, Oregon and Kansas have become friends and are now in business together. Mitch Osceola, as a graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy, is a real student of the golf swing and has been a leader and proponent of golf for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Jayson Ray has been active in the world of golf through his First Nations Golf Association, a pro tour for native americans. Jayson and Steve have coordinated and run numerous competitive golf events for native americans of all ages. Steve McDonald is a twentysix year member of the PGA and has distinguished himself through his play, Native American National Senior Champion, and in recent years his support of the First Tee Association in his native Topeka, Kansas. Want to meet some golf course owners who really know golf? Plantation Palms and MJS is the place to go. The MJS Golf Group is dedicated to golf and now is focused on making Plantation Palms Golf Course your home for golf as well as theirs. ■ Ridge Manor Oaks Welcomes Daily Fee Play Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club or ‘THE RIDGE’ and the city of Ridge Manor have been ‘Snowbird’ destinations for over a half a century. Ridge Manor Oaks, formerly Whispering Oaks Country Club, is the oldest golf course in Hernando County, established in 1954. This semi-private facility is greatly Continued on page 62

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CHEVAL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 2011-12 Exclusive Offer

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heval Golf & Country Club is a private club dedicated to providing a quality experience to its members and their guests. Located in Lutz, just 30 minutes north of Tampa International Airport, Cheval is a premier facility offering extraordinary golf and world-class tennis. Under new ownership, the Cheval 18-hole championship golf course has been completely renovated including new Champions Bermuda greens, re-built bunkers, and an updated irrigation system. The Cheval clubhouse has also undergone extensive renovations including men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, golf shop, main dining room and Player’s Lounge overlooking Lake Cheval. You are invited to experience one of Tampa Bay’s finest country clubs as a “Member for the Day”. Before you play, work on your short game at the club’s outstanding practice facility; and after your round, relax at the Courtside Cabana Tiki Bar overlooking a competition length swimming pool. Cheval is conveniently located off the Veterans Expressway (589) and Dale Mabry Highway. To reserve a tee.time up to 7 days in advance, call the Cheval Pro Shop at (813) 949-4239, extension 1.

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improved since being renovated and reopened in 2009 by Former PGA Tour & Champions Tour Player Bob Carson. The Course has two distinct nines: The front nine is ‘The Oaks’ with narrow fairways hugged by numerous hundredyear-old oak trees. The back is ‘The Dunes’ which is more open, with waste bunkers and links- style grasses bordering the fairways. The re-designed greens are now larger with increased undulation that will test your skills. ‘The Ridge is Unique’. A fun layout that is not too long, it is a course that you will never be bored with and with the two distinct nines, has challenges to meet the needs of golfers of all skill levels. The Ridge is also affordable. To make a tee time, call the Pro Shop at (352) 608-4800. The Ridge is located just north of Dade City and just east of Brooksville,

40 minutes north of Tampa. ■ Meilus Muscular Therapy And Sports Offers Robotic Therapy Would you like to have longer drives? If you have pain, would you like to be able to play pain free? Then come to Meilus Muscular Therapy & Sports, Inc. to make those and other changes in just “One Visit”! Robotic therapy is a non-invasive therapy designed to make corrections in areas of the body feeling pain. The therapy is used with an engineering approach by Meilus Muscular Therapy & Sports, Inc. A patient’s body is analyzed to determine the source of pain before starting therapy with the robot. Once the pain is identified, the robot uses a manipulation wand to apply gentle pressure to the connective tissue that is causing the pain. The muscle returns to its normal state by releasContinued on page 66

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3T Sports Academy And CFC Golf Join Forces Precision + Integrity = Results

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oby Daniels of the 3T Sports Academy recently teamed up with Matt Carsello of CFC Golf to offer a truly unique experience to local golfers. They are now a one-stop shop where golfers of all skill levels can go for a complete dynamic club fitting AND computerized swing analysis. All done in air conditioned comfort at the 3T Sports Academy studio in Clearwater. Acccording to the USGA, only 15 percent of all golfers will ever break 90. Only 10 percent will shoot less than 85 and only two percent will ever score in the 70’s. According to Tom Wishon, former Senior Equipment Consultant to the PGA and Golf Digest, the two percent who can score in the 70’s have two common denominators: (1) They have 14 clubs in their bags precision fit and built by a professional clubmaker and (2) They all have had lessons from a quali-

fied teaching professional. If you bought your current set of clubs off the rack, the chances of them fitting you properly are slim. Matt will take your clubs through a vigorous 21-point precision club fitting and diagnostics to determine if your clubs fit. If they don’t fit, he can retro-fit your clubs – from driver to putter – to fit you perfectly. The next step is to have your swing analyzed by Toby. He combines simulator technology with high speed motion analysis software that gives you instant visual feedback not available at other training facilities. The branded PGA Tour Simulator uses 3Trak, the most accurate ball flight system available today. See coupon below for special limitedtime offer forPprofessional Club Fitting and Computerized Swing Analysis. You will not believe the difference in your equpment and your game! ■

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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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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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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.

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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.

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ing waste build up. When the build up is gone, the tissue is softened which allows the restoration of normal blood flow to promote further healing. Meilus Muscular Therapy & Sports, Inc. specializes in controlling pain without pills or herbs, improving health/performance and providing sports therapy through the lengthening of muscles. They have helped many people in various sports including golf, tennis, running, cycling, softball, soccer, baseball and football using patented Therbo Robots™. A “New Tool” to the traditional techniques of massage, physical therapy and medicine, they take a more holistic view of the body; they see different parts of the body functioning together as a whole. They also help those with pain, bad health, muscular diseases/disorders as well as improving athletic performance and injury prevention. They provide education in the clinic about your muscles and how to use the robots. If you have any health problem or pain, Meilus Muscular Therapy & Sports, Inc. can probably help ■ Hole-In-One Report David Shealy Brooksville CC #5 4/23/2011 Joseph Ferraro Lexington Oaks #13 7/20/2011 Robbie Hawk Mangrove Bay #11 8/19/2011 To report your hole in one, FAX information to 727/527-0087 or mail to: Golfer’s Guide, P.O. Box 55206, St. Petersburg, FL 33732.

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Sunday and Monday ((7:55 AM Shotgun starts both days) and dinner and auction at The Nielsen Company in Oldsmar on Sunday evening. Dinner will be provided by Lee Roy Selmon’s Restaurants. Proceeds support the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy programs that provide at risk children a way to overcome adversity in a unique way: through the game of golf. Chi Chi’s is the only golf course in the world whose proceeds are used to benefit children’s programs. Academy programs include: Public School; The First Tee of Clearwater; Boys & Girls Club at Chi Chi’s After School; and Community Service programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Tournament Director Nancy Agnew at (727) 726-8829, x209 or nancy@chichi.org. ■ American Singles Golf Assn. Tampa Bay Chapter The American Singles Golf Association (ASGA) is a national organization with chapters throughout the U.S. Tampa Bay Members range in age from 45 to 70 years with the majority being in their 50’s. If you are single (i.e., divorced, widowed, legally separated or never married) and enjoy meeting others through the game of golf, you are invited to inquire about membership. The Tampa Bay chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month (except December) at Crabby Bills, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa 33607. Cost at the door is $3 which includes a raffle ticket. Food can be ordered from the menu and a cash bar is available. Doors open at 6:00 PM and meetings begin at 7:00 PM. For more information, visit www.tampabaysinglesgolf.com. Upcoming Schedule: Sun. Nov. 20 Heritage Harbor FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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• County Golf Association Thurs. Nov. 3 Seminole Lake Mon. Nov. 7 ELW (S) Thurs. Nov. 10 Bardmoor Mon. Nov. 14 Cypress Run Thurs. Nov. 17 Seminole Lake Mon. Nov. 21 Crescent Oaks Thurs. Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Mon. Nov. 28 Innisbrook (S) Thurs. Dec. 1 Seminole Lake Mon. Dec. 5 St. Pete CC Thurs. Dec. 8 Isla Del Sol Mon. Dec. 12 ELW (N) Thurs. Dec. 15 Seminole Lake Mon. Dec. 19 Feather Sound Thurs. Dec. 22 TBA Regular and senior (55+) men’s & ladies’ divisions. Call (727) 446-6644, visit countygolf.com or e-mail: CGA@countygolf.com . • Senior Golf Association Thurs. Nov. 3 The Eagles Mon. Nov. 7 Heritage Harbor Thurs. Nov. 10 Northdale Mon. Nov. 14 Countryside CC Thurs. Nov. 17 Wentworth Mon. Nov. 21 ELW (N) Thurs. Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Mon. Nov. 28 Bayou Club Thurs. Dec. 1 Beacon Woods Mon. Dec. 5 Timber Greens Thurs. Dec. 8 Hernando Oaks Mon. Dec. 12 Countryside CC Thurs. Dec. 15 Lansbrook Mon. Dec. 19 Plantation Palms Thurs. Dec. 22 Wentworth Mon. Dec. 26 Bardmoor Weds. Dec. 28 River Wilderness Greater Tampa Bay’s best golf value. Open to seniors 50 and older. Call (813) 8189831, visit www.golf4seniors.net or e-mail: seniorgolf@tampabay.rr.com. ■

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• A Message From The Chapter President On behalf of the over 325 PGA golf professionals and apprentices of the West Central Chapter, we hope your summer has been a great one...both on and off the course. We are all hoping for a fall season of less rain, cooler temps and plenty of opportunities to play and practice. Congratulations go to Stan Cooke from World Woods for winning the Senior Match Play Championship. Results from the regular division will be in the next issue. Our most prestigious event every year is the Chapter Championship. This year we competed at beautiful Feather Sound Country Club. A big thanks goes out to Andy Crowe and his staff for being great hosts. This year’s winners were Randy Mosley from the Vinoy and Chris Slattery from Avila. Congratulations to both on their fine play. The chapter has a new event on November 7th at Countryside Country Club. It’s our first-ever Chapter Ryder Cup, with two 24-player teams competing over three nine-hole matches. The first match is alternate shot, second best ball and the final matches are singles. Chris Slattery and Randy Mosley are team captains. In December we will be having our annual PGA Holiday Night where we honor our PGA award winners and say thanks to our many sponsors. Listed below are the 2011 award winners: FALL/WINTER 2011-12

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Golf Professional of the Year: John Falcone, Dunedin GC Teacher of the Year: Tim Polce, Pasadena Hills Driving Range Horton Smith (Education): Rick Sopka, Mangrove Bay GC Bill Strausbaugh (Club Relations): Rich Unger, Hernando Oaks GC Junior Golf Leader: Rick Waltman, First Tee of St. Petersburg Merchandiser of the Year (Private): Jonathan Powell, Mountain Lake CC Merchandiser of the Year (Public): Travis Daniels, Juliette Falls Merchandiser of the Year (Resort): Stephen Johnson, Renaissance Vinoy Resort Assistant of the Year: Kent Magilligan, Southern Hills Plantation Amateur of the Year: Joe Capello, Capello Jewelry Sales Rep of the Year: Melissa Tate, Titleist Golf President’s Plaque (PGA Growth of the Game) Jon Johnson, The Downs Golf Patriot Award: Ken Juhn, Terrace Hill GC Congratulations to all our PGA award winners. We hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season and we’ll see you on the golf course – Jon Johnson, President

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Do You Putt With Good Intentions? By Brian Moore, PGA Instructor at The Downs Golf Practice Facility

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here are many different pieces that go into the puzzle of great putting, ranging from set-up, grip style, stroke preference (straight back-straight thru or arcing) to style of putter. These are the elements of putting that can actually be measured and where most instruction and attention is focused. All of these elements are certainly important to some degree, but, intent or conviction of one’s stroke may be the most important of all. Have you ever had one of those days when just about every putt you faced seemed to find the bottom of the cup? Your confidence level with the putter grew more and more as the round progressed. Could it be that Tiger Woods had possibly taken over the controls of your body for the day? Chances are that on those magical days you had a very clear intent on what you wanted to do with each putt and then went ahead and did it without any mental static. You read the putt, made a decision on the line to take and then - without any thought of mechanics or doubt - you “sent” the ball down your intended line with absolute intent and a “convicted” stroke. Lets go back to Tiger for just a moment. It seems that whenever he REALLY needed to make an important putt coming down the stretch of a big tournament he was somehow able to get the job done. Think about it for a moment. Tiger’s eyes casting a fiery hot gaze back and forth from the ball to the hole that seemed to burn a trail right into the cup. You could just sense that he was going to make it

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as you sat in suspense on the edge of your couch. Guess what? Tiger knew it too. He waited to putt the ball until he was totally convinced that he had the right line and a clear “intent” in his mind’s eye. He then stroked the ball to where his intense gaze had been focused just moments before. No other thoughts such as “what if?” penetrated his mind at this time. Just a very intense awareness of where he wanted to send the ball. So, just how do you get better at putting with clear intent and conviction? The same way that you get to Carnegie Hall. Practice! The next time that you go to the practice green, take one ball and set it 6-10 feet from the cup. Get behind the ball and low to the ground and “stare” it into the cup. Don’t get up until your minds eye can see the ball tracking across the green and into the cup. Address the ball and allow your eyes to track back and forth on your intended line from the ball to the cup. Take one last intense gaze at the edge of the cup and then use your instinct to “send’ the ball where you last looked. Having good stroke mechanics is nice, but learning to putt with clear intent and a convicted stroke will help to mitigate little flaws in your stroke! Brian Moore has over 10 years of teaching experience and has studied under several well known instructors including Jim McLean and Marius Filmalter. He is also a TOMI certified putting instructor. To schedule a lesson, call Brian at (813) 854-4946 or e-mail: bjm21573@aol.com. ■

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