Local golf column: Hiestand switches hats, then beats Lang for State Women's Senior Amateur title

— Naples’ Mary Jane Hiestand and Diane Lang of Weston are friends. But they’re competitive.

In the last two Florida State Women’s Senior Amateurs, Lang has beaten Hiestand. This time, Hiestand, a Hideout Golf Club member, was ready to beat her friend.

“I really wanted to win,” Hiestand said. “ ... I just felt like I had the chance to win this year.”

Hiestand did win, but it came with some drama at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs on Tuesday.

Hiestand came in with a three-shot lead over Lang after a first-round 72 on Monday. But that evaporated quickly in Tuesday’s final round. Until Hiestand changed her hat.

She had been trying to find her red Hideout hat to go with her outfit, but could not. So she had a red Team Florida hat from one of the other events she had played in. Hiestand was 4 over for the day, and Lang was 2 under, so Lang had a three-shot lead for the tournament.

Off went the Team Florida hat, and on went Hiestand’s bucket hat with Hideout logo. Off went anymore bogeys, and on went Hiestand’s game. She made a birdie on No. 11 and Lang bogeyed, and Hiestand parred the rest of the way.

Lang, a three-time U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur champion, bogeyed Nos. 15 and 16, then had an unfortunate occurrence on No. 17. She had left her approach on the fringe, and there was some sand around the ball. Lang went to brush the sand away, and Hiestand called out “Diane, don’t” but it was too late, and Lang had committed a penalty because the ball was not on the green. Lang went on to make bogey, but it was a triple bogey after a two-stroke penalty.

“It’s too bad that I’m the one as her friend saw it, but it still has to be called,” said Hiestand, who parred the last hole to win by four with a 147 total.

Next week, Hiestand and Lang will be together again — as partners to defend their title in the Palm Beach Polo Four-Ball. Will there be any friction?

“Everything’s fine,” said Hiestand, a three-time state women’s senior player of the year. “We’ll be eating M and M’s all the way around.”

In the Super Senior Division, Nancy Jackson of Boynton Beach came from behind to win by three strokes over Nancy Smith (84-77) of North Port. Jackson’s final-round 75 was the lowest round of the championship in the Super Senior Division, and was highlighted by a birdie on the difficult par three 13th hole.

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Senior Championship

Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, FL 72-75 — 147

Diane Lang, Weston, FL 75-76 — 151

Alison Reifers, Jupiter, FL 78-75 — 153

Lin McMillan, Ormond Beach, FL 78-78 — 156

Therese Quinn, Jacksonville, FL 82-74 — 156

Gigi Higgins, Cape Coral, FL 76-81 — 157

Mary Ann Beattie, Naples, FL 81-77 — 158

Barbara Harrison, Sarasota, FL 79-80 — 159

Susie Fonde, Jacksonville, FL 77-82 — 159

Janice Wilson, Flagler Beach, FL 79-81 — 160

Debbie Court, Sarasota, FL 83-78 — 161

Lynda Case, Fort Myers, FL 82-80 — 162

Susan Pearl, Sarasota, FL 81-84 — 165

Mary Ann Andrews, Sarasota, FL 78-89 — 167

Maria Marino, Coral Springs, FL 85-83 — 168

Sarah Phillips-Durst, Tallahassee, FL 84-84 — 168

Ann Fulginiti, Plantation, FL 84-85 — 169

Constanza Travaglini, Buenos Aires, Argentina 89-80 — 169

Jan Phillips, Bonita Springs, FL 82-88 — 170

Casey O’Brien, Naples, FL 89-82 — 171

Jean Raymond, Naples, FL 87-84 — 171

Cindy Horowitz, Delray Beach, FL 82-92 — 174

Nancee Duffy, Venice, FL 86-88 — 174

Mazzie Gogolak, Naples, FL 89-89 — 178

Lauren Collins, Bonita Springs, FL 88-91 — 179

Mindy Smith, Dunedin, FL 92-87 — 179

Karen Hale, Boynton Beach, FL 90-94 — 184

Senior Field First

Gilda Perez, Orlando, FL 81-80 — 161

Susan Markin, Palm Beach, FL 83-78 — 161

Karen Moss, Fort Myers, FL 77-86 — 163

Nancy Bradley, Naples, FL 86-80 — 166

Mary Lou Edwards, Palm Harbor, FL 86-84 — 170

Kimberly Mazauskas, Boca Raton, FL 88-86 — 174

Hee Soo Kim, Fort Myers, FL 87-88 — 175

Nora Faller, Naples, FL 87-88 — 175

Shauna Federico, Wellington, FL 85-91 — 176

Kathy Baker, Wellington, FL 90-88 — 178

Cheryl Porter, Miami, FL 95-88 — 183

Valerie Klosterman, Bonita Springs, FL 87-96 — 183

Jennie Taylor, Estero, FL 98-88 — 186

Sandra Wilson, Hudson, FL 99-90 — 189

Ginny Becker, Naples, FL 97-94 — 191

Senior Field Second

Susan Howen, Venice, FL 91-86 — 177

Denise Ingalls King, Bonita Springs, FL 87-91 — 178

Liz Rees, Naples, FL 92-93 — 185

Robyn Craine, Delray Beach, FL 87-98 — 185

Deborah Sheperd, Estero, FL 91-97 — 188

Mary Marshall, Naples, FL 94-94 — 188

Joyce Vanatter, Lakewood Ranch, FL 90-101 — 191

Sandra Kleiner, Naples, FL 97-95 — 192

Linda Singleton, Tampa, FL 107-87 — 194

Carol Klay, Tampa, FL 99-98 — 197

Ming Tong, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 101-98 — 199

Susan Mason, St. Petersburg, FL 108-99 — 207

Super Senior Championship

Nancy Jackson, Boynton Beach, FL 83-75 — 158

Nancy Smith, North Port, FL 84-77 — 161

Meredith Wolf, Wellington, FL 80-85 — 165

Barbara Magie, Wellington, FL 85-82 — 167

Jeanne Rothe, Sarasota, FL 84-83 — 167

Marci Likens, Winter Springs, FL 85-89 — 174

Helene Goulet, Bonita Springs, FL 87-88 — 175

Tinker Sanger, North Palm Beach, FL 91-85 — 176

Sandi Deschaine, Jacksonville, FL 89-88 — 177

Jill Blackwood, Ft. Myers, FL 92-87—179

Pat Case, Southwest Ranches, FL 93-89—182

Rose Hoeppner, Bonita Springs, FL 95-92 — 187

Super Senior Field First

Connie Malenick, Naples, FL 82-82 — 164

Sandra Darr, Plantation, FL 88-81—169

Donna Carruth, Naples, FL 88-84 — 172

Sara Hume, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 86-87 — 173

Nancy Hersey, Greenacres, FL 89-85—174

Jeanne Forsberg, Plantation, FL 90-87—177

Kay Waltman, Pinecrest, FL 88-89—177

Jeri Ewing, Boynton Beach, FL 91-91 — 182

Carole Browne, Wellington, FL 94-92 — 186

Super Senior Field Second

Jeannette Sullivan, Palmetto Bay, FL 98-87 — 185

Marggie Sebastian, Naples, FL 94-94 — 188

Kathleen Gray, Bonita Springs, FL 97-94 — 191

Donna Starr, Estero, FL 94-98 — 192

Patt Sessa, Pompano Beach, FL 100-96 — 196

Jacqueline Rogazione, Sunrise, FL 104-102 — 206

June Gilley, Bradenton, FL 104-102 — 206

Bonnie Masterson, Naples, FL 105-102 — 207

Gross Winners

Senior Championship First Flight - Debbie Court, Sarasota, FL 83-78—161

Senior Field First Flight - Susan Markin, Palm Beach, FL 83-78 — 161

Senior Field Second Flight - Susan Howen, Venice, FL 91-86—177

Super Senior Field First Flight - Connie Malenick, Naples, FL 82-82—164

Super Senior Field Second Flight - Jeannette Sullivan, Palmetto Bay, FL 98-87—185

Net Winners

Senior Field First Flight - Gilda Perez, Orlando, FL 71-70—141

Senior Field Second Flight - Liz Rees, Naples, FL 70-71—141

Super Senior Field First Flight - Connie Malenick, Naples, FL 69-69—138

Super Senior Field Second Flight - Jeannette Sullivan, Palmetto Bay, FL 72-61 — 133

SFPGA Junior Tour: Naples’ Emma Bradley won her second straight title in the Girls 13-15 division in the tour’s third event at Indian Spring on Sunday.

Bradley shot 72-75/147 to win by five shots. She finished second in the overall girls division, there shots behind Boynton Beach’s Ashley Burke. Naples’ Grace Rokela finished ninth in the Girls 16-18, shooting 83-79/162. Rokela was 17th overall.

Naples Area Men’s Interclub Standings: Week 4, North Division — 1. Audubon 139; 2. Olde Cypress 129.5; 3. Collier’s Reserve 112.5; East Division — 1. Foxfire 162.5; 2. Imperial 119; 3. Naples Lakes 115.5; South Division — 1. The Colony 158.5; 2. Spanish Wells 156.5; 3. Heritage Bay 124; West Division — 1. Palmira 139.5; 1. Windstar 139.5; 3. Wyndemere 108

Naples Grande Golf School: Openings for two mid-handicap students (10-18) to fill a two-day/half-day golf school are available Monday and Tuesday. The rate is $599 per student. One mid-handicap opening for full-day, three-day school April 18-20, $1,099 per student. Contact Mark Durland at 784-2208 or mark@durlandgolf.com.

Twins raise funds: The Minnesota Twins helped raised over $130,000 to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System’s Regional Cancer Center with their golf tournament at Pelican’s Nest and bowling tournament at Gator Lanes.

Twins legend Tony Oliva, manager Ron Gardenhire and current players Joe Mauer, Brian Duensing, Brian Dozier, Aaron Hicks and others presented the check.

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PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

ACE Group Classic

Info: Ultimate Golf Experience Books on sale for $48, and include discounted golf at 30 area courses. A total of 22 of them are offering an unlimited number of discounted rounds. A list of courses is available at www.theacegroupclassic.com/ultimate-golf-experience-books/

Contact: 593-3900, acegroupclassic.com, Naples PGA Tour Superstore

AMATEUR EVENTS

Shootout Summer Series

Info: Returning in May and going through October. Online registration already is available. Two-person teams. Six holes modified alternate shot, six holes better ball, six holes scramble. Schedule — May 4, Tiburon (Black); June 22, Naples Grande; July 27, The Colony; Aug. 17, Pelican Preserve; Aug. 31, Raptor Bay; Sept. 21, Hammock Bay; Oct. 19, Tiburon (Gold)

Contact: franklintempletonshootout.com.

SUN CUP

Info: Second annual tournament, April 29-May 3, championship at Old Corkscrew. Participants compete in flight/age groups in net and gross score competition. Leaders of each flight will play a championship fifth round at Old Corkscrew. Divisions are: Under 50, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over, and women’s under 50 and women’s 50 and over. Entries due April 15. Entry fee is $550 or two golfers can sign up for $900, or three for $1,200, or four for $1,400.

Contact: www.suncupgolf.net, J.J. Scott 634-4508, jj@suncupgolf.net.

CHARITY EVENTS

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Classic

Info: Thursday, Quail West Golf Club. Benefits the mobile pediatric office that travels to schools, community centers and neighborhoods to deliver dental care and medical screenings to underserved Collier County children. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. Awards reception/auction, 5:30 p.m. Entry fee, $250.

Contact: 658-3133, www.healthcareswfl.org.

Neighborhood Health Clinic tournament

Info: Friday, Quail Run Golf Club. Benefits Neighborhood Health Clinic for medications, medical equipment and supplies for volunteer clinic. Registration, 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. Entry fee, $130. Foursome, $500. Dinner only, $40.

Contact: 260-2080, www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/the_nhc_open

Philharmonic League Open

Info: Monday, Quail West. Registration, 12:15 p.m., with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Benefits Philharmonic Youth Music Education Programs. Helicopter Golf Ball Drop, 6 p.m. Reception, silent auction, buffet dinner. Entry fee, $185 for entire package. Evening guests, $70, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: 254-2777

Protected Harbor Charity Event

Info: Friday, April 19, Lely Mustang Golf Club. Benefits faith-based, nonprofit organization raising funds for construction, ongoing maintenance and operation of Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled Adults. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start, 12:30 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m. Entry fee, $125 or $450 per team. Sponsorships available.

Contact: Marc Canady 793-2600

Saint Peter The Apostle Golf & Dinner Classic

Info; Wednesday, April 24, Royal Palm. Registration, 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. Dinner/awards, 5:30 p.m. Entry fee, $160 per golf includes lunch and dinner. Dinner only, $65. Helicopter golf ball drop tickets, $10.

Contact: Bill Murdy 774-2013

Shark Frenzy tournament

Info: Saturday, April 27, Vineyards. Benefits Gulf Coast High School boys and girls golf teams. Entry fee, $100. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start, 8:30 a.m. Sponsorships available.

Contact: 353-0505, 377-1481, 405-3582, 404-0110

Three Sticks for Kicks

Info: Saturday, April 27, Vi at Bentley Village. Entry fee, $125 includes breakfast, lunch. Benefits Charity for Change, a local nonprofit organization that provides a 30-week, classroom-based character education curriculum to 3,500 schoolchildren.

Contact: Suzanne Todd 784-7945, charityforchange.org.

Pars for Paws

Info: Sunday, April 28, Foxfire. Benefits Volunteer Services for Animals, Inc., that rescues homeless pets and provides free pet food and reduced-cost vaccinations, spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Shotgun start, 8 a.m. Entry fee, $100 per person includes breakfast and lunch. Lunch and raffles only, $35.

Contact: Sondra 961-1015, my7kitties@hotmail.com

Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championship

Info; Sunday, April 28, Quail Creek. Benefits Angel Program for Community School of Naples. Low gross, low net winners advance to sectional tournament Nov. 13-17 in Hawaii.

Contact: Curtiss Alden 860-3222, cba1970@hotmail.com

Swing of Grace

Info: Friday, May 3, Naples Heritage. Benefits Grace Place for Children and Families, a Golden Gate neighborhood center teaching literacy, language and life skills to impoverished and families at-risk. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. Dinner/silent auction, 5:30 p.m. Entry fee, $600 per foursome, $150 per player. Dinner only, $35.

Contact: 455-2707, www.graceplacenaples.org.

Lipman Golf Classic

Info: Saturday, May 4, Naples Heritage. Benefits Redlands Christian Migrants Association. Shotgun start, 8:30 a.m. Entry fee, $225. Sponsorships available.

Contact: Bill Coats (813) 376-8149, bill@rcma.org.

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce tournament

Info; Friday, May 10, Grey Oaks. Lunch, 11 a.m. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. Dinner/awards, 5 p.m. Entry fee, $150 per player or $550 per foursome. Dinner only, $20 per person.

Contact: www.napleschamber.org or brenda@napleschamber.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County

Info: Sunday, May 5, Wilderness. Benefits Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. Shotgun start, 1:15 p.m. Awards follow. Entry fee, $150 per person includes cookout. Hole sponsors $150.

Contact: Sandra Baretto 262-4448, ext. 301, www.collierliteracy.org

Immokalee Foundation Inter-Club Challenge

Info: Monday, May 6, Old Collier. Benefits the Immokalee Foundation. Winning team receives entry into Charity Classic Pro-Am, Nov. 18. Foursomes from area clubs compete with their pros. Registration/breakfast, 8 a.m. Shotgun start, 9:15 a.m. Lunch/awards, 1:30 p.m.

Contact: 430-9122, info@immokaleefoundation.org, immokaleefoundation.org.

JUNIORS

Scott Robertson local qualifier

Info: Scott Robertson Memorial junior tournament, May 17-19 in Roanoke, Va. Local qualifier, Quail Creek Country Club, Saturday, April 20. Entry fee, $100. Tournament has boys and girls divisions for ages 15-18 and under 15.

Contact: scottrobertson.com or email srm@scottrobertson.com.

First Tee of Naples/Collier

Contact: www.thefirstteenaplescollier.org and go under “Right Now.”

Rick Smith Golf Academy at Raptor Bay

Info: After-school clinics are Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and cost $30 per person.

Contact: 390-4608, RSGAgolf@gmail.com.

Rodney Bungartz lessons

Info: Arrowhead Golf Club instructor has released clinic schedule for March. After School Junior Clinic — Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m., $13 per student per session, ages 6 and up; Middle School Junior Clinic — Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m., $15 per student per session, ages 12 and up. Contact: 348-5929.

TOURAcademy at Tiburon

Info: Afterschool programs — Elementary, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays; Middle school, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays. Cost, $190 for four-week session. Call 593-1111

AREA ORGANIZATIONS

Collier County Women’s Association

Info: The 48-year-old league has released its 2013 schedule. Events are Fridays for a fee of $45, which includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Dues are $25. Schedule — April 26, Quail Run; May 3, Countryside; May 17, Foxfire; May 31, Glades; June 7, Eagle Creek; June 21, Royal Palm; July 12, Naples Heritage; July 26, Arrowhead; Aug. 9, LaPlaya; Aug. 23, Stonebridge; Sept. 13, Naples Grande; Sept. 27, Forest Glen; Oct. 11, Glen Eagle.

Contact: Helen Nulse 353-6944, Doris Roberts 793-0644.

Executive Women’s Golf Association

Info: The Naples chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association has changed its name to the Southwest Florida EWGA.

Contact: Mourine White at mourinew10@comcast.net, 262-5948, www.swflewga.com.

Golf Channel Amateur Tour

Info: Merged with Tournament Players Association.

Contact: Doug Oselett, doselett@gcamtour.com or go to gcamtour.com.

Gulfcoast Amateur Association of Florida

Info: Members can participate in individual competitions, couples events, partner events, scrambles, pro-ams, nine-hole “Nine and Dines” plus travel events. 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.

Contact: gagaswfl@aol.com or golfslaff@aol.com.

Southwest Amateur Series

Info: Men’s circuit through the Florida State Golf Association features 36-hole individual competitions, with $130 entry fees.

Contact: www.fsga.org

Valencia Leagues

Info: 18-hole Men’s League on Saturdays at 8 a.m.; Ladies League, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., format varies each week.

Contact: 352-0777, www.ValenciaGolfandCountryClub.com

World Golfers Amateur Tour-Southwest Florida

Info: Cost for tour, $189 per year.

Contact: www.wgatusa.com or email Jim Stockman at jim@worldgolfersusa.com

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INSTRUCTION, ETC.

■ 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.

■ Mike Dopslaff Instruction — PGA professional Mike Dopslaff, a four-time Southwest Florida PGA Player of the Year, provides instruction. Individual, group lessons at Stoneybrook Golf Club and Eastwood Golf Club. Call 994-3442, or golfslaff@aol.com.

■ Rodney Bungartz Lessons — The Arrowhead instructor has released his schedule for February. 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, jonbutlergolf@gmail.com, 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 Talis Park 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.

■ Dennis Clark Lessons — Clark, a PGA Master Professional and Advanced Certified Instructor, is directing the Golf Academy at The Marco Island Marriott Resort. Clark is a seven-time PGA award winner, and features Trackman Golf radar Solutions as well as V-1 video analysis. Clark has private lessons, a half-day workshop, and full-weekend schools. Contact 642-2747 or dennis@dennisclarkgolf.com.

■ 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 — The teaching center on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island has a weekly clinic schedule — Tuesdays, ladies; Thursdays, men; Saturdays, mixed. There is a short-game class Fridays, with advanced sign-up required. All start at 10 a.m. Call 732-6900.

■ 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 rjmgolf@comcast.net.

■ 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 adamb@clubmediterra.com 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 565-5954

■ 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 — Contact Durland at 784-2208 or mark@durlandgolf.com.

■ On the Course Tee Times — Naples-based concierge service that partners with over two dozen public, semi-private and private golf clubs across Southwest Florida. Specializes in arranging times on courses at discounted rates, and access to several private, members-only clubs. No service or membership fees charged. Call 690-6077

■ 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 tpatri@mindspring.com, 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 — New location at the Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs. Offering weekly clinics for adults, Mondays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-noon, and juniors on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Clinics have a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Call 390-4610 for more information and to sign up.

■ TOURAcademy Tiburon — 593-2200 for more information.

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