The Jacksonville Area Golf Association and Northern Chapter PGA are taking the sixth annual Jacksonville Golf Banquet to another location for the first time in the history of the event.
The banquet, which honors area golf achievements and tournament winners of the previous year, will be Feb. 28 at the World Golf Hall of Fame. The banquet had been held at the Timquana Country Club for the first five years.
This year’s recipient of the Deane Beman Award for service to area golf will go to retired First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow Jr.
Other award winners will be Jeff Adams of the TPC Sawgrass as director of the year; Queen’s Harbour general manager Bob Sykora as club executive of the year Bruce Mohler of the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club as the professional of the year; Tama Caldabaugh of the Plantation at Ponte Vedra and Sheila Brocki of Windy Harbor, community service award for their roles in reviving the First Coast Women’s Amateur; and the late Russ Hamilton of NAS Jacksonville, Earl Kelly Service Award.
Ticket information will be posted in the near future at jaxareagolf.org.
FSGA adds events
The Florida State Golf Association has added five events to its statewide calendar:
• Women’s Shoot-Out, Piper’s Landing Country Club, Palm City, May 19-20: The format will be two-player teams with 18 holes of four-ball and 18 scramble holes.
• Super-Senior Match Play, Sugar Mill Country Club, New Smyna Beach, June 4-7: The tournament is being broken off from the Senior Match Play. The minimum age is 65 but those older than that can still compete in the Senior Match Play, which will be a week later in Naples.
• Futures Championship, The Oaks Club, Sarasota, June 9-10: A state championship for the two newest age groups on the Florida Junior Tour, 9-10 and 11-12.
• Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out, ChampionsGate, Nov. 2-3: Three formats over three rounds, modified alternate shot, scramble and four-ball.
• Foursomes Championship, Grand Cypress, Dec. 7-8: Alternate shot format both rounds, with no handicaps. There will be a senior division.
Information on all tournaments can be obtained by visiting fsga.org.
Mason Anthony had a rough start during a round last week at Marsh Landing. He lost four balls in his first six holes and was 13-over par.
He then hit the shot that brings anyone back: Anthony aced the 148-yard par-3 seventh hole, using a 7-iron.
JAGA sets dates
The JAGA Spring Four-Ball will be March 19 at Marsh Landing and the JAGA Men’s Senior Championship April 16-18 at Eagle Harbor.
Registration information can be obtained by visiting jaxareagolf.org.