The S.C. Golf Course Owners Association has selected TPC Myrtle Beach as its 2019 course of the year.Criteria for selection include exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community and significant contribution to the game.TPC Myrtle Beach is the site of the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship and also hosted the 2019 NCAA Division I men's regional. The Senior PGA Tour Championship also has been played at TPC Myrtle Beach, which was designed by Tom Fazio and Lanny Wadkins.Wyatt alternate for Women's Mid-AmRachel Wyatt of Charleston earned the second alternate spot during U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur qualifying at the Country Club of Lexington. Emily Rapp of Greenville earned the lone spot up for grabs, beating Heidi Rittenhouse of Smithfield, N.C., in a two-hole playoff after the two posted 6-over-par 78s. Wyatt shot 80. The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur will be played Sept. 14-19 in Flagstaff, … [Read more...] about TPC Myrtle Beach selected SC golf course of the year
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White House The golf-loving president may be at his most natural and carefree on the links, with an array of politicians, celebrities and family members. In June of 2017, Bob Corker extended a golf-club shaped olive branch to an angry President Donald Trump. Corker, then a Tennessee Republican senator, had recently enraged Trump by saying his administration was in a “downward spiral.” Hoping to de-escalate, his aides asked the White House to broker a peacemaking meeting between the men in one of Trump’s most natural habitats: the golf course. Story Continued Below An outing was soon arranged at Trump’s northern Virginia course, where the pair were joined on a warm Sunday by the former star NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and Andrew Giuliani, a public liaison assistant at the White House and the son of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Over an 18-hole, four-and-a-half hour round that featured a clubhouse lunch, Corker and Trump, who sported a red … [Read more...] about Inside Trump’s hidden life on the golf course
Jean Mikle Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 AM EST Feb 12, 2019 TOMS RIVER - The township's public golf course opened to great fanfare nearly 50 years ago. Built on the site of a former dairy farm, Bey Lea Golf Course was designed by renowned golf course architect Hal Purdy. Fifty years later, Bey Lea is still lush and inviting in spring, summer and fall. But the golf course is losing money. Toms River is likely to consider having a private company operate Bey Lea, a step that's been taken by dozens of municipalities and counties nationwide. "It's losing money, and that's not sustainable in the long term," Toms River Council President George E. Wittmann Jr. said. "The number of rounds has gone down. It takes too long to play. People don't really want to spend that time anymore." Toms River lost about $188,000 on golf course operations in 2018 and about $96,000 in 2017, according to figures provided to Wittmann by Sharon Smith, the township's chief financial … [Read more...] about Should Toms River privatize Bey Lea Golf Course?
After years of uncertainty, actions taken by the Lake Bluff Park District will ensure a "must-play" destination for Lake County golfers remains open. Approval this week of a license agreement with GolfVisons Management Inc., means the more than 50-year-old Lake Bluff Golf Club will continue operating and result in $2.1 million in estimated savings for the park district. The five-year renewable pact transfers day-to-day operation and maintenance to GolfVisions, which will assume the risk for potential losses. The resulting savings will be used for other park district needs."We can keep the golf course up and running and it really helps the park district out -- the operating losses were difficult to manage year by year," board President Rob Douglass said. "This just alleviates a lot of pressure."During its history, the course on Route 176 and Green Bay Road has become a self-described "must play" public venue for its upkeep and amenities.But running it presented continuing financial … [Read more...] about New agreement ensures future of 50-year old Lake Bluff Golf Club
Dan McDonald golfballs.com Published 4:36 PM EDT Oct 2, 2018 The oldest golf event in the Acadiana area is also one of the most important for the courses that make up Lafayette’s municipal golf system. The three municipal courses annually combine to host the Lafayette City Championships, which are scheduled for this weekend with rounds on Saturday and Sunday. The three courses rotate to host the event, with Hebert Municipal the site for Saturday’s play and The Wetlands hosting the final round on Sunday. The tournament is hosted by the professionals and staff at The Wetlands, Les Vieux Chenes and Hebert Municipal along with the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department, and Wetlands head professional David Gary said the tournament is a chance to expose the municipal layouts to a larger audience. “This particular event gives us an opportunity to showcase the golf course,” Gary said. “We’ll have some of the better players from the area, so we try … [Read more...] about Upcoming Lafayette City Championships important to local golf