Published On: Fri, Feb 11th, 2011

Allianz Tournament makes big news in Boca for fifth straight year

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The Allianz Golf Tournament is in full swing at the Old Course at Broken Sound, right here in Boca Raton.

Douglas Heizer

There are lots of reasons to attend.  You can see Boca’s own Bernhard Langer defend his 2010 championship title.  Again this year, general admission to the tournament is free, thanks to some generous sponsors – Allianz Life, the city of Boca Raton, JM Lexus, Administaff and Konica Minolta Business Solutions.

In celebration of five years in Boca Raton and the PGA Champions Tour tournament’s 11th year, event management has added exciting new on-the-green “events within the event” to this year’s championship that runs through Sunday, Feb. 13.  Proceeds benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

But the REALLY big news this year is that the Boca Raton Tribune will have a booth at the tournament. Drop by a get a copy of this week’s paper.  If you don’t, you won’t be able to read my column.

They say more than 85,000 people are expected to come to Boca Raton from around South Florida and beyond to observe golf legends compete for a $1.8 million purse.  We don’t have enough copies for everyone, but don’t forget – you can also read the paper on line.

Here’s the tournament schedule for the rest of the week:

Thursday, February 10

  • Administaff Day
  • 7:15am Championship Pro-Am Shotgun Start
  • 12:45pm Championship Pro-Am Shotgun Start

Friday, February 11

  • JM Lexus Day
  • 9:00am First Round of Championship Play (Televised on the Golf Channel)
  • 5:30pm 2nd Annual Golf & Wine Experience

Saturday, February 12

  • City of Boca Raton Day
  • 7:15am Fairway 5K
  • 9:00am Second Round of Championship Play (Televised on the Golf Channel)

Sunday, February 13

  • Allianz Life Day
  • 9:00am – Final Round of Championship Play (Televised on the Golf Channel)
  • Trophy Presentation (immediately following play-around 5 p.m.)

We’ll see you there!

Mr. Fish is back in town

  • We get a list of events from Florida Atlantic University, and noticed that Stanley Fish, a professor of humanities and law at Florida International University and writer for the New York Times, is giving a lecture Thursday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion on the Boca campus. I was wondering if anyone remembers that Stanley Fish was one of the applicants for FAU president after Anthony Catanese left in 2002.  Frank Brogan got the job, but Stanley Fish made a good showing.

Smart Heart Day in Boca

  • Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services and Boca Raton Regional Hospital want to make sure you’re healthy. So they are joining forces again this year to sponsor Smart Heart Day Saturday, Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the 6500 Congress Ave. building. Available to the public at no charge will be full lipid screenings, glucose and blood pressure clinics, a mini health fair to conduct body mass index checks, waist to hip ratio exams and stroke risk assessments. All ages are welcome.  Call 561-955-4468.

Business Seminar

  • When he spoke the other day at the West Boca Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch announced he will be hosting a business seminar Thursday, March 24 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the lecture hall of Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail.  He didn’t say much about it.  But he did say, “Watch for further information.” We will.

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