PGA and LPGA member Cathy Harbin purchased the Paris, Texas property on April 4 and has already given the clubhouse a facelift while updating the golf course’s fairways and greens and developing an irrigation system. A grand reopening for the property is scheduled for May 27.
With an upcoming golf course design project at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo., whose news coverage generated more than 1,200 media stories, as well as a $30 million project that will merge the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses in Chicago, Woods’ influence is expanding the game from behind the scenes.
Snell Golf’s online sales model is a cost-efficient and convenient alternative to buying balls through traditional channels, with sales growing by nearly 400% in the company’s second year. The concept could disrupt the classic business model for golf balls.
A new Toro® Multi Pro® 5800 with GeoLink® was delivered for the Virginia Turfgrass Research Classic on May 22 at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Va. The event included a golf tournament to raise funds for turfgrass research, as well as a field day where guests are encouraged to visit turfgrass plots set up by Virginia Tech researchers.
The Trump Organization had been successful in securing reductions for its Miami, Fla. resort property through appeals in each of the previous four years, but was denied in its effort to trim the nearly $1.8 million assessment for 2016. In total, the Trump Organization paid $2.9 million in 2016 property taxes for its South Florida properties.
Pulaski (Va.) Country Club was sold at auction to a local auto auction operator who said he wasn’t sure what his plans might be for the 88-year-old property. The town of Bellaire, Fla. sold Belleview Biltmore GC and its Donald Ross-designed course to Pelican Golf Club, and Nichols College bought the neighboring Dudley Hill GC in Dudley, Mass.