Letter From The Publisher – March 2008

Swing on Down Swing on down the Road

Several years ago I moved in to my current home in the beautiful country club community of Tuscawilla, I love my hood! We refer to it as the big house, not to be confused with an institution, however it does seem like it sometimes. At the time my son was still home and being a single mom, I had a thrifty sense of getting things I needed to make it more my living space. As I was on my morning walk I noticed a neighbor had a lawn care pro removing a whole slew of azalea plants. A few sheckles to the man and he helped me put them in my yard, which is now their happy blooming place. When the first blooms appear I am reminded that the Florida Swing is on it’s way very much like Easter, you know the song Hippity, hoppity…the bonnet, the bunny.

We start at PGA National with the Honda Classic. Then on to the PODS Championship held at the Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay Played on the challenging Copperhead course March 5-11. Then, the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the namesake’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge. We end back down in sunny Miami for the CA Championship at Doral March 19-25th.

Of course, we are also host to many other signature events in the month of March. One of those is the The Ginn Championship, a Champions Tour event held at the most awesome venue, Hammock Beach Resort. Visit www.ginnchampionship.com for more details.

FLAUSA, the Visit Florida government body responsible for marketing Florida, has reported record visitors from the northeast. The snowbirds are here. They come down this time every year to nurse themselves through the winter. Florida is the ample breast the shares her bounty of sun and fun. Just think if you buy a second home here you have all the pleasures of being a Floridian just like the “Birds”.

You’ll see me at all these fabulous events, enjoying our sunshine.

P.S. In my Jan. letter I was incorrect. What I meant was “More mow in 94” sorry “E”.