Construction sites, a 12-hole golf course at Ponte Vedra Beach, which opened in late 2020, is now available to aG subscribers of the coin-based game, “Dialed In”, to aid players in their short game.

Simulation company aboutGOLF will offer fans of the course a chance to play it in a virtual environment at indoor golf centers.

“Golf is no longer just 18 holes in the traditional sense. From indoor golf to abbreviated experiences, the sport is evolving through technology and the interest of a variety of participants,” said Ken Kamada, CEO of aboutGOLF. “The Yards have embraced this change. With a three-hole stretch of 100 meters or less called The Beer Loop, we can give our users a chance to compete in a shorter time frame.

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“Dialed In also focuses on improving a player’s short game,” Kamada continued. “When a player pairs Dialed In with other aboutGOLF games like Razor’s Edge, Bend it and Conquest, players can go through the entire bag in a playful environment.”

The Yards is an original Arnold Palmer-designed course that General Manager Mike Miles and owner David Miller transformed into a new golf experience that became North Florida’s premier 12-hole course.

TPC Sawgrass hosts the Vision Cup

The United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA), in conjunction with Ground Zero 360, is hosting its 2022 Vision Cup and charity golf competition at TPC Sawgrass September 19-23.

Visually impaired North American golfers in eight sight categories will compete against other international players to raise money for Ground Zero 360, an exhibition created by artist Nicola McClean that honors the sacrifice of the victims and their families of the attacks September 11 terrorists.

TPC Sawgrass will host the Vision Cup this week.

The exhibition includes works by more than 80 world-renowned artists, painters and sculptors and was displayed at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse. It is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by the National 9-11 Memorial and Museum and 9-11 Families.

The event will begin Monday with a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, followed by a shotgun start at numbers 1 and 10 on the stadium route.

The United States Blind Golf Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1953. The goal is to bring golf to the blind and visually impaired in the United States by organizing tournaments and developing the sport by introducing young people to the game .

The preparation event combines the scores of boys and girls

Every shot counts Saturday at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club, whether it’s shot by a boy or a girl from seven area high schools.

Providence High School will host an 18-hole tournament for the third straight year, but the boys’ and girls’ scores will be counted. The top four scores from each team will go to a cumulative score to determine the overall champion.

Joining Providence will be Ponte Vedra, Nease, Bolles, Episcopal, Fernandina Beach and Beachside. People from other schools such as Fletcher and Lake City Columbia also play.

The tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees. Free entry.

Get off at Fleming Island

The Randy Warren Invitational last week at Fleming Island Golf Club was a blizzard of red numbers, with host team Fleming Island High winning by four strokes over Ponte Vedra.

Camden Smith of Ponte Vedra High School won the Randy Warren Invitational at Fleming Island with 63.

Sharks’ Camden Smith shot an 8-under 63 to beat Fleming Island’s Colton Swartz by one stroke. Brody Stevenson of Bartram Trail shot 68 and Ryan Houck and Jaylen Abbas of Fleming Island and Luke Balaskiewicz of Bolles all shot 69. Five other players were 1-under 70: Rohan Singh of Ponte Vedra, Chase Carroll of Middleburg, Cam Goldknopf and Connor Hess of Episcopal and Tyler Mawhinney of Fleming Island.

Episcopal (288) was third, followed by Bolles (293), Nease (295) and Lakewood Ranch (301).

Changkija wins the PGA section

Sandra Changkija of ChampionsGate Resort near Orlando won the PGA North Florida Section Championship and Women’s Section Championship at TPC Sawgrass after finishing at 2-under 214.

She beat defending champion Greg Koch of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando by one stroke and edged Jennifer Borocz of Ponte Vedra Beach by nine strokes in the women’s championship.

David Hronek of GOLFTEC Sarasota was third at 1-over and former University of North Florida player and Isleworth pro Matt Borchert was fourth at 4-over.

Mattiace, each flagship tournament

Two-time PGA Tour winners Len Mattiace and Matt Every will compete in the Pro-Am Women’s Care Peace at Home Golf Tournament October 23-24 at The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach, benefiting the Betty Griffin Center.

Mattiace and Every will be joined by former PGA Tour commissioner and World Golf Hall of Famer Deane Beman, five-time Tour winner Billy Kratzert, LPGA Tour player Brittany Lincicome and Brett Drewitt, Luke Guthrie, Mark Blakefield and Justin Hueber, Korn Ferry Tour players. .

Other professionals should be added during the lead-up to the tournament.

The field will be limited to the first 80 players to register. Registration fee of $1,200 per player includes dinner, breakfast, clinic and reception. Players can find more information at or register directly at

Melnyk reaches the second round

University of Florida graduate Bolles and Dalton Melnyk finished third in solo in the United States Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Qualifiers at Erin Hills and Blue Mound Golf Clubs in Wisconsin, then won his match of first round 2 and 1 against Matt Parziale. Melnyk was the first-round leader with a 65 at Erin Hills, then shot 70 at Blue Mound. He lost in the second round, 2 and 1, to Josh Persons. … Fernandina Beach’s Katie Mitchell plays in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship starting Saturday at Fiddlesticks Golf Club in Fort Myers. … The First Coast Women’s Amateur donated $500 to the JAGA Scholarship … The Fleming Island 17 and under team of Benjamin Carlton, Brady Harris, Cambree Hodge, Chloe Blanc, Kalia Polete and Lucas Wahlstrom reached the semifinals of the National Car Rental PGA Junior League Regional at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. The team is coached by Bryan Kipnis.

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