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miniscule salary and worked a minimum
of six open-to-close days a week with
two kids under the age of 3 at home. He
I want to use this space typically re- around it. The operation of the club it- was charged with overseeing the entire
served for my thoughts and share this self was a direct reflection of what was operation, but given no money to do so.
response from one of our readers. going on outside the club itself, not the People do not realize that the owner of
“I have had the opportunity to read club operations. this facility gave the operation no mon-
this month’s article relating to why golf I feel terrible for what happened to each ey to do anything with because his core
courses fail and I would like to place my employee at these particular clubs. Peo- business (real estate) went bust...there
personal feedback regarding how the ar- ple do not understand that these em- are a lot of other factors here and I feel
ticle was written. ployees have families, some very young that this article missed the boat and
families, and to field a call from your this article is extremely disrespectful.
Personally I feel that the way this article
was written is extremely demeaning to boss at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night let- The story here needs to be more on
the people that worked at each of those ting you know not to bother coming in what goes in to opening a facility and
clubs. There are many reasons why to work the next day because he was the outside factors that contribute to its
clubs close down and why they don’t throwing in the towel, is absolutely un- success rather than the operation itself.
work. Each of the problems mentioned believable.
One man’s thoughts.” - Derek DiStefano,
in this article were challenges that each I can go on and on, but obviously this PGA.
facility in our area face every day. Un- article has been published and the arti-
I’m at brian@jaxgolfmag.com
less you work in a particular operation, cle reflects, in my opinion, more a poor
or 383-7587.
there is no way to tell how things really image of those working at the clubs
are. Panther Creek was simply a start- rather than the circumstances that each
up operation that got trapped in the of these operations were put in prior
middle of the real estate bust. It was to opening their doors on a daily ba-
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We keep the conversation going.
Look for “Jacksonville Golf Magazine” on Facebook.

What do
YOU think?
Golfweek magazine recently published a television-oriented issue that in-
cluded the results of an online poll. Here are the results with our comments.
We welcome yours at info@jaxgolfmag.com.

What is your favorite golf Comment: Miller’s standing makes


network to watch? NBC’s lower rating even more odd.
CBS got 38.5 percent and The Golf Faldo’s strong rating indicates that
Channel was at 35.1 percent. NBC people are getting used to him,
was third at 20.1 and ESPN barely and Chamblee’s numbers show what
scratched at 5.6. many predicted: he’s destined to get
a big network job.
Comment: Surprising because the
common thought is that Johnny Which analyst is most
Miller is the best there is. But he likely to make you throw
can’t even beat out The Golf Chan- your remote at the TV?
nel’s ever-changing cast. Miller led the way with a big 45.3
What is your favorite percent. Faldo got 21.6 and Azinger,
tour to watch? Chamblee and Byrum all got around
10.
The PGA Tour was chosen by 78.8
percent. The LPGA had 8.8, Europe- Comment: Not sure what this means.
an 7.5, Champions 3.6 and Nation- Miller was controversial when he
wide 1.4. started on TV but he’s mellowed, so
maybe the voters were thinking of
Comment: No surprises, though the past.
wouldn’t you have thought that the
Champions would beat the LPGA? Who do you think is
golf’s best anchor?
Which analyst is most likely
to make you think, “Hmmm, Jim Nantz of CBS got 54.7 percent.
that’s interesting?” No one else was close: Mike Tirico of
ESPN had 17.6, Dan Hicks of NBC had
Johnny Miller leads this list at 33.5 11.9, Kelly Tilghman of Golf Chan-
percent. Nick Faldo (mostly CBS nel had 10.0 and Brian Hammonds
but also Golf Channel) hit 27.5 and of Golf Channel only got 5.8.
Brandel Chamblee (Golf Channel)
had 24.4. ESPN’s Paul Azinger (12.2) ... and worst anchor?
and Golf Channel’s Curt Byrum (2.3) Tilghman, 37.1; Tirico, 21.3; Hammonds,
trailed. 15.6; Hicks, 14.4; and Nantz, 11.6.
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Comment on both: Nantz probably is Comment: What this shows is that no that they take enough time for your
the best-liked anchor in any sport. one can tell the difference. They’re pit stop.
An indication was in last year’s mostly distractions, anyway. Which player would you
NCAA basketball tournament in Who is your favorite on- most like to see mic’d up
Jacksonville when he had to have a course or tower reporter? during tournaments?
bodyguard to keep the fans at bay
as he walked around. Tirico suffers There were 14 names on this ballot Phil Mickelson, 22.9; Tiger Woods,
from ESPN’s spotty coverage and the and the highest rating went to David 21.5; Ian Poulter, 16.8; Bubba Wat-
melodramatic Tilghman’s low rat- Feherty of CBS at 33.3. Gary McCord son, 13.4; John Daly, 11.4; Rickie
ings, despite huge exposure, shows of CBS got 13.5 percent. Roger Malt- Fowler, 7.4; Rory McIlroy, 6.8.
that her time has passed, and her bie of NBC hit 10.0, Dottie Pepper of Comment: With today’s microphones,
lesser time on air indicates that TGC NBC had 8.8 and Peter Oosterhuis of we can hear almost anything said on
knows it. CBS and The Golf Channel had 8.3. the course. If we had to listen to one
Peter Kostis of CBS hit 7.2 and the guy for an entire round, we’d learn
What is the best golf weekend rest were under 5.
for couch potatoes? that we suspect: boring.
Comment: Feherty wins because What reason is most likely to
Masters, 67.9; U.S. Open, 15.0; Brit- he’s clever, informed and not afraid
ish Open, 14.1; The Players, 1.9; and make you turn off the TV?
to speak his mind. Too bad they
PGA Championship, 1.1. Don’t see enough golf shots, 45.7

“Nantz probably is the best-liked anchor in any sport.”

Comment: No surprises at the top. didn’t turn this around and ask for percent; Coverage focused too much
The golf season doesn’t start until the worst; we suspect that a lot of on Tiger Woods; 28.6; Find the com-
Augusta and that sets the tone for you don’t think McCord is nearly as mentators annoying, 19.1; Prefer
the rest of the year. If it’s a medio- clever as he and his network seem watching sports other than golf, 6.6.
cre Masters (Angel Cabrera!), then to think. Comment: A fifth choice — “All of
we tend to think about playing on Who is your favorite the above” — would have won eas-
weekend afternoons. If it’s a hot essayist/interviewer? ily, we suspect.
one, especially with Tiger Woods
involved, then that tide raises all Rich Lerner of The Golf Channel had
ships. 41.8 percent followed by Jimmy
Roberts, NBC, 26.2; Steve Sands, The
What’s the coolest Golf Channel,16.9; and Tom Rinaldi,
golf technology? ESPN, 15.1.
Protracer, CBS, 33.8; Swing Vision, Comment: A better question would
CBS, 29.3; Aim Point, The Golf Chan- be an up-or-down on whether to
nel, 21.7; TrackMan, NBC/ESPN, have “essayists.” Saving grace is
15.3.

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Instruction

Improve your Amateurs Win Cup


wedge game
So, you’ve got mul-
tiple wedges and
want to hit them all
well to save shots on
the course. Incorpo-
Hayes Farley rate the following
pointers into your
game and you will find yourself
with more birdie and par-saving
putts.
• Improve your setup.   The key
to distance control with wedges
is consistent contact.   Increase The 20th edition of the annual Northern Chapter PGA Cup matches have
your chances by addressing the come to an end with the amateurs coming out on top 12.5-11.5. The ama-
ball with your feet set about teurs have won or retained the Cup six of the last seven years.
the width of your hips. The ball
should be in the middle of your
stance,  positioning your  hands The Amateur team
ahead of the ball.   Your hands David Anthony, South Hampton. Blake Holcomb, TPC Valley.
will be even with the inside of Mike Bodney, TPC. John Lobb, Jacksonville G&CC.
your left thigh at address. Nate Mosby, UNF.
Jon Bolen, Deercreek.
• Keep your weight left.  Because Duke Butler, TPC. Andy Purnell, Deerwood.
this is a less-than-full shot, there Jim Ross, North Hampton
Bill Calfee, TPC.
is no need to shift your weight
Steve Carter, Deerwood. Captain: Doug Conkey, Orange Park.
during  the  backswing.   Instead,
place about 60 percent of your Tom Gross, St. Johns G&CC. Assistant captain: Billy Varn, Timuquana.
weight on your leading leg at
address and keep it there as you
swing the club back.   This will
keep your head still and give you
a more consistent strike on the
ball.
• Avoid swinging too hard. Many
of you have three wedges in your
bag and some, like me, have
four.  With this many options, it
is unnecessary to swing a wedge
Hartley
like you would a driver.  When in
doubt, take more club and make
a smoother swing.  The resulting
ball flight will be a little flatter,
giving you more control as you
attack the flagstick.
- Hayes Farley is an assistant professional at
San Jose Country Club and a past winner of the
Gate Invitational.

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A new
challenger
for the boys
Here are one local golf professional’s
goals:
• Become a Class A pro
• Qualify for the Northern
Chapter PGA Cup team
• Play in the Gate Invitational
So, what’s new about that? Doesn’t
every apprentice here want to do all
that?
Yes, but the wrinkle is that this pro
is named Rhonda, and she’s hoping
to play golf as her full-time career.
“The game is my passion,” said
Rhonda Ferguson, “and I’ve been
around it all my life. But I was do-
ing public relations and tournament
management, not playing. Now, I
want to see if I can compete.”
She’s a strong player, evidenced by
leading the winning pro-am team at
last month’s Northern Chapter PGA
opener at the King & Bear. Records
are sparse but it’s likely she’s the
first women ever to top a winning
pro-am team here.
“I love teaching and I love organiz-
ing,” said the Tampa native. “Now,
can I play with the boys? I don’t
know. It’s time to find out.”
Her path to the Class A membership
is through work and she’s teach-
ing at San Jose and MasterFit. Her
path to be the first female Cup par-
ticipant is through points gained in
Northern Chapter events and she has
a full schedule. Her path to be the
first female in the Gate is the easi-
est: come up with the entry fee.
events. She and fellow LPGA hope- the pro-am victory was largely due
“If it goes well this year, I might try ful Carrie Rowe of St. Augustine to her play.
and qualify for the Futures Tour this finished second in the JAGA Two-
fall,” she said. “That’s the step to “I’ve been 29 years old for a while
Man last year. She and long-hitting now,” she said. “Time to get out and
the LPGA.” Gerry James tied for second in a PGA see what I can do.”
Her success lately has been in team Magazine better ball in Orlando and

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Calendar
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Jacksonville Area GA Jacksonville Women’s GA Northern PGA Tours
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March 7: Two-Man, March 2: Anniversary March 17-20: PGA Tour
ernchapter/5813/
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. tournament, San Jose. Transitions Championship,
March 7: UNF Pro-Am, Innisbrook.
March 5: Directors, Deercreek. March 9: Plantation.
Deerwood.
April 4-6: Senior, Eagle Harbor. March 24-27: PGA Tour Bay
March14: Amelia National
March 20: Gainesville Pro-Am Hill Invitational, Orlando.
April 19: Directors, (Championship qualifying.)
Warmup.
Lake City Quail Heights. April 22-24: Champions Tour
March 16: South Hampton
March 21: Gainesville Pro-Am. Legends, Savannah.
May 17: Directors, Amelia (Championship first round.)
April 1: Match Play begins. May 9-14: PGA Tour The
National. March 23: Ponte Vedra Ocean.
Apr. 4: Pablo Creek Pro-Pro. Players, TPC Stadium.
June 25-26: Father’s Day, (Championship second round.)
Hidden Hills. Apr. 11: Amelia National Oct. 13-16: PGA Tour Mc-
March 30: Jacksonville G&CC
Pro-Am. Gladrey Classic, Sea Island.
June 27: Directors, San Jose. (Championship finals.)
May 2: Palencia Pro-Am. Oct. 20-23: Nationwide Tour
July 19: Directors, Northeast Florida Winn-Dixie Open, TPC Valley.
Deerfield Lakes. Seniors GA June 8: Mayport Windy
Harbor Pro-Lady. LPGA Tour
July 21-24: Amateur, www.nefsga.com
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. June 20: Pro-Scratch, www.lpga.com
March 14: Grand Haven Jacksonville G&CC.
Aug. 16: Directors, Cimarrone. (first round, championship.) Dec. 2-5: Tour Championship,
July 10-11: Chapter Orlando Grand Cypress.
Sept. 20: Directors, March 28: Eagle Landing Championship, World Golf
Ponte Vedra G&CC. (final, championship.) Village. USGA Qualifiers
Oct. 3: Bill Black Memorial,
Aug. 10: Stableford, Ponte May 16: U.S. Open, Sawgrass.
Ponte Verda. 1stCoast GA
Vedra Inn & Club.
Oct. 19: Directors, Palencia. www.1stcoastgolf.com June 6-7: Public Links,
Aug. 28-30: Gate Petroleum St. Johns G&CC.
Nov. 7: Four-Ball, San Jose. March 7: Seniors, Marsh Creek. Invitational, Ponte Vedra
Lagoon and Ocean. June 13-14: Junior, Gainesille.
Nov. 21: Club Team
Championship. Sept. 19: Military Pro-Am, June 27: Senior Open,
Florida State GA Gainesville.
Dec. 13: Directors, NAS.
www.fsga.org
Fleming Island. Oct. 3: Pro-Assistant, July 25-26: Amateur, Amelia
March 22: Senior qualifier, Glen Kernan. National.
Windsor Parke.
Executive Women’s GA Oct. 17: Marsh Creek Pro-Am. Aug. 8: Senior Amateur,
April 29-May 1: Mid-Am Marsh Creek.
www.ewga.com Stroke Play, Gainesville. Nov. 7: Sawgrass Pro-Am.
Aug. 29: Mid-Am, San Jose.
Schedule not available June 8: Amateur qualifier, Nov. 21: Pro-Am
North Hampton. Tournament of Champions,
Amelia National. Golf Channel Tour
June 13: Junior qualifier,
Eagle Landing. Dec. 12: Partners Pro-Am, www.golfchannel.com/amtour
Other
TBA. March 7: Queen’s Harbour.
April 18: Spina Bifida benefit, June 17: Four-Ball qualifier,
Deerwood. Eagle Landing. April 3: Eagle Landing.
Men’s Senior Interclub
Mar. 26-27: Clay County Clas- June 27: Florida Open www.ewga.com April 1: North Hampton.
sic, Eagle Harbor, Eagle Landing. qualifier, Marsh Creek. March 14: Deercreek.
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May 9: Marsh Landing.
April 25: Rotary Club of Sept. 10-11: State Mixed, April 9: Cimarrone.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. June 13: Slammer & Squire.
Riverside benefit, Timuquana. April 3 - May 1: Disney Major.
May 2: Dreams Come True Sept. 19: Mid-Am qualifier, July 18: San Jose.
April 1: Ponte Vedra.
benefit, Timuquana. Queen’s Harbour.
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Cover Story

The best 18
The best 18 holes around here? Beau-
ty is in the eye of the beholder and
so is judging the best hole. What’s
a great hole for one person may be
a hokey hole for another. What’s a
great hole for a good player may be
a disaster in the waiting for a high
handicapper.
Here’s our list to get the argument
going. It was compiled by a few
people around a bar, and they repre-
sented a pretty good cross section of
the golfing community in the Jack-
sonville area.

We selected the 18 with no regard to


coming up with a par 72, or the best
No. 1 hole, No. 2 through No. 18.
Yes, this produces a scorecard imbal-
ance, but that’s OK. Maybe next year
we’ll pick the best opening hole all
the way to the best closer.

Your choices? Let us know at info@


jaxgolfmag.com.

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15 17 12
15th at Hyde Park. 17th at Amelia National. 12th at Ponte Vedra
Long par 4. It has a Mid-length par 3. A Ocean. Mid-length
Par 4
wide driving area that Par 3
big tee allows it to be Par 3
par 3. Uphill to a
leads to a long iron played at a wide vari- triangle-shaped green
over a ravine to a green ance of yardages and (the point is in the
that slopes steeply the beauty is that it’s front) that slopes
from back to front. one of the few downhill away and is guarded
par-3s around here. by deep bunkers.

4 4
4th at Timuquana. Mid- 4th at Ponte Vedra La-
2
2nd at Pablo Creek.
length par 5. Golfweek Short par 4. A very good goon. Mid-length par 4.
Par 5
once cited this as a player may try and drive Par 4
You need to hit right to
classic and we agree. It Par 4
the green, but the rest get the best approach,
looks straight, but stra- of us have to go straight but a lake awaits. If you
tegic bunkering makes up the hill, then try and go safely left, your ap-
it a double dogleg. keep a short iron on a proach is over bunkers.
green that slopes away.

5
5th at Sawgrass East.
Long par 4. It starts

17 15
17th at Stadium. 15th at Dye’s Valley. just off A1A and the
Par 4
Short par 3. Arguably Long par 4. This is a tee shot is downhill to
Par 3
the most famous hole classic “Cape” hole, a a small landing area,
Par 4
in the world, no list dogleg around a hazard and then you go back
around here is go- (water, in this case) up to the green. Ask
ing to leave it off. with a reward by hit- anyone who played in
ting as close to the the Players at Sawgrass.
edge as possible.

11 16
11th at Palencia. Short 16th at Windsor Parke.
par 4. The landing area Long par 3. The green
12
12th at Jacksonville
is riddled with bun- is almost a penin-
Par 4 G&CC. Mid-length par 4. Par 3
kers so you need to sula with water left,
A blind tee shot over a
pick your spot care- Par 4 so you’ll probably bail
hill, then an approach
fully. The approach is out. But that will leave
to a thin green. Not
dicey with water left a dicey chip shot.
many houses to spoil
and danger right.
the scenery, either.

17
17th at Eagle Harbor.
Short par 4. It’s the

12
12th at Marsh Land- green that makes this a
2
2nd at North Hampton. Par 4
Long par 5. You need to ing. Mid-length par neat hole. It’s butterfly-
carefully pick your spots 4. A redesign of the shaped so you have
Par 4
Par 5
and, above everything original, it’s a dogleg to be on the correct
else, not get greedy. left around a lake with side, or else your first
a multi-level green. putt may have to angle
away from the hole.

4 14 13
4th at Orange Park. Long 14th at San Jose. 13th at Fleming Island.
par 4. From the back tee Short par 4. Drivable long par 4. The drive
Par 4
(and you should play it for the big hitter. is key to reach the
Par 4 Par 4
from there,) it’s a drive The average player green in two. Stay on
over a lake, then you needs a careful layup the left side and a 4
have a long iron back to get a short iron to is good on this hole.
over the same lake to the elevated green.
an elevated green.

Jacksonville Golf Magazine • March 2011 • www.jaxgolfmag.com 11


Guest Column

Four at BandZorb thing to get rid of the yips that came


to his game later in life. The yips be-
There is a special “Inventor’s Spot-
came so bad that 18-inch putts were
the Show light” section on the vast floor of
the Orlando Convention Center. In
Booth No. 1 lies the “Best Overall
no gimmies and Gedeon gave up the
game completely.
By Andy Reistetter Product” award and standing behind Bob was best friends with another
If you are in the golf business, you it ready to launch her company Ban- Bob at Florida State and they mar-
were at the 2011 PGA Merchandise dZorb is Ponte Vedra Beach resident ried sisters from Amelia Island.
Show in Orlando. Not surprisingly, Terry Zebouni. What brought Bob 1 back to the
Jacksonville area companies were A former Bolles teacher dogged for game of golf was a putting lesson
present among the biggies like Title- years by a problem that we all suffer from Bob 2 and the fact that Bob
ist, Cutter & Buck and SkyCaddie. with, the light of invention turned 2’s son, David, was winning tourna-
Yes, some of our own neighbors rep- on in a Publix store when she saw ments on the PGA Tour (13, to be
resent the show’s oldest, most in- 22 panty liners on sale for 99 cents. exact, including the 2001 British
novative, well-connected and world- Open.)
She had tried everything to stop
wide exhibitors. sweat bands from ruining her golf That putting lesson that Champions
Here’s Fred visor so why not a panty liner? With Tour winner Bob Duval gave to Bob
most inventors the route to perfec- Gedeon was a little odd due to the
Fred Akel ran a driving range on tion and success was circuitous… fact that no golf club was involved,
Beach Boulevard and first went to panty liners, Canadian hockey play- only three golf balls.
the show in 1970 to sell his idea for ers seeing how it works, various sup-
a high-capacity ball washer. At that In the process of trying to get across
pliers, materials and sample prod- how to line up a putt, the instruc-
time the show was a “couple of cir- uct. Now the final product is coming
cus tents” in West Palm Beach and tor inadvertently piqued a thought
to market - an antimicrobial, eco- of simplicity in the mind of the stu-
had a waiting list of 100 vendors friendly self adhesive band that is
trying to get in. dent.
super absorbent - BandZorb.
Fred questioned whether or not be- Why do we putt across our chest
Fairway Stone when we line up a putt facing the
ing a PGA professional meant any-
thing to the show organizers. It did Another local woman, Kathleen hole?
and the next year he got in, and Wingard, has her products all over What is needed to bring back Sam
over time went from ball washers to the world and right next door at the Snead’s sidesaddle putting style and
head covers to other golf accesso- Jacksonville Beach Golf Course Golf people like himself back to the game
ries. He was the first to accessorize Club. Her company, Fairway Stone, of golf?
collegiate golf teams and worked is the industry’s leading provider of
with the PGA Tour in the mid 1990s solid granite signs and monuments An all-in-one square shaft that even
to standardize caddie bibs. for golf courses. further simplifies the alignment of
putts.
Doug Kirchhoff now owns and runs Whether an entrance sign, tee sign
Here’s Fred Golf Company, a staple or yardage marker, the patented de- Hence the Puttergraft Company,
at the golf convention for the last sign lasts a lifetime and can be found with the word “graft” combining the
39 straight years (only Wittek has at the Navy Marine Golf Course in first two letters of “grip” with the
been there longer). Among a million Pearl Harbor and most military golf last three letters of “shaft.”
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