Jacksonville News & Events

  • TPC Sawgrass named 'Best Course in Florida'

    The PLAYERS Stadium Course at the PGA Tour's flagship TPC Sawgrass, home to THE PLAYERS Championship, has been named the "No. 1 Best Golf Course in Florida" in Travel + Leisure Golf's "2008 World's Best Golf Resorts Readers' Survey," which appears in the magazine's September/October issue. The survey results cover readers' favorite cour ...

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  • St. Johns Golf & Country Club to Host PGA Tour Qualifying School

    ST. AUGUSTINE - St. Johns Golf & Country Club, owned by St. Joe Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf , will host the first stage of the 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School, Tuesday-Friday, October 21-24. The 72-hole, stroke-play tournament at St. Johns will be contested between roughly 80 golfers with the top qualifiers advancing to the second stage ...

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  • Experience Dye's Duo at TPC Sawgrass this Fall

    With the weather cooling off, it's the perfect time of the year to play golf in Florida. This fall golfers will have a chance to play a round or two at TPC Sawgrass, home of the prestigious The PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. The special offer, entitled Dye's Duo, gives guests the opportunity to stay for two nights at Sawgrass Golf Res ...

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  • Four Ways to Qualify for National City Million Dollar Shootout

    During the final round of the ADT Championship, scheduled for November 23 at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach a few lucky finalists will be shooting for a million dollar hole-in-one. The National City Millon Dollar Shootout has announced four ways to qualify for the contest along with corresponding qualifying sites. Golfers can qualif ...

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  • Online Tee Times Offered at Georgia State Park Golf Courses

    In an effort to continue to provide customers with the best golfing experience around, Georgia State Park Golf Courses announced today that golfers are now able to book tee times in advance via the internet. The service is designed to accommodate the increasing demand for 24/7 access to golf reservations by golfers. The Georgia State Park Golf Course ...

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  • Fred Klauk prepares Sawgrass for The Players Championship

    Fred Klauk will wrap up a 23-year stint as the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Class A superintendent at TPC Sawgrass by prepping for The PLAYERS Championship one last time, May 8-11 on the Players Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The 32-year GCSAA member announced his retirement last fall and will take on responsibi ...

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  • Golf's leadership converges on Capitol Hill for First National Golf Day

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some of golf’s most influential leaders and members of the game’s most prominent associations converged on the nation’s capitol to celebrate a bipartisan Congressional resolution which declared April 16, 2008 as National Golf Day. The golf leaders discussed the game’s impact on society, in particular its role t ...

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  • The Masters Tournament reaches audience of nearly 100 million

    Close to 100 million people on television worldwide, and 5.4 million online on masters.org, experienced the 2008 Masters it was announced by Billy Payne, Chairman of the Masters Tournament and Augusta National Golf Club. The preliminary global television numbers were up approximately 15 percent from last year. In all, the Masters was viewed, either live ...

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  • ASGCA Architects work to address problems of the pace of play

    Pace of play is an issue often discussed at the player level. But, members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects are also addressing this at the design level. "A properly designed, well-drained course with ample playable areas, properly placed bunkers, visible water hazards and smaller greens usually plays fastest," said Steve F ...

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  • Smoke's on Fire

    It is said by many that old habits die hard. That adage couldn’t ring more true for smoking tobacco in its oldest form, the cigar. Not only has cigar smoking remained a constant, and been present throughout the settling of the Americas, but it has grown and adapted, seemingly relighting itself in today’s popular culture. At no time in hi ...

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