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  • Skys Clear as Shark Shootout Begins

    Editor's Note: This year at the Shark Shootout we're reaching out to our fan base, and have asked a couple of local golfers to give us their impression of the action on and off the course. Below is commentary from Bonita Springs resident Pat Long from Friday's first round. It's a gorgeous morning on the 9th hole at the Shark Shootout at Tiburon. Clear ...

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  • Hold My Calls

    Editor's Note: This year at the Shark Shootout we're reaching out to our fan base, and have asked a couple of local golfers to give us their impression of the action on and off the course. Below is commentary from Bonita Springs resident Pat Long as she walked along watching the Pro-Am Wednesday. Beautiful day after a cold start (37 at 7 a.m.) Temper ...

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  • The Shark Shootout from 9th to 18th and Back

    Fun to see Davis Love III hit a great second shot about three feet from the pin on the 9th and promptly sink the putt for a birdie. Greg Norman got a big hand from the crowd as he walked off the 18th with a birdie. Ian Poulter had the spectators cheering as he was eagerly assisted his team partners in putting and cheering them on when successfully holi ...

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  • Couples Wastes No Time Earning First Champions Tour Win

    It didn’t take long for Fred Couples to notch up his first Champions Tour victory.  He was able to duck around an outstanding record tying round played by Tommy Armour III to obtain his first win in two tries on the Champions Tour. Armour III shot an outstanding 11-under-par to finish second to Couples. ...

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  • Couples Holds Lead Headed Into Sunday

    Freddy Couples leads the Ace Group Classic, however play ended on the 13 hole for Freddie and his playing partners due to darkness. All will finish tomorrow morning and then the final 18 holes will take place tomorrow afternoon.    Weather continues to be a factor with the wind and temperature both adding to some relatively unpleasant conditio ...

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  • Heavy Winds Suspend Play at The Quarry

    Golfers are off the course as winds in excess of 40 mph have suspended play at the Ace Group Classic. Through his first 10 holes of the day, Fred Couples was at 3-under-par and tied for the early lead. Ronnie Black is the leader in the clubhouse after firing an opening 69. ...

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  • Wednesday Morning Pro-Am Winner

    A little cool again in Naples, Florida at the Ace Group Classic, but the Pro-Am was up and running as amateur players ducked around the wind, and cool weather to compete along with their favorite pros. The morning winner was Steve Haskins, with amateurs Mike McGrath Alan Sanderson, Randy Bailey and Tom Tio. Their score a super low 52. ...

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  • Captain Ron's Tuesday Ace Group Classic Recap

    At the Ace Classic Tuesday, I headed for the practice greens and the practice range. Fuzzy Zoeller was there with cigarette blaring. He hit a few balls with a driver and called it a day as the clouds came in and light rain began.    Allen Doyle spent a lot of time working on the low wind ball since the wind was howling in there today at about ...

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  • All the Makings of a Classic

    This year's Ace Group Classic tournament has the makings of old home week for some of the best known former PGA Tour players. Crenshaw, Langer, Zoeller, Woosnam, Stadler, Mize, all Masters champs, and all at the Ace Group Classic. They don't call this a "classic" for nothing; top it off with Player, Trevino, Boom Boom (Fred Couples) and many more ...

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  • Here Comes Freddy !!

    Just when you think the Ace Group Classic is getting better with Lee and Gary along comes -- Fred Couples. Couples has announced  that he too will be competing in the Ace Group Classic this year.    This will be Couple's second Champions Tour event. He narrowly lost to Tom Watson last week, (Watson fired a seven-under 65 at Hualalai Golf ...

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