18 November 15  |  Golf   |  

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club To Host Men’s Golf Tournament

Ocala, Florida – Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club’s 2015 Men’s Invitational is scheduled for Nov. 20 – 22.

The 8th Annual Two-Man Invitational Golf Tournament’s practice round is Nov. 20 with an optional “skins” game. The format of the official competition  on Nov.21 and 22 is four-ball stroke play – both days are Best Ball. Four-ball stroke play is 36 holes (scratch within your flight).

The competition field is limited to 48 paid teams with six flights of eight teams per flight. Handicapped indexes are required on paid entry forms for first-round pairing purposes.

Gross scores from Saturday’s rounds will determine teams’ flighting. Teams will play to scratch following their flighting designation.

Director of Golf, Mike Cooney, said Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club hosts the tournament as a way to share the course’s beauty and artistic development.

Golden Ocala Men's Golf Tournament

“This is our opportunity to showcase the golf course,” Cooney said. The golf course was over seeded using ryegrass three weeks ago to produce a fuller, brighter feel for winter playing. “It gives the course more color.”

Cooney said the majority of the tournament players are exceptional golfers, many with handicaps at or below 5.

Here is the 36-hole tournament schedule:

Friday, Nov. 20

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Registration; Practice round (optional “skins” game) at prevailing cart fee rate.

Saturday, Nov. 21

8:30 – 10 a.m.: Round 1 Tee Times, holes 1 and 10.

Sunday, Nov. 22

8:30 – 10 a.m.: Final Round Tee Times, holes 1 and 10.

1 – 3 p.m.: Lunch and awards.

About Golden Ocala’s Golf Course

Golden Ocala’s Golf Club’ 18-hole championship course was designed by Ron Garl to allow players to explore their talents and their styles. The course offers recreated tribute holes from the some of the world’s finest courses including Augusta, Royal Troon, Baltusrol, Muirfield and St. Andrews.

The course also has a 10-acre short game area with two practice holes and a driving game. The Golf Shop sells clubs, clothing and most golf accessories from the game’s top names. Acclaimed golf instructor James Elliot, Jr. and PGA professional instructors offer private lessons.

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