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Local Legend: Dave Ragaini

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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 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."

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