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Glades Country Club Reopens Post Irma


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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