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Golfer Hits Into Group In Front, Then Beats Man Unconscious With A Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:24 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:38

Golfer Violently Attacked, Severely Injured, By Man In Group That Hit Into Them

by Golf Wire
 
altA Texas man is in critical condition after being attacked with a golf club while finishing a round at Indian Creek Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, last Friday.
 
Michael Plumlee and three friends were putting out on the 17th hole a day after Thanksgiving when the group behind hit into them.
 
According to local news, Plumlee reacted by throwing the group's balls off the green, prompting one of the men to respond violently in anger.
 
Suspect Kevin Keo Sivilay swung a club at Plumlee's head repeatedly, even continuing once Plumlee fell to the ground, unconscious.
 
Sivilay tried to make a run for it but was blocked by other golf carts until police arrived.

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Second Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill Restaurant Opens At Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:16 Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:07

altCHARLESTON, South Carolina — Golf icon Jack Nicklaus and Delaware North, a global hospitality and food service company, formally celebrated the grand opening of the Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill at Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina, a 1,234-square-foot restaurant space that seats up to 80 guests in the airport’s main terminal. The restaurant began operations in September as part of the airport’s ongoing Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program, becoming the second Jack Nicklaus-branded restaurant to open this year. The restaurant concept was introduced in July 2016 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

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Presidents Cup Unveils Plans For Fan Experience At World Trade Center

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 06:43 Thursday, 06 October 2016 06:33

Presidents Cup Fan ExperienceJERSEY CITY, New Jersey — The Presidents Cup hosted Captains’ Day to celebrate the one-year countdown to the 2017 event, and it was soon apparent why the festivities were being held at the Oculus at the World Trade Center; PGA TOUR Deputy Commissioner and COO Jay Monahan announced that in conjunction with next year’s event – to be held at Liberty National Golf Club, in nearby Jersey City, N.J., September 26-October 1 – the Presidents Cup will bring the Presidents Cup Fan Experience to The Oculus and its 300,000-plus daily commuters, free of charge.

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Homeowners Look To Cash In On Ryder Cup Rentals

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:45 Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:39

Ryder Cup Flags on the 18th Hole at Hazeltine NationalCanadian Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (Steve Karnowski/AP) — It’s hard to imagine a more prime location for an out-of-town Ryder Cup spectator to spend the night than Jason Wendlandt’s two-bedroom home.

It’s 80 feet from the main entrance to Hazeltine National, the course in the Minneapolis suburb of Chaska that’s hosting the prestigious international golf tournament this weekend. It’s well inside the tight, extended security perimeter.

And it’s $900 a night, sleeps four people and offers a view over Lake Hazeltine.

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Palmer’s Impact: Grand Slam, Endorsements, TV, Private Jets

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:34 Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:30

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at the 1972 PGA National Team ChampionshipCanadian Press

CHASKA, Minnesota (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth all chased the Grand Slam, golf’s holy grail of winning all four majors in one year.

Arnold Palmer is the one who created it.

When he turned 50, it was Palmer who brought enthusiasm and credibility in 1980 to a fledgling circuit known then as the Senior PGA Tour. And it flourished because no one got tired of watching Arnie. Today, nine players who probably should be retired already have made at least $1 million.

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