Week of April 10th – 14th

Spring Break Golf Camp at AFG

Weeklong Junior Golf Camp with PGA Pro Trey Sones. For players of all skill levels. Improvement and fun guaranteed.

  • 9:00am – Noon | Monday thru Friday
  • Cost: $150 per Student
  • or $55 for daily attendess
  • Must have a least 5 students in attendance.
  • Must be registered by April 7th

Trey Sones
407-687-9614
tsones@pga.com

Make Tech Work for Your Game

JANUARY 13, 2016 From the GolfNow.com Blog

Online tee time booking has been around for years, but as technology changes new options open up for golfers on the go. Planning your next round, whether for yourself or with friends, is getting easier and more convenient by the day. Below we’ve picked out just a few of our favorite new ways to get out on the golf course and play more of the game you love.

GolfBids – Naming your price has been an option on travel and auction sites for a while now, but why not have the same option for your next round of golf? GolfBids gives you the opportunity to pick what you pay for great tee times at thousands of courses, and all from your mobile phone. Get notified when you win an auction, grab your clubs and head out to the first tee.

Last Minute Golfer – Whether your afternoon meeting got cancelled or you and some friends were struck with the inspiration to play a round of golf, finding tee times should be a breeze. Last Minute Golfer makes it simple by offering you tee times available within the next 24-48 hours, so you can always find a great course to play at a moment’s notice.

Deal Caddy – More than just a place to find incredible prices on golf equipment, Deal Caddy also offers up daily specials on tee times at outstanding golf courses throughout the U.S. Make Deal Caddy one of the sites you visit every day to see what new steals are available for your next round of golf.

Golf Channel Academy – It’s not exactly getting you out on the course, but there’s no better way to get ready for your next round than with a few quick lessons, tips, and refreshers from Golf Channel Academy. Enjoy video lessons and advice from the pros, or find a coach in your area to really help perfect your swing. Either way, when you book your next round your scorecard will be the envy of the rest of your group.

Technology can do a lot of great things, but the best part is when it makes it easier to enjoy the things we love—especially playing golf.

10 Fun Facts About Golf

1) Breaking Barriers – Long before Annika Sorenstam competed in the 2003 Bank of America Colonial, Babe Zaharias became the first – and only – female golfer to make the cut at a PGA TOUR event, shooting 76 and 81 during the first two rounds of the 1945 Los Angeles Open.

2) Break Needed – One of the world’s most popular actors, Samuel L. Jackson, is also an avid golfer. In fact, the star of flicks like “Pulp Fiction” and “Django Unchained,” has a contract clause to play golf twice a week whenever he films movies.

3) Fortune Teller? – Prior to the 1957 Masters, Doug Ford not only predicted his victory, but his winning score of 283 as well. Sure enough, Ford’s projections came true, as he was fitted for his only green jacket. Perhaps Ford is a distant cousin of Nostradamus?

4) Nearly Impossible – Is there anything that matches the feeling one has when they make a hole-in-one? How about two in one round? Recently, Oakland University’s Kassandra Komma did just that, recording two ones on her scorecard in nine holes. But, the odds are incredibly low, at one in 64 million!

5) Splash! – Every year, roughly 125,000 balls are hit into the water surrounding TPC Sawgrass’ world-renowned island green 17th hole. During the 2013 Players Championship, 44 balls were lost. But two errant shots received more media coverage than any other. Attempting to capture his second Players Championship, Sergio Garcia carded an untimely quadruple bogey seven at the 17th on Sunday, losing two balls – and the tournament – in the process.

6) Righty Tighty, Lefty Lucy – He may be the most famous left-handed golfer of all-time, but four-time major champion Phil Mickelson is naturally right-handed. As a youngster, he mirrored his father’s swing and enjoyed so much success that he never needed right-handed clubs.

7) Grand Finale – The very first nationally-televised golf tournament, the 1953 World Championship of Golf, featured an incredible finish from Lew Worsham. Needing a birdie for a playoff with Chandler Harper, Worsham holed out for eagle from 104 yards on the 72nd hole to defeat Harper by one shot.

8) Mighty Condor – As unlikely as a hole-in-one is on a par-three, imagine making one on a par-five. This highly unusual shot, informally known as a condor, has only been verified four times!

9) Rain or Shine…and Snow – Dwight Eisenhower. John F. Kennedy. Barack Obama. These are just a few of the presidents associated with golf. But Woodrow Wilson is often overlooked. An avid golfer, he was so dedicated to the game that he even played in the snow – using black golf balls!

10) Moonwalking – To this day, golf is one of only two sports, along with the javelin throw, to have ever been played on the moon. Back on February 6, 1971, Apollo 14 member Alan Shepard hit a ball with a six-iron, swinging one-handed as a result of his pressure suit.