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Gulf Shores Local Qualifies for Senior PGA Championship

December 02, 2016

Rea Schuessler was one of thirty-five fellow PGA of America section qualifiers from throughout the United States to advance to the 78th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship to be held May 25-28, 2017 at Trump National Golf Club, Washington D.C., in Potomac Falls, VA.  Founded in 1937, the prestigious Senior PGA Championship is the most historic major championship in senior golf with a list of winners including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Hale Irwin, Gary Player, and Sam Snead.  Schuessler will be one of only 156 players from throughout the country competing for the infamous Albert S. Bourne Trophy and title of 2017 Senior PGA Champion. The tournament will consist of four rounds of stroke play with the first two broadcast on the Golf Channel and the final two championship rounds aired on NBC.   Specific air times will be determined as the event draws closer with tee times generally running from early morning through mid-afternoon.

via Gulf Shores Local Qualifies for Senior PGA Championship.

Baldwin Co. Education Coalition Golf Tournament | WPMI

August 31, 2016

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — If you love to play a round of golf and support the school system, this is a hole in one! You are invited to take a swing in the 4th Annual Baldwin County Education Coalition Golf Tournament.

The event is September 8 at Rock Creek Golf Club in Fairhope. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun starts at 1 p.m.

via Baldwin Co. Education Coalition Golf Tournament | WPMI.

Golf scramble to benefit Baldwin County Heritage Museum – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 11, 2016

ELBERTA, AL – The third Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Baldwin County Heritage Museum (BCHM) will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at GlenLakes Golf Club in Foley.

We are looking for sponsors ($100/hole), donations and four-person teams. The cost is $60 per golfer which includes a cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch and prizes, raffles and a fun day.

via Golf scramble to benefit Baldwin County Heritage Museum – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

A beloved sport: Blind Golfers Association hosts first tournamen – FOX10 News | WALA

January 27, 2016

The Mobile Baldwin Blind Golfers Association is a new group on the Gulf Coast aimed at helping the visually-impaired play the sport they love.

On Tuesday, they held their very first Blind Golfers Tournament at Timbercreek Golf Club in Daphne, where golfers were provided coaches to be their eyes on the course.

via A beloved sport: Blind Golfers Association hosts first tournamen – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

Not Everybody Was Shopping Black Friday

November 28, 2015

What would a holiday be without football? For teams from across the country taking part in a tournament in Gulf Shores, there’s nowhere else they, and especially their coaches, would want to be.

“I do this every day versus shopping,” says coach Lawrence Green. “I don’t like shopping, spending money, I’ll do this every day if I don’t have to shop. I don’t like to shop.”

via Not Everybody Was Shopping Black Friday.

2 Angels Amongst Us honors daughters killed in auto accident – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

September 07, 2015

2 Angels Amongst Us is a non-profit charity that was started three years ago by Donna Slater and McElrath to honor their daughters, (pictured) Magen Nix and Robyn Kendall. Robyn and Magen were best friends all through Gulf Shores High School and were in their first year at Auburn University when they were killed in an auto accident. The unthinkable accident occurred 11 years ago.

via 2 Angels Amongst Us honors daughters killed in auto accident – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Heavy rains create a mess for Baldwin County golf courses – FOX10 News | WALA

April 17, 2015

It was a quiet day on the links at the Lake Forest Golf Club. Things have largely dried out from the heavy rains over the last couple of days, but that means Thursday morning was spent cleaning up certain spots around the course disturbed by the rain, like the sand traps.

“It could add another five to seven hours of prep work to get them back to where they need to be. And if it’s real bad, and the sand washed out of the bunkers, it’s a matter of having to haul fresh sand in to top it off,” Erik Tanner, golf course superintendent, said.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Heavy rains create a mess for Baldwin County golf courses – FOX10 News | WALA.

Charity Golf Tournament for Mary’s Shelter | FOX10 News – Mobile

July 01, 2014

Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast in Elberta is the only residential facility for homeless pregnant adult women in Mobile, Baldwin, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. Mary’s shelter was designed specifically for the purpose of housing homeless pregnant women and their children. Residents are allowed to stay at the shelter during the duration of their pregnancy and up to 6 months post delivery.


via Charity Golf Tournament for Mary’s Shelter | FOX10 News – Mobile.

Lorenz wins Dixie Junior Championship – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports

June 21, 2014

SELMA—Matt Lorenz of Gulf Shores won the 53rd Bud Burns Dixie Junior Championship Wednesday in Selma with a 54-hole score of 219. The 16-year old junior shot a two-over par 73 each day to claim the overall Alabama Junior Golf Organization  match crown. The win qualifies Lorenz for the Big “I” national championship in Bridgeport, W. Va., in August.

via Lorenz wins Dixie Junior Championship – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Sports.

Annual golf tournament for Mary’s Shelter offers non-golf options | al.com

September 27, 2013

Friends of Mary’s Shelter are signing up for the Eighth Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Nov. 1 at Craft Farms.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with tee time at noon. The $125 fee includes golf cart and fees, range balls, a Hole-in-One Contest and a lunch and awards celebration. Players may go to the website, www.maryssheltergulfcoast.org for an application or contact Linda Fink at P.O. Box 18, Elberta, AL 36530. Players may also call 251-986-6351 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.
via Annual golf tournament for Mary’s Shelter offers non-golf options | al.com.

Gulf Shores (AL) Courses Announce Summer Camps and Savings for Junior Golfers – Golf Resort and Golf Course News – Golf Club Business | GolfClubBusiness.com

May 03, 2013

(GULF SHORES, Ala.) – The Gulf Shores Golf Association – a collection of nine highly acclaimed courses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – is offering a variety of camps and savings for junior golfers this summer.

via Gulf Shores (AL) Courses Announce Summer Camps and Savings for Junior Golfers – Golf Resort and Golf Course News – Golf Club Business | GolfClubBusiness.com.

Gulf Shores (AL) Unveils New Spring Weekday Rates – Golf Resort and Golf Course News – Golf Club Business | GolfClubBusiness.com

December 19, 2012

(GULF SHORES, ALABAMA) – The Gulf Shores Golf Association, a partnership of nine top-notch courses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, is gearing up for the spring season with new weekday rates offering special savings, which begin Feb. 25, 2013.

Visit www.golfgulfshores.com for information about the golf destination, including free quotes for customized stay-and-play packages.

via Gulf Shores (AL) Unveils New Spring Weekday Rates – Golf Resort and Golf Course News – Golf Club Business | GolfClubBusiness.com.

Hoover's Andy McRae captures rain-shortened 96th Men's State Amateur Championship | al.com

June 11, 2012

GULF SHORES, Alabama — When Andy McRae shot a 5-under-par 67 on Friday at Kiva Dunes in the second round of the 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship, he didn’t know he’d just won the tournament. Instead, like all golfers, he was thinking about the score he could have had.

via Hoover’s Andy McRae captures rain-shortened 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship | al.com.

Hoover’s Andy McRae captures rain-shortened 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship | al.com

June 11, 2012

GULF SHORES, Alabama — When Andy McRae shot a 5-under-par 67 on Friday at Kiva Dunes in the second round of the 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship, he didn’t know he’d just won the tournament. Instead, like all golfers, he was thinking about the score he could have had.

via Hoover’s Andy McRae captures rain-shortened 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship | al.com.

Men's State Amateur competitors could face long day on Sunday | al.com

June 10, 2012

GULF SHORES, Alabama — Andy McRae made a $160 investment in his lead halfway through the 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship. With the skies over the Kiva Dunes golf course as gray as the USS Alabama on Saturday morning, McRae bought a DryJoy golf jacket to combat the expected rain.

He never got to use it. But he might on Sunday.

via Men’s State Amateur competitors could face long day on Sunday | al.com.

Men’s State Amateur competitors could face long day on Sunday | al.com

June 10, 2012

GULF SHORES, Alabama — Andy McRae made a $160 investment in his lead halfway through the 96th Men’s State Amateur Championship. With the skies over the Kiva Dunes golf course as gray as the USS Alabama on Saturday morning, McRae bought a DryJoy golf jacket to combat the expected rain.

He never got to use it. But he might on Sunday.

via Men’s State Amateur competitors could face long day on Sunday | al.com.

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