The number 11 will be a lucky one for the Wounded Warrior Project, thanks to a program created by Golf Academy of America in Apopka.
Four GAA students, who are also military veterans, will play golf for 11 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds on November 11, 2011 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The marathon golf event will take place at Wekiva Golf Club in Longwood and will start at sunrise, or 6:45 a.m. that day. Sunset is at 5:34 p.m.
GAA is the largest and longest-running two-year golf career college in the world. The GAA students playing for the fundraiser include: Ryan Patterson, Navy veteran, of Kansas City, Mo.; Vic Smith, Air Force veteran, Gainesville; Dustin Stearns, Air Force veteran, Orlando; and Steve Sullivan, Air Force veteran, Shorewood, Ill.
Those interested in making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project can drop them off at Wekiva Golf Club, or the GAA campus office in Apopka. Donations can also be taken over the phone by calling Golf Academy of America at 407-699-1990. All donations will go directly to support the Wounded Warrior Project and are tax-deductable. Those donating $10, or more, will receive a complimentary 30-minute golf lesson from one of the PGA professionals at GAA Orlando.
CENTRAL FLORIDA GOLF DEALS
One of Orlando’s most popular golf courses for vacationing golfers is reaching out to locals with a dollars-saving special. You can join Shingle Creek Golf Club and lots of year-round benefits, including: One round of golf upon joining; Discounted greens fees and guest fees year-round; A USGA-GHIN Handicap for the year; 10% off food and beverage at Par-Take and Clubhouse Grille; Discounted practice balls; 20% off individual private golf lessons at Brad Brewer Golf Academy; A second round of golf on your birthday. This offer is good for residents of the Greater Orlando area. Call 407-996-9933 for details.
Seniors 55 and over can play Indigo Lakes in Daytona for $20 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Also at Indigo Lakes, buy one round of golf on Sundays and get a second free. Call 386-238-1989
The Majors Golf Club in Palm Bay has special rates available until November 13. Pay $29 per round on this Arnold Palmer design until Noon; $25 between Noon and 3 p.m.; $19 after 3 p.m. Call (321) 952-8617
Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo is offering a special this weekend with the hope of rescuing all Couch Potatoes. For under $30 per person plus tax you can play in the morning. That price drops to as low a $20 in the afternoon. And here’s the best part: The morning round includes lunch and a drink. Call 407-366-1211.