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Orlando will be the home to two great and fun golf tournaments in December. The Hero World Challenge December 3-7 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere will have 18 of the best golfers, including Tiger Woods, competing for 4 days of stroke play The PNC Father & Son Challenge will be held at Greg Norman designed Ritz Carlton Golf Club December 11-14, benefiting the Arnold Palmer Medical Center. The field will include former major champions and their sons or daughters, with Stuart & Conner Cink defending their win in 2013. Great weather and great golf. Go support these golf tournaments.

Congratulations to worldly winners Ryan Moore for defending his 2013 win in Malaysia, Canadian Nick Taylor at the Sanderson Farms in Jackson, Mississippi, Floridian Bubba Watson won in China, FSU graduate Brooks Koepka (European Tour Rookie of the Year) in Turkey, Henrik Stinson, World #2 on doubling down at Dubai to win the DP World Championship, while World #! Rory McIIroy won the European Tour's Race to Dubai. 2013 PGA Rookie of the Year Jordon Spieth captured The Australian Open down under November 30th.

Jeff Flagg, a Mississippi State University graduate, won the REMAX World Long Drive Championship at the Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas with a drive of 366 yards, playing a Callaway Driver and Top Flite golf ball.

A big shout out to Christina Kim, after almost a decade of no wins, winning the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico. Lydia Ko, LPGA Rookie of the Year, won the CME Globe Championship in Naples and $1.5 million purse, culminating a fantastic year for the LPGA Tour. Our favorite female golfer, Stacy Lewis, won the LPGA money title with over $2.5 million earnings, the Vare Trophy for the lowest average scoring at 69.5 and the Rolex LPGA Player of the Year.

Suzy Whaley became the first woman to be elected to the PGA of America as secretary, a further step for women in golf. She was the only woman in 58 years to qualify for a PGA Tour event since Babe Zaharias over 10 years ago. The 48 year old Whaley joins Dennis Sprague-President and Paul Levy-Vice President. as our new officers. The PGA also established a new award, The Deacon Palmer Award, named after Arnold's late father who overcame personal obstacles to succeed as a PGA professional. The Deacon Palmer Inaugural Award was bestowed posthumously upon Deacon Palmer of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. You can read more in this month's article.

Guess who's back- the snowbirds have arrived and that means higher prices for golf rounds throughout the South. Do you want to save a little money while playing some of the best kept courses available 365 days a year. Just click on our "Special Offers" and scroll to the southeast state you want to play. There you will find the best price for a round with our partner golf courses this December. Go Play!

It is our commitment to keep our readers aware of all the latest golf news and products. Let us know what you think.

David J. Daubert - Editor


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