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From the Fairway: Well-Known Tree at TPC Sawgrass Removed

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:53 Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:39

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — A couple of years ago William McGirt was playing a practice round at TPC Sawgrass when he heard the distinct sound of a ball hitting bark on the adjacent sixth tee.

It was Ernie Els and the large, overhanging branch near the tee box providing the knock.



From the Fairway: New Greens, Old Look at St. George’s Golf and Country Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:13 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:04

altTORONTO, Ontario (David Kaplan/Golf Canada) — After suffering devastating greens damage from last winter's ice storm, St. George's Golf and Country Club has made a full and triumphant recovery.

The membership at the Stanley Thompson design elected not only to reseed all of the greens, completely changing the soil composition from poa annua to bentgrass, but also to entirely rebuild the putting surfaces.



A Foe We All Know Sidelines Vlooswyk at Re/Max World Long Drive Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:23 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 16:44

by Gord Montgomery


Each and every one of us who has ever swung a golf club in fun or competition knows that evil little being that lives inside us all.
The one who shows up at the worst possible time; the one who has bitten every one of us.... from the best professionals like Rory McIlroy at the Masters to Phil Mickelson at some point in virtually every tournament he plays to Tiger you and I on a Saturday morning with a few bucks on the line.
You know of whom I speak, none other than… Mr. Hit-It-Crooked.



From the Fairway: Nicklaus Design Teams with Perfect Parallel to Introduce Advanced 3-D Modeling Technology to Golf Course Design

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:19 Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:16

altNicklaus Design, the world leader in golf course design and the global firm founded by golf icon Jack Nicklaus, has announced a new strategic initiative with U.S.-based video game developer and golf visualization company Perfect Parallel to adapt three-dimensional (3-D) modeling techniques developed in the gaming and entertainment world to the world of professional golf course design.



From the Fairway: Phil Mickelson Begins Work on First Canadian Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:41 Sunday, 21 September 2014 19:34

altTerry Lenyk/Golf Canada, with files from The Canadian Press

Phil Mickelson Design (PMD) has been signed to create a championship golf course west of Calgary in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Barry Ehlert, Managing Partner of Windmill Golf Group, is developing Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada as a centerpiece of Harmony, a 1,700-acre community built by partners Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments.



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