Shelby Futch, who founded Scottsdale Golf Group, went undercover as a “secret shopper” before deciding to purchase the Las Vegas facility. Futch’s plans include transforming the billboard on the 10th hole into an electric scoreboard that will display the scorecards and names of the individual golfers when they arrive at the tee.
Already known as the only lighted course in the county and the place where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title, the executive course designed by Ted Robinson and owned by the city of San Diego may now be dramatically reconfigured to help restore lost marshland in Mission Bay. But its closing is also an option for addressing the situation.
Encouraged by adventurous golfers, creative greens chairmen are now scheduling their own takes on reverse or cross-country golf days at their properties, a practice that dates back to The Old Course at St Andrews. “It’s astounding how different the terrain looks when you are coming down the fairway from the other side,” said golfer Mike Mosely at Crestwood Golf Club in Marcy, N.Y. “It’s like a whole other golf course.”
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.
“The Golf Links of Scotland,” an ultra-deluxe, hand-tooled leather-bound tome that surely will be recognized as the ultimate hole-by-hole tour of the venerable Old Course at St. Andrews, as well as a tribute to 18 other top Scottish seaside links, will be published on September 14th. Noted golf photographer and St. Andrews resident, Iain Macfarlane…