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  1. Weeki Watchi, FL: Mark Harman sank a 2 1/2 foot putt on the final hole to edge out Jim Peter for the Title at the USGTF Southeast Championship at Glen Lakes Country Club. Mark entered the day 3 shots off the pace but his one over par 73 was low round of the day and gave him a one stroke victory. A great time was had by all. Hope to see more of you next year. Results Mark Harman - 75-73 $600 plus $150 bonus for low second round open Jim Peters - 72-77 $400 plus $50 bonus low second round senior Rich Lively - 77-78 $300 Carlos DeBarros - 77-79 - $100 Brian Kusiak - 83-74 Kevin Pruitt - 79-79 Mike Stevens - 85-77 $50 bonus for low second round senior Alice Brown - 85-77 $50 bonus low second round senior Earl Hines - 82-80 Melvin Blair - 84-80 Frank Mitchell - 84-81 Woody Hoover - 83-85 $50 bonus for longest putt made 33 feet Albert Bravo 87-82 Michael Taylor 83-87
  2. The USGTF Southeast Championship is around the corner on July 26 & 27. This year we will be playing at Glen Lakes Country Club an exclusive private course in Weeki Watchee, Florida about 50 miles north of Tampa. Out host pro Tom McCrary let me know that the course is in excellent condition and you will certainly enjoy this layout that winds through the hills of Hernando County. Entry fee is only $175 payable to the USGTF Office in Port St Lucie. Open division players will play from Blue Tees and Seniors from White Tees. Ladies from Forward Tees. Prize fund can be anywhere from $1300 for 10 entrants to $2500 if we get the same number of players as last year. Mark Harman is the defending champion and is reluctant to relinquish the title he has held since the championship began. Hope to see you there. Mike Stevens Southeast Director
  3. Mike Stevens

    US Pro Hickory

    Entries are starting to come in. Our defending champion from Switzerland Paolo Quirici is returning. Have a few USGTF already signed up. For those of you who never gave a thought to how good Jones, Hagen, Sarazen and Barnes were, here is your chance to experience golf just as they did under the same conditions. Ladies you are welcome also. There are 4 committed right now and defending champ Jennifer Cully says she won't relinquish the title easily.
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    Southeast Region Tournament Results

    Nice to have 69 views of this topic. Hope some of you will consider playing in next year's tournament. Mike
  5. Brooksville, FL- Mark Harman recorded rounds of 74-71 to take top honors at the USGTF Southeast Region Championship played at renowned World Woods Golf Complex on August 3 & 4. Harman takes home $400 plus $100 from the age bonus pool for his effort. Jim Peters and Michael Michael Taylor tied fro second splitting $250 plus each received an additional $125 from the bonus pool. Herbert Moore won $100 for taking low honors in the 70+ group. The World Woods golf courses were in fantastic shape and everyone who participated thought it to be an excellent venue for future events. This was the largest turnout for the Southeast Championship. Mark your calenders for next year. Plans are for a return in August of 2014.
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    New SE Region Location, Dates

    If you have not played at World Woods, now is your chance to play at one of the top facilities in the US. Both golf courses are annualy rated in the top one hundred golf courses in America. Location is easy to get to. Only a few miles from I-75. Hope to see many of our Southeast members there. We always welcome members from other regions also. The more we get the higher the prize fund.
  7. Mike Stevens

    US Pro Hickory Championship

    Thanks for the help. Have 2 pros from Europe and one from Scotland, plus two ladies in the field this year so far besides several regulars. Last year's champion will be back to defend.
  8. Mike Stevens

    US Pro Hickory Championship

    I am amazed at how many Pros I have talked to who are afraid, yes afraid, to participate in this tournament. They think they will embarras themselves. So here is all I have to say to that, 1) if you are scared of being embarrassed in the game of golf, you should never have taken up the game in the first place, 2) if you are worried what your students or members will think should you shoot a high score, then you have not established much of a relationship with them. The game is hard and with hickories harder. I play with them regularly and still have days where I can't hit the side of a barn, let alone the door. But I love the challenge of trying to match the old masters and am not afraid to fail. That's how we grow.
  9. Mike Stevens

    Hardwick Takes 17th Annual Tourney

    Congratulations to all winners. Wish I could have been there but my daughter's wedding was a little higher on the priority scale. Looked like a great turnout. Those of you planning on attending the PGA Show think about playing in the US Professional Hickory Golf Championship on Monday January 21, 2013. This is a USGTF sponsored event with a $5,000 purse. Only $100 entry, just an hour from convention site. Clubs are provided as part of the entry fee. Relive the history of our game on a course played by all the great golfers of the day. http://www.usprohickory.com
  10. The 5th annual USGTF Southeast Region Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 18 & 19, at Wildwood Country Club in Crawfordville, Florida, approximately 30 minutes south of Tallahassee. The championship will once again be held in conjunction with the Wildwood Open, a longtime staple of the Tallahassee tournament scene. USGTF members will be competing against non-USGTF members for overall tournament honors and prize money, although the low USGTF scorer will be named Southeast Region champion. All levels of USGTF members are invited to participate. Southeast Region director Mike Stevens will conduct the annual meeting after play on the first day at one of the local restaurants. Mike will also hold a clinic on playing golf with hickory shafted clubs on the driving range after first round play is complete. USGTF members will get a chance to hit shots and learn about how the game was played in the early days of American golf. The entry fee is $175 for the Professional and Senior Professional (50+) divisions, and $135 for the Amateur divisions flighted by handicap. To enter, please contact the USGTF National Office by August 13. The Inn at Wildwood has a special tournament rate of $59 plus tax per night. Reservations can be made by calling 800-878-1456. Let them know you are with the USGTF and playing in the Wildwood Open. The Wakulla County area itself is part of Florida's Nature Coast, and activities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are abundant
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    SE Region Results

    Congratulations to Carlos. I played with him the last round and he played well. Could easily have shot lower if not for a couple of putts here and there. Was a great weekend. This is becoming one of my favorite venues. Course is great and accomodations are excellent. I think this was our fifth year for the Southeast Championship. Start thinking about attending next year. It is well worth it. Mike Stevens
  12. Mike Stevens

    Entry List For Southeast Region Championship

    Should be a great weekend. Playing lousy but will try to put up a good fight. See you guys tomorrow. Mike
  13. Mike Stevens

    Entry List For Southeast Region Championship

    Look forward to seeing you guys. I'll be in around 4 PM or so. Mike S
  14. Mike Stevens

    Field Set for US Cup

    Sorry I will have to miss the Cup this year. Some health issues in the immediate family. Looks positive however. Good luck to everyone. See you all at the World Cup if not sooner. Best Regards Mike Stevens
  15. Mike Stevens

    August 2010 Editorial

    Let's face it. No one is going to stop the research that makes the equipment better or the balls longer. What I would do is regulate the golf course design and limit the maximun length for a course like they do with baseball parks. Just adding length makes the game less interesting, more expensive to operate and rounds that are to long. If I were in charge, I would limit a course to 6,600 yards max. So what if a guy shoots 53. If the strategy is to try and drive a par 4, so be it. Par is becoming an obsolete concept also. Everyone on tour wins in double digit under par now. I would change the meaning. All courses would be par of 72. Then regardless of the hole length I would classify a 4 as par, 3 as birdie, 5 as bogey. Lets get the game back to 3 to 4 hour rounds. I'd banish golf carts also except for handicapped, but that's another topic.