James Patterson of Sedgefield CC and Cody Middleton of Forsyth CC have advanced along with nine other chefs to compete on June 25 in the next stage of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s third annual event. The chefs will need to prepare high-end plated food and will be judged on presentation, taste and […]
The managers from private and public clubs throughout the country have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 in one or more categories, including General Management, Golf Operations and Teaching & Coaching. The PGA of America announced that 14 PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve […]
McConnell Golf, which purchased the Charlotte, N.C. club in 2016, will present plans to the membership on January 11th. The course project will focus on bunkers, irrigation, transitioning greens to Champion Bermuda and creating new, dramatic looks from the fairways, In the clubhouse, dining areas will be improved, with the bar expanded and relocated to a larger back room.
Last October, Kevin Reinert, a retired Air Force colonel, was severely injured when struck by a hit-and-run driver who had driven onto the Greensboro, N.C., club’s property while attempting to elude police. Seven months later, after Reinert had returned to finally finish his round, he praised his Starmount Forest “family” for helping to save his life and provide needed support during his recovery.
The 27-hole public facility is the second-oldest course in the Raleigh, N.C. area and becomes the first non-private operation in McConnell’s portfolio. Creation of a McConnell Golf Training Center is planned as part of the 10-year lease arrangement.
The purchase of the 27-year-old private club in Charlotte, N.C. brings the Raleigh, N.C.-based ownership company’s total portfolio to 12 properties in the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell says it plans $4 million in improvements at Providence, including new fitness and activity areas and upgrades to the clubhouse and golf course.