Shell Point Golf Club Holds Grand Opening

Championship Golf Just Minutes from Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach

FORT MYERS, FL (November 30, 2000) – The Shell Point Golf Club officially opened its doors to the public by holding a Grand Opening celebration.

(photo at right) Helping to officially open the course for business are (left to right) assistant golf professional Scott Hatto, course superintendent Terry Stoyer, head professional John Pfister, director of golf Michael Mongoven, president Peter Dys, Fort Myers Beach mayor Daniel L. Hughes, and trick shot expert Mike Calbot.

With an occasion as momentous as the opening of the Shell Point Golf Club, a similarly momentous celebration had to follow, and Shell Point did not disappoint.

Duffers from across southwest Florida came by the hundreds to see the features of the new course for themselves. There were golf-cart tours of the new course, chipping and putting contests, music and entertainment, and many other sights of interest for the amateur and advanced players.

The biggest draw was Mike Calbot, a local golf expert, who put on a trick shot demonstration at the driving range. His novelty clubs and impressive drives got quite a reaction from the sizable crowd.

Attendees also got to meet the staff of the Shell Point Golf Club, including rangers, folks at the pro shop, and PGA-certified class A-1 professional John Pfister.

The Shell Point Golf Club is open to the public and is located off Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, just two miles from the Sanibel causeway. For information or to reserve tee times, call the pro shop at (239) 433-9790.

Barbara Bush Speaks at Shell Point

Governor Jeb Bush Joins His Mom

FORT MYERS, FL (November 1, 2000) – How often can you say that a former First Lady came to your neighborhood, or that you shook hands with the Governor? On October 30, many Shell Point residents got the chance to experience both, as Barbara Bush and Jeb Bush visited The Island at Shell Point.

The Village Church was filled to capacity with residents, the media, local politicians, and the general public, plus a standing room only crowd which topped the audience at around 1500 people. Florida Governor Jeb Bush spoke first, and then introduced his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush. Both had quite a bit to say about senior issues like Social Security and Medicare, life in the public eye, and (of course) a certain Presidential candidate. Noticing the number of people in the room, Mrs. Bush remarked, “The people in this room could sway this election!”

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