Andreone, the oldest member of the PGA of America, died at the age of 107 on October 27 in Sarasota, Fla. He was the long-time golf professional at Pittsburgh’s Edgemont Country Club and a decorated World War II veteran. McRae, 85, died on October 28. He had caddied at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort for 75 years,…
Improvements made over the summer to the Winston-Salem, N.C. club’s Donald Ross-designed course included new Champion ultradwarf Bermuda putting surfaces, whiter sand in bunkers with improved drainage, and a new short-game area with a long, undulating practice green, two bunkers and two generous chipping areas. Tree removal was also done throughout the course. The…
An Urban Land Magazine report details how the golf industry is adapting to more frequent droughts, falling water supply levels, and government restrictions on water use. “Everyone understands water is the greatest challenge we face going into the future,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of the GCSAA.
As the storied western Pennsylvania club wrapped up another successful hosting of the 2016 Championship, the United States Golf Association announced that it will only have to wait nine years for the next one. It was also announced that Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southhampton, N.Y., will host the 2026 U.S. Open.
The 2016 VGA Tour will be comprised of approximately 100 tournaments in four geographic regions, and includes the 2016 VGA Championship to be held November 6-9 at Pinehurst No. 2. The VGA is a national non-profit organization that gives U.S. military veterans the opportunity to enjoy competition and community through golf.
The Southern Pines, N.C., property will convert from its bent grass greens in May and is expected to be complete by mid-July. The conversion is driven in large part by the success enjoyed by neighboring properties.
The Los Angeles Country Club will host its first U.S. Open in 2023, and Pinehurst No. 2 will host its fourth U.S. Open in 2024, alternating the championship between the East and West Coast for at least a seven-year stretch, beginning in 2018.
In honor of the company’s 60th anniversary, one winner and three friends will play a round at their choice of “bucket list” courses on an expenses-paid trip.
The replacement of bentgrass with Champion ultradwarf on the Donald Ross-designed green complexes at the North Carolina resort took just two months after the conclusion of the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.
The Chinese government has begun cracking down on a ban on new courses that was first imposed in 2004, because of concerns about shrinking land and water resources. Five courses in the country were recently demolished or taken over by authorities for conversion to other purposes.
The modified look of Pinehurst No. 2 got some negative reactions, but golf leaders are banking on brown, with increased attention paid to sustainability, minimizing water use, and reducing overall maintenance.
Donald Trump said the “horrible look” of the renovated Pinehurst No. 2 during the U.S. Open would “translate into poor television ratings” and contended that several of his own courses were “far superior.” Reaction included a suggestion that Trump might like Pinehurst better if it had “one of your waterfalls.”
Fairway mowing gives superintendents the opportunity to embrace artistry and aesthetics while using the latest techniques and equipment to create the best product most efficiently.
Ten months after The Mosaic Company unveiled two unique golf courses shaped from an old phosphate mine in central Florida, it’s now preparing to open a 216-room lodge and present the property to the world.
Effective October 1, 2014, Don Padgett II will retire from his post at the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., club, with Tom Pashley, current Executive Vice President, named as his successor. Padgett came to Pinehurst as President in 2004 after a 25-year career with ClubCorp, most recently serving as General Manager of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.