Orlando News & Events

  • Golf Legends Team up with Family for Annual Del Webb Father/Son Challenge

    ORLANDO - When many of golf's greatest legends team up with their sons for the annual Del Webb Father/Son Challenge at ChampionsGate in Orlando this December, two first-year players in the field will be renewing a rivalry that took on a greater dimension this past summer. Nick Faldo, teamed with his son Matthew, and Paul Azinger, paired with the l ...

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  • Stephen Ames defends Title in Children's Miracle Network Classic

    Stephen Ames admits that he loves the feel of returning to a tournament as the defending champion. Ames will get to enjoy the experience for the third time in his PGA Tour career Thursday when he tees off in opening-round play of the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart. The $4.6 million event is being played on the par-72 Palm and M ...

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  • Stay'n Alive - Develop a "Touch Plan"

    I recently read an article about nurturing leads and it reminded me about my early golf instruction struggles. It discussed that 90 percent of customer inquiries from an ads, sales presentations or other marketing efforts resulted in a sale for that company or one of their competitors. It went on to mention that many consumers did not buy right away. ...

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  • PGA Members Attend Award Ceremony

    More than 100 individual PGA Professionals as well as community leaders attended the East Central Chapters Inaugural Award Ceremony and Banquet at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary. Honored were 11 individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the game of golf, the chapter and the North Florida PGA Section. Topping the ...

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  • The Daytona Beach Golf Club Hosts 29th Annual Mayor's Golf Tournament

    Mayor Glenn Ritchey played host to 136 golfers who gathered to play golf, have a good time and raise $30,000 that will support the Mayors two designated charities; the Keech Street Children’s Clinic and the Daytona Beach Police Foundation. Mayor Ritchey would like to express his thanks to the major sponsors; Brighthouse Networks, Daytona Intern ...

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  • PGA Tour Qualifying School Helps Orange County National Raise its Q Score

    WINTER GARDEN - When the powers that be at the PGA Tour sent out a search party in order to find a suitable and more permanent home for the grueling Qualifying School finals competition, at least on the East Coast, they were looking for a course capable of testing the nerves and resolve of some of the nation's most grizzled golfers, intent on outlastin ...

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  • Marriott Golf Names Chris Flynn Golf Grounds Manager Of The Year

    ORLANDO, Fla. - October 27, 2008…Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators, recently announced Chris Flynn, Director of Grounds for Grande Pines Golf Club, located in Orlando, Fla., was named Golf Grounds Manager of the Year. The award is based on performance excellence for current and previous years in various categories, inc ...

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  • Bay Hill Announces New Holiday Package for Golf Enthusiasts

    Whether you’re trying to escape to a warmer climate or are looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite golfer, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando announces its Swing in the Holidays package for golfers looking to challenge themselves at one of the most beloved stops of the PGA Tour. “Winter is the perfect t ...

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  • Plantation Golf Resort & Spa Offering A Three-Month Trial Membership

    CRYSTAL RIVER - During the month of October, Plantation Golf Club on Florida's Nature Coast is offering a special three month trial golf membership. Golfers can enjoy Plantation's 27 holes during the months of October, November and December for the price of $350 per single or $500 per couple. The resort's Championship Course, designed by Mark Mahannah, ...

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  • Legendary Fitness Trainer Pat Etcheberry Joins Team at Mission Inn Resort & Club

    HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS – Renowned fitness trainer Pat Etcheberry has brought his acclaimed “Etcheberry Experience, Strength and Conditioning for Serious Sports” program to Mission Inn Resort & Club, located just 45 minutes north of Orlando. His proven regimen will complement the Gary Gilchrest Golf Academy and Justine Henin’s 6th Se ...

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