Tampa Bay News & Events

  • Florida's Largest Golf Show Returns To Florida State Fairgrounds March 11-13

    A note from show promoter Jim Turner: We would like to thank all of you who attended last year’s event. This year’s show will offer more exhibits and great discounts on all of your golfing needs, including travel, rounds of golf, equipment, apparel, accessories, lessons, and much more. The 2011 show at the Florida State Fairgrounds will ...

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  • Golfweek's GOLFEST Coming to Tampa February 19-20

    Golfweek is proud to announce that a third Golfest, in partnership with the Transitions Championship, will be held in Florida this winter. This popular demo day and golf lifestyle extravaganza will take place on Feb. 19-20, 2011 at The Downs Golf Practice Facility located at Tampa Bay Downs on Racetrack Road in Oldsmar. Golfest will feature a ...

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  • A Message From The Chapter President

    A new West Central Chapter “Grand Slam” was introduced in 2010 with the addition of three new major events: The Stableford, The Shootout and The Match Play. All were well attended and led to an exciting Player of the Year race in both regular and senior (50+) divisions. Major winners for 2010: Stableford: Ryan Hritz; Doug Brehme (Seniors ...

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  • How To Use The Long Putter Successfully

    By Jim Cocchi, PGA Director of Golf, The Dunes Golf Club I ’m an advocate of the long putter and have been since 1988. I find that it is particularly helpful for golfers who have putted well in the past and then completely lose their touch, something I see happen to a lot of good players. I feel that the ball rolls better with a longer ...

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  • Aspiring Tour Pro Cole Cisbani Looks to the Future

    Cole Cisbani will be Happy Gilmore if it helps him become a tour professional. "That could be why I hit it so long," Cisbani said with a laugh. ...

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  • Bob VanSweden's Golf Repair Center Now Open in St. Petersburg

    Bob VanSweden’s Golf Repair Center has moved from Missing Links Driving Range in Largo to a new location in St. Petersburg at the corner of 23rd Avenue North and 26th Street North, just west of the 22nd Avenue North Exit to I-275. The new location features a state-of-the-art fitting studio complete with Flight Scope launch monitor. Outdoor fitting ...

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  • Celebrate Innisbrook's 40th Anniversary

    Florida's famed Innisbrook Resort turns 40 on Friday, Dec. 10. The home of the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship and four outstanding golf courses is celebrating in style. The resort is offering a mega deluxe golf package called "40 days and 40 nights." You'll pay $40,000 for 40 nights in Innisbrook's 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, 4 ...

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  • Outback Pro-Am Holiday Golf Package Now on Sale

    Now through January 3, 2011 you can purchase the perfect holiday gift for that special golfer in your life. The Outback Steakhouse Holiday Golf Package is on sale for just $160. Over a $300 value, each package includes: ...

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  • Austin Grey Qualifies for U.S. Military Golf Team

    Marine Lcpl. Austin Grey recently competed in the 2010 Armed Forces Golf Championship at Langley Air Force Base, VA. Grey’s total of 302 (82, 69, 77, 74) lead the All Marine Corp Team, and qualified him as one of the six members of the U.S. Military Golf Team scheduled to play later this year in the International Championship. Grey is the stepson ...

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  • Champions Tour Announces 2010 Tournament Awards, Outback Honored in Business Affairs Category

    The Champions Tour has announced its best tournaments of the 2010 Champions Tour season.   Five specific categories were recognized – the Presidents Award, the Players Award, the Tournament Business Affairs Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Fan Favorite Award. ...

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