News and Notes: TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair

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Nature is neat. Innisbrook is home to many native floridian animals.

Duck (3) Big Gator (2)

Heron (2) Squirrel Bird and Turtle (6)

Juniors swing into charity tournament on Monday 4/27

Dree Fausnaugh led the Girls Division in the first round of the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair, and continues to lead them off of the course through Leadership Links. Fausnaugh has organized a charity event at Heathrow Country Club, with about one hundred participants, including her friends who competed with her this weekend, Claire Hodges, Sierra Brooks, and Kristina Marco, to raise money for Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foudation. Fausnaugh raised $7,000 last year, and continues her efforts this year having already raised $7,500. The high school junior decided to become active in Leadership Links because she’s, “always loved playing in charity golf tournaments, so I thought it would be fun to put one on.”

She encourages others to participate in Leadership Links. “You should definitely sign-up. There are tons of different ways to fundraise with the Birdies for Charity, tournaments, really any way you want to fundraise,” said Fausnaugh. “Also, there are tons of organizations to choose from, and it’s a good way to give back and allows you to use golf to do it.”

Fausnaugh’s charity tournament will be held at Heathrow Country Club in Heathrow, Fla., on April 27.

The Snake Pit

Course scenery (53)

The snake pit is a three-hole stretch that is amongst the most difficult finishing holes on the PGA TOUR. It includes Nos. 16, 17, and 18 at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club – Copperhead Course. No. 16, nicknamed “The Moccasin,” is an extremely difficult 475-yard par-4 with trees left and water right that proved to be the most difficult hole of the event, averaging a half stroke over par in the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair. No.  17, nicknamed “The Rattler”, is a 210-yard par-3 with an elevated green that only saw 16 birdies in three days of competition and No. 18, nicknamed “The Copperhead,” is an uphill 445-yard par-4 that averaged a half shot over par. 

AJGA Innisbrook Relationship

With 36 years of hosting an AJGA event, the relationship with Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club has been around longer than any of our participating juniors. Innisbrook has hosted various AJGA events over the years, but for the past seven years it has been home to the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair. Many of the volunteers have continued their dedication over these years as well.