Young golf campers try vintage clubs during First Tee of Naples camp
Published 6/26/2008 at 4:55 p.m. 0 comments
Brassies, mashies and cleeks may not have too much relevance for today’s golfers, but as a group of youngsters found out this week, they were vital to the evolution of the game.
Paladino the man at Island Country Club
Published 6/12/2008 at 4:46 p.m. 0 comments
When Larry Paladino speaks about golf, he has a good old boy style. From Center Ridge, Ark., Paladino down plays his game, while his scores belie the chatter. On a golf course Paladino is the man.
Alvarez wins Ladies Club Championship for third straight year
Published 6/2/2008 at 4:59 p.m. 0 comments
Annette Alvarez will keep her cozy parking spot at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club. The final round gave her the Ladies Club Championship for the third straight year.
Students receive Bill Owen scholarships
Published 5/27/2008 at 4:27 p.m. 0 comments
Southwest Florida Golf Charities has awarded its final donations. The charities, with funds gained through the annual Bill Owen Classic, issued nine scholarships at $5,000 each to Collier County High School students.
A bolt out of the blue
Published 5/27/2008 at 4:25 p.m. 0 comments
Robert Dugan just wanted to help run a golf tournament. Little did he know what idea would strike.
Christmas comes early for Island Style
Published 4/28/2008 at 6:52 p.m. 0 comments
Christmas came early for Christmas Island Style, but this time it was the benefactor helping the organization with a successful golf fundraiser.
Hallowed turf: Island Country Club holds charm, challenge
Published 4/27/2008 at 12:04 a.m. 0 comments
Once a literal diamond in the rough, the Island Country Club was the sales catalyst for the Deltona Corporation’s mid-1960s development of single family homes and condominiums on Marco Island. Operating as a public golf facility for the next 20 ...
Golf Charities gifting brings many smiles
Published 4/21/2008 at 5:02 p.m. 0 comments
There were a lot of smiling faces as the Southwest Florida Golf Charities, Inc. gave out $132,500 for high school scholarships and golf programs and significant charities.
Assini wins Eagle Creek golf title
Published 4/10/2008 at 5:20 p.m. 0 comments
On his fourth try, Rick Assini won the Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club Annual Men’s Championship. His three-day total of 235 edged out Mike Triplett at 240.
Deklyn wins Island Club Golf Championship and ends 29-year drought
Published 4/10/2008 at 5:19 p.m. 0 comments
Mary Deklyn ended a 29-year drought in winning the Island Country Club Women’s Golf Championship.
Golfathon to benefit homeless, hungry
Published 4/8/2008 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
The homeless and hungry will benefit from 22 golf professionals and others playing in the 11th Annual Golfathon being conducted by St. Matthew’s House on April 28 at Twin Eagles and Bonita Bay East Country Clubs.
A day at the Eagle Lakes Golf Club
Published 3/30/2008 at 12:02 a.m. 0 comments
It was another of those comfortable, familiar old golf courses in the area that had basically served its time. Founded in the 1980s by a family called Boyne, hence the name Boyne South Golf Club, it was situated somewhat out ...
Golf charity keeps on giving: Direct gifts total $120,000
Published 3/25/2008 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
Southwest Florida Golf Charities continues its drive to help county schools and organizations that need financial support. Through the Bill Owen Classic, in 19 years, the charity has raised $1,222,000, with another $45,000 coming in matching funds.
Up To Par: Good lies in this Hammock
Published 3/2/2008 at 12:05 a.m. 0 comments
Local golfers affectionately called it the Shores. Officially, it was called Marco Shores Golf Club, a course devoid of any great character, but popular because of its wide open fairways that invited pulling out a driver on almost every hole.
Blossoms: Major changes add a touch of class to public Hibiscus Golf Club
Published 2/3/2008 at 12:04 a.m. 0 comments
No golfer attuned to the local circuit over the past five or 10 years would deny that Hibiscus Golf Club wasn’t exactly the creme de la creme of choices. A pokey pro shop, a skeleton management and service crew, and ...
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