Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Traveling Golfer is Torn between Golf and the Beach During Latest Episode from Jacksonville

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) – Golf Vacation … Beach Vacation … Golf Vacation … Beach Vacation. That is the perplexing question posed during the latest episode of the Traveling Golfer television show from Jacksonville, Florida.

A trip to this multi-faceted area is difficult to describe. Jacksonville Beach is one of the great sun-and-sand playgrounds in America. The golf that exists within such close proximity to this popular beach area is of such excellent quality that it belies the affordability. And, then, there is the downtown Jacksonville area – along the St. Johns River – that presents yet another fun area of activity.

In the April episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show, the featured golf courses of Queen’s Harbour, Deercreek and Hidden Hills provide the foundation for a trip to the area. They are an exciting mixture of a variety of architectural styles. There is not a boring moment.

But man does not live by golf alone.

The Courtyard Marriott, located on one of the prime stretches of Jacksonville Beach, serves as the perfect base of operations. It is within walking distance to all of the fun restaurants, attractions, bars and clubs of the nightlife area.

Downtown Jacksonville is a different scene, with great riverfront restaurants and some of the best brew pubs in Florida. And it is all located around TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and many other concerts and attractions.

“I thought the key word throughout our entire visit was ‘fun’ … and I mean that, from morning to night,” said Tony Leodora, host of the Traveling Golfer. “The golf courses were fun to play. They were not torture tracks. The beach was amazing and the nightlife – whether we went downtown or stayed in the beach area – was great.”

“We definitely feel that Jacksonville Beach is a bit of a hidden gem,” says Dave Reese, president of Florida’s First Coast of Golf, the marketing arm for the northeast Florida region. “But it is one that is quickly emerging. It is a rare mix of quality and value … and people are discovering it quickly.”

The April episode 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 a number of times in the Month of January on “Rivertalk” on HTC-4 in Myrtle Beach. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 11 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Thursdays. NBC Sports + airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. And, now, the show also airs nationally on the new Fun Roads Network.

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 won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January of 2019. The latest award came on the heels of an unprecedented three straight years as the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America.

The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 18 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. Alternate shows also air in a two-month rotation. All old shows are archived for continued viewing on the YouTube Network and on the home website,

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