NAPLES — The Nolan Henke/Patty Berg Junior Masters celebrates its 20th edition with a larger field than in recent years.
A total of 83 players from the U.S., Australia, Bolivia, Italy, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are playing at Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers on Wednesday through Friday.
Former PGA Tour player Calvin Peete, a former Fort Myers resident, was scheduled to talk to players Tuesday night.
There are 20 from Collier County or south Lee participating.
Wednesday's Tee Times
No. 1 Tee
7:40 a.m. — Landon Weber, Bonita Springs; Michael Adams, Estero; Kaleb Johnson, Naples
7:49 a.m. — Christian Taylor, Estero; Martin Jensen, Bronxville, N.Y.; Nicolas Sandoval, Bolivia
7:58 a.m. — Jack Fumagalli, Naples; Matt Manos, Daleville, Va.; Eric Grimes, Naples
8:07 a.m. — Hayden Lowrey, Fort Myers; Andrew Potter, Naples; Michael Chesnover, Fort Myers
8:16 a.m. — Mark Iwinski Jr., Fort Myers; Shane Reynolds, Fort Myers; Jayson Iten, Naples
8:25 a.m. — Michael Marcelak, Fort Myers; Luke Framer, Estero; Cole Connor, Fort Myers
8:34 a.m. — Hayden Clarke, Fort Myers; Garrett Fernandez, Fort Myers; Blake Wheeler, Fort Myers
8:43 a.m. — Alec DiLallo, Cape Coral; Keith Messery, Fort Myers; Peyton Staas, Fort Myers
8:52 a.m. — Kaitlin Schafe, Cape Coral; Betsy Hasty, Fort Myers
9:01 a.m. — Celeste Lo, Malaysia; Megan Marone, Punta Gorda; Jenna Tuccio, Marco Island
9:10 a.m. — Briony Webb, Australia; Brittany Shin, Cape Coral; Lurrel Wise, Estero
9:19 a.m. — Sophia Cragnolini, Australia; Kaitie Cross, Alva; Grace Rokela, Naples
9:28 a.m. — Madison Hotchkiss, Naples; Ashley Kimbrough, Clearwater Beach; Brittany LaPadula, Port St. Lucie
9:37 a.m. — Emma Persinger, Aventura; Emily Black, Naples; Hallianne Hobson, Fort Myers
No. 10 Tee
7:40 a.m. — Anthony Quayle, Australia; Jonathan Lowrey, Fort Myers; Kyle Schulte, Cape Coral
7:49 a.m. — Anthony Myers, Cape Coral; Pedro Gomez, Miami; Matt Leiti, Naples
7:58 a.m. — Jake Sherwin, Cape Coral; Benson Phillips, Australia; Shoto Toda, Japan
8:07 a.m. — Jacob Thumpkin, Australia; Samuel Murphy, Fort Myers; Preston Tanner Nipper, Fort Myers
8:16 a.m. — Sean Mazzola, Bonita Springs; Won Ho (Kenny) Shin, South Korea; John Andrew, Fort Myers
8:25 a.m. — Jen-Li (Peter) Wang, Taiwan; Zack Holton, Cape Coral; Jovian Medina, Port Charlotte
8:34 a.m. — Tommy Jewell, Naples; Eisei Iwami, Japan; Michael Faulkner, Cape Coral
8:43 a.m. — Roberto Romanesco, Italy; Brandon Meyer, Lehigh; Ridge Rasmussen, Naples
8:52 a.m. — Ryan Cseplo, Naples; Tyler Goldman, Fort Myers; Daichi Dougherty, Cape Coral
9:01 a.m. — Ryder Albright, Fort Myers; Sai Gadam, Bradenton; Brandon Pendergrass, Fort Myers
9:10 a.m. — Glenn Ireland, Fort Myers; Ryan Denish, Fort Myers; Garrett Lee, Fort Myers
9:19 a.m. — Ryan Connors, Lehigh; Brennan Dougherty, Sarasota; John Inkster, North Fort Myers
9:28 a.m. — Eric Briggs, Fort Myers; Alec Carlisle, Fort Myers; Evan Jones, Bonita Springs
9:37 a.m. — Dylan DeForrest, Cape Coral; Shane Connors, Lehigh; Chase Kollman, Fort Myers
SFPGA Pro-Pro: The team of Chris Trout of Cypress Lake and Drew Pierson of Naples National tied for third last Wednesday at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo.
Trout and Pierson shot 65-64, finishing two strokes behind a pair of teams. Bud Taylor of Palm Beach Gardens and Jerry Impellittiere of Palm City won the playoff on the second extra hole. David Kent and Jay Westerlund of Renaissance tied for sixth at 130. J.D. Murray of Golf Club of the Everglades and Derek Niszczak of Palm Beach Gardens were seventh at 131.
The teams of John Calabria of Fiddler's Creek and Chris Kaufman of Palm Beach Gardens, Mark Durland of Naples Grande Golf Schools and Adam DeArmond of The Forest, Dan Heaslip of Windstar and Justin Bertsch of Hideout were part of a five-team tie for eighth.
WWGA Junior Amateur: Naples' Emma Smyser lost in the Championship Flight consolation finals last week in Cincinnati. Smyser, who lost in the first round of match play in the championship bracket, beat Kelsey Murphy of Plymouth, Mich., 1-up, in the consolation quarterfinals, and Mallory Etcheberry of Wesley Chapel, 7 and 5, in the consolation semifinals.
Smyser, a Gulf Coast High grad headed to the University of Florida, lost to Mia Zanghetti of Ponte Vedra Beach in 20 holes.
U.S. Amateur Public Links: Former Naples resident and Barron Collier golfer Alex McMahon missed the cut for match play last week in Midway, Utah.
McMahon, who moved to Arizona and is a freshman on the Wildcats' golf team, shot 83-74 in the stroke-play rounds. He missed the cut to the top 64 for match play by 11 strokes.
SFPGA Junior Tour: Estero's Robert Butler tied for second in the Boys 14-18 division at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo on Friday. Butler shot 69-74/143.
Marco Island's Jenna Tuccio tied for third in the Girls 14-18 division, shooting 80-77/157. That score tied for second in the 14-15 division.
First Tee Jr. Tour: Results, Talis Park, July 13 — Boys — Championship Flight — 1. Josh Pisarri 67; 2. Ridge Rasmussen; 14-15 — 1. Austin Witt; 2. Matt Heuerman; 12-13 — 1. Christian Taylor; 2. Bill Walsh; Girls — 15-18 — 1. Grace Rokela 76; 2. Madison Hotchkiss; 12-14 — Anna-Marie Kuenzle; 2. Emily Black
Gulfcoast Amateur Golf Association: Results, Renaissance, July 15 — Championship Flight — Low gross — 1. Jeff Traugott 75; 2. Jim Marcelak 76; First Flight — Low Gross — 1. Alec Carlisle 80; 2. Don Crandall 85; Low Net — 1. Doug Hughes 69; 2. William Byrer 73; 2. Erik Zatkin 73. Upcoming event: Saturday, The Vineyards. Contact Mike Dopslaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Gulfcoast Amateur Golf Association on Facebook.
GolfTEC Clinic: A clinic on hitting bigger drives will be Tuesday, July 31 from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost to attend is $10. Space is limited. Call 514-4653 for reservations.
Franklin Templeton Shootout: Brent Wieschhorster of Great White Shark Enterprises, part of the team that manages the Shootout, is joining the LPGA Tour as Director of Business Development. Wieschhorster had been with GWSE for seven years.
Heery at Mediterra: Frank Heery has been named director of agronomy at The Club at Mediterra in Naples. Heery has more than 20 years of experience in the field, including at Platinum Top 100 Clubs such as Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills, Colo., Denver Country Club in Denver, and Westmoreland Country Club in Chicago.
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LPGA Tour’s CME Group Titleholders
Info: Nov. 15-18, TwinEagles Club. Volunteer applications were accepted beginning July 16. $65 per person.
Contact: www.cmegrouptitleholders.com, email email@example.com, or 593-3900.
Franklin Templeton Shootout Summer Series
Info: Two-person team competition, monthly through October. Teams compete in six holes of modified alternate shot, six holes of better ball, and six holes of scramble. Entry fees, $59 per player, per event. Benefits CureSearch for Children's Cancer. Remaining schedule — July 28, The Colony, 9 a.m. shotgun; Aug. 18, Raptor Bay, 9 a.m. shotgun; Sept. 15, Hammock Bay, 9 a.m. shotgun; Oct. 6, Tiburon, Gold Course, 1 p.m. shotgun
Golf Benefit for Avow Hospice
Info: Sunday, at Golden Gate Country Club. Four-person scramble with 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry, $240 per team (includes lunch).
Marriott Military Program
Info: Fairways Fore FREEDom military program. Active, reserve and retired military personnel can get both free and discount golf at over 25 Marriott courses, including The Rookery at Marco in Naples. The program goes through Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12. Those providing a valid military ID can receive discount twilight green fees and carts from $29 to $69 while receiving a free replay certificate for another day. The certificates will be valid until Dec. 31. The program is available after 3 p.m. any day of the week.
WCI Golf/Harry Chapin Food Bank
Info: WCI Communities partnered with the Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way for a fundraising opportunity. Supporters who donate $100 to the food bank through www.wcigolf.com will receive a complimentary foursome at one of three WCI golf courses. Complimentary foursomes are valid through Sept. 30, and available for purchase through Sept. 15. Participating clubs are Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, and Raptor Bay and the Colony in Bonita Springs.
WCI Experience card
Info: Benefits the WCI Communities Junior Golf Foundation and are for preferred rates from May through October at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, The Colony in Bonita Springs, and Venetian Golf & River Club in Venice. The card also offers year-round access to Raptor Bay in Bonita Springs, Lost Key in Perdido Key, and Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. Card is $45, and can be purchased at www.wcigolf.com/experiencecard or at any WCI golf club.
Info: Every Wednesday through Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Four-person, mixed 9-hole blind draw scramble. Teams made by pro shop at 3 p.m. day of event. Entry fee, $25. Open to the public.
Arrowhead New to Golf League
Info: Thursdays through Oct. 25. Cost, $15. Open to men and women, 18 years and older. Open to public.
Collier County Women's Association
Info: Accepting members. Dues, $25 per year. Handicaps of 35 or less; Schedule — Friday, LaPlaya; Aug. 10, Royal Palm; Aug. 24, Stonebridge; Sept. 7, Eagle Creek; Sept. 21, Quail Run; Oct. 5, Glen Eagle.
Contact: Doris Roberts 793-0644, Helen Nulse 353-6944.
Executive Women's Golf Association
Gulfcoast Amateur Golf Association of Florida
Info: Upcoming events: Saturday, The Vineyards; Aug. 4, West Bay; Aug. 18, Heritage Bay; Aug. 26, Coral Oaks; Sept. 1, Heritage Bay; Oct. 6, Heritage Bay. Members can participate in individual competitions, couples events, partner events, scrambles, pro-ams, nine-hole "Nine and Dines" plus travel events. Memberships will be available following the first event. Nonmembers are welcome to continue competing in select events with a $25 per event fee. Memberships will be $100 per person per year, and offer benefits such as member discounts at area golf courses, advanced tee times, and restaurant discounts.
Gulf Coast Gold Senior Tour
Info: For golfers 50 and over. Tee times will begin each week in midmorning. The entry deadline is Mondays at 11 a.m. Entry fee, $20 per event, including the rate for golf at each club. Stableford scoring system.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 458-0754
Quail Run Twilight
Info: The weekly league, which is open to the public, began on May 3. The 9-hole scramble format will be used pairing golfers in A, B, C and D flights. The cost is $25 and includes golf, cart, and prizes.
Contact: Erin Ronsen 261-3930, email@example.com.
Southwest Amateur Series
Info: Men's circuit through the Florida State Golf Association features 36-hole individual competitions, with $130 entry fees.
Info: 18-hole Men's League on Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Contact: 352-0777, www.ValenciaGolfandCountryClub.com
World Golfers Amateur Tour-Southwest Florida
Info: Cost for tour, $189 per year.
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■ The Colony Golf Club — 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (golf and tennis instruction), July 30-Aug. 3; Ages 7-15; Cost, $200 per week ($125 for golf only or tennis only), $45 per individual day session, $360 for both sessions. Call 390-4710.
■ The First Tee of Naples/Collier — Junior tour, six 18-hole tournaments for ages 12-18; Junior champions tour, 36-hole tournaments for ages 14-18, July 30-31 (West Bay and Raptor Bay), $125, Boys and girls 14-18, Entry deadline July 23; Junior camps, through Aug. 4: High schools — Wednesdays, Quail Creek or The Rookery, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Fridays, Panther Run, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Middle schools — Wednesdays, Quail Creek or The Rookery, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 pm..; Fridays, Panther Run, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Elementary school — Intermediate — Thursdays, Tiburon or The Rookery, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Fridays, The Rookery or Cypress Woods, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Beginners — Fridays, Panther Run, 8:30-10:30 a.m. To register or apply, call 825-4851, firstname.lastname@example.org or tftnaplescollier.org, www.thefirstteenaplescollier.org.
■ Golden Gate Country Club — 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Cost, $80; Ages 7-14; Aug. 6-10. Collierparks.com or 455-9498.
■ Heritage Bay Country Club — Adult clinics, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $30 per session, July 30, Aug. 13; Beginners clinic, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $30 per clinic, July 21, Aug. 11; Short-game clinic, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $25 per clinic, Aug. 3; Call 353-2561, email@example.com.
■ Pelican Preserve Country Club — July 19, 24, 26, 31, Aug. 2, 7. Ages 7-12. Golf and tennis instruction, 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Golf instruction in morning, tennis in afternoon. Twenty juniors per session. Cost, $40 for single session or $320 for all nine sessions. Call 985-1762.
■ Rick Smith Golf Academy — Morning camps, 9 a.m. to noon, Cost, $250 plus tax; Ages 7-17; Mondays through Fridays; Afternoon advanced camps, 1 to 3 p.m., Cost, $225; Dates for both camps: July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10, Aug. 13-17; Players camp, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., $795; July 23-27. Call 593-1111.
■ Vasari Country Club — Golf and tennis clinics; 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; Remaining session, Aug. 6-10; Cost, $200 per child/per week or $60 per child for one day; Ages 5-17; Call 594-3959.
■ Vineyards Country Club — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday each week. Last camp Aug. 7-10. Cost, $160 per child/per week. Call 353-0505.
■ WCI Junior Summer Tour — Ages up to 18; Schedule: Monday, Tiburon; Aug. 1, Pelican Preserve; Adult/junior event, Aug. 25. Call 498-8040, www.wcigolf.com.
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■ APEX Golf — State-of-the-art training studio combining the skills of a golf pro and a physical therapist to improve the body and golf swing. The studio has a high-definition golf simulator, a K-Vest golf swing analyzer, video, and strength and flexibility testing software. APEX offers a free 30-minute analysis of the body and swing. Call 337-2739.
■ Arrowhead Golf Academy — PGA professional Mike Dopslaff, a four-time Southwest Florida PGA Player of the Year, provides instruction. Individual, group lessons. Call 596-1000.
■ Rodney Bungartz Lessons — The Arrowhead instructor has released his schedule for June. Summer junior clinic: 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays, $13 per student per session, age 6 and up. June 13, 20, 27; Get Golf Ready: Starts June 18, Mondays 8:45 to 10 a.m. Mondays; $99 for six 75-minute sessions. Call 348-5929.
■ Jon Butler Golf at West Bay Beach and Golf Club — Offering 2 and 4 day Golf schools, short game schools, clinics, private lessons and on-course playing lessons. Call 239-821-8447, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jonbutlergolf.com
■ Mike Calbot International Golf Studio & Triad Golf Schools — At Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero. Full and half-day schools are offered. Instructional packages are one, two or three days. All instruction is by appointment only. Private instruction and playing lessons also available. Thirty-five years of instructional experience. Call 482-0900 or visit www.golfdoctorusa.com.
■ John Carroll Lessons — Former Club Pelican Bay professional John Carroll is at Tuscany Reserve Golf Club in North Naples. Carroll was at Pelican Bay for 29 years. He is available for instruction Tuesdays through Saturdays. To make an appointment, call 597-3561 or 860-8470.
■ Concierge Service of Naples — An off-site service free of charge to the customer. The service can make tee times year-round at private country clubs in Southwest Florida up to 60 days in advance. The fee is the normal guest rate, and golfers are not required to play with a member. Call 285-7457.
■ Coral Isle Golf Center — Ladies clinics each Tuesday and Wednesday, men’s clinics each Thursday, a mixed clinic each Wednesday at 2 p.m., and a mixed clinic each Saturday. All clinics are at 10 a.m., other than the Wednesday mixed clinic. Junior clinics also are offered from 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Call 732-6900 for more information.
■ The Golf Institute — Club fitting program includes evaluation based on series of tests, including frequency check and lie and loft angle. Putting evaluations also are available. Call 643-5895.
■ Phil Grear instruction — Forest Glen’s Phil Grear is offering the Get Golf Ready program sponsored by the World Golf Foundation. Sessions Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Each weekly program is $99 per person. Call 354-1898 or 595-1120.
■ Kim Hilbert Lessons — Windstar on Naples Bay assistant pro Hilbert earned honorable mention as a U.S. Kids Golf Top Kids Teacher. Hilbert is an LPGA teaching professional, and also teaches at Able’s Golf Facility in Dublin, Ohio. Hilbert offers numerous youth programs, including multi-day schools, camps, clinics, private lessons, tournament coaching, and afterschool golf programs. Her programs can be found at www.teachingu2golf.com.
■ John Jacobs Golf School — at Lely Resort. Staffed by local PGA and LPGA professionals. School offers 5-day week and 2-day weekend sessions, plus corporate days and private instruction. Discounted rates for junior golfers. For more information, call 1-800-472-5007 or visit www.jacobsgolf.com.
■ KISS Golf For Women Golf Schools — At Royal Poinciana Country Club. LPGA teaching professionals Lorie McCabe and her staff offer two- and three-day golf schools for women. Private instruction also is available. Call 1-888-451-KISS or 354-3633. The school’s Web site is www.kissgolfforwomen.com.
■ David Leadbetter Golf Academy — At LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club. Leadbetter is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher. Academy programs include three-day golf schools and players’ schools, and a one-day mini-school. Private instruction and playing lessons also are available. Call 592-1444.
■ Jim Mapother instruction — Call 431-5315 or email email@example.com.
■ Mediterra Golf School — Clinic on Friday, March 16 with stack-and-tilt method teachers Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $550, which includes lunch in the clubhouse, and will be limited to 10 students; Contact director of instruction Adam Bazalgette at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.adambgolf.com.
■ Dennis Meyer’s Golf School — at Quality Inn Suites & Golf Resort in Golden Gate offers two-, three- , and four-day schools. Playing lessons included in full-day golf schools. Half-day options are available as well. Private lessons available. Call 1-800-445-4554 or 267-4652.
■ Naples Golf Academy — Located at the Hibiscus Golf Club. Lauri Travers leads a team of instructors that offers private lessons, golf schools, clinics and playing lessons. Specialty programs geared toward women and beginner golfers are available year-round. Visit us at LearningGolf.com or call 239-732-9944 for more information.
■ Naples Grande Golf Schools — Christina Ricci, the author of the Golf Survival Guides, will be making an appearance at Naples Grande Golf Club on Wednesday, March 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. Ricci and teaching professional Mark Durland will share tips and techniques on the range and on the course. To sign up, contact Durland at 784-2208 or email@example.com.
■ Tom Patri Golf School — Tom Patri in New York from May-December. At The Quarry from Dec. 1 through April 15. Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America. South Florida Teacher of the Year. Met (NY) PGA Teacher of the Year. Available to all skill levels, and juniors. Private instruction by the hour, half and full day sessions also. Short game specialist. Visit www.tompatri.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 239-404-7790.
■ Bob Prange Lessons — Estero Country Club at The Vines is the winter home of Prange, who is a teaching professional at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Ind. Prange previously has been a head instructor, staff member and golf school coordinator for John Jacobs Golf Schools. He has been 2004 Teacher of the Year in the Indiana PGA Section, and a Top PGA Instructor by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Call 267-7003 for appointments and schedules.
■ Rick Smith Golf Academy — Offering weekly 90-minute clinics Saturdays at 3 p.m. for $90 per person with a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Clinics alternate between full swing and short game with the first being a full swing clinic. Call 593-1111 for more information.
■ The Rookery at Marco Golf Academy — Includes a 14-acre practice facility. Director of instruction Jan Wivestad. For more information, call 642-2747
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