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…
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…
While all other major golf tournaments allow fans to carry their mobile devices, the Augusta, Ga., property strictly prohibits cell phones, allowing their use only in the locker room and media center. The property does provide 24 land-line phones for those who need to place a call.
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.
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.
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.
It’s surprising to learn that the U.S. Open has not had a consistent tradition of Champions Dinners each year. But on Tuesday night, over 30 of the greats who have hoisted the two-handled silver trophy, including Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino, Woods and McIlroy, will gather for an intimate “Reunion Dinner” in one of the Merion clubhouse’s quaint dining rooms.
Of the 45 official-money tournaments, 37 are regular-season events, four are part of the PGA Tour playoffs and four are Fall Series events.
The tradition is getting a fresh look this year with custom-designed golf and utility vehicles helping to support one of the company’s longtime charitable beneficiaries.