Jacksonville News & Events

  • Patriot Golf Day City-Wide Closest To The Pin Championship Set

    The Northern Chapter of the North Florida Section PGA will participate in the third annual Patriot Golf Days Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 in support of the Folds of Honor Foundation. During Patriot Golf Days, golfers nationwide are asked to donate a minimum of $1 to the Folds of Honor Foundation when playing their favorite local course. In addition, more than 20 ...

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  • IMG Junior Golf Tour Announces Season Schedule

    The IMG Junior Golf Tour announced its 2012-2013 schedule, which has expanded to include events throughout the Northeast in addition to its Southeast tournaments. The tour has continued its growth from eight events in the inaugural 2010-2011 season to 18 events in four different states during the 2012-2013 season. This year, the tour will make stops at top ...

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  • Nationwide Facilities Help Take Your Daughter To The Course Week

    The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) are encouraging everyone to introduce daughters, granddaughters and nieces to the game of golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15. More than 1,000 participating facilities across the country will offer free green fees to girls accompanied by a paying adult, with m ...

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  • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Announces 'Fore Fall Golf Getaway'

    Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has announced the "Fore Fall Golf Getaway," a package including accommodations at LeCiel, Florida Gulf Coast's newest boutique hotel experience, and two rounds on The Links Course starting at $89 per person, per night. As part of the promotion, a golf cart, unlimited use of Sandestin's practice facility and range balls are in ...

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  • Web.com Replaces Nationwide As PGA Tour Sponsor

    The PGA Tour and internet service provider Web.com announced a 10-year agreement to become the umbrella sponsor of the newly named Web.com Tour. Formerly known as the Nationwide Tour, the Web.com Tour will continue to identify and transition players who are ready to compete and win on the PGA Tour. It currently awards PGA Tour membership to the 25 leading m ...

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  • EWGA Championship Series Semifinals Set

    EWGA, an organization enabling current and aspiring business and professional women to connect through golf, will host its 17th Annual Championship Series starting this month. The event is the world's largest women's amateur golf competition. More than 2,400 women will participate in the championship series, which starts with individual chapter championship ...

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  • Unlucky 17: Famous hole still rules Stadium Course

    The famed 17th at TPC Sawgrass just may be the most recognizable golf hole in the world. Known simply as the island green, despite the fact it is actually a peninsula, the par 3 measures just 137 yards. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in difficulty. Course officials estimate more than 100,000 balls are retrieved from the surrounding w ...

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  • Kuchar Keeps Cool Under Pressure

    Big putt on 16 leads to biggest career win by Lance Hanlin - lhanlin@golfersguide.com It’s not about hitting the longest drives or sinking the longest putts. For Matt Kuchar, golf is a game that is played in those six or so inches between the ears. “I feel like my mental game is one of my stronger suits,” Kuchar said on ...

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  • Special Rates for Military, Police and Firefighters

    The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club In Northeast Florida Offering “American Hero Rate” To U.S. Military, Police Officers & Firefighters JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (May 2012) – If you are an active or retired member of the U.S. military, a U.S. firefighter, or a U.S. police officer you should definite ...

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  • Choi Out to Make History at TPC Sawgrass

    No player has successfully defended Players Championship title by Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.com When professional golfer K.J. Choi moved from his homeland of Korea to Jacksonville back in 2000, he selected TPC Sawgrass in nearby Ponte Vedra Beach as his new practice facility. “Back then, I didn’t even realize,” C ...

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