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Dr. Patricia Vittum Recipient of 2015 USGA Green Section Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:44 Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:38

Dr. Patricia J. VittumFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association announced Dr. Patricia J. Vittum, of Amherst, Mass., as the recipient of the 2015 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the game of golf through his or her work with turfgrass.

Vittum, a professor at the University of Massachusetts’ Stockbridge School of Agriculture, has conducted significant research on the biology and management of turfgrass insects and the effectiveness of biological-control methods. A recognized industry leader, she is a widely sought-after resource for practical information about turfgrass pests.

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Tickets for Inaugural KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Available This Week

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:16 Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:12

altRYE, New York — Tickets for the inaugural KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to be held at Westchester Country Club from June 9-14, 2015, are available to the public this week, the PGA of America has announced. While a daily pass starts as low as $15 for the June 9 and 10 practice rounds, those who want the “VIP treatment” at the tournament can purchase a Weekly Clubhouse Pass for $200.

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McIlroy Wins Golf Writers Trophy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:10 Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:04

Rory McIlroyWorld No. 1 Rory McIlroy won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years following a stunning season that saw him claim two Major Championships and play a leading role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory.

The 25-year-old was the overwhelming choice for the prestigious award following votes cast by members of the Association of Golf Writers. In addition to his victories in the Open Championship and the US PGA Championship, McIlroy also won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Save the Date for the Ronald McDonald House Tournament

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 02:19 Friday, 05 December 2014 02:12

altWe are pleased to announce that Bear Creek Golf Club is now the new home of Ronald McDonald House Annual Golf Tournament for 2015!

So save the date for Friday, June 19, 2015. You may think that is far off but you'll thank us for reminding you about this fun and wonderful tournament.

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Highland CC to Host TOUR Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 01:29 Friday, 05 December 2014 01:23

altThe TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial, PGA TOUR Canada's flagship event, will be played at London's Highland Country Club in 2015, it was announced Wednesday.

A classic 6,600-yard par-70 Stanley Thompson design located in the heart of London, Highland Country Club has been one of the city's finest member-owned private clubs since 1922. Conducted by Golf Canada, the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial will once again see the culmination of the race to finish in The Five and earn status on the Web.com Tour.

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