Central Station – October 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Sports legend and Coast Guard veteran Arnold Palmer was honored last night for his service to country and community at the United States Navy Memorial’s 2008 “Lone Sailor” Awards Dinner. Joining Mr. Palmer were honorees A. G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO of Procter and Gamble and former Navy Supply Corps Officer; and Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA), currently serving his 16th term of office and member of the Appropriations and Homeland Security Committee. John McConnell, recently deceased founder of Worthington Industries, was also recognized posthumously. The black tie gala was held at The National Building Museum, 401 F. Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Palmer was honored with the Lone Sailor Award, given to Sea Service veterans who have distinguished themselves in their respective careers while exemplifying the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. He joins an impressive list of men and women who have distinguished themselves by drawing upon their military experience to become successful.

For further information on the U.S. Navy Memorial and the Lone Sailor Awards Dinner, visit www.navymemorial.org, or call (202) 737-2300.

EWGA Orlando Announces Support of UCF Women’s Golf Program

Organizations Team Up to Build Support for Women’s Golf in Central Florida.

Orlando, Fla., – The Executive Women’s Golf Association’s Orlando Chapter (EWGA Orlando) has extended its support to the UCF women’s golf program through ongoing participation in and sponsorship of the Knights.

“The synergies between our two organizations make this a particularly strong alliance,” says Linda DeBartolo, president of EWGA Orlando. “EWGA Orlando benefits from access to a diverse and accomplished new member base along with member coaching opportunities and UCF team members receive networking and professional mentoring opportunities. Our board saw this as a strong winwin alliance.”

Emilee Klein, head coach of the UCF women’s golf team, knows what it takes to build a first-class golfing program. Three years after taking the helm, she has created a highly competitive group of women golfers, some of whom are preparing to enter “Q School,” the proving ground for entry onto the LPGA tour. UCF qualified for the NCAA Regionals this past May. An LPGA-major winner in her own right, one of the focuses of Klein’s program is to build grass roots community support for the UCF women’s golf team.

“The partnership that EWGA Orlando has extended to us is very important in a number of ways,” Klein says. “It provides financial support of our program in addition to creating an outlet for these young women to actively participate in local golfing organizations and hone their skills through event participation. And more importantly, for those students who won’t be pursuing a professional golf career, it provides access to a network of professional women to help them pursue their career goals after college.”

To further enhance the bridge between young women entering the workforce and its core membership, EWGA has recently announced the creation of a new student member level. Offering the same benefits as a classic membership, it’s offered to students at a reduced cost.

About EWGA: Since its founding in 1991, the EWGA has touched the lives of more than 85,000 women by providing opportunities to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life. More about EWGA Orlando can be found on their website at www.ewga-orlando.com.

About UCF Athletics: For the latest news and information on the Knights, tickets or apparel, log on to UCFAthletics.com– the official site for UCF varsity sports. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

HAMPTON GOLF TO MANAGE EAGLE HARBOR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hampton Golf is proud to announce that Eagle Harbor has joined its family of golf courses and communities on Oct. 1.

Eagle Harbor, one of Jacksonville’s premier residential communities, has received numerous accolades including the Florida Association of Realtors’ ENVY award for environmental achievements. The Northeast Florida Planning and Zoning Council also named it the “Best Planned Community in North Florida.”

Along with its 18-hole championship golf course designed by Clyde Johnston, the community offers a variety of amenities including a tennis center, a soccer complex with 12 fields, biking and jogging trails and a 10,000 square foot Superpool with a beach area and 110’ water slide.

“Eagle Harbor will be a great addition to the Hampton Golf family. Its excellent golf course and exciting array of amenities help to make it one of the best communities in the Jacksonville area,” MG Orender, president of Hampton Golf and past president of the PGA of America said.

Hampton Golf was founded by Orender and Ed Burr in 1998. Together, they manage a number of private and semi-private golf clubs in Florida including The Golf Club at North Hampton in Fernandina Beach, The Golf Club at South Hampton in St. Augustine, Grand Haven and The Grand Club (The Matanzas, Pine and Cypress Courses) in Palm Coast, The Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, River Hall Country Club in Alva and Sugarloaf Mountain Golf and Town Club in Minneola. They also operate Osprey Cove in St. Marys, Ga.

Hampton Golf Clubs strives to provide excellent designs, world-class service and superior course conditions at its courses while upholding the traditions of the game of golf. The company offers the most innovative programs to help grow interest and participation in the game, while actively working to fulfill every golfer’s vision of the perfect round of golf. After almost 10 years of success in the golf industry, Hampton Golf is now exploring expanding its business through the acquisition and management of additional golf courses. For more information about Hampton Golf, please visit www.WhyHamptonGolf.com.