Jax Golf News

Jax Golf News

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Where to Play Course Directory

North
Amelia Island Club, 321-5099. Private. Pro: Dean Grunewald.
Amelia National, 652-0660. Semi-private. Pro: Todd McDonald.
Amelia River, 491-8500. Public. Pro: Lee Allen.
Berentwood Golf Course (First Tee.) 924-0401. Public. Executive Director: Boots Farley.
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 310-3175. Public. Pro: Mike Benjamin.
Golf Club of Amelia, 277-8015. Private/resort. Pro: ClaytonBoggs.
North Hampton, 548-0000. Semi-private. Pro: Rachel Kinney.
Omni Amelia National Plantation, 277-5907. Resort. Pro: BrocNell.

Beaches
Atlantic Beach Country Club, 372-2222. Private. Pro: Spencer Brown.
Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, 247-6184. Public. Pro: Sandy
Marsh Landing, 285-6514. Private. Pro: Rob Kohlhaas.
Mayport, 270-5380. Military. Pro: Jon Fine.
Pablo Creek, 992-6900. Private. Pro: Richie Bryant.
Plantation Country Club, 543-7293. Private. 
Ponte Vedra Inn, 282-0000. Resort. Pro: Jim Howard.
Ponte Vedra G&CC, 285-5552. Public. Pro: John Berardi.
Sawgrass Country Club, 273-3700. Private. Pro: Greg Lecker.
TPC Sawgrass, 273-3255. Public. Pro: Matt Borocz.

East
Blue Cypress, 762-1971. Public. Pro: Byron Comstock.
Blue Sky, 446-2899. Public. Pro: David Mayo.
Deercreek, 363-1604. Semi-private. Pro: Tom Maxwell.
Deerwood, 641-6100. Private. Pro: Jim Lohrbauer.
Glen Kernan, 223-0701. Private. Pro: Johnny Randolph.
Hidden Hills, 641-8121. Private. Pro: Wayne Ulmer.
Jacksonville G&CC, 223-5555. Private. Pro: Ray Barr.
Julington Creek, 287-4653. Public. Pro: Tony Gonzales.
Queen's Harbour, 220-2118. Private. Pro: Jim Camp.
San Jose, 733-2020. Private. Pro: Todd Bork.
Windsor Parke, 223-4653. Public. Pro: Mark Heeter.

West
Bent Creek Golf Club, 779-2100. Public. GM: Chris Cygan.
Cecil Field, 778-5245. Military. GHM: Carlos Hart.
Eagle Harbor, 269-9300. Semi-private. Pro: Marian Detlefsen.
Eagle Landing, 291-5600. Public. Pro: Josh Heintzmann.
Fleming Island, 269-1440. Public. Pro: Jilly Gilleon.
Hyde Park, 786-5410. Public. Pro: Gary Murfitt.
NAS, 542-3249. Military. Pro: Joe Carreiro.
Orange Park, 276-7660. Semi-private. Pro: Tim Spangler.
Magnolia Point, 269-9276. Semi-private. Pro: Troy Albers.
Timuquana Country Club, 389-0477. Private. Pro: Clint Avret.

South
Cimarrone, 287-2000. Semi-private. Pro: Patrick Ash.
First Tee of St. Johns. 810-2231. Public. Executive
Director: Boots Farley.
King and Bear, 940-6100. Public. Pro: Lee Shurden.
Marsh Creek, 461-1101. Private. Pro: Cary Splane.
Palencia, 599-9040. Private. Pro: Alex Mairone.
Royal St. Augustine, 824-4653. Public. GM: Mark Devany.
St. Augustine Shores, 794-4653. Public. Pro: Mike Pullen.
St. Johns G&CC, 940-0350. Public. Pro: Brian Rogers.
St. Johns Golf Club, 209-0350. Public. Pro: Wes Tucker.
Slammer and Squire, 940-4133. Public. Pro: Anthony Vaughn.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Schwartzel Leads After the Third Round of the South African Open.

JOHANNESBURG -- Charl Schwartzel opened with four straight birdies to card a 6-under 66 on Saturday and surge five shots clear after the third round of the South African Open.

Schwartzel moved to 13-under 203 to put himself in position for a first victory at his home open at Glendower Golf Club.

The 2011 Masters winner started superbly, and although he also made two bogeys, he had eight birdies in all to open up a gap at the first European Tour event of 2015.

Schwartzel is aiming to bounce back from a winless 2014. England's Matthew Fitzpatrick (67) and Scotland's David Drysdale (68) were tied for second.

Five-time winner Ernie Els had a recovery of sorts after slipping out of contention with a 77 on Friday. He had a 69 to move up to a tie for 20th.

GOLF CALENDAR: This Week in Golf -- Jan. 8-12

PGA TOUR
HYUNDAI TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Hawaii - Back in action for the first time in 2015, the PGA Tour heads to Hawaii this week for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The event, which will be played Friday through Monday, features 34 players that have combined for 100 PGA Tour titles, including six major championships. Zach Johnson is back in the field this week as he looks to successfully defend his title.
Johnson fired a final-round, 7-under 66 last year to surge up the leaderboard and defeat Jordan Spieth by one shot. Johnson, an 11-time winner on tour, is seeking his first victory since hoisting the trophy here in 2014.

Other notable names in the field this week are two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, 2013-14 FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel, Jason Day, Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker.

Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds, with NBC taking over in the afternoon during Sunday's third round.

The PGA Tour remains in Hawaii next week for the Sony Open in Hawaii, where Walker picked up his second of three wins during the 2013-14 season.

EUROPEAN TOUR
SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, Glendower Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa - The European Tour is also set to play for the first time in 2015 as it heads to Johannesburg.

The win was Madsen's first and only victory on the European Tour and he will return as the defending champion this week.

South African Ernie Els, a five-time winner at this event, will be competing again this week along with compatriot Charl Schwartzel.

Golf Channel will have early morning coverage of all four rounds.
T
he European Tour will be in Abu Dhabi for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship next week, where Pablo Larrazabal outlasted Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson for a 1-shot victory last year.urg for its third straight event in South Africa at the South African Open Championship.

Danny Willett and Branden Grace won the first two events of the 2014-15 season, both of which were also held in South Africa. Grace is in this week's field, while Willett is not.

Morten Orum Madsen finished with a 5-under 67 when this event was last held in November 2013 and that gave him a 2-shot victory over Hennie Otto and Jbe' Kruger.