National: What's New

Golf Channel Announces New Competition Series, “Altered Course”

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 20:25 Monday, 02 March 2015 20:15

altORLANDO, Florida — Golf Channel announced a new reality competition series, Altered Course, currently in production that combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards, traversing the natural obstacles and challenging terrain as fast as possible.

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The Jake 2015, the Annual Main Fundraiser for the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:43 Wednesday, 25 February 2015 19:38

altThe Jake, the annual main fundraiser for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, was another huge success this year with over $2 million raised, thanks to big-hearted donors (like 2015 “Golden Heart Award” winner Michael Pascucci) and a who’s who of Tour pros who gave of their time.

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Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream Coming to a Freezer Near You

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 08:42 Wednesday, 25 February 2015 08:28

Jack Nicklaus ice creamNORTH PALM BEACH, Florida — Fans and competitors of Jack Nicklaus knew he had very few weaknesses in his legendary, record-setting golf career. There is, however, one weakness he confesses to off the course—ice cream—and now he’s giving into it and sharing it with the public.

In a partnership between two great family-owned companies, rooted in the Midwest, comes Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream, manufactured by a division of The Schwan Food Company—the 60-year-old Minnesota-based manufacturer and marketer of fine frozen foods and nationally renowned for its home delivery service.

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Rebate Program Helps Subsidize Southern Calif. Turf-Removal Effort

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:36 Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:31

North Ranch Country ClubCALIFORNIA (David Shefter/USGA) — Southern California is well known for its trend-setting nature, especially in the film and fashion industries. But one discouraging regional trend is causing a small segment of the population to lose sleep: drought.

The Golden State is facing a water deficit of 11 trillion gallons, according to former USGA Green Section agronomist Mike Huck, principal at Irrigation & Turfgrass Services, in Mission Viejo, Calif., for the past 13 years.

“We’re hurting,” said Pat Gross, director of the West Region for the Green Section, who is based in Fullerton, Calif. “This is our rainy season and we’ve only gotten a few sprinkles.”

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Mayfair Lakes Ownership Change

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:30 Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:20

altThe GolfBC Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the May family’s interest in Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club. “GolfBC will continue to manage the facility with no major changes in the day to day operations,” said Andy Hedley, Vice President of Operations for GolfBC Group. “We remain focused on providing excellent service and conditioning as we have done in the past,” he added.

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