Timacuan Golf & Country Club Proves To Be A Popular Host Site For NGA Hooters Tour Winner Affrunti

LAKE MARY, FL -Joseph Affrunti has always had an affinity for golf course designs with a little flair and diversity. So when he teed it up at Timacuan Golf Club recently in an NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour's Winter Series event, he knew he was in for a good week. How good?

The Illinois native fired rounds of 70, 66, 68 for a 12-under-par 204 total and secured a one-shot victory and the $12,132 first prize. It was Affrunti's second win during his three years on the NGA Hooters Tour.

"I enjoy Timacuan" said Affrunti. I like the mix of holes there. Timacuan is a good course to host events like the Hooters Tour tournament."

Affrunti birdied seven holes in his final round, including the tourney clincher on the tough par 3 16th.

Timacuan, one of Florida's top-ranked courses located in Lake Mary, just north of Orlando, hosted this event the past three years as well.

The Timacuan community and club are located off Rinehart Road near State Road 46-A in Lake Mary. Timacuan is ranked among the top courses in all of Florida. Designed in 1988 by Ron Garl and refurbished by Bobby Weed in 1995, Timacuan is a par 72 that features two distinctly different nines.

Prior to starting work on the layout, Garl spent time in Scotland studying Links-style architecture, and that research is very evident on Timacuan's front nine. Sprawling bunkers, generous landing areas, oversized, undulating greens, and framing mounds combine to create a challenging and memorable nine holes.

The back nine has more of a Carolinas Low Country feel, with beautiful oak trees and tall pines providing the framing. One large body of water comes into play on 15, 16 and 17, demanding accuracy.

Nearly every green complex has closely-mown fringe areas, allowing for a variety of shot selections when players miss the green.

"Timacuan is a semi-private golf club with a private-club feel," said Timacuan General Manager Tony Johnson. "Our visiting guests receive the same first-class treatment as our members. That's one of the reasons we see the same players return year after year during the season. They seem to love the service, and the uniqueness of the layout at Timacuan."

For more information about Timacuan, visit www.golftimacuan.com, or call 407-321-0010.


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