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Two terrific pros We spend a lot of ink on our local professionals and I’m not going to back down from that. It’s a great profession and I’m proud to have these people in my community. Let’s look at two in particular: Mike Lynch, as you know, is the president of the local chapter. Now, he’s also the secretary of the North Florida Section, which puts him in line to be president. (The Section is made up of four chapters, including ours.) The significance, to me, is that Mike won an election over several other candidates, all from the center of the state. In numbers, that’s where the votes are, but Mike came out on top on the first ballot at the annual meeting in Orlando earlier this month.

(a big guy, in other words) and he has a gift of gab that you’d like to have. In fact, one of my co-workers told him that he’s be glad to have him handle his funeral. (Bill actually is going to do a pal’s wedding this year.) Turns out that he was a star of the podium at the PGA meeting in Orlando. Bill gave the nominating speech for Mike Lynch and reports came back about it. Not to take away from Mike’s record, one guy said, but Bill’s fervor was a big factor in the election. <<< I like what I hear about the Underwood Cup matches. Used to be that it really was becoming a social event. Now, I’m getting the feeling that things are a bit chippy. Can’t wait for February. <<< Comments? I’m at brian@jaxgolfmag.com.

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He’s now third in line to be president. A great honor. Now, Russ Libby. Russ already has been Section president -- we haven’t had one since -- and he was inducted into the Section’s Hall of Fame at the meeting.

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He’s already in our Hall of Fame around here for taking Hidden Hills and returning it to one of the area’s premiere clubs. He and his family bought the club when times were shaky and it now is stable and, I presume, mak-

The leadership that these two have given us has been a great thing for every other pro, not only in the Chapter but also in the Section. When you’re part of an organization, I think, it’s your duty to do what you can to help that organizations. These guys do. <<< One of the things that a PGA pro really doesn’t need is the ability to do well in public speaking. Certainly, it’s a great attribute for any profession, but this isn’t a requirement, like you’d have if you were a pastor or a politician. That leads me to Bill Hughes, who runs the golf operation at the TPC Sawgrass. He’s a commanding presence

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Timuquana won the annual Jacksonville Area GA Club Team Championship at Deerwood last month, besting 24 other area clubs. The team consisted of (from left) pro Tom Pannier, Michael McKenny, Fred Seely and Jack Fraleigh Sr. Fernandina Beach was second followed by Queen’s Harbour, Hyde Park, Jacksonville G&CC, Hidden Hills and Selva Marina.

Three get JAGA awards Pro Jim Howard and amateurs Steve Wyand and Lee Crowe are the 2011 award winners for the Jacksonville Area GA. Howard, director of golf at Ponte Vedra, was named Professional of the Year and Wyand, a director from Sawgrass, was given the Director of the Year award. Crowe, the immediate past president, received the Red Gossman Award for “service to the association over a sustained basis.” The late Gossman was a former JAGA executive secretary. The awards were determined by the JAGA officers and presented

Streightiff and Crowe.

by President Bob Streightiff after the Club Team Championship at Deerwood last month. Howard and Wyand could not be present, and Streightiff presented those awards at their home clubs.

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Hyde Park: Jim Cook, Pat Andreu, pro Gary Murfitt and Bill Drake.

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Gators ‘12, local schedules and Tebow Just to make sure you know your Gator football team will win some games next year, here are their three chippies: Louisiana LafayFred Seely ette, Bowling Green and Jacksonville State. How much do they get for a visit to Florida Field? Dunno about two of them, but Louisiana Lafayette will take home $950,000 to help heal the bruises. <<< Scheduling is always tricky so let’s encourage our leaders to get together before they put 2012 in stone. It was too bad that two of the bigger events conflicted last month: the local PGA Chapter’s Tournament of Champions Pro-Am and the Jacksonville Area GA’s Club Team Championship, also a pro-am. <<< Underway: Jacksonville U’s golf practice facility. It’s where the old par 3 course used to be, down on the river. Thank Marsh Landing owner Chester Stokes for the major donation. <<< And JU’s rival, UNF, continues its march toward lots of national recognition. A recent Golfweek poll had the Ospreys No. 5 nationally, way ahead of anyone else in the state . <<< We’ve all heard all the analysis we can stand about the Jaguars’ recent newsmaking events and the most certain thing is that new owner Shahid Khan might be the city’s most popular guy even though few know him. Much as everyone likes Wayne Weaver, people finally were realizing that his days were about to become another Bobby Bowden/Joe Paterno saga. <<< You’ve noticed that our Tim Tebow keeps praying on the sidelines, but

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did you notice the two Detroit Lions players who mocked his prayerful pose when they scored on Denver? That insult generated zero criticism in the media, you may have noted. But can you imagine the furor if someone mocked a Muslim who prayed during a game? <<< It might be understood if some people change their name. One surely is Gerry Sandusky, the Baltimore Ravens’ play-by-play announcer. <<< If you’re a desperate Ohio State football fan, are you sure about Urban Meyer? Two national titles, for sure: one with Ron Zook’s players and the other with St. Tebow. And look what he left behind. <<< Times are tough financially but people still keep coming up with checks for the Jacksonville Area GA scholarship fund. latest: $3,815 from Selva Marina, $600 from Jacksonville Beach’s Barhoppers group. <<< Quick now, name the U.S. pair that won this year’s World Cup. <<< Tom Coughlin hasn’t changed since his Jaguar days. The New York Post refers to the Giants coach as “Tommy Tight Pants.” <<<

Nice move by Underwood Cup amateur captain Billy Varn — he’s having a dinner for his team with former PGA Tour commish Deane Beman as the speaker. You might not remember that Beman was the best amateur of his day (once Jack Nicklaus turned pro) and played in four Walker Cup matches. <<< Not sure what the Jacksonville mayor plans to do about sports. We badly need someone to oversee everything and bring everyone together, and City Hall doesn’t seem to be operating on the necessary cylinders to fill the much-ballyhooed job. Incumbent Mike Bouda is capable but we also hear talk that JU Athletics Director Alan Verlander might be enticed to move downtown. <<< Fun to watch TV shots of San Diego Chargers’ placekicker Nick Novak relieving himself on the sidelines. Didn’t think there was another sport where they did that. <<< — Fred Seely is editor of Jacksonville Golf and Sports and can be reached at 904-383-7587.

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Cover Story

Henry Tuten Gator Bowl Pro-Am

Fourth hole at San Jose.

Founded: 1965 (one year; resumed in 1977.) Why founded: Its founder, Henry Tuten, wanted a good event at year’s end. Past locations: Numerous, but most were played on a Long Point-Deerwood rotation. Last year was San JoseDye’s Valley. Defending champions: Pro Rob Bradley and amateurs Rob Shiller, Major Forbess and Scott Schroeder. It brings together the best of our best and moves this year to two of our best courses. The Henry Tuten Gator Bowl Pro-Am will be Dec. 15-16 and, for the first time, will be played at two private, equity courses that originally were designed by Donald Ross. The opening round will be at Timuquana, a noon shotgun. The next day will be played with tee times at San Jose. As always, the field will feature just about every strong local player, pro and amateur alike. The format is one best ball scratch, so the contending teams need to be birdie machines. The lure of the two private clubs should bring a full field of 36 teams with the winners adding their names to a trophy laden with names of ex-

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Top players expected: Vijay Singh, Bud Cauley, Mark McCumber, Jeff Klauk and Leonard Thompson. Teams expected: 36. Spectators: Both rounds are open to the public. No spectator carts will be available.

San Jose Founded: 1925. Why founded: As a golf course for the nearby resort hotel (now The Bolles School.) Location: Southside. Type club: Private, equity. Club president: Rob Sandlin. Head professional: Todd Bork (right). Par: 72. Yardage (back tees): 6,921. The pro’s key to winning: “Getting your tee shot in the proper position to approach the pin. You don’t want to be trying birdie putts when you have to go over some of the humps in our greens.”

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Northern Chapter PGA

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The Northern Chapter is once again the champion of the North Florida PGA. The Chapter’s team bested teams from the North Florida PGA’s other three chapters last month at St. Johns G&CC to win the Porter Cup competition. The event formerly was known as the Chapter Challenge but was renamed to honor Jerry Porter, the longtime Section executive director who retired three years ago. The team, captained by Ray Barr of Jacksonville G&CC, got three wins from Clint Avret of Timuquana, Cary Splane of Marsh Creek and Tom Stecker of St. Johns GC for nine of their total 19 points. Each chapter played head-to-head with the other three. The East Central chapter was next at 15.5 followed by the Southwest with 13 and the West Central with 12.5. Other members of the Northern Chapter team were Mike Broderick, Palencia; Richie Bryant, Pablo Creek; Todd Bork, San Jose; Brad Rollinson, unattached; Spencer Brown, Selva Marina; Gerry James, CenterForce Golf; and Nate Manis, Slammer and Squire.

Gainesville wins ‘Champions’ pro-am The Gainesville CC team of pro Sean Solodovnick and amateurs Brandt Frenchman, John Jones and Dan Spiess won the Northern Chapter PGA’s Tournament of Champions Pro-Am last month at Amelia National. They had plus 24 in the Stableford competition, two better than the St. Johns GC team of pro Tom Stecker and amateurs Randy Slocum, Dale Hrach and Rick Duchame. Cary Splane of Marsh Creek was low pro at 66 and also had the fourth place team with amateurs Joe Lopinto, Bob Marshall and Jim Liakos. Gerry James of CenterForce Golf and partners Jim Ross, Chris Rybecki and Jerry Kamis were third at plus 18. Stecker’s 69 was second best among the pros with Solodovnick and Broc Nell of Omni Amelia Island Plantation next at 70. It was the final event of the 2011 Northern Chapter PGA season.

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Dec. 13: Directors, Fleming Island.

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Jan. 17: Directors, Blue Cypress.

Jan. 11: Dye’s Valley.

Feb. 14: Directors, Eagle Harbor.

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Dec. 12: Hidden Hills.

Dec. 12: Partners Pro-Am, TBA.

Jan. 18: Eagle Harbor.

Feb. 21-22: Underwood Cup, Timuquana.

Jan. 25: South Hampton.

Mar. 13: Directors, Amelia River.

Feb. 1: Selva Marina.

Apr. 17: Directors, Mill Cove.

Feb. 15: Ponte Vedra Ocean.

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June 25: Directors, TBA July 17: Directors, Timuquana. Aug. 20: Directors, Sawgrass.

Feb. 8: North Hampton.

Mar. 7: San Jose. Mar. 14: Plantation.

Sept. 18: Directors, TBA.

Mar. 21: Amelia Island Plantation Ocean.

Oct. 16: Directors, TBA.

Mar. 28: St Johns G&CC.

Nov. 19: Directors, San Jose.

Apr. 4: Queen’s Harbour.

Dec. 18: Directors, TBA.

Apr. 18: Hyde Park.

Florida State GA www.fsga.org April 10-12: Senior, Lake Wales. May 7-11: Women’s Amateur, Weston. June 11-12: Girls Junior, Lecanto. June 21-24: Men’s Amateur, Jupiter. July 10-12: Boys Junior, Sawgrass. July 20-22: Florida Open, Bradenton. Aug. 9-12: Match Play, Orlando. Oct. 4-7: Mid-Amateur, Vero Beach.

March 22-25: Arnold Palmer Invitational, Orlando. April 6-9: Masters, Augusta. May 10-13: Players, TPC Stadium.

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Jan. 16: LPGA Champions. Feb. 13: Pine Course at Palm Coast.

Apr 25: Jacksonville Beach.

Dec. 6, All association, Deerwood.

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USGA Qualifiers None scheduled.

Dec. 15-16: Henry Tuten Gator Bowl Pro-Am, Timuquana and San Jose.

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North Florida PGA www.nfpga.com No events scheduled.

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Founded: 1923. Why founded: Members of nearby Florida Country Club wanted a family-type club. Location: Ortega. Type club: Private, equity. Club president: Dan Wolff. Head professional: Clint Avret (left). Par: 72. Yardage (back tees): 6,888. The pro’s key to winning: “The par 5’s can be reached. And not for just birdies — it’s how many eagles a team can make.”

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Cup teams selected The 2012 Underwood Cup teams have been selected with the majority of players coming off a points system and the remainder named by the respective captains. The Ryder Cup-like matches will be February 21-22 at Timuquana with better ball and alternate shot matches on the opening day and singles on the final day. The pro team includes Player of the Year Brad Rollinson and Cary Splane, who finished second in the 2011 points. The amateurs have a mix of veteran and new players led by David Anthony, Mike Bodney and Gate Invitational low amateur Nate Mosby.

It will be the 20th renewal of the matches with the pros holding a slim 9-8-3 edge. The amateurs won last year by one point. The captains are pro Tommy Aycock and amateur Billy Varn. Each has an assistant, Mike Lynch for the pros

and Mike Bodney for the amateurs, but Varn added a second assistant captain, Mike Ellison, because Bodney made the team. Aycock had four captain’s choices; Varn had three. Each also can name an alternate.

Professional team Clint Avret, Todd Bork, Mike Broderick, Spencer Brown, Richie Bryant, Santiago Cavanaugh, Gerry James, Broc Nell, Charles Raulerson, Brad Rollinson, Cary Splane, Tom Stecker Captain: Tommy Aycock. Assistant captain: Mike Lynch.

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On the road: here’s how

Going somewhere to play golf and you don’t know where to play? • Sight unseen, it’s always a guess (no matter how much research you do, you can’t find out if they rake the bunkers daily) but here are some tips to make it an educated guess: • The obvious: check with your pals to see if they’ve played courses in that area. • Check a tee times website. There are several and a good one is The Golf Channel’s golfnow.com, which covers most states. Good discounts but don’t just sign up — do plenty of research. For instance, the course you like may be cramming in foursomes at seven-minute intervals. • Almost every good course has its own website. Don’t believe everything you see, of course, as there’s going to be plenty of hyperbole, but you can get the basic information. • Don’t go by the published rates; you’ll be surprised at the difference when you call the pro shop. Especially when you let them choose the tee time. • Ask any PGA pro. They network and your pro might know a good course for you. If your pro is a good pal, he or she might even make a call to see if they can give you what’s known as the “pro’s rate.” • Call your hotel, if you’re staying in one. Most have arrangements with area courses. The better the hotel, the better the courses.

• No matter how you’ve chosen a course, don’t commit until you ask some basic questions — for instance, have they just overseeded? • Most populated areas have a consortium of hotels and courses like our Florida’s First Coast of Golf. Of course, they only promote those who have joined their association, but that probably doesn’t leave out many as good promoters see the value. • Doesn’t hurt to call the PGA Section office in that area and ask advice. You can find the Section phone numbers at www.pga.com. • If you’re going to an exotic place, check with a travel agent. Yes, they’ll get a commission (from the course, not you) if they book your tee time, but they also know they’ll have to answer to you when you return. • If you’re flying, consider shipping your clubs to the course (or your rental car location) via UPS or FedEx. Might not cost much more than what you’ll pay the airline and you won’t have to haul them around. • Just because a club lists itself as “private” doesn’t mean it won’t accept outside play. You may have to get a pro to call, or you may be able to get on by yourself. If it’s a good course that you want to play, go ahead and try. All they can do is say no, plus they may suggest a good alternative.

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Masters at Amelia River

Senior Gross: Faye Shepherd. Senior Net: Bertha Frazier. Super Senior Gross: Linda Scott. Super Senior Net: Chris Moyer.

Flight winners: Kyle Tucker, Graydon Kent, Jake Nelson, Mary Rodgers.

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Flight winners: Carol Williams, Joan Rump, Diane Gifford, Nam Sook Lee, Joyce Moore.

Flight winners: Ryan Brown, Alex Whitchers, Sam Ohno, Elizabeth Fuentes.

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Northern Chapter Tournament of Champions at Amelia National Team: Gainesville pro Sean Solodovnick and amateurs Brandt Frenchman, John Jones and Dan Spiess

Seniors at Eagle Landing Flight winners: Randy Simmons, Jeff Scott.

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First Tee/Golf Channel Invitational at Slammer and Squire First Tee of St. Johns: Spencer Schindler, Gabriel Bell, Nicholas Jahn, and Troy Kennedy.

JAGA Club Team Championship 1. Timuquana. 2. Fernandina Beach. 3. Queen’s Harbour. 4. Hyde Park. 5. Jacksonville G&CC. 6. Hiddden Hill. 7. Selva Marina.

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Selva Marina Selva Marina Blvd. north of Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach. Range. 246-3144.

Course Directory PUBLIC Bent Creek 103rd St. on Westside. Range. 779-0800.

UNF Golfplex At University of North Florida. Three holes. Range. 620-2050.

South Hampton CR 210 west of I-95. Range. 287-7529.

SEMI-PRIVATE

St. Johns Golf & Country Club CR 210 west of I-95. Range. 940-3200.

Blue Cypress Off University Blvd. in Arlington. Range. 762-1971.

Amelia River Amelia Island Parkway. Range. 491-8500.

Windsor Parke Hodges Blvd. north of Butler Blvd. Range. 223-4653.

Cecil Field 103rd St. on Westside. Range. 778-5245.

Champions Club at Julington Creek Off SR 13 in Mandarin. Range. 287-4653.

PRIVATE

Deerfield Lakes Lem Turner Rd. just south of Callahan. Range. 879-1210.

Cimarrone CR 210 west of I-95. Range. 287-2000.

Fernandina Beach Amelia Island Parkway. Range. 800-646-5997

Country Club of Orange Park West end of Kingsley Ave. in Orange Park. Range. 276-7664.

First Tee of Jacksonville Golfair Blvd. west of I-95 North. Nine holes. Range. 924-0401.

Cypress at Grand Club Palm Coast. Range. 386-437-5807.

First Tee of St. Johns County. Three holes. SR 207, St. Augustine. 810-2231. Hyde Park Northern dead end of Jammes Rd. on Westside. Range. 786-5410. Jacksonville Beach Penman Rd. south of Beach Blvd. Range. 247-6184. Mill Cove Monument Rd. in Arlington. Range. 642-6140.

Eagle Harbor CR 220 in Fleming Island. Range. 269-9300.

These clubs are private and are open to the public only for special events. Amelia National Off A1A west of Fernandina Beach. Range. 652-0660. Deercreek North of Avenues Mall on Southside Blvd. Range. 363-1507. Deerwood Baymeadows Rd. west of Southside Blvd. Range. 642-5917. Glen Kernan Hodges Blvd. north of Butler Blvd. Range. 646-1116.

Eagle Landing OakLeaf Plantation. Range. 291-5600.

Grand Haven Palm Coast. Range. 386-445-2327.

Golf Club at Fleming Island US 17 in Fleming Island. Range. 269-1440. Keystone Golf & Country Club U.S. 21 south of town. Range. 352-473-4540. Magnolia Point Off US 17 in Green Cove Springs. Range. 531-9784 or 269-9276.

Hidden Hills Monument Rd. in Arlington. Range. 641-8121. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club Hodges Blvd. north of Butler Blvd. 223-6910.

Plantation Country Club A1A south of Ponte Vedra Beach. Range. 543-2960. San Jose San Jose Blvd. Range. 733-1511. Sawgrass A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. Range. 273-3720. Timuquana Timuquana Rd. west of US 17. Range. 389-0477.

RESORT These courses are primarily for the use of resort guest or members. Some are also open for public play at certain times. Omni Amelia Island Plantation In Amelia Island Plantation. 54 holes. Range. 261-6161. Golf Club of Amelia Island Amelia Island at Ritz-Carlton. Range. 277-8015. King & Bear Part of World Golf Village but about three miles south of main area off SR 16. Range. 940-6088. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach. Range. 273-7710. Slammer & Squire In World Golf Village. Range. 940-6088. TPC Sawgrass In Sawgrass Country Club, 36 holes. Range. 273-3235. Open to public 14 days in advance.

MILITARY

Long Point South of Amelia Island Plantation. Range. 277-5908.

These clubs are located on Navy bases and are for persons assigned to the bases or retired military personnel. They occasionally are open for public play during special events.

Marsh Creek A1A south of St. Augustine Beach. Range. 461-1145.

NAS US 17 north of Orange Park. Range. 542-3249.

Marsh Landing South of Butler Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. Range. 285-6514.

Windy Harbor Mayport Rd. north of Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach. Range. 270-5380.

Ponte Vedra G & CC In TPC. Range. 285-0204.

Osprey Cove East of I-95 at Exit 1 in Georgia. Range. 800-352-5575.

St. Johns Golf Club Cypress Links Blvd. 27 holes. Range. 209-0350.

Queen’s Harbour Atlantic Blvd. west of Intracoastal Waterway. Range. 221-1012.

Pablo Creek San Pablo Rd. south of Butler Blvd. Range. 992-6900.

Starke East of town. Nine holes. Range. 964-5441.

Royal St. Augustine SR 16 west of I-95 in St. Augustine. Range. 824-4653.

Palencia US 1 north of St. Augustine. Range. 599-9030.

Palatka Moseley Ave. west of downtown. Range. 386-329-0141. Palm Valley Palm Valley Rd. east of U.S. 1. Nine holes. Range. 285-8978. River Bend Golf Links South of Green Cove Springs. Range. 284-8777. St. Augustine Shores U.S. 1 south of St. Augustine. Range. 794-4653.

Matanzas Course at Grand Club Palm Coast. Range. 386-446-6330. North Hampton Off A1A west of Fernandina Beach. Range. 548-0000. Pine Course at Grand Club Palm Coast. Range. 386-445-0852.

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