Golf News for Thursday, June 20, 2013 | Courses

LPGA Tour stars make The Concession Golf Club in Florida home

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The prestigious Concession Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course designed in association with Tony Jacklin, is fast becoming the home club for some of the LPGA Tour's top players. Reigning U.S. Women's Open champion, Na Yeon Choi, who will defend her title next week at Sebonack Golf Club, fine tunes her game at The Concession, as do Suzann Pettersen, Brittany Lincicome, Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Sandra Gal. Hall of Famer, Hollis Stacy, who captured three U.S. Women's Open titles during her stellar career, is a member, as is up and coming Symetra Tour player, Ginger Howard.

The Concession offers a suite of practice facilities second to none and the course is meticulously conditioned daily to standards found only at major tournament venues. The greens also are firm, fast and consistent and provide a tour quality test. "In addition to our extensive and premier practice facilities, The Concession Golf Club is very private and affords our LPGA Tour members a tranquil environment that is essential to preparations for majors and weekly tournament play," said General Manager Bruce Cassidy, Jr. "We're proud that The Concession is attracting some of the best women golfers in the world as members."

Other notable pros who call The Concession Golf Club home include Dicky Pride, Scott Hoch, Andy Bean, Gary Koch and legendary European Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin. David Leadbetter, the world's top golf instructor and coach, is a member and also serves as The Concession's Instruction Advisor.

About The Concession Golf Club
The Concession Golf Club was founded to commemorate the extraordinary gesture of sportsmanship that Jack Nicklaus made at the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale when he conceded a two-foot putt to Britain's Tony Jacklin to halve their match, which resulted in the first-ever tie in the history of the matches. The moment became known as "the concession." The course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed in association with Tony Jacklin, and in 2006 The Concession Golf Club was voted by Golf Digest as the Best New Private Course in the U.S. The Concession currently is ranked by Golf Digest as the fourth best golf course in Florida.

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