Weekend Best Bets: Turnstiles, Allianz and a Fantasy Foursome

The songs of Billy Joel take center stage at this week's Friday Night Concert Series at Delray Center for the Performing Arts

The songs of Billy Joel take center stage at this week’s Friday Night Concert Series at Delray Center for the Performing Arts


Billy Joel has been in the news lately thanks to a Kennedy Center honor and a string of high profile concerts announced for Madison Square Garden.

The Piano Man might not make it to Delray Beach, but Tony Monaco and Turnstiles are the next best thing and they will be performing free of charge Friday, Jan. 31 at Delray Center for the Performing Arts.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion and will feature the music of the Long Island legend performed by Turnstiles one of the best Billy Joel tribute bands in the land.

Turnstiles features the piano and vocals of Tony Monaco who has been inspired by Joel’s music for much of his life.

Don’t miss this great event.


Some of the world’s best golfers–81 from the Champions Tour to be precise- will be at Boca Raton’s stunning Broken Sound Country Club for the Allianz, Feb. 3-9.

If you love golf, this is a must see event. But even if you are a casual fan, there’s plenty to see and do at the Allianz and you’ll be supporting the community as well.

Among the beneficiaries: Boca Regional Hospital and Junior Achievement of South Florida.

For tournament details, tickets and parking information please visit www.allianzchampionship.com.

Laughs at the Library

Laughs at the Library, a major benefit for the fabulous Delray Beach Public Library takes place, Jan. 31 at the Delray Beach Marriott, 10 N. Ocean Blvd.

The cost is $175 per ticket.

Featuring the non-stop comedy of one of America’s favorite comedians, Dennis Regan, this great event benefits the Delray Beach Public Library. Join Library Board members Becky Walsh & Heidi Sargeant for this creative and casual fun-filled night of comedy, cocktails, and supper by the bite.

For tickets and more information, visit www.delraylibrary.org

The “Fantasy Foursome” comes to Delray

The 2014 Beth Daniel Golf Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11:00 am, at the Delray Beach Golf Club (DBGC), 2200 Highland Avenue.  The clinic will feature a “Fantastic Foursome” of women professionals including World Golf Hall of Fame member Beth Daniel, 2013 Solheim Captain Meg Mallon, 2014 LPGA Q School winner Jaye Marie Green and 2013 Big Break star Stefanie Kenoyer.  The clinic is free and open to the public.

 For 23 years, Daniel, a local resident,  has assembled professional friends and colleagues to present this clinic in cooperation with JCD Sports Group, Inc., managers of the City’s DBGC Municipal course.  Coordinating this event is Sandra Eriksson, former director of golf and current seasonal LPGA teaching professional at DBGC.  “This is arguably one of the absolute best combinations of players we’ve ever had at this event,” says Eriksson.  The event will be mc’d by Annette Thompson, BallenIsles Country Club LPGA Master Teaching Professional.

The “Fantastic Foursome” are South Florida residents and their respective professional careers range from Daniel’s “Rookie of the Year” title in 1979 to Green’s record setting 29 under par score at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament this past December.  All four have experience as USGA Women’s Open participants and Mallon owns the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open title.

Bleacher seating is limited so arrive early.  For more information, contact Sandra Eriksson at (561) 704-6964 or call DBGC at (561) 243-7380.  Note:  During the event, donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Research.

About the “Fantastic Foursome” 

Beth Daniel began playing the game at the age of six.  She is a two-time U.S. Amateur Champion and has collected numerous titles and every award given by the LPGA – many of them multiple times.  In 2000, Daniel was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.  She captained the U.S. Solheim Cup Team to victory in 2009.

Meg Mallon, fresh off her captainship of the 2013 U.S. Solheim Cup, also owns numerous LPGA titles to go along with her 2004 USGA Women’s Open Championship.  Her fourth round score of 65 is the lowest ever recorded for a final round in that event.  Mallon’s numerous LPGA awards are complemented by membership in more than a handful of athletic halls of fame.  As a playing member of eight Solheim Cup teams, she shares the all-time best Solheim scoring average with Juli Inkster.

Jaye Marie Green, at the age of 19, roared onto the 2014 LPGA scene with a 29-under total at this winter’s qualifying tournament.  Her professional experience includes the 2013 season on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour but her amateur record speaks volumes:  Two U.S. Open appearances as an amateur; 2011 Junior Solheim team member; runner-up to Lydia Ko in the U.S. Women’s Amateur; ranked #1 woman amateur in the nation in 2012; and posting a top-50 finish, as an amateur, at the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Stefanie Kenoyer was a familiar face on Golf Channel in 2013, appearing in both “Big Break-Mexico” and “Big Break NFL-Puerto Rico”.  In addition to filming all over the world, Kenoyer competed on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour, recording numerous top ten finishes.  Her competitive history includes two collegiate conference titles; a U.S. Open appearance as an amateur; 8th place in the World Collegiate Championship and multiple “Player of the Year” conference titles.