Picture was taken aboard the USS Bronstein World War II
PALM COAST, Fla-- Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club, a Gary Player designed professional course will dedicate a new deck to the local Flagler County veterans with a special plaque ceremony scheduled Saturday, Feb 17, from 11-11:30 a.m.
Cypress Knoll’s owners, Douglas and Janice Reid Brown, will dedicate two special plaques to the veterans, which will be displayed on the deck permanently. Brown and his wife Janice will also speak about their own family members who have served in the military
“It’s a dedication to our veterans from the heart,” said Brown.
Brown shared a memory about his Uncle Thomas Evanowski who was killed in action during World War II while serving aboard a Navy Destroyer in the Pacific.
Several members of local veterans organizations in Flagler County are scheduled to speak about the many wonderful benefits of living in the county. Brown hopes the deck will come to symbolize a special place for community members to mingle. The deck will be officially dedicated to all of the Flagler County veterans.
Doug Brown explained that if his father Frederick had not purchased a parcel of land adjacent to the golf course in 1973, Cypress Knoll probably would not be here today due to financial difficulties prior to his acquisition.
Recently, the course opened a new state-of-the-art Par-3 Pitch and Putt course to enhance the options for guests who prefer something different from traditional golf.
Asked why Brown added the Pitch and Putt to the golf course; “it offers adults and young children the opportunity to play golf, so long as they are accompanied by an adult. Moreover, it’s a quicker way to play golf, “you can finish the whole game in two hours or less, then stop in the clubhouse restaurant and enjoy more family time,” said Brown.
Another benefit of the new addition, “most people don’t need more than 4-5 clubs,” Brown said. (The par-3 course is approximately 65-95 yards per hole, with longest hole at 95 yards). “Beautiful scenery with a challenging ninth hole over the water while spectators can watch from the deck.” Great fun for everyone!
One can also walk the pitch and putt course at Cypress. It’s about three miles for nine holes, and a six to seven mile walk for all 18 holes. “I hope kids do that. It would be wonderful,” added Brown
This special day will also include putting contests featuring different group categories and a professional instructor will give demonstrations for new putters. Drinks and light appetizers will be offered following the ceremony to veterans. For more information on the event, please visit our website at: www.cypressknollgolfandcountryclub.com or Facebook page at: Cypress Knoll Golf Course.
Reporter Davis Shotts