Tampa Bay News & Events

  • Gibson Golf Academy - Now Located at The Claw at USF

    Gibson Golf Academy (GGA) has joined the award-winning Billy Casper management team at The Claw at USF in Tampa. Jeff Gibson has been teaching and playing in Central Florida for almost 30 years. His students include some of the finest players in the area. His specialty has been the development of tournament players, both juniors and adults. His stude ...

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  • Razor Golf Duo Wins ING Qualifier, Advances To International Pairs World Finals In Scotland

    LAKE MARY, FL - Twice in the past four years in the ING/International Pairs World Qualifier, George Baker and Mike Vandiver have come within one point of wining the competition and earning a trip to the world finals in Scotland. "One yipped putt here, one bad chip there...it was really disappointing," said Vandiver, who along with Baker manages th ...

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  • LEADERSHIP CHANGES ANNOUNCED AT TRANSITIONS CHAMPIONSHIP DAVID ROBBINS SUCCEEDS BOB BANKS AS GENERA

    Following a successful 2011 Transitions Championship which saw Gary Woodland earn his first career PGA TOUR victory over a terrific field, the Copperheads, host group for Tampa Bays PGA TOUR event, has announced their new executive lineup. David Robbins, a prominent local attorney and member of the Tampa Bay community, has succeeded Bob Banks as General ...

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  • Padova & Holder Win at the Ritz-Carton

    Austin Padova and Ashley Holder grabbed first place honors at the Florida Junior Tour’s (FJT) 16-18 age division event at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Bradenton, May 14-15.   Austin Padova, of Hudson, Hunter O’Mahony, of Tequesta, Michael Visacki, of Sarasota, were all tied after 36-holes at with a tournament tota ...

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  • TaylorMade Golf Gives the Phrase Long Drive to Right Field!

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 21, 2011) TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company and the San Diego Padres today unveiled an 80-foot tall R11 driver foul pole in right field at PETCO Park as part of an innovative partnership agreement to extend through the 2013 season. Already the number one driver brand on the PGA Tour, TaylorMades game-changing new white R1 ...

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  • Wentworth Golf Club Wins Men's Interclub

    Wentworth Golf Club came from behind to win the 2011 Men's Interclub Team Championship at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, April 2-3. After six weeks of matches and two rounds of play-offs, Wentworth beat out seven other Regional Champions to be crowned the Men's Interclub State Champions. ...

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  • Rascals Flatts'Joe Don Rooney Debuts at The Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith an

    Today, the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am announced that Joe Don Rooney, the guitarist and a background vocalist in the award-winning country vocal group Rascal Flatts, will make his debut at the 2011 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and Two-Time US Ryder Cup team member Scott Hoch will also tee-off April 11-17 at TPC Tampa Bay. &l ...

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  • Keep Your Head Up - Not Down - For Better Shots

    By Trish Ziegel PGA Teaching Professional Missing Links Driving Range and Isla Del Sol Y&CC One of the most common phrases I hear from amateur golfers after a bad shot is “I lifted my head”. Most golfers believe when they top the ball it’s the result of lifting their head when, in fact, it’s usually something comple ...

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  • Steve's World of Golf The Pro Shop Specialists

    Remember the good old days when a green grass pro shop was THE PLACE to shop for golf equipment, clothing and accessories? With the advent of the Internet, Ebay and “Big Box” retail golf shops, well-stocked green grass pro shops have gone the way of the Edsel and milkman. The sole survivors are a few private country clubs, high-end daily-fee co ...

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  • 2011 PGA Show Better Days Ahead?

    The golf industry might still have a ways to go to reach back into the glory days of a decade long ago, but if the tone, energy and excitement of the 2011 PGA Show was any indication, it’s a journey that is well underway. Buoyed by a sense of optimism, some exciting new products and a refocus on the core of the game, this past January’s sh ...

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