Pawleys Plantation Among The “Best Of The South”

By | September 1, 2006

Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C., has been judged one of the best meeting facilities in the Southern U.S., Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula for 2006 by readers of Meetings South magazine. The prestigious “Best of the South” awards for 2006 will be published in the magazine’s September issue.

Supplier Briefs

By | September 1, 2006

Jacobsen Sells Commercial Grounds Care Product Lines Textron Inc. recently announced that its Jacobsen business unit has sold its commercial grounds care product lines to Commercial Grounds Care, Inc., an affiliate of Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc., located in Southampton, Pa. The transaction closed on August 18 with undisclosed terms. The sale of the commercial grounds care product […]


People in the News

By | September 1, 2006

Clubs and Resorts Mark Sollenberger has been named Director of Villa Sales and Golf Memberships for The Grand Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif., near San Diego. In his new position, Sollen-berger will also take charge of new memberships for the 380-acre Grand Golf Club, the property’s championship private golf course. Mark Schwantner has been […]


Rain, Rain Go Away

By | September 1, 2006

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Northeast experienced record rainfall this summer. But back in 1950, the United States was in the midst of a drought. To alleviate the problem, the city of New York began conducting “experiments to induce rain artificially” in the Catskills, hoping to replenish the city’s water supply. […]


Seeing Double

By | September 1, 2006

The odds of hitting a hole-in-one are roughly one in 40,000.The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million. Getting a hole-in-one is one of the toughest things to do in golf, but in July, two players made the news by making it look twice as easy. First, […]


NOAA Reports High Number of Lightning Fatalities in July

By | September 1, 2006

During the second half of July, lightning proved particularly deadly across the U.S., say meteorologists with the NOAA National Weather Service. Lightning has killed at least 27 people this year, with more than half of those fatalities occurring since July 15. This is more than double the number of fatalities seen in recent years for […]