15th annual Patriot Golf Days Tournament held in Naples to support veterans
NAPLES, Fla. — Southwest Florida is known as one of the golf capitals of the world. With so many courses and beautiful weather year-round, the sport is played 365 days a year. So, playing a round of golf isn’t normally special around here. However, an outing in Naples on Monday carried a little extra meaning.
PREP FOOTBALL: Five takeaways from Venice's spring game against Naples
VENICE — Venice football closed its spring with a convincing 49-28 win at Naples last Thursday.
Golden Gate Fields has 8th horse death of year
ALBANY, Calif. (AP) — Carolina Mia, a 6-year-old mare, was euthanized after a race at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday, the eighth horse death at the track this year. The number of deaths at the track matches that of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, where an eighth horse died a week earlier. Two horses were euthanized after injuries on the day of the Derby. Trained by Felix Rondan, Carolina Mia had four wins in 29 career starts with earnings of $219,980. ___
Grey Oaks CC Works With Andrew Green to Renovate Pine Course
After a comprehensive review process in 2019, the club in Naples, Fla. selected Green, a renowned golf course restoration specialist and industry-leading golf architect, to lead the project. His past work includes the restoration of Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course, which recently hosted the 2023 PGA Championship. Green has been onsite at Grey Oaks overseeing the course renovation, which began in February and is expected to end in July.
Florida spring football roundup: Gulf gets by Land O’ Lakes and Venice defeats Naples
Spring football games and jamborees started up last week, with high school football taking center stage as summer looms ahead. Plenty of spring football was on tap Thursday night throughout the Sunshine State as teams took the field for some action. We highlight some games that stood out from ...
Spring football what we learned: Lely edges Estero; North falls to Port Charlotte
A roundup of Southwest Florida spring football games played on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19: Friday's games Lely 28, Estero 27 ...
Top 100 golf courses in America list from Golf Digest includes exclusive Naples layout
Golf Digest released it's annual list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in America earlier this month and three courses in Florida made the list. One of them, Calusa Pines is right here in Southwest Florida. The Naples course is a regular on what many consider to be the most prestigious list of best golf courses in the United States. Calusa Pines came in at No. 69, moving up a few spots from its 2022 placement on the list.
Naples has plenty of talent to remain atop Southwest Florida
NAPLES, FLORIDA- Staver Field is a special place on Friday nights, home of the Naples Golden Eagles. The expectations were understandably very high in 2022. State championship-type aspirations were running through the minds of coaches, players alike. Instead, it would be a playoff ...
Sports Challenge America prototype concept opens off Bonita Beach Road
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2023-05-19:116c73465225b3b557277428 Player Element ID: 6327785092112. Sports Challenge America opened off Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, where General Manager Jeff Murphy hopes this prototype will take off nationally. The...
First Tee of Naples/Collier awards college scholarships to three local golfers
The First Tee – Naples/Collier selected Julian Alonso and Payton Balliet as their 2023 four-year college scholarship recipients. The two scholarships are $10,000 each and are renewable on an annual basis for up to four academic years based on the renewal criteria set by the scholarship committee. Alonso and Balliet distinguished themselves as dedicated and committed leaders in First Tee through their involvement in First Tee Life Skills programming, character development, academic excellence, community service, and participation in extra-curricular activities.
GREY OAKS IN NAPLES NAMES DeANGELO DIRECTOR OF GOLF
NAPLES, Fla. (May 17, 2023) – Grey Oaks Country Club, the premier private club for active, healthy, resort-style living in Southwest Florida, has appointed Marty DeAngelo as senior director of golf. DeAngelo joins Grey Oaks Country Club following 11 years at Medinah Country Club, ranked ninth in the nation...
St. John Neumann falls to Lakeland Christian in late stages of Class 2A state semifinal
FORT MYERS — Desperately needing offense to generate a seventh-inning comeback, the St. John Neumann baseball team nearly found its spark against Lakeland Christian. With bases loaded and no outs, the Celtics were in prime territory to score. But the Vikings got out of the jam, downing Neumann 3-0 to punch their ticket to the Class 2A State Championship game against St. Johns Country Day, 8-3 winners over Westminster Academy. ...
St. John Neumann baseball defeats Canterbury for first regional title in 38 years
NAPLES, Fla. — For the first time in 38 years, St. John Neumann is headed to the FHSAA baseball final four. The Celtics defeated Canterbury in a rubber match on Monday night in the Class 2A Region 3 finals 9-4. “I’m just proud of these kids,” said Neumann head coach Charlie “Squeeze” Maurer. “I’m proud of this group. I’m proud of his school, his coaching staff. Just a good way in and it’s, it’s good to be able to celebrate it with this group of people.”
2023 Winged Foot: Hussey becomes first Scholar Athlete Award winner from Seacrest
Seacrest Country Day has never been able to say it has a Winged Foot Scholar Athlete Award winner. That changed Monday night. The Stingrays’ four-sport star Carole Ann Hussey was named the 2023 winner during a banquet at Naples Grande Beach Resort, beating out seniors from 12 other Collier County high schools for the 34th annual award.
It Takes a Village
They were standing in line, babes in arms, Thursday night, May 11, waiting to enter Trojan Stadium. It wasn’t a playoff game. In fact, it wasn’t even a regular season game. It was more like a huge family reunion. New Lely Head Coach Ben Hammer brings a solid...
More Explores: SWFL Copperheads Rugby League
NAPLES, Fla — The Copperheads Rugby League is back!. This Saturday, head to the Paradise Coast Sports Complex for the second annual Naples 9s Tournament!. Teams are traveling from all over the country, and even overseas, to compete, recruit and have some competitive fun. The tournament marks the start...
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