National: What's New

Sifford to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:36 Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:27

altCharlie Sifford, who 53 years ago became the first black golfer to earn a PGA Tour card, was named one of 19 recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Sifford, now 92, helped desegregate the PGA of America in 1961. He went on to win the 1967 Greater Hartford Open and 1969 Los Angeles Open, then captured a pair of titles on the senior circuit, the 1975 PGA and 1980 Suntree Classic. In 2004, he became the first black golfer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Northern Trust Open has also created an exemption in Sifford’s name that promotes diversity in the game.



Course Care: Keys to Effective Leaf Cleanup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:26 Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:19

altElliott L. Dowling, Agronomist, Mid-Atlantic Region

Fall days on a golf course are as close to perfection as one can hope to achieve. The leaves are turning, the weather is cool and it means another summer has passed. Focus on the course transitions from conditioning playing surfaces to renovation projects, leaf cleanup and planning for next season.



PGA National Reopens Nicklaus-Renovated Champion Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 21:28 Sunday, 09 November 2014 21:16

altPGA National Resort & Spa's acclaimed Champion Course—the Jack Nicklaus-redesigned host of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic and home of the famous "Bear Trap"—has reopened after a major re-grassing with cutting-edge Celebration Bermuda, and a renovation/redesign of the 14th hole. The changes were unveiled in October at a ribbon cutting, which featured the Golden Bear, officials from the resort and community, and local and national media.



Application Process Begins for 2015 Northern Trust Open Exemption

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:41 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:33

The Northern Trust OpenLOS ANGELES, California (PGA Tour) — As part of an effort to promote and increase diversity in professional golf, the application process for the Northern Trust Open Exemption is now underway. The annual exemption, created and sponsored by Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS), provides an opportunity for a top golfer who represents the advancement of diversity in golf and wouldn't otherwise be eligible to compete in the 2015 Northern Trust Open, to be held February 18-22 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.



From the Fairway: The 2015 European Tour Yearbook Available for Pre-Order

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:15 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:12

altPaul McGinley’s inspirational leadership of Europe’s stunning Ryder Cup triumph, Rory McIlroy’s iconic summer of success and Martin Kaymer’s incredible US Open victory are all captured in The 2015 European Tour Yearbook priced which can be ordered NOW for the exceptional price of £20.00 for delivery before Christmas.



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