Monday, January 9, 2012

Playing Twin Eagles Eagle Course Today with GGG directors Lydia & Johnny

Johnny & I were excited to play the Eagle course today at Twin Eagles golf club in Naples, Florida.

 The LPGA is scheduled to tee it up here the week before Thanksgiving in 2012. 

We LOVE it when we can play or walk a course the pros are going to play---it makes watching on television even more interesting because you played the course--if you ever get the chance to play a course the pros play--go for it!

I played the IV tees around 6000 yards and Johnny played the III combo tees at 6500 yards. We were guaranteed by the staff that the course was playing firm and we would get lots of roll (for shots in the fairway!) plus I was feeling incredibly energetic due to my chia seed infused oatmeal with blueberries and bananas! 

I am following a new treatment regimen---let's hope that it is helping and putting me on the REAL road to recovery--stay tuned!

Our favorite hole was the drivable par 4 16th hole! It is going to provide some excitement during the tournament.

We played our usual team best ball and finished the day at 3-over par. 

No eagles but two nice birdies to keep us in the mix. We found the description and photograph below at the Twin Eagles website. We managed to find a nice price on

Twin Eagles eagle course view from behind the green

"We wanted to create a remarkable experience on this course," said Smyers, who followed examples set by the ‘Golden Age’ of golf course architecture to create a course that is all about strategy and the challenge of risk/reward shots. The design forces decision making scenarios and rewards precise shot-making. "The amazing thing about this course is that the elevation changes have created a northern feel on a southern golf course," said Scott Newhouse, Director of Golf at TwinEagles. "The 9th hole is one of the neatest looking second shots into a par 4 that I’ve ever seen in the state of Florida," he added. Imaginatively shaped greens, one of which is over 15,000 square feet, will add to the allure of the new course. The best feature of this design philosophy is that it provides a different experience for golfers each time the course is played.

Newspaper story announcing LPGA's return to Naples, Florida in November,2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

On-the-road with Girls GO Golfing directors: FIRST STOP: The Landings Club

(from left to right) Nicole Weller and Lydia Siipola bonding over girls golf at The Landings  in Savannah, Georgia