47th Anniversary Scrambles

2 TOURNAMENTS TO CHOOSE FROM!

7:15am – TRADITIONAL TOURNAMENT: 4 person BETTER Ball Scramble
12:15pm – AFTERNOON CRAZY 18 HOLE: 4 person BETTER Ball Scramble

(5 Holes will have a mini-game)

COST is to be $55.00 (+tax) per person for per tournament. Must be paid by 11/9/18. In Honor of Veteran’s Day $5 from every entry fee will be donated to Local VFW

  • Donuts, Danish, and light food for breakfast. Lunch is provided to all. LIVE MUSIC! ! !
  • Goody Bags for all golfers, with giveaways, coupons, balls, tees, candy, raffle tickets and
    MORE.
  • Best Ball format, 4 person teams, prizes for top 3 teams, closest to pin, longest drive, AND…
  • FREE BEER! ! Enough SAID
  • Fun for All, Prizes for most!
  • Golf trivia challenge + Putting Contest from 11am – 12:30pm.
  • OPTIONAL BONUS RAFFLE for FREE GREENS FEES FOR ONE YEAR!
    $5.00 Per Ticket – 50% of the Proceeds will go to the Local VFW
  • Always one of the best days of the year. We look forward to celebrating our birthday with
    you.
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Mainlands is turning 47! We’re celebrating with 2 Golf Tournaments!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas just yet, but it’s close because…

Mainlands Golf Course is turning 47!

We’re Celebrating with Two Golf Scrambles and whole day of festivities on November 10th! Celebrate with us because we wouldn’t be here without you! You could win FREE Greens Fees for 1 Year — see below!

2 TOURNAMENTS TO CHOOSE FROM!

7:15am – TRADITIONAL TOURNAMENT: 4 person BETTER Ball Scramble
12:15pm – AFTERNOON CRAZY 18 HOLE: 4 person BETTER Ball Scramble

(5 Holes will have a mini-game)

COST is to be $55.00 (+tax) per person for per tournament. Must be paid by 11/9/18. In Honor of Veteran’s Day $5 from every entry fee will be donated to Local VFW

  • Donuts, Danish, and light food for breakfast. Lunch is provided to all. LIVE MUSIC! ! !
  • Goody Bags for all golfers, with giveaways, coupons, balls, tees, candy, raffle tickets and
    MORE.
  • Best Ball format, 4 person teams, prizes for top 3 teams, closest to pin, longest drive, AND…
  • FREE BEER! ! Enough SAID
  • Fun for All, Prizes for most!
  • Golf trivia challenge + Putting Contest from 11am – 12:30pm.
  • OPTIONAL BONUS RAFFLE for FREE GREENS FEES FOR ONE YEAR!
    $5.00 Per Ticket – 50% of the Proceeds will go to the Local VFW
  • Always one of the best days of the year. We look forward to celebrating our birthday with
    you.

To Sign Up, Call the Pro Shop at (727) 577-4847 or email mgolfcourse@tampabay.rr.com

Golf Tampa Bay
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Scramble Results for 9.9.18 Weekend

Hello and good day to you Mainlands Golfer!  After some technical internet-type issues I am finally able to post the Scramble results online.  The scores have been totaled.  Then they were tabulated, testified, and re-verified, all under the watchful eye of the golf department of the GRU.  These scores should be the most accuratest EVER.

The Saturday Scramble bounced, hopped, and rolled, along in its normal fashion.  4 Teams in two flights won some prize money.

Flight A

First Place – Stu, Bob, Frank, Rex, and Carl -11

Second Place – Karen, Mark, Bruce, and other Mark -9

Third Place – Mike, Stan, other  Mike, Jeff, and Tom -8

Flight B

1st Place Whit, Jim, Stuart, Steven, Kevin

Closest to the Pin was Team #6 – WAY TO GO PETE

The Sunday Scramble ended on Sunday.  The weather was sublime.  A nice breeze lasted the whole round as the clouds kept the burning sun at bay.  We played a standard 2 person scramble and some scores were pretty impressive.

1st Place Trent and Corey – 10

2nd Place Vaughn and Rob -2

3rd Place – Steve and Rita +1

Closest to the Pin was on #6 by Steve Hensley.

The Pot from the prior weeks rain out was added to this weeks for a total of $114  so each of the winners got paid a kings ransom of $28.50 EACH.  Who says the stakes aren’t high?

A few weeks ago I gave Rob Neighbor the attendance award for the Sunday Scramble.  But the TEAM with the most consistent attendance was Rick Pightling and Lew Tucker.  These gents were here in the sun, in the rain, and in the mud.  Sometimes all in the same day.  For being consistently considerate, and attentive attenders The Mainlands Golf Club is thrilled to give a dozen Wilson Duo U golfs balls to these gentlemen.

Finally I would like to thank all of the golfers that came out and made this summer’s Two-Person Scramble an awesome weekly event.  I truly enjoyed playing with everyone I was paired up with.  I look forward to doing it all again next year.

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The Final Sunday Scramble At Mainlands!

THE FINAL ONE… REALLY. 

Sunday Two Person Scramble

Try to Beat the Mike/Tyson Team! 

Sundays at 4 PM |  $15 per person

Price includes:

  • $3 that goes back for prizes
  • Top three teams get gift certificates. 
  • The pot is split 50%, 30%, 20%  for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

Come in to the pro shop or call to sign up – (727) 577-4847 

This final format:

  • September 30 – Better Ball Scramble

We will post the results on our blog and Facebook page on Monday!

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Uncle Julio’s Weekend Special — $10 Tee Times after 1 PM! Join us this weekend!

$10 TEE TIMES

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY AFTER 1:00 PM

18 Holes with cart for just $10 after 1 PM this weekend!

That’s Right! $10 Uncle Julio’s Weekend Special starts at 1 PM this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

And There’s More!

HOT DOG SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND!

September is for the Ladies! 50% OFF Green Fees and Ladies’ Pro Shop Sale!

September is Ladies’ Month at Mainlands! Our club provides a place for women to play and enjoy a lifelong involvement with golf.

For the entire month of September, Women get 50% OFF Green fees!

That’s right! Half priced green fees all month!

Pro Shop Sale: Ladies’ apparel and shoes are 50% OFF!

All the men feeling left out?

No worries! Show up  and play your whole round  in a skirt, and you can also receive 50% off green fees!

Scramble Results Weekend of 9.22.18

Well what a weekend for Golf!!  Tiger is back on top in a rather dramatic fashion.  People are going nuts and rightfully so.  The guy is beyond a doubt impressive.

The Saturday Scramble roared along with over 9 groups.  The weather has been mostly dry and the grounds crew is finally catching up giving the course the good ‘hair cut’ it has needed.

We had enough groups this week to have two flights with 3 teams in each winning prizes.

Flight A

1st Place – Steve, Stuart, Kevin, & Jim -13

2nd Place – Kenzie, Paul, Bama, & Jess -11

3rd Place – Chuck, Peter, Robert, Bob, & Kim -8

Flight B

1st Place – Matt, Johnny, John, & Brian -8

2nd Place – Kevin, Stan, & Jamie -7

3rd Place – Tom, Duke, Marlo, Dave -6

Closest to the Pin was Dan on Team #6

All of the winners have Prize money deposited into their Club Credit accounts and Dan has golf balls behind the counter from the closest to the pin.

The second to last Sunday Scramble started off with and bang and ended with a rather large clap of thunder, followed by some rather large and quite cold drops of rain.  Every team finished at least 9 holes so we did not issue rain checks.  The pot was $48 and that money carries over to next week.  Our next and last scramble of the year will be at 4pm and we are playing the regular 2 person, better ball scramble.  This summer has had a great run with only two cancelled days and two rain outs all season.  Considering all of the weird rain we got I have to say that’s pretty good.

So congratulations to all who came out and played.  I look forward to this coming Sunday Scramble giving it one last hurrah before the days start getting really short.

 

 

 

Comeback Complete: Tiger Woods Wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour Victory

The comeback is complete: Tiger Woods is a winner once again.

Woods picked up his 80th career PGA Tour victory but first since 2013 on Sunday, shooting a one-over 71 to finish at 11 under and win the Tour Championship by two shots over Billy Horschel.

With the victory, Woods will finish second in the FedEx Cup standings behind world No. 1 Justin Rose, who birdied 18 to finish in a tie for fourth and win the $10 million Cup grand prize. Woods will receive $3 million for second place in the season-long points race.

The win puts an exclamation point on what has been a remarkable comeback from Woods, who had spinal fusion surgery last April and was arrested for DUI with five drugs in his system one month later. Roughly this time last year, Woods said at the Presidents Cup that he wasn’t sure if he’d ever compete on Tour again. Now he has picked up a win in the final event of the season and will move into the top 15 in the world rankings on Monday.

“I had a hard time not crying on the last hole,” Woods said after the round.

https://twitter.com/PGATOUR/status/1043983162336935936

“I just can’t believe I pulled this off,” he said while fighting back tears at the trophy ceremony. “It’s been tough. Not so easy the last couple years. I’ve worked my way back, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone around me.”

Woods started the day with a three-shot lead over Rose and Rory McIlroy, the latter of whom fell out of contention while playing alongside Woods on Sunday. He birdied the first hole and pushed his lead to five on the front nine by finding fairways and greens and shooting a one-under 34 on the front nine.

After a birdie on 13, Woods had a five-shot lead with just five to play, but he would bogey 15 and 16, and his advantage shrunk to two. Woods got up-and-down for par on 17 to preserve the two-shot lead coming to the par-5 18th, and the win was virtually clinched when he smashed a drive right down the center at the finishing hole.

As he walked up the green after knocking his second into a greenside bunker, scores of fans followed right behind him in an iconic spectacle.

Woods then blasted out to six feet and two-putted to seal his first win in 1,876 days. He paused for a moment after sinking the final putt before raising his arms in triumph.

Below is a hole-by-hole recap of the round, including highlights and analysis.

HOLE 18, PAR 5 – PAR, +1 FOR DAY, -11 FOR TOURNAMENT

Woods is a winner again! He split the fairway with his drive and let out a big smile after that. He would knock his second into a greenside bunker, blasted out to six feet and two-putted for the win.

HOLE 17, PAR 4 – PAR, +1 FOR DAY, -11 FOR TOURNAMENT

Absolutely massive par save. Tiger missed left with a 3-wood again and hacked a wedge over the green. He was fortunate to find some trampled-down rough and played a nice chip to about four feet. Dead-center with the par effort and he’ll head to 18 needing a bogey or better for the win.

HOLE 16, PAR 4 – BOGEY, +1 FOR DAY, -11 FOR TOURNAMENT

Well, this is getting more interesting than Woods would like. He tugged a 3-wood into thick rough and opted to hack it out with a wedge and try to make par the hard way. His third was on line but landed long and was fortunate to spin back out of the thick stuff onto the fringe. His par effort wouldn’t go and it’s his second straight bogey, and now the lead is down to two with two to play.

HOLE 15, PAR 3 – BOGEY, E FOR DAY, -12 FOR TOURNAMENT

Really lucky not to find the water, as he missed short and right of the par 3. That could have been wet for the same price. He drew a good lie in the rough, however, and was able to play a bump-and-run to about nine feet. Couldn’t get the par putt to fall and the lead is down to three, as Billy Horschel has posted nine under.

HOLE 14, PAR 4 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

The 14th is the longest par 4 on the course at roughly 530 yards, so it’s absolutely imperative to hit the fairway if you’re going to make par. Woods did exactly that, peeling a cut that found the right side of the short grass. From there he hit a laser long iron to about 15 feet before the putt went begging by on the left side. Stress-free pars will suffice right now.

HOLE 13, PAR 4 – BIRDIE, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

A textbook birdie: driver down the center, wedge to 13 feet and a putt right in the middle of the cup. The lead is now back up to five—Billy Horschel is in second at eight under—and this tournament is very much his to lose.

HOLE 12, PAR 4 – PAR, E FOR DAY, -12 FOR TOURNAMENT

Tiger found the fairway with a cut 3-wood and hit a nice wedge to about eight feet, but the birdie effort wasn’t his best. It was left to right and he didn’t give it enough pace, missing on the low side.

It’s a bit of a missed opportunity, but six more pars will mean win No. 80.

HOLE 11, PAR 3 – PAR, E FOR DAY, -12 FOR TOURNAMENT

Just what he needed after the first bogey of the day. A really solid mid-iron into the middle of the par 3 green, which left a speedy putt down the hill. The birdie putt was left the whole way and rolled out to about three feet, but he brushed that in without incident. The lead is back to five after a Rose bogey.

HOLE 10, PAR 4 – BOGEY, E FOR DAY, -12 FOR TOURNAMENT

First bogey of the day comes after a wayward right drive forced Tiger to punch out with his second. The punch out rolled out a bit too far into the first cut and he didn’t judge the distance well on his third from 77 yards, hitting it 25 feet past the hole. Two putts from there and it’s his first dropped shot, and the lead is trimmed to four.

HOLE 9, PAR 3 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Tiger hit a long-iron to the middle of the green on this 235-yard par 3. He liked that one and picked up the tee early. A nice effort from 35 feet rolls out to tap-in range, and that’s now eight straight pars after the opening birdie. His lead, which was three at the beginning of the day, is now 5. Nine more holes to go…

HOLE 8, PAR 4 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

There’s water all along the left side of 8, so it’s no surprise that Tiger bailed out right into a fairway bunker. He was able to get his second onto the front portion of the green and two putted from abouot 50 feet to keep the round bogey-free. Onward…

HOLE 7, PAR 4 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Tiger continues to find fairways—he’s hit five of the first six—and hit an approach right at the flag, but it rolled out to about 20 feet past the hole. Another birdie effort that looked on line but finished about a foot short for another stress-free par.

Through seven holes, he’s been solid as can be: hitting fairways and greens and avoiding bogeys. Perfect gameplan when you have a big lead like this. It’s almost like he’s done this before…

HOLE 6, PAR 5 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Bit of a missed opportunity, especially after Tiger ripped one down the middle and had just 215 into the par 5. He pulled his second shot significantly, as he was aiming toward the center of the green but hit a smother hook long and a bit left of the flag. It nestled way down in rough and he basically chunked his third, leaving it on the fringe. He left his long birdie effort short and did well to hole a four-footer for par.

Pars aren’t going to hurt Tiger too much right now—his lead is still five—but he’d be the first to tell you that he’d expect himself to make birdie from where he was off the tee.

HOLE 5, PAR 4 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Tiger spoke after yesterday’s round about how the rest of the field would have to come chase him, and that he could make it very difficult for them by keeping a clean card. He’s doing exactly that, finding yet another fairway and giving himself a good luck at birdie after hitting wedge to about 15 feet. The putt had a chance but missed just barely to the left, prompting a reaction of surprise. Another par with a par 5 coming up next.

HOLE 4, PAR 4 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Important par save after he missed the fairway to the right, drawing a gnarly lie in the Bermuda rough. He tried to muscle an iron from 170ish to the green but it came out dead, finding a bunker short and right of the green. It was about a 30-yard bunker shot and he splashed out to about 10 feet, then made his par effort after McIlroy missed a par putt of similar length. Really good save.

His lead remains four over Justin Rose, but he now holds a five-shot advantage over McIlroy.

HOLE 3, PAR 4 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Tiger went with iron off the tee to play for position and executed it perfectly, finding the center of the short grass. From about 125 he went with sand wedge, flying it right over a front pin to about 20 feet. The pin was tucked right over a bunker, and both Woods and McIlroy played conservatively past the pin. It left a huge left-to-right breaker for birdie—like, 10 feet of break—and it ran out of steam short of the hole. No issues with the par putt and it’s a one-under start after three holes.

HOLE 2, PAR 3 – PAR, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Iron to the center of the green on this 200-yard par 4, leaving about 40 feet for birdie. The putt was on line but finished a few rolls short, leaving a stress-free tap-in for par.

HOLE 1, PAR 4 – BIRDIE, -1 FOR DAY, -13 FOR TOURNAMENT

Ideal start. Tiger went with driver off the tee and picked up the tee really quickly as it was right down the center. His approach was right at the flag and finished just 10 feet from the hole. He walked in the birdie effort. Couple the birdie with McIlroy’s par and Tiger’s lead is now four.

Couldn’t have asked for a better start.

Two Weeks of Scramble Results 9.8.18 – 9.16.18

Hello Mainlands Golfers!  This weeks post is twice as informative as usual because I quite frankly forgot to do last weeks scores post.

So with out further uh-dew let’s talk about some winners.

The 9.8.18 Scramble Winning Team was . . .

1st Place A Flight : Jim, Whit, Steve, Kevin, and Stuart -10

2nd Place A Flight : Stuart, Frank, Bob, Charlie and Rex -8

3rd Place A Flight : Peter, Chuck, and Mrs.  No last name Given,  -8

1st Place in B Flight : Stan, David, Jamie, Duke, and Kevin -5

Closest to the Pin was Reggie on #6 Team

Congratulations to all of the Winners.  All of you have monies deposited into your club credit accounts and the Closest to the pin has golf balls behind the counter with his name on them.

The Sunday Two Person Scramble was cancelled two hours before it started due to excessive wetness.  Then it rained another inch for half an hour.  Yeah it was wet.  Rob Neighbor and Vaughn Rodriguez showed up to play and were obviously a tad put out.  This Weeks Honorable Mention goes to Rob and Vaughn, they clinch the MGC Sunday Two-Person Attendance Award.

 

For the Week of 9.15.18 the Saturday Scramble went off in some of the most dry conditions we have seen in the past two months.  It felt like a rare treat to have no mud in the middle of the fairway.  As such the scores were a bit lower.

And the Winning team was . . .

1st Place A Flight : Chuck Pete, and Robert -12

2nd Place A Flight : Stu, Frank, Rex, Carl, Charlie -10

3rd Place A Flight : Chuck, Jim, Steve, AJ, and Fred -8

1st Place in B Flight was Stan, David, Jamie, Duke, Kevin -5

Closest to the Pin was Al on Team #3.

Congratulations to all of the Winners, the Whiners and the rest of the Players.  All of you (well the winners), have monies deposited into your club credit accounts and the Closest to the pin has golf balls behind the counter with his name on them.

The Sunday Scramble was completely, utterly, unequivocally, righteously, awesome.  It was my personal favorite format the 4 Club Scramble.  The course was dry but daunting with only being able to use 1/3rd of your arsenal.  That being said the scores were rather low.  Mike and I played with Rob Neighbor and Vaughn Rodriguez.  They whipped us by three strokes and Rob didn’t even bring a putter!  By the end of the round Rob got really good putting with his pitching wedge, while Vaughn just SMASHED his driver to dominate the course.  They were the winning team with a 64.  It is always nice to see good people at the top of the leader board.

1st Place Team : Rob Neighbor and Vaughn Rodriguez -3

2nd Place Team : Christina & Michael Brogan -2

3rd Place Team : Rob Harris and Leroy Williams Even Par

Closest to the Pin was Stuart Hoff on #17

1st Place got $16.50, 2nd Place $9.90, 3rd Place $6.60 was the prize money.  So Rob and Vaughn got paid to play golf.  That makes them professionals now and they are ineligible for amateur competition.  How is that for an Attendance Award?

Finally This weeks Dishonorable mention goes to those who shall not be named.  But if you have 5 clubs in your bag and we have told you at least twice that it is a 4 club scramble that means you are either cheating, disqualified, or at least should check into some hearing aids.

Two more weeks of the Sunday 2 Person Scramble.  Next weeks format is Stableford Scramble.  I am taking suggestions for the final week format.  Maybe a Skins game?  Maybe another 4 Club?  Maybe we could merge them both into a bris(k) round of golf?

 

 

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Scramble Results From Labor Day Weekend

Better Late than Never! The scramble results are in.  The Golf Tabulator 9000 has been repaired and waterproofed and the results are the most-est accurate-est we have seen all week.

The Saturday Scramble was a little light on numbers but the friendly competition was as fierce as a President on twitter.

First Place Carl, Charlie, and Rex -10

Second Place John, Wayne, Clem, Chuck, and Pete -8

Closest to the Pin was Clem! Yay Clem!

Quick Trivia: If Clem had a son and he went to a University where might he have gone?  Clem-SON! ! ! HA HA HA

Gosh I think I’m hilarious so if you don’t please don’t burst my fragile bubble.

The Sunday Scramble was the first of the season where everyone thought it would rain and be a total swamp.  It was not.  Mike and I were the only people to show up and try to tough it out.  Vaughn Rodriquez showed up to play with his wife and we all played a threesome while his wife cheered us on.  Except for that time she laughed so hard at my SUPER shanked 5 wood off the 9th tee.  It’s ok, I usually hit at least one shot each round that is ridiculously hilarious.  Actually I only hit one shot like that all day so I was a super happy golfer.  The rain never came and the balmy temperature was perfect.  It was a truly lovely day of golf with some truly enjoyable people.

1st Place – Mike and Tyson

Closest to the Pin – Mike or Tyson

This coming Sunday is my favorite format . . .  4 CLUB Scramble.  Your putter counts as a club just so you know.

Thank you all ,

Tyson