April Vmail – New Golf and Recreation in the Village of DeSoto

April Vmail – New Golf and Recreation in the Village of DeSoto


(“THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA’S FRIENDLIES HOMETOWN,
THE VILLAGES”) WELCOME TO THIS MONTH’S EDITION OF THE VILLAGES
VMAIL! IT’S AN EXCITING DAY HERE IN THE VILLAGE
OF DESOTO, AS RESIDENTS FROM ACROSS OUR HOMETOWN GATHER TO CELEBRATE THE GRAND OPENING OF THE
SUGAR CANE RECREATION AREA! VILLAGERS ARE ALREADY ENJOYING SOME OF THEIR
FAVORITES, INCLUDING BOCCE, CORN TOSS, AIR GUN AND THE OUTDOOR FITNESS TRAIL. AND THE FUN CONTINUES IN APRIL, WITH THE GRAND
OPENING OF THE DUDLEY CANINE PARK AND ARCHERY RANGE! WITH BEAMS, TUNNELS AND BOULDERS, YOUR DOGS
ARE SURE TO BE IMPRESSED WITH THIS BRAND NEW AGILITY COURSE. AND DON’T FORGET TO GIVE THE ARCHERY RANGE
A SHOT. OKAY RYAN, SO LAST MONTH YOU SAID THERE MIGHT
BE SOME FOOD TRUCKS COMNIG OUR WAY…ANY HINT WHERE THOSE MIGHT BE GOING? WELL I’D KEEP AN EYE ON THE CATTAIL RECREATION
AREA. IT’S WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO FIND THOSE FOOD
TRUCKS, AND A FEW OTHER RESIDENT FAVORITES. RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES CONTINUE TO EXPAND
IN THE VILLAGE OF MARSH BEND WITH THE CATTAIL RECREATION AREA. OFFERING RESIDENT FAVORITES LIKE A RESORT-STYLE
FAMILY POOL, PICKLEBALL, BOCCE, CORN TOSS, AND SHUFFLEBOARD—AS WELL AS THE CHANCE TO
SAMPLE NEW FLAVORS AND FARE AT THE FOOD TRUCKS—THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT CATTAIL RECREATION
AREA. AND WITH THE MARSH VIEW PITCH N’ PUTT RIGHT
NEXT DOOR, THIS IS AN AREA YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE WONDERFUL
NEW TRAIL SYSTEM CONNECTING US TO IT ALL. WITH TRAILS, TUNNELS, AND BRIDGES, ALL COMPLETE
IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS. FROM THE FENNEY PUTT AND PLAY TO THE MARSH
VIEW PITCH N’ PUTT, OUR GOLF OFFERINGS CONTINUE TO GROW IN BOTH SIZE AND VARIETY. (MUSIC) I’M HERE WITH KEN EZELL, OF CLIFTON, EZELL,
CLIFTON, THE GOLF DESIGNERS HERE IN THE VILLAGES. AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ALL THE NEW GOLF OFFERINGS
COMING THE VILLAGES. KENNY, NICE TO HAVE YOU WITH US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO TELL US ABOUT GOLF IN THE VILLAGES, AND
KIND OF ALL THE NEW THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING DOWN HERE IN FENNEY, DESOTO, AND ELSEWHERE
IN THE COMMUNITY. BEING THE LARGEST COMMUNITY, GOLF COMMUNITY
IN THE WORLD, YOU KNOW, WE’VE KIND OF REFLECTED ON WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NEW THINGS THAT WE
CAN TAKE AND BE ADDING. SO PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COMMUNITY ARE
COMING DOWN TO THE PUTT AND PLAY. THERE’S ADVANCED GOLFERS THAT ARE USING IT
TO IMPROVE THEIR PUTTING, THERE’S THE BEGINNER GOLFERS THAT SEEM TO JUST BE OUT THERE HAVING
FUN, YOU SEE GRANDKIDS ALL OVER THE PLACE. NOW IN THAT SIMILAR MINDSET OF THE PUTT AND
PLAY, I WANT TO JUMP RIGHT INTO THIS IDEA OF THE PITCH AND PUTT. SO MAYBE DESCRIBE, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS A PITCH
AND PUTT? HOW DO YOU PLAY? WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT? THE PITCH AND PUTT IS WALKING ONLY. IT’S NESTLED IN AND AROUND ALL THESE OAK TREES. AND THE YARDAGES RUN FROM ABOUT 45 YARDS TO
110 YARDS MAXIMUM. AND IT’S A THREE CLUB, SO YOU CHOOSE WHICH
THREE CLUBS YOU WANT TO TAKE. OK, ANY THREE CLUBS. NORMALLY YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A WEDGE AND
A PUTTER SO, THE OTHER ONE IS THE ONE THAT YOU NEED TO KIND OF THINK ABOUT. YOU GO OFF AND YOU PLAY NINE HOLES, AND WALK
AND YOU’RE IN AMONGST NATURE, BUT YOU’RE NOT HUSTLE AND BUSTLE. SO WE THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A STEP UP FROM
THE PUTT AND PLAY, INTO THE PITCH AND PUTT. SO AS THE GOLFERS GET MORE AND MORE COMFORTABLE
OR THEY WANT TO WORK ON THEIR SHORT GAME, AFTER THEY GET THROUGH OR BECOME EXPERTS ON
PUTTING, THEN THEY CAN TAKE AND START ON THE PITCH AND PUTT. WHAT OTHER OPPORTUNITIES ARE IN THE WORKS
RIGHT NOW AS FAR AS EXECUTIVE GOES? ONE OF THE NEXT EXECUTIVES CALLED LOWLANDS,
AND IT’S RIGHT NEXT TO THE MARSH VIEW PITCH AND PUTT. WHICH THEY BOTH WILL BE IN AND AROUND THE
CATTAIL RECREATIONAL FACILITY. SO KIND OF A GOLF MECCA RIGHT THERE. IT IS A GOLF MECCA. AND THE NEW THINGS THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT,
WITH THE FOOD TRUCKS, AND ALL OF THE RECREATION AMENITIES THAT ARE THERE, AND THE POTENTIAL
FOR WALKING AREAS IN AND AROUND CATTAIL, IT IS GOING TO BE A REAL HUB. IT’LL BE A CENTER, I THINK. AND LOWLANDS IS KIND OF AN ADVANCEMENT UP. WE HAVE THREE REALLY NICE PAR 4 HOLES ON LOWLANDS. AND KIND OF MEANDERS IN AND AROUND SOME OAK
TREES, IT MEANDERS OVER INTO A LITTLE BIT FURTHER NORTH, AND THEY’VE GOT SOME BEAUTIFUL
CANOPY OAK TREES THAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO SAVE. THE EXCITEMENT IS THE FACT THAT WE GET TO
COME UP AND INTRODUCE THESE NEW IDEAS, THESE NEW THOUGHT PROCESSES, AND AS WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT, GOLF IS THE GAME OF A LIFETIME. SO IF WE CAN INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO THE LIFESTYLE
OF GOLF, WHICH HAS BEEN VERY INSTRUMENTAL INTO THE SUCCESS OF THE VILLAGES AND BROADEN
THAT BASE OUT, AND ADVANCE PEOPLE UP, WHICH I THINK WE’RE DOING NOW WITH THE PUTT AND
PLAY AND THE DIFFERENT EXECUTIVES AND THE PITCH AND PUTT, AND THEN GET INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
GOLF, THAT’S THE EXCITING PART OF IT, IS MAKING IT ALL KIND OF FIT AND WORK, AND HAVE IT WORK
WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT. AND WITH THE EVER-GROWING OPPORTUNITIES IN
GOLF, RECREATION, AND LIFESTYLE, WE’RE ALSO THRILLED TO BE OPENING A BRAND NEW PATIO VILLA
NEIGHBORHOOD. THE CYPRESS PATIO VILLAS ARE THE PERFECT CHOICE
FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR EASY, LOW MAINTENANCE LIVING, WHERE NEIGHBORS ARE MORE LIKE FAMILY. SOME OF THE POPULAR FEATURES RESIDENTS ARE
ALREADY RAVING ABOUT INCLUDE GOLF CAR AND TWO-CAR GARAGES, THREE BEDROOM FLOORPLANS,
AND A VARIETY OF NEW KITCHEN DESIGNS. THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THIS MONTH’S EDITION
OF THE VILLAGES VMAIL! WE’LL SEE YOU AROUND TOWN… LOVIN’ THE LIFESTYLE! (“THE VILLAGES”)

One thought on “April Vmail – New Golf and Recreation in the Village of DeSoto”

  • DeSoto will soon be our new home. We are building across from the Dudley Canine Park, starting in mid June. Absolutely cannot wait! Thanks for the updates on what is going on south of the turnpike!

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