The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House’s First Ever Golf Tournament Helps Those Struggling with Hunger
The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House is hosting its first ever Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Oct. 26, 2019, combining a great day on the links with an evening reception on the waterfront. All proceeds benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank to help those struggling with hunger in the community.
The tournament takes place at The Shores of North River Club in Stuart, an Old Florida-style executive course on the St. Lucie River. The awards ceremony and reception will be held on the waterfront at The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House. Enjoy a full day of camaraderie and competition followed by a buffet dinner, raffles and awards.
“As the golf tournament idea developed, we needed to choose a benefactor. The Treasure Coast Food Bank was the perfect choice. They share our passion for feeding people, and with the up and coming holidays, we know their needs will increase,” said Brian Kelly, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House manager.
The community is joining in support of the fundraiser with several sponsors and foursomes already participating: Ken Duke & Friends Celebrity Pro-Am, TRM Construction Management Design/Build, St. Lucie Mets, Jack Hodge and DaneCo. Insurance.
“We’re excited that Treasure Coast Food Bank has been named the beneficiary of The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House’s great new event,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “We want to thank General Manager Dustin Spadavecchia, Manager Brian Kelly and the event committee for supporting us and all the children, families and seniors who struggle with hunger.”
The tournament is a best ball scramble with golfers teeing off from the back tees. Trophies will be awarded to all members of the winning team as well as the player with the longest drive and the winner of the closest to the pin challenge. Sign-up is 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.
A reception and awards ceremony hosted at The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House will follow at 5 p.m. Enjoy the panoramic waterfront views and a delicious buffet dinner along with a complementary drink and raffle ticket.
Foursomes are $280 ($70 per person). Not a golfer? Come just for the reception, awards and raffles for $50. Raffle prizes include Club Med passes, Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World, restaurant gift cards and spirits baskets, and a private tour of Save the Chimps Sanctuary.
For additional information or to register, visit stophunger.org/event/golf-tournament/.
HOBE SOUND GOLF CLUB NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING
Hobe Sound - Hobe Sound Golf Club (“HSGC”) General Manager John Galland announced that Ms. Cory Simon has been named Director of Food & Beverage / Catering at the private club.
Cory has an extensive background in private country clubs, restaurant, and hotel management. For 13 years, she worked for the Greg Norman Company as General Manager of the Medalist Village Club, also in Hobe Sound, Florida. Her responsibilities included managing the Village Club and directing the community and the Homeowners Association.
Cory has also served in hospitality management roles at Devonshire at PGA National (Palm Beach Gardens), The Sailfish Club of Florida (Palm Beach), Canopy Palms Ramada Resort and Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel (both on Singer Island), and The Jupiter Beach Resort. In addition, she has years of real estate experience in the Florida market.
In her new role, Cory will be responsible for all front of the house food and beverage operations, working closely with the Executive Chef to ensure seamless and polished service to the Club’s membership and their guests.
“We’re excited to welcome Cory to Hobe Sound Golf Club during this exciting time as we prepare to reopen the Club after our course renovation by Tom Fazio II this summer,” said Galland. “We’re confident that her strong background in hospitality will further position our Club as one of the preeminent golf clubs in the area.”
Originally from Wisconsin, Cory came to Florida in pursuit of furthering her career in the hospitality industry and to seek a warmer climate. She has resided in the Palm Beach Gardens area for the last 25 years. At the Club, she can be reached at (772) 546-4600, ext. 123 and email@example.com. About Hobe Sound Golf Club
Hobe Sound Golf Club is a member-owned, private club featuring a magnificent 18-hole golf course renovated in 2019 by Tom Fazio II. Nestled among preserved wetlands and massive oak hammocks, the 7,000+ yards course poses an enjoyable challenge for all levels of play.
The course, clubhouse, and residential community cover 235 acres of pristine real estate on Florida’s Treasure Coast in southern Martin County. The campus is two miles from Hobe Sound Beach on famed Jupiter Island and only minutes from desirable destinations such as Palm Beach and Stuart.
Stuart Public Beach Tide Tables
Treasure Coast Bonita Blast Fished for a Great Cause
It was standing room only at the spacious Pirate’s Cove Resort for the 7th annual TCBB fishing tournament. The event entertained veterans, anglers and families fishing with 179 boats registered this past Saturday. At the end of the day, the tournament raised over $70,000 for the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF) and featured approximately 2,000 pounds of bonitos which were brought in for sale with the proceeds benefitting the WVRF.
Anglers fished out of the St. Lucie Inlet on nearly flat, calm seas which made for great fishing. Tournament festivities took place at Pirate’s Cove Resort in Port Salerno. In addition to fishing there were auctions and other fundraising methods to benefit the WVRF. The tournament was created as an event to assist wounded veterans of armed forces servicemen and women who began post 9/11. It has been a well-attended event ever since its inception but has grown exponentially in the past 7 years.
This year tournament organizers and volunteer boat captains were able to include over 100 veterans, on 28 dedicated boats, many of whom had never had an opportunity to fish in a fishing tournament.
Kalani Garber won 1st place and $1,500 with the first largest bonito weighing 18.3 pounds. Paul Lankow took 2nd place and $750 with the second 18.3 pounder caught. Third place and $250 with a 16.7 pounder was brought in by Captain Patrick Price on the DayMaker, carrying Dano of 94.3 Real Radio and vets Chris Baker and James Brown.
Nick Merriman at 12 years old took top honors in the junior angler category with his 12.5 pounder while fishing on one of TCBB’s sponsors boat, Sea Tow; and Elizabeth Neal at 9 years old topped the junior female angler category with her 9.4 pounder.
Ronald Rimes pulled in the largest dolphin at 15.9 pounds and Steve Anderson claimed the largest bottom fish with a 30.4 pounder.
Among the various distinguished guests attending the event was Brian Mast, US Representative for Florida’s 18th Congressional district. Congressman Mast has attended this event in the past and delivered a passionate speech from the heart. He ended by saying: “[W]e can’t lose one of our own [veterans]…lets make that commitment…as a community that comes together in this way, that we will be there for every single veteran. We will not forget one of them. We will be there every single moment that they need us…Thank you for the community that you are…”
Anglers, Veterans and the public alike came out to join our Port Salerno/Stuart communities to support this important Veterans’ cause. As so appropriately stated by Kim Emmons of the tournament committee, “This was one of the Manatee Pocket’s finest moments.”
For more information on this event go to www.treasurecoastbonitoblast.com and visit and like the Treasure Coast Bonito Blast Facebook page.
Martin County Senior Games
The Martin County Senior Games is an annual sporting event open to persons ages 50 and up. Participants get a chance to compete in 13 different sporting events in five-year age increment brackets. The sporting events take place at various locations in Martin and St. Lucie counties but are open to participants from all over Florida.
The Senior Games also serve as a sanctioned qualifier for the Florida Senior Games State Championships. Athletes that finish in the top 5 of their age group are eligible to enter the state championships.
The Senior Games reflects Martin County’s Parks and Recreation Department’s goal to provide quality recreational opportunities for all ages. This event promotes physical and social wellness and encourages the senior community to get active and stay fit for life.
The 30th Annual Senior Games will take place October 26 to November 3, 2019, and includes activities such as pickleball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, basketball shooting, bowling, cycling, and track and field.
Registration for the 2019 Senior Games is now open: Contact us at: 772.221.1419
Saturday, October 26:
Bowling: Jensen Beach Bowl, Jensen Beach at 12 pm
Sunday, October 27:
Track & Field: Jensen Beach High School, Jensen Beach
Track events at 8 a.m. | Field events at 10 a.m.
Monday, October 28:
Table Tennis: Kings Isle, Port St. Lucie at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, October 29:
Swimming: Sailfish Splash Water Park, Stuart at 9 a.m.
Basketball Shooting: YMCA Gym, Stuart at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30:
Pickleball: Singles/Mixed Doubles - Halpatiokee Park, Stuart at 9 a.m.
Thursday, October 31:
Pickleball: Doubles - Halpatiokee Park, Stuart at 9 a.m.
Friday, November 1:
Tennis Singles: North River Shores Tennis Club, Stuart at 9 a.m.
Saturday, November 2:
Tennis Doubles: North River Shores Tennis Club, Stuart at 9 a.m.
Sunday, November 3:
Tennis Mixed Doubles: North Rivers Shores Tennis Club, Stuart at 9 a.m.
5 & 10K Cycling Time Trials: Citrus Grove Elementary School, Palm City at 10 a.m.
Martin County Adult Sports Leagues
Adult residents have a variety of options to participate in sports in Martin County. Join a sports league and play tennis, pickleball, soccer, hockey, softball, kickball and more.
For adults of all ages looking for a fun way to exercise, meet new friends, build teamwork and skills, and enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful Sunshine State, check out the program offerings below.
Kickball: Wind up for some old-school fun! Games are played at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart.
Softball: Relive your glory days by joining an adult softball league. Games are played at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart.
Tennis: Try your serve at tennis by joining this league or pick-up game!
Hockey: Looking to get your skates out and shred those skills? To sign up for an adult hockey league, contact Over the Hill Hockey at (772) 341-5119.
Soccer: Lace up your cleats and score some goals by joining an adult soccer league! To sign up for soccer, contact Tropical Soccer at (772) 444-5980.