Course Management

Northern course operators talk 'winter kill'

Masters week typically signals the start of spring for millions of golfers around the U.S. -- but the northern tier of the north-central U.S. is still in the grasp of an angry Mother Nature.

Bahto, dry cleaner turned course restorer, dies at 83

George Bahto, by day the operator of a successful dry cleaning store, became by night a self-educated expert on the golf course architecture of Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Bahto died recently at age 83.

PGA task force eyes "non-traditional" growth

In the spirit of the recent Hackgolf initiative, the PGA of America has formed a task force charged with growing the game beyond traditional means.

Pebble Beach to make new (old) tee on 10th hole

Making changes to the Sistine Chapel of golf is never easy, but restoring it to its original design is encouraged. Jack Neville designed Pebble Beach to play along the water as much as possible and utilized the Pacific Ocean as a hazard. See what changes are being made to the course in preparations for the 2019 U.S. Open.

Trump buys Irish golf course Doonbeg

Donald Trump's golf portfolio is bigger and more prestigious, with today's purchase of the much-acclaimed, if financially beleaguered, Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland.

Kirtland CC's Mark named Superintendent of Year

For dedication to customer service at The Kirtland Country Club -- more than 90 years old and located in Willoughby, Ohio -- Chad Mark earned the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year Award, presented by Syngenta.

Golf architect Larry Packard, 101, dies

Larry Packard, one of the most prolific golf course architects of the post-World War II era, died Jan. 28 at his home at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Packard was 101.

TaylorMade pledges $5 million to grow game

TaylorMade Golf pledged $5 million Tuesday evening to foster the growth of the game of golf in a five-year effort will be conducted under an entity called Hackgolf.

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., 89, dies

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., died Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 89 years old.

Hosting a U.S. Open: It takes a village

Michele and Dave Rubenstein packed friends, family and clients into four rows of bleachers to watch the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

Trump Links to shake up Scottish tourism

Trump International Golf Links already is driving more golf tourists to the Scottish Highlands, but it'll need several years to mature into a fast-running links, according to U.S. tour operators.

U.S. rounds played drop 5.9 percent in February

The number of rounds played in the U.S. dropped 5.9 percent in February, according to the latest national industry report.

Registration ends soon for Augusta youth event

The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, a free, national skills competition for junior golfers, will begin at courses in 19 states and Washington, D.C. – and end at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the 2014 Masters.

Course owners tell USGA not to oppose anchoring

In the statement addressed to USGA executive director Mike Davis and signed by NGCOA chief executive Michael Hughes, the association said it is uniting with the PGA against the proposed ban.

U.S. rounds played up 5.7 percent in 2012

The number of rounds played in December declined, but it increased 5.7 percent for all of last year, according to the latest national report.

Trump teams with Faldo to overhaul Doral courses

Having bought Doral Resort & Spa near Miami last year, Donald Trump is now teaming with World Golf Hall of Famer Nick Faldo on a redesign of 36 holes at the legendary five-course property.

Hanse's 2013 course of action: Move to Rio, start building

Golf architect Gil Hanse, having returned to the U.S. recently from a visit to Rio de Janeiro, expects to be moving to Brazil with his family in January to start work on a layout for the 2016 Olympics Games.

A call to action for women's golf in South Africa

Here’s a head-scratching factoid: Sally Little is the only South African to ever win on the LPGA. She won her 15th and final LPGA title 24 years ago.

The Greenbrier buys historic Oakhurst Links

The Greenbrier in West Virginia is buying a nearby golf course that is one of the nation's oldest. Oakhurst Links owner Lewis Keller confirmed the acquisition.

Gulf Coast golf withstands Isaac’s punch

Across the Gulf Coast, golf course operators were relieved to have been spared the sort of widespread damage from Hurricane Isaac that the region had endured exactly seven years earlier with Hurricane Katrina.

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp.

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp., James C. Justice Companies, Inc.

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp.

Jim Justice, who rescued The Greenbrier Resort from bankruptcy and landed a PGA Tour event for the West Virginia landmark, and his Greenbrier Hotel Corp. face a $1.275 million lawsuit as Aspen Corp. alleges nonpayment for landscaping services in the run-up to this summer’s tournament.

Notice of mechanic’s lien

Jim Justice, who rescued The Greenbrier Resort from bankruptcy and landed a PGA Tour event for the West Virginia landmark, and his Greenbrier Hotel Corp. face a $1.275 million lawsuit as Aspen Corp. alleges nonpayment for landscaping services in the run-up to this summer’s tournament.

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