Golf course – Pilot Knob Park Golf http://pilotknobparkgolf.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:55:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-22.png Golf course – Pilot Knob Park Golf http://pilotknobparkgolf.org/ 32 32 Three Ohio GCSAs merge to form Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/three-ohio-gcsas-merge-to-form-ohio-golf-course-superintendents-association/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:55:37 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/three-ohio-gcsas-merge-to-form-ohio-golf-course-superintendents-association/ Photo: Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association Three of Ohio’s golf course superintendents associations have become one. The Ohio GCSA Center, GCSA of Northwest Ohio and the Miami Valley GCSA joined forces to form the Ohio GCSA (OGCSA). “The people leading these other chapters are talented people,” says Rodney Robbins, president of the Central Ohio GCSA. […]]]>

Photo: Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association

Three of Ohio’s golf course superintendents associations have become one.

The Ohio GCSA Center, GCSA of Northwest Ohio and the Miami Valley GCSA joined forces to form the Ohio GCSA (OGCSA).

“The people leading these other chapters are talented people,” says Rodney Robbins, president of the Central Ohio GCSA. “They are smart and motivated. So the fact that we bring this talent together will make us stronger. We attract top talent from Toledo, Dayton and Columbus and work together toward the same goal.

Tim Glorioso, director of golf course operations at Toledo Country Club, will serve as the association’s first president. Robbins’ new title is Secretary-Treasurer.

years of preparation

Robbins, superintendent at Muirfield Village Country Clubjoined the Central Ohio GCSA in 2017. He says the discussion about combining the three associations has been ongoing since before he joined.

Rodney Robin

Rodney Robin

The Carolines GCSA (CGSA) and the Michigan GCSA (MiGCSA) — which successfully merged several chapters in 2007 — served as a model for the OGCSA move, according to Robbins. He says OGCSA members have spoken with CGCSA and MiGCSA officials to gather ideas on how to consolidate successfully.

“We see that it’s easier to communicate,” he says. “We do the same types of events, so now we invite people all over the state. We seek to take care of our partners. We felt like from an efficiency perspective we could reach more people. »

And after?

Robbins says OGCSA won’t try to reinvent the wheel and will spend its first year of operation laying the foundation for future growth.

“The most important thing for us is to build the chapter,” says Robbins. “On January 14, we will have a statewide celebratory event, and this will be our first meeting where we will elect our leaders. But this first year, we have to put all the pieces in place.

The OGCSA will aim to host three major statewide events each year, Robbins says, a scholarship outing, a Wee One fundraiser and its annual meeting.

“We have a great educational event that the Miami Valley Chapter has put on, so we’re going to roll it out statewide,” he says. “We work with the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation to strengthen this relationship and try to involve more superintendents. We are open to everyone in the state. We want to reach out to people and make sure we meet their needs.

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Lessons from Mr. Sam – Golf Course Industry https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/lessons-from-mr-sam-golf-course-industry/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:09:45 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/lessons-from-mr-sam-golf-course-industry/ © wolterke | adobe He was simply known as “Mr. Sam” and the business principles that Sam Walton spent on his chain of five hundred stores that became the retail giant of today were equally simple. They are known as the Ten Rules, and the company’s 2.2 million employees must follow them daily in Walmart’s […]]]>

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He was simply known as “Mr. Sam” and the business principles that Sam Walton spent on his chain of five hundred stores that became the retail giant of today were equally simple. They are known as the Ten Rules, and the company’s 2.2 million employees must follow them daily in Walmart’s more than 10,000 stores in 24 countries.

Club superintendents and leaders can draw inspiration from these same principles, knowing that while these are not ordinary times, the rules for providing exemplary value and service are timeless. As you finalize your plans for 2023, heed Mr. Sam’s advice:

Commit to your business. Believe in it more than anyone, always said Mr. Sam. The annual agronomic and commercial plans allow you to reaffirm your commitment. Now is the time to update those plans to ensure new labor and expense management tactics are in place, as well as safeguards for unpredictable supply chain challenges.

Share your profits with your associates. Money matters. But most employees equate “being treated with respect” and “playing on a winning team” with financial compensation. Generosity can take many forms, many of which come at a small price. Be generous and your associates will reciprocate. “In return, they will treat you like a partner, and together you will all perform beyond your wildest expectations,” Mr. Sam said.

Motivate your partners. Mr. Sam knew that motivating employees took more than money and even property. He advocated setting ambitious goals, encouraging competition and keeping score. Make sure your team knows what is expected and how it works. Let them see your dedication to a job well done.

Communicate everything you can to your partners. Mr. Sam believed that “The more they know, the more they will understand. The more they understand, the more they will care. Once they care, there’s no stopping them. Make sure everyone understands how their performance will be evaluated. Explain how overall club and facility activity is judged by your managers and owners – and how they fit into the bigger picture.

Appreciate all that your associates do for the company. Showing appreciation for accomplishments is a demonstration of leadership values. “Nothing else can quite replace a few well-chosen, well-timed, heartfelt words of praise,” Mr Sam said, noting that they are “absolutely free – and worth a fortune”.

Celebrate success. Most hardworking people and organizations don’t take the time to celebrate the accomplishments, big and small, that make up a day. Mr Sam believed in having fun and showing enthusiasm, which he said was “more important than you think”. Remember that recognizing birthdays and work anniversaries reminds people that you care about them on a personal level.

Listen to everyone in your business. How often do you schedule listening sessions with your team? How about individual interviews? These are opportunities to uncover morale issues, suggestions for improving practices, and learning how team members are doing in their personal lives. Listening is a leader’s most valuable skill and, as Mr. Sam knew, it’s also the best way to get people talking.

Exceed your customers’ expectations. “Give them what they want – and a little more,” Mr. Sam said. Your customers and stakeholders have their own hopes and dreams. Make sure you know what they are, then do everything in your power to meet and exceed them.

Control your expenses better than your competitors. Mr. Sam knew that was where the real competitive advantage was. Labor and oil supplies are at record highs. Updating your peer network to find out what comparable clubs and courses are spending and what they consider to be priorities is also a smart tactic.

Swim against the current. Mr. Sam would not have become one of the most successful business leaders in the world if he had followed the crowd. Our teams must be encouraged to come up with new and unconventional ways of doing things. They get everyone thinking about what’s possible while empowering your teams to think in non-traditional and strategic ways.

Henri DeLozier is a partner of GGA Partners, trusted advisors and thought leaders. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Audubon International.

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Changes for Williamson Golf Course in Whangamata https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/changes-for-williamson-golf-course-in-whangamata/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:05:03 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/changes-for-williamson-golf-course-in-whangamata/ Club volunteers, left to right: Mike Saes, with Phil Tataurangi, Warren Yass, Terry “The Famous Greenkeeper” and Tom Horsburgh. Photo / Provided Phil Tataurangi, one of New Zealand’s most famous golfers, started playing at Williamson Golf Course in Whangamata when he was 7 years old. “As a family, that’s where we used to vacation in […]]]>

Club volunteers, left to right: Mike Saes, with Phil Tataurangi, Warren Yass, Terry “The Famous Greenkeeper” and Tom Horsburgh. Photo / Provided

Phil Tataurangi, one of New Zealand’s most famous golfers, started playing at Williamson Golf Course in Whangamata when he was 7 years old.

“As a family, that’s where we used to vacation in the 70s and 80s. People had a family trailer and then built a bach in Moana Point. Mom and dad were teachers, so we were here pretty much every school break or long weekend I drove my Raleigh 20, with my clubs and stayed all day It was all I wanted to do and certainly heralded the start of my deep love for the game,” Phil said.

Phil is currently back at Whangamata and he’s back on the old course with fond memories, but this time for a very different reason. “Le Willy” is a nine-hole course offered by the founders of the town.

However, 44 years after Phil started playing on it, it is now surrounded by infill housing and many residents don’t play golf and worry about the safety of children, reflecting a problem around New Zealand with many homes now within yards of the fairways and greens.

Since stepping away from tournament golf, Phil has taken an interest in course design and construction and consults with several New Zealand clubs. With GroundVision’s Greg Shaw and the help of volunteer golf club members, Phil moves the second green 30 yards from the houses.

The old second hole was a long Par 3 and a member favorite. This decision disappointed some members.

With the risk of injury and damage, the insurance bill increases. Golf New Zealand also recommends that clubs assess and, if necessary, take action to mitigate the risk of serious injury. Phil is currently working with six other New Zealand clubs who find themselves in similar situations.

“I sympathize with clubs having to go through the process of evaluating their courses and in some cases changing certain holes, but these are different times and there are many factors contributing to the problem.

“The view that the course ‘was here first’ is no longer prevalent in society these days. There is a duty of care for golf clubs to operate responsibly and no one is to comfortable with residents or golfers being in danger,” Phil said.

Luckily, Williamson had a spare green, so with the help of many volunteers, the old one was rolled up and put back in place.

The Whangamata Golf Club has embraced the change and is now looking to shift the focus of the club towards golf-based entertainment to provide year-round enjoyment and interest to locals and visitors, rather than traditional golf.

Future activities could include mini putts, golf screens and golf stimulators, as well as modern cafes and bars in refurbished club rooms. And for time conscious audiences, perhaps a smaller purpose built par 3 course.

The club hopes that by Christmas the green will be set and in play – perhaps ready for the next 7-year-old to visit and begin their journey to becoming a PGA winner.

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Golf course destroyed by vandals on stolen greenkeepers carts https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/golf-course-destroyed-by-vandals-on-stolen-greenkeepers-carts/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 09:10:06 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/golf-course-destroyed-by-vandals-on-stolen-greenkeepers-carts/ A golf club suffered extensive damage after vandals drove carts of greens keepers onto the course. Almost £50,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Caird Park in Dundee during the incident last week. Three carts were removed from a storage unit and plowed through the fairways and greens, tearing up much of the nine-hole course […]]]>

A golf club suffered extensive damage after vandals drove carts of greens keepers onto the course.

Almost £50,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Caird Park in Dundee during the incident last week.

Three carts were removed from a storage unit and plowed through the fairways and greens, tearing up much of the nine-hole course and forcing its closure.

Club captain Ian Gordon said: “We are very disappointed with what has happened over the last two or three months.

“There was quite a bit of damage – it’s the worst we’ve seen in about 30 years.”

The three garden trolleys, worth around £16,000 each, were stolen from the storage unit in the early hours of Thursday October 13.

Mr Gordon said he was ‘horrified’ by the extent of the damage to the public course, adding: ‘It’s so frustrating that some members are getting really angry.’

Last week’s break-in was just one of the few issues in recent months related to vandalism or theft at the club.

Bosses are now looking to meet with Dundee City Council to discuss tougher security measures in a bid to keep thieves out.

“We have already put forward several things, asking for preventive measures, such as electronic gates, so that quads cannot access certain areas of the course,” Mr Gordon said.

Leisure and Culture Dundee said it was unsure how long it would take to repair the damage.

Police are trying to track down those responsible and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Constable Laura Allan said: “We are asking anyone with information about this break-in, or if you have seen anything suspicious in the Caird Park area, to come forward.

“We also look forward to hearing from anyone who thinks they have seen the vehicles in question in the community or for sale.

“If you think you can help our investigation, please call the police on 101, quoting incident 0517 of October 13. You can also contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”


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PGA Tour 2K23 adds Top of the Rock golf course https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/pga-tour-2k23-adds-top-of-the-rock-golf-course/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 21:56:15 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/pga-tour-2k23-adds-top-of-the-rock-golf-course/ As part of the continued deployment of bonus content for PGA Tour 2K23, 2K and HB Studios have just added the Top of the Rock Golf Course. In addition to the free course, Dude Perfect apparel is also available today, while Hugo Boss apparel will arrive on November 11. Top of the Rock Golf Course […]]]>

As part of the continued deployment of bonus content for PGA Tour 2K23, 2K and HB Studios have just added the Top of the Rock Golf Course. In addition to the free course, Dude Perfect apparel is also available today, while Hugo Boss apparel will arrive on November 11.

Top of the Rock Golf Course is the first par 3 course to be included in a professional championship. Players can enjoy the scenery with peaceful waterfalls, roaming streams, pristine ponds and lakes, all located above Table Rock Lake.

Players can dress up their MyPLAYERS in PGA Tour 2K23 apparel from Dude Perfect with branded hats, polo shirts and hoodies. In a future update, 2K will add some of the Dude Perfect team members as playable characters in PGA Tour 2K23.

2K has released several fixes since release, including adding HDR support. Here is our PGA Tour 2K23 reviewjust in case you missed it.

People have been demanding it for a long time and now PGA Tour 2K23 has finally provided a 3 click option to hit shots. Thankfully, any fear that these controls will turn the game into another Tiger Woods where you’re able to hit the ball with pinpoint accuracy every time was mostly alleviated by the mechanic’s difficulty balancing. After playing quite a few rounds with the 3-click system now (which will influence power, swing path, and clubface angle in that order), I’ve found that it can be harder than expected to still shoot good scores.

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CardsSafe – protection of golf course assets; Lock in old prices today! https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/cardssafe-protection-of-golf-course-assets-lock-in-old-prices-today/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 10:16:00 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/cardssafe-protection-of-golf-course-assets-lock-in-old-prices-today/ For nearly 20 years, CardsSafe has helped golf courses, clubs, restaurants and bars securely store their customers’ bank and ID cards while they run a tab or try out a product or service. . Its wireless technology has revolutionized the way the leisure and hospitality industries handle guest obligations. CardsSafe is trusted by over 5,000 […]]]>

For nearly 20 years, CardsSafe has helped golf courses, clubs, restaurants and bars securely store their customers’ bank and ID cards while they run a tab or try out a product or service. .

Its wireless technology has revolutionized the way the leisure and hospitality industries handle guest obligations. CardsSafe is trusted by over 5,000 businesses in the UK, including golf centers nationwide fox hills, Silvermere, The London Golf Club and Redlibbets, and brands such as Hilton Hotels, Young’s pubs and Lord’s.

With CardsSafe, golf courses can securely store bank and ID cards, providing the ability to sell in the clubhouse and protect rental equipment from ‘loss’.

Wireless technology makes it easier to hire customers and staff can act quickly if equipment needs to be repaired or replaced. CardsSafe also allows the team to offer bar tabs to its customers to help them with their food and drink deals.

“CardsSafe has been a welcome addition to London Golf Club. We use the system in our golf shop and spike bar and on the course with our drinks cart. With CardsSafe we ​​can securely store clients’ cards during that they are enjoying their round of golf.”

Grant Rumbelow, Restaurant Operations Manager.

Until January 2023, CardsSafe unit rentals will remain at just £9.95 per month.

Since introducing rental contracts in 2008, CardsSafe has kept its prices as low as possible at just under ten per month, which has never increased. However, he foresees an increase in January 2023.

The good news is that existing customers will continue to benefit from their low prices. So if you’re considering CardsSafe for your golf course, you can lock in prices at just £9.95 per month (per unit) for the duration of the contract. CardsSafe practically pays for itself.

Using CardsSafe has many advantages:

  • Customer tab management
  • Contribute to increase expenses, therefore profits
  • It is an important deterrent to tripping and misplacement of equipment
  • Offers protection against credit card fraud – helps build trust!
  • It pays for itself by reducing chargebacks and walkouts
  • Wireless – no data capture required to use
  • Customers can be sure that their bank cards are kept safe

“CardsSafe has allowed us to securely store customer cards while they test out equipment on the driving range. We can trust CardsSafe and effectively replace all lost components. »

Dani, Director of Silvermere Golf.

The question is, can you afford not to have CardsSafe as part of your business?

More information – www.cardssafe.com

Or contact the team on 0845 500 1040

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Victoria Park is bringing back its Christmas-themed mini-golf course to fill you with festive cheer https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/victoria-park-is-bringing-back-its-christmas-themed-mini-golf-course-to-fill-you-with-festive-cheer/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:34:40 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/victoria-park-is-bringing-back-its-christmas-themed-mini-golf-course-to-fill-you-with-festive-cheer/ Spending time with loved ones, exchanging gifts with loved ones, enjoying hearty feasts and the sips of alcohol that accompany them, adorning hallways with sprigs of holly, singing merry carols: these are all tried and tested ways to celebrate the holiday season. But sometimes you just want to tap, tap, tap around mini-golf, compete with […]]]>

Spending time with loved ones, exchanging gifts with loved ones, enjoying hearty feasts and the sips of alcohol that accompany them, adorning hallways with sprigs of holly, singing merry carols: these are all tried and tested ways to celebrate the holiday season. But sometimes you just want to tap, tap, tap around mini-golf, compete with your date, friends and/or family for putt-putt supremacy – and you want it to be Christmas themedtoo.

During the happiest part of 2022, the above situation is about to become a reality at Victoria Park Mini Golf Course. As it has done in previous years, the site is giving its greens a temporary seasonal makeover, pairing the swing of a club with a ball with plenty of festive cheer, decorations and carvings.

See you from Friday, November 11 through Tuesday, January 3, where you’ll find bells, arches, and twinkling lights. In recent years, the course has also featured hollies, giant candy canes, gingerbread houses, elves, toy soldiers and all things festive.

Reindeer and Santa Claus are also usually involved, and different sections of the 18-hole site will be designed around ideas such as Chrissy Down Under, Santa’s Mailroom and Christmas Morning. In addition, there will be a festive fairway, the North Pole and a ‘decorate lane hole.

Find out if you’re mean or nice to Christmas Putt Putt 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday through Saturday, meaning you can stop on your way to work, during your lunch break, or after stop time. If you pass by after 6pm you will naturally go green under the Christmas lights.

Victoria Park’s Christmas putt closely follows its Halloween shenaniganswhich only ended on this scary date.

Christmas Putt Putt supports the Victoria Park Putt Putt Course at 309 Herston Road, Herston from Friday 11 November to Tuesday 3 January, open 6am-10pm Sunday-Thursday and 6am-11pm Friday-Saturday – with tickets costing $23 for the adults. For more information, visit the website of the place.

Images: Pandora Photography.

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Swirling plans for Rio Rancho golf course revival https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/swirling-plans-for-rio-rancho-golf-course-revival/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 14:00:43 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/swirling-plans-for-rio-rancho-golf-course-revival/ Steve Chavez RIO RANCHO — A village center. Brewery. Upscale restaurants. Parks and open space. These are the ideas floating around in the brain of Steve Chavez, new owner of a former golf course in Rio Rancho, formerly known as Club Rio Rancho Golf Course and County Club. The 250-acre property, which has undergone several […]]]>
Steve Chavez

RIO RANCHO — A village center. Brewery. Upscale restaurants. Parks and open space.

These are the ideas floating around in the brain of Steve Chavez, new owner of a former golf course in Rio Rancho, formerly known as Club Rio Rancho Golf Course and County Club.

The 250-acre property, which has undergone several changes over the years — including being set on fire by an arsonist — was recently acquired by Chavez, an Albuquerque entrepreneur and New Mexico native.

The price was not disclosed. And plans for the property, while a hot topic among area residents, have yet to be revealed.

Lately, the golf course has been a desolate lot that’s home to coyotes and rattlesnakes. The golf course’s 49-year-old clubhouse was destroyed by fire on October 4, 2019. Bernalillo resident Juan Romero was arrested in December for committing arson. The value of the loss was estimated at $2.5 million.

But a revival is in preparation. Chavez is a man with a dream, and that includes Rio Rancho.

“The fact that I’m from New Mexico, born and raised in New Mexico and living in New Mexico – I travel a lot and see these cool things that other communities have that Albuquerque and Rio Rancho don’t “, did he declare.

Something, he said, like a village center.

Among the ideas to explore:

• Lots of green spaces

• Parks

• Wine and cocktail bar

• Upscale restaurant

• Places where children can spend time with their parents and grandparents

• an event center in several buildings and space for weddings and events

• Pickleball and chicken

• Assistance to local business owners who wish to establish themselves in this new project

“I want to do something that’s going to be cool. I think we can put something special there, where current and future residents can come in and enjoy it – to elevate it to a cool city. This is where I want to be,” Chavez said.

During his due diligence, he had conversations with Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull and said those discussions inspired him.

“I want to go out there and do something with an administration that really cares about their place,” he said. “They really care.”

Due to the economics of the project, Chavez said there will be residential, but it will have to adapt to the standards of the region and local residents.

“We’ll see what works,” Chavez said.

An example of what could go up is a “brewery like Chicken N Pickle,” he said. “I’m looking at something like this, maybe a water park.”

For an example of what Chavez has accomplished in another area, check out Mesa Del Sol.

It stagnated “for many years and we brought it back to life – a new way of thinking,” Chavez said.

“We listened to the community,” he said. “That’s what we’re doing in Rio Rancho right now.”

In the meantime, Chavez is not sitting still. A study is underway on the best uses of the property that fit the area, and he has already hired an engineering firm and completed an environmental study.

“It won’t be on the back burner,” he said. “I have lots of ideas, but I won’t know until this study is complete. It’s not just a development for me. It’s something that’s going to be a landmark. It’s gonna be special.

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Cleveland mayor seeks to revitalize historic Highland Park golf course https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/cleveland-mayor-seeks-to-revitalize-historic-highland-park-golf-course/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 01:59:00 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/cleveland-mayor-seeks-to-revitalize-historic-highland-park-golf-course/ CLEVELAND – The saying goes, “A lot of business is done on the golf course,” but in the case of Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland, history was made instead. For Pasa Barnett, it’s a family affair. “My grandfather played here then, then my dad learned to play,” Barnett said. For James Chandler, it’s the […]]]>

CLEVELAND – The saying goes, “A lot of business is done on the golf course,” but in the case of Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland, history was made instead.

For Pasa Barnett, it’s a family affair.

“My grandfather played here then, then my dad learned to play,” Barnett said.

For James Chandler, it’s the story he and other black golfers helped create.

“When we started to organize tournaments, it [Highland Park] was one of the few golf courses we could bring a bunch of guys to,” Chandler said.

At the time, black golfers were banned on most courses and overall by the Professional Golfer’s Association.

James and this group of guys he mentioned were part of the National Negro Golf Association founded in the mid-1960s. The association created its own route in Highland Park, its own leagues and tournaments, helping to send black students to college on golf scholarships.

“I always had to come to Highland and be able to play but if I wanted to go to some of the other golf courses from here because they were private. You didn’t have the ability to get into that private country club,” Chandler said.

Even Charlie Sifford, who pressed the PGA to end its whites-only policy, eventually became the first black golfer to join the PGA and called Highland Park his golf course.

Sifford, who lived in northeast Ohio, was an honorary member of the Cleveland NNGA.

“I wanted to prove that a black man could play golf,” Sifford said in a 2015 interview, shortly before his death.

What was blatant discrimination in the ’60s is now out of reach for many black golfers.

Well maintained courses like country clubs are neither easy nor cheap.

Highland Park, owned by the City of Cleveland, is easily accessible. However, many people, including NNGA President Randy Keller, believe the property needs some renovations.

“It’s a great place to play, with the support of the city government and a few other things, we’ll have a great place for people to come and play golf,” Keller said.

According to Golf Digest, of the nearly 29,000 members of the Professional Golfers’ Association, only 1% are black.

Highland Park’s history is not lost on Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, who recently issued a call for businesses to lease, revitalize and manage the property.

Bibb told News 5 that he also started golfing at Highland Park and felt it was a priority to preserve Highland Park’s history.

“Everyone deserves access to world-class equipment,” Bibb said. “We [the city] want to retain ownership of this golf course, but hire a world-class operator to restore these facilities to a world-class golf course and ensure that this course remains a source of pride.

Bibb said the city subsidizes the property $800,000 a year and he wanted to make sure the appearance of the property reflects that subsidization.

“We want to bring the next big PGA tournament to Cleveland right here at the Highland Park golf course, it shouldn’t just belong to Canterbury or Beechmont,” Bibb said.

“A lot of Clevelanders use this golf course, to the extent that we can keep it, that we can improve it in those areas and those nuances where it needs to be improved, it [Bibb] will be a gem right here in the city,” Keller said.

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Dundee’s Caird Park golf course destroyed by vandals on stolen greenkeepers carts https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/dundees-caird-park-golf-course-destroyed-by-vandals-on-stolen-greenkeepers-carts/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 07:38:01 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/dundees-caird-park-golf-course-destroyed-by-vandals-on-stolen-greenkeepers-carts/ A golf club suffered extensive damage after vandals drove carts of greens keepers onto the course. Almost £50,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Caird Park in Dundee during the incident last week. Three carts were removed from a storage unit and plowed through the fairways and greens, tearing up much of the nine-hole course […]]]>

A golf club suffered extensive damage after vandals drove carts of greens keepers onto the course.

Almost £50,000 worth of equipment was stolen from Caird Park in Dundee during the incident last week.

Three carts were removed from a storage unit and plowed through the fairways and greens, tearing up much of the nine-hole course and forcing its closure.

Club captain Ian Gordon said: “We are very disappointed with what has happened over the past two or three months.

“There was quite a bit of damage – it’s the worst we’ve seen in about 30 years.”

The three garden trolleys, worth around £16,000 each, were stolen from the storage unit in the early hours of Thursday October 13.

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Mr Gordon said he was ‘horrified’ by the extent of the damage to the public course, adding: ‘It’s so frustrating that some members are really getting angry.’

Last week’s break-in was just one of the few issues in recent months related to vandalism or theft at the club.

Bosses are now looking to meet with Dundee City Council to discuss tougher security measures in a bid to keep thieves out.

“We’ve put forward several things before, asking for preventative measures, like electronic gates, so quads can’t access certain areas of the course,” Gordon said.

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Leisure and Culture Dundee said it was unsure how long it would take to repair the damage.

Police are trying to track down those responsible and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Constable Laura Allan said: ‘We are asking anyone with information about this break-in, or if you have seen anything suspicious in the Caird Park area, to come forward.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who thinks they have seen the vehicles in question in the community or for sale.

“If you think you can help our investigation, please call the police at 101citing an incident 0517 of October 13. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111if you wish to remain anonymous.

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