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Family Golf Clinic: Young Guns Share Time with the Shark

Courtesy of the Naples Daily News

NAPLES, Fla. — After a 6-under 66 in the first round of play in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler and Bud Cauley joined golfing legend Greg Norman at the driving range at Tiburón Golf Club for a family clinic.

Fowler and Cauley entertained the crowd, and Norman fielded questions from children in attendance.

"We have Rickie Fowler and Bud Cauley, two of the best swingers on the PGA Tour today," Norman said in an opening statement to the crowd.

Fowler and Cauley entertained a crowd of eager kids, hitting an array of shots that included a shot by Fowler that blasted through a Naples Daily News sign.

Friendly competition broke out between Fowler and Cauley, who hit two balls stacked on one another, and then two balls at a time.

Norman then fielded questions from the dozens of children in attendance. Questions ranged from Norman's favorite animal to if Norman has ever played with Ben Hogan, which got a laugh from the Shootout host.

After the kids were done asking questions, the Shark opened the floor to the adults watching. The adults asked more serious questions about the state of the game today and the changes that are coming, including the ban on anchored putters.

Norman then introduced Michael Zeigler, a six-time Remax world long drive finalist. Zeigler entertained with trick shots and even slammed a 350-yard drive with a 150 mph swing, compared to Fowler's club speed at 115 mph.

After the clinic, Fowler signed autographs for fans.


About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 150 countries. Through specialized teams, the Company has expertise across all asset classes — including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The Company’s more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $770 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2015. For more information, please visit franklintempleton.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
The AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Four Star Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is renowned for its exceptional personalized service, inventive cuisine and luxurious accommodations, with panoramic views of the adjacent Greg Norman-designed Tiburón Golf Club. The 295-room Mediterranean-style resort, ranked as one of the top hotels in the U.S. by U.S. New & World Report is home to a pair of 18-hole signature Greg Norman golf courses at Tiburón. The course is the host location for both the annual PGA TOUR Franklin Templeton Shootout, held in December and the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship Event, held in November.
About Tiburόn Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club, offering two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, was carved from 800 acres of prime Southwest Florida real estate. The courses reflect Norman’s appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf. The Black and The Gold courses contain a combination of stacked sod-wall bunkers and tricky coquina waste bunkers. Tiburón features a 27,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse with fine dining, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, and a fully-equipped golf shop. The member-only Fitness and Health Club offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a spacious aerobics room, massage treatment rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms and a club room for private functions. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón reflects a strong commitment to enhancing and protecting the natural resources. Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, annually hosts the Franklin Templeton Shootout, the LPGA CME TOUR Championship and is home to the Tiburón Golf Academy and Tiburón Golf Performance Group, featuring top industry professionals in golf instruction, custom club fitting and building, sports psychology and fitness.


Lee Patterson
Franklin Templeton Shootout

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