By AP NEWS

Sunday, February 25, 2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Justin Thomas was down to his last chance when he delivered his most clutch shot of the final round in the Honda Classic.

Turns out he wasn’t finished.

Thomas nearly holed a gap wedge on the par-5 18th hole for a birdie to force a playoff with Luke List. Moments later, he hit 5-wood over the water, urged it to keep going and lost it momentarily in the darkening sky over PGA National.

“All I was looking at was the water to see if it splashed,” Thomas said. “And it didn’t. So I figured I was in the bunker, and then people started clapping and I could kind of see some little white dot on the green.”

That set up a two-putt birdie that made him a winner when List, who hit his own bold shot in regulation to the 18th to set up birdie, could only manage par in the playoff.

Thomas closed with a 2-under 68 and won for the second time this season. He also won in a playoff at the CJ Cup in South Korea last fall. With eight career victories, including seven in his last 31 starts on the PGA Tour, he moved to No. 3 in the world. He is one spot ahead of longtime friend Jordan Spieth for the first time, which was of little significance to Thomas.

“Not really,” he said. “Because there’s still two more spots that I want to climb.’

List, going for his first PGA Tour victory, shot 32 on the back nine and closed with a 69. His only regret was a tee shot wide right in the playoff that landed amid palm trees and left him little options. He went left against the bleachers, and hit a superb approach to about 25 feet and two-putted for par.

 

 

“Obviously, it hurts right now,” List said. “But I think that when I look back on it, I’ll be proud of the way I hung in there.”

Alex Noren (67) finished third. He was tied for the lead when he went for the green on the 18th, only for the ball to hit hung up on the side of the collar of a bunker, leaving him a tough chip. He missed a birdie chance from 20 feet.

Tiger Woods was briefly within three shots of the lead on the front nine. He closed with a 70 and finished 12th.

The 5-wood turned out to be the winner for Thomas. The wedge made it possible.

Jack Nicklaus was in the broadcast booth for most of the final round, leaving before Thomas and List reached the 18th hole. It might have all looked familiar to Nicklaus, the U.S. captain of the 1983 Ryder Cup at PGA National. The big moment that year was Lanny Wadkins nearly jarring a wedge on the 18th hole, a shot so meaningful to the outcome that Nicklaus kissed the divot.

Thomas missed the 18th fairway in regulation and had no choice but to lay up. List followed with his 4-iron to 35 feet.

“I have a lot of confidence in my wedge game,” Thomas said. “I knew if I got a decent number that I was going to be able to get inside 10 feet. That’s all I wanted was a chance to try to get into a playoff. And then ended up hitting a great wedge.”

Thomas and List finished at 8-under 272. It was the seventh playoff in 15 PGA Tour events this season.

Woods made that Sunday red shirt look a little brighter, at least for a while. With an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 eighth hole, he momentarily pulled within three shots of the lead. That only lasted the few minutes that it took Thomas to tap in for birdie on the par-5 third.

 

Woods made bogey to close out his front nine, and he still was four shots behind until getting swallowed up again by the water-filled closing stretch. He put his tee shot into water and made double bogey for the second straight day, three-putted the 16th for bogey and was out of hope.

“I made a big leap this week because I really hit it well,” Woods said. “I was able to control it, especially in this wind, which is not easy to do.”

Woods led the field in proximity to the hole on his approach shots at just over 29 feet.

Not to be overlooked was Sam Burns of LSU, who last year won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the top college player who received a sponsor exemption. Playing alongside Woods in such a chaotic arena, he was bogey-free for a 68 to tie for eighth. That will get him into the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook in two weeks.

Five players had at least a share of the lead. Only three of them stuck around until the end.

Webb Simpson missed the fairway on the 11th hole and had to lay up instead of taking on the water. That led to the first of three bogeys in a four-hole stretch and sent him to a 72, four shots behind. Tommy Fleetwood was tied for the lead until a three-putt bogey from long range on the 14th, and a bogey from the back bunker on the 15th. A birdie on the final hole for a 69 left him two shots behind.

Source: Golf.com

The MOC plays host on Monday, February 19th to the West Florida Golf Tour, the Suncoast Regions developmental golf tour open to both professionals and amateurs. First place will take home the winners share of a guaranteed $1,000. We look forward to showcasing our golf course with improvements that have been including our Tif Eagle greens which we expect to be rolling at PGA Tour caliber speeds of between 11-12 on the stimpmeter.

There is also a West Florida AM tour playing Monday as well following the professionals. Amateur golfers play a point quota game as well.  There is room for some to sign up on wesrfloridagolftour.com to enter.

Tee times start at 7:30 AM off of the 1st tee. Come watch past, present , and future PGA , European Tour, Web.com tour, PGA Tour Latino America, and PGA tour Canada test their games at The Moccasin Wallow Golf Club.

 

On Wednesdays we welcome all of our heroes with 10% savings at Moccasin Wallow Golf Club for all active and retired military, police officers, firefighters and emergency responders on all golf and restaurant purchases.

Must show valid service I.D at check-in to validate discount otherwise prevailing rack rates will apply. Call (941)723-0500 or book online to set up your Wednesday game.

 

Membership and play card info 

The 2018 winter season is upon us  as  we have come up with our membership rates and other options for those interested in making The MOC their home club. We have a few options available depending on each golfers needs. Our 12 month membership rates have stayed the same with the exception of lowering our member cart rate from $20.50 cents to $18.00 as well as adding the option for a member to play a nine hole rate of $12.00 per round. We have  ten play cards to unlimited play with carts for 12 months.

As we took over the golf course in May 2016 we set out our vision of rebuilding and rebranding one of the best golf clubs in the area. We have made many of the improvements to the club we had promised including and starting with the Irrigation. New Computers, pump house overhaul, new tubing, wiring, heads, lines, everything that we needed to do to start our renovation. Next were the new TifEagle Greens that came from the same sod field that was used to rebuild TPC Sawgrass. We then decided to renovate and redo the fairways with Celebration Bermuda grass. It was a close call and were glad we had Mother Nature help us with a warm fall. While all of this was going on our family had created a great new vision for the clubhouse which many think is one of the nicest bar and restaurant areas at a golf club they have been to. We knew we weren’t done as we had to see how the golf course would play. The dry spring took its toll as our over seed had burned out and our tees and rough areas were really struggling. We had to act fast and hired a company to laser level 75,000 square feet of tees and our driving range. The grow in was a success and we will continue to make additional  improvements to our facilities. Our collars have grown in as well and our feedback from returnees have all given great reviews.

 

Punch card Fee schedule 

Cards are good for one year.

10 play card.                      $475. Plus tax   $47.50    per round

20 play card.                     $875 plus tax.   $43.75    per round

25 play card                      $1075 plus tax.  $43.00   per round

30 play card.                     $1275 Plus tax    $42.50  per round

40 play card.                     $1625 plus tax.   $40.63  per round

50 play card.                     $1975  Plus tax   $39.50  per round

80 play card (couples)     $2999.99  Plus tax   $37.49   per round

 

*all cards are non transferable and non refundable 

 

Listed below are our membership rates for those interested in becoming a member of the MOC.

Single 12 month membership rates

$1900 + tax

$150 per month x 12 =$1800 includes $100 for a warm up bag, USGA handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sales

 

Couple 12 month membership rates

$3500 + tax

$275 per month x 12 =$3300 includes $200 for a warm up bag, USGA  handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sales

6 month single membership rates

$1500

warm up bag, handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sale

6 month Couple  rates

$2625

warm up bag, handicap, %10 off soft goods in golf shops, %10 off restaurant not including alcohol sale

3 month single rates

$975

3 month couple rates

$1750

1 month membership

$350

*all rates are plus tax

Cart Fees

The first is a cart fee for each round played. $18.00 plus tax per round for 18 holes. Nine hole rate of $11.21 plus tax.

The second is a trail fee for homeowners that own their own cart and have a single or family trail fee to match.

12 month single trail fee $1500 125 x 12 months

12 month couple trail fee $2400 $200 x 12 months.

Second cart is an additional $1200 single trail fee.

3 month trail fee Single   $750

3 month couple trail fee   $1200

6 month trail fee single    $1125

6 month trail fee couple   $1800

The third option is unlimited use of a club cart for $1800 per person.

3 month unlimited use $900

6 month unlimited cart $1350

*if a couple with a private cart trail fee plays separate and must use a club cart there is a fee of $18.00.

*All members choosing to pay monthly must keep a credit card on file

* 3 and 6 month memberships can not be broken up and must be used consecutively. ​

*Let us create a membership or multiple play card that works best for you.

 

Thank you to everyone for their patience and support as we continue to improve our experience. Please call if you have any further questions.

$1.25 Tacos

The Moccasin Wallow Golf Club Bar & Grill offers $1.25 beef tacos every  Tuesday!

Enjoy seasoned ground beef served in a crunchy taco shell, lettuce, and cheddar cheese, with salsa on the side.

Wing Wednesday – 75 cents each!

Wing Night ‧ 75 cents each!

Choose sauce:

Extra Hot Buffalo, BBQ, Garlic Parmesan, Honey Hot, Mild Buffalo, Sweet Hot Chili, Teriyaki.

(Quantity of 5; One sauce per order)

To check out our menu, click below.

By SEAN ZAK

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It was a quiet race for Chairman of the PGA Tour Advisory Council. That was until Billy Hurley III made a late splash this week.

Hurley III was going up against Jordan Spieth, Golden Child and no. 3 golfer in the world. It was tough competition, and with just one day left for Tour players to vote, he turned to a classic campaign strategy: mudslinging.

Hurley III released a video pinpointing all of Spieth’s flaws, from him being an elite, “one percenter” golfer, to the ways in which he treats his caddie Michael Greller. Beyond that, Hurley III called attention to his own military history.

The video swept across PGA Tour circles Monday, with many players tweeting it out saying Hurley III had captured their vote. Why? Well, because the video is hilarious and you’d need to watch it for yourself. The impact of the video was so great that Jordan Spieth himself even admitted he would vote for Hurley III.

Source: Golf.com

Kenny Sikes and Jim Nowak played the 1st round of golf on Feb 10, 2017.

Today marks our 1 year anniversary of The MOC being open for business. When we first took over we had the vision to rebuild the golf course and facility to make it one that everyone could enjoy. In the next few weeks and months we will be continuing to improve the facility.

On the golf course we will be adding an Orange tee that will play to a distance of 3725 yards to open our course to all golfers. We encourage all golfers to find the right tee for them for enjoyment and ability.

The bridal suite will be completed over the next couple of weeks so that we can start hosting weddings as well as other catered events.

We will finish the exterior of the clubhouse to include the fountain, recarpeting the entry ways to the clubhouse, as well as in the future fixing the back patio and the clock tower.

There seems to be some activity on the sites out front as there are supposed to be clearing the land very soon.

We thank everyone for your support and it’s always a great day to golf the MOC.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It had been five long years since he won, but that wasn’t what was on Gary Woodland’s mind when he made the final putt and pointed to the sky.

He was thinking of the family member who was gone but not forgotten.

“Yeah, that was just kind of a tribute to last year,” Woodland said after shooting a final-round 64 and beating Chez Reavie with a par on the first playoff hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. “Obviously, we lost a little girl, and being there, seeing my wife give birth to her, that’s real.”

Woodland’s eyes flooded with tears. “Just wanted her to know I still love her,” he said.

On March 29 of last year, Woodland released a statement that he and his wife, Gabby, had lost one of their unborn twins. He had just withdrawn from the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, and in the statement he added that “doctors will be monitoring the health of my wife and the other baby for the remainder of the pregnancy.”

Just over 10 months later, Gabby and their son, Jaxson, surprised him on the 18th green as the family celebrated Gary’s first victory since the 2013 Barracuda Championship. Woodland calls Jaxson his “miracle” son, and he and Gabby held him close and continue to do so after the trials of 2017.

“Really took off about four months,” said Woodland, who moves from 38th to fifth in the FedExCup standings. “But I found a way to get to the TOUR Championship, kind of battled through the end of the year, and I couldn’t wait for 2018 to start.”

Said Brennan Little, Woodland’s caddie: “His demeanor has been better. Last year was a bit of a mess. I mean, not really knowing his schedule, missing a few events, going home. Now the wife and the baby have been out; his attitude has been really good, which I think you can see in some of the rounds in Hawaii and San Diego, he got off to some bad starts and brought them back.”

Woodland was trending in the right direction after a T7 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and a T12 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Matt Kuchar, who hung around to congratulate Woodland after the victory, said he played nine holes with Woodland on Tuesday before the start of the WMPO and was wowed. “He was driving it just so well,” Kuchar said.

In addition to his wife and son, Woodland was cheered on by his parents, his sister and her husband, and others from back home in Topeka, Kansas. (He now lives in South Florida.) He got a text from his coach, Butch Harmon, on Thursday, urging him to put four good rounds together and not worry about the score. He did that, and recent putting lessons from friend Brad Faxon paid dividends, as well, as Woodland made 200 feet of putts on the weekend.

“I was in the zone,” he said. “I mean, I really had it going. My caddie asked me when I got done, did I know I made nine birdies. I didn’t even know I did that.”

Now it’s on to California for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the resumption of a career that for five years was sidetracked by frustration, injuries and loss.

“It’s really hard to put in words right now,” Woodland said. “Last year we battled through it, couldn’t get to the off-season quick enough, couldn’t start 2018 soon enough. For [Jaxson] to be here, it’s obviously a miracle, but I’m just so excited to share this with him and my family, and hopefully it’s the start of something special.”