Whether you are challenging yourself, your foursome, a for-fun tournament field or the course record while facing the best players in the state, competition is a blast.
We cover it all this month in The Tee Times.
The highlight of 2021's first issue is the Coast Cup Golfers Tour, which is set to debut here in South Florida in March and is open to anyone who loves the game, whether you are a scratch golfer or carrying around — like I would be — a 30 handicap.
“It's not meant to be a tour for serious competition like the FSGA or PGA Section events, but for rather serious fun,” said Keith Pieczynski, who runs the tour with his wife, Alma. “Some people are going to take it seriously, but all are going to see if they can win prizes, gift certificates and trophies. Non-amateurs can compete for cash.”
“We will only take tournament scoring after the handicaps have been established. It eliminates sandbagging and will be the fairest format out there today.”
Read more in our latest issue!
- The Florida State Golf Association has had a change at the top, with Jim Demick wrapping up 23 flourishing years as executive director and passing the baton on to Jeff Magaditsch.
- Miami Springs' Ed Henry is a legend at making the course look its best. Just ask General Manager Paul O'Dell: “He is our go-to guy. Ed is hard-working, dedicated and has the pride of ownership with the course.”
- Darryl Easton, a 72-year-old who lost an eye as a combat medic in Vietnam, made a hole-in-one on Dec. 5. “I've played golf for over 40 years. I have hit a million golf balls in my life and come close a few times and had balls hit the pin but never go in. This is the best.”
- The Country Club of Coral Springs has six PGA Professionals on staff, led by General Manager and Director of Golf Bill Friesing.
- Boca Raton native Dean Greyserman shot a course record 62 in the final round of the State Amateur then won in extra holes on Dec. 20 at Black Diamond Rach in Lecanto. The 17-year-old who has committed to Stanford became the first junior to win the Amateur since Sam Horsfield in 2013. “I know how many good players have won this tournament and I know I am one of the youngest to win it.”