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The Players:
Better than Ever? — page 6

INSTRUCTION: — page 4

Stay Centered

TRAVEL: — page 14

Take Flight

Tim Clark, 2010 PLAYERS Champion

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How our game helps others


their college education.
The Northern Chapter, PGA is giving
back, also. One of those ways is by rec-
This year’s winner will certainly like But, we see golf helping to raise money ognizing our military. Their new initia-
that $1.7 million check for winning The all the time here at Jacksonville Golf tive “Freedom Friday” is sure to be an-
Players. That won’t be the last check Magazine. People call in: “Can we get a other great way to give back.
handed out around here, though, nearly mention of our charity tournament in In February, I asked each of you to go
$5 million or more will be distributed to your calendar? It’s for a great cause.” and enter a tournament as a new year’s
very worthy local causes as a result of The cause may be as recognizable as resolution.
The Players. helping cure a disease. It may be an un-
derpublicized (but equally as worthy) Maybe you can’t afford one of those big
Does any game give back more than Monday $200-a-head deals. But, there
ours? effort such as helping a small church.
are plenty of afternoon shotguns with
If you go out to one of The First Tee Locally there are several other tourna- low entry fees that include cart and
operations here, you’ll see pros helping ments that raise substantial money for greens fee, and the top three will get
kids. These will be kids who probably their respective charities. The daniel, trophies.
have too many unfortunate choices in Murray Bros. Caddyshack and the Mo-
nique Burr Foundation tournaments, to I tend to think that the little church
their lives, and maybe golf will be a tournament is, in its own way, just as
good one. name a few, all generate significant do-
nations annually. big as the others.
And, most of all, our game provides I’m at brian@jaxgolfmag.com
money for good causes. On another level, very quietly our lo-
cal golf associations are raising money, or 383-7587.
The poster child is The Players Champi- also.
onship with its always-rising donation
to the community. It hit a record $4.8 The group of men who are their club’s
directors to the Jacksonville Area GA Brian Lamarre
million last year and that number will
raise money each year to help kids with Publisher
likely go up this year.

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Instruction

Staying Centered
I see a lot of golfers
hurt their chances of
making solid contact
because of improper
shoulder rotation. The
Hayes Farley most common fault
comes when the golfer
tries to turn his left shoulder over
his right shoe in an attempt at mak-
ing a full backswing. Unfortunately,
the result is a level shoulder turn
with a huge sway off the ball. Sure,
you’ve loaded up all your weight on
your right side, but your head has
drifted a foot off the ball in the pro-
cess. Good luck transferring your
weight to your left side and moving
your head back to its original posi-
tion in the split second it takes to
begin your downswing!
To simplify the golf swing and re- This is an example of a level shoulder turn and Here, the shoulder turn is more vertical and the
a large sway off the ball. From here, I’ll have to head remains stationary. This swing will bot-
move the timing involved with a rely solely on timing. tom out much more consistently.
huge sway, try making a more verti-
cal shoulder turn around a station-
ary head. You should feel your head
remain over the ball as you reach make your backswing. Keep your - Hayes Farley is an assistant professional at San
the top of the backswing; you will head steady and feel your left shoul- Jose Country Club and a past winner of the Gate
Invitational.
also feel a tighter coil. To encour- der work under your chin. Start
age a proper shoulder turn, feel with half-swings and punch shots
the left shoulder work down as you as you ingrain the new feeling.

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JAGA to Hold Local Amateur >> Flagler College men’s golf

Match Play Championship


team won the first two tourna-
ments of the spring season and
in the last event two local players
finished 1st and 3rd individually.
For years, the Jacksonville Amateur June 3. Sixteen will play Saturday
Golf Association has been holding its morning and eight on Saturday af-
>> Jeff Willoughby was promoted to
City Amateur Championship at vari- ternoon, June 4. The semifinal is the position of Director of Program-
ous golf clubs in the area. Many of Sunday morning and the final two ming at The First Tee of St. Johns. Jeff
the players in the event have asked play Sunday afternoon, June 5.” has been a coach at The First Tee of St.
JAGA President Bob Streightiff for Johns County since December of 2009.
The 42 golfers who made the cut
several years now to hold an Ama- in the 2010 City Amateur Champi-
teur Match Play Championship. That onship will be considered exempt >> Peter Uihlein, the 2006 St.
request has not fallen on deaf ears. and have first right of entry into
Augustine Amateur Champion
and 2010 U.S. Amateur Champion,
Thanks to the folks at The Palencia the championship field. The last 42 made the cut at the PGA TOUR
Club, specifically John Upton and players from the field of 84 will be Event, The Transitions Champion-
Mike Broderick, the inaugural JAGA on an alternate list in order of their ship. He finished tied for 57th.
City Amateur Match Play Champion- finish. The tournament committee
ship is set for June 3-5. The cost to will also reserve up to six positions >> Palencia Men’s Golf Associa-
enter the event is $150 and the en- for entries to ensure the most com- tion raised over $525 at its MGA Cup
try fee includes golf, cart, tee gift, petitive field possible. These posi- Series Play Day to benefit The First
lunch on Saturday and Sunday and tions will be awarded to golfers who Tee of St. Johns County and its
programs. In addition to the mon-
a trophy for the winner. Streightiff didn’t play in last year’s City Ama- etary donation by the Men’s Golf
explained how golfers will qualify teur due to conflicting schedules, Association, many participants also
for the tournament, which could etc. A letter of entry was mailed to donated over 150 used golf clubs,
prove to be grueling. The final- the potential participants the first hundreds of golf balls, and apparel.
ists will play five matches over the week of April and the close of en- >> Golf management company
course of three days. tries for exempt players is May 1. Hampton Golf has experienced
significant growth over the last two
“We are using the final standings Entry and application information years. Hampton Golf has doubled the
from the 2010 City Amateur as can be found on the JAGA Web site; number of golf courses it manages
our qualifying field,” he said. “The jaxareagolfassn.com or by calling from nine to 18. The company has
also increased its number of employ-
championship will consist of 32 Tournament Director Joe FitzGerald ees from 500 to more than 1,200,
golfers who play Friday afternoon, at 904-249-5316. 40 of which are PGA professionals.

>> Another note on Uihlein and


2006 St. Augustine Amateur partici-
pant Lion Kim will participated in this
year’s Masters Tournament at Augusta
National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. Un-
fortunately they both missed the cut.

>> This summer The First Tee of


St. Johns County is offering its
summer Golf and Life Skills pro-
grams at Palm Valley Golf Course
and The First Tee at St. Johns Golf
Club for all Junior Members.
Bunnell, FL
Call 386-313-2966
for tee times
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Cover Story

Fans watch Phil Mickelson tee off on the first hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2010
in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

Remember when they tore down gio Garcia, Henrik Stenson and What will be different at THE
the old clubhouse and built the Tim Clark have won the PGA PLAYERS this year for the spec-
new one between tournaments? TOUR’s flagship event. “PLAY- tators with grounds only cre-
Remember when THE PLAYERS ERS Passion” is about to take dentials?
moved from a late March to a hold in the Jacksonville area All patrons will be more com-
Andy Reistetter with the world looking on.
mid-May date? That was five fortable than in any of the
PLAYERS ago. For the first time in this new previous 37 years of PLAYERS
Since then Phil Mickelson, Ser- era THE PLAYERS will not end Championships.
on Mother’s Day.
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“In March it is often cold so people the clubhouse will feature a cash bar The Bluff
were looking for the sun. In May it including cocktails. The only other The grandstands around No. 18
is often hot so people are looking for place for grounds-only ticket hold- green have been removed to allow
the shade,” said Executive Director ers to order mixed drinks is in the fans to get closer to the action as
Matt Rapp. Stadium Village. the best players in the world finish
“The number one thing we have done their rounds. New in 2011, fans can
this year is to create “cool zones” Four Points enjoy The Bluff, a dedicated area
throughout the Clubhouse Corridor Located south of the clubhouse and off of No. 18 green featuring casual
to improve the comfort level of our west of No. 18 green adjacent to the seating complete with wait staff to
guests.” practice area pond, Four Points is an serve food and drinks. The first 200
Those “cool zones” are accessible to exterior fan zone open to the pub- fans to arrive at The Bluff each day
all patrons, allowing them to take lic providing seating and food and will receive a comfy chair – at no
advantage of natural cool shady beverages for purchase. Four Points charge – and can stake out a prime
spots. will provide spectators with a pub- location at No. 18 green for the en-

“The number one thing we have done this year is to


create cool zones throughout the Clubhouse Corridor.”

JELD-WEN Stadium Village tire day. The purpose of this venue


lic, outdoor hospitality-type gather-
One of the biggest changes is that ing area. is to provide an exterior venue with
the Stadium Village will be com- prime views of the finishing hole.
pletely tented with air conditioning. The Courtyard
The Patio
PwC First Tee Challenge is the scaled Located left of The Food Court venue
down replica of the 17th hole. The New in 2011 and located southeast
of JELD-WEN Stadium Village, close behind No. 16 tee, The Courtyard is a
45-yard hole will be reoriented with- picket-fenced, private, open-air hos-
in the Stadium Village so that fans to No. 10 tee and the No. 18 hos-
pitality area, The Patio is a shaded pitality location serving beer, wine
will walk parallel to the hole and be and soda, as well as light snacks. The
able to watch the action on their area with tables, food and beverage
for purchase. The purpose of this Courtyard offers local businesses an
way to the 10th tee. affordable, daily hospitality option.
venue is to provide spectators with
More importantly those inside the
a public, outdoor hospitality-type
air conditioned area can sip their fa-
gathering area. Cell Phones
vorite beverage, watch the amateurs
dunk a few balls and do some people For the first time you are being al-
watching as well. The Grove lowed to bring your cell phones into
The best comfort tip is that the “best THE PLAYERS Championship!
An outdoor, shaded area, open to
of the best” in portable restrooms - the public located behind No. 17 Remember though no picture taking
complete with attendants, running tee, The Grove features tables, um- except for the Monday, Tuesday and
water and air conditioning - will be brellas and is located next to The Wednesday practice rounds.
found near the Stadium Village. Food Court, a venue featuring food Your cell phone must remain on si-
and beverage menu items for sale lent on the golf course to ensure
from various local establishments. that it does not interfere with play-
The Terrace
The Grove will offer patrons a shad- ers competing in what is known as
This is a brand new area located on ed area to eat and drink close to The “golf’s fifth major”.
the west side of the clubhouse to- Food Court.
ward the practice range. This conve- However, you can text, e-mail or
nient location to meet friends near The Players pg. 10 >>
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Calendar
Sponsored by Underwood’s Jewelers
Jacksonville Area GA Jacksonville Women’s GA Northern PGA Tours
www.jaxareagolfassn.com Chapter PGA
home.comcast.net/~jwga/ www.pgatour.com
www.nfpga.com/north-
April 4-6: Senior, Eagle Harbor. April 6: Jacksonville Beach. April 22-24: Champions Tour
ernchapter/5813/
April 19: Directors, April 20: President’s Cup, Legends, Savannah.
April 1: Match Play begins.
Lake City Quail Heights. Hyde Park. May 9-14: PGA Tour The
Apr. 4: Pablo Creek Pro-Pro. Players, TPC Stadium.
May 17: Directors, Amelia April 27: Closing Day,
National. Cimarrone. Apr. 11: Amelia National Sept. 22-25: The Tour
Pro-Am. Championship, East Lake Golf
June 25-26: Father’s Day, May 5: Marsh Landing.
Hidden Hills. May 2: Palencia Pro-Am. Club.

June 27: Directors, San Jose. Northeast Florida June 8: Mayport Windy Oct. 13-16: PGA Tour Mc-
Seniors GA Harbor Pro-Lady. Gladrey Classic, Sea Island.
July 19: Directors,
Deerfield Lakes. www.nefsga.com June 20: Pro-Scratch, Oct. 20-23: Nationwide Tour
Jacksonville G&CC. Winn-Dixie Open, TPC Valley.
July 21-24: Amateur, April 11: River Bend.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. July 10-11: Chapter
April 18: Windsor Parke. LPGA Tour
Championship, World Golf
Aug. 16: Directors, Cimarrone. May 9: Halifx Plantation www.lpga.com
Village.
Sept. 20: Directors, May 23: Selva Marina Dec. 2-5: Tour Championship,
Aug. 10: Stableford, Ponte
Ponte Vedra G&CC. Orlando Grand Cypress.
Vedra Inn & Club.
Oct. 3: Bill Black Memorial,
Aug. 28-30: Gate Petroleum
Ponte Verda. Florida State GA USGA Qualifiers
Invitational, Ponte Vedra
Oct. 19: Directors, Palencia. www.fsga.org Lagoon and Ocean. May 16: U.S. Open, Sawgrass.
Nov. 7: Four-Ball, San Jose. April 29-May 1: Mid-Am Sept. 19: Military Pro-Am, June 6-7: Public Links,
Nov. 21: Club Team Stroke Play, Gainesville. NAS. St. Johns G&CC.
Championship. June 8: Amateur qualifier, Oct. 3: Pro-Assistant, June 13-14: Junior, Gainesille.
Dec. 13: Directors, North Hampton. Glen Kernan.
June 27: Senior Open,
Fleming Island. June 13: Junior qualifier, Oct. 17: Marsh Creek Pro-Am. Gainesville.
Eagle Landing. Nov. 7: Sawgrass Pro-Am. July 25-26: Amateur, Amelia
June 17: Four-Ball qualifier, Nov. 21: Pro-Am National.
Other Eagle Landing. Tournament of Champions, Aug. 8: Senior Amateur,
April 8: daniel tournament, June 27: Florida Open Amelia National. Marsh Creek.
Valley Course. qualifier, Marsh Creek. Dec. 12: Partners Pro-Am, Aug. 29: Mid-Am, San Jose.
April 16: 45th Strawberry July 11: Match Play qualifier, TBA.
Invitational, Starke. North Hampton.
1stCoast GA Golf Channel Tour
April 18: Spina Bifida benefit, Sept. 10-11: State Mixed, www.golfchannel.com/amtour
Deerwood. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. www.1stcoastgolf.com
April 9: Eagle Landing.
April 25: Rotary Club of Sept. 19: Mid-Am qualifier, April 21: Seniors, Amelia River.
May 7: Queen’s Harbour.
Riverside benefit, Timuquana. Queen’s Harbour. April 28: Seniors, Deercreek.
May 2: Dreams Come True May 15: Amelia National.
May 5: Seniors, Hyde Park.
benefit, Timuquana. Men’s Senior Interclub
www.ewga.com
Players Golf Tour
April 4: St. Johns G&CC.
Executive Women’s GA www.playersgolftour.com
www.ewga.com May 9: Marsh Landing. April 9: Cimarrone.
Schedule not available June 13: Slammer & Squire. April 3 - May 1: Disney Major.
July 18: San Jose. April 1: Ponte Vedra.

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<< Continue The Players from pg. 7
make phone calls in various desig-
nated “mobile talk locations” around
the course, so you’re able to com-
municate meeting places and times
with your friends. All of the new
venues listed here are cell-phone
friendly.

Military
THE PLAYERS invites all active duty,
A general view of the 17th green is seen during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at
reserve and retired members of the the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halle-
armed forces and their dependents ran/Getty Images)
to attend free of charge all day, ev-
ery day. Dependents include chil- and philanthropist Darius Rucker crowning of a champion late Sunday
dren 21 and younger. will help the tournament honor the afternoon.
military with a special musical ap- Other Highlights
Free print-at-home tickets are avail-
pearance. Rucker recently released
able online via a link from THE PLAY- Ride your bike to TPC Sawgrass and
“Together, Anything’s Possible” - a
ERS website. Naval Station Mayport support charity.
song he wrote specifically to sup-
will operate a complimentary shut-
port the PGA TOUR’s charitable ini- The North Florida Chapter of the
tle bus service from the base to
tiative by the same name. Multiple Sclerosis Society will be
THE PLAYERS on a continuous basis
Wednesday through Sunday. Rucker will be a part of a 5:30 p.m. manning bike racks. Parking for
ceremony on Wednesday to salute bikes is free although a $5 donation
In addition to free access, THE PLAY- will be greatly appreciated.
America’s heroes. The program on
ERS will offer hospitality to the
the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn If you don’t live close enough to TPC
military and their families at the
will include pageantry by military Sawgrass, drive to a friend’s home
Patriots’ Outpost, located on the
personnel, the National Anthem nearby and bike in from there.
hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fair-
performed by the 82nd Airborne All- Parking for your vehicle is free on
ways. The Patriots’ Outpost provides
American Chorus from Ft. Bragg, N.C, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
complimentary food, beverages and
a flyover as well as remarks by PGA
interactive activities. Military ID is However on tournament days you
TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem.
required for admittance. must purchase a parking pass in
Military Appreciation Day on Week of Activities advance to gain entry into the lot. 
Wednesday, May 11th highlights the All parking is planned to be on site
week-long community celebration Monday of THE PLAYERS week is Ex- at THE PLAYERS. The parking lots
known as THE PLAYERS Champion- ecutive Women’s Day in addition to have been further optimized to cre-
ship. the evening Induction Ceremony for ate another 600 spots and now total
the World Golf Hall of Fame at the 15,000 spaces.
St. Johns County Convention Center
Children Carpooling with a designated driver
in St. Augustine.
At THE PLAYERS children age 18 and is highly recommended.
Tuesday is First Tee Tuesday with
younger are admitted free of charge Tickets are selling fast and continue
many activities planned in the JELD-
with a ticketed adult. Any ticketed to be available at all area Publix Su-
WEN Stadium Village.
adult can bring multiple children per Markets.
age 18 and younger to the event. Wednesday is the informal caddie
skills challenge on the 17th hole. One last tip for enjoying this year’s
For example, a soccer coach could PLAYERS Championship…
bring their entire team. They will Caddies get to hit one to the island
each need a child’s ticket, which green and mix it up with their pro- Try the “Sawgrass Splash,” an alco-
are available wherever THE PLAYERS fessional golfers and each other. Last holic drink concocted by TPC Nine-
tickets are sold. year Phil Mickelson hit one righty. teen personnel.
Check it out this year.
Entertainment Of course the main event is the four - Andy Reistetter is a freelance golf writer who lives in
Ponte Vedra Beach. He writes for bleacherreport.com
Country music sensation, avid golfer days of competitive golf starting and can be reached at AndyReistetter@gmail.com.
on Thursday and ending with the
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Wearin’ of The Green SunTrust JU


Couples Invitational Shootout
The day began with JU Athletic Director Alan Ver-
The Hidden Hills 4th annual Wearin’ of The Green invi- lander welcoming the players and touting several
tational set a new record of attendance with 90 players school accolades including JU alum Artis Gilmore,
and 15 clubs represented, counting Hidden Hills. who will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011.

Tralee Flight: Larry Dismore, Robbie Dismore, Diane Farmer and


Stan Gross. JU Athletic Director Alan Verlander.

Ballybunion Flight: Carol Minogue, Mike Minogue, Skip Keller and First-Place Net Winning Group: Phil Pharr, Steve Vinning, Mark
Kat Keller. McCumber and Ty Lineberger.

Lahinch Flight: Tex Blinn, Pat Blinn, Marguerite Gilliam and Bob
Gilliam. First-Place Gross Winning Group: Mike Hartley, John Harrison,
Mark McCumber and Chester Stokes.

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Northern Chapter PGA

Freedom Friday -
Making a Difference
One of the many Northern Chapter, PGA community involvements includes
a top priority in supporting the Men and Women in Uniform. Over the past
two years the Golf Professionals of the Northern Chapter, PGA have recog-
nized our military by hosting complimentary golf invitations such as this
past year’s Armed Forces Appreciation month were many active and retired Staff at Amelia National.
military were invited to area golf clubs to enjoy a day of golf on some the
best courses in North Florida.

Another Chapter success story has been the Chapter’s involvement in rais-
ing more than $30,000 in support of Patriot Golf Day and the Folds of Hon-
ors Foundation helping those left behind. The Northern Chapter is steadfast
on this priority and will continue to be a force behind this drive.

Along with these efforts the Northern Chapter continues to do more and
has taken on another initiative to spread the word to Remember the Troops.
Staff at NAS Jacksonville.

In our day-to-day lives through the hustle and bustle it’s easy to forget
about those who are making the greatest sacrifice by being on the front line
and protecting our interests.

A way to make us remember is through a symbolic reminder. It’s simple, on


each and every Friday the Northern Chapter PGA Professionals are asking
you to wear a RED shirt to the golf course or to work spreading the reminder
to not forget about our troops. The initiative is called “FREEDOM FRIDAY”
The Executive Board of the Northern Chapter, PGA invites you to join us
in this effort. Freedom Friday shirts may be purchased in most golf pro-
Staff at Palencia.
shops or you may send an order request to Jack Aschenbach, vice president,
Northern Chapter, to jackaschenbach@pga.com

A portion of each shirt sold will go towards the Folds of Honors Foundation.

Staff at Windy Harbor.

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2011 Award Winners


image and leadership in the area of junior golf and
integrity, how nominee promotes the game of golf.
Teacher of the Year:
Golf Professional of the Year:
Chapter Winner - Mary Hafeman - Mary Hafeman Golf
Chapter Winner - Jack Aschenbach - Amelia National Experience - Windsor Parke
This award is given for overall performance as a Golf This award is given for overall performance in teach-
Professional, service to the North Florida PGA Section ing at the facility, in the North Florida Section and
and to the PGA of America, leadership ability, how on a national level, innovative or special teaching
the nominee inspires fellow golf professionals and programs that the nominee has initiated or imple-
promotes the game of golf. Including; Demonstrates mented, outstanding golfers instructed, and involve-
outstanding qualities of leadership, Demonstrates ment in growing the game through golf instruction.
strong moral character, Maintains a substantial re-
cord of service to the Association and the game of Note: Mary was presented as an “At Large” Candidate
golf, Well-regarded as a model PGA Golf Professional. by the North Florida Section for the National Award.
Horton Smith Awards: Merchandiser of the Year:
Chapter Winner - Jim Houston - Eagle Harbor Chapter Winner (Public) - Derek Distefano - North Hampton
This award is given for contributions to the National Chapter Winner (Private) - Todd Bork - San Jose
PGA Education Program, educational programs in the Chapter Winner (Resort) - Bruce Mohler
North Florida PGA Section, the development of articles - Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
or materials that relate to and benefit education, There are three categories of Merchandiser of the
building the image of both the PGA Golf Professional year: Private Club, Public Course and Resort facil-
and the Association, and promote the game of golf. ity. Within each category, this award is given for
Bill Strausbaugh Award: time spent in the merchandising area at the facil-
Chapter Winner - Todd Bork - San Jose ity, quality of merchandise and how it is displayed.
This award is given for involvement and significant Patriot Award:
contributions through mentoring of PGA Profession- Chapter Winner - Jack Aschenbach - Amelia National
als and its impact on their careers, overall integrity The Patriot Award is presented to a PGA Professional
and recognized as a person of outstanding character, who personifies patriotism through the game of golf
level of service to the North Florida PGA Section and and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedi-
or the PGA of America, involvement in community and cation to the men and women who have valiantly
Association activities, by building the image of the served and protected the United States of America.
game of golf the PGA Professional and the Association.
Note: Jack was presented as an “At Large” Candidate
Note: Todd Also won the North Florida Sec- by the North Florida Section for the National Award.
tion Award (only 42 in the country win this
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year:
out of 28,000 professionals) and is now in
the running for the National PGA Award. Chapter Winner - Michael Broderick - Palencia
The President’s Plaque: This award is given for overall performance as an
Chapter Winner - Mike Lynch - Golf Channel Assistant Golf Professional, service to the North
Florida PGA Section and PGA of America, leader-
Designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraor-
ship ability, how nominee inspires fellow assistant
dinary and exemplary contributions and achieve-
golf professionals, and promotes the game of golf.
ments in the area of player development. This award
considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game Amateur of the Year:
leadership commitment at the Section and National Chapter Winner - Bob Streightiff - JAGA
levels and the impact made within the Chapter. President - Queen’s Harbour
Junior Golf Leader: This award is given to an amateur golfer who con-
Chapter Winner - Eli Reid - North Hampton tributes to the overall game of golf throughout the
This award is given for contributions to junior golf community, provides service to fellow golfers and,
programs in the North Florida PGA Section and on to the Northern Chapter, North Florida PGA Sec-
a National basis including service as a chairperson tion, as well as leadership ability within the ama-
or as a member of the Junior Golf Committee, in- teur ranks and the promotion of the game of golf.
volved in the promotion and development of junior
golf at the club level and within the community,
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Course Directory
Augustine. Range. 824-4653. St. Augustine. Range. 599-9030.

Selva Marina Plantation Country Club


Selva Marina Blvd. north of A1A south of Ponte Vedra
Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach. Range. 543-2960.
PUBLIC St. Johns Golf Club Beach. Range. 246-3144.
Ponte Vedra G & CC
Cypress Links Blvd. 27 holes.
Bent Creek Range. 209-0350. South Hampton In TPC. Range. 285-0204.
103rd St. on Westside. CR 210 west of I-95. San Jose
Range. 779-0800. Starke Range. 287-7529. San Jose Blvd. Range. 733-1511.
East of town. Nine holes.
Blue Cypress Range. 964-5441. St. Johns Golf & Country Club Sawgrass
Off University Blvd. in CR 210 west of I-95. A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Arlington. Range. 762-1971. UNF Golfplex Range. 940-3200. Range. 273-3720.
At University of North Florida.
Cecil Field Three holes. Range. 620-2050. Windsor Parke Timuquana
103rd St. on Westside. Hodges Blvd. north of Timuquana Rd. west of US
17. Range. 389-0477.
Range. 778-5245. SEMI-PRIVATE Butler Blvd. Range. 223-4653.
Deerfield Lakes Amelia River PRIVATE RESORT
Lem Turner Rd. just south of Amelia Island Parkway.
Callahan. Range. 879-1210. Range. 491-8500. These courses are primarily for
These clubs are private and are open the use of resort guest or mem-
to the public only for special events. bers. Some are also open for
Fernandina Beach Champions Club at Julington Creek
Amelia Island Parkway. public play at certain times.
Off SR 13 in Mandarin. Amelia National
Range. 800-646-5997 Range. 287-4653. Off A1A west of Fernandina Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Beach. Range. 652-0660. In Amelia Island Plantation.
First Tee of Jacksonville Cimarrone 54 holes. Range. 261-6161.
Golfair Blvd. west of I-95 North. CR 210 west of I-95. Deercreek
Nine holes. Range. 924-0401. Range. 287-2000. North of Avenues Mall on Golf Club of Amelia Island
Southside Blvd. Range. 363-1507. Amelia Island at
First Tee of St. Johns County. Country Club of Orange Park Ritz-Carlton. Range. 277-8015.
Three holes. SR 207, West end of Kingsley Ave. in Deerwood
St. Augustine. 810-2231. Ponte Vedra
Orange Park. Range. 276-7664. Baymeadows Rd. west of A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Southside Blvd. Range. 642-5917. Range. 273-7710.
Hyde Park Cypress at Grand Club
Northern dead end of Jammes Rd. Palm Coast. Range. 386-437-5807. Glen Kernan Tournament Players Club
on Westside. Range. 786-5410. Hodges Blvd. north of In TPC. 36 holes. Range. 273-3235.
Eagle Harbor Butler Blvd. Range. 646-1116.
Jacksonville Beach CR 220 in Fleming Island.
Penman Rd. south of Beach Range. 269-9300. Grand Haven MILITARY
Blvd. Range. 247-6184. Palm Coast. Range. 386-445-2327.
Eagle Landing These clubs are located on Navy
King & Bear bases and are for persons assigned
OakLeaf Plantation. Hidden Hills to the bases or retired military per-
Part of World Golf Village but Range. 291-5600. Monument Rd. in sonnel. They occasionally are open
about three miles south of main Arlington. Range. 641-8121. for public play during special events.
area off SR 16. Range. 940-6088. Golf Club at Fleming Island
US 17 in Fleming Island. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club NAS
Mill Cove Range. 269-1440. Hodges Blvd. north of US 17 north of Orange
Monument Rd. in Butler Blvd. Park. Range. 542-3249.
Arlington. Range. 642-6140. Keystone Golf & Country Club 223-6910.
U.S. 21 south of town. Windy Harbor
Palatka Range. 352-473-4540. Mayport Rd. north of Atlantic Blvd.
Long Point in Atlantic Beach. Range. 270-5380.
Moseley Ave. west of South of Amelia Island
downtown. Range. 386-329-0141. Magnolia Point Plantation. Range. 277-5908.
Off US 17 in Green Cove
Palm Valley Springs. Range. 269-9315. Marsh Creek
Palm Valley Rd. east of U.S. 1. A1A south of St. Augustine
Nine holes. Range. 285-8978. Matanzas Course at Grand Club Beach. Range. 461-1145.
Palm Coast. Range. 386-446-6330.
River Bend Golf Links Marsh Landing
South of Green Cove Springs. North Hampton South of Butler Blvd. in Ponte
Range. 284-8777. Off A1A west of Fernandina Vedra Beach. Range. 285-6514.
Beach. Range. 548-0000. Osprey Cove
Slammer & Squire East of I-95 at Exit 1 in
In World Golf Village. Pine Course at Grand Club Georgia. Range. 800-352-5575.
Range. 940-6088. Palm Coast. Range. 386-445-0852.
Pablo Creek
St. Augustine Shores Queen’s Harbour San Pablo Rd. south of
U.S. 1 south of Atlantic Blvd. west of Intracoastal Butler Blvd. Range. 992-6900.
St. Augustine. Range. 794-4653. Waterway. Range. 221-1012.

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