Grandfather G&CC Gathers Head Pros for 50-Year Anniversary

By | June 15, 2018

Six of the seven head golf professionals in the Linville, N.C. club’s history were honored at a reception as part of the Founders Cup, a weekend-long tournament that pays tribute to the club’s history. “We’ve always tried to make sure the history of Grandfather is told,” said tournament chairman Barry Cook, “[and] the great thing […]

Greenbrier Classic Renamed; Houston Open Gets Another Five Years

By | June 13, 2018

The July 2-8 tournament, held on the historic Old White TPC Course at the White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., resort, has been rebranded as A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, and will now include a Military Appreciation Day, flyover and week-long benefits for active military and veterans. The PGA Tour also announced that the Houston […]

Club That Was Site of “Champagne” Tony Lema’s Plane Crash Goes Up for Sale

By | January 5, 2015

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.

Ben Hogan Brands Returning to Golf Equipment Business

By | May 9, 2014

After a seven-year absence from the market, Perry Ellis International, which purchased the brands in 2012, has announced plans to restore the Ben Hogan Company through its Eidolon Brands LLC subsidiary and re-introduce Ben Hogan golf clubs in 2015.

Ice Storm Claims Eisenhower Tree at Augusta National

By | February 17, 2014

The 65-foot-high loblolly pine that the former President and club member lobbied to have removed as a permanent impediment to his game when playing the 17th hole was removed after suffering major limb damage that made its recovery impossible, the club said. Damage was extensive at many other courses in the region, and then the week was topped off by a 4.1-magnitude earthquake.