The “UTV Mountain Experience” at the 3,200-acre property in Sylacauga, Ala. now gives guests the opportunity to ride utility terrain vehicles on a guided tour to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Guided horseback riding options are also offered for novice and seasoned riders, and a new walking/jogging/bicycle trail has been opened. Pursell Farms in Sylacauga,…
Food demos and presentations by a slate of chefs at the top of the club industry started the first full day of sessions on March 6, with the ever-popular Chef to Chef Live held in the afternoon. Todd Walline, CEC, CCA, of Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo., won the Mystery Basket competition held in the evening, with a Vitamix blender as the prize.
The Chef to Chef Conference is the ideal venue for your chef to gather a season’s worth of ideas in one place, at one time.
Lessons learned from a Master during her apprenticeship at The Greenbrier still serve Andrea Griffith well as she brings dining distinction to another unique resort property, Pursell Farms.
Red Wine-Braised Pork Cheeks with grilled garden vegetables Submitted by Andrea Griffith, Executive Chef, Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Ala. Ingredients 5 lbs. pork cheeks 3 qts. red wine 2 qts. veal stock 4 diced fresh tomatoes 2 diced onions 2 diced carrots 2 diced celery ribs 5 sprigs thyme 5 sprigs parsley 2 ea. bay leaves…
Cinnamon-Infused Chocolate Ganache with pressed peaches and garden mint Submitted by Andrea Griffith, Executive Chef, Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Ala. Ingredients 260 grams 64% chocolate (I prefer Valrhona), melted 600 grams heavy cream, steeped with three cinnamon sticks 90 grams farm-fresh honey 50 grams glucose syrup 2 grams salt 1.5 grams agar 6 grams gelatin, bloomed…
Reviewers for the website that publishes course reviews and ratings “for golfers, by golfers” for clubs that are open to the public combined ratings for food and beverage and the conditions of the overall facility to issue its list for 2015. Yoche Dehe GC in Brooks, Calif., part of the Cache Creek Casino, took the top spot.
The latest collection of stunts by trick-shot artists the Bryan Bros. was filmed at the Alabama course and features amazing shots using basketballs, footballs and baseball gloves, in addition to plenty of golf balls.
After David Van Auken of Bass Lake CC earned a benefit from the Melrose Leadership Academy earlier this year, his son Kurt was one of 20 winners of grants awarded to children of the association’s membership.
A partnership between a “living laboratory” golf course and a leading manufacturer of grounds maintenance equipment is helping more club properties learn to buy with confidence.
To build on new awareness and momentum created by the USGA’s “While We’re Young” campaign, more clubs and courses are devising player-friendly solutions to help support the need for a faster pace of play.
On November 2, the Sylacauga, Ala., club will host an open-to-the-public day of golf with a goal of keeping all rounds at or around 3.5 hours. Guests will be encouraged to play “ready golf” on every shot, maintain pace with the immediate group ahead, keep lost-ball searches to one minute or less, restrict the use of ball markers on the green and more, while the club records the data.
Planned for the weekend of the Alabama-LSU showdown, the event will include a barbecue seminar and supper served during the game.
The St. Louis-based consulting firm will assist with recovery from the recent fire at the Sylacauga, Ala. teaching facility, and also help to develop new programming.