Bradley S. Klein
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Concession will present college golfers with a take-no-prisoners layout at NCAA Championship
When NCAA college golfers land at the Concession Golf Club for the NCAA Championship, they'll find a tough test with extreme shotmaking demands.
40 reads: Ken Green and ‘the greatest comeback ever’
At a benefit in his hometown, amputee Ken Green refused to surrender to his injuries. The story of Green's resolve is one of Golfweek's 40 great reads.
Chambers Bay redefined the muni, now hosts top PGA Tour players for U.S. Open
A new $20 million municipal course called Chambers Bay opened in 2007, and eight years later, the course is preparing for its first U.S. Open.
Chambers Bay: 'Let the site be the star' at the 2015 U.S. Open Championship
With the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in June, Robert Trent Jones Jr. steps out of his namesake father’s shadow.
Rater's notebook: Chambers Bay, host of 2015 U.S. Open Championship
A look at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., a carefully crafted and well-designed municipal golf course that will host the 2015 U.S. Open next month.
40 reads: Perspective on PGA Tour player Sean O'Hair and family, when ‘love’ hurts
Sometimes in the rise to professional golf, the relationship between parent and player becomes blurred. This take on the O'Hair family made Golfweek's 40 reads series.
Feel-good nature of Jordan Spieth's victory separates 2015 Masters
Jordan Spieth's victory and Ben Crenshaw's departure remind us what makes the Masters different.
Augusta National’s first hole sets a demanding tone for Masters
Masters tone is ramped up by opening hole at Augusta National Golf Club and its difficulty.
California golf industry braces for big cuts in water usage
California water shortage Governor Jerry Brown 25 percent cutback in water comes at no surprise to the golf industry.
Golf should apply pressure to oppose Indiana's new law
Golfweek senior writer Brad Klein believes golf tours should apply pressure to oppose Indiana's new law. What do you think?
San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course exonerated in environmental suit
A four-year legal challenge to the operation of San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course, which is municipally owned and operated, appears to be at an end after an appeal by the Wild Equity Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club was denied.
Arnold Palmer's design team plans its first Scottish course
Arnold Palmer's course-design company has plans to start work on its first course in Scotland.
Rater's Notebook: Re-engineered Ford Plantation
Pete Dye's technical wizardry and design tweaks revive Ford Plantation, a Georgia retreat.
President Barack Obama's golf options after his term in the White House ends
President Barack Obama likes to play golf, so where should he set up shop after his second term is over? Bradley S. Klein looks at the options.
40 years of Golfweek, 10 courses that mattered for golf course architecture
Since Golfweek started publishing in 1975, some 6,500 courses have opened in the U.S., plus another 5,000 worldwide. A few of them have made a difference in how the art of design is understood by players today, and a few have transformed the business of golf.
Tiger Woods' Bluejack National golf course will appeal to wide range of players
For a guy who often appears to be scripted in public, Tiger Woods sure seems to like adlibbing and taking chances in his fledgling golf course design business.
Michael Jordan's dream golf course could be stymied by big-ticket reality
Golf.com, citing sources in South Florida, reported that Michael Jordan is itching to build his own golf course.
USGA uses grand old setting to introduce new era in golf
The USGA's annual meeting ushered in news of a new U.S. Women's Senior Open and discussion of its TV partnership with Fox Sports.
Klein: USGA embraces senior women golfers with U.S. Senior Women's Open
If ever there was a serious gesture that would embrace senior women golfers, the addition of a U.S. Senior Women's Open was it, writes Bradley S. Klein.
TPC Scottsdale shines after recent renovation, read to host PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open
The real news out of TPC Scottsdale is that a totally revamped Stadium Course will greet PGA Tour players this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
James Hansen’s “A Difficult Par” wins USGA Book Award
The U.S. Golf Association has given its prestigious Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2014 to James Hansen for his definitive biography of Robert Trent Jones Sr., “A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf."
Brad Klein: Passion, commitment drive PGA Merchandise Show
The PGA Merchandise Show presented Brad Klein with some ideas about how the industry can, and should, move forward.
Gil Hanse-desgined Olympic complete in Rio de Janeiro but unnamed
The Gil Hanse-designed golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games doesn't have a name yet, but Hanse is just happy it's complete.
After 26 years, Wade Hampton still a residential gem
There aren’t many real estate courses from the 1980s that have aged as well as Wade Hampton Club.
The year in golf courses: Pinehurst No. 2 steals the show
As 2014 draws to a close, Bradley S. Klein reflects on some of the courses that were notable this year.
Klein: Growing the game means shaping grandchildren's golf swings
After years of telling folks in the golf industry to “grow the game at your home facility,” Bradley S. Klein finally got to practice his own advice this year and developed his own junior golf program.
Klein: Pebble Beach's 18th just fine without cypress tree
If a tree falls on a single course, does the sound resonate across the entire industry? Apparently, that’s the case. In fact, it has happened twice this year.
Thawing U.S.-Cuba relations could mean mulligan for island golf
President Barack Obama's announcement Dec. 17 of a new era in Cuban-American relations, including normalized diplomatic recognition and some modest restrictions in trade, represent considerable steps for golf in that country.
David McLay Kidd picked to build second course at Sand Valley
News that David McLay Kidd has been selected to design the second course at Sand Valley in Rome, Wis., comes as little surprise, writes Bradley S. Klein.
Industry members discuss all aspects of pace at USGA symposium
Who knew that 16 hours of meetings over two days could pass so quickly and be engaging at every moment? That was one of many surprises for the 100 or so industry folks who attended the U.S. Golf Association’s Pace of Play Symposium at the organization’s headquarters Nov. 12-13.
Dyes celebrated at Golfweek Architecture Summit
Pete and Alice Dye were the guests of honor at a recent three-day architecture summit at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The occasion was simply to appreciate the life work of this remarkable couple.
Wade Hampton founder William McKee dies at 62
The golf business is legendary for its memorable personalities. William McKee, 62, founder of Wade Hampton Club in Cashiers, N.C., was one of them.
Bradley Klein: PGA of America's Ted Bishop skids on social media
In light of Ted Bishop's recent social-media posts about Ian Poulter, the real problem is not just a slip of the tongue and the temptations of hitting “post” on social media, writes Brad Klein.
Klein: A.W. Tillinghast deserves his spot in World Golf Hall of Fame
Our Bradley S. Klein says that A.W. Tillinghast is finally getting his spot next to Charles Blair Macdonald, Alister MacKenzie and Donald Ross.
Klein: Match play ideal for all, except maybe Team USA
Maybe the U.S. team would do better in this event if its members were more familiar on a daily basis with the classic form of the game as it has been played on British links for centuries.
Back9Network aims for 'lifestyle' presence in launch of channel on DirecTV
Back9Network launches today on DirectTV, with programming devoted not to tournament coverage but to what its CEO calls "lifestyle" and an intention to move away from its racy digital roots.
Klein: In Ryder Cup view from the couch, tough to blame Tom Watson
When you play as badly as the U.S. did this week, with Bubba Watson not earning even a half point and the likes of Rickie Fowler not winning any matches, it’s hard to blame your Ryder Cup captain.
Gleneagles, Ryder Cup: Hole-by-hole review of PGA Centenary
A fixture of the European Tour calendar since 1999, Gleneagles Resort's PGA Centenary Course will play host to the 2014 Ryder Cup perfectly. Here's a hole-by-hole review.
Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary lends view to Ryder Cup thrill
Despite its lack of seaside charm some have grown to expect from golf in the British Isles, Ryder Cup host PGA Centenary at Gleneagles in Scotland should give spectators what they want to see.
Tour Championship: East Lake, hole-by-hole review for PGA Tour's FedEx Cup finale host
East Lake looks and feels on the ground and on the TV screen like a manorial parkland estate as it hosts the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola to determine the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup champion.
Deutsche Bank Championship: TPC Boston, hole-by-hole review for PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup
TPC Boston is a fun place for a shoot out and makes for good TV theatre as the Deutsche Bank Championship's final round unfolds on Labor Day Monday in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup.
The Barclays: Ridgewood CC, hole-by-hole review for 2014 FedEx Cup
The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup opener, The Barclays, returns to Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey -- where its 7,319 yard, par-71 layout will be drawn from the club’s three nines.
Valhalla: Hole-by-hole review for the PGA Championship by Bradley S. Klein
There's no doubt Valhalla is a tough course, with a whopping 77.6 rating and a slope of 152 from the club's back tees -- and if this week's PGA Championship tees were rated, both figures would be higher.
Jack Nicklaus' renovated Valhalla will filter out 2014 PGA Championship also-rans
With its brawny par 4s, Valhalla -- which Jack Nicklaus designed in 1986 and renovated in 2012, will separate the PGA Championship victor from the also-rans.
Hole-by-hole review: Royal Liverpool at Hoylake
This is the 10th time for the Open Championship at Hoylake -- despite its initial modest look, Royal Liverpool has depth of character. Here's a hole-by-hole review of the course.
Worth the wait: Cliffs' Mountain Park an S.C. gem
Mountain Park's heathland-style design shows Gary Player at the top of his game, says our Bradley S. Klein.
Pinehurst offers big stage as women’s golf takes national spotlight
The men moved out of Pinehurst, and now the women take center stage in golf. On a national sports landscape that already is overwhelmed with content, the U.S. Women’s Open is a welcome moment for the women to establish more of a presence.
Data-driven USGA finds common ground for men, women at Pinehurst
Too much information? Not during these two weeks of national championships at Pinehurst No. 2. The goal has been to measure everything and leave nothing to chance.
Round 2 at No. 2: Pinehurst shapes up well for U.S. Women's Open
Skeptics, take heed. The doubleheader of back-to-back national championships appears to be working out. So far.
U.S. Women’s Open: Pinehurst No. 2 hole-by-hole review
It's time to start week two of these back-to-back championships, the U.S. Women’s Open, with the USGA's goal for Pinehurst No. 2 that the women play "the same clubs" into greens as did the men -- no easy achievement.