James R. Verdin

James R. (Jim) Verdin, 1936-2018

By | August 14, 2018

The President and CEO of The Verdin Company—the 176-year-old, family-owned, Cincinnati, Ohio-based manufacturer of bell towers, clock towers and carillons—died August 8 after a short illness. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 16, at the Cincinnati church where the company installed its first clock tower in 1842. Life is in the stories, and […]

Detroit GC Gets PGA Tour Stop

By | July 11, 2018

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 […]

Philadelphia Cricket Club to Host 2019 Big Ten Men’s Championships

By | June 15, 2018

The competition will be held on the storied club’s Wissahickon course in April 2019. The conference now has 14 schools in 11 states, and prior to Rutgers University and the University of Maryland joining in 2014, the eastern-most school in the conference was Penn State University, 200 miles west of Philadelphia.   The Big Ten […]

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 […]

Michigan, Arizona Clubs Vie for PGA Events

By | May 9, 2018

Detroit (Mich.) Golf Club intends to ask members to “reaffirm support” to bring a major event to the club, as The PGA Tour and Quicken Loans are expected to finalize an agreement to bring a tournament to the city starting in June 2019. In Tucson, Ariz., a plan to remake the two 18-hole golf courses […]

CC of Bristol (Tenn.) Selects KOVA Golf

By | April 30, 2018

The semi-private property has undergone a series of closings and management and ownership changes in recent years, but will now be under the direction of the Naples, Fla.-based management firm, which plans a series of property-wide enhancements, including a golf course restoration, a new restaurant that will be open to the public, and expansion of the casual outdoor seating area.