Local Legend: Dave Ragaini

  • Dave Ragaini, Golfweek's Local Legend, poses near a scenic spot on his home course Black Diamond Ranch, in Lecanto, Fla.
  • Dave Ragaini has had many accomplishments behind the mike and with a golf club.
  • Dave  and Nicole Ragaini pose in their music room in the home they share at Black Diamond Ranch. In 1998, Dave and Nicole recorded an album - "Love Looks So Well On You."
  • In the mid-1960s, Dave Ragaini broke into the jingle business, recording more than 4,000 spots for TV, radio and film during a productive 25-year career in New York City.
  • Dave Ragaini still carries a 5.2 index while playing three times per week at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla.
  • Dave Ragaini has performed jingles for such companies as General Motors, Lee Jeans, Salem cigarettes and Miller beer.
  • Dave and Nicole Ragaini share a moment in their music room while being photographed for Golfweek. They have been married 35 years.
  • Dave Ragaini says his singing helped him win the 1971 Westchester Open, by singing upbeat songs to himself on the back nine of play.
  • Dave  and Nicole Ragaini at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Fla. Ragaini says as he nears 70 he just wants to be a better guitarist, a better composer and to wake every morning next to Nicole, whom he still calls "Love."