Golfing Villagers spot wild boar at ninth hole on Pelican course

Tonnya Olsen snapped a photo of the wild board with her cell phone.

Golfers from a Villages church group were shocked when they spotted a wild boar on the ninth hole of Pelican golf course. The group from Live Oaks Community Church was golfing Sunday afternoon when they spotted the boar. Tonnya Olsen of the Village of Sunset Pointe snapped a photo with her cell phone. “We were […]

Orange Blossom Hills golf course reopens Tuesday

Orange Blossom Hills golf course reopens Tuesday after a complete renovation. The course closed in April. Over the past few months, the irrigation system has been upgraded for greater water efficiency, there has been renovation of all greens and bunkers, new tee boxes and leveling a few of the old tee boxes, and other projects such […]

Dan Zlotek crowned champion of Villages Match Play tournament

Dan Zlotek, left, beat Russ Jimeson in the finals Friday at Palmer Legends

After thee weeks, and six matches,  Dan Zlotek was crowned Villages Match Play Champion for 2014. Zlotek beat Russ Jimeson in the finals Friday at Palmer Legends. Zlotek won the first hole of the match and never trailed the match before winning the match 3 and 2. This is the tournament’s fourth year and Zlotek is the fourth different […]

Golfers ages 73 and 49 to square off Friday for championship

Russ Jimeson

The Villages 64-man Golf Match Play Tournament started on Sept. 25. After three weeks of elimination rounds it is down to the final two players. Russ Jimeson and Dan Zlotek, who have each won five matches, will face off Friday at Palmer Legends Golf Course, Cherry Hill nine,  at 1:30 p.m. to determine who is the […]

Six-inch golf holes to continue through April at El Santiago

Six-inch golf holes will continue to be offered at El Santiago Executive Course through April. The larger golf holes, which were introduced earlier this year, have been welcomed, according to Golf Management Solutions. The six-inch holes were initially offered in June at Turtle Mound and El Santiago. But GMS settled on El Santiago which is […]

Golf legend Nancy Lopez writing memoir about her celebrated life

Nancy Lopez signs a visor for Gay Hensley of the Village of Hillsborough

Golf legend Nancy Lopez is working on a memoir about her groundbreaking career, called “The Course of My Life.” The former LPGA Rookie of the Year and LPGA Player of the Year who once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated should have plenty of material from which to choose. No doubt, some of the pages will […]

Golf tourney raises nearly $35,000 to support Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots Featured Image

Village of Glenbrook resident, Col. Fred Geier (USMC Ret.) gets really excited about a project he has been involved in for the past six years. Under his direction, The Villages Marine Corps. League’s 12th Annual Terry Cannon Toys for Tots Golf Classic took place on Saturday at the Havana Country Club, with an evening awards […]

Evans Prairie takes lead at Men’s Village Cup

Steve Pavledes tees off on the 14th hole.

Men’s Village Cup finals ended day one with a score of Evans Prairie 5, Lopez 3. Matches were tied at 3 – 3 before Evans Prairie broke the tie by winning the last two matches on the course. In the next to last match the Evans Prairie duo of Steve Pavledes and Jon Piskos birdied […]