Monday, October 31, 2011

Kilmarlic Golf Club Receives Rave Reviews at ODU/OBX Collegiate Invitational

(OUTER BANKS, N.C.) — Two-time national champion Georgia head coach Chris Haack has taken his Bulldogs to play some of the nation’s most storied courses and traveled to various exotic locales in his 16 years leading the SEC stalwart.

But Haack and members of his 16th ranked squad had never been to the Outer Banks. Per a ringing recommendation from (former Georgia All-American) Nick Cassini who had worked at nearby Scotch Hall Preserve, the five-time SEC Coach of the Year brought his young team to play in the 32nd edition of the ODU/OBX Collegiate Invitational.

“It was a nice change of pace and we really enjoyed ourselves,” Haack said.  “What I especially liked was the laid back and less stressful atmosphere.  Instead of beating balls after each round, we spent that time checking out the Outer Banks, its beaches and famous sites. The one thing that we didn’t do was eat seafood since we ate at the same popular Mexican spot each night.”

Haack’s perspective was further brightened when his Dawgs delivered a four-shot victory over Liberty with a 30-under 834 tournament tally. Georgia notched a trio of top-10 individual finishes from medalist T.J. Mitchell, third-place Keith Mitchell and reigning British Amateur Champion Bryden Macpherson.

“Kilmarlic Golf Club is a tremendous tournament course with a little bit of everything,” Haack said.  “It gets really exciting and rather stressful for a coach on the back nine with three par-5s, a drivable par-4 and trouble left and right on most every hole. Anything could happen with birdies and bogeys lurking on every swing.”  

Long-time Old Dominion head coach Murray Rudisill, who has led the Monarchs golf program for 36 years, echoed those sentiments.

Rudisill relayed that Kilmarlic – a Tom Steele design that played host to the prestigious North Carolina Open in 2004 and 2009 – proved the perfect venue for the country’s top collegiate players for the second straight year. “It has just tremendous par-5s and par-3s,” Rudisill said. “That’s the beauty of the course – great risk-reward. They’ve had two North Carolina Opens (at Kilmarlic) so it challenges the college guys. It’s not a seaside, links-type of course. It’s more of a traditional course. The facilities are beautiful and it’s always in pristine condition.”

To learn more about Kilmarlic Golf Club and the Ultimate Coastal Golf Destination, visit or call 800-916-6244.


Yas Links Abu Dhabi up for Best Course in the Middle East award

(YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) - Yas Links Abu Dhabi (, the UAE's newest and award-winning golf course, is on the cusp of further success after being shortlisted in the prestigious Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2011.

The UAE venue, which recently earned a place in the acclaimed Golf World Top 100 Courses in the World rankings for the first time, has been nominated, along with two other venues, in the Best Course in the Middle East category.

The gala awards ceremony will take place at the Pattaya Exhibition & Convention Hall in Thailand Nov. 2.

Chris White, General Manager of Aldar Properties (Golf Division), developer of Yas Links, said: "We are enormously proud to be shortlisted for another award, and one as important as Best Course in the Asian Golf Monthly Awards."

For Yas Links, already the recipient of a string of high-profile accolades despite having only opened last year, its shortlisting for the annual AGM 'Oscars' is "further acknowledgement of Yas Links' growing status within golf in the Middle East," according to Chris White.

This rise in prominence is highlighted by the various affiliate relationships the Yas Island-based club - whose celebrated championship links course was designed by leading golf course architect Kyle Phillips - has already forged with leading golf organisations and clubs worldwide for the mutual benefit of all parties.

For example, it teamed up with IMG, the global sports, entertainment and media company, earlier this year to support its Prestige service - a reciprocal programme that features a network of more than 30 premier golf properties and partners across the world. The services entitles Yas Links' full members, along with those at participating clubs, to enjoy 'preferred access' status (including special rates, discounts, benefits and privileges) offered by their counterparts and selected IMG Prestige partners.
These golf properties and partners - in established and emerging golf markets such as Australasia, Asia, the Far East and, of course, the Middle East - include Royal Golf Club (Bahrain), La Manga (Spain), Kingsbarns (Scotland), The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs (New Zealand), The Montgomerie Links (Vietnam), Legend Golf & Safari Resort (South Africa) and Lakeview (China).

"Our affiliate reciprocal partnerships forged through the IMG Prestige Service has helped elevate our standing among the world's finest venues, including those in growing golfing destinations such as the Far East, and serves to help achieve our vision of seeing Yas Links sit shoulder to shoulder with the very best," said Chris White.

Spencer Robinson, President (Editorial) of Asian Golf Monthly, said Yas Links fully deserved its place on the shortlist for Best Course: "That a course as young as Yas Links has gained so many admirers from all over the world in such a short span of time is a clear testament to the quality of the facility and the vision of the developers."

He added: "That so many courses in the Middle East received nominations in the 2011 Awards is an indication as to how popular the region is becoming as a golfing destination."

For more information about Yas Links Golf Club, Abu Dhabi please visit

Yas Links' widespread critical acclaim and prestigious accolades include:
- 'Best course in the Middle East' by Golf World contributor and Golf Course Architecture magazine editor, Adam Lawrence
- Placed 5th in a Golf Magazine USA 'Top 10 New International Golf Courses of 2010' ranking
- Ranked 2nd by one of the Middle East's most prominent newspapers, The National, in its Top 10 'professional-level' Golf Courses of the World - just behind the Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland, the historical home of golf
- Yas Links has been referred to as a 'game-changer' for golf in the Middle East, as it takes the entire region to a new level with an exceptional experience and superior quality
- Ranked at No. 1 in the latest Top 10 Courses of the UAE by the region's The National newspaper
- First ever club, less than a year old, to have been decorated with the coveted Best Golf Course and Best Club accolades by Middle East Golfer awards 2011
- Crowned Best Sporting Club in Abu Dhabi at the 2011 Best in Abu Dhabi Awards hosted by Ahlan!, the region's biggest-selling celebrity weekly
- Declared World Top 100 Courses in to the influential Golf World rankings for 2011


Get Distance Back with Cleveland Golf's New CG Black Line

(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) - Cleveland Golf announces the new CG Black product line, which is engineered for players seeking maximum distance and forgiveness. Every CG Black club has been designed for players who have lost some yardage and swing speed and are looking to get their distance back.

The CG Black driver weighs in at only 265 grams, which makes it the lightest driver on the market to help players generate measurable increases in swing speed and distance with the same swing effort. The advanced aerodynamics found in the driver's Speed Crown Design - an innovative, teardrop-inspired crown profile - maximize distance by reducing drag at all angles of airflow during the swing. MaxCOR2Variable Face Thickness Technology reduces face weight and increases trampoline effect on off-center hits, meaning higher ball speed and more distance on off-center hits. Plus, a high-density weight screw at the rear of the sole plate positions the center of gravity lower and deeper to promote a high, draw-biased trajectory with optimal launch conditions for effortless distance. The CG Black driver also features a Miyazaki C. Kua 39 Limited Edition graphite shaft - from the worldwide leader in ultralite graphite shaft technology - as well as a lightweight Golf Pride Tour 25 grip, a combination that decreases overall club weight for faster swing speed. MAP price: $399.99.

The CG Black fairway wood is one of the lightest fairway woods on the market, helping players produce measurable increases in swing speed and distance with the same swing effort. The advanced aerodynamics of Speed Crown Design - an innovative, teardrop-inspired crown profile - also maximize distance by reducing drag at all angles of airflow during the swing. A high-density weight screw at the rear of the sole plate positions the center of gravity lower and deeper to promote a high, draw-biased trajectory with optimal launch conditions for effortless distance. The CG Black fairway wood also features a Miyazaki C. Kua 39 Limited Edition graphite shaft and a lightweight Golf Pride Tour 25 grip, a combination that decreases overall club weight for faster swing speed. MAP price: $229.99.

CG Black irons and CG Black wedges feature a multi-material construction that incorporates a thin, high-strength Ti face, which helps generate maximum C.O.R. for increased ball speed and added distance. Plus, their larger face area means an increased sweet spot for more forgiveness on off-center hits. CG Black irons and wedges feature Deep Undercut technology, which positions the center of gravity lower and deeper in the clubhead to optimize launch angle, spin and playability. CG Black irons and wedges also include the option of Miyazaki C. Kua Limited Edition graphite shafts, which help produce faster swing speed for more distance and accuracy. Every CG Black iron and wedge features Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milled technology to help maximize spin in accordance with USGA regulations. The CG Black irons' MAP price is either $999.99 (set of 7, graphite) or $899.99 (set of 7, steel). The CG Black wedge carries a MAP price of $139.99 (steel shaft) and $149.99 (graphite shaft).

Cleveland Golf's CG Black products will begin shipping to retail locations by Nov. 25. For more information on Cleveland Golf/Srixon and their products, visit and


Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Old American Announces Opening of the Carriage House

Building blends territorial design, modern amenities

(THE COLONY, Tex.) - The Old American Golf Club - a GOLF Magazine and Golfweek "Best New" selection in 2010 - today announces the opening of The Carriage House, serving as a check-in location and social venue for golfers.

The Carriage House blends territorial design and modern amenities to create a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. The building was modeled after clubhouses from the 'Golden Age' of golf course architecture (1911-1937), the time period that inspired The Old American's layout.

"Stepping into The Carriage House feels like you're visiting an old friend," says Geraldine Doran, director of sales. "It's a place golfers can feel comfortable hanging out, having a drink and exchanging good-natured banter."

The Old American's new cart fleet is stored at The Carriage House. All carts are equipped with Visage GPS, providing golfers with precise yardages as they navigate the course. Golfers can place custom food and beverage orders through the GPS and have them delivered directly to their cart.

Since opening in September, The Old American has garnered an impressive list of accolades, including being the only Metroplex course in Golfweek's top 10 "Best Courses You Can Play" in Texas and "Best New" from GOLF Magazine, LINKS Magazine, Golfweek and AVID Golfer.

For more information: (972) 370-4653,


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Inn At Harbour Town Named Among "Best In The World" By Conde Nast

The Sea Pines Resort award-winning hotel voted 'Top 150' in 2011 Reader's Choice Awards

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) - The Inn at Harbour Town - the award-winning 60-room boutique hotel at The Sea Pines Resort - has been named to Conde Nast Traveler's prestigious "Top 150" list.

The destination jewel of Hilton Head Island ranked No. 52 in the annual survey based on the magazine's 15th annual "Reader's Choice Survey" sifted from more than 8 million votes cast for hospitality excellence. With its "bucket list" golf courses, elegant Inn at Harbour Town accommodations and multitude of family activities, The Sea Pines Resort perennially is in the highest echelons of honors bestowed upon resort properties.

"Conde Nast is one of the most respected and recognized names in world travel," says John Munro, director of hospitality, sales and marketing. "The reader's choice ranking is a tremendous honor and validation of our world-class service, high-caliber golf and exceptional selection of accommodations."

While outstanding golf is its focal point, The Sea Pines Resort additionally features an array of top-notch amenities. Its racquet club boasts 23 clay courts and is ranked as one of the best in the U.S. Five miles of sweeping Atlantic beaches offer everything from sea-kayaking to fishing to wave runners. The enchanted 605-acre Forest Preserve is ideal for hiking and horseback riding.

The coveted Lowcountry destination is also one of the premier business meeting and conference centers in the U.S. Accommodations range from ocean-side villa retreats, luxuriously appointed Inn at Harbour Town guestrooms and beachfront homes. For more information:, 866.561.8802.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Dormie Club Honored Again

Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore design near Pinehurst, N.C., ranked as one of the best new golf courses in the country by Golfweek magazine.

PINEHURST, N.C — It has been described as “Bandon Trails East.” One golf writer said it represents “the soul of golf.”

Dormie Club, located just minutes north of the historic Village of Pinehurst, was tapped No. 3 in the United States in Golfweek’s “Best New Courses,” in the magazine’s Oct. 28 issue.

Dormie is the highest ranked of three North Carolina courses honored by Golfweek, and the only southeast course ranked among the Top 5. Joining the Tar Heel State’s noteworthy trio of layouts are acclaimed courses from 16 additional states, including Oregon’s Old Macdonald Course at No. 1 and Oklahoma’s The Patriot at No. 2.

Recognizing courses that opened for play in 2010-2011, this year’s Golfweek’s Best New Courses list highlights the top 25 new layouts.

“What’s remarkable in an era of slow industry growth is how many new markets are open to golf course development,” said Bradley S. Klein, national director of the Golfweek’s Best Courses ratings program.

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Dormie’s highly regarded golf course architectural team, have given the United States a stunning new golf masterpiece. After completing Dormie as their historic mark in the “Home of American Golf,” Coore-Crenshaw began their restoration of the Pinehurst Resort’s storied No. 2 course, which in 2014 will make history once again when it plays host to the Men’s and Women’s United States Open Championships in back-to-back weeks.

At Dormie Club, Coore-Crenshaw created a new treasure of American golf by incorporating a wide variety of old-school design features such as reachable par-4s, wind tunnels, a 241-yard reverse Redan par-3, as well as an impressive collection of natural-looking green complexes and bunkers that are remarkably varied in size and shape. Designed for walking, the spectacular golf course site encompasses over 300 acres that feature 100-foot elevation changes, two natural lakes, and mature forests of hardwood and pine. There will be no housing or artificial roadways within this large golf sanctuary.

Dormie Club currently accepts a limited number of reservations from visitors that wish to experience pure golf pleasure. Despite the downturn in the economy, Dormie remains an invitation-only private club with various membership categories including National and Junior.

“Dormie will most assuredly make the next set of Top 100 golf courses in the country lists, and may well be named the Top New Course of 2011,” wrote Larry Olmsted on “What the Dormie Club manages is to muster a classic feel and ambiance, the soul of golf, with a routing that is anything but old fashioned. It feels old fashioned … and the many bunkers are raw and ragged and filled with brown sand and look like they were just gouged out of the earth. It has an unfinished, old-school feel, but it is very much finished (except for a 10-hole practice course they will be building). There are lots of doglegs, some real elevation changes, and enough water to make your heart skip a beat or two, all decidedly ‘unclassic’ touches.”

“Call it ‘Bandon Trails East’ if you’d like, and it wouldn’t be too far off,” wrote “All-natural Dormie Club plays somewhat similar to the Coore-Crenshaw Pacific Northwest gem, with tall pines lining wide fairways bordered by sandy waste areas. Dormie Club, at just less than 7,000 yards and a 140 slope, should play a little longer and more challenging. Those who like the non-residential, wide-open feel of Pinehurst No. 8 will feel right at home at Dormie Club. As long as this course books (non-member) tee times, good players will want to factor it into their must-play list, along with Pinehurst Resort’s 2, 4 and 8, Pine Needles and Tobacco Road, among others.”

To produce the Golfweek’s Best New Courses list, an expert team of more than 675 evaluators rated each layout on the basis of 10 criteria, including routing, conditioning, variety and memorability of holes. The result is an average of scores, which then dictates a course’s overall ranking. Visit to view the complete list of Golfweek’s Best New Courses.

For information about Dormie Club, call 910-215-4587 or visit


Country Music Star Darius Rucker to Headline Charity Concert at Annika and Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

(Destin, Fla.) - Country music performer Darius Rucker will headline a charity concert May 13, 2012 as an exciting finale to the inaugural ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the North Park lawn at the beautiful Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. General admission tickets will go on sale through the event website, Dec.1 at 10 a.m. EST.

Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, is now topping the county music charts as a solo artist. His 2008 release, Learn To Live album produced three consecutive No. 1 singles and Top 5 smash, "History In The Making." Rucker's success in the country music format was recognized at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards when he received the Top New Artist title and again with ACM, Teen Choice, and AMA Award nominations. Rucker is currently riding high with the release of his sophomore country album, Charleston, SC 1966 which has produced two No. 1's "Come Back Song" and "This" a well as the current single, "I Got Nothin'."

Rucker just announced that he will be joining Grammy award winning trio Lady Antebellum on the second leg of the Own The Night 2012 World Tour, which will kick off in Tulsa, Okla. in late January and will run through June 2012.

The inaugural ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will take place May 12-13, 2012. Hall of fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, along with her celebrity friends and famous athletes, will join in an amazing weekend filled with golf, social events and fine dining. All proceeds from the weekend will go to the ANNIKA Foundation to fund the implementation of SPARK - the leading physical education program for children in schools - in elementary schools in Northwest Florida and across the state.

The concert will be held at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, the award-winning shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on Northwest Florida's beaches. In addition to the Sunday night concert, the weekend's events will include a cocktail reception featuring ANNIKA wines and dinner party with Annika, celebrities and sports personalities May 12 and a SPARK demonstration, Annika-led golf clinic, celebrity golf tournament and VIP reception prior to the concert on Sunday.

For more information, please contact Monark Events at 850-728-9476. Beginning Nov. 1, the event website,, will have full event information and weekly updates.


Mississippi To Host PGA Tour's True South Classic At Annandale Golf Club In July

(JACKSON, Mississippi) - The PGA TOUR will continue its rich history with the state of Mississippi next year when the newly named True South Classic is played at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, July 16-22, as part of the chase for the FedEx Cup.

The new name is derived from the Mississippi slogan, "Find Your True South." The True South Classic will be sponsored by a consortium of companies. The event first came to Mississippi back in 1968 as the Magnolia Classic. It has also been named the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic and, most recently, the Viking Classic.

In addition, the PGA's Champions Tour also makes a regular stop in the Magnolia State. For the third straight year, the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic will be held at highly acclaimed Fallen Oak - an amenity of Beau Rivage Casino Resort in Biloxi - on March 19-25, 2012.

"Mississippi is honored to once again partner with the PGA TOUR in 2012," said Mississippi Development Authority Director of Tourism Mary Beth Wilkerson. "Hosting events like the True South Classic and the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is a fantastic way to showcase our great state and all it has to offer to golf fans from across the world."

The total purse for the True South Classic will be $3.7 million and it is scheduled to be televised worldwide on Golf Channel. Annandale Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus design that has received high praise from players, caddies and media since it began hosting the event in 1994.

Chris Kirk won the first-place check worth $640,000 in 2011. Other former winners at Annandale include the current No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, Luke Donald, as well as Fred Funk, Bill Haas and local favorite Heath Slocum.

For information on special stay-and-play package deals to Mississippi visit or call toll-free 1-866-801-8551 to receive a free Golf Travel Guide and suggested play-and-stay itineraries.


Salish Cliffs Golf Club (Shelton, Wash.) Named Best U.S. Course to Open in 2011

Newest Amenity of Little Creek Casino Resort Ranks No. 8 Overall in ‘Golfweek’s Best 2011: Best New Courses’ Ranking

(SHELTON, WA) – The brand-new Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort – located a short drive from Olympia and Seattle – is the nation’s top course to open in 2011, and No. 8 overall, according to “Golfweek’s Best 2011: Best New Courses” ranking, released today.

Salish Cliffs, a Gene Bates design that opened to the public on Sept. 16, was chosen by Golfweek’s nationwide team of course raters. The elite ranking is reserved for courses that debuted in 2010 or 2011. Not only was Salish Cliffs the top-ranked layout to open this year, but it was just one of two Pacific Northwest courses on the list, along with OId Macdonald in Bandon, Ore., which was No. 1 on the list. The ranking can be viewed online and in Golfweek’s Oct. 28 issue.

“We have known all along Salish Cliffs is a special course, one we hope golfers will rate among North America’s finest,” said Head Professional David Kass, PGA. “It’s a great honor that, less than six weeks after opening to the public, we’ve already received national recognition from Golfweek.”

Salish Cliffs has received national acclaim for its stunning beauty and clever design since opening. It has also received praise for its reasonable rates and was included on’s list of the “12 Best Value Courses in the U.S.”

The par-72, 7,269-yard championship course provides an intimate setting with 16 of 18 holes encircled by lush forestry. The course is friendly to players of all levels thanks to five sets of tees and offers stunning scenery with 360-degree views of Kamilche Valley. The black “tips” received a rating/slope of 75.4/137 from the USGA while the 5,313-yard forward tees come in with a 70.7 rating and 125 slope.

Public rates through Oct. 31 are $69 (Monday-Thursday) and $79 (Friday-Sunday) for 18 holes and $40 and $50, respectively, for nine, including green fees and cart (but not applicable tax). MVP Player’s Card Holders will pay $64 (Monday-Thursday) and $74 (Friday-Sunday). Twilight rates, which begin at 3 p.m., are $40 (Monday-Thursday) and $50 (Friday-Sunday).

Tee times can be booked with a major credit card up to 10 days in advance at Advanced tee-time booking up to 60 days in advance is available for those with confirmed Little Creek Casino Resort hotel reservations by calling the golf shop at 360.462.3673.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tour Fit for Golf Amateur Program Comes to a Close at Urban Golf Kensington

(London, England) - Urban Golf Kensington will host the final checkpoint for the Tour Fit for Golf Amateur Program, a six-month golf and fitness program supported by European Tour Performance Institute, aboutGolf and

Two randomly selected amateurs have received world-class instruction from top European Tour coaches, assessments using world-class aboutGolf technology and access to a unique golf training methodology from Tour Fit for Golf.

The program has taken them to exquisite European golf venues, including Celtic Manor, The London Club, and Foxhills. At each venue, amateurs Nick Blunt and Chris Hughman have endured physical and golf assessments from Rob Hillman, Physio Unit Director at European Tour, and Jean-Jacques Rivet, Sports Biomechanics Consultant to European Tour.

aboutGolf's ball and club tracking technology, as well as its aG Balance Pro and aG Flix weight transfer analysis and swing video systems, have tracked the development and improvement of each participant.

As the largest indoor golf venue in the U.K., Urban Golf Kensington opened its doors in March 2010 and features seven aboutGolf Simulators, a coaching suite, two practice greens, a cocktail bar, and large HD screens and a seating area.


SKLZ Introduces New Golf Training Packages

(CARLSBAD, CA) - SKLZ, the industry leader in athletic performance and sports skill development products, announced that it has introduced new golf training packages to its online store located at Two of the new packages include the Golf Fitness Package and Golf Accuracy Package.

"We've created a variety of training packages that make it easy for golfers to focus on improvement in specific areas of their game," said Greg Shoman, vice president of marketing, SKLZ. "From swing mechanics to golf fitness, these packages allow golfers to purchase a collection of training aids that work well together."

The SKLZ Golf Fitness Package includes five tools to improve core strength, rotational velocity, stability and balance, all key elements for a solid golf swing. A Medicine Ball, Lateral Resistor, Recoil 360°, Balanz Board, and Stability Ball are all included. Pricing for this package varies based on size of Stability Ball and weight of the Medicine Ball. All options save $20 off individual product retail pricing, with free ground shipping available.

The SKLZ Golf Accuracy Package has all the tools golfers need to hit the fairways and get close to the pin. The Refiner Pro Graphite Driver hinged club gives instant feedback on swing tempo and swing plane. The Slice Eliminator removes the over-the-top move that causes slices in the golf swing. The Smart Glove training glove keeps the forward wrist straight at impact and prevents casting. The Practice Pod Pro alignment aid keeps the golf stance square and in line at the range. This package is $189.99 and saves $25 off individual retail pricing with a free ground shipping option available. (The Refiner Pro Graphite is available for right-handers only.)

Each SKLZ golf training package focuses on a specific area of the game. In addition to the Golf Fitness Package and the Golf Accuracy Package, SKLZ offers a Golf Power Package, a Tempo & Timing Package, and a Golf Home Training Kit. According to Shoman, "These packages represent complete solutions and great value for golfers who are committed to training effectively and efficiently."

All SKLZ Golf Training Packages can be ordered online at The website features a Product Support Center which offers a direct link to instructional videos about how to use each product, assembly videos showing how to put each product together, and product instructions which explain how to put the product together and use it.


Feel Golf Introduces the "SG" 2012 line of Wedges & Irons

(Sanford, Fla.) - Feel Golf Company announced that the company is introducing a new line of wedges and irons with square grooves ("SG") for the upcoming 2012 season.

The "SG" line and other new product lines will be unveiled at the 2012 PGA show in booth number 2300.

Lee Miller, Feel Golf's CEO stated, "Our new "SG" line has authentic old time square grooves and are non conforming in accordance with the new 2010 groove rule. In a survey of recreational players with handicaps from 9 to 28, most overwhelmingly stated, "We are not Tour players, and this game is hard enough without making it more difficult for us!"

We realized with the 2010 groove rules intended to decrease ball spin; there would be a significant decrease in the short game ability for recreational players - especially from the rough and bunkers.

Feel Golf will offer both conforming and non conforming wedges and irons beginning in Jan 2012 to meet customer's wishes. The square groove club line is identified with the logo "SG" on each club."

"After expanding our product line with the acquisition of Pro Line Sports, we feel it necessary to look for additional ongoing opportunities, this said, our aggressive approach will allow us to continue our increased sales momentum while adapting to our customer's new mind set."

Feel Golf, well known for producing some of the best feeling wedges in the golf industry for the past 25 years - designed by Lee Miller and other leading PGA Professionals - blend inherent playing technology into a new line of wedges and irons called, "SG."

"Feel Golf will continue to make conforming wedges and irons such as the major breakthrough we had last year with the new "Lee Miller Signature" wedge design - improving the feel and performance of our wedges after 20 years.

Therefore, to minimize the loss of ball spin and control for the recreational golfer with the new groove ruling, Feel Golf made significant changes to its business model by adding the "SG" line of non-conforming irons and wedges and reinstate most of the spin lost with the new groove ruling.

Ultimately, the company believes the smaller grooves hurt the typical recreational player far more than the Tour player. It always strives to maximize performance and feel and that's a key benefit to its end customer, the recreational golfer.


Are They Good Enough? To Make The Cut!

MLB, NHL and NFL stars will pair with Canadian Tour pros for the Desert Dunes Classic presented by Riviera Hotel Nov. 3-6

(PALM SPRINGS, Calif.) - Desert Dunes Golf Club will host a collection of celebrities and professional athletes at the 2nd annual Desert Dunes Classic Presented by Riviera Hotel. The Desert Dunes Classic presented by Riviera Hotel is a 72-hole, full-field tournament and the only Canadian Professional Golf Tour stop in the Coachella Valley - runs November 3-6.

NFL hall-of Famers Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk and Marcus Allen former Major League standouts Ozzie Smith, Mickey Tettleton, Garry Templeton, Rick Rhoden, Mark Bellhorn, Jermaine Dye and Vince Coleman; NHL legends Grant Fuhr and Marty McSorley, have confirmed their participation to compete in the Desert Dunes Classic under sponsors' exemptions to find out how they stack up against a strong field of international hopefuls including PGA Tour four-time winner and current Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay. Also returning is defending champion, and one of golf's rising young stars - Adam Hadwin (4th in the RBC Canadian Open and top 40 U.S Open)

The celebrities will also participate in the Pro-Am scheduled for November 1.

Members of the public interested in competing in the Desert Dunes Classic Pro-Am or purchasing tickets are encouraged to contact Bill Harned at (760) 251-5730 or


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Faldo Golf Institute Launches New

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - The acclaimed Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott today announced the launch of the new website.  One of the nation’s leading golf schools, Faldo Golf Institute was created by legendary Six-Time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo and offers locations at Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort, in Palm Desert, Calif.

For golfers seeking information on instructional programs, junior programs, special offers & promotions, instructional tips and more, serves as a one-stop golf instructional solution.  The new-look is easy to navigate and features rich content highlighted by an assortment of instructional videos & tips starring Sir Nick Faldo himself.  The new video content also includes behind the scenes footage of Sir Nick interacting with his team of certified instructors, and exclusive videos of Sir Nick discussing personal topics that contributed to his success as a world-class player and a leading television golf analyst.

“The new-look website is a fun tool for the golfer,” said Sir Nick. “There are instructional tips and golfing anecdotes to engage and entertain golfers of all skill levels.”

At, golfers can also learn more about the team of Faldo certified instructors; get an in-depth look at the two distinctive locations and learn about the renowned Clubfitter’s WorkshopTM.

“We are thrilled with the new website, and are confident that golfers will enjoy the enhanced, while learning more about Sir Nick, our instructional programs and our team of certified instructors,” said Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf.


On Top of the World with Titleist

Donald and Tseng lead Titleist golf ball loyalists to seven-win week

(Fairhaven, MA) - Unprecedented success continued around the globe for Titleist golf ball players, led by Pro V1x loyalists Luke Donald and Yani Tseng. Donald advanced his position as World No. 1 by capturing the Children's Miracle Network Classic, and securing the PGA Tour's prestigious season-ending money title in the process. Tseng, the world's top-ranked women's player and home country favorite this week, earned her 10th worldwide victory of the season at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. K.J. Choi captured the inaugural CJ Invitational on the Asian Tour, an event he hosted in his native South Korea, while Toru Taniguchi won his 17th career Japan Golf Tour title. Additional victories on the Australasian, Nationwide and South African Tours increased the 2011 Titleist golf ball win count to 153, more than six times the nearest competitor with 23.

PGA TOUR: Luke Donald put an exclamation point on the finest season of his career, coming from five shots behind in his victory. He closed with an 8-under 64 en route to a 17-under 271 victory total, two strokes clear of his nearest competitor ... The victory marks the second PGA Tour win of the year for Donald, who also won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average (68.86) ... Donald edged Titleist Brand Ambassador Webb Simpson (Pro V1x, 909D3 driver, 910F fairway metals, 910H hybrid, 680 irons, Vokey TVD sand and lob wedges) for the money title ... Simpson, who also enjoyed the finest year of his PGA Tour career, finished runner-up in the FedEx Cup standings, money list and Vardon Trophy race ... Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 91 players, seven times the nearest competitor with 13 ... Titleist also was first in iron sets (32); sand, lob and approach wedges (106); and putters (50), and second in drivers (30); fairway metals (31); and hybrids (T-26).

LPGA: Yani Tseng closed with a six-under 66 for a five-shot victory over Pro V1 loyalists Azahara Munoz and Amy Yang. Tseng finished at 16-under 272 for her seventh LPGA Tour victory this year, which includes two major championships. She has 12 victories in four seasons on the LPGA Tour ... Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 61 players, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 8.

ASIAN/KOREAN TOURS: K.J. Choi (Pro V1) captured the inaugural CJ Invitational, closing with a five-under 67 en route to a 17-under 271 victory total ... Choi overcame a three-shot deficit at the start of the day ... Titleist Brand Ambassador Seung-yul Noh of South Korea (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910Fd fairway metal, New MB prototype irons, Vokey Design pitching, sand and lob wedges, Scotty Cameron California Del Mar putter) closed with consecutive six-under par 66's to finish solo 2nd, two shots behind Choi ... Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 76 players, more than four times the nearest competitor with 17 ... Eight of the 12 players who finished among the top 10 and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success ... Titleist also was first in hybrids (35); iron sets (32); and sand, lob and approach wedges (107), and was second in drivers (25); and putters (25).
JAPAN: Toru Taniguchi (Pro V1x) closed with a six-under 65 to win the Bridgestone Open by five shots over four players, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Michio Matsumura (Pro V1x, 910D3 driver, 910H hybrid, New AP2 prototype irons, Vokey Design gap and lob wedges) ... Taniguchi, who also won the event in 2004, finished at 15-under 169 ... The win is the first of the season for Taniguchi, and the 17th of his JGTO career ... Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 42 players.

NATIONWIDE: Gavin Coles (Pro V1x) birdied two of the final three holes to capture the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open by one shot over Jonas Blixt (Pro V1x) ... It marked the fifth career Nationwide Tour title for Coles, while it was Blixt's third runner-up finish this year ... Coles won with a six-under 274 total, the highest winning score on the Nationwide Tour since 2008 ... The win also assured him a promotion to the 2012 PGA Tour, having started the week 45th on the money list and vaulting to 15th ... Blixt improved to 5th on the money list with his seventh top-10 finish of the season ... The top 25 on the season-ending money list earn PGA Tour cards for next year ... Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 102 players, more than six times the nearest competitor with 16 ... Titleist also was first in iron sets (44); sand, lob and approach wedges (145); and putters (58), and second in drivers (45); and fairway metals (44).

SOUTH AFRICAN: Titleist Pro V1x loyalist Darren Fichardt (Pro V1x) won the Sunshine Tour's Suncoast Classic by a six-shot margin, firing a final round four-under 68 en route to a 13-under, 203 victory total ... Ulrich van den Berg claimed solo 2nd, while Alex Haindl, Allan Versfeld and Warren Abery shared 3rd place, another shot back ... Each of the top five finishers relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x for their success. ... Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the event with 89 players (76%), nearly four times the nearest competitor with 23.

AUSTRALASIAN: Michael Wright (Pro V1x) birdied the final hole to win the Western Australian PGA Championship by one shot over Terry Pilkadaris (Pro V1) ... Wright topped a leaderboard that included 10 Titleist golf ball loyalists among the 11 players who finished in the top 10 and ties ... Seventy-two percent of the field (95 players) relied upon Titleist golf balls at the event, nearly four times the nearest competitor with 25.


Ogio Unveils Spring 2012 Golf Apparel Collection

New collection for men showcases Ogio's combination of the latest fashion trends fused with performance materials and designs

(SALT LAKE CITY) - OGIO, the designer of innovative and uniquely styled golf bags and accessories, today announced its new apparel line, set to debut in limited distribution at specialty golf retail locations nationwide in Spring 2012. The innovative collection, which combines high-end fashion with performance fabrics for the first time, highlights the brand's affinity for cutting edge style on and off the golf course.

"OGIO has built a reputation for combining breakthrough innovation with cutting edge style," said Dan Jelinek, global vice president, strategic development, OGIO. "As we embarked on the brand's progression into distinctively unique golf apparel, we set out to redefine the category by creating a lifestyle collection that could be worn with confidence on the course, on the town or in the board room."

OGIO's first ever golf apparel collection for men consists of more than 30 unique designs. Polos are available in 14 distinctive styles enhanced with performance and mechanical stretch fabric, UV protection, moisture and bacterial control and intelligently designed anti-roll collars. In addition the collection includes pants and shorts offering OGIO-exclusive prints and features such as articulated seams for better range of motion and gel gripper waistbands. The fashionable golf collection is rounded out with a variety of outerwear options that feature distinctive styling with performance attributes such as mechanical stretch fabric, wind and water resistance and unparalleled comfort.

"Inspired by OGIO's unique design, coupled with tremendous amounts of research on leading global fashion brands and performance trends, we are proud to introduce an intelligently designed, exclusive collection infused with performance, comfort and game changing style," said Tony Palma, CEO, OGIO.

In tandem with OGIO's already comprehensive golf and travel bag arsenal, golfers will now be able to utilize OGIO as the definitive source for all their golfing needs.

OGIO golf apparel will be available at specialty golf stores and resorts in February 2012.

For more information about OGIO, visit


Studio Golf Indoor Teaching and Golf Facility Holds Grand Opening & Media Tours: Featuring aboutGolf Technology

(SPRING, TX) - Studio Golf invites guests to its Grand Opening Nov. 1 to experience the world-class technology of its aboutGolf PGA TOUR Simulators. Media are also invited to contact the facility to schedule tours and interviews.

Studio Golf, which features three aboutGolf PGA TOUR Simulators, is staffed by two renowned golf professionals who utilize the simulators in personalized instruction for golfers of every skill level, from the novice to the fellow professional.

"At Studio Golf, your dream is our drive," says Murdoch McEwan, Director of Golf, Studio Golf, and a Qualified Professional with the British PGA. "Our ability to offer instruction with progressive technology allows golfers to maximize their potential and enjoy the game."

In addition to tailoring lessons, the SimSurround simulator, which features three screens to offer a more than 150 degree experience, will be open to individuals and businesses looking to book rounds for events, meetings or general gatherings.

"Partnering with Studio Golf provides an opportunity for us to work with professionals utilizing a unique business model perfectly suited to the golf community of southeastern Texas," says Bob Ryan, Chairman and CEO, aboutGolf. "Studio Golf's mission closely aligns with aboutGolf's goal of providing state-of-the-art technology to enhance and improve the game for golfers at every level."

Operated by Alan Hubbard, CEO, Studio Golf, the facility has a "house bar/coffee house" atmosphere where golfers learn their own styles, rather than the "cookie-cutter" swings and stances often promoted in other facilities. Additionally, students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through development of golf course and short game management.

Studio Golf is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lessons and tee times can be booked at or by calling 281-298-5445. Individuals may also visit the website for additional information.

Media wishing to schedule a tour of Studio Golf's new facility and/or interview are invited to contact Hubbard at 843-424-3695.

Foursomes: Studio Golf, LLC
Located at 525 Sawdust Road
Spring, Texas


Complimentary Golf for Winter Guests at CordeValle

(SAN MARTIN, Calif.) - The “ultimate golf enticement” is available this winter at CordeValle, a Rosewood Resort.  All guests receive complimentary rounds at the award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course, as well as a 30-minute golf clinic with a member of the CordeValle PGA Professional teaching staff, also compliments of the resort.

Beginning Nov. 29 and continuing through the month of January 2012, CordeValle will waive all green fees for overnight guests, while the golf course undergoes a seasonal turfgrass reconditioning and aerification program.  There is no cart fee, but applicable fees for a forecaddie (one per group), or personal caddie still apply.

“We appreciate the high expectations our guests have when playing the golf course,” said Michael Marion, the Director of Golf at CordeValle.  “This is an opportunity for golfers to tune up their game, while we tune up the golf course.  It should be a good experience for everyone.”

Room rates for the Complimentary Golf Package begin at $345 (single occupancy) and $395 (double occupancy), with breakfast included daily.

Recently ranked among the best destinations in the world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine and winner at the 2011 World Travel Awards as “North America’s Leading Luxury Resort,” CordeValle also has established itself as Silicon Valley’s home to championship golf competition.  Besides hosting the PGA Tour, CordeValle was the site for the 2011 PGA Cup, a prestigious international competition of club professionals from the USA against a team from Great Britain & Ireland, and the course also hosts the annual Gifford Invitational, a premier men’s collegiate event, each fall season.

The 2011 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards for the “Best in the World” travel experiences placed CordeValle at No. 51 on the World list and at No. 4 on the United States list.  (And of note, CordeValle also just happens to be the No. 1 resort in Northern California on both lists.)  Earlier this month in Jamaica, at the World Travel Awards – considered the “Oscars” of the industry – CordeValle was one of only six resorts nominated, also the only one in Northern California.

Situated along the inland foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains between San Jose and the Monterey Peninsula, CordeValle offers country club charm, with 45 expansive rooms that create a secluded sanctuary, designed into the harmony of the natural mountainside landscape, overlooking the golf course and rolling hills.

Guests at CordeValle can augment their visit with access to the facilities and amenities at the resort, including the intimate CordeValle Tennis Club, swimming pool and Sense Spa.  Dining options include Il Vigneto’s Italian cuisine with contemporary California flair, the Lion’s Peak Grill, with relaxing indoor and outdoor patio seating, and the popular One Iron Bar.

Also available is a taste of California’s famed wine country, with a working winery and vineyard located right on property.

For more information about CordeValle vacation packages and to reserve guest accommodations, call 408/695-4562 or visit


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Annika Foundation Awarded Grant from Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

The ANNIKA Foundation, Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam's charitable organization, was awarded a $50,000 grant from The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation to further its mission to teach children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition, and offer aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.

One of Central Florida's most recognized and respected organizations, the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation provides funding for important programs focusing on education, arts, health and human services for many needy individuals, families and organizations in Central Florida.

"We are very thankful to The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation for this funding," said Annika. "I appreciate that they see the value in our many programs and our expanding presence in the Central Florida community."

The grant will fund the development of several ANNIKA Foundation initiatives, including the Nine Healthy Habits, ANNIKA Junior Day and professional development.

"We are very happy to welcome the ANNIKA Foundation to our long list of Central Florida charitable organizations," said David Odahowski, President and CEO of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. "We're excited to support Annika's passion for teaching young children life lessons through golf with the new Nine Healthy Habits program and ANNIKA Junior Day."

Nine Healthy Habits is a unique children's program being developed in partnership with The First Tee that focuses on promoting health and wellness through golf at over 200 The First Tee chapters and in 4,200 schools around the country. The Nine Healthy Habits teach life-long lessons broken down into nine pillars that children can easily remember and understand. They include energy, play, safety, vision, mind, family, friends, school and community.

ANNIKA Junior Day is an annual initiative of the ANNIKA Foundation that promotes junior golf to underserved children. The event was created in memory of Holly Baxter, a loving mother and golfer who died of brain cancer in 2007. Holly's family asked that an event be created to promote junior golf to underserved children. The day includes a golf clinic led by Annika and skills stations for children to learn about the fundamentals of putting, chipping, swing and fitness. Past participants include children from the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association OMYGA and the Boys and Girls Club.


Kaenon Polarized Introduces 2011 Anniversary Collection

Celebrating 10 years of Kaenon with new, hand-painted sunglass styles

(Newport Beach, CA) - Kaenon Polarized, the Newport Beach-based Lifestyle and Luxury Performance sunglass brand, announces the launch of its 2011 Anniversary Collection, in celebration of reaching its 10 year milestone as a company. The Anniversary Collection is available in November, online and through Kaenon's authorized dealer network.

"To achieve 10 years of ongoing success, launching a new brand from scratch while enduring major macro-economic down cycles, has been nothing short of amazing," says Steve Rosenberg, company co-founder and CEO. "Led by a burning commitment to innovation, premium quality and world-class customer service from a wonderful team are just a few of the elements that have made Kaenon Polarized a very special brand, product and team to be a part of during the past 10 years. We expect the next 10 to be even more satisfying."

A generous cross-section of the existing Luxury, Lifestyle and Kore Performance lines, every piece in the Anniversary Collection expresses hallmark Kaenon traits including Italian hand-painted craftsmanship, comfort and performance fit, and the optically superior SR-91 polarized lens.

Eight, uniquely Kaenon styles are included in this celebratory release and, as a tribute to the past decade, are being introduced in unique, hand-painted color combinations including:

Hard Kore JM10 G12/C12
Soft Kore Matte Black G12/C12
Burnet Black/Crystal Clear G12
Delite Tortoise n' Cream C12
Gauge Pinstripe G12
Squeeze Tortoise C12
Eden Honeysuckle C12
Trade Matte Tobacco C12

These new additions to the already popular line of Luxury, Lifestyle and Kore Performance sunglasses offer brand loyalists even more stylistic options, fitting seamlessly into all areas of their active lifestyles. The Anniversary Collection expresses the quality, style and attention to detail for which Kaenon has become known over the past decade.

"My brother and I launched Kaenon Polarized 10 years ago to fulfill a simple mission," says Darren Rosenberg, co-founder and COO. "We were not satisfied with existing sunglasses, so we developed proprietary polarized lenses and housed them in frame styles and color treatments that we wanted to wear. Today we are proud to show a collection of over 30 frame styles designed in Newport Beach and hand-painted in Italy. Kaenon has always been about premium quality and a strong desire to never compromise. A keen focus on such core values continues to guide our vision as we grow the Kaenon brand into its second decade."

Kaenon Polarized has become the leader in superior polarized lens technology in the premium sunglass market by introducing an entirely new polarized lens material, SR-91. This proprietary material is standard in all pieces and is the only polarized lens that combines superior optical clarity, impact-protection and glare reduction all in one ultra-lightweight lens. Kaenon SR-91 polarized lenses are available in a variety of lens tints and Light Transmission Levels.

The brand has also revolutionized premium prescription lens processing by pioneering the use of computer-aided design, known as "free-form" technology, in 8-base wrapped polarized lenses. Unlike other sunglass brands, Kaenon prescription lenses are available in every frame in the company's broad collection of sunglasses for both men and women.

For more information visit the official Kaenon Polarized website,


DATREK Offers Three-Piece Travel Set

Travel Cover with Wheels, Duffle Bag and Shoe Bag

(RICHMOND, Va.) -  Golfers with winter and spring travel plans will want to take advantage of Datrek’s exceptional offer – a three-piece travel set that includes a golf travel cover with wheels, a duffle bag and a shoe bag for just under $100. The TS-3 set will be in stores for the upcoming holiday season.

“This is a great value for golfers who like to travel and take their clubs along,” said Doug Anderson, director of product, Dynamic Brands. “All three pieces are made of 600 denier polyester, which is ideal for traveling because it is lightweight and very durable. In addition, each travel accessory has ample storage for essentials and more. Our customers really like this package and will be carrying it in their stores this upcoming holiday season.”

The TS-3 Three-Piece Travel Set Highlights:

Golf Travel Cover with Wheels
* Made of lightweight, durable 600 denier polyester
* Deluxe in-line skate wheels provide smooth rolling action
* Extra thick padded top and sides for maximum club protection
* Lockable, full wrap-around main zipper allows for easy packing and unpacking
* Extra large carry handle provides balance and comfort
* Molded lift handle on bottom
* Internal compression straps to stabilize bag during travel
* Oversized dual zippered shoe and accessory pocket
* Fits 48-inch driver and 10-inch cart bag

Duffle Bag
* Lightweight, durable 600 denier polyester
* Large main compartment with double zipper and two external zippered pockets
* Removable and adjustable shoulder strap
* Dimensions 11 x 10 x 19

Shoe Bag
* Lightweight, durable 600 denier polyester
* Large padded and ventilated shoe compartment
* Fits up to size 14 shoe

The TS-3 will be available Nov. 15.  The three-piece set comes in black and will be sold through golf shops and golf specialty stores for a suggested retail of $99.95.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sergio Garcia Wins Castello Masters Playing R11 Driver, Wearing New adidas Golf TOUR360 ATV Footwear

Garcia Matches Third Largest Margin of Victory in European Tour History with 72-hole total of 257

(Carlsbad, Calif.) – TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff Professional Sergio Garcia returned to his native Spain and the course where he was Club Champion at the age of 12 to win the Castello Masters in dominating fashion. Wielding his R11 driver and Tour Preferred MB Irons, Garcia fired rounds of 67-63-64-63 to finish 11-strokes better than the competition – the third largest margin of victory in European Tour history.

Garcia also wore adidas Golf apparel and the all new TOUR360 ATV footwear en route to clinching his 14th International victory. With the win at Club de Campo del Mediterráneo, Garcia moved back into the top-35 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

TaylorMade drivers have been used in 48 victories worldwide this year; more than any other brand.

What’s in Garcia’s Bag:
R11 driver 9*
Burner SuperFast 2.0 fairway 15*
Burner SuperFast 2.0 fairway 19*
Tour Preferred MB irons (3-PW)
TP xFT ZTP wedges (50*, 58*)
Penta TP golf ball
adidas golf apparel
adidas Golf TOUR360 ATV footwear

· Garcia won the Castello Masters for the second time playing R11 driver, wearing new adidas Golf TOUR360 ATV footwear
· Garcia also won the Castello Masters in 2008
· Garcia’s victory marks the 48th worldwide driver win for TaylorMade Golf; more than any other brand.


Tierra Rejada - 'The Golf Course That Cares' Announces Community Outreach Program

Innovative operation to grant monthly donation to community service organizations; another step in making golf relevant to more players and society

(VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) - With a series of innovations designed to make golf more enjoyable to more players and instill the game's positive values in youth, Tierra Rejada Golf Club in Moorpark, Calif. is now making a pair of monthly donations to local and regional community service organizations, including those committed to civil service, disease prevention research, youth athletics and other charities. On Nov. 1, "The Golf Course That Cares" will designate the recipients of its first two grants,

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties and the Ventura County Sheriff's Foundation. In early December, each will receive a monetary donation.

"With our new Community Outreach Program, this means that every round of golf played on our course helps a good cause," said Ted Kruger, developer and co-owner of Tierra Rejada. "The economy has been rough on everyone, and especially for those service organizations that are the community's glue. Since many get by on shoestring or shrinking budgets, we believe our grants can be leveraged into projects and services with great impact."

Among the pool of potential beneficiaries are the Friends of Oak Park Schools, the Ventura Unified School District, Ventura County Fire Department, Westlake Village Meals on Wheels, the Moorpark City Library, the City of Hope, Ventura County Special Olympics and various Boys and Girls Clubs. Added Kruger: "This program is our small way of making golf more relevant to the surrounding community."

For the Good of the Game

Tierra Rejada's Community Outreach initiative follows two other programs that are meant to help the sport forge stronger and more meaningful connections with golfers and society as a whole. The first was "The Players Course," launched to make golf take less time and be more fun, especially for beginning and older players. The second program, called Tierra Rejada Advanced Players Program or TRAPP, uses the club's operations to teach decision-making skills to a select group of student-athletes, imparting lessons about golf and life.

"The Players Course"

Designed to appeal to recreational, senior and young players learning the game, the 5,600-yard "Players Course" is essentially a shortened version of the challenging Championship layout designed by noted architect Bob Cupp. Strategically placed tee boxes and wide landing areas take the forced carries out of play, while a liberal set of local rules speed up the game. Tierra Rejada was the first golf club in a major U.S. market to offer this type of alternative.

"We want to do our part to keep people in the game, and to encourage others to take up the game for the first time," added Kruger. "We already offer unparalleled customer service, great food and a spectacular setting. With 'The Players Course' we offer something that people will want to return to over and over, and at a great value."

For an annual fee of $135, golfers can join "The Players Club," which allows members to play "The Players Course" with a $49 greens fee, with cart included, Monday through Friday, and an $80 greens fee, with cart, on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. There is also twilight fee of $60 for weekend and holiday play.

TRAPP - Building the Community's Future Decision Makers

Tierra Rejada also started an invitation-only program for junior student-athletes, called the Tierra Rejada Advanced Players Program or TRAPP. In exchange for access to the course, TRAPP members must work alongside Tierra Rejada employees on the day-to-day tasks of running a golf course, working in the pro shop, on the driving range or with a grounds crew. What's more, to test and sharpen their course-management and decision-making skills, members are also required to complete what's known as "The Players Course Challenge."

Before they're allowed to play from longer Tierra Rejada tees, TRAPP participants must register a cumulative 50 under par on "The Players Course," no matter how long it may take. Then, the TRAPP players will graduate to the tournament tees, where again they must register a cumulative 50 under par before moving back to the championship tees. Much like earning a new belt color in martial arts, the achievement instills a sense of pride in reaching that goal.

As "The Golf Course That Cares," Tierra Rejada is nestled in the foothills of eastern Ventura County, in the Tierra Rejada Valley and at the mid-point between three cities - Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark - at the Tierra Rejada exit of the 23 Freeway. The club features the finest grass practice range in the area, a pitching green surrounded by sand bunkers and two top-rate practice greens for chipping and putting. TJ's Grille, the club restaurant and bar, presents first-class food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere where dining can be enjoyed inside by the warmth of a stone fireplace or on the outside patio with a spectacular view of the 10th hole, 18th green and the Reagan Presidential Library. With its picturesque setting, Tierra Rejada is frequently selected as a location for the filming of golf television commercials.

For more information and to reserve a tee time, call (805) 531-9300 or visit


Dawgs Golf Footwear Selected for New Mexico State U. Intercollegiate Tournament

(Las Vegas) - Dawgs Golf (, a superior line of advanced-technology super-lightweight golf footwear, was selected for distribution as tee prizes at Price's "Give 'Em Five" Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, played Oct. 10-12 at the New Mexico State University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. A pair of Dawgs "Z" sandals was given as a tee prize to every competitor and coach at the women's intercollegiate tournament.

"We are pleased that participants in this intercollegiate event are enjoying the ultra comfort and style of Dawgs footwear," said Steve Mann, founder, president and CEO of Dawgs Golf.

The New Mexico State U. Aggies finished seventh in the tournament, which was won by Baylor U. with a score of 860, just one stroke ahead of Western Athletic Conference competitor Idaho. Other teams participating in the tournament were the U. of North Texas; Colorado State U.; California State U. - Long Beach; U. of Texas - El Paso; Mississippi State U.; U. of California - Irvine; Southern Methodist U.; U. of Cincinnati; Boise State U.; Seattle U.; U. of Central Arkansas; and Utah Valley U.

"We selected the Dawgs "Z" sandal as the tee prize for the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate Golf Tournament because we felt that when you come off the course after playing 18 or 36 holes, it would be nice to change into something comfortable and easily carried in your back pack or golf bag," said Paul Brilliant, PGA, head women's golf coach at New Mexico State U. "Our field consisted of teams from all over, and the unanimous response was, 'Wow...something we can use all the time.'

"With the variety of Dawgs footwear styles available, as well as a wide range of colors and a great price point, Dawgs make a wonderful gift that all will appreciate."


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Canadian Rockies Golf Tops Year with Golf Digest Resort Awards

(ALBERTA, CANADA) - Two member properties of the Canadian Rockies Golf Consortia ( have scored high marks in Golf Digest's Top 75 Golf Resorts biennial list, which appears in the November 2011 edition, currently on news stands.

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge entered the leading golf publication's list for the first time, garnering the 27th spot in North America. The Fairmont Banff Springs returned to the list from the 2009 rankings, claiming the 24th spot among all U.S. and Canadian golf properties.

"We're obviously thrilled that American golfers know we deliver an exceptional golf vacation experience," said Alan Carter, director of golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. "Golfing in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park always offers an unforgettable round, and word continues to spread that the Canadian Rockies is a must-see destination."

The award is the latest top golf-and-travel-industry honors received by Canadian Rockies Golf, a collection of seven golf courses and resorts in Alberta's western region - the most storied and recognized group of golf courses in Canada.

They consist of the two Fairmont properties in Banff and Jasper, Kananaskis Country Golf Course's Mt.Kidd and Mt. Lorette layouts, and three courses in Canmore - Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, Silvertip Resort and Canmore Golf & Curling Club. Together, the group offers golf-and-adventure packages to the leading destination through

Other awards given to Canadian Rockies Golf properties in 2011 include:

ScoreGolf: Best Public Courses in Alberta: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (1), The Fairmont Banff Springs (2), Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club (3), Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd (5), Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Lorette (6), Silvertip Resort (13)

Golfweek: Best Canadian Golf Courses: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (3 - Classic Courses), The Fairmont Banff Springs (10 - Classic Courses), Kananaskis Country Golf Course - Mt. Kidd (28 - Modern Courses)

National Geographic: Top Environmental Courses: Silvertip Resort

Rocky Mountain News: Best of the Bow - Best Golf Course: Canmore Golf & Curling Club

Conde Nast Traveler: Reader's Choice - Canada's Top 20 Resorts: The Fairmont Banff Springs (11), The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (20)

The announcement comes at the end of a notable 2011 golf season, celebrating 100 years of golf in the destination with The Fairmont Banff Springs.

Canadian Rockies Golf is currently offering early-bird internet discounts on its golf and adventure packages, including the popular Pins and Fins golf and fly-fishing excursion and The Fairmont Classic golf package, through December 2011 via


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gary Player Visits Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort In Honduras

On October 19, global golf icon and leading course designer Gary Player visited Gary Player Design's first project in Honduras, Los Micos Beach & Golf Resort. The Black Knight joined José Gutierrez the General Manager of DTBT, the developer of the resort, and project investors from Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula for the festivities.

Los Micos is located near Tela Bay on the stunning northern coast of Honduras. It is a multi-faceted project that will feature 5-star hotels, recreation, boating, water sports and sightseeing tours in addition to 18-holes of championship golf. Tela Bay is an environmentally sensitive area supporting a wide array of wildlife, a large variety of trees and plants, and over 350 species of birds. The Honduran government has made environmentally friendly building and design a major part of the Los Micos project and has focused on preserving the natural characteristics of the land.

"Los Micos is a wonderful site and I was really looking forward to seeing how the course is progressing. The naturally occurring sand dunes have added a unique element to the design and construction of the course and the azure colouring of the Caribbean Sea is a beautiful contrast against the dunes and land," said Gary Player.

"I'm not sure how many people are aware of just how beautiful Honduras is and the scope of the Los Micos development. This is going to be one of those places that people start talking about the minute they arrive and we are pleased to be part of this fantastic project," he added.

"We feel very proud to have Gary Player Design as the firm responsible for the development of our golf course, and also extremely excited to receive such an important figure like Gary Player in Honduras. We think he will be just as pleased as we are with the progress of the course," said José Antonio Gutiérrez, general manager of Desarrollo Turístico Bahía de Tela.

"Honduras is another emerging tourist destination where Gary Player and Gary Player Design hope to influence the growth of golf and its contribution to tourism. We have been engaged in Los Micos for quite some time, and we are very pleased that construction has commenced. Senior Designer Jeff Lawrence is visiting the site frequently and accompanied Mr. Player on this trip to review his design input," Scott Ferrell, President of Gary Player Design commented.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Golf Channel makes additional programming investments to keep golf in the headlines through balance of year

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - Continuing the huge momentum it has gained in 2011, Golf Channel is making sure the golf season is far from over. Established stars like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are still in the mix and are drawing record number of fans at tournaments in exotic locales around the world.

Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy – members of the so-called “Young Guns” – are making headlines, while dramatic playoff victories seem to happen every week.

Golf Channel has made significant programming investments to supplement an already stout fall tournament schedule to make its fourth quarter of programming star-studded and the strongest in its history.

As golf becomes more of a global game and international players regularly make headlines in the U.S., Golf Channel’s tournament lineup represents an array of international stars playing in tournaments from North America to Asia.

The cable network also in December will roll out a golfer’s dream week of instructional programming from golfing legends Nick Faldo, Johnny Miller and Raymond Floyd during “7 Nights at the Academy.”
Although the PGA TOUR domestic schedule concludes this week, it’s just the beginning of an exciting roster of top tournaments to close out the year.

CIMB Asia Pacific Classic (PGA TOUR)
Dates: Oct. 26-29
Venue: The MINES Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Field: Camilo Villegas, Tommy Gainey, Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker, Stewart Cink*, Ben Crane, David Duval*, Angel Cabrera*

World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions
Dates: Nov. 2-5
Venue: Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
Notes: All four 2011 major championship winners will be in the field, in addition to World No. 1 Luke Donald.
The Field: Rory McIlroy (U.S. Open)*, Keegan Bradley (PGA Championship)*, Charl Schwartzel (Masters)*, Darren Clarke (British Open)*, Martin Kaymer*, Luke Donald, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, K.J. Choi

Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light (LPGA Tour)
Dates: Nov. 10-13
Venue: Guadalajara Country Club, Guadalajara, Mexico
Notes: 36 of the best female players in the world will compete.
The Field: World No. 1 Yani Tseng*, Cristie Kerr*, Suzann Pettersen*, Paula Creamer*, Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel*, Karrie Webb*, Jiyai Shin*

Emirates Australian Open (PGA Tour of Australasia)
Dates: Nov. 9-12
Venue: The Lakes Golf Club, Sydney, Australia
Notes: Most of the players competing in The Presidents Cup the following week will be competing in this tournament, as well, including team captains Fred Couples and Greg Norman.
The Field: Tiger Woods*, Adam Scott, Greg Norman*, Fred Couples*, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Geoff Olgilvy*

Barclays Singapore Open (European Tour)
Dates: Nov. 10-13
Venue: Tanjong Course, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
The Field: Phil Mickelson*, Ernie Els*, K.J. Choi

The Presidents Cup (PGA TOUR)
Dates: Nov. 16-19
Venue: Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia
Notes: A team of the best from the United States takes on a team of International players in this biennial match-play competition.
The Field:
USA – Captain Fred Couples
Tiger Woods*, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson*, Bubba Watson, David Toms*, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk*, Bill Haas
International – Captain Greg Norman
Jason Day, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel*, K.J. Choi, Kyung-tae Kim, Retief Goosen*, Geoff Olgilvy*, Ernie Els*, Y.E. Yang*, Ryo Ishakawa, Aaron Baddeley, Robert Allenby

CME Group Titleholders (LPGA Tour)
Dates: Nov. 17-20
Venue: Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando, Florida
Notes: Season-ending tournament with a unique field comprising of three qualifiers from every tournament on the 2011 LPGA Tour schedule. 16-year-old sensation Lexi Thompson will be competing.
The Field: Yani Tseng*, Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer*, Brittany Lincicome*, Cristie Kerr*, Stacy Lewis*, Lexi Thompson

Omega Mission Hills World Cup (PGA TOUR)
Dates: Nov. 23-26
Venue: Mission Hills Golf Club, Hainan Island, China
The Field: Martin Kaymer*, Rory McIlroy*, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell*, Charl Schwartzel*, Louis Oosthuizen*, Ian Poulter, Gary Woodland

Australian PGA Championship (PGA Tour Australasia)
Dates: Nov. 24-27
Venue: Hyatt Regency Coolum, Queensland, Australia
The Field: Greg Norman*, Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Darren Clarke*, Geoff Olgilvy*, Aaron Baddeley

Chevron World Challenge (PGA TOUR)
Dates: Dec. 1-4
Venue: Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The Field: Tiger Woods*, Keegan Bradley*, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney, Keegan Bradley*, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, K.J. Choi, David Toms*, Paul Casey, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk*, Brandt Snedeker

Dubai World Championship (Season-Ending Event on European Tour)
Dates: Dec. 8-11
Venue: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Field: Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy*, Charl Schwartzel*, Martin Kaymer*, Lee Westwood*, Darren Clarke*, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ian Poulter, Matteo Manassero, Graeme McDowell*, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen*, Retief Goosen* and Paul Casey.

Franklin Templeton Shootout (hosted by Greg Norman)
Dates: Dec. 9-11
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.
The Field: Keegan Bradley*, Stewart Cink*, Rickie Fowler, Fred Funk*, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Anthony Kim, Greg Norman*, Nick Price*, Kenny Perry, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker and Jhonattan Vegas

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Season-Ending Event on Ladies European Tour)
Dates: Dec. 14-17
Venue: Emirates Golf Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Field: Michelle Wie, Caroline Hedwall

JBWere Masters (PGA Tour of Australasia)
Dates: Dec. 14-17
Venue: Victoria Golf Club, Victoria, Australia
The Field: Geoff Ogilvy*, Robert Allenby, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Stuart Appleby, Matteo Manassero

Thailand Golf Championship (Season-Ending Event on Asian Tour)
Dates: Dec. 14-17
Venue: Amata Spring Country Club, Bangkok, Thailand
The Field: Rory McIlroy*, Darren Clarke*, Lee Westwood*, Ryo Ishikawa

Recent Additions to the 2011 Tournament Schedule: Emirates Australian Open, Australian PGA Championship, Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, JBWere Masters and Thailand Golf Championship

*Major Championship Winner


adidas Golf Introduces FASHION PERFORMANCE Apparel Line

New Fashionable Looks with Bright Colors and Bold Patters for Modern Style on the Golf Course

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) – adidas Golf, known for  technology-infused, game-enhancing apparel and footwear, is launching an entirely new apparel line aimed at expressing individual style called FASHION PERFORMANCE.

Featuring bold colors and unique patterns, FASHION PERFORMANCE combines tour-proven performance technologies with contemporary, fashion-forward styling. Vibrant color combinations make for a dynamic, confident look with each piece offering a tailored, comfortable fit without sacrificing performance.

“FASHION PERFORMANCE means so much to adidas Golf because it allows a specific segment of golfer to benefit from performance while staying true to their personality on course,” said Tiss Dahan, Sr. Director of Global Apparel. “Uniting adidas Golf’s renowned CLIMA technology allows us to deliver key performance benefits, optimal fit and comfort in the training tops and bottoms while allowing Fashion Performance players the welcome opportunity to express their individual style.”

The line debuts in a variety of uniquely-detailed designs for both men and women, and includes color blocked polos, fashion bottoms, training tops and stylish sweaters made to match and amplify personal style.

adidas Golf Tour Staff professional Jason Day will wear FASHION PERFORMANCE apparel on Tour starting in 2012. “I love the strong, confident colors. It really looks unbelievable; these guys killed it! I think this is going to go a long way,” said Day. “I can’t wait to start wearing it – I’d love to take it with me right now! I think adidas Golf has the best product out there and I am really excited to be a part of this – it makes me want to go out and work harder.”

For the first time, adidas Golf has created a line meant to transition off the course as lifestyle-wear uniquely designed to express individuality, with each piece being easily identifiable as Fashion Performance by its striking combination of patterns, color, modern design and the new, modernized logo.

Introduced in 1999, the adidas Golf logo represents performance, athleticism and an attitude that welcomes challenges on the golf course.  The new FASHION PERFORMANCE identification mark, characterized by the adidas name linked with the flag brand mark, symbolizes the stylish, contemporary and tour-proven performance of this exciting new apparel line. The various logos play an important role in representing the strength of adidas Golf’s performance collections and now the addition of a line emphasizing contemporary fashion.

FASHION PERFORMANCE apparel will be available in the U.S. Nov. 1 and worldwide Feb. 1, 2012.  Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices range from $50-$80 for various pieces in the collection.


'Arnold Palmer Day' celebrated on Hilton Head at Wexford Plantation Grand Reopening

Palmer returns to island with design team to unveil stylish renovation of the Wexford Plantation golf course; Mayor proclaims Oct. 20 a day to remember

(HILTON HEAD, SC) — Hilton Head Island Mayor Drew Laughlin has ordered an Arnold Palmer.

Mayor Laughlin proclaimed October 20, 2011 “Arnold Palmer Day” on Hilton Head in conjunction with Palmer’s return to the island for the grand reopening of the Wexford Plantation golf course.

“Our town and community are committed to excellence in all that we do,” said Mayor Laughlin, “and nothing exemplifies this better than Arnold Palmer and Wexford’s new golf course.”

Thursday morning, Palmer landed on the island aboard his Cessna Citation, accompanied by members of his design team, and following a tour of the new Wexford golf course that now bears his name, struck a ceremonial tee shot and entertained during a lunch and media event.

Palmer first made his mark on Hilton Head in 1969, when he captured the PGA TOUR’s inaugural Heritage Classic on then brand-new Harbour Town Golf Links — his victory lending invaluable credibility to a tournament, a golf course and an entire island.

Now, Arnold Palmer Design Company (APDC) has added to his legacy on the island again by putting its signature stamp on the Wexford Plantation golf course. In this dynamic pairing, Palmer and his team brought their design style to a unique and elegant, 525-acre golf, yachting and tennis community in the heart of Hilton Head’s bustling south end.

The 18-hole Wexford course was originally designed by Willard C. Byrd and opened in 1983. Wexford celebrated its first 25 years in the spring of 2008 and recently spent $3.9 million renovating its comfortably elegant, traditionally Coastal-style clubhouse strategically located facing Broad Creek’s Marshlands and Wexford’s picturesque private marina isolated by one of only three lock systems on the east coast of the United States. The club shut down its golf course for renovation in April and has now reopened as an Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

The new design winds through a magnificent display of stately southern residences within the plantation and is brilliantly blended with the natural setting to provide a meticulously maintained journey through tall, majestic Oaks and stately Pines, over intimate ponds and next to expansive Coastal Marshland to offer a unique but special experience.

Following the APDC renovation, each hole at Wexford now presents a distinctive look, challenge, or strategy in the form of risk and reward situations, heroic shots, preferred angles of approach or delicate plays that require thought, imagination and a deft touch. Width may be friend or foe depending on the slopes and angles between a golfer and their target.

APDC also renovated the Wexford driving range and golf practice area, mirroring the renovation of the golf course by adding enhanced tee space and target greens, while also improving visibility.

APDC has developed a worldwide reputation for designing golf courses that are unique and special. The firm is known for using the natural beauty of the land making each golf course compelling and authentic, featuring its own characteristics — a trait that made the company particularly attractive to the Wexford membership owners.

Considering Wexford’s diverse membership — plenty of working professionals, 100-plus children, active boaters, tennis players, croquet players,  golfers and  retirees — the club wanted a golf course where three generations of members can play and have fun. APDC oversaw a fun and imaginative, complete remodel of the golf course.

Without sacrificing its character, APDC has allowed the Wexford golf course to fit the property naturally and provide the layout a more timeless feel and style. Palmer’s design company has transformed the playing strategy, characteristics and look of the Wexford layout, while also incorporating design changes that have improved drainage and will reduce maintenance costs.

“Our intent was to create a new design in the spirit and tradition of America’s classic golf courses and bring a modern interpretation or twist to their enduring standard and a few select template holes such as The Road Hole, Redan, Alps or Biarritz,” said APDC Senior Architect Brandon Johnson, lead designer on the Wexford project.

Added APDC Senior Architect Thad Layton “Wexford is by no means a replica course, we take inspiration from certain places and our inspiration for the Wexford Plantation remodel is founded in traditional and classic Golf Course Architecture.”

The Wexford renovation encompassed repositioning and reorienting tee complexes, significant bunker removal and strategic old/new bunker placement and modifying, along with tree removal, to increase sun exposure and widen fairway corridors. APDC also added more character to the greens and surrounding complexes, which now provide an enjoyable challenge featuring roll-offs, roll-ons and strong visuals.

“We wanted to give the golfer several options of play off the tee and around the greens to cause him or her to think about their upcoming shot,” Johnson said. “By significantly reducing the amount of bunker space, repositioning them in more visible and strategic locations and widening the fairways we were able to add a previously missing strategic element to the golf course while allowing more room and avenues of play for the higher handicap player.”

Since its inception in 1972, APDC has designed approximately 300 golf courses around the world that are acclaimed for their individually unique styles. In addition, the company is widely recognized among the preeminent experts in the field of renovation work, highlighted by its remodeling of world-renowned tournament venues such as Pebble Beach and Bay Hill.

While Wexford will stand as the only Arnold Palmer Signature Course on Hilton Head, this will not be Palmer’s first design in the Lowcountry. APDC also designed Crescent Pointe in Bluffton, S.C., along with internationally renowned Old Tabby Links on nearby Spring Island.

“We are delighted to be back in the Lowcountry to create a special and unique golf experience for the membership at Wexford,” said Mr. Palmer.  “We hope the strategy, options and variety of play challenge your intellect and allow you to find the best ways to navigate the course based on your personal game. Wexford is a special place to us and we enjoyed the responsibility of remaking this exceptional club.”