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Sainz wins West Florida Golf Tour’s Longboat Key Open

Sainz wins West Florida Golf Tour’s Longboat Key Open

Carlos Sainz Jr. of Elgin, Ill., fired a 4-under par 66 Friday to win the West Florida Golf Tour’s 2013 Longboat Key Open. Sainz, who won the 2013 Chicago Open, posted a four-round total of 9-under par 271 to capture his third professional victory of the year by one stroke over Palmetto’s Sam Osborne, who […]

November 4, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Key Recreation, Tee Time | Read More »

Longboater McKitrick wins 183rd golf tourney

Longboater McKitrick wins 183rd golf tourney

Arlene McKitrick recently returned from competing in the American Seniors Golf Association in San Antonio, Texas where she won the women’s Championship.  Within the last month she won the Longboat Key Championship and remains undefeated at the Ritz by winning its championship for the 8th year. This brings her winning total to 183 tournament victories. […]

April 27, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Tee Time, Top Box | Read More »

Playing out of turn and provisional balls

Playing out of turn and provisional balls

It is not too difficult to imaging a comical foot race between two determined opponents, one sprinting towards the green, putter in hand, and the other rambling into the woods in a frenzied search for the errant shot.

April 22, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Tee Time, Top Box | Read More »

A letter from the USGA on Rule changes

A letter from the USGA on Rule changes

November 28, 2012 Dear USGA Member: The USGA cherishes its strong relationship with our Members, and we appreciate the support you provide in helping us lead the game toward a sustainable future. Your membership bolsters the critical mission of the USGA in many important ways and has helped to make the game more enjoyable for […]

December 5, 2012 | Posted in Key Recreation, Tee Time | Read More »

A trophy day

A trophy day

Longboat Key Open winner Jhared Hack with  presenting sponsor Longboat Key Realtor Mark Huber, a Sotheby’s International Realty Agent. Jhared Hack did not let the enormity of the day effect his play during his final round (E) 70 at the Longboat Key Open. In front of record West Florida Golf Tour crowds, Hack calmly fought […]

November 19, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Key Recreation, Tee Time, Top Box | Read More »

Can wife trade husband for new golf clubs?

Can wife trade husband for new golf clubs?

I have received a number of golf questions of late and shall try to answer every question that comes across my desk. Here are a few of them:

October 29, 2012 | Posted in Key Recreation, Tee Time | Read More »

LBK golf tourney to benefit injured vets

LBK golf tourney to benefit injured vets

“These guys went over to another country and in my view sacrificed in a way most people cannot even imagine. It is time we gave something back.”

October 20, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Key Events, Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Tee Time, Top Box | Read More »

Do not miss this Sunday: Hal and Hazel Lenobel Appreciation Day
 Golf Tournament & Family Picnic



Do not miss this Sunday: Hal and Hazel Lenobel Appreciation Day
 Golf Tournament & Family Picnic



On Sunday, Oct. 21, a Golf Tournament will be held to honor Hal and Hazel Lenobel with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, Harbourside Golf Course and a Family Picnic from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, Harbourside Dining Room & Lawn.

October 19, 2012 | Posted in Tee Time | Read More »

A friendly game of golf

A friendly game of golf

HAL LENOBEL Contributing Columnist golf@lbknews.com A suggestion was made to me the other day to elaborate on the difference between a friendly game of golf and one that maintains strict adherence to the Rules of the game. From personal experience, there is a huge contrast between the two forms. Let’s assume the friendly game, or […]

September 15, 2012 | Posted in Tee Time | Read More »

The use of artificial devices

The use of artificial devices

HAL LENOBEL Contributing Columnist golf@lbknews.com Professional baseball prohibits the use of “corked” and aluminum bats. The National Football League does not permit the use of kicking tees for extra points or field goals, while it does allow their use on kick-offs. What do the Rules of golf approve of in the matter of the use […]

September 15, 2012 | Posted in Tee Time | Read More »