Golf News for Thursday, August 28, 2014

"The private, member-owned clubs included in our report have continued to build on their success, withstanding the recession," said Philip Newman, partner and national private clubs industry leader at McGladrey. "We are seeing a significant reinvestment in club amenities and a determination to offer members more choices of services and activities." [... more » ]

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Burabay Golf Resort to our international portfolio," said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, managing director, Troon international division. "This will be an exciting addition to golf in the country and the first golf resort to be built there. With unique developments of this nature, there are real opportunities to grow and heighten Kazakhstan's position on the golfing map." [... more » ]

Among the group of Tamarack registered players are Dick Siderowf, one of America's most renowned amateurs and a member of Century Golf Club in Purchase, New York, and George Zahringer III, a member of Deepdale Golf Club on Long Island, who won the 2013 British Senior Amateur, the 2002 U.S. Mid-Amateur, multiple Long Island Amateurs, as well as four consecutive Met Amateur Championship titles. [... more » ]

"In the last 24 months we have invested heavily to improve the overall experience for members and guests of Smoke Rise Country Club," said Tim Dunlap with Sequoia Golf. "Its enhanced golf, tennis and pool facilities and now the freshly renovated clubhouse, position Smoke Rise as one of the premier private golf clubs in the greater Atlanta area." [... more » ]

Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lodge offers classic mountain golf at its finest. Located near Asheville, North Carolina, the resort boasts a 27-hole mountain golf course, lodging, restaurants, tennis, swimming and more. Imagine a place in the Southern Highlands where the Great Smoky Mountains weave through the Southern Blue Ridge, creating a scenic plateau 2,200 feet high and 75 miles wide. [... more » ]

"Our Gold and Silver stay-and-play packages offer the finest golf in Myrtle Beach as well as nightly accommodations perfect for total rest and relaxation," said Claude Pardue, President and CEO of Mystical Golf. "No matter which option is selected, a great vacation awaits at the premier 'golf buddy' destination in North America." [... more » ]

"This time of year is Hilton Head Island's best-kept secret and brings those days on the course that golfers live for," said Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. "These fall getaway packages allow guests to experience the finest of what the Lowcountry has to offer at an exceptional value." [... more » ]

"I use it several times a week to fine-tune my game," said Mahan. "I like to practice on my simulator in range mode, where the data feedback is very extensive and always reliable. It gives me the tools and data I need to analyze my game, make adjustments and consistently improve. It's great to have this technology in my own home where I can practice when I want and how I want." [... more » ]

"After multiple tries and many pictures, Jagger scribbled his name on a few sheets of paper. After a bit of resizing and aligning, his signature was born. Jagger not only had influence in the design, he signed it like a canvas," said Shawn Aucoin, director at Sligo Wear. [... more » ]

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New Jersey golf: The scoop on the best places to tee it up around Atlantic City
Atlantic City's gleaming flashy casino hotels stand tall against the sky while its historic boardwalk continues to draw visitors eager to experience the salt air, the sea and the energy. People come to Atlantic City to roll the dice, dig into a White House Sub and yes, play golf on more than 20 courses. And just like blackjack or poker, you have choices. Katharine Dyson offers up her top-five must-play courses. For more...

Deutsche Bank may act as final Ryder Cup qualifier
Captains used to make their picks following the PGA Championship when automatic qualifying ended. But thanks to Paul Azinger’s nip/tuck of the U.S. Ryder Cup selection process in 2008, the additional time to make selections is more for the players than it is for any captain. In short, these last two weeks are professional golf’s version of a working interview and Tom Watson has made it clear the pressure, at least right now, is squarely on the players. For more...

Short but sweet: The Links at Terranea is a nine-hole par-3 golf course that overlooks the ocean near L.A.
The Links at Terranea is one of the most unique golf facilities on the west coast and ranks among the best par-3 courses in the U.S. Its blown-out bunkers would look right at home at Bandon Dunes or Whistling Straits. The course is a fun shot-making test, Jason Scott Deegan writes. For more...