Tampa Bay News & Events

  • Transitions Championship Wraps Up Successful Tournament Week

    Organizers of the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship are celebrating a very successful event that will set the stage for future success in coming years. Tournament winner Jim Furyk collected 58 points in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for his win – the most in tournament history and a figure unsurpassed by any regular PGA Tour event this ...

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  • The Return of Spring Hill Golf Club

    SPRING HILL - For many, it's a sight for sore eyes. It's their local course, coming back to life. Spring Hill Golf Club is under new managment, finding a way to return to its glory. With Roger Thompson at the helm, the course has already made strides since November, not even looking like the weeds it used to be. ...

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  • Web Site Aims to Connect Golf Community

    Though Michael Alt and Tod Jeffers have been in business less than a year, they're already starting over. Keep in mind, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Alt and Jeffers run www.ultimatefoursome.com, a Web site that gives golfers, vendors and tournament hosts an easy and inexpensive — actually free — way to search for amateur golf tourname ...

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  • Amateur Mike Finster Wins 2010 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Playing Spot

    Amateur Mike Finster won the Bright House Networks Challenge Golf Series at TPC Tampa Bay sealing his spot in the 2010 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Finster will now tee off in a $12,000 spot with the best golfers on the Champions Tour and celebrities like George Lopez, Vince Gill, Joe Theismann, Rondé Barber, Stone Phillips, Vinny Testaverde and Derri ...

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  • Youth Golf of America's Tampa Bay Area Prescence Growing

    Youth Golf of America, the Premier Youth Membership Organization in the sport of golf is pleased to announce the appointment of local high school golf coach Tony Pasquine as the area director in the state of Florida.  Pasquine is also the assistant manager at the Downs Golf Practice facility, which will become the home base for the YGOA in the Tam ...

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  • Ricky Weber Named Tournament Sales Director At TPC Tampa Bay

    Heritage Golf Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ricky Weber as the Tournament Sales Director at TPC Tampa Bay. TPC Tampa Bay is a high end daily-fee golf facility, operated by Heritage Golf Group, and is a member of the TPC Network of properties located nationwide. The club is also the home of the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, one of the most su ...

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  • Player Profile: Smooth-Swinging Brooke Dalton

    HUDSON - Brooke Dalton needed to slow down. Her powerful swing and youthful exuberance wasn't holding her back her golf game, but it was damaging her body. ...

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  • The 2010 PGA Merchandise Show

    Like many of the nearby Disney attractions, it’s tough to see everything the PGA Merchandise Show has to offer in one day. Filled with hundreds of vendors and booths lined up down numerous aisles assembled in the massive Orange County Convention Center, the PGA Merchandise Show brings in large and small golf businesses, showing all the new products f ...

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  • Henry Cotton Rules!

    How well do you know your golf instructional history? Most people think that golf instruction begins and ends with Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons” written in 1957. Golf Instruction had been written for several hundred years before that and one of the best writers ever was Henry Cotton. Cotton won the British Open in 1934, 1937 and 1948. H ...

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  • Steve's World of Golf Expands Into Local Golf Course Pro Shops

    Steve’s World of Golf is a 2,400-square-foot retail golf shop located on U.S. Highway 19, just north of State Road 52 in Hudson. Owner Steve Pitts has been a player in the Tampa Bay market since 1989. In recent years Pitts has expanded his presence in the market by stocking selected green grass pro shops with merchandise, including brand name cl ...

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