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GOLF’S BIGGEST DRIVE

Greg Wetzel was just 14 when he got his first job as a golf course attendant back in Montana. His professional connection to the sport lasted more than 35 years, turning into a career working with community developers to build and manage clubs.

Then, at 50 years old, Wetzel decided to make a change. He earned a JD and now practices property law for a firm in Naples. But he couldn’t stay away from the links for long. While golf is no longer his job, he does engage in weekly games with a group of a dozen neighbors in Olde Cypress. These gettogethers continued even earlier this year, during a time when it seemed every other social engagement had been canceled.

Wetzel, like many other Neapolitans, realized that taking a whack at a small dimpled ball is compatible with socializing done six feet apart. He and his pals would each get their own cart and remain a good distance from one another for the round. Instead of heading to the

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