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Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club reseeding its 27 greens

The grass will be greener.

At Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club in San Antonio, the course is taking 6-8 weeks to resurface all 27 of its greens. In the end, the course will have to overseed less in the winter time, helping the greens stay greener longer into the busy season.

“It’s a new type of grass and it will give the greens a better putting surface,” course pro Tom McKone said. “Obviously we want the greens to be in the best shape and they will stay that way well into winter.”

McKone says there will be temporary greens on each hole of both the 18-hole championship course and the 9-hole executive course. The greens won’t change shape or size, but McKone said as the fringes merge with the new greens, a small amount might be lost, “but we’ll keep the old shape as is as much as we can.”

Of course, McKone adds, there will be a special price for losing some yardage. Despite the ongoing yard work, members and regular golfers are eager for the new greens.

“We’ve been trying to let the public know its something we’re doing and people are still coming out to golf,” McKone said. “They’re excited to come to a course that will have good greens. Lots of the members are very excited about this and they’re excited to see the huge difference that will be out there.”

Upcoming events

Saturday: Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity is holding the Palm Harbor University High School Golf Classic.

Format is four-person scramble, the cost is $100 and proceeds benefit the school’s golf team. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

For more information, call (727) 376-6333.

May 30: Fox Hollow Golf Club will hold a qualifier for the McGladrey Team Championship.

There will be morning tee times. The tournament is open to all amateurs with a current USGA handicap index and the format will be One Best Net Ball of Three. For information or to register, visit www.pga.com/teamchampionship.

May 31: The Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs will host is Inaugural Golf Tournament at the Crescent Oaks Golf and Country Club in Tarpon Springs with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $75 per player, which will play in foursomes in a best ball format. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, dinner will follow the round and there will be a mulligan, longest ball and closest to the pin contests. Proceeds will benefit various youth educational and recreational programs in the Tarpon Springs community, including four-year college scholarships through the Pinellas Education Foundation Doorways Scholarship program, partial scholarships for Tarpon Springs High graduates, financial support for the Boys & Girls Club, Future Farmers of America, Tarpon Springs Little league, Cops & Kids and Syndicated Sound.

For more information, contact Maria Mattia at 727-641-3852 or dutchfox1@aol.com.

June 7: The Gulf High School Alumni Golf Tournament will be at the Fox Hollow Golf Club in Trinity, and hosted by coaches Jerry Young and Paul Girardi.

Cost is $75 per player with registration at noon and the shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information, call (727) 376-6333.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club reseeding its 27 greens 05/19/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:49pm]
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