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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With only New England and the south-Atlantic region of the U.S. posting declines, rounds played nationally increased in June and maintained double-digit percentage growth through the first half of 2012.