Briefs: Fairmont Southampton to host Par-3 championship
Friday, February 17, 2012
Southampton, Bermuda: The third annual Bacardi National Par-3 Championship will be held March 23-25 at the Fairmont Southampton Golf Course.
The tournament is a two-day, 36-hole event played over an 18-hole par-3 course designed by Ted Robinson. The tournament will have professional and amateur divisions for men and women, and also a new open division for senior men and women.
The tournament has attracted some top talent. Defending champion Nick Taylor, the former Canadian Amateur champion and Ben Hogan Award winner, is scheduled to compete, as is former PGA Tour player Ian Leggatt.
Entry fees are $250 for professionals and $175 for amateurs. The fee covers the tournament, one practice round, continental breakfast on tournament days and a cocktail reception. The Fairmont Southampton also is offering a tournament package.
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Black Butte Ranch, Ore. – Black Butte Ranch, a 36-hole resort located 30 miles northwest of Bend, plans to reopen its Glaze Meadow Golf Course this year following a $3.75 renovation overseen by John Fought.
The course is being lengthened by 400 yards, to 7,000 yards, and Fought has rebuilt all greens and tee boxes. The front nine holes will reopen after Memorial Day, with the full 18 holes scheduled to be playable by late June.
The work follows a renovation of the resort’s Big Meadow Golf Course, which reopened in 2008.
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Notable: OB Sports added two Las Vegas courses to its management portfolio: Painted Desert Golf Club and Las Vegas Golf Club. . . . Troon Golf was hired to manage Westchester Hills Golf Club, a private, member-owned club in White Plains, N.Y.