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Palm Coast Saturday, May 26, 2012 8 years ago

Inside look at Cypress Course's Nine & Dine

by: Jock MacKenzie Contributing Writer

We have a golf tournament in town where one doesn’t have to be torn between the shot that’ll make you look good and the one most likely to get the job done.

It’s called Nine & Dine, and it’s played every Tuesday evening at the Grand Club’s Cypress Course.

More than 100 play during non-snowbird months, and 70 to 80 play during snowbird months.

It’s a superbly run-for-fun golf game by Eric Gonzales, who is still hard at work mapping out details for hours after you play, dine and leave.

None of this came easy for Gonzales, though. He worked demanding hours at Cypress — teaching and pro shop duties then slugging it out on his own time week after week for years to earn the coveted PGA pro title.

When the last demanding chore struck, a face-to-face meeting with those in power to say yes or no, Gonzales was struck with delight and happiness. He had made the grade.

The beauty of Nine & Dine is that husband and wife can play this wonderful game as a unit. Others make new friends, some with joy after being paired with heavy-hitting golfers. The show starts at 4 p.m. each Tuesday, but come fall, swing time is 3 p.m.

Trinity Challenge
Trinity Presbyterian Church donated 50 coffee mugs for the Trinity Challenge, which took place Saturday, May 26, at the Pine Course.

Harry Davis nabs fifth ace
Harry Davis tallied his fifth hole-in-one on the 12th at the Pine Course recently.

He clubbed a 6-iron from 160 yards out while playing with Don Hunt, Mickie Mann and John Sbordone. The other four aces were one at the original Matanzas course, two at Cypress and now two at Pine.


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