Old Palms Golf Course Reveals New Look

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – Old Palm Golf Club – the premier private and exclusive residential community in the Palm Beaches – will reopen its Raymond Floyd signature course on Nov. 1 following extensive course enhancements and the addition of the cutting edge TrackMan golf radar in its 33-acre “Golf Studio.”

Tommy Gainey Becomes First 'Big Break' Alumnus to Record Victory on PGA TOUR

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 – Tommy Gainey today became the first alumnus from Golf Channel’s ‘Big Break’ reality competition series to win on the PGA TOUR, following his record-breaking final round of 10-under-par 60 at The McGladrey Classic. Gainey erased a seven-stroke deficit today on the Seaside course, narrowly missing a shot at becoming the sixth player in PGA TOUR history to record a 59 in tournament competition and captured his first PGA TOUR win by one shot over David Toms.

Gainey, 37 and nicknamed “Two Gloves” for wearing gloves on both hands, first gained notoriety with golf fans as a two-time participant on Golf Channel’s Big Break series - Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe – in 2005 and later winning Big Break VII: Reunion in 2006.

Gainey also became the first Big Break alumnus to earn full status on the PGA TOUR card in 2008 when he advanced through 2007 PGA TOUR Q-School.

Tee-riffic Golf Package

Have a look at this package deal at two of Florida's highest-rated golf courses (Camp Creek and Shark's Tooth)...

(WATERSOUND, Fla.) – Camp Creek and Shark’s Tooth – two of Florida’s highest-rated golf courses – and and the award-winning WaterColor Inn & Resort on the Gulf of Mexico, announce the “Tee-riffic Golf Package” for the peak fall golf season.

Nicole Smith Earns 2013 LPGA Tour Card


The dream of one day playing on the LPGA Tour became a reality today for the top-10 players on the season-ending money list in the 2012 Volvik Race for the Card.

This year’s Symetra Tour graduates are, in order of finish:
1. Esther Choe of Scottsdale, Ariz., $55,690
2. Paola Moreno of Cali, Colombia, $50,908
3. Victoria Elizabeth of Dayton, Ohio, $46,565
4. Thidapa Suwannapura of Bangkok, Thailand, $42,884
5. Daniela Iacobelli of Viera, Fla., $41,049
6. Mi Hyang Lee of Incheon, South Korea, $40,882
7. Jenny Gleason of Clearwater, Fla., $38,741
8. Julia Boland of Tamworth, NSW, Australia, $38,447
9. Nicole Smith of Riverside, Calif., $38,004
10. Sara Maude-Juneau of Quebec, Canada, $37,632.

Grand Golf Resorts of Florida to Host Two Legends Tour Events

Across Central Florida – September 20, 2012 – The newly formed Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a Salamander Collection, will host two Legends Tour golf tournaments this fall: The Handa Cup at Reunion Resort in Orlando from November 2-4, and the Legends Tour Open Championship at Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay from November 9-11.

Peter Hanson wins European Tour’s KLM Open

Peter Hanson emerged from a back-and -forth battle for the lead to claim the KLM Open with an eagle on the 72nd hole Sunday.

Hanson and Pablo Larrazabal each had and shared the lead on several occasions in the final round at Hilversumsche Golf Club in The Netherlands, but Hanson emerged victorious for his fifth career European Tour title.

He is the third professional coached by Gary Gilchrist to win this year, joining Yani Tseng and Shanshan Feng.

Turnberry Isle Miami Celebrates National Golf Month

Legendary Resort Offers Exclusive Golf Weekends with PGA Professional Instructor

Aventura, FL – July 31, 2012 - Turnberry Isle Miami, (www.turnberryislemiami.com) the legendary South Florida resort, announces an exclusive golf experience celebrating National Golf Month. Led by PGA Teacher of the Year and Southern Chapter Senior Champion, Gary Knapp, weekend golf schools are available every Saturday and Sunday from August 1st through September 30th.

“Each clinic begins with an evaluation of each player’s drive, short game, sand play, putting and swing sequence, which enables me to create a customized weekend golf program,” said Knapp. “Players will also be videotaped during instruction and receive an opportunity to review their form and fine tune specific game techniques.”

Turnberry Isle Resort Announces Distinguished Membership Program

AVENTURA, Fla. — With exciting new programs, world-class amenities and outstanding service in beautiful resort surroundings, there has never been a better time to be a member of the prestigious Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club than now. The legendary Club is currently offering invitation-only membership options in five categories—Golf, Social, Executive, Beach Club and National.

By joining, members receive a superior amount of rewarding benefits that are exclusively theirs including access to a “Members Only” dining & club lounge with exquisite furnishings and breathtaking views of the Miller golf course. Whether hoping to meet new friends or make business contacts, the Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club presents special gala events and networking opportunities throughout the year with some of the most distinguished individuals, celebrities and athletes in attendance. Tee-off on the two championship Raymond Floyd-redesigned 18-hole courses and enjoy golf unlike any other in the Sunshine State; use the state-of-the-art fitness facility; and take advantage of unlimited play and no court fees at the Tennis Center.

A Laguna Pool featuring a lazy river and a 180-foot long, 35-foot high waterslide provide members and their children with ultimate fun. Relax in a luxurious cabana poolside or head to the private Beach Club in a prime spot right on the Atlantic for seaside adventures. The three story, 25,000 square-foot Spa & Fitness Center offers an array of experiences—all at reduced prices for members—and is an ideal way to unwind and renew energy after a sun-soaked day.

Not to mention, dining options at Turnberry Isle are arguably the best in the area. Named “best steakhouse in town” by the Miami Herald, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK restaurant is located off the main resort lobby and serves prime steaks and fresh seafood butter-poached and cooked over a wood-burning grill, signature duck fat fries and an extensive wine list. Members receive savings at BOURBON STEAK and on all other food and beverage around the resort including Cascata Grille with classic American cuisine, the Laguna Grill serving casual tropical fare, and the Beach Club Grill.

Added-value for members doesn’t just stop with first-class facilities and attractive rates on food & beverage and spa. Members also receive complimentary valet parking and Beach Club access, plus discounts across the board on guest rooms, social catering events, golf and tennis clinics, cabana rentals, retail shops, the Kids’ Connection program and more.

“Membership really has its privileges at the Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club,” says Stacey Persinger, director of membership. “We’re the greatest golf club value for the money. Best of all, our members also enjoy a luxury resort lifestyle, which truly adds to the overall experience.”

Secluded on 300 tropical acres, Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club is a non-equity club with no assessments and no spending minimums. Prices are subject to change based on membership availability. For more information on how to become a member, call (305) 933-6595.

Golf Gamebook: USA vs. Europe Golf Challenge

The future of golf tournaments is here; for the first time all golfers in the USA and in Europe can enjoy golf together, regardless of age, gender or HCP. The six-week GameBook Cup, is open to all golfers from the two continents and can be played on any course in the world. With the help of the latest mobile technology, the GameBook Cup offers a more social and equal way of experiencing golf. Join Here

Inspired by the legendary golf tournament the Ryder Cup, the GameBook Cup launches as the first transatlantic golf challenge of its kind ever. All golfers from the USA and Europe are invited to play in the fun and friendly golf challenge. Experienced team captains have been nominated; Team USA has British Open Champion Stewart Cink as the Captain, and Team Europe is led by European Tour golfer Johan Edfors.

“I think this is a wonderfully innovative idea. In honor of the Ryder Cup year I think it is appropriate to expand the joy of golf with a truly global approach. And, I think that GameBook team’s creativity in utilizing social media and the latest technology is exceptional. Golf tournaments are fun and social, but they can be so much more with this new golf app. I will do my best to build to great Team USA.”, praises British Open Champion Stewart Cink.

“I had an opportunity to test this golf concept last year in a tournament between two nations, Sweden and Finland. It was very engaging and an extremely fun experience. I will recommend my fellow pros to join this contest. My vision is to have a diverse Team Europe, professionals and amateurs playing together.” says Johan Edfors, Captain of Team Europe in the GameBook Cup and three-time winner of European Tour events.

“Both in the US and in Europe we value the important landmark tournaments. The encouraging and inspiring culture deserves to be further embraced, and that’s what we are doing. GameBook Cup differs only by the fact that anyone can participate. And to make things more interesting, we will throw some nice prizes to random participants each week.” says Mikko Rantanen, CEO of GameBook Inc.

“We have managed to fine-tune our golf app and the supporting mobile technology into such good shape that we decided to put it to a real tough test. And of course, we wanted to offer an unforgettable golf experience to all golf lovers in the USA and in Europe.” says Kalle Väinölä, Founder of GameBook, PGA pro.

“The only thing a golfer has to do is to play a round of golf anywhere in the world and enter his or her scorecard using Golf GameBook. We will automatically include all scores from golfers who are registered respectively in the USA or in any European country”, continues Kalle Väinölä.

The world’s largest golf challenge will be held between July 30th and September 9th, 2012, and it is free for golfers and golf clubs.

For more details about the GameBook Cup http://www.golfgamebook.com/cup

About Golf GameBook

Golf GameBook has provided live scoring and leaderboards at hundreds of events in Europe and the US, including the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship Pro-Am.Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have hosted their own events with Golf GameBook Live Scoring; Arnold Palmer’s Kingdom Cup (2011 and 2012), and Jack Nicklaus International Invitational (2011). The Stanford Men’s Golf team used Golf GameBook for living scoring at its recent Amer Ali Invitational event in January. Golf GameBook was featured recently in the Apple iTunes App Store Highlights section in the Nordic region, a position that has only been achieved by a relative few Nordic companies, including Rovio, publisher of the popular ‘Angry Birds’ franchise.

Golf Prodigy's U.S. Open Score Means Summer Savings

Orlando, Fla. – Reunion Resort, part of Salamander’s Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection, honors its member and 14-year-old golf prodigy, Andy Zhang, for making history. As the youngest participant in the history of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Reunion Resort will offer a special nightly rate equivalent to Zhang’s combined score over his first 36 holes. 

After the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday, June 17 and lasting for two weeks, guests can book a one-bedroom villa at the resort at the special nightly rate. For example, if Zhang shoots rounds of 72 and 73, the rate will be $145. The offer is subject to availability, and not applicable to groups or previously booked reservations. To make reservations, call (877) 863-6438.

Zhang and his family are members of Reunion Resort in the Orlando area, which is the only resort in the United States that boasts courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson.

One of golf’s four majors, the U.S. Open Golf Championship is staged by the United States Golf Association in a different location each year and offers the “toughest test in golf.”

For more information about Reunion Resort, please visit www.ReunionResort.com.

About Reunion Resort, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort located in Orlando offers premier multi-bedroom villas, highlighted by the 96-suite main hotel with a stunning lobby; and luxury private homes, each with lavish appointments and exquisite decor. Reunion Resort features 360 resort accommodations including luxury condominiums, private villas and vacation homes surrounded by 2,300 acres of lush landscape and nature preserve, elegantly appointed meeting space, a full-service boutique spa, multiple pools, slides, water playgrounds and a 1,000-foot lazy river. Part of the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida portfolio, Reunion Resort is the only location in the United States with golf courses designed by the golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson and also features the exclusive ANNIKA Academy by Annika Sörenstam. For additional information call 407-662-1000 or visit www.reunionresort.com.

Zach Johnson Reflects on his Recent Win

It was an amazing feeling to raise the trophy at Colonial as Crowne Plaza Invitational champion. My game has been really strong and I've taken advantage where it's been appropriate to attack the course. This is a good time to be playing well, carrying positive momentum into the U.S. Open.

Another highlight this year has been joining GolfLogix. On the PGA Tour we are fortunate to have caddies and detailed yardage books for every course. You have a tool that's just as good, with aerial flyovers, club tracking, precise distances to the pin or other key points on a hole and the ability to write digital yardage book notes. I've really enjoyed using these tools within the coolest app in golf.

In addition to the app itself, getting to know the GolfLogix leadership and interacting with the community has been outstanding. The team in Scottsdale is smart and innovative, creating incredible technology that we all enjoy to play better golf.

I've also received generous support from many members, who have sent me Twitter messages about their GolfLogix experiences and my performance on Tour. Believe me when I say that I read them all. Thanks for your encouragement. Keep it coming!

Hope you're all in full swing with your golf seasons. If you haven't yet tried the new GolfLogix features, check them out. They'll have a positive impact on how you play.



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