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My first golf club

My first golf club

The beginning of my love affair with golf.

April 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Answers to clarify dropping and marking

Answers to clarify dropping and marking

Most answers to these problems appear in Rule 20 in the Rules of Golf and in the Decisions on the Rules of Golf.

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Tee Time | Read More »

Penalty for striking your caddie?

Penalty for striking your caddie?

HAL LENOBEL Contributing Columnist golf@lbknews.com The questions keep coming and that makes me happy. Here are some more inquiries from readers:   In a mixed foursome in which the men play from the back tees and the women play from the forward tees, a man hits a tee shot out of bounds. Does his partner [...]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Key Recreation, Tee Time | Read More »