July 2013

There are 40 blog entries for July 2013.

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On Wednesday, and a day before the start of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Jack Nicklaus and PGA Tour Commisioner Tim Finchem sat in the clubhouse at Firestone Country Club and made a historic announcement.

In 2015, the Presidents Cup will make it's first ever trip to Asia and on Wednesday it was announced that it would be held at a Jack Nicklaus designed course. Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea has been selected to host the event. Located in the Songdo International Business District, just 40 miles west of Seoul, opened in 2010 and has hosted a Champions Tour event as well as the Songdo Championship on the Asian Tour and the Korea Women's Open on the KLPGA Tour.

The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club is located in the country's

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The Treasure Coast Challenge Triathlon Florida is scheduled for Sunday, August 4, 2013 on Hutchison Island, NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart.  Parks and boat ramps under the Stuart Causeway and Jensen Beach Causeway will be closed to the public this weekend, August 3 – 4.

East Island Park will host a triathlon under the Stuart Causeway and will close the park and boat ramp to public access from midnight, August 3 until 5p.m. on August 4.

The same event will close the park and boat ramp under the Jensen Beach Causeway from 6a.m –10a.m.

The Martin County area is located in the “Treasure Coast” region of Florida. Martin County was created in 1925 and named for John W. Martin, Governor of Florida from 1925 to 1929.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau the county

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For a number of professional golfers, the path to a PGA Tour card in 2014 will begin in West Palm Beach. That’s because Bear Lakes Country Club has been chosen by the PGA Tour as one of the first-stage venues for the Tour’s Qualifying School.

Held September 9-13, Bear Lakes will welcome 80 players who will all hope to accomplish their dream of playing professionally on the PGA Tour. About one third of the field is expected to advance from the 54-hole stroke play event. Those who advance from Bear Lakes event will then have to survive three more stages with the Q-School final being held in La Quinta, California in December. The top 50 finishers in the California final will earn their PGA Tour cards.

This will be the first

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Golf Digest recently came out with their annual list of the top 100 golf courses in the United States. Coming in at number 13 on that list is Seminole Golf Club in the Seminole Landing community.

Located in North Palm Beach, thee Donald Ross designed course is one of the most private golf clubs in not just Florida but the entire country. The 6787 yard par-72 course was originally opened 1929 and boasts a very exclusive membership that includes the likes of PGA Tour pro and Loxahatchee River resident Rickie Fowler.
 
Here is what Golf Digest had to say about Seminole Golf Club: “There's something majestic in this Donald Ross design, particularly in his clever routing on a rectangular site, with each succeeding hole

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A June report by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches is reporting the inventory of homes for sale in Palm Beach County has dropped again!  This low inventory of homes is pushing levels below a five months’ supply leaving very few properties to show to eager buyers. The report indicates findings of only 5,766 single family homes on the market last month; this is a 48 percent drop from this time last year!

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index is reporting, “home prices continue to rise in South Florida” from a year ago.  It’s the 16th consecutive increase”  and that the “home price index for Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade counties rose 13 percent in April from a year ago.  It’s the 16th consecutive jump.”

The Case-Shiller index covering 20…
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One of the most talked about and a fun charity events in our community is gearing up for its 5th annual fishing tournament. Grand Slam Tackle & Marine Center and the Square Grouper Tiki Bar present “Fish for a Cure”.  This event is a unique mix fishing, charity, boat decorating, and cocktails to raise money for breast and ovarian cancer patients, who are in financial need, in the Jupiter and surrounding Palm B

Bluewater Babes supports two local charities: Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope and Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper (H.O.W.).  They have raised contributions in excess $130,000 for those fighting breast and ovarian cancer. These women are undergoing financial hardship and the funds donated from the tournament assist them with everyday living…
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A new men’s soccer league will be coming to the West Palm Beach area this September.

Starting September 29th, soccer players from Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and the rest of Palm Beach County can get together and play in a fun and organized 7-on-7 soccer league. The league, which will be played at South Olive Park in West Palm Beach, will cater to all players, whether you are just starting the play the game or are a seasoned soccer pro.

Open to all Palm Beach County residents ages 21 and up, the league will be run by people passionate about the game of soccer and in conjunction with the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation department.

Games will be played on Sundays on a half field with two 22 minute halves. The games will take place

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If you are looking for a great way to indulge on all the ice cream you can eat, The Ultimate Gourmet Ice Cream Social is for you! The big tasting takes place at PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, in Palm Beach Gardens on August 17, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Food historians tell us the history of ice cream began with ancient flavored ices.  The Chinese are credited with creating the first ice creams as early as 3000 BC.   Marco Polo brought the tasty delicacy to Italy and often cited for introducing us to the first “iced creams”.  The ice creams we love today were concocted in Italy in the 17th century.

Many years ago, during the warm summer month’s people would put sweet cream, or freshly made warm custard in ice to cool. The…
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary recommend that all boaters, including personal watercraft and paddle sport users take advantage of local, free Vessel Safety Checks every year. 

A certified Vessel Examiner performs the courtesy vessel safety check at your boat.  The exam usually takes 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the size of your boat. Boats that pass the examination are issued a VSC decal that signals Coast Guard, Harbor Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies that your boat is in full compliance with all the State and Federal guidelines for boating.  Often, law enforcement will not detain or board your boat if your boat displays a current-year

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Treasure Coast will host a 4-person golf scramble tournament on Saturday, August 3rd.

The tournament, which will be held at Monarch Country Club in Palm City, will start at 8:30 am with a shotgun start followed by an awards luncheon at 1:00 pm. Breakfast will be served before the outing starting at 7:30 am.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Cost of the event at Monarch Country Club is $125 for a single player and $500 for a foursome. The price includes the breakfast, round of golf, and awards luncheon. Sponsorship options are also

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