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Sarasota Florida

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Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club Inc was established as a Florida Not For Profit organization on March 17, 2013...Bobby Jones' Birthday!

Our Mission is to enhance the experience at BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB for City of Sarasota and area residents and visitors and to help effect, through sponsorship of projects, programs and events, the Four Initiatives.

The Bobby Jones Initiative, The Donald Ross Initiative, The Paul Azinger Initiative and The John Hamilton Gillespie Initiative.

Zingers

Thanks, Paul

Winning 2008 Ryder Cup Captain and Major champion Paul Azinger photograph courtesy of the PGA of America.


OUR LATEST Letter From Paul Azinger

PAUL W. AZINGER

AUGUST 25, 2015

FRIENDS OF BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB, INC.                                                                                     

I HAVE FOLLOWED THE POSITIVE EFFORTS of Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club TO BRING THE SIGNIFICANT HISTORY AND POTENTIAL OF BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB AND THE RENEWED INVESTMENT IT DESERVES TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COMMUNITY.

SINCE MY FIRST LETTER TO YOU IN JANUARY 2014 AND INCLUDING MY APPEARANCE TO THE CITY COMMISSION IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, I HAVE CONTINUED TO VOICE MY SUPPORT FOR AND ENDORSE THE NEEDED CHANGES AT BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB. IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR THAT THE BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB STUDY COMMITTEE PROVIDED A STRONG MAJORITY STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF INVESTMENT IN THE FACILITY CONSISTENT WITH THE FOUR INITIATIVES OF FOBJGC (INCLUDING THE HISTORIC RESTORATION OF THE DONALD ROSS COURSE).

FOLLOWING A COMMITMENT OF THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF INVESTMENT FROM THE CITY AND WITH PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND NOT FOR PROFIT PARTNERS, I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU THOSE AREAS THAT I WOULD PROPOSE COULD INCLUDE MY PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT:

  • SUPPORT OF THE JONES, ROSS, GILLESPIE AND AZINGER INITIATIVES

  • COURSE DESIGNER OF THE "AZINGER COURSE"

  • POSSIBLE "AZINGER ACADEMY" GOLF INSTRUCTIONAL SCHOOL

  • PERSONAL APPEARANCES AND MARKETING COORDINATION IN SUPPORT OF THE ABOVE

BEST REGARDS,

Paul Azinger

Bradenton, Florida

A 2014 LETTER FROM PAUL AZINGER

DEAR FRIENDS OF BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO GO OVER THE FOUR INITIATIVES OF FRIENDS OF BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB AND SPECIFICALLY THE AZINGER INITIATIVE. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF LEARNING THE GAME AT BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB. MY TIME AND PRACTICE THERE HELPED ME TO BECOME THE TYPE OF PLAYER I NEEDED TO BE IN ORDER TO FIND SUCCESS ON THE PGA TOUR.

I SINCERELY HOPE THE CITY OF SARASOTA ALSO SEES THE MERITS OF THESE INITIATIVES AND WHAT THEY WOULD MEAN FOR THE CITY, ITS RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS. I CANNOT WAIT TO BE INVOLVED IN LEAVING A POSITIVE LEGACY FOR THE COURSE THAT MEANT SO MUCH TO ME GROWING UP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIRELESS EFFORTS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEGINNING THIS JOURNEY WITH FRIENDS OF BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB.

SINCERELY,

PAUL AZINGER

BRADENTON, FLORIDA

JANUARY 28, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the City of Sarasota hosted an Open House at Bobby Jones Golf Club, inviting the public to come together to share a vision for the future of Bobby Jones Golf Club.

At this meeting, Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club was also invited to share in this public forum, offering more insight into the Four Initiatives, including the Azinger Initiative, as well as our Values Initiatives. We listened closely to the great ideas offered by individuals at the meeting, helped to answer a number of insightful questions, and will continue to incorporate the ideas shared that evening into our ongoing conversations.

Paul Azinger offered to show his support through his letter to us on that date, and suggested that we share it with you.

Thank you, Paul!


The Azinger Initiative

The Azinger Initiative

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