Sports Hall of Fame to induct four at Dec. 9 ceremony

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, October 19, 2023

    Two coaches and two former professional athletes with ties to Miami Lakes or Optimist Park youth sports programs will be inducted to the town’s Sports Hall of Fame on Dec. 9.       The Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced the Class of 2023: --Bill Arnsparger led college football teams and was athletic director at the University of Florida. In the NFL, he was a defensive coordinator...

12th Annual B-Fore Pink Breast Cancer golf tournament draws 100 golfers

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, October 19, 2023

    The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative hosted its 12th Annual B-Fore Pink Breast Cancer golf tournament at the Miami Lakes Golf Club on Oct. 6.       The Miami Lakes-based charity provides early detection resources and health education and helps coordinate care for at-risk patients. The cause drew 100 golfers to the event.  Andrea Ivory, WBHI’s founder and executive director, welcomed...

Tee to Green Golf tips

Sports By Mike Stern, Head Golf Professional, Miami Lakes Golf Club Wednesday, October 18, 2023

 Golfers often find themselves struggling to get out of bunkers. If you’re one of them, here’s an idea: Stop playing your bunker shots like chip shots. Let’s start dissecting sand shots by getting into your setup. -- You want to have a wide stance, like you would when hitting a driver. -- Have your knees and your hands a little lower than normal. This should feel natural. -- The ball should be about a...

Young golfers learn the game with First Tee

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, October 18, 2023

     Over 200 students from across Miami-Dade County practiced their skills at Miami Lakes Golf Club on Oct. 5 and 12 as part of a tournament for athletes in the Special Olympics program.       The event was hosted in part with Special Olympics and First Tee and invites students and adults to practice different golf skills. This is the first year the tournament was held at the Miami Lakes Golf...

Optimist Club holds Harvest Drive

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, October 18, 2023

     The Miami Lakes Optimist Club is seeking donated non-perishable items and gift cards for Thanksgiving meals to help families during the holiday.       Collections will continue until Nov. 17.      Items may be left in the collection bin inside the Optimist Clubhouse, 6411 NW 162 St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the concession stand when night games are being...
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