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 plaque.
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.
For more details visit :- http://www.floridagolfguide.com/features/golf-spring-training-baseball-grapefruit-league-gulf-coast-5036.htm
February 28, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.