Miami Sports Day

SEELY: Sawgrass Gives to JAGA Scholarship Fund

Lots of people are very generous and you can add the Sawgrass Country Club membership.

They’ve taken the Jacksonville Area Golf Association’s scholarship fund to heart and this year gave $12,040. That brings their total to over $180,000 in the past 25 years. That’s helping a lot of kids.

• Didn’t realize how many it takes to put on a Jag game. They’re having a job fair June 12-13 to find 1,000 part-timers for game days.

• That daily rap music down by the stadium? That’s what they play during Jag practices.

• The TPC Stadium course is closed, probably until next April. The greens will be renovated and several holes will get facelifts. The work started immediately after a sponsor’s playday on the Monday after this year’s tournament. The clubhouse and the Valley course remain open.

• One of Hyde Park’s members recently lost an eye to cancer so they held a One Eye Open on his behalf. Every played had to wear a patch over one eye, creating obvious focusing issues (try it.) There were 65 players and they pulled in $5,600.

• The new Suns management has done a ton of things to bring people into the park. Alas, the parent Miami Marlins haven’t been able to supply the product.

• Even the staunchest Gator is iffy about the quarterback situation. The corps is either not very good (transfers) or too young (freshmen.) They’re still thinking that Luke Del Rio is No. 1 and you’ll remember him as the QB on losing Episcopal High teams here.

• Odd that they don’t think the Navy-Notre Dame game here will be a sellout. Everyone involved says they’ll get between 60-65,000. Tickets are pricey … maybe that’s it. It’s Nov. 5, the week after the Georgia-Florida game.

• Wonder how long the Frisch wallet will be open for the Armada. The new management hasn’t done any better than those they succeeded, and it’s not hard to figure out that a) a mediocre team and b) a lousy stadium (the Baseball Grounds, which isn’t built for soccer) don’t cut it.

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