Keith Dawkins, who most recently served as Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon, became the organizations’s newest CEO on January 1, following the retirement of Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., who had served in the position since 2008. Dawkins will report to the World Golf Foundation Board and The First Tee Advisory Board. Keith Dawkins, an executive […]
The 51-year-old Carson, Calif. property has seen rounds drop to less than half of those at the county’s higher-performing courses, despite a recent $800,000 investment. Plans will now be pursued to use at least part of the 178-acre site for “a more accessible and diverse recreational facility … [that] could potentially include tennis, soccer and golf facilities, as well as facilities dedicated to after-school youth development.”
Scheduled to open in 2019, the new Payne’s Valley Golf Course, named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, will feature a 19th hole set in a natural cavern system at the Branson, Mo., property. Woods will also design a short course, which property owner Johnny Morris described as “putt-putt on steroids.”
On March 19, five of the company’s venues offered free game play, golf instruction and food-and-beverage amenities, as part of a collaboration with The First Tee and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf that launched a year-round program, through which similar benefits will now be offered to charitable organizations and high-school golf teams.
Dean Graves, certified golf course superintendent of Chevy Chase (Md.) Club, recently rallied area superintendents and businesses to donate the equipment and sand needed to renovate seven bunkers at the short game practice area of the historic Washington, D.C., facility.
In 2016, the company’s major philanthropic effort raised $3,053,312 that will benefit over 100 national and charitable organizations, including Augie’s Quest and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation. The Charity Classic has raised more than $20.3 million since its inception in 2007.