The Joseph S. Garske Collegiate Grants, established in honor of the founder of Par Aide, which continues to sponsor the scholarship program, are awarded to children of club superintendents. Nine grants totaling $12,000 are awarded, based on applicants’ community service, leadership, academic performance and a written essay.
The golf course at the Alpharetta, Ga. property, which is managed as a Billy Casper Signature property, will close from June 1 to late August for a project that will include a conversion of turf from bentgrass to Primo Zoysia, in addition to bunker and irrigation improvements. The club also plans to add a new fleet of golf carts and maintenance equipment and make enhancements to the clubhouse, which will remain open while the golf course is renovated.
On May 15, the Alpharetta, Ga., property unveiled its Cupp Golf Academy and Cupp Executive Par 3 Course, each named for Bob Cupp, who created both amenities prior to his passing almost two years ago. The new additions complete the club’s $3 million driving range and practice facility. On May 15, The Golf Club of…
Blas Huezo of the Lakeside, Calif. club’s staff has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Most Valuable Technician Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, after being nominated by Barona Creek’s Superintendent, Sandy Clark, CGCS. Kurt Lading from Indian Hills Country Club and Trent Manning from Ansley Golf Club were also finalists for 2017 recognition.
Creating a one-stop shop for business and pleasure, more clubs are entering the modern age with dedicated spaces for members’ use of their electronic devices.
The all-star team from Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, Calif., raced out to an early lead in the tournament, held November 19-21 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is the second PGA Junior League National Championship title for a team from Las Positas, which also finished second in 2013.
Eight all-star teams from clubs and facilities in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina have advanced to the finals, which will be held November 5th through 8th at the Walt Disney Resort’s Palm Course in Orlando.
Rounds at the Dye, Fazio and Watson-designed courses at Atlanta National GC, White Columns CC and The Manor Golf & Country Club can be played under a new golf membership being marketed by Sequoia Golf Group LLC, which recently acquired all three clubs in the north Atlanta suburbs, in addition to Polo Golf & Country Club.
As part of a new program, the Phoenix-based golf club manufacturer is citing “Authorized PING Fitters who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom-fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities.” The first list of honorees includes many country clubs and courses from across the country.
There’s nothing casual about how mixed grills are redefining themselves with inventive, upscale cuisine.
Former Troon Golf CEO Hud Hinton is joining Affiniti Golf founders Whitney Crouse and Steve Willy as CEO of the new management firm. Mosaic Clubs & Resorts’ portfolio will initially include five to seven clubs, and will also continue to manage clubs under an Affiniti banner.
The management firm announced the acquisition of three private golf and country clubs in the north Atlanta metro area, a 20-year lease agreement with Old Ranch CC in Seal Beach, Calif., and plans for $4.5 million in capital improvements at the properties.