Glen Murray, Director of Golf for The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, was recently elected President of the SW Chapter of the North Florida PGA.

Glen Murray, Director of Golf for The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, was recently elected President of the SW Chapter of the North Florida PGA. His two year term began August of 2013. Murray has served as Director of Golf Operations at the Tom Fazio-designed course since pre-opening in 2005. He was the 2008 Director of Golf of the Year for all Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels worldwide. "I'm honored to continue to serve over 150 PGA golf professionals as President of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Professional Golfers Association of America," said Murray. "I look forward to working with my colleagues to elevate the business and game of golf for SWFL golf residents, visitors, and the Sarasota/Bradenton community". Prior to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Murray worked at multiple Marriott and Ritz-Carlton golf clubs including The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, The Nick Faldo Golf Academy by Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club and JW Marriott Resort Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix. In addition to his work with the PGA, Murray serves on the board of Junior Achievement. Murray lives in Sarasota, FL.



 Singles Vote Paula Creamer Sexiest Golfer of the LPGA in New Poll

Singles also select Fred Couples sexiest golfer of the Champions Tour and Adam Scott beat Tiger Woods in poll of single golf enthusiasts.

Paula Creamer didn’t walk away with any titles from last week’s 2013 Solheim Cup, but this week she was crowned sexiest golfer of the LPGA by more than 2600+ single golfers it was announced today. In a poll conducted by, the largest online dating website for single golfers, Creamer beat the competition by a wide margin, which included Spanish stunner Beatriz Recari, a victor on the Solheim Cup European team. “How you look on the green is as important to golfers as how they perform, so it’s no surprise that more than 2600 Golfmates singles were so enthusiastic about giving their opinion on who are the sexiest golfers of the LPGA, PGA, and the Champions Tour,” said Meir Strahlberg, CEO of Avalanche, LLC. “These poll results prove that, regardless of age, professional golfers can be very sexy.” Both men (43%) and women (56%) selected Paula Creamer as the sexiest golfer of the LPGA. 

Golfmates singles also agreed when it came to the sexiest golfer of the PGA, with 58% of men and 50% of women selecting Adam Scott.  Golfmates members disagreed when it came to the sexiest player of the Champions Tour, with 40% of women voting for Russ Cochran, while 34% of men prefer Fred Couples.

The month long poll was conducted from July 15 – August 15, 2013 and surveyed single golf enthusiasts ranging in ages from 18-55+. 

Follow the complete poll results:

Southwest Florida’s Tony Jacklin Receives Honorary Award at International Golf Travel Market

Bradenton, SWFL, Tony Jacklin, the most successful Ryder Cup Captain in history, was honored at the 12th annual IAGTO awards ceremony, marking the conclusion of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) held recently in the Algarve, Portugal. The glittering awards ceremony celebrated the best performing golf destinations from across the globe, including Southwest Florida, Dubai, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. Anthony Webber, Co-Publisher of and Editor-at-Large for Leisure & Travel Golf Magazine and the Blog attended reporting as a hosted Media guest.

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