Golf

Tiger Point Golf could get new name

Tiger Point Golf could get new name

The new and improved image that’s being planned for money-losing Tiger Point Golf Club could include a name change. Owned by the City of Gulf Breeze, the club got new management April 1 and some city council members say shedding the old name might help too. Read the full article in the April 6 issue […]

First Tee teaches life lessons one golfer at a time

First Tee teaches life lessons one golfer at a time

For Golf Instructor Luticia Boozer, golf is more than a sport. Golf is the vehicle through which life lessons are learned and futures are built. Golf is an opportunity to shape young minds and build up the community. That is her mission as an instructor with First Tee of Northwest Florida, a junior golf instruction […]

Tiger Point residents gird for golf course fight

Tiger Point residents gird for golf course fight

Disappointed that Santa Rosa County commissioners have allowed the City of Gulf Breeze to renege on promises to rehab the defunct west course of its Tiger Point Golf Club, area residents vow to take the lead in pressing for compliance. The 180 or so owners of houses adjacent to the club will get a chance […]

City seeks second opinion on Tiger Point Golf

City seeks second opinion on Tiger Point Golf

Although City of Gulf Breeze leaders are considering the excuses made recently by Tiger Point Golf Club’s managing tenant for the facility’s deteriorated fairways and greens, they have hired a landscape architect to scrutinize conditions there. The city, which owns the club, brought in Atlantic Beach-based Robert Walker, who specializes in golf course inspections and […]

Navarre qualifies for girls golf regional

Navarre qualifies for girls golf regional

Navarre’s girls golf team is off to the regional tournament. The Raiders finished second in the District 1-3A tournament Tuesday at Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee. Ailsa Clark paced Navarre, shooting a 70. The Raiders shot 364 as a team. Niceville won the district with a 293. Kennedy Johnston came through with a 92 […]

Weekly Roundup: Navarre fares well in first swim meet

Weekly Roundup: Navarre fares well in first swim meet

Navarre’s swim team hosted its season-opening short pentathlon Aug. 25, and several Raiders competed well in the meet at the Navarre YMCA.  Gulf Breeze and Pace also swam at the meet. Olivia Sczesny placed in the top 10 in four events, including the 100-meter freestyle. She took seventh with a time of 1:02.47. Sczesny also […]

New GM brings experience to Hidden Creek

New GM brings experience to Hidden Creek

Jim Morgan knows he has his work cut out for him as the new general manager of The Club at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The course has been struggling financially under the ownership of the Holley-Navarre Water System, which bought Hidden Creek in 2012, and Morgan is looking forward to turning things around. “I look […]

Manager cites increased costs for moving BooFest

Manager cites increased costs for moving BooFest

After spending $90,000 to improve accommodations for BooFest, the Holley-Navarre Water System will no longer host the annual event. According to Boo Weekley’s manager, Toggy Pace, the club wanted to charge the PGA golfer and Santa Rosa native $5,000 per day for each of the five days he uses the property to host BooFest, his […]

Bubba Watson purchases ownership in Blue Wahoos

Bubba Watson purchases ownership in Blue Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos today announced that two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson has purchased ownership in the Minor League baseball team located on Pensacola Bay. Born in Pensacola and raised in nearby Bagdad, Watson has been a big fan of the Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, since they moved to Pensacola. In […]

Water board continues pro search following criminal charge

Water board continues pro search following criminal charge

Holley-Navarre Water System General Manager Ken Walker recommended former Tiger Point Country Club golf professional Tony Silva as the general manager of The Club at Hidden Creek. “We think he’s able to handle that role,” Walker said at the Dec. 16 water board meeting, noting Silva had agreed to take the job, which pays $68,000 […]

Raider golfer Ailsa Clark already working on next season

Raider golfer Ailsa Clark already working on next season

Ailsa Clark, the Lady Raiders’ top golfer, isn’t slowing down just because the season is over. The high school junior won the Pensacola City Junior Championship Girls Open Division at Osceola Golf Course last weekend. As a Raider, Clark averaged 38.5 strokes per nine-hole during the season and won four of seven matches. In the […]

Bubba Watson wins second Masters

Bubba Watson wins second Masters

Santa Rosa County native Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years. Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth’s bid to become the youngest major champion since 1931. The 20-year-old Texan led by two shots heading to the eighth hole, but the tournament […]