Clubs Face Lawsuits Over Workplace Violations, Noisy Greens Fans

By | January 18, 2018

Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, N.C. has been sued by a former employee of its Men’s Grill and by its current golf shop manager over allegations of discrimination based on disability and age and other violations. Residents who live near The Kansas City Country Club have filed an action against the club over the noise created by the greens fans that are run during especially hot periods to help fight fungus and other turf damage.

USGA to Build Fan Bridge at Shinnecock Hills GC

By | January 11, 2018

The Southampton, N.Y., property will host the 2018 U.S. Open on June 14-17, and the USGA has offered to build a 210-foot long bridge to give fans access to the tournament. When the county built the bridge in 2004, it cost $200,000, but for the 2018 event, construction was budgeted to cost $1.5 million. U.S. […]

Viewer Call-ins On Golf Rules Violations to be Banned Starting Jan. 1

By | December 11, 2017

Golf’s governing bodies will now assign one or more officials to monitor video broadcasts of competitions to help identify possible rules issues. The additional two-stroke penalty for failing to include a penalty on a scorecard when a player was unaware of the infraction will also be eliminated.

Champions GC Steps Up to Host U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

By | November 10, 2017

After Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., was ravaged by Hurricane Irma, the Houston, Texas club stepped in to be the site of the USGA event, which begins November 11. Champions Golf Club sustained 30 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey in August, but the water subsided quickly. When Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida in […]

USGA Postpones Women’s Mid-Amateur at Quail Creek CC

By | September 13, 2017

Heavy rain in August had already affected preparations for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Naples, Fla., property, which was scheduled for October 7-12, but Hurricane Irma ultimately forced the tournament to be postponed. No rescheduled date has yet been established. The first United States Golf Association event in Collier County will have to […]

Omaha CC, Saucon Valley CC Land Senior Opens

By | June 26, 2017

When the 2021 tournament returns to the Nebraska club, which also hosted it in 2013, it will tie the record for fastest return of a Senior Open. The 2022 tournament will be a record third for Saucon Valley CC and will coincide with the Bethlehem, Pa. club’s 100th anniversary.   The United States Golf Association […]