After starting a career in psychology, Jared Viarengo let the tug of a lifelong love of golf course work redirect him on a path that led to dual responsibilities as GM/Director of Grounds at Applebrook GC.
Six of the seven head golf professionals in the Linville, N.C. club’s history were honored at a reception as part of the Founders Cup, a weekend-long tournament that pays tribute to the club’s history. “We’ve always tried to make sure the history of Grandfather is told,” said tournament chairman Barry Cook, “[and] the great thing…
The Sandia Park, N.M. property has been acquired from Roger Cox & Associates by the principals in the Manhattan firm of Alvarez & Marsal. The new owners have already informed home and lot owners in the Paa-Ko Communities of their plans to build a 62-room lodge and 18 guest cottages to attract tourists to the state’s top-rated golf course.
In a nod to college basketball’s “March Madness,” PGA Tour pro Zac Blair and “The Fried Egg” website had social-media followers cast votes for “Logo Madness” bracket pairings. Merion GC’s iconic flagstick logo ousted Winged Foot GC’s in the final; other clubs that made the “Final Four” included Pasatiempo GC and Sleepy Hollow GC.
Knowing which desserts will be most popular with members on the pastry buffet is a key part of the process. Dessert tables and pastry buffets are true works of art, and club pastry chefs are applying their sweet eye for design to the layout of these delicious displays. Brittani Brooker, Executive Pastry Chef of Ballantyne Country…
In the latest two episodes of VGM Club’s podcast, Cam Schultz interviews Katie McAllister, Pastry Chef of Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., about pastries, and Jonathan Moosmiller, CMC, about his journey to Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.
The 16 culinary teams featured in Diana DeLucia’s Golf Kitchen demonstrate the level of craftsmanship and artistry in club dining. On November 10, 2016, Golf Kitchen, a 568-page coffee table book featuring recipes, photos, and interviews from the kitchens and fairways of 16 golf destinations worldwide, officially debuted at a Friends of James Beard Benefit…
During the event at the Mamaroneck, N.Y., property, club and resort chefs from across the globe prepared dishes at live action stations to celebrate the launch of the 568-page coffee table book, which features recipes, photos, and interviews from the kitchens and fairways of 16 golf destinations.
Making room for improvement in club kitchens translates to greater productivity and expanded dining options.
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.
A federal judge chose to allow a lawsuit filed against the Mamaroneck, N.Y., club to move forward, denying the defendant’s summary judgment motion. The suit, filed in June 2014, alleges the club has had a decades-long deal to lease the real estate from the holding company for a fraction of its value, and the plaintiffs allege they have been misled about the true value of the shares.
Winged Foot GC has elevated its culinary profile to match the club’s storied golf reputation.
Though many members were initially opposed to a plan to restore the prized golf course at the Mamaroneck, N.Y., property, close attention to detail and concern for historic preservation have yielded a layout that members are “over the moon” about.
His final round 65, the lowest final-round score in the Championship’s 38-year history, earned him $9,000 and a berth in next year’s PGA Professional National Championship. Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek GC finished second.
The Scarsdale, N.Y. club has had a long-running dispute with the owners of an adjacent $3.7 million home who have sued over errant shots falling into their property and recently secured several rulings in their favor. “If we reach a point where clubs have to redo tees and holes [because of similar complaints], it could become a real financial burden,” says one golf industry executive.