SHELL POINT GOLF CLUB WELCOMES NEW GOLF PRO

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 28, 2010) – The Shell Point Golf Club, located at Shell Point Retirement Community, welcomes Michael Raber as the new Head Golf Professional. Raber is a certified PGA Golf Professional, and has over six years of Head Professional Golf Experience.
“We are very excited to have Mr. Raber join our team at the Shell Point Golf Club,” said Michael Mongoven, Director of Golf for Shell Point Golf Club. “He brings a lot of experience to the club, and we know that his arrival will continue to make sure that every day is a great day for golf at the Shell Point Golf Club.”

Raber graduated from Brockport State University in 1994 with a degree in finance, and began his golf course career at the Skaneateles Country Club in 1996 as an Assistant. In 2000, Raber worked as the Assistant Golf Professional for Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club, and briefly moved to Massachusetts in 2003 to work at Townsend Ridge Country Club and Butter Brook Golf Club. Prior to becoming the Head Golf Professional at Shell Point, Raber worked at the Copperhead Golf Club and The Country Club of Naples.

The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, Shell Point Golf School, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with GPS monitors. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. For more information, or to schedule a tee time, call (239) 433-9790 or log on to www.shellpointgolf.com.

 

SHELL POINT GOLF CLUB OFFERS GOLFERS A CHANCE TO IMPROVE THEIR GAME

FORT MYERS, FL (December 30, 2009)  – The Shell Point Golf Club recently launched a golf school program to help students improve their golf swing and lower their golf scores. The two- or three-day classes can be customized to fit the schedule, needs, and skills of each golfer.

“Golfers who want to spend one-on-one time with a golf pro to increase their game will appreciate the flexibility this school offers,” said Jim Carpenter, PGA Golf Professional at Shell Point Golf Club. “The program’s flexible schedule allows the student to decide how much time they want to commit and where they need the most assistance. Classes are kept very small to ensure concentrated attention on the areas where the students want to improve their golf game.”
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2009 Shell Point Open Golf Tournament Raises Money To Benefit The Rehabilitation Center

FORT MYERS, FL (November 20, 2009) ) –The sixth annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, was held this year to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Center located on The Island at Shell Point, which offers rehabilitation services to individuals in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament was held on Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, and raised more than $20,000 for the cause, announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

The funds raised from this tournament will help with the upcoming completion of the Rehabilitation Center, as well as contribute to purchasing any new or updated products and technology that can assist in making rehabilitation a faster and smoother process for those who need it.
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Golfing For A Good Cause At Shel Point In The 6th Annual Shell Point Open

FORT MYERS, FL (October 7, 2009) – The 6th annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will be held this year to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point, which offers care to individuals with rehabilitation needs in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament will be on Friday, November 13, 2009, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.
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2008 Shell Point Open Golf Tournament Raises Money To Benefit Memory Care

FORT MYERS, Fla. (November 19, 2008) — The annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, was held this year to raise funds for the Memory Care Unit located in the Larsen Pavilion, which offers care to individuals with memory needs in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament was held on Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, and raised approximately $20,000 for the cause, announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point. The funds raised from this tournament will help operate the unit, and purchase cutting edge equipment that will offer many individuals a chance to live a more independent lifestyle.
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Golfing For A Cause At Shell Point

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 14, 2008) — The annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will be held this year to raise funds for the Memory Care Unit located in the Larsen Pavilion, which offers care to individuals with memory needs in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament will be on Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, announced Tim Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.

“Everyone has known a friend or loved one who has been affected in some way or another by memory care issues, such as memory loss or dementia,” said Stephenson. “The Memory Care Unit in the Larsen Pavilion is working at the forefront of healthcare with local community groups, helping it to be one of the leaders in this field. Special attention is given to patients to ensure that they receive the best programs, care and services that allow them the highest level of independence. This tournament is just one way that we can help these individuals receive the best care possible.”

The tournament registration will begin at 7:30am, and The Scoggins/Moreland Group at Morgan Stanley has graciously offered to be the Title Sponsor for the event. The cost to play in the 2008 Shell Point Open is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast and lunch. Sam Galloway Ford is presenting a 2008 Ford Mustang as a prize for the player who makes a hole in one on the selected golf hole. Corporate Sponsors include the Alliance Development Fund, Harvey-Englehardt-Metz Funeral Home, and Alisa B. Alexander, CPA.

If you are interested in learning more about this tournament, or would like to make a donation to the Memory Care Unit, please contact Linda Driver at (239) 466-8484.

The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with Uplink GPS monitors. The 13th hole on the Shell Point Golf Club recently was named as one of the Most Beautifully Brutal™ Par 5 Golf Holes in the Southeast Coastal United States. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community.

Shell Point Golf Club Offers Summer Clinic For Junior Golfers

FORT MYERS, FL (June 13 , 2008) – The Shell Point Golf Club will offer Junior Golf lessons to golfers age 7 to 15 years old. These clinics will be held at the Shell Point Golf Club on Wednesday of each week for six consecutive weeks starting on June 25 and ending on July 30.

Classes will be directed by Teaching Professionals Steve Pereira and Nick Macenas, while being supervised by PGA Golf Professional, Jim Carpenter. The program will consist of all aspects involved with the game of golf including etiquette, rules, short game, and full swing. The cost is $25 for each session and it is recommended that participating juniors have their own golf clubs and pull cart.

Each class session will begin at 9am and end at 12:30pm. Participants must register in the Golf Shop every session. Every session will begin with rules and etiquette instruction, then move to golf instruction on the range, followed by a nine hole game of golf and a light lunch.

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Shell Point Golf Club Mkes NBC-2’s Dream 18

Among The Finest Golf in SW Florida
FORT MYERS, FL – With more golf courses than most any other county in America, Lee County, Florida is a duffer’s dream. What if you could assemble a Dream 18 of the best and most challenging holes in the area?

This is exactly what NBC-2’s sports anchor Tom James has endeavored to do, profiling a different “hall-of-fame” hole every week. The fourth hole of his Dream 18 is at the Shell Point Golf Club; it’s the par-3 seventh hole.

NBC-2 sports anchor Tom James and Shell Point Golf Club pro Jim Carpenter compare their efforts at the par-3 seventh.

“We’re honored that Tom came out here and chose one of our holes to be on his dream list,” said Jim Carpenter, the Shell Point Golf Club’s head professional. “We have a distinctive design, and that’s one of the holes that gets a lot of comments from our guests.”

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New Golf Pro Joins Shell Point

Shell Point Golf Club a Coveted Destination
FORT MYERS, FL – In southwest Florida, golf is a year-round obsession. At the Shell Point Golf Club, the love of a clean swing and a fast green is as strong as ever this winter.

A new addition this year is Jim Carpenter (at right, with Shell Point’s director of golf Mike Mongoven), Shell Point’s new PGA-certified class A1 head professional. A graduate of Indiana State University, where he earned a full baseball scholarship, Jim has been serving golf courses in southwest Florida for several years. “He’s a great teacher,” said Mongoven, “and a heck of a golfer.”

In November, the Shell Point Golf Club celebrated its first year of being open to the public. “It’s been great to know our members and residents who visit us regularly,” said Mongoven, “as well as our seasonal visitors from up north and our year-round golfers in Lee County. We’ve had tournaments, exciting weekly league action, parties and events, and even a few holes-in-one!”

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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.