Ok, let’s be real, we live in Florida for one, undeniable reason – to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors as much as humanly possible.  Well, if you’re anything like me, not much beats a day out on the golf course trying to hit a small round ball with a 4 foot stick in to a tiny hole that just happens to by lying as far as 500 yards away. 


Ok, when I put it like that, it doesn’t sound like that much fun at all…but this time, we will be Teeing Off For Tourism.  That’s right, the date is set, the location is locked in and we are ready to hit those hole-in-ones! 


Tampa Bay & Company’s annual golf tournament is scheduled to take place at Emerald Greens Golf Resort (in north Tampa) on October 27.  Now, I realize it’s a bit far away to be talking about it now, but if you are as excited about it as I am, then you need to start gearing up now! 


But, in addition to the fun and games (and believe me, there will be games) that will be played that day, we are doing some good as well.  The proceeds from the golf tournament fund scholarships for Hillsborough County high-school students in the Academy of Tourism/Travel/Hospitality program.


So, get your knee-high socks, golf knickers and cools hats ready, because we are going to Tee-Off For Tourism like never before.  Be on the lookout for more information, or, check back on the Tampa Bay & Company website (www.VisitTampaBay.com) as it gets closer.  


Do you have a favorite course to play in Tampa?  Or even better, do you have a favorite hole (or even one that you just can’t seem to get the hang of…there are plenty of them for me)?  Or, do you have a funny story about driving your cart in to a pond (hopefully that wasn’t just me)?  Share away!!!!!!!!!