Four competitors faced off in the culinary competition at the 2017 Chef to Chef Conference after a full day of educational sessions at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Todd Walline, CEC, CCA, Executive Chef of Blue Hills Country Club, in Kansas City, Mo., took home the title and a Vitamix Vita-Prep 3 blender.
Terry J. Clark sued Time Inc. a year after it ran an article on its GOLF.com website that referred to the former General Manager of the Kansas City, Mo., property as “Vlad the Impaler.” Clark sought $12 million in damages for defamation and emotional distress, but the judge ruled that the article was “not actionable as a defamatory statement.”
Tom Watson, who developed his own game playing on the former Santa Fe Hills executive course in the city as a youth, says his new “Watson 9” in Maryville, Mo. is being “well-utilized,” especially by junior players. The Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club par-3 has become “more popular recently,” reports General Manager Curt Nelson, thanks in part to a new unlimited-play-pass program.
Food demos and presentations by a slate of chefs at the top of the club industry started the first full day of sessions on March 6, with the ever-popular Chef to Chef Live held in the afternoon. Todd Walline, CEC, CCA, of Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo., won the Mystery Basket competition held in the evening, with a Vitamix blender as the prize.
After songwriter Dennis Lord and his bandmates were subjected to what he felt was uncalled-for treatment while playing an event at an unnamed “snooty” country club in Kansas City, he remained resentful for several years—but then was inspired to write “I’m a member of a country club/Country music is what I love” after driving by another club in Nashville.
The Board of Directors of the club that was founded in 1898 has been authorized to finalize purchase agreement negotations with Great Life Golf Kansas City LLC, which owns several golf and fitness facilities in the Kansas City area, including Staley Farms GC and Drumm Farms GC.