Something for Everyone at the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO
By Carson Racich
NAPLES, Fla., — Florida is in the height of their season and all the snowbirds have all migrated down. Traffic is heavy but not just on the roads, the grounds of Tiburón Golf Club have had a tremendous turn out for round one of the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO.
While spectators can find themselves in the presence of notable players, outstanding play, a beautiful course and fantastic weather, partners have made it a point to provide an exceptional fan experience for all ages.
Taking a step away from the action, all throughout the grounds there are vendors to engage with. Patrons can find themselves participating in wine tasting, mini putting, leasing of Porsches or just relaxing in one of the many hospitality suites. In addition, the SERVPRO Hero Outpost is back at the Chubb, thanking those who protect and serve by providing extra hospitality and complimentary admission.
Supporters such as Hoffmann Family of Companies and Michelbobs Championship Ribs and Steak house are giving fans a tasteful experience while they watch play.
“This means everything for us to be out here supporting the tournament. It’s the biggest honor to be able to give back inside the Hero Outpost, said Lou Bravaro, owner of Michelbobs. We are super grateful to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for us. They are the reason why we have so much freedom in the first place, whether it was from service in a military branch or a first responder.
“It’s amazing how many people smell the food and ask about us and show up to our restaurant,” continued Bravaro. “Our goal is to bring awareness to our business so we can continue to help at events like this.”
In addition to the food served, Michelbobs is raffling off one of a kind artwork for their veterans. Each veteran will receive one free entry for Sunday’s drawing. “We have a friend in Wisconsin who makes these pieces and we wanted to give something away that has meaning”.
On the other side of the course near the practice putting green, Marlyn Mainfield of Naples is representing the Hoffmann Family of Companies. The tasteful treat she is providing to fans are informative wine tastings.
“I’m pouring our lineup of wine for everyone to try, while also promoting our various business ventures in Naples, including the Naples Princess and Catamaran. We are talking about a little bit of everything for the whole family.”
Resorting back to golf, a hands-on experience provided for the little ones, as well as the adults, is the Conditioned Air Putting Challenge, a miniature putt-putt course on the grounds at Tiburon Golf Club.
“This is so fun to have included here in at the tournament. Just watching the competitiveness between kids and their parents, friends and siblings is hilarious,” said volunteer Joyce Dittman. “The best part? They all get a goody bag and prizes.”
The best thing about having an interactive exhibit at the Chubb Classic? Bringing awareness to the game.
“We get to act as their caddies and keep score, read the greens and teach them about golf,” said Dittman. “We get to introduce little ones to the game. That’s really special”.
Another hands-on experience to work on your game is available from Powerchute Sports, stationed near the Conditioned Air Putting Challenge. Overseen by David Leadbetter, Powerchute Sports is a wind resistant training aid that promotes clubhead speed as well as an inside-to-out swing path. In addition to swing benefits, Powerchute Sports is a fitness tool to help build strength and endurance.
With multiple notable PGA TOUR players utilizing Powerchute Sports such as Rory Mcllroy, Justin Smith, Ben Crenshaw and Annika Sorenstam, Pearce does not have to do much convincing to his interested consumers.
The Chubb Classic provides opportunities for the fans to get involved and make memories.
“There’s so much to do here, but we decided to station here on 18 to watch the pros go by,” said Ed Messore, a fan from Peoria, Ill. “Surprisingly I got a lot closer to the pros than I thought I would. This is an experience I won’t forget.”