Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson Joins Tommy Tune, Laura Benanti, Christine Ebersole for Playbill Travel’s Debut Resort Program, “Broadway by the Sea”: St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, December 8-15, 2014

Other performers include Megan Hilty, Paulo Szot, Donna McKechnie and Faith Prince, Broadway and TV star Cheyenne Jackson (Behind the Candelabra, 30 Rock, Xanadu, Finian’s Rainbow) joins the star-filled lineup of performers at Playbill Travel’s first resort-based program. An expansion of the brand’s popular “Broadway on the High Seas” series, “Broadway by the Sea” is taking over the luxury, AAA Five-Diamond St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico for a program combining the best of live Broadway entertainment with an idyllic tropical location and a myriad of onsite activities.

Priced starting at $7790 per room, based on single or double occupancy, the eight-day/seven-night “Broadway by the Sea” program is scheduled from December 8-15, 2014.  Jackson joins nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune (Seesaw, My One and Only, Nine, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Grand Hotel, The Will Rogers Follies), Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy), “Smash” star Megan Hilty, Tony winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls), Tony winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Tony winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), and, returning by popular demand for her third Playbill adventure, two-time Tony winner Christine Ebersole (42nd Street, Grey Gardens).

Playbill’s own Seth Rudetsky will return as well as Master of Ceremonies and music director. “Broadway on the High Seas” founding partner Judy Perl and Judy Perl Worldwide Travel will once again serve as the exclusive Playbill Travel Program provider, coordinating all aspects of the new travel initiative from resort scheduling to guest travel arrangements.

“Broadway by the Sea” program highlights include:
·         Exclusive star performances, interviews, meet-and-greets; late night “Playbill After Dark” activities; and more from award-winning talent
·         Daytime programs including dance classes hosted by Donna McKechnie and Commercial Theatre Institute seminars on producing Broadway shows
·         Golf at St. Regis Bahia Beach’s Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course and the nearby Trump International, home of the PGA Puerto Rican Open
·         “Broadway by the Sea” golf tournament with World Golf Hall of Famer Chi Chi Rodriguez
·         Fine dining at onsite gourmet restaurants including Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Fern
·         Tennis, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, nature tours, hiking
·         Remède spa
·         Onsite Athletic Center
·         Beautiful private beach, oceanside pool esplanade, outdoor hot tub, poolside grill, and optional private cabanas with butler service.

“The genesis of ‘Broadway on the High Seas’ was to bring together theater lovers who love travel,” explains Playbill President & CEO Philip S. Birsh. “We had no idea when we started our cruises in 2011, that they would be met with such a remarkable reception from the public and community alike. In less than three years, our 650-plus Playbill travel guests have visited more than a dozen countries including Tahiti, Italy, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Poland, and Germany. Our esteemed roster of performers includes some of the greatest talents the stage has ever known. We’re excited that Playbill Travel will allow us to keep traveling the world with interesting people, great destinations and extraordinary talent.”

For information or reservations, call Judy Perl Worldwide Travel at 1-866-572-7847 or email Online, visit and

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

True Spec Golf Opens Fitting Center at Golf & Body NYC

True Spec Golf Opens Fitting Center at Golf & Body NYC

True Spec Golf, a premier fitter of custom golf clubs, has opened its first state-of-the-art custom fitting center at Golf & Body NYC—the private club in midtown Manhattan that offers golfers the ultimate setting for enhancing their performance. True Spec fitting will be available exclusively to GBNYC members.

True Spec custom fitting centers combine an industry-leading selection of premium golf clubs and shafts with cutting-edge fitting technologies to bring the highest level of performance and precision to a golfer’s game.
The company’s fitting centers are brand agnostic, which means they stock the best equipment from golf’s most respected equipment manufacturers to ensure its customers will add distance, accuracy and consistency to their games. True Spec’s custom fitting experts use the same technologies trusted by the best golfers in the world, including Trackman Doppler Radar launch monitors and SST Pure technology, the No. 1 shaft alignment technology in the world.

Custom fitting is the latest amenity offered to members of GBNYC, who have access to complete golf practice areas with full-screen simulators and other high-tech training devices; a state-of-the-art fitness area with special equipment and trainers who specialize in getting golfers in shape to play better; and a host of wellness services from yoga to massage.

GBNYC also announced a three-month trial summer membership perfect for golfers who want to work on their games indoors during the week and see the results—from lower scores to a healthier body—on the weekend.
“Just as GBNYC leaves nothing to chance in helping its members play and feel better, we leave nothing to chance in our club fitting or club building procedures,” said True Spec Golf CEO Nelson Long. “We stock a wide selection of golf’s best equipment to guarantee that we can help every golfer who walks through our doors, and rigorously test each component before and after assembly. This eliminates the inconsistencies that are common in off-the-rack equipment purchases and allows us to maintain the tightest tolerances in the industry.”

Additional True Spec Golf locations include Nassau, Bahamas, part of the world-renowned Albany Luxury Resort Community and in November, a third location will open at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami, Fla.
 For additional information contact True Spec Golf at (844) 729-8809 or visit its website,

Fittings are also available through True Spec’s Mobile Fitting Unit, which travels to select golf clubs in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and other states located along the East Coast of the United States.

For more information about Golf & Body NYC, contact Jeannine Harrington, general manager at (212) 244-2626 or visit

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Amityville Sports Chiropractor Jeffrey Poplarski will be directing the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship Wellness Team

   Amityville Sports Chiropractor Jeffrey Poplarski will be directing the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship Wellness Team at Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina from June 9-15, 2014.  This year marks his tenth year directing the Championship’s Wellness Team.

   This year his team consists of 130 health care providers, including Doctors of Chiropractic, massage therapists, acupuncturists, hyper-baric therapy technicians and physical therapy modalities. His team will be offering treatments to the caddies, players and volunteers at this year’s U.S. Open in two separate wellness tents at Pinehurst.

   Dr. Poplarski is available for questions and clarifications and can be reached at 631-598-7034.

Dr. Jeffrey Poplarski, CCSP©, CKTP
Sports & Family Chiropractic
217 Merrick Road, Suite 204
Amityville, NY  11701
Office - (631) 598-7034
Fax - (631) 598-7479

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stonewalls Lobster Bake at Cherry Creek

Stonewalls Is Kicking Off The Summer With A LOBSTER BAKE
Join them on the Patio or Fire Side for a Classic ALL YOU CAN EAT Lobster Bake...With LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

They will be featuring:

Fresh Lobster, Raw Bar, Mussels, Corn on the Cobb, Coleslaw, Clam Chowder, Farm Fresh Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Southern Fried Chicken, BBQ Ribs, Corn Bread, Dessert

WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
COST: $65 per person + tax + gratuity

WHERE:  Stonewalls Grill Room, 967 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead, NY  11901

Please call 631.506.0777 Ext. 2 for Reservations - space is limited

Stonewalls Grill Room | 967 Reeves Avenue | Riverhead | NY | 11901

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Golf & Body NYC Partners With Eligo Club to Create New Membership Options

Members of both clubs will gain access
 to exclusive golf experiences in and around New York City
Golf & Body NYC the private club in midtown Manhattan that offers golfers the ultimate setting for enhancing their performance—has entered into a partnership with Eligo Club, the exclusive invitation-only private-membership club that offers access to great golf courses around the world.

Founded five years ago in Europe and recently expanded into the U.S., Eligo—which in Latin means, “to select”—uses golf as a platform for its members to network and entertain friends and business colleagues at the finest private clubs and courses. The association with Golf & Body NYC is one more way Eligo’s members will be able to enjoy a private and prestigious golf experience.

“Golf & Body is an elite facility run to the same high standards as the other clubs we offer access to,” says Tom Guy, Eligo’s Director of Golf for North America. “Fitness is an important part of golf and Golf & Body provides our members with the best possible training facilities, and much more, when they’re in New York, one of the world’s most important business cities.”

For members of Golf & Body, the Eligo Club can help facilitate rounds of golf on some of the top courses around New York City—a tough market for players who don’t already belong to a private club—as well as courses in Europe and Asia.

“If our members choose to add Eligo to their current memberships, they can access great courses close by and far away,” explains Jeannine Harrington, General Manager of Golf & Body NYC. “With Eligo, we can offer another part of the private-club experience to our members. Since we opened, Golf & Body has been the best place in New York for golfers to get better and get fit. Now we offer our members the opportunity to get out to play with their friends and business associates at some of best courses in the area. It’s a very exciting venture for us.”

Members of both clubs will be offered many different ways to make use of the other’s playing and training options.

“Golf & Body offers a perfect synergy with the Eligo Club,” says Guy. “Our members will love Golf & Body and its members will love Eligo. We are combining a private city club with the rest of the world, and we are confident that members of each will derive great pleasure and benefits from the other.”
For more information about Golf & Body NYC, contact Jeannine Harrington, general manager at (212) 244-2626 or visit  For more information contact Layne Fackler, COO at  (877) 331-2901 or access

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Golf Club at Middle Bay is Ready and Open to the Public

Lloyd Shulman and his sister Gail Koster have taken on the role of investing their own money into this South Shore gem known as Middle Bay. This club devastated by Sandy is now being run by the property owners of over 50+ years.

As the director of golf and a club professional here for over 14 years I see significant changes already and who better to take on this task then the person who has a passion for the property that has been in his family for over a half a century. His loyalty to the property is unrivaled by other potential management teams and the purchases of a new equipment fleet as well as 80 new golf carts, a half a dozen new utility vehicles and the redesign of a new 1/2way house/cafe at the turn is a testament to his commitment.

Justin Buhler, former assistant at the Meadowbrook club, is on his way to restoring Middle Bay to the way it once was.  Who better to have then Head Green Superintendent John Carlone of the Meadowbrook club the former Middle Bay Superintendent a phone call away for a smooth transition. Lloyd Shulman's dedication to this property will benefit the business, the golf course the community and the entire golfing industry -- and I am eager to display my knowledge and ability to making this one of the most popular South Shore golf courses in New York. It gives me great pleasure to work with Shulman and Sal Cappuzzo the COO of Shulman's management empire.

Now open to the public there will be weekday and weekend rates, senior discounts Monday through Friday, discounts for servicemen, veterans, police and firemen with proper ID on weekdays.  A full-service pro shop with all the major brands in apparel, equipment, accessories, shoes and gripping services as well as a full staff of PGA teaching professionals and apprentices who have already been put in place for beginner clinics, junior clinics, as well as individual instruction both on and off the course. There are preferred tee times available for purchase on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings and a full length driving range that is open to the public every day. Reservations can be made seven days in advance by phone or soon via our newly designed website. We are accepting outings of all sizes, so please call the golf shop for all additional information.

Ronald A Wright Jr. PGA
Director of Golf
The Golf Club at Middle Bay
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 766-1880

Monday, April 21, 2014

Timber Point Starts Season Off with Mega Demo Day

It was a great day at the Timber Point Golf Course MEGA DEMO DAY.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dr. Jeff Poplarski to Teach Golf SMASH in Town of Oyster Bay

Dr. Jeff will be offering a 8 week long term athletic golf development program (LTAGD) for ages 8-12 year old. The program will focus on the SMASH ZONE which is our unique junior golf school for the learn to train junior golf phase. SMASH stands for the Golf Training of Stability, Mobility, ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed) Sport Skills and Hone your golf skills. The program will consist of a dynamic golf warm up and 10 deliberate golf practice stations which will include putting, full swing, chipping, throwing, horizontal striking, ground based striking, wrist release, upper and lower body mobility and stability and the ABC’s (Agility, Balance and Coordination) This unique program is one of the first to be offered on Long Island

Dr. Jeff is Doctor of Chiropractic with extensive experience in sports medicine, he is also a Titleist Performance Institute certified junior coach, golf coach, medical professional and fitness instructor.

Location: North Massapequa Community Center
Days: Saturday

Call for info: 631-598-7034

Tuesday, March 11, 2014



Palm Desert, CA - Coming March 15, PowerBilt will debut the latest rendition of its popular Air Force One driver, the Air Force One DFX.

DFX stands for Deep Face Extreme. Once the golfer stands over this driver, They will see the difference. The clubface is now 5 mm deeper than the previous version, which catches the ball at impact slightly longer and combines with the nitrogen inside the clubhead to create reduced spin and more distance.

"We reduced the nitrogen pressure to 80 pounds, for better impact feel," says Ross Kvinge, President of PowerBilt. "This new amount of nitrogen generates a tremendous trampoline effect for increased ball speed. In fact, now the trampoline effect is up to the USGA maximum limit. Shot dispersion is also the tightest ever in our drivers. And by adding 6 grams low and forward in the clubhead, we moved the CG lower and more forward than in any other Air Force One driver. We did this to appease our clubfitters who requested a better smash factor. I can confidently say that this is the most solid driver we have ever produced."

PowerBilt's patented Nitrogen N7 "Nitrogen Charged" technology makes its debut in the Air Force One DFX driver, as well; it's a newly patented method to reinforce the clubface without adding any weight. That means every golfer can benefit from maximum C.O.R., maximum C.T., maximum trampoline effect, and maximum smash factor for incredible distance.

The Air Force One DFX features a forged titanium body with titanium cup face technology, as well as aerodynamic clubhead shaping. It's available in both the high MOI and Tour Series, in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12.5°. Standard shaft length is 45 ½". The club is offered in several leading shaft models from the top OEM shaft brands, so that golfers will achieve the optimum launch angle and spin rate for their unique swing. MSRP starts at $299.99, and there is an upcharge for ultra premium shaft options.

Golf media have already taken notice of the Air Force One DFX driver. MyGolfSpy tested it, and reported: Surprise, surprise, surprise (I'm not actually surprised), here's the PowerBilt Air Force One rounds out our top 5. The numbers were excellent among our lower swing speed players, and we think we probably could have done better at the higher swing speeds too. You won't find many companies who offer a better selection of stock shafts, and you won't find many heads that perform better either. Joke all you want about the Nitrogen, this one is legit."

Golfers can pre-order the Air Force One DFX driver before March 15, by calling 888-488-4653 or visiting

About PowerBilt Golf  
Since 1916 PowerBilt Golf has designed golf clubs the world's best have used to win such tournaments as The Masters, the U.S. open, and the PGA Championship. today, PowerBilt is pushing the limits on technology with REAL innovation. USGA Conforming, Air Force One woods feature Nitrogen Charged Club Heads, faces as thin as 2.6mm, the largest sweet spot in golf, and maximum COR regardless of swing speed. And all Air Force One woods feature customized speed-rated shafts from Fujikura. New Nitrogen Charged Air Force irons also feature the hottest and thinnest face in golf. PowerBilt also remains the No. 1 choice for junior golfers; and the PowerBilt Air Force One irons were named to the 2011 and 2013 Golf Digest Hot List. Plus One Sports, Inc., is the U.S. licensee of the PowerBilt brand. PowerBilt is a division of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co., a family owned-company which has been making golf clubs since 1916. Based in Louisville, Ky., Hillerich & Bradsby is also the maker of the world-famous Louisville Slugger bats and Bionic gloves. 

Monday, February 17, 2014


If you are golfer like me, snowed in, clubs in the garage, watching the pros on TV and yearning to take a few swings, take heart!
 On March 8th and 9th  The Westchester County Center, White Plains, will be transformed into a Golf Wonderland. Try the latest clubs from major manufacturers on the Driving Range. Pick up pre-season bargains in the Pro Shop.  Get free 10 minute lessons with a PGA Pro. Try to sink a 50 foot putt and win a prize while benefitting the MGA Junior Golf Foundation. Learn more about The Game and your swing at hourly demonstrations and question and answer sessions on the Metropolitan Golf Association Let’s Talk Golf Stage. Visit Exhibitors from golf resorts and Destinations, Local and Area Private And Public Courses, and other golf related booths.
Parents of High School age golfers will want to hear Frank Darby discuss college golf and scholarships while parents of younger students will want to bring their children to a PGA Pro who will work with juniors and will have soft balls and junior size clubs.
There is a special Women’s Learning Area and new this year, the TD Bank Women’s Networking Breakfast on Saturday from 9AM – 11AM both in cooperation with the Executive Women’s Golf Association.
The 10th Annual Golf Show is sponsored by The Journal News and in conjunction with Westchester County Parks and their six golf courses. Other sponsors are the Metropolitan Golf Association, Home Green Advantage, TD Bank, Fairview Golf Center, WFAS Radio, Executive Women’s Golf Association and its all powered by Entergy.
Tickets are available at the door on Show Days or in advance at  Admission is $10 with $1.00 off coupon available at The Journal News and The Journal News Golf Show will take place Saturday, March 8th from 10AM – 5PM and Sunday, March 9th from 10AM – 4PM.

Saturday, February 1, 2014




**Newly Renovated package starts at $149 per night through June 30, 2014**  
January 30, 2014 (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida) - Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach has unveiled the stunning results of a multi-million dollar resort-wide renovation designed to enhance the timeless appeal of Florida's premier golf, spa and beach destination resort. The project touched every detail of the 63-acre oceanfront address, and in turn created a resort designed to welcome leisure and business travelers alike.

Designed by a collaboration of MLG Architects, Monogram by Callison, Testani Design Troupe and EDSA, the transformation focused on creating a natural beach resort atmosphere that rejuvenates guests throughout their stay. The renovation also celebrates the resort's locale, being next to the championship TPC Sawgrass golf course and giving guests exclusive access. To round out the resort as a leading golf destination, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa added the TPC Connection Cart Path, the first-ever connection from the resort directly to the home of THE PLAYERS championship and Tournament by golf cart. The resort is also home to two dozen pieces of golf memorabilia from The World Golf Hall of Fame.

"The past eight months have taken our guest experience to a new level while further securing our position as a market leader and the resort as the ultimate golf experience on the northeast coast of Florida," said Tom Manno, General Manager of Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.

"The revamped Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is more desirable than ever, offering all the amenities of a newly renovated world-class resort, including top-notch meeting facilities and convenient access to five championship golf courses," said Andrew Rosuck, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We're looking forward to drawing even more business and leisure travelers who appreciate the resort's endless possibilities and timeless appeal."

Revamped Resort Accommodations and New Villas at Sawgrass
The resort's 510 guest rooms have been updated with exquisite furnishings and soothing earth tones. Located in the main resort, newly refreshed spacious Suites are decidedly spacious, with separate living areas and large workspaces, sleek ergonomic chairs and expansive bathrooms with chrome fixtures. These include the Presidential Suite, the ultimate in resort accommodation and extravagance. The resort beautifully and meticulously renovated 80 signature The Villas at Sawgrass for golfers, families and executive groups alike. The Villas at Sawgrass are distinct enclaves of resort-style accommodations, including home-like amenities with all the facilities and services of a world-class resort. These two-bedroom, graciously appointed and spacious Villas are ideal for golf buddy groups, family gatherings or a friends' getaway and corporate outings of up to eight people.

New Dining Options
There is a new spin on the resort's dining scene with the addition of two new signature restaurants and updates to all dining outlets. Alice & Pete's Pub, launched in 2013, is named for golf legends Alice and Pete Dye, architects of the Stadium and Dye's Valley Courses at TPC Sawgrass. With views of the Dyes' celebrated course artistry, diners enjoy appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts in a convivial environment reflected in mahogany-hued décor, a large terrace shaded by a wood pergola overlooking the new TPC Connection Cart Path leading to TPC Sawgrass. Vernon's, another new dining spot, is named for former General Manager and President of PGA TOUR, Vernon Kelly. Set before the resort waterfall and lagoon, the restaurant highlights flavors from Florida's First Coast with a raw bar, chowder bar, and daily selections harvested fresh from the ocean. Already in 2014, Vernon's has won six top awards from OpenTable including Diners' Choice Winner Best Overall, Diners' Choice Winner Best Food and Diners' Choice Winner Best Ambiance. The Augustine Grill has been transformed into an expanded Starbucks for visitors to grab refreshments to go.

Meetings at Sawgrass
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is the location for successful meetings. With special enhancements throughout 56,000 square feet of flexible and dynamic function space including new wall coverings, seating, light fixtures and carpeting. Carpet patterns through 12 distinct meeting spaces now mimic the trajectory of golf balls; furnishings and fixtures provide an upscale, exclusive golf clubhouse appeal; and all ballrooms, pre-function areas, meeting rooms and boardrooms have been completely revitalized with new artwork and golf memorabilia reflective of the entire resort. The Villas at Sawgrass are also available for meetings and breakout rooms for up to 12 people. The resort's use of Marriott Red Coat Direct program ensures that meeting planners have a seamless event. Marriott's Red Coat Direct provides an application for meeting planners to manage meetings and events at the hotel with the help of a Red Coat Concierge. Red Coat Concierge are assigned to meeting planners to help with requested items from additional chairs, pens and more water, without planners having to leave the event space. Meeting planners can even use the app from the car on the way to the resort to communicate with their Concierge team member prior to the event to tell them what they request or need beforehand.

Exclusive Access, Beautiful Location
The private Cabana Beach Club, conveniently located along the ocean just a quick shuttle from the resort, has also been updated as a casual destination for diners, active travelers and beachgoers with a new lookincorporating beach-inspired textures, materials and colors, and design touches that tie it back to the golf-centric appeal of the resort. A superb location for meetings, weddings, social occasions and events, the club is fully outfitted with beachfront pool and dining facilities including the Mediterranean-inspired 619 Ocean View restaurant, the beachside Sea Porch Bar & Grill, and the seasonal café Sharkey's.

The Newly Renovated package starts at $149 per night valid seven days a week through June 30, 2014. For more information, please visit

About The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Located in Northeast Florida, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is an ideal getaway for leisure and family travel. With 510 guest rooms and 24 suites including 80 private villas, the resort offers 9 restaurants and lounge venues, over 56,000-square feet of event space and a 25,000-square foot spa. The resort allows guests and the public to access five championship golf courses and a private beach club. The hotel is the host hotel of THE PLAYERS golf championship. 

Friday, January 31, 2014


Sports radio and television personality and author ANN LIGUORI has been named ‘Celebrity Ambassador’ for Heathrow Country Club and The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, two Concert-owned properties in Longwood, Florida. “We are extremely pleased and fortunate to have Ann join our Team and provide us with a wealth of media experience and expertise”, said Nate Kalb, Director of Operations of the combined Heathrow and Legacy Clubs.

Ann is the golf and tennis correspondent for WFAN Radio and CBS Sports Radio Network, writes a column for and hosts the weekly ‘Sports Innerview with Ann Liguori’ radio show on NPR affiliate WPPB 88.3 FM Ann serves as Vice President on the Board of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. Ann’s book, ‘A Passion for Golf, Celebrity Musings About the Game,’
is out in second edition. Liguori has a lists of ‘firsts’ in the broadcasting world – the first woman to host a call-in sport’s show on WFAN-NY 660 AM, the first all-sports radio station in the U.S., where she hosted a weekly call-in sports show, ‘Hey Liguori. What’s the Story,’ for 23 years; the first woman to host her own prime-time, weekly series on The Golf Channel. ‘Conversation with Ann Liguori’ aired the first five years of TGC’s inception. And Ann Liguori Productions owns and distributes the long-running ‘Sports Innerview’ cable series, hosted and produced by Ann and features over 600 half-hour interviews with top legends in sports and entertainment.

As Celebrity Ambassador for the two properties, Ann will be actively involved in promoting the benefits of membership as well as the unique qualities and facilities each club offers for special events, fund raisers and business gatherings.

The combined Legacy-Heathrow duo offers 36-holes of Tom Fazio and Ron Garl golf via a limited number of dual-access memberships. For some, the pairing combines the top-notch Fazio golf experience, 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and luxury men's locker room of Legacy with the full amenities of Heathrow - which include 13 tennis courts, Olympic-sized pool, fitness facility, and much more. The clubs have offerings for the avid low-handicap golfer or the new golfer just learning the game, as well as outstanding junior camps and programs including golf, tennis, and swimming. According to Nate Kalb, "There is now a totally unique offering in the North Orlando market: we have combined the two best private clubs in the Lake Mary, Heathrow, and Longwood areas." Mr. Kalb went on to say that "this is clearly the best private club value in Central Florida - members can get two top-notch clubs for a reasonable price."

About Concert Golf Partners
Concert Golf Partners is an active golf club owner-operator based in Newport Beach, California. The company was formed by Peter Nanula, founder and CEO of Arnold Palmer Golf Management from 1993 to 2000, and has a significant pool of capital to buy and operate large-scale private clubs with over $3 million in annual gross revenues located in major metro areas. Concert Golf has now acquired 7 clubs and mortgages in the last 2 years.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cutter & Buck’s Fall ’14 Men’s Collection Features
New Deliveries, Introduction of Aquapel by Nano-Tex

Eco-friendly, next-generation water repellent provides advanced protection
SEATTLE (Jan. 20, 2014)Cutter & Buck’s Men’s Golf Collection combines superior performance with a clean, modern look that works for an active lifestyle.  For Fall 2014, the company continues to focus on an all-weather wardrobe that transitions seamlessly from summer to fall, and includes sophisticated pieces that move easily from the course to the clubhouse and feature bold, new color anchors.
The Fall line is highlighted by three versatile new deliveries – Liberty Bay, Seattle Prep and Mercer Square – the launch of the Summit half-zip, which represents an evolution from the company’s popular Vital Half-Zip, and the introduction of the Nano CB DryTec Coast Half Zip.  Significantly, the Half Zip features the addition of Nano-Tex Aquapel, a next-generation water repellent that provides advanced protection against rain and spills to its outerwear apparel.

According to Jake Rawson, Cutter & Buck’s global director of sales-golf, the Half Zip is a fashion-driven addition to the Fall ’14 collection.  With color blocking, waterproof fabric and raglan sleeves, Rawson predicts the Summit “will become a staple” in the men’s line.

Rawson further anticipates that customers will also embrace Cutter & Buck’s Fall ’14 offerings that feature the Nano-Tex Aquapel technology, which provides protection from the elements without the bulk, packs easily, and dries quickly for lightweight, breathable weather protection.  Instead of using fluorocarbons, Aquapel keeps garments clean and dry with an eco-friendly hydrocarbon polymer, which modifies the fabric on a molecular level.  Garments treated with this water-repellent polymer retain their natural breathability and comfort, and have increased durability for long-lasting wear.

“The Fall ’14 Collection is filled with great transitional layering pieces that double as outerwear and include two fabrications –poly interlock and poly-wool,” Rawson said.

The poly-interlock fabrication is featured in the Coast Half Zip Vest, which is a long-sleeve layer that provides all-weather coverage with Aquapel and 50+ UPF UV protection making it the perfect on-course performance layer, rain or shine.  Featuring clean lines and contrast trim detail, bar tacks, and pop accents in Particle (electric green), the vest is available in Explore (bright purple) and Electric (deep blue).

Poly-wool, Rawson explained, is an all-weather fabric that is soft to the touch and has both wicking and temperature-regulating properties to keep the wearer comfortably cool in the summer months, and cozy warm as the weather cools down.  A key poly-wool piece is the Nano CB DryTec Coast Mercer Island Half Zip, a long-sleeve layer with clean lines, a poly-wool face interlock mesh back, 45+ UPF UV protection and tonal stick detailing, an open bottom and drop-tail hem. It is available in Locker (grey) and Black.

For additional information, contact Cutter & Buck at (800) 713-7810 or visit its web site at
About Cutter & Buck
Cutter & Buck, the prominent sportswear and active wear company, is a lead apparel partner of the PGA of America for its spectator events and an official licensee for NFL fan gear and lifestyle sportswear. It is also a recipient of the prestigious Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) designation. The company's products are of superior quality and known for distinctive, functional designs suited to an active lifestyle.  Cutter & Buck apparel is available worldwide through golf shops and resorts, specialty retail shops, via an excellent corporate sales program, as well as online at

AHEAD, Jack Nicklaus Extend Longstanding Headwear Partnership

AHEAD, the innovative headwear, apparel and accessories company, announced today that it has renewed its relationship with golf legend Jack Nicklaus to represent the company's headwear line and license the iconic Jack Nicklaus and Golden trademarks for the exclusive branded collection.
Photo“AHEAD has been a valued partner for 12 years, and they have met and exceeded our demands for creating the highest quality headwear for our collection,” said Jack Nicklaus, globally recognized as Golfer of the Century.  “The true test comes from golfers and the Nicklaus Design golf courses which have chosen AHEAD and enjoyed that association. I have always demanded the best from myself and my partners, which is why I selected AHEAD.”
Nicklaus is considered the most decorated champion in the game’s history with 120 professional victories, including a record 18 professional majors. Nicklaus now spends his time as one of the world’s most acclaimed golf course designers.  His company, Nicklaus Design, is considered the industry leader with close to 380 courses open for play in 36 countries and 39 states. The firm has created more than 75 courses ranked in various national and international top 100 lists, and no fewer than 95 Nicklaus Design courses have hosted a professional tournament or significant national amateur championship.
“To continue our affiliation with Jack Nicklaus is both an honor as well as a tribute to AHEAD as a steward of the Nicklaus marks,” said Anne Broholm, CEO, AHEAD.  “We are proud to be affiliated with a legend whose passion for excellence parallels our pursuits here at AHEAD.  We are thrilled that Jack continues to choose AHEAD as his headwear brand of choice and we look forward to the continuation of this special partnership.”
Nicklaus will continue to appear in AHEAD’s headwear catalog, point-of-sales materials and on the company web site.
Two other golfing legends—Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam—also wear AHEAD products.  Active players representing AHEAD headwear in 2014 are Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen on the PGA Tour, and Brittany Lincicome on the LPGA Tour.
AHEAD has established partnerships with the USGA, PGA of America, and Ryder Cup, as well as  numerous PGA Tour events, PGA Retirement Plus and the ANNIKA Foundation.
For additional information on AHEAD, visit its web site at

About AHEAD |
Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, with innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to 19 years of continued growth and expansion. AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk, Sean O’Hair and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively.


ORLANDO, FL (January, 2014) –  Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is proud to have been named a recipient of the highly regarded 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award The Gold List is considered to be the authoritative index of the world’s highest ranking hotels, resorts, and cruise lines selected by nearly 70,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers.  It is especially exciting to note the service related aspects of the Bay Hill guest experience received a well-deserved 100% ranking.  For more information or reservations call (888) 422-9445 or visit

“We are extraordinarily proud to receive this award and be in the company of such highly respected resort destinations throughout the world, shared Ray Easler, Vice President Hospitality and Operations.   Our guests consistently rate our amenities and service among the finest in the industry and we are committed to always providing an unforgettable experience. ”

Bay Hill is the winter home of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, and the host site of the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard.   Visit this link to see the complete story of this treasured destination:  History of Bay Hill

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard golf tournament.  The 70-room property features 27-holes of golf, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, tennis on four Har-tru courts, a full service spa and salon, fitness center, four dining locations, and 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.  For reservations or membership information, call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

IAGTO awards Costa Rica Golf Destination of the Year 2014

Costa Rica has made a name as a natural paradise in recent years and has become a world leader in sustainable tourism. The small country in Central America achieved another important milestone, receiving the 2014 Golf Destination of the Year Award for Latin America & Caribbean from the prestigious International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

IAGTO is the organization of global commerce for the industry of the golf tourism. Founded in 1997, members of IAGTO includes 2,122 credited golf tour operators, resorts, hotels,  national tourism organizations, media  and businesses in 95 countries. Operating in 62 countries, these golf tour operators control more than 85% of the golf packages sold annually around the world.

 With a total of six championship courses in addition to some very fine 9-hole layouts, Costa Rica is considered to be a small, but indeed an exclusive insider tip for golfers. Due to all the exciting non-golf activities available in Costa Rica, this is just the right amount of good golf to create a memorable golf experience. The environments surrounding the courses put you in touch with Mother Nature at her finest. True to the country’s strategy of always acting in a most sustainable, social and eco-friendly way, all these courses are recognized by Audubon International ( for their environmental friendly efforts.

Some of the game’s top architects have their names on the courses, including the La Iguana Golf Course at the Los Suenos Marriott Beach & Golf Club, designed by Ted Robinson; the Reserva Conchal Golf Club at the Westin Golf Resort & Spa, designed by Robert Trent Jones II; the Four Seasons, designed by Arnold Palmer; and the Cariari Country Club, designed by George Fazio and built by his nephew Tom Fazio.

But Costa Rica not only scores with its golf courses but also with its excellent hospitality and gastronomy. The exclusive hotel selection ranges from the cherished and smaller luxurious resorts like The Springs Resort to prestigious and international luxury hotel groups such as Marriott Hotels, The Starwood member Westin Golf Resort & Spa Conchal and The Four Seasons  Peninsula Papagayo Resort.

“Costa Rica has grown tremendously as a destination since I started golf tour here in 1996,” said Landy Blank, owner of Costa Rica Golf Adventures. “The combination of new golf courses, year-round climate and the natural beauty of Costa Rica makes it perfect for golfers seeking a new adventure.”

Costa Ricans are the happiest people on the planet according to the “Happy Planet Index,” measuring the experienced well-being of its population, life expectancy and the ecological footprint of 151 countries in the world. That makes them very likeable and pleasant hosts, an important reason more to come over and experience an unforgettable golf holiday in Costa Rica.
For more information:
Landy Blank, owner Costa Rica Golf Adventures,, Tel: 1-215-554-2129, 1-888-672-2057 / +506-2293-9785

Golf & Body NYC Introduces Golf Clinics for Women

Golf & Body NYC Introduces Golf Clinics for Women
Group sessions start Feb. 11; designed for both beginning, advanced players
Gia Bocra Liwski
Golf & Body NYC, the private club in Manhattan that offers golfers the ultimate setting for enhancing their performance, is offering two five-session Women’s Golf Clinics, one group geared for beginners or for those who have never picked up a club, the other for advanced players.

Both taught by Gia Bocra Liwski, teaching professional at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J., the clinics will be held every other Tuesday with the first session scheduled for Feb. 11.  Subsequent sessions are set for Feb. 25, March 11, March 25 and April 8.   The beginner group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon, while the advanced group will convene from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

According to Liwski, a LPGA Class A Professional, the beginner clinics will provide a “soup-to-nuts” introduction to the game, with the advanced clinics focusing on preparations for the upcoming season.
“The beginner clinic will be conducted in a relaxed, intimate, non-intimidating setting,” said Liwski, who also has served as a teaching pro at Forsgate Country Club and Trump National Golf Club, both in New Jersey.  “We know that picking up the game can be overwhelming, so each session will introduce them to golf a little bit at a time.”

Those in the beginners’ group will learn the game’s fundamentals; become comfortable with its verbiage; review the essentials of what should be in one’s golf bag; explore attire options; and gain a confidence level about going out to play on a course.  Those in the advanced group will gain positive golf fundamentals for the optimum swing; dial in a pre-shot routine for both short game and full swing; learn new shots around the green; and find a perfect putting rhythm.  Attendees from each clinic all will receive a body/swing analysis.

Space is limited for both five-session clinics, which cost $750/person.  Golf clubs will be provided for those who don’t have them, and each person will enjoy full access to Golf & Body NYC’s facilities on clinic days. 

Those interested in signing up for either the beginner or advanced clinic should contact Jeannine Harrington, general manager, Golf & Body NYC, at 212.244.2626, or send an email to For more information about member and the club, visit

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Exotics at Its Finest: This is the Club the Brand Was Created for, Introducing the CB PRO

Tour Edge branched out with the Exotics brand in 2004, to use more expensive technology in products that were outside of the Bazooka price points. The past nine years has seen Exotics evolve into one of the best fairway wood innovators in the market. The limited edition CB PRO is the club Exotics was created for.
The new CB PRO combines the retro, smaller head size of the famous tour-winning CB2 fairway wood with an innovative sole function - Slip StreamTM - to create the ultimate fairway wood for accomplished players.
The patent-pending Slip StreamTM sole glides through the turf in remarkable fashion. The sole’s design dramatically minimizes turf contact, allowing the head to maintain maximum speed through impact. The unique Slip StreamTM sole is designed so that minimal turf contact occurs regardless of the attack angle and position of the head at impact. 

The CB PRO features Tour Edge’s premium beta titanium cup face with a hyper-steel body to produce maximum distance in a fairway wood. As a result, the CT reaches the USGA-allowed maximum of 250. The no-weld design combo-brazes the beta- titanium cupped face with the heavier hyper steel body. The
result, every single gram of excess weight is eliminated from the face and shifted to the sole for a lower center of gravity position in the compact head. The CB PRO also features the same trampoline face design found in the CB2 that combines multiple levels of face thickness. 

The unsurpassed technology found in the CB PRO is being combined with the hottest shafts available; Fujikura Speeder 757 and 661. Fujikura 661 is a 65-gram shaft that’s geared towards better players with above average speeds. The Fujikura Speeder 757 features a new upgraded version of the original Speeder 757 one that now has two layers of Triax Core Technology (used mainly in aerospace structures, Triax is a three-axis system of fibers that are woven in three directions rather than just two to stabilize the shaft) and additional Nano Alloy resin (high modulus carbon fiber). 

David Glod, president and founder, “When we decided to create the Exotics line, this is the type of club I had envisioned. It’s very exciting to be introducing a product of this caliber to the market; there isn’t anything else like it. Is it expensive? Yes, probably the most expensive fairway wood available to the public. But, it’s just that good combined with the Speeder shafts and it’s also packaged with a high-end, leather headcover from Stitch Golf.”

Tour Edge’s Exotics fairway woods come with Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty. Suggested retail is $499.99. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit 

Located in Batavia, IL, Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. Exotics golf clubs are for those who demand the finest performing golf clubs in the world. With experienced designers and smaller production runs, Exotics by Tour Edge can bring futuristic technologies to the marketplace months, even years, ahead of its time. Exotics’ manufactures the finest quality, high-technology golf clubs and hand-assembles them one club at a time. The company’s clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy New Year from The Pompano Beach Club in Bermuda

We send you warm winter greetings and hope that 2013 was a good year for you! Despite the challenging economic times we’ve experienced the past several years, we are grateful to have hosted many of you at our resort and want to sincerely thank you for staying with us. Coral Reef Cafe
Thanks to you, we were recognized by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine several times last year. In their January issue, we were honored to have made their 2013 “Gold List” of properties for the Atlantic & Caribbean Islands. We continue to receive rave reviews regarding our cuisine – with our chefs’ superb work resulting in our resort being rated as one of “The 35 Best Island Resorts for Food” in the magazine’s June issue (we were ranked #14 overall and were one of only two Bermuda resorts to make the list).
This year, our Cedar Room’s dinner menu will be expanded to give you even more culinary options. The evening menu will continue to change on a nightly basis, you’ll just have more appetizers and entrees to choose from than in previous years. Thanks to those of you who took the time to fill out Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards survey because in their November issue, we received the #2 ranking out of all the resorts in the Atlantic Region!
We continue to re-invest in our property so that we can offer you the very best facilities possible. Here are a few of the recent enhancements we’ve made and will be making to our resort:
  • Deluxe Guest RoomThis past spring, all of our deluxe rooms were refurbished. Custom built dark mahogany furniture with sand colored granite tops were added to give our top room category a fresh new look. New draperies are currently being installed in all of our guest rooms.
  • Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows were added to our lower lobby, making our panoramic ocean views that much more spectacular!
  • The Sunset Lounge and Coral Reef Café were both renovated this past year, with new interior and exterior chairs added to each area. Upper Lobby
  • Our new ATV has enabled us to keep our beach well groomed and has proven to be an effective way to remove seaweed.
  • A printer was recently added to one of our lobby desktop computers, making it easier for you to print out boarding passes and other documents.
  • Living on an island in the middle of the ocean has its challenges – one of them being the internet. We are happy to report that our internet access is much better in our guest rooms thanks to major upgrades to our internet system.
  • We’re excited to announce that we are currently building another townhouse unit. It will have 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms and will be located adjacent to our tennis court, on the hillside above Cuda Cottage. We expect the townhouse to be ready for occupancy by mid-April. It should be popular with larger families and couples traveling together.
Those of you who like to travel in the spring, fall or winter can take advantage of our popular “4th Night Free” promotion. Click here for specific details or you can view the information listed on our website.
Golfers will be happy to know that we recently negotiated significantly reduced green fees at the adjacent Robert Trent Jones designed Port Royal Golf Course — widely recognized nowadays as the island’s top course (home of the PGA Tour’s Grand Slam event for the last five Octobers). Our annual spring and fall season Couples Golf Tournaments and Ladies Pro-Am Golf Classic (held in early March each year) continue to attract lots of participants — many of whom return to play in the events year after year. Tournament details (click here) are listed on our website for your reference purposes. We’ll be happy to mail you tournament brochures if you are interested.
On behalf of our family and the entire Pompano staff, we wish you a happy, healthy new year! Hope to see you soon!
Tom Lamb
Larry Lamb
Managing Director
General Manager

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa Commemorates 25th Anninversary With $25 Million Renovation

Following an impressive $25 million renovation to commemorate its 25th anniversary, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa continues to assert itself as a premier destination for golfers in Southern California.

Boasting two Ted Robinson designed championship courses, The Valley and The Palm, and the first all-natural turf 18-hole putting course, The Greens, this golfing paradise offers sprawling picturesque mountain views with 35 acres of streams, lagoons, and waterfalls. Setting itself apart from other golf destinations across the country, the resort offers golf carts equipped with state-of–the-art navigation systems that revolutionize the golfing experience.

With this new technology, golfers are now able to:
·         View graphic layouts of each hole
·         Compute exact yardage to the pin
·         Monitor pace of play
·         Solicit playing tips from the courses pros
·         Order food to be picked up upon conclusion of the round

In addition, JW Marriott Desert Springs is also home to one of only a handful of Taylor Made swing analysis centers in the country. The highly-skilled team of golf instructors work with both novice and seasoned golfers alike to hone their skills during private one and three hour swing consultations.

With ideal year-long playing conditions, world-class instructors and over 100 pristine golf courses across Palm Springs, Southern California has become a hot-spot for golfers looking to hit the links on a year-round basis and I would love to discuss a Greater Palm Springs golf piece with you. For more information about JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa and its golf program, please visit