News Room

2013

May 2013 – Twin Rivers Golf Club, Oviedo, FL. For those of you who love bird watching, you can golf AND watch over 34 different species of Birds at Twin Rivers. Following are some bird sitings from the past month.
Wood Duck – Mottled Duck – Anhinga- Great Blue Heron- Great Egret- Little Blue Heron – White Ibis Black Vulture – Turkey Vulture – Swallow-tailed Kite – Bald Eagle – Red-shouldered Hawk- Common Gallinule- Sandhill Crane- Spotted Sandpiper -Mourning Dove -Red-bellied Woodpecker- Downy Woodpecker- PileatedWoodpecker- Great Crested Flycatcher- Blue Jay- Fish Crow- Tufted Titmouse -.Carolina Wren- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – .Northern Mockingbird – Common Yellowthroat – American Redstart – Northern Parula – Prairie Warbler – Northern Cardinal – Red-winged Blackbird – Common Grackle- Boat-tailed Grackle

May 2013 – Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club celebrates the Disc Golf Course’s 2nd Anniversary! Join us Sunday, May 19th for free hot dog and soft drink with round of disc golf. The two disc golf courses are open daily. Rentals are available in the pro shop if needed. Call 407-814-7474 for more information.

April 2013 – Twin Rivers Golf Club, Oviedo, FL was ranked #18 on a list of 25 as one of the Toughest Golf Courses in Central Florida, as reported in the Orlando Business Journal. Twin Rivers, designed by Joe Lee, was opened in 1989.

February 2013 – The Golf Group has partnered with ProGolfWeather, a weather display system consisting of real time weather maps, an info scroller and advertising space, all displayed on a 40″ High Definition screen. The ProGolfWeather system is in place at all 7 of our Golf Group Courses.

March 2013 – Casselberry Golf Club. On Saturday March 16th the Casselberry Golf Club held a Memorial Golf Tournament for Francis “Duke” MacAntee, a long time employee at the course. The event was very successful with the proceeds going to The Army Emergency Relief Fund and a small share utilized to plant a tree at the golf course in Duke’s memory. Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to making this an annual event.

2012

November 2012 -12-12-12. The 10th Annual “Thank You” Veterans Tournament was held at Wekiva Golf Club. Back to back shotguns were held with over 200 players enjoying the new Greens. Many thanks to all that participated.

September 2012 – Wekiva Golf Club announces – We are finally finished!!!! We will be reopening for play this Saturday September 29th with NEW Championship Bermuda greens, so start making your Tee Times Today!
Call the Pro Shop at: (407) 862-5113 Thank you for your business and continued support!

July 2012 – Wekiva Golf Club, located in Longwood, began the exciting process of renovating their greens. They are converting them from Tif-Eagle to Champions Bermuda grass. This process should be completed and the new greens opened by September 28th.

July 23, 2012 – Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo has been chosen to be the backdrop for a commercial being filmed for the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute.

July 20, 2012 – Rock Springs Ridge Disc Golf Course featured on Fox 35 Good Day. David Martin, Fox 35 Orlando correspondent filmed a segment at RSR Disc Golf Club to promote the disc golf course. Course Designer, Bob Lewis spoke as several players provided the play by play action for the shoot. To view the video, go to www.myfoxorlando.com, and click on the Good Day tab.

March 20, 2012 – Together with Visit Florida, all Golf Group courses will be participating in a Military Personnel promotion. This very special Thank You to our Military and their families will offer them a discounted rate on golf for active Military personnel and a guest. Offer of $20 a round is valid from Memorial Day through July 4th, 2012.

January 7, 2012 – Wekiva Golf Club’s “Newly Renovated” Practice Facility officially opened to the public.

2011

December 12, 2011 – The annual “Thank You” Veterans Golf Tournament was held at Wekiva Golf Club. This unique golf tournament is the only one of its kind in the nation that is dedicated to our Veterans, and offers a day of fun and leisure at no cost to them. This golf event includes Veterans from our community as well as around the nation. The event will be repeated this year on December 12, 2012 at Wekiva Golf Club.

September 5, 2011 – A $130,000.00 renovation project began on Wekiva Golf Clubs Practice Facility. A design build contract was entered into with McCumber Golf, Inc.

July 1, 2011 – The Golf Group and The Golf Academy announces their partnership with The Golf Academy’s plans to lease the Practice Facility at Wekiva Golf Club. The public and members will still be allowed to use the Practice Facility as well.

May 21, 2011 – The Grand Opening celebration of the Disc Golf Complex at Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club took place. A demonstration and clinic was put on by 12 Time World and 5 Time United States Disc Golf Champion, Ken Climo. There were several contests, free food and a performance from the K-9 Disc Golf Squad. A great time was had by all of the 100 plus attendees.

April 2, 2011 – “Disc Golf Course” is open. On Saturday April 2nd Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club has opened one of two, 18 Hole Disc Golf Courses for business. The 18 Hole “Executive Course” is open for public play from 7:00am until dark seven days a week. The 18 Hole “Championship Course will be open in a couple of weeks. For more information call the Pro Shop at (407) 814-7474.

February 25, 2011 – The “Peach State Professional Tour” played The Country Club of Mt Dora and has re-booked an event for their February 2012 Tour series.

February 22, 2011 – The Ladies “Suncoast Tour” played The Country Club of Mt Dora in a two day event. They have re-booked an event for their February 2012 Tour series.

February 8, 2011 – Once again the Eagles have landed at Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club. If your game won’t allow you to score an “Eagle” you will at least be able to see a few at Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club. It all started in 2006 when a pair of Bald Eagles constructed their home in a large pine tree next to the eighth green. Since then, they have been busy and once again have produced another baby Eaglet. The new Eaglet is about 8 weeks old and can be seen sitting on the edge of the nest anxiously waiting for it’s first flight. Soon it will be able to go fishing with Mom and Dad in the lakes along hole thirteen.

January 15, 2011 – Plans are underway for the construction of two 18 hole “Disc Golf” courses aka Frisbee Golf at Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club on the land formally occupied by the South course. Both courses are scheduled to open in mid-Spring 2011. Rock Springs still has an 18 hole ball golf course open and operating.

2010

November 15, 2010 – Art Moreau has made six (6) Hole-In-Ones at The Country Club of Mt Dora since he has been a member playing the course.

September 20, 2010 – The Golf Group announces the addition of it’s first non-owned golf club management contract. The Monarch at Royal Highlands in Leesburg, Florida was added to The Golf Groups portfolio as it’s first outside club management contract. One of Sam Floyd, the Director of Operations goals for The Golf Group was to grow the company in the club management side of the golf industry. The take over of the operations of The Monarch is scheduled for late October 2010. The Golf Group is currently in the process of locating other potential facilities to manage.

September 17, 2010 – The Golf Group’s Summer Junior Golf Tour awards banquet was held at Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club. The Tour and the event was a success and will become an annual event sponsored by The Golf Group.

May 15, 2010 – The Golf Group announces it’s 1st annual Summer Junior Golf Tour for juniors ages 13 to 18 years of age. The tour begins at Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club on June 15th and will have weekly tournaments on Tuesday’s at a different Golf Group facility each week. There will be seven total tournaments with the final tournament being played back at Rock Springs Ridge followed by an awards presentation. Registration fee is $25 per junior for the summer event. Tournament fees each week are $15.00 plus tax per person and include lunch. For additional information contact Rock Springs Ridge at (407) 814-7474.

April 3, 2010 – Rock Springs Ridge in conjunction with Edwin Watts Golf hosted the Cleveland/Srixon Tour Van. The day was filled with fantastic equipment prices and several events including three “FREE” short game clinics.

March 31, 2010 – Central Florida finally had a Spring, but temperatures were still a little below normal.

February 28, 2010 – Central Florida experienced it’s wettest and coldest February on record.

January 30, 2010 – Central Florida experienced it’s coldest January on record.

2009

December 31, 2009 – The Golf Group has partnered with Laser Link Golf; The Laser Link Golf System is the best way to find distance measurements quickly and accurately. Reflectors have been installed at five Golf Group courses including the practice range: Wekiva Golf Club, The Country Club at Deer Run, Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club, Twin Rivers Golf Club and The Country Club of Mt Dora. For more information about the system go on Laserlinkgolf.com. The Laser Link Devises are on sale in our Edwin Watts on premise “Green Grass” stores or at many Edwin Watts store locations.

November 15, 2009 – Rock Springs Ridge hosted it’s third Moonlight Tour Event this year. They are scheduled to host another event in February 2010. For more information contact Rock Springs Ridge pro shop direct.

November 1, 2009 – The Golf Group, Inc. has partnered with Edwin Watts to lease and open four “Green Grass” stores. The stores will be located in the pro shops at Wekiva Golf Club, The Country Club of Mt Dora, Rock Springs Ridge and Twin River Golf Club. Prices for merchandise will be the same as in their existing stores as well as on-line.

October 1, 2009 – The Golf Group, Inc. Selects Pay Cor to lead them into 2010 as its “NEW” partner to provide payroll services for all six of its clubs.

September 15 2009 – The Golf Group, Inc. named Course Trends as its official web and Internet marketing company.

June 1, 2009 – The Golf Group, Inc. partnered with Edwin Watts, Golfsmith and Special Tee Golf for summer marketing programs.

May 4, 2009 – The Golf Group chooses Fore! Reservations as their official property management system choice.

March 15, 2009 – The Golf Group Partners with The Golf Channel and GolfNow.com as their third party packager.

March 4, 2009 – Sam W. Floyd was named the Director of Operations of The Golf Group owned by Robert Dello Russo. Sam brings to the company 22 plus years experience as a Director of Operations in the Hospitality Industry and over 15 years as Director of Golf Operations in the golf industry.

February 27, 2009 – Rock Springs Ridges hosts Hooters Tour three day qualifying event.

February 20, 2009 – Casselberry Golf Club breaks all records in winter season rounds played but still maintains a four hour round of golf.

2008

December 1, 2008 – The Country Club of Deer Run was voted 2008 Top 100 Golf Courses by Golflink. The Ron Garl designed course has combined the best of existing terrain with an environmental sensitive golfing experience.

2007

May 5, 2007 – Participant “shocked” as CC Mount Dora hosts Police and Fire charity tournament

April 27, 2007 – Rock Springs Ridge scores an “Eagle” by adopting a four week old “eaglet” named “Rocky.”

April 16, 2007 – Link: Country Club at Deer Runs Jenny Vigilante named Golfer of the Year

April 2, 2007 – The Golf Group becomes home to The Tour and Players School.

February 27, 2007 – UCF and The Golf Group finalize agreement with McCumber Golf to construct a short-game practice facility at Twin Rivers Golf Club.

February 27, 2007 – The Golf Group and UCF sign a 50-year agreement to host the men’s and women’s golf teams at Twin Rivers Golf Club.

February 2007 – Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club hosts Hooters Tour Event

January 15, 2007 – The Country Club of Mount Dora grants access to The Lakes of Mount Dora, a Pringle Development, for a new cart path linking the two developments.

January 2007 – Wekiva Golf Club hosts Hooters Tour Event

2006

December 20, 2006 – Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club opens up the New Clubhouse to “Rave” reviews by players, guest and residents.

December 14, 2006 – Twin Rivers Golf Club bunker reconstruction complete!

November 1, 2006 – The Golf Group, Inc. selects United Health Care for insurance to all “full time” employees

October 1, 2006 – The Golf Group, Inc. selects ADP as their strategic partner for all clubs payroll services

September 5, 2006 – Rock Springs Ridge Golf Club prepares for a “face lift” – New Clubhouse Renovations – Pro Shop expands, Banquet / Meeting Space added!

September 1, 2006 – The Golf Group, Inc. selects Wachovia as their strategic partner for banking

August 21, 2006 – Twin Rivers Golf Club goes “under construction” – with the complete renovation of all bunkers and the addition of twelve (12) new bunkers

August 7, 2006 – Twin Rivers Golf Club goes “under construction” – with the addition of a new driving range tee for its members and guests

July 31, 2006 – The Golf Group, Inc. hires VSM to support all advertising for the company and to develop its website

July 22, 2006 – The Golf Group, Inc. purchases Twin Rivers Golf Club from Bank of America – Robert Dello Russo & Chad Barton now own University Golf Club, Inc. which will operate under Twin Rivers Golf Club

July 21, 2006 – The Golf Group, Inc. announces itself as the operating organization for its six (6) owned entities