Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Augustine and Its Golf Wonders on Traveling Golfer

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) - St. Augustine was America's first city ... so the treasure of golf that surrounds it is fittingly known as Florida's First Coast of Golf.

From Jacksonville and the islands in the north, to Palm Coast in the south, the area is a wonderland of golf ... and golf activity.

The March episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show visits courses like the world-famous TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship; the luxurious Ponte Vedra Inn & Club; local favorites such as the Golf Club at South Hampton, the St. John's Golf and Country Club and Cimarrone Golf Club; plus the two renowned courses at the World Golf Hall of Fame, the King and the Bear and the Slammer and the Squire.

Of course, the World Golf Hall of Fame is an attraction in itself and the Traveling Golfer takes viewers on a tour of this amazing tribute to the game of golf. Finally, no trip to the area is complete without spending time in the charming downtown area of St. Augustine - with its restaurants, shops and historic attractions.

"We are extremely proud of our little corner of the world," says Dave Reese, president of Florida's First Coast of Golf. He oversees the operation of the 501(c)6 organization that promotes golf tourism on the First Coast.

"We have seen the golf in this area grow tremendously in recent years," Reese continues. "We feel we have the best combination of quality golf, great year-round climate and attractions for non-golfers of any area in Florida. And it is all contained in a relaxed environment."

Show host Tony Leodora has been to the First Coast of Golf area a number of times over the years and cannot dispute Reese's claim about the quality of golf. "But what makes this area special is the activity when you walk off the golf course," explains Leodora. "For the dedicated golf nut, there is no better experience than the World Golf Hall of Fame. It gives me chills every time I walk through the halls."

The episode from St. Augustine and its surrounding area began airing March 1 and runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on It also will air on Monday, March 13 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Comcast SportsNet airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Comcast Network airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.

Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. The show repeated for the second straight year as the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.

The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 16 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website,

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