Letter From The Publisher – August 2008

WHAT COULD BE FINA'?

Nothing absolutely nothin’ HUH. OK, that’s a different tune all together, but really, nothing could be finer than the mountains of NC in July, especially when you are playing on the spectacular new redesign by Kris W. Spence on Lake Toxaway. The 25 year veteran head pro Lou Biago was credited by Spence as instrumental with his input on the overall playability and flavor of this masterpiece. When invited to attend one of these grand re-openings the main thought that comes to mind is …… OMG what do I wear? For me it’s anything that goes with my new Sandbagger golf shoes, I bloody love these shoes!!!!! Hopefully you readers are keeping up with us and know Lake Toxaway is North Carolinas largest private lake and now home to world-class golf, they were on the cover of July. If you missed that issue you can always go to our website www.floridagolfcentral. com and look in archives to learn more about this unbelievable property.

The drive there is a nice 9 to 10 hours if you drive straight through, but that’s not how I roll. I made a little detour to Edisto Beach, SC and discovered a cool little spot you will read about in future issues, and yes Fred Seely that was I you spotted, at The Plantation Course.

After a beautiful curvy little hike up the flower-lined mountain, taking in the majestic views (listening to some Robin Thicke, and old school funk CD’s) I arrived in a great mood. Pulled up to this amazingly well groomed country club parking lot where I met the very attractive and charming Alan Hunter from Golf America TV (www.tvgolfshow.com) based in Wilmington. The two of us had time to get in 9 as the sun was setting over the sensational Lake Toxaway Resort. After playing with Alan we both realized that Golf Central, as you know, has been promoting the Carolinas for years and we have a unique synergy to work as allies to help our many clients on the eastern seaboard, that’s how things happen.

While the other journalists were checking in to The Historical Greystone Inn and their four diamond accommodations, some of us made dinner plans at the Inn’s Lakeside dining room. I was pleasantly surprised to see our old friend Tom Horan and his co-host Chris Cates were part of the media posse joining us.

Tom left Central Florida years ago capitalizing on his fun lovin’ broadcasting skills as the host of Speaking of Golf (www.speakingofgolf.com) aired in Western NC. His very talented co-host Cates entertained us all on the Champagne Cruise with his musical styling of golf parodies. We will keep you posted as our ideas culminate on how we intend to keep our readers and clients informed and exposed on what goes on in his new arena.

After seeing old friends and making new ones my trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, was both business productive, heart warming