After some delays due to Hurricane Irma in September, The Glades Golf and Country Club’s newly renovated Pines Course reopened on June 16. The course, which had closed for renovation in April 2017, was rescheduled to reopen by the end of 2017 before Irma altered those plans.
Original architect Gordon Lewis was brought in for the regrassing project after doing so at the club back in 2004. Sanders Golf was brought in to do the shaping of the holes, re-grass the entire course with paspalum platinum and provide new drainage. Stahlman-England was brought in to install a brand new irrigation system.
The Glades began in 1971, with first occupation in 1972 and the courses opening.
The club will use the same teams to regrass its Palmetto Course, an 18-hole par-55 executive course, this summer, with a planned completion of Jan. 1.
Florida State Amateur: Naples’ David Morgan tied for fourth on Sunday at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton in the 101st edition of the tournament.
Morgan, a University of Virginia commit from Seacrest, shot 75-72-75-69/291. Former Barron Collier and Coastal Carolina golfer Josh Pisarri was seventh, shooting 75-76-71-72/294. Former Florida Gulf Coast University golfer Brandon Pena tied for 12th with a 298 (73-73-76-76) and current FGCU golfer Cole Castro of Homestead tied for 16th (73-70-78-80/301).
Gabriel Lench of Lake Mary won his second Amateur in four years in a two-hole playoff against Marc Dull.
Women’s LPGA Championship: A trio of Southwest Florida golfers are in the field for the major that starts Thursday. Naples High grad Kris Tamulis, who plays out of Grey Oaks, Naples resident Mo Martin, who plays out of The Club Pelican Bay, and fellow Naples resident Sophia Popov are all playing this week.
Martin is 55th in the Race to the CME Globe standings and 97th in the Rolex Rankings. Tamulis is 84th in the Race to the CME Globe and 161st in the Rolex Rankings. Popov, a former Symetra Tour player, has played in five LPGA Tour events this year, missing three cuts, but tied for 13th in the Meijer LPGA Classic two weeks ago.
The Moorings alters name: The Moorings Country Club of Naples, Inc. will be changing its name to the Moorings Golf & Country Club. This change places “Golf” in the new name. General manager Ted Beisler said in a release that many people did not know that the Moorings Country Club had a golf course or thought the course was only 9 holes, therefore the name change.
Along with the name change, the Moorings Golf & Country Club is regrassing all 18 greens this summer. Four years ago, all fairway grass was changed to Celebration Bermuda Grass. Now, the club is adding Tifeagle Bermuda grass to the greens.
PGA CPC: Bonita National’s Andrew Filbert made it to the third-round cut at the PGA Club Professional Championship in California last week. Filbert shot 75-74 to make the second-round cut, then had an 84 to miss the cut to the final round.
The Club Pelican Bay’s Chris Trout (75-78/153), former Florida Gulf Coast University golfer Adam Scrimenti (73-81/154), Naples native Boomer Erick (79-76/155) and The Club Pelican Bay’s Gene Fieger (79-78/157) all missed the second-round cut. The top 20 earned spots in this year’s PGA Championship.
Sophie Shrader team wins: The First Tee of Naples/Collier was honored to have Sophie Shrader be chosen to play in the Perfect Sense Pro-Am as part of the PGA Tour’s The National tournament this week.
Shrader did more than that. The St. John Neumann High School golfer was part of the winning team with pro Dylan Meyer and three other amateurs with a score of 51.
The First Tee Junior Tour: At The Club Pelican Bay (6-21) — Girls Division: 1. Kelli Kragh 78; 2. Annika Church 81; 3. Ashley Cardona 83; Boys Division I — 1. John Wolner 73; 2. Luke Bower 80; 3. Joey Burke 81; 3. Mason Dozer 81; 3. Andrew Myers 81; Boys Division II: 1. Braden Miller 82; 2. Ryan Kriz 89; 3. Jason Diver 90
SFPGA Junior Challenge Tour: Naples’ Tyler Stamerro finished third in the Boys 13-18 division at Fairwinds Golf Coruse in Fort Pierce. Stamerro shot 73-76/149, two strokes out of a playoff for first.
Naples’ Cristal Olguin (83-81) and Sophie Shrader (81-83) tied for 12th at 164 in the Girls 13-18 division, but for third in the 16-18.
South Florida PGA Prep Tour: Naples’ Dax Greenwood finished fifth and J.J. Livingston tied for sixth in the Boys 11-12 division at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club on Thursday.
Greenwood shot a 93 and Livingston had a 97.
Men’s Summer Interclub: At Cedar Hammock (6-22) 1. Dwight Olson (The Quarry)-Bud Addis (Spanish Wells)-Joe Labak (Foxfire)-Jay Straub (Cedar Hammock); 2. Jerry Swiacki (The Classics)-John Rust (Cedar Hammock)-Mya Swe (Heritage Palms)-Steve Kaufman (Countryside) (Blind Draw); 3. Glenn Price (Royal Palm)-Tony Mitchell (Windstar)-Jack Mowrer (Olde Cypress)-Ian Kemp (Naples Heritage)
Next event, Friday at Kensington.
Impact Zone Golf: The program will have a watch party during the third round of the British Open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the headquarters at 1040 Collier Way. There will be free lessons, equipment checks and competitions. To RSVP, do so on their Facebook page at Impact Zone Golf.
Juniors — PGA Jr. Summer Camp registration is open. Impact Zone Junior Golf Academy is running camps this summer at the Tiburón Golf Club during the weeks of June 11 through week of August 6. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Overnight/commuter competitive edge camps — July 15-19, July 22-26, flex plans available, Call 239-236-5536 or 888.PGA.PLAY (888-742-7529); Ladies — Operation 36 Weekly Summer Program at Tiburón Golf Club. Golf school with Tom O’Brien — July 7-8, 8 to 1 p.m., prepayment/reservation required.
Call 236-5536 or visit impactzonegolf.com.
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A rundown of other activities and events follows:
QBE Shootout Summer Series
Info: The series that features tournaments with two golfers playing the three formats in the PGA Tour’s QBE Shootout has started. Remaining schedule: July 21, Hammock Bay, 8:30 a.m.; Aug. 18, Raptor Bay, 8:30 a.m.; Sept. 8, The Quarry, 8:30 a.m.; Oct. 6, Tiburón Gold, 12:45 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.
Contact: shootoutsummerseries.com, email email@example.com, or call 254-9770.
Alico Family Golf
Contact: Kraig@alicofamilygolf.com or Trey@alicofamilygolf.com
The First Tee of Naples/Collier
Info: Summer programs — First Tee Junior Tour, 18-hole tournaments for juniors 12-18, $100 fee for five tournaments, Schedule — June 28, Hideout; July 12, Golf Club of the Everglades; July 19, TBD; July 26, Parent/Junior tournament; Summer camp ($90 a week), June 25-29 (Advanced), Golf Club of the Everglades, 8 a.m. to noon; July 9-13 (Beginner), Island Club, 8 a.m. to noon; July 16-20 (Beginner) Vasari, 8 a.m. to noon; July 23-27 (Beginner), Quality Inn & Suites Golf Resort, 8 a.m. to noon.
Contact: thefirstteenaplescollier.org, Derek Clemmensen at 331-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impact Zone Golf Juniors
Info: Junior Academy’s Operation 36, after school at Tiburón. Development program pairs Impact Zone-based teaching. Weekly classes, on-course lessons and weekend tournaments. Packages start at $140 per person per month. Ages 7-18.
Contact: RSVP to email@example.com.
Junior Golf Performance Academy
Info: At Quail Creek Country Club. JGPA Summer Golf Camps — Half-Day, cost $225, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 5-16; Full-Day, cost $450, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ages 5-16; Dates, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 6-10. 2018-2019 After-School JGPA Group Program (August 2018 – May 2019). Monday-Friday, 12 group sessions to choose from (Enrollment open for 120 juniors, very limited availability). $150-$400/month, Private coaching also available.
Contact: Call or text JGPA Academy Director Spencer Graham at (561) 339-4688, or email infoJGPA@gmail.com.
LPGA Girls Golf
Info: High school/middle school (advanced) — June 30, Pelican Sound, fairway woods, 9-hole Stableford, 10:30 a.m.; July 7, Hideout, swing videos, 9-hole stroke play, 10:30 a.m.; July 14, Country Club of Naples, pitching, 9-hole alternate shot, 10:30 a.m.; July 21, Quail Creek, chipping contest, 9-hole best ball, 10:30 a.m.; July 28, Stonebridge, swing videos, 9-hole shambles, 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 4, Spring Run, swing videos, 9-hole match play, 11 a.m.; Aug. 11, The Club at Pelican Bay, putting contest, 9-hole Stableford, 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 18, Wildcat Run, 3-hole scramble, 3-hole best ball, 3-hole alternate, 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 25, Wildcat Run, 18-hole Pro-Junior and awards party, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oct. 27, Moorings, Halloween Scramble/Party, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Dec. 15, Naples Grande, Christmas Scramble/Party, 2:30-6:30 p.m.; Elementary/middle school (just learning the game) — 9 weeks of instruction and play Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — June 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8 at Worthington.
Contact: Janie Huling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-390-1619.
Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association
Info: Registration is open. There are both 9-hole and 18-hole schedules. Remaining 18-hole schedule — June 27, Copperleaf; July 4, Off; July 11, Wildcat Run; July 17, Countryside; July 31, The Strand; Aug. 6, Legends. 9-hole schedule — June 19, Pelican Sound; June 26, Cross Creek; July 4, Off; July 10, Spring Run; July 17, Landings; July 31, Myerlee; Aug. 6, Whiskey Creek. The deadline for the first events is May 20 for the 18-hole and May 22 for the 9-hole. The schedule ends with the Nolan Henke/Patty Berg Junior Masters from July 25-27 at Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero.
Alico Family Golf Center
Contact: 334-4653 or alicofamilygolf.com, www.alicofamilygolf.com/pga-hope/
Southwest Amateur Series
Info: Men’s circuit through the Florida State Golf Association features 36-hole individual competitions, with $130 entry fees.
SWFL Executive Women’s Golf Association
Contact: Patty Gift, email@example.com, 287-5672; Mourine White at firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-5948, swflewga.com.
Info: Men’s league Saturdays at 8 a.m.; ladies league Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Contact: 352-0777, ValenciaGolfandCountryClub.com
World Golfers Amateur Tour-Southwest Florida
Info: $189 per year.
Contact: wgatusa.com or email Jim Stockman at email@example.com
Alico Family Golf Center: Thursday Ladies Class, 9 to 10 a.m., $25 per person with golf instructor Debbie Keim (508) 737-3004, firstname.lastname@example.org. Keim has 25 years of experience and was head professional at Paul Harney Golf Course in Falmouth, Massachusetts, for the past four years. Lesson rates are $60 for 30 minutes, $100 for an hour, $160 for 3-pack of 30 minutes, $275 for 3-pack of 60 minutes, or $20 additional person lesson. Contact Kraig Feighery at email@example.com or 231-2036 or 334-4653.
APEX Golf: State-of-the-art training studio combining the skills of a golf pro and a physical therapist to improve the body and golf swing. The studio has a high-definition golf simulator, a K-Vest golf swing analyzer, video, and strength and flexibility testing software. APEX offers a free 30-minute analysis of the body and swing. Call 337-2739.
Susan Bond: Bond is an instructor at The Links of Naples, and is a quarter-century member of the PGA of America. She also is a New England Section award winner in multiple categories. Call 417-1313.
Mike Dopslaff Instruction: PGA professional Mike Dopslaff, a four-time Southwest Florida PGA Player of the Year, provides instruction. Individual, group lessons at San Carlos Golf Club. Emailgolfslaff@aol.com.
Rodney Bungartz Lessons: At Arrowhead Golf Club. Call 348-5929.
Jon Butler Golf: Offering 2- and 4-day golf schools, short game schools, clinics, private lessons and on-course playing lessons. Call 239-821-8447, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jonbutlergolf.com
Mike Calbot International Golf Studio & Triad Golf Schools: New home at Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs. Full and half-day schools are offered. Instructional packages are one, two or three days. All instruction is by appointment only. Private instruction and playing lessons also available. More than 35 years of instructional experience. Call 482-0900 or visit www.golfdoctorusa.com.
John Carroll Lessons: Former Club Pelican Bay professional John Carroll is at Talis Park Golf Club in North Naples. Carroll was at Pelican Bay for 29 years. He is available for instruction Tuesdays through Saturdays. To make an appointment, call 597-3561 or 860-8470.
Dennis Clark Lessons: Clark, a PGA Master Professional and director of the Dennis Clark Golf Academy at the Marriott Marco Island Resort and Spa, works with developing juniors interested in furthering their careers to the collegiate level. Clark has helped several young men and women with scholarship recognition and go on to professional careers. He works with both advanced and new players, in either group or one-on-one sessions. All lessons and clinics are by appointment. Call 777-6043 or visit dennisclarkgolf.com.
Concierge Service of Naples: An off-site service free of charge to the customer. The service can make tee times year-round at private country clubs in Southwest Florida up to 60 days in advance. The fee is the normal guest rate, and golfers are not required to play with a member. Call 285-7457.
Coral Isle Golf Center: The teaching center on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island has a weekly clinic schedule — Tuesdays, ladies; Thursdays, men; Saturdays, mixed. There is a short-game class Fridays, with advanced sign-up required. All start at 10 a.m. Call 732-6900.
Wayne Dahlstrom Golf Academy: Dahlstrom is conducting short-game clinics from 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays at Lakewood Country Club (775-0765) and Wednesdays at Riviera Country Club (774-2011) for $20 per person. The class is limited to six participants. Private and semiprivate full swing lessons also are available. Call Dahlstrom at 370-1047 or email email@example.com.
Gail Graham Golf: Gail Graham is a two-time LPGA Tour winner with over 35 years of golf experience. Game improvement programs for all ages and skill levels. Individual and Group Lessons. Clinics. Corporate events. Visit gailgrahamgolf.com, follow on Facebook (Gail Graham Golf) and Instagram (gailgrahamgolf).
The Golf Institute: Club fitting program includes evaluation based on series of tests, including frequency check and lie and loft angle. Putting evaluations also are available. Call 643-5895.
Phil Grear instruction: At Forest Glen. Call 354-1898 or 595-1120.
KISS Golf For Women Golf Schools: At Royal Poinciana Country Club. LPGA teaching professionals Lorie McCabe and her staff offer two- and three-day golf schools for women. Private instruction also is available. Call 1-888-451-KISS or 354-3633. The school’s website is www.kissgolfforwomen.com.
Spencer Graham: The Director of Instruction at Quail Creek Country Club (Guests Welcome) Rates are $225/Adults, $175/Juniors for a 1-hour Private Coaching Session. 3, 6 & 10 Hour Packages Are Available, Golf Course Playing Sessions Encouraged. Contact: Call or Text Spencer Graham at (561) 339-4688, or Email: grahamJGPA@gmail.com.
David Leadbetter Golf Academy: At LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club. Leadbetter is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher. Academy programs include three-day golf schools and players’ schools, and a one-day mini-school. Private instruction and playing lessons also are available. Call 592-1444.
Dan Lockhart: Lessons at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. Lockhart can have lessons with the general public, even though Fiddlesticks is a private club. Rates are $135 for a 1-hour private lesson, $625 for a 5-hour lesson program or $1,150 for a 10-hour lesson program that includes a 9-hole playing lesson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mediterra Golf School: Contact director of instruction Adam Bazalgette at email@example.com or go to www.adambgolf.com.
Dennis Meyer’s Golf School: Moved to Hibiscus Golf Club. Offering golf schools, lessons, clinics. Private lessons available. Call 565-5954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naples Grande Golf Schools: Email email@example.com or call 784-2208.
On the Course Tee Times: Naples-based concierge service that partners with over two dozen public, semiprivate and private golf clubs across Southwest Florida. Specializes in arranging times on courses at discounted rates, and access to several private, members-only clubs. No service or membership fees charged. Call 690-6077.
Tom Patri Golf School: At Esplanade. Patri is a former South Florida Teacher of the Year and Met (N.Y.) PGA Teacher of the Year. Available to all skill levels, and juniors. Private instruction by the hour, half and full day sessions also. Short game specialist. Visit www.tompatri.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Sowerwine: The director of instruction at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs has been consistently voted as one of Florida’s top instructors by his peers by Golf Digest Magazine. Sowerwine has been voted “Top 10 Golf Professionals of Naples” by Gulfshore Life Magazine, and developed the Inside Approach Swing Trainer, awarded the No. 1 swing trainer two consecutive years by Golf Digest Magazine. Sowerwine offers private lessons, group instruction and playing lessons, and also specializes in short-game instruction. Contact him at email@example.com, 239-272-9631 or visit www.sowerwinegolf.com.