Central Station – July 2007

LATERRA LINKS WINS 2007 PARADE OF HOMES AWARD ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida


Laterra Links, the new coach home community in World Golf Village developed by Bateman and Martin Developments, Inc., was recently recognized with a silver award from the Northeast Florida Builders Association’s 2007 Parade of Homes competition. “As Northeast Florida’s only coach home community, Laterra Links is redefining resort living and we are honored to be recognized for that achievement with a Parade of Homes award,” said Tracey Falby, director of sales at Laterra Links. “Our Pebble Beach coach home is a beautiful residence with all the luxurious details and architectural features a homebuyer could want.”
A coach home is a private two-story structure that houses four end-unit residences – two upstairs and two downstairs. Each home features a private entrance and two-car garage. The Pebble Beach coach home, which won the silver award for the $600,000 to $650,000 category, features three bedrooms and three baths with 2,783 square feet of living space. The coach home is constructed of durable concrete block and concrete hollow core with attractive stucco finish and has a separate front door entry, an attached two-car garage, private elevator and a screened lanai.
For more information, call (904) 940-5388 or visit www.laterralinks.com.

Rotar y Club of St. Augustine to sponsor the St. Augustine Amateur


The St. Augustine Amateur took another big step forward with the announcement that Rotary Club of St. Augustine has agreed to become the presenting sponsor of the event. Already a nationally recognized amateur event, the 2007 tournament is scheduled for October 19-21, 2007 at the St. Johns Golf Club, and will be styled as “The St. Augustine Amateur, Presented by Rotary Club of St. Augustine”.
Jay Jennison, founder and Tournament Chairman of the St. Augustine Amateur stated,“The association with Rotary will give us a strong base on which to expand our sponsor participation, and our spectator and community presence. It also provides the promise of organizational continuity and an experienced volunteer base which is a necessity for ongoing success.”
Kris Risch, Rotary Committee Chairman added, “For some time we have been looking for a quality community event that has the potential of raising additional funds for the First Tee and our other Rotary charities. The St. Augustine Amateur has established itself already as a quality event, and we hope to be able to bring increased community participation and other sponsors to it. It is a great opportunity for our club.”
The announcement was made during a recent Rotary Club meeting which included a presentation of a check to The First Tee for proceeds from the 2006 event.

GINN RESORTS TO HOST PGA TOUR EVENT IN 2007


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL– The PGA TOUR announced that a new event, the Ginn Classic at Tesoro, will be held October 22-28, 2007 at Tesoro, a Ginn Resorts community in Port St. Lucie, Fla. and become part of the PGA TOUR’s Fall Series.
Under terms of the five-year agreement with Ginn Resorts, the Ginn Classic at Tesoro will rotate throughout various Ginn Resorts properties.
“We are delighted to welcome the Ginn Classic at Tesoro to the PGA TOUR schedule,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “The Fall Series is an important part of the TOUR schedule, and the Tesoro Club will be a wonderful venue to challenge the best golfers in the world as they attempt to secure their place in the 2008 FedEx- Cup.”
“We are thrilled to expand our burgeoning golf tournament portfolio by partnering with the PGA TOUR to present the Ginn Classic at Tesoro,” said Bobby Ginn, President and CEO of Ginn Resorts.
“We sponsored and produced a Champions Tour event this year and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, this event marks our first foray with the PGA TOUR and we look forward to hosting the greatest golfers in the world at Tesoro this October.”
The Tesoro Club is a par-72, 7,210-yard Arnold Palmer Design which opened in 2005. The Ginn Classic at Tesoro replaces the Running Horse Championship in Fresno, Calif. on the 2007 schedule. For more information, visit www.ginnresorts.com.

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR 24TH ANNUAL PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE WORLD AMATEUR HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP


Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Golfers still have time to register for the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship and save $35 prior to the event’s early entry deadline on Monday, July 16th.
The World Am will limit the 24th Annual World Am entries to 4,250 participants with the current registration for the “World’s Largest Amateur Single-Site Golf Tournament” standing at 2,953, almost 15% more than last year’s total at this time.
Registration for the world’s largest amateur golf tournament, to be played along Myrtle Beach’s famed Grand Strand from August 26 through August 31, is $490 prior to the early entry deadline. Golfers can enter online at WorldAmGolf.com or by calling 1-800-833-8798. After the July 16 expiration date, the registration fee will be $525.
Entry into the tournament includes four rounds of golf and a gift bag with more than $150 worth of merchandise. The entry fee also provides the golfer and guest with a pass to the World’s Largest 19th Hole, the tournament’s nightly party in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center that features food, an open bar, live entertainment and a golf expo. The 40,000 square-foot PGA TOUR Superstore will feature merchandise from leading golf equipment and apparel manufacturers; as well as game improvement areas, skill contests and games for participants and guests to enjoy. Participants compete for the right to be crowned “World Champion” and have a chance to win more than $500,000 in prizes given away at the tournament. For more information, call 1-800-833-8798 or visit WorldAmGolf.com.