(photo by Eric Poston, The Independent) John DiMascio has helped the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, Ohio launch a new program in sports turf and landscape management. Learning how to maintain the greens and understanding different kinds of turf are a core emphasis of the new course.
The club will host an event sponsored by Quicken Loans in June 2019, with the parties signing a four-year deal to bring professional golf to the Motor City as the PGA released its 2018-2019 schedule. The Detroit Golf Club will be the host for the first PGA Tour tournament to be played inside the Motor…
Members of Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa, received an e-mail on April 15thfrom Concert Golf Chairman Peter Nanula that said his company had entered into discussions with ClubCorp to acquire 16 of Concert’s clubs, including Philmont, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. Nanula and a ClubCorp spokesperson would not comment further when contacted about the message.
The transaction for the management firm’s acquisition by an affiliate of certain investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, was expected to close on or about September 18th after its approval at a special stockholders meeting a day earlier. Upon the closing, stockholders will be entitled to receive $17.12 per share in cash.
The bridge at Firestone CC will be dedicated to Arnold Palmer before the start of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. During the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational next month, Firestone Country Club (Akron) will pay tribute to golf legend, Arnold Palmer, who died in September at the age of 87, by naming the stone bridge on…
Through the all-stock deal with the private-equity firm, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, shareholders will receive $17.12 per share in cash, a premium of about 30.7% over the management firm’s closing stock price on July 7. “With the support of the Apollo funds, we are confident that ClubCorp will be able to continue building on its success,” said Chairman John Beckert.
Notable shifts in one of the industry’s key markets, Scottsdale, Ariz., reflect how club and resort properties must respond to new trends in golf, recreation and leisure.
The event brought an estimated 50,000 visitors to the Ohio city, and many area clubs and courses took steps in advance to try to attract everyone from delegates to private pilots with special promotions and rates. But so far, most properties report, it’s been a pretty typical summer week.
The honor from the National Golf Course Owners Association was bestowed in recognition of the Georgia property’s “long reputation of excellence.”
Members of the 73-year-old Lansing (Ill.) Country Club, where the flamboyant pro golfer and three others were killed in 1966, have decided to seek a buyer, citing declining membership and a dwindling interest in golf. But the club does not expect a sale to go through for a few years, and plans to continue to host weddings and special events for the indefinite future.
Effective October 1, 2014, Don Padgett II will retire from his post at the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., club, with Tom Pashley, current Executive Vice President, named as his successor. Padgett came to Pinehurst as President in 2004 after a 25-year career with ClubCorp, most recently serving as General Manager of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
It took Joey Hines 30 years to play 49 courses in 17 states, and become what is believed to be the only golfer to have completed the unique circuit. Now he seeks to play all courses that have hosted a major.
Industry Hills (Calif.) Golf Club at Pacific Palms has been named the 2010 Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). An open-to-the-public facility east of Los Angeles that includes a membership component, Industry Hills recently completed a $60 million renovation of its two courses (Ike and Babe) and adjoining…