Central Station – June 2007


It was no surprise to Mary and Evy Scotvold that they were the first residents to move into Laterra Links, a new resort coach home community in World Golf Village. After all, the Olympic figure skating trainers are used to being first at many things they do in life. From coaching Olympic medalists such as Nancy Kerrigan and Paul Wylie to being inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, the Scotvolds have gained worldwide recognition for their work on the ice. But the semi-retired couple was more than happy toto exchange the freezing ice of the North for the tropical environment of St. Augustine last month when they moved into their new coach home at Laterra Links. “Once we saw the homes in Laterra Links, we fell in love with them,” said Mary Scotvold, who along with husband, Evy, recently moved from the Cape Cod area to St. Augustine. “Our new home is brilliantly designed with an ease of living that really suits our needs. We can lock and leave without worrying about yard work or the usual maintenance that comes with owning a large home.”
For more information, call (904) 940-5355 or visit www.laterralinks.com.


TAMPA, FL, May 16, 2007– Today the 2007 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am announced the record amount of $740,000 to be distributed to Tampa Bay area charities during a press conference at Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant. An astonishing $7.6 million has been raised since the tournament started 20 years ago.
The five charities sharing the 2007 tournament proceeds are Blooming Place for Kids, Derrick Brooks Charities, LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Tampa General Hospital Foundation, and The Children’s Home.
In addition, a number of other charities throughout the area will be receiving proceeds from a variety of tournament-affiliated fundraising programs including the Bright House Networks Birdies for Charities program.
“The success of this tournament is not just measured by the field of players and celebrities that participate,” said Chris Sullivan, co-chairman and cofounder of OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc. “Our goal is to put on a thriving tournament that will continue to accelerate donations to local charities that continuously give back to our community. I am pleased that we have raised a record high this year and that means success,” Sullivan concluded.
“We could not do this without the Tampa Bay community, Champions Tour professionals, celebrities, sponsors and volunteers that continuously support this tournament,” said Tom Shannon, tournament chairman. “This is the moment where all of the hard work is more than worth it.”
For volunteer and ticket information please contact the tournament office at 813-265-GOLF or visit www.outbackproam.com.


JACKSONVILLE, Florida– LandMar is making the game of golf a part of the club oriented lifestyle coming to downtown Jacksonville at Shipyards. This unique urban master-planned community will offer golfers the opportunity to work on their short game right in their backyard or take a short drive to one of the best courses in Florida to enjoy an afternoon on the links as a member of the signature Arnold Palmer course at North Hampton.
“Our vision is to combine the excitement of the downtown sports and entertainment district with the amenity rich community lifestyle LandMar is known for,” said LandMar Regional Manager Margaret Jennesse. “Shipyards residents will enjoy an exceptional club environment on site and the chance for special membership opportunities at one of our best golf courses.”
Golfers who become a part of the Shipyard’s InnerCircle reservation program will receive a full golf membership to The Golf Club at North Hampton with the $6,000 initiation fee paid by LandMar.
According to Jennesse, Shipyards falls just outside the 30 mile limit making its residents who become members eligible for regional membership dues rates. Shipyards residents will have North Hampton as their home course and enjoy reciprocal benefits to play all the LandMar Hampton Golf Club courses throughout Georgia and Florida. Currently, there are seven Hampton Golf Club courses within approximately 45 minutes of Shipyards.
As LandMar makes final preparations for Shipyard’s first tower to open for sale, now is the time to take advantage of the many special incentives exclusively available to InnerCircle reservations holders.
In addition to the unique golf offer, InnerCircle reservation holders will be among the first to select and purchase a residence at Shipyards. Other advantages afforded the InnerCircle are the receipt of a downtown entertainment package, valued at $5,000, upon move-in, as well as priority positioning for future selections of marina slips and additional parking and storage spaces as they become available. The Shipyards sales center is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call (904) 562-SHIP (7447) or visit the website, www.shipyards.cc.

Synthetic Turf International Completes Tour Edge Golf Testing Facility

Batavia, Illinois/Jupiter, FL– Synthetic Turf International (“STI”), an industry-leading supplier of premium putting greens and related synthetic surfaces, recently completed installation of an indoor golf equipment testing facility at Tour Edge Golf located in Batavia, Illinois. The project, facilitated in conjunction with STI’s Chicago, Illinois, distributor Synthetic Turf of Illinois, is a major component of Tour Edge’s newly constructed headquarters and will be utilized by Tour Edge sales representatives and local retail customers alike.
The testing site is comprised of a 1,000 square foot synthetic putting green, tee line driving range cages and short-game chipping stations. The green, created with STI’s exclusive NP50 nylon putting surface, is surrounded by a border of NF75 synthetic fringe turf. onstructed on the facility’s mezzanine level, overlooking the golf club production facility, the uniquely designed putting course required innovative construction methods. Fifty tons of base material was required to create the green’s undulations and pitch. The base material was transported by forklift to the second floor, two wheelbarrow loads at a time.
The hitting bays and chipping stations were created with STI’s innovative EZ Tee system, a life-like synthetic turf designed specifically for driving range tee lines. EZ Tee’s innovative composite affords the golfer the option of either hitting off a regulation tee or hitting directly off the synthetic surface. STI’s lifelike Zoysia SoftLawn product was utilized to create a challenging greenside knoll for uphill and downhill chipping. SoftLawn’s resilient surface provides the ideal setting for testing short-game irons while its multi-directional blades provide a life-like appearance.
STI welcomes distributor inquiries.
For more information on Synthetic Turf International, contact Bobbie DuBose at 561-746-6077 or Synthetic Turf International at 800-405-7455. Visit the website at www.synthetic-turf.com.