Scramble Results Weekend of 8.11.2018

Hello and Good day to my fellow Mainlandian Golfers . . .

First off let me ask; What was up with Saturday?? It was like a stealth hurricane showed up and tried to destroy the coast of Florida.  If we put that together with the Red Tide threat we could make a serious made for tv movie.

Shockingly the Saturday Scramble was completed.  I am sorry to say that a power surge hit the course and the only equipment that wasn’t plugged in to a surge protector was or patent pending Golf-Tabulator 9000.  Mathematics is not necessarily my strongest suit so I took of my shoes and socks an started adding up the scores.  The winners are as follows:

First Place: Don, Michael, Dennis, and Richard -10  (They birdied no. 5 to clear first place.)

Second Place: Rex, Carl, Stuart, Bob, and Frank -10

Third Place: Kevin, Stuart, Steve, Chuck, Jim -9 (Chuckles is back in town!)

Closest to the Pin was Team #9 and Pat Terell – Way to GO PAT! ! !

The winners have club credit placed in their accounts.  Pat has golf balls behind the counter.

The Sunday Scramble was another wet day.  However relative to the swamp we have been playing in as of late the course seemed rather dry, relatively.  The pot was carried over from last week.  So there was BIG MONEY on the line.  Big money for Mainlands means the pot was $128.00  First place splits 50%, $32 for both of the gentlemen that claimed first place.  Second place splits $38.40 and Third place splits $25.60.  By the time we tallied up the scores we pulled out our older model Golf-Tabulator 8000.  It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of its predecessor but it still gets the job done.  Of course it isn’t supported by tech support because it is outdated so we had to buy the newer model.  You all know how it goes.

1st Place – Matt Easterman and Dave Lent -5

2nd Place – Rita O’Neil and Steve Hensley -4

3rd Place – Steve Bevins and Stuart Hoff Even PAR

Closest to the Pin was #17 – Dave Lent

Way to go!  There are balls behind the counter for Dave and the rest of you have Money deposited in your club credit accounts.

Team Mike Tyson shot a rather astounding -10.  That damn bogey on #8.  It was an awesome day for myself personally because aside from my one birdy putt I just sat back and watched Mike put on a clinic.  It was way better than that time he went to the clinic.  (I’m gonna get in trouble for that one maybe.)  Mike is going for his Players Aptitude Test (PAT) in a month.  He will be bona fide PGA professional if he winds up shooting two rounds in a row, no more than 15 over par.  This year he is playing Lansbrook, and he likes the set up.  I have played golf with Mike for over 15 years and he is playing as well as ever.  If you see him wish him luck.  He has the game and he has the confidence.  And if he makes the cut he said he’s buying everyone on the Mainlands email list a drink.  GO MIKE! ! It’s hard to not root for Mike.  That is unless he ambushes you in your backswing by shouting at you.  Sorry Cody, Sorry other Cody.  Not sure which Cody’s backswing he interrupted but there he goes buying more consolation beverages.

Finally before I go . . . Sunflower Seeds.  All over the course.  The ban is still in effect.  I am at a loss for words and if you know me that never happens.

See you on the links

Tyson Duane


Hole in One

Marilyn McCarthy ACED the 16th Hole and won herself a $2,500 prize check.  Way to GO MARILYN! ! !

Watch the Youtube Video below:


Golf Scorecard
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Scramble Results Weekend of 8.4.18

Hey there Mainlands Golfers! ! ! We have the Scramble Results from the weekend.

This week the Saturday Scramble went off in Shotgun format so that we could accommodate long time friend of the course David Dale and his Bobby J Memorial tournament.  It was the nicest weather we have had in easily two weeks and dare I say it but the course was ALMOST dry.

First place was a new group today, but a group full of familiar faces none-the-less.

Flight A 1st Place – John Green, Wayne Sawa, Steve Hensley, and Cam Burrows!

Flight A 2nd Place –  Stu Hoff, Steve Bevins, Jim Dunham, and Kevin Pilsbury.

Flight B 3rd Place –  BAMA Graham, Jess Falin, Kenzie Witt, Paul Stanley.

Closest to the pin was Steve Hensley on No. 1

Congratulations to the winners, you all have Club Credit deposited to your respective accounts, and Steve Hensley has a bag of golf balls behind the counter with his name on written on that bag for identification purposes.

The Sunday Scramble had a rather robust showing of over 13 goups.  And all 13 groups were unlucky enough to get rained on about half way through the round.  After the 3rd lightning stroke I could no longer ignore the wrath of Zeus and we called it a day.  The prize money in the pot is totaled to $84 going into next weeks round.  That is big money around these parts.  I wanted to play the 4 club challenge this week but Mike pushed for the Shamble.  Personally my game has been in shambles and I don’t like any format that reminds me of that fact.  On the sheet we are scheduled to do the regular Scramble format.  So I ask you the consumer. . . vote for either 4 club or Regular Scramble and we will see what happens.

REMEMBER –  $5 off of your 18 hole greens fee this month, all month, if you book your tee time online.


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August’s $1,000 Hole-in-One Challenge!

August’s $1,000 Hole-in-One Challenge!

  • There is no cost to enter this drawing!
  • Who’s eligible? Any person who golfs 18 holes in August is automatically entered. The more you golf the more times your name is entered in to the drawing!
  • Each Week we will pull one lucky golfers name at random to participate in a special chance to come out and Tee off on No.16 for a one-shot attempt to make an Ace for a prize of $1,000.
  • There will be 4 drawings for four people to have four attempts to make an Ace for $1,000.


As all golfers know, a game of golf is both mentally stimulating and physically challenging. Golf may not be considered a physically demanding sport, but one round will likely mean you are outside and moving around, walking at a pace of 6-7km, for several hours at a time and constantly using your brain for the many mental challenges you face. There are many stated health benefits of golf, from scientific and anecdotal sources, but just how good is the game for the body and mind?

Seven health benefits of golf

  1. Heart health – any form of physical exercise helps get the blood pumping to your heart. Walking, carrying your bag and swinging all increase your heart rate and blood flow. Your risk of a stroke and diabetes are reduced, and there can be positive effects on reducing blood pressure and harmful cholesterol, especially if combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle. The Norwegian Golf Federation (NGF) found that during an 18-hole round, a player will have an average heart rate of 100 beats per minute, over a two to five hour period
  2. Brain stimulation – regular daily walking strengthens the brain’s memory circuits. Clive Ballard, director of research at the Alzheimer’s Society, says: ‘Whether it is going for a jog or walking the golf course, keeping physically active is a great way to keep your heart and your brain healthy. By keeping active you make sure your brain has a good, strong blood supply, which is essential to help it function better now and in future.”
  3. Weight loss – the golden number of steps per day needed for weight loss is 10,000. An 18-hole round easily exceeds this recommended number, especially when you walk and do not use a golf cart. The Norwegian Golf Federation (NGF) found that recent research projects (referring to those in Norway, Japan, Germany, the US and Sweden) revealed that a male golfer burns around 2,500 kCal during an 18-hole round, and female players burn approximately 1,500 kCal (read 9 Holes for Better Health – in Norwegian)
  4. Reduces stress – the pleasure of walking in fresh air, socialising, with an added mental challenge means golf releases endorphins, the natural mood-enhancing chemicals in your brain, which make you happy and relaxed
  5. Improved sleep – exercise and fresh air are a powerful combination for improved sleep. Walking the course will give you a good workout. Regular exercise helps you sleep faster and remain in a deep sleep for longer. Sleep helps your muscles rest and repair
  6. Low injury – golf is a low-impact activity in the sense that one walks on a soft, gently rolling surface. More mature players find this attractive as they can burn calories with a low risk of injury
  7. Live longer – a Swedish study by the Karolinska Institutet led by Professor Anders Ahlbom, found that golfers have a 40% lower death rate, which corresponds to a 5-year increase in life expectancy (read Golf: A game of life and death – reduced mortality in Swedish golf players)

“The health benefits of golf are far greater than most of us seem to believe, and may have a much greater and broader impact on our wellbeing than we may have realised. Considering how well a good golf facility can appeal to people of all age groups, golf is a wonderful way to encourage exercise,” says Edwin Roald, EIGCA Council member.

In addition to the scientific research above, the NY Times ran a story in July 2015 following two studies which found there are many health benefits of golf: “A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the progress, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.” (read this blog post).

Golf carts are not a fundamental part of the game

The use of golf carts is widespread and it can be all too easy to jump in a cart rather than take a leisurely stroll. While golf carts are useful in terms of enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to enjoy golf as a form of recreation, their extensive use has likely contributed, as much as anything else, to golf‘s apparent elitist image. Whenever possible, golfers should say no to a cart and play golf on foot, as it was meant to be played, and reap the rewards of the health benefits of golf.

Source: European Institute of Golf Course Architects

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Scramble Results of 7.29.18

Well the Golf Course certainly is GREEN.  That is what happens when you get almost 3 inches of rain on a Saturday.  You also get a Scramble that is closed down.  Again.  The picture in the caption was taken by me on #18 at the rounds conclusion.  The rainbow was an awesome end to a wet and awesomely fun round.  Something about wading through the mud makes me reminisce fondly of my childhood.

The Sunday Scramble started off on a Saturated and Soggy course.  The course was about the most wet conditions I have ever played.  But we finished the round much to my surprise, with 8 groups starting the day and only 6 groups completing the round.  Due to the extremely hydrated course conditions we did not play the 4 club scramble rather a regular scramble with up to 15 clubs in your bag.  After the score cards were methodically and precisely dehydrated we fed them into the Golf-Tabulator 9000 for the official scramble results.

1st Place  – Stuart and Rich +4

2nd Place – Dave and Rob +12

3rd Place – Tristan and Ryan +12

(Ties are broken by team score on lowest handicap hole)

Closest to the Pin was the 6th hole when Rob Neighbor plugged an AWESOME shot to like maybe 12 feet.   You know when the greens are that soft at least it makes it east to repair your ball mark, even when you hit it so high that the entire ball plugs into the green.  I think everyone in our group on Sunday hit at least one ball that was completely enGOLFed in grass.

The prize money pot has been dispersed to the top three teams from a pool of the prize money of the teams that completed 18 holes.  The 2 teams that did not finish their round will have their money rolled over into the pot for next weeks scramble.  The winners have money in their club credit accounts and Rob has a bunch of golf balls behind the counter with his name on them.


Next week we will attempt my favorite, the 4 club challenge.

Stay dry my fellow golfers…


July is coming to close — Don’t miss these specials at Mainlands!


For the entire month of July, we’re offering 50% OFF GREEN FEES to all Active Duty, Veterans, Retired Military, Police, Fire Fighters, Emergency Responders, and Postal Service Employees. It’s our way of saying “Thank You!” Discount will be taken at the counter when you show your occupational ID.


July’s $25,000 Hole-in-One Challenge!

  • There is no cost to enter this weekly drawing
  • Who’s eligible? Any Veteran/Active Military, Police, Fire Fighter, EMS, Postal Service
  • Person who golfs in July is automatically entered. The more you golf the more times your name is entered in to the drawing!
  • Each Week we will pull one lucky golfers name at random to participate in a special chance to come out and Tee off on No.16 for a one-shot attempt to make an Ace for a prize of $25,000.
  • There will be 4 drawings for four people to have four attempts to make an Ace for $25,000.

Golf Apparel and Equipment Sale at the Mainlands Pro Shop!

PRO SHOP SALE on selected apparel and equipment


  • Wilson Staff Golf Polo Shirts are only $29.95
  • Bermuda Sands Ladies Apparel $24.95
  • Jamie Sadock Ladies Apparel HALF PRICE

While Supplies last!


  • Cleveland Wedges & Cleveland Putters  $79.95
  • Wilson Infinite Putters  $79.95
  • Bullet Fairway Woods 69.95 and Hybrids 59.95
  • Used Clubs – Wilson D300  $229.95
  • Package Sets Wilson Profile $229.95

Don’t wait… sale ends July 31, 2018

Golf Course Near Me

Join us for the Sunday Scramble!

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.  Please arrive before 3:45 PM on Sunday.

 We are going to have different formats each week :

  • July 29 – Standard Scramble (4 club)
  • August 5 – Shamble
  • August 12 – Standard Scramble 
  • August 19 – Alternate Shot
  • August 26 – Standard Scramble
  • September 2 – Four Ball
  • September 9 – Standard Scramble (3 club)