Amateur Golf Podcast: The Gasparilla with Palma Ceia Dir. of Golf Joe Hodge
20 Feb 2024
by Sean Melia of

Joe Hodge, the Director of Golf at Palma Ceia Country Club, discusses his background and history at Palma Ceia, including winning its club championship four times. He was a precocious player, winning the title at age 15 and also qualifying for the US Open at age 19 in 1978.

He talks about the appeal of the Gasparilla tournament and the unique aspects of the event, such as the open qualifier and member involvement. Joe also shares insights into the challenges and scoring trends of the Palma Ceia golf course. The Gasparilla is one of the most popular events on the Mid-Amateur calendar year in and year out.

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