Spring Training golf on Florida`s Gulf Coast - In the footsteps of the Bambino

Released on = March 1, 2007, 12:36 pm

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications.

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Where the ballplayers golf on Florida\'s Gulf Coast. Spring
training travel at FloridaGolfGuide.com

Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald,
National Golf Editor,
Golf Publisher Syndications

Lots of baseball fans love golf and combine a Florida golfing vacation with a Spring
Training pilgrimage. If you\'re heading to Florida\'s Gulf Coast, here are some golf
courses where you\'re likely to see MLB players.

Feb. 28, 2007) - Babe Ruth didn\'t just swat tape-measure home runs and eat hot dogs
by the barrel. He also loved the game of golf.

In fact, he and Ty Cobb had a great golf rivalry back in the day. The Georgia Peach
bested the Bambino in three matches in something they dubbed \"The Ruth Cup.\" Cobb is
said to have kept the trophy over his fireplace, right next to his Hall of Fame

But Ruth didn\'t catch the golf bug until he traded by the Boston Red Sox to the
Yankees, who made their spring training home in St. Petersburg in those days.

Ruth wasn\'t the only legend to sneak away from camp to play one of the many
Florida\'s Gulf Coast tracks. Lou Gehrig loved the game. So did Jimmie Foxx and Lefty
Grove, who used to frequent Ft. Myers golf courses. Sam Snead said Joe DiMaggio had
the most golf talent of any ballplayer he\'d ever seen.

That tradition of duffing ballplayers carries on today. Eight Major League teams
still train on the Gulf Coast, and given the region\'s many excellent courses,
players mix and match sports all through spring training.

If you want to see major leaguers at the tee as well as on the mound and at the
plate, there are a few local courses where sightings are likely - but you might need
an invitation, as the ballplayers tend to stick to the private golf clubs.

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February 28, 2007
Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily
represent the views of the management.

GolfPublisher Syndications.

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