Tampa Bay News & Events

  • The Golf Place Is Moving To A Bigger & Better Location In Hudson

    The Golf Place, formerly located at Outback Plaza in Port Richey, is moving to a bigger and better location at Fairway Oaks Plaza on Little Road in Hudson. The Grand Opening is Monday, January 4th. Owner Ron Tomaszewski is excited about the more spacious 2,400 square foot new store. Among the new features: ...

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  • Ever Dream of Playing in the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am?

    The Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am is proud to present the Bright House Networks Challenge Golf Series. These qualifying golf tournaments allow you and your partner the opportunity to advance to the final competition in March at TPC Tampa Bay. The individual winner of this competition will play alongside a Champions Tour professional during official tournament ...

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  • Transitions Championship For Healthy Sight

    March 15-21 at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Excitement is building for the 2010 Transitions Championship which will be held at Innisbrook on March 15-21. Tampa Bay’s PGA TOUR event will be bigger than ever in the second year with Transitions Optical as the title sponsor. Retief Goosen and Sean O’Hair, both currently ranked in th ...

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  • Invest in the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation

    Would you consider a tax deductible gift to Chi Chi's Kids by March 31, 2010? Now more than in recent decades our families are under increased financial and emotional pressure when it comes to finding programs that provide a safe and positive learning experience for their child. By investing in the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation and its Academy prog ...

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  • Pinellas County PAL Golf Program Making a Difference

    PALM HARBOR - Terry O'Reilly loves being a mentor, probably even more than he does being a Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy. But what he really loves is being on the course, teaching junior golfers the ins and outs of the game he loves and has played for years. That's the reason he's run the Pinellas Sheriff's PAL golf program for the past five years. T ...

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  • Battle at the Babe

    On Wednesday, Dec. 30 three-time PGA Tour winner and Tampa native Woody Austin will return home to take on PGA Professional T.J. Heidel in the "Battle at the Babe." The event will pit the head professional at Babe Zaharias Golf Course against Austin, who was a member of the 2007 President's Cup team in an 18-hole match play showdown. Heidel is ...

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  • Wesley Chapel Driving Range is for the Golfers, Love of the Game

    WESLEY CHAPEL - Fred Bender never had a lot of money growing up. It didn't bother him though, nor did it stop him from learning the game of golf. His father made sure he and his siblings found a way to hit the links, even if it meant playing on courses that were closed during the winter. ...

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  • Local Golf Shops Fight to Stay Alive

    Perhaps they're considered a dying breed, relics of what used to exist for golfers out there. The local golf shop, the one where everyone knows your name, and, sometimes, your handicap. They used to be more bountiful, many found at driving ranges or near your favorite course. But with the downward economy and subsequent decline of golf due to economic t ...

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  • Tom Keedy Elected As FSGA President

    Tom Keedy will lead the Florida State Golf Association beginning January 1, 2010 through 2011. Keedy, 57, of Lady Lake, was elected President at the FSGA's annual meeting at the Country Club of Ocala in Ocala last month. He succeeds Tom Dudley, of Jacksonville, who served as President in 2007 and 2008. Keedy will lead the volunteer Executive Committee i ...

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  • Chi Chi Rodriguez Makes Good on Promise to Mother Teresa

    More than 30 years ago, Hall of Fame golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez and the late Mother Teresa were brought together by then President Marcos of the Phillipines. Mother Teresa asked the famous golfer a question that would change his life and the lives of countless children forever. "I heard you were a poor boy but now you are a rich man," she said. ...

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