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  • World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2017

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    August 10, 2017 3:41 pm EDT

    The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is taking the 2017 Induction Ceremony to New York City, NY. Read about the event details here.

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  • World Golf Hall of Fame Takes its 2015 Induction Ceremony to Scotland

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    September 29, 2014 2:51 pm EDT

    Golf lovers take note! You can get a twofer next summer when the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will take the 2015 Induction Ceremony to St. Andrews, Scotland days before the start of The Open Championship. The ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St. Andrews which is within walking distance of the Old Course.

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  • Kaymer Sinks Putt on 17th; Holds on to Win Players

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    May 19, 2014 11:34 am EDT

    Martin Kaymer manged to win the 2014 Players championship in dramatic fashion. Kaymer drained a 30 foot putt for par on the 71st hole of The Players Championship, allowing him to maintain his one stroke lead all the way in to the clubhouse.

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  • A Few Things About THE PLAYERS

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    May 07, 2014 3:45 pm EDT

    The Championship is about to start and here are some things you need to know.

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  • LPGA Comments on New Criteria from World Golf Hall of Fame

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 31, 2014 4:53 pm EDT

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  • Florida’s First Coast of Golf Members Grab Top Slots for Favorite Golf Course in Northeast Florida

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 06, 2014 3:26 pm EST

    Six First Coast of Golf partners make Florida Golf Magazine's list of favorite golf courses.

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  • Omni Amelia Island Plantation hosts Big Break Florida!

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 06, 2014 10:07 am EST

    The Feb. 24 return of Big Break Florida features 12 women competing for more than $175K in cash and prizes.

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  • Ike Wins in the End

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 06, 2014 9:33 am EST

    Forty-five years after his death, president Dwight D. Eisenhower gets his wish.

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  • UGA Golfers Making PGA Tour Splash

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 05, 2014 2:35 pm EST

    University of Georgia fans are enjoying the latest results from the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings.

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  • Florida Capitol Celebrates Golf

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 03, 2014 3:02 pm EST

    Tallahassee celebrates the state's third annual Florida Golf Day.

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  • After THE PLAYERS

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    May 18, 2012 5:24 pm EDT

    It’s been almost a week since THE PLAYERS Championship ended with the crowning of Tiger Woods as the champion. This year’s tournament had everything - great weather, big crowds, and lots of excitement generated by the ‘young guns’ on the PGA TOUR. But did it have you? Yes, you could have watched it on television but wouldn’t it have been better to be here in person?

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  • Mary Hafeman Honored With Two Teaching Awards

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 21, 2012 6:51 pm EDT

    Yes, she’s done it again. Mary Hafeman was named PGA Northern Chapter, North Florida Section Teacher of the Year for the second year in a row. This year, she added an additional honor, winning the 2012 President’s Plaque Award. The President’s Plaque recognizes a PGA professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions in the area of player development. Anyone who has ever had a lesson with Mary will second that honor.

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  • Spring Break Means Golf, Golf, Golf

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    March 19, 2012 7:19 pm EDT

    It’s spring break here in North Florida and the weather has been just perfect.Can you say 80 degrees and sunny every day for the past week? While a good portion of the United States has been enjoying warmer weather (and yes, even 80 degrees in Chicago), I don’t think very many places can boast about lush green fairways and azaleas in bloom.

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  • Super Bowl Sunday Perfect for Golf

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    January 23, 2012 6:26 pm EST

    So the big game is set - New England Patriots vs. New York Giants. There will be lots of hype about quarterbacks, Super Bowl parties, and the television commercials. To me Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect day to round up friends and hit the links. he game is always later in the day and that gives me plenty of time to play.

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  • Danny Denison Channels Ben Hogan

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    November 09, 2011 6:27 pm EST

    The European Tour’s Danny Denison seems to be channeling Ben Hogan. Like the all-time great, Denison suffered a career-threatening injury in 2007 when he broke both his legs in a car crash shortly after competing in The 2007 Open Championship. He spent nearly two years on the sidelines and after rehabilitation returned to competitive golf in 2009. He has continued his improvement and this year won the ECCO Tour Championship on the European Tour.

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  • Florida’s First Coast of Golf Begins 20th Year of Operation

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    October 31, 2011 7:28 pm EDT

    Jacksonville, FL (October 31, 2011) — Florida’s First Coast of Golf is celebrating its 20th year in business promoting Northeast Florida’s golf offerings. The nonprofit travel destination marketing company recently named a new Executive Committee and Board Members for its anniversary year of 2011-2012 along with the award winners for the 2010-2011 year.

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  • New Golf Partners Join the Family

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    October 12, 2011 7:30 pm EDT

    Jacksonville, FL (October 12, 2011) — Florida’s First Coast of Golf, the nonprofit travel destination marketing company that serves Northeast Florida, has added several business partners to make vacation planning even more complete. Joining the FFCG family is the Anne Cain Golf Academy on Amelia Island, FL; One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, FL; and Palm Harbor Golf Club at Palm Coast, FL. There are now a total of four golf schools, 18 accommodations and 27 golf courses that are part of the association said David Reese, President of Florida’s First Coast of Golf.

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  • Grip Tips to Improve Your Golf Game

    Florida's First Coast of Golf
    February 02, 2010 6:39 pm EST

    One of the most common and disastrous swing faults that I see among golfers is re-gripping the golf club at the top of the swing. Re-gripping means you have allowed the fingers of your left hand (for right-hand golfers) to loosen on the club as you near the top of your swing. Then, as you transition from the back swing to the forward swing, you re-tighten your grip with those fingers. This initiates you casting the club over the top of the proper swing plane and results in you hitting either a weak slice or a pull-hook (depending on the angle of your club face at impact).

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