Brockton, Mass. City Course Tops $1M in Revenues for First Time Ever

By | June 7, 2018

The milestone for the D.W. Field Golf Course marked “the best year in the history of the golf course,” said the city’s Superintendent of Parks, and was due to improved course conditions and hard work by its staff. “D.W. Field is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for golfers on the [Massachusetts] South […]

The First Tee Appoints New CEO

By | January 9, 2018

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 […]

L. A. County Moves to Remake Victoria Golf Course into Rec Center

By | November 22, 2017

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.”

Tiger Woods to Design Public Courses at Big Cedar Lodge

By | April 19, 2017

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.”

‘Topgolf for Good’ Youth Initiative is Launched

By | March 20, 2017

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.

Langston GC Renovates Bunkers Through Donations

By | February 21, 2017

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.