Men's Golf Program to Host the Eagle Shootout Pro-Am
Monday, November 01, 2004
FORT MYERS, Fla.  --- The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s golf program and the Palmira Golf Club are hosting The Eagle Shootout Pro-Am on Monday, November 15 at the Palmira Golf Club in Bonita Springs.

A par 72 masterpiece, Palmira Golf Club's championship course offers 18 signature holes designed for challenge and playability. Golf facilities include state of the art pitching and putting areas, expansive practice range and TifEagle greens. Designed by Gordon Lewis, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious courses in Southwest Florida

The event will feature a golf clinic with 1993 PGA Champion and four-time Ryder Cup member Paul Azinger and 2000 PGA National Teacher of the Year Jim Suttie, who also serves as the FGCU men’s golf coach., for all entered participants. Each participant will receive a video analysis of their swing.

At one of the holes, a camera will be set up in the tee box. In the week following the tournament, Suttie will then use the tape of each player and break down your swing and compare it to a PGA Tour player with a similar body style.

The pro-am scramble, which features one pro and four amateurs per team, begins Monday, November 15 with registration at 9:00 a.m. The clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will go off at 10:30 a.m. It will be a scramble format for the amateurs and medal play for the professionals.

Prizes will be based on a full field of 100 players and the payouts are based on 55% of the entry fees. Cost is $150 per player and $600 per foursome with $3,100 in Palmira certificates is available to the top amateur teams. Pros will be playing for $3,100 in prize money.

Entry forms are available from the golf office in the athletic department at Alico Arena on the campus of FGCU or the Palmira Golf Club.

Proceeds for the event will go to support the golf program at FGCU. For more information, contact the men’s golf office at 239-590-7005.