Tag Archives: course

What is Your Golf Club Set Make-up?

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org Many things have changed over the years in the game of golf and the golfers who play the game— club technology, golf-specific exercise, nutrition, course conditions, etc. However, one thing remains the same: the average Joe Golfer wants to hit the golf ball farther, and golf club and ball manufacturers have been listening. They ... Read More »

2017 Brings Change to Marco Chamber

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The New Year started with some big changes for the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce. On January 1, 2017, Executive Director Sandi Riedemann-Lazarus retired. “Sandi has been a great asset to the Chamber, and we wish her all the best in her transition to retirement. We sincerely appreciate her years of dedicated service,” said ... Read More »

Golf Range Finders – The Technology Age

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org In 2005 I started my professional career in the world of golf at The Club Pelican Bay in Naples, Florida–a fresh, new face hired by John Carroll, a true golf professional legend. John is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, professionally and personally. John taught me how to be ... Read More »

Dashing Through the Hills

By Maureen Chodaba The Gulf Coast Runners (GCR) recently presented the annual Marco Island 5 Mile Hill Run. In its 39th year, it is historically the longest race in the 41-year lifetime of the GCR. Climbing through the Inlet Drive-Indian Hill area of Marco Island, it is known as the toughest course in Southwest Florida. For avid runners, it was ... Read More »

Are You Ready to See Your New Post Office?

 By MJ Chaput It all started at our condo pool last fall. Apparently I was a little bored and had been watching too much HGTV “Fixer Upper” show, with Chip and Jo and their fabulous makeovers. I said to my fellow “water babies,” Joanie Fuller, Laurie Van Dorn, Linda VanMeter and Jane Ann Smith, that I would like to spruce ... Read More »

Post Shot Evaluation

All Things Golf Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org How many times have you heard these well-meaning but generally useless tips on the golf course:  Keep your head down.  Keep your left arm straight. Keep your right hand out of it. Keep your eye on the ball.  It’s mental…etc., etc.  Either golfers repeat these admonitions to themselves, or other golfers are lending free ... Read More »

Directed Conservation Patrols 

Over the course of two weekends, Officers Barringer, Johnson, Osorio-Borja, Tidwell and White worked a Manatee Zone detail to enforce manatee speed zones. The detail was conducted within the manatee zones from Wiggins Pass throughout the county down to Marco Pass. During the detail, the officers wrote 20 warnings, 8 citations, and educated over 100 boaters on the importance of ... Read More »

EDITORIAL & OPINION: The Holiday Season is Here!

COASTAL COMMENTS Donna Fiala What a wonderful time of the year! There seems to be excitement in the air and happy greetings everywhere as people are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, and then Christmas or Hanukah. Of course, we are excited and happy because many of us will be with family and/or friends, but NOT in the snow! My Amish ... Read More »

Island Country Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Samantha Husted sam@coastalbreezenews.com The Island Country Club (ICC) has celebrated its 50th anniversary, an impressive landmark for the club and Southwest Florida. It was just last year that Marco Island celebrated its own half-century birthday. While 50 may not seem that old, in the Southwest Florida country club circuit it’s a distinction. The Island Country Club opened in 1966 ... Read More »

Regatta Sails on Slow, But Steady Winds

• Submitted The Marco Island Yacht Club’s Annual Fall Sailing Regatta was recently held off of the Marco beach on a sunny Saturday, with winds perfect for sailing. Ten large sailboats (30-50 feet) competed around a three-mile triangular course set off of the Marriott Marco Island Resort. Mark boats identified the course by placing yellow blow-up buoys. The first turn ... Read More »

Fishing Fun

By Don Manley Ed Lindemanis experienced a milestone on a recent Sunday morning in the waters off of Marco Island. The 8-year-old went fishing for the very first time and was lucky enough to land a fish, a real keeper that he took home for his family to grill and enjoy. “It was over 12 inches,” he crowed joyfully, as ... Read More »

Ario Chef Competes on ‘Top Chef’

By Samantha Husted Gerald Sombright, Chef de Cuisine at the Marco Island Marriott’s premier restaurant Ario, is set to appear on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” come December. The cooking competition pits 16 chef contestants (or “cheftestants”) against one another as they compete for a $125,000 cash prize, a feature in Food and Wine Magazine and, of course, the title of ... Read More »

Weekend Roundup

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The weekend’s activities are a good indicator that this season will be a busy one! For a full listing of local events see this issue’s calendar. Friday, November 11 Marco Island Boxing Club: NJ vs. Ireland For live boxing action go to the Palms Ballroom, Marco Island Marriott (400 S. Collier Blvd.). Doors open at ... Read More »

MIA Competes at State – Again

By Barry Gwinn On Saturday, November 5, the best runners in the State of Florida competed on the storied permanent cross country course at Apalachee Regional Park in eastern Tallahassee. It is one of the few permanent cross country courses in the U.S. Its layout is considered so ideal that in addition to the Florida high school championships it has ... Read More »

Marco Y Introduces ‘Therapy’ Tennis

Submitted Tennis players know only too well how therapeutic the game is, but Marco’s Y has introduced a new twist to the popular sport. They’ve turned it into direct therapy to complement exercise programs for older folk dealing with cancer, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. It’s a cross-training initiative that adds the tennis to existing fitness programs, pairing with Rock Steady ... Read More »

Skill Development Part IV: Variables – Slopes

ALL THINGS GOLF Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org As we continue on this journey of skill development, Part IV and beyond will discuss the different variables we encounter on the course, how we adjust, and how we prepare for them. A simple truth known to all golfers is that there are very few flat lies on any golf course. In reality, course layouts ... Read More »

MIA Golfers Make Good Showing at Districts and Regionals

By Barry Gwinn On October 11, the six-man Marco Island Academy’s boys golf team competed in the District 8 finals at the Bear’s Paw Country Club in Naples. Freshman, Mike Hauer (78), senior, Hunter O’Neill (82), and senior, Keaton Williams (88), advanced to the regionals, held on October 17 at the Verandah Golf Club in Ft. Myers. The regionals course ... Read More »

How to Find a (Really) Cute Chiropractor

By Barry Gwinn Goodland residents are known for their generosity in helping neighbors through rough times. In the past two years they have raised over $34,000 for neighbors in need. We have a system of getting in touch with each other when quick action is needed. As Goodland Civic Association (GCA) secretary, I maintain a list of the email addresses ... Read More »

MIA Rays/MICMS Eagles Invitational Lely Teams Take Best in Tournament

By Barry Gwinn On Saturday, October 1, Marco Island Academy (MIA) and Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) hosted the 4th annual Rays/Eagles Invitational Cross Country Tournament at Mackle Park. On a sun splashed and still day, 331 kids from 15 high schools and 17 middle schools, in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and Hendry Counties, came to show their stuff and ... Read More »

Blessing of the Fleet Draws Crowd

By Scott Shook The annual Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet in Everglades City is Americana at its best—an example of what makes Everglades City such a tight-knit community. Politicians, including U.S. Rep Mario Diaz-Balart and Collier County Commission hopeful Tamara Paquette were on hand on Saturday, October 8th for this year’s event, and added to the festive atmosphere. Children and ... Read More »