Golf course – Pilot Knob Park Golf http://pilotknobparkgolf.org/ Thu, 12 May 2022 13:00:00 +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 Support for Ucluelet Disc Golf Course Gains Momentum – Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/support-for-ucluelet-disc-golf-course-gains-momentum-tofino-ucluelet-westerly-news/ Thu, 12 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/support-for-ucluelet-disc-golf-course-gains-momentum-tofino-ucluelet-westerly-news/ The Rotary Club of Ucluelet is championing the design and development of a disc golf course in the heart of town. Rotary member Jeff Anderson presented a pitch to the board at the April 26 regular meeting, gaining full support and momentum for a 9-hole course located behind the water tower and BMX park on […]]]>

The Rotary Club of Ucluelet is championing the design and development of a disc golf course in the heart of town.

Rotary member Jeff Anderson presented a pitch to the board at the April 26 regular meeting, gaining full support and momentum for a 9-hole course located behind the water tower and BMX park on Matterson Drive .

“Nine holes fit the bill perfectly,” Anderson said. “The course would extend the park recreation area up the hill behind the water tower and back down to the BMX track near the volleyball court. It actually makes a big loop behind there. There is parking at the (community center) and it is very central.

Disc golf is a family-friendly, year-round outdoor sport for all ages, Anderson says. Disc golf is played using similar rules to golf, but instead of using a ball and clubs, players use a disc and try to get around the course by throwing the disc at a target area, which is the “hole”. “. According to the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), Canada had 365 courses in 2021, a 21% jump from the 300 courses it had in 2020.

“At this point, it would be hard to find a podcast, article or interview that doesn’t touch on the growth of the game. It’s certainly impossible to understate or ignore,” reads the intro for the PDGA demographic report 2021.

Mayor Noel said the new outdoor recreation opportunity is a good win for the city.

“The only one for me would be wildlife movement,” Noel said, adding that district staff should consider that aspect when preparing their report.

Councilor Jennifer Hoar expressed her support.

“I love the project. Anything that gets people out and enjoying it and the minimal impact on the topography is always a good thing,” she said.

Ucluelet Community Planning Director Bruce Greig cautioned against the project as the water tower site is highlighted in the Official Community Plan for potential housing.

“Take a lighthearted approach. We advise you to invest in too much permanent infrastructure,” Greig said.

To date, Ucluelet Rotary has raised approximately $5,000 to fund the project and they currently have a 1,000 piece puzzle for sale with proceeds going to support the dream of the disc golf course. Anderson says the Rotary Club of Ucluelet plans to approach local businesses to sponsor each hole to help maintain the course, once they get permission to use the course. Meetings with the school and Bob Hansen at WildSafe BC are also on the agenda.


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Enjoy a great day on the golf course during the ESBA Golf Tournament—Saturday, May 21 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/enjoy-a-great-day-on-the-golf-course-during-the-esba-golf-tournament-saturday-may-21/ Mon, 09 May 2022 17:50:48 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/enjoy-a-great-day-on-the-golf-course-during-the-esba-golf-tournament-saturday-may-21/ Sponsored Get ready for a fun Saturday! (ESBA) you can help Easter stamps are expanding their programs and services to ensure that everyone, regardless of age or ability, is included and empowered…while spending the day on the golf course. 👀 Keep reading for a chance to win prizes including $10,000 cash, a $1,000 gift card […]]]>

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Annual Easterseals Golf Tournament

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The best Saturday. (Easterseals/Birmingham Area)

By popular demand, Easterseals of the Birmingham Area (ESBA) are bringing back their fun and impactful golf tournament for the second year in a row. Buy a team today!

ESBA exists to create life-changing solutions for children and adults with disabilities or special needs while supporting their families. The money raised from the tournament on May 21 will allow Easterseals to accomplish their mission in different ways:

  • Provide physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy sessions to children with disabilities
  • Sending adults with disabilities through an employment preparation program
  • Provide job readiness training for teens with disabilities
  • Provide speech therapy to children with disabilities
  • Train teenagers with disabilities in a paid summer internship program

A day of golf, friends and mutual aid to accomplish all this?? ⬆⬆ We’re in.

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  • When: Saturday May 21
  • Weather: Arrival: 12:00 p.m., departure of the shotgun: 2:00 p.m.
  • Or: Highland Park Golf Course: 3300 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Cost: Golf team of 4: $500 – Register your team now!
  • All golfers receive:
    • a Tito transfusion at check-in
    • a Tito’s & lemonade for the course
    • ESBA Golf Tournament Hat
    • snacks for the course
    • gift bag including a $20 gift card to the PGA Tour Superstore, a Performance Practice Bay certificate, a $5 discount card to Taco Mama and a $5 discount card to Jim ‘N Nick’s.

It will be such special event for everyone involved and in the community.

“Playing golf and creating life-changing solutions for children and adults with disabilities is a win-win situation not just for tournament participants, but for the greater Birmingham community as a whole.”

Ben Thomas, Birmingham Area Easterseals Junior Board Member

Of course, the prices

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Hole-in-one price:

  • Hole #2: a Golf Pro will hit your drive for $10!
  • Hole #3, #5, & #17: will have one of the following choices: Omaha Steaks for one year, $500 Master Card or a set of Callaway irons
  • Hole #11: $10,000 cash prize
  • Hole #13: $1,000 gift card to the PGA Tour Superstore

Raffle tickets will be sold for three raffle items at the best price, including:

  • Diamond earrings from Diamonds Direct and a $100 gift card to PebbleHurst Golf & Putter Lab and Club Fitting
  • Tito’s Callaway Odyssey Putter with a PGA TOUR Superstore Players Club Plus Membership
  • Tito’s Bloody Mary Basket with Craft Vodka

Raffle tickets can be purchased in advanceyou don’t need to be present to win!

Each golfer on the first-placed team will receive a SoHo Social gift card and a bottle of Tito’s vodka! Each golfer on the lowest ranked team will receive Milo’s gift cards and a bottle of Tito’s vodka.

A friendly moment for a good cause

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This tournament is a great way to raise awareness and funds for people with disabilities while having fun. The event brings the community together for a great day on the golf course. Not an early riser? Don’t worry, you still have time to prepare your Saturday before coming.

“Those who say ‘Saturdays are for doing chores’ needn’t worry – the shotgun start isn’t until 2pm, so you have plenty of time to clear out those chores before you go. throw on the course!”

Sam Kniskern, Major, AL Air National Guard and ESBA Board Member

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Plans are emerging to turn the former Skegness golf course into a site for static caravans https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/plans-are-emerging-to-turn-the-former-skegness-golf-course-into-a-site-for-static-caravans/ Sun, 08 May 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/plans-are-emerging-to-turn-the-former-skegness-golf-course-into-a-site-for-static-caravans/ Plans to turn a former Skegness golf course into a caravan park have been revealed. It is a development that should be complemented by fishing ponds. The proposals, which were unveiled this week, focus on part of the former Addlethorpe Golf Club on Chapel Lane. The club, part of the Skegness Golf Centre, will be […]]]>

Plans to turn a former Skegness golf course into a caravan park have been revealed. It is a development that should be complemented by fishing ponds.

The proposals, which were unveiled this week, focus on part of the former Addlethorpe Golf Club on Chapel Lane. The club, part of the Skegness Golf Centre, will be excavated to make the caravan site a reality, reports LincolnshireLive.

The development is set to take place after The Elms Caravan Park on Orby Road put in place plans to expand its current site. If allowed, he would see 56 static caravans erected on the old golf course.

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The Elms plans also propose excavating the site to allow for the creation of five fishing ponds. The developers also aim to create a wildflower meadow on the site as well as parking.

However, the new caravans will not replace the entire golf course, with The Elms making it clear that a smaller course and driving range will remain on the adjacent land. They also clarified that their proposals will create two full-time jobs, replacing a current part-time position at the site.

In planning documents, The Elms said: “Given its former use as a golf course, the site benefits from a range of landscaping features including planted mounds of earth, various bunkers and large expanses plantings groves established protective belts.

“The site is therefore well surrounded by vegetation along the majority of its boundaries.”

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Golf Course Software Market Size and Growth 2022-2030 | Key Players – Golf Business Solutions, Lightspeed, Ezlinks Golf, Jonas Club Software, Supreme Golf Solutions https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/golf-course-software-market-size-and-growth-2022-2030-key-players-golf-business-solutions-lightspeed-ezlinks-golf-jonas-club-software-supreme-golf-solutions/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:37:44 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/golf-course-software-market-size-and-growth-2022-2030-key-players-golf-business-solutions-lightspeed-ezlinks-golf-jonas-club-software-supreme-golf-solutions/ Latest Market Research Report Analyzes Golf Software Market Demand by Different Segments Size, Share, Growth, Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030 in its Database, which depicts a systematic picture of the market and provides an in-depth explanation of the various factors that are expected to drive the growth of the market. The Universal Golf Course […]]]>

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  • Golf Business Solutions
  • Speed ​​of light
  • Golf Ezlinks
  • Jonas Club Software
  • Ultimate Golf Solutions
  • Forup
  • Teesnap
  • Club Prophet Systems
  • Three-technical systems
  • Dojiggy
  • Book directly
  • Teequest Solutions
  • golf shot
  • Teebook
  • Fairwayiq
  • Waypoint Golf
  • Group G24
  • Igolf software
  • birdietime
  • Event Basket

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  • For golf courses
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  • Golf courses had the highest revenue share in 2018
  • Accounting for 55.42%
  • Followed by golfers with 21.14%.

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Councilors back 84-room hotel on Bridlington golf course but call for coastal heritage protection https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/councilors-back-84-room-hotel-on-bridlington-golf-course-but-call-for-coastal-heritage-protection/ Wed, 04 May 2022 11:49:43 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/councilors-back-84-room-hotel-on-bridlington-golf-course-but-call-for-coastal-heritage-protection/ Plans for an 84-bedroom hotel on a Bridlington golf course have been backed by councilors on the condition that enough is done to avoid harm to a surrounding heritage area. The East Riding Council Planning Committee backed plans for the hotel, at Links Golf Course in Flamborough Road, Sewerby, in principle at a meeting yesterday […]]]>

Plans for an 84-bedroom hotel on a Bridlington golf course have been backed by councilors on the condition that enough is done to avoid harm to a surrounding heritage area.

The East Riding Council Planning Committee backed plans for the hotel, at Links Golf Course in Flamborough Road, Sewerby, in principle at a meeting yesterday (Thursday April 28). But councilors have called for plans to come back to ensure enough is done to prevent the area’s heritage coastline from being damaged, including with landscaping such as tree planting.

Committee chairman Cllr Leo Hammond told LDRS after the meeting that councilors supported the hotel to boost local tourism, but they wanted the plans to work for locals. It comes as three objections have been lodged against the plans, over fears it will attract too many tourists to the area and the hotel will be too big.

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The Bridlington Civic Society said in its objection that the needs of tourism had to be weighed against the deteriorating reasons to attract holidaymakers. The company added that it was concerned the hotel was continuing a worrying trend in caravan parks, leisure sites and other tourist destinations on the Flamborough Heritage Coast.

Plans from Pure Leisure Group, owners of the golf course, indicated that the hotel had been designed to be unobtrusive, including keeping its height at one and a half storeys. The applicants said its height and design would make it less prominent than some of the former Danes Dyke Farm buildings that stood on the proposed site.



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The plans also said it filled a shortfall of 60 hotel rooms that the Council had identified in a recent study of tourist accommodation. The hotel is designed to accommodate visitors to the golf course as well as weddings and other receptions in its club house.

Plans indicated that it had been designed to provide the best possible views of the surrounding golf course and coastline. They include 95 parking spaces for the hotel which is about eight minutes from Bridlington station by car and 15 minutes by bike.

Cllr Hammond said the committee’s decision was to ensure enough protections would be included in future reserve plans which deal with design and landscaping. Councilors backed the overall plans yesterday, meaning they support building a hotel on the site in principle, subject to the claimant providing more details.

The committee chairman said: “Councillors want to make sure the landscaping around the building and the design itself is correct before they sign the plans. The committee members were happy with the plans in principle, but we don’t do not want the heritage coast to be damaged, the design and landscaping must be perfect.

“At the end of the day, if the plans don’t suit us, we can refuse them.”

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    Out of the rough: Formosa Golf Course land to get 3000 new apartments, townhouses https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/out-of-the-rough-formosa-golf-course-land-to-get-3000-new-apartments-townhouses/ Tue, 03 May 2022 00:17:32 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/out-of-the-rough-formosa-golf-course-land-to-get-3000-new-apartments-townhouses/ Business May 2, 2022 5:40 a.m.3 minute read Plans of the old golf course, released today. Photo / supplied Around 3,000 new apartments and townhouses are planned in blocks of up to four levels on part of the Formosa Golf Course in southeast Auckland, cutting from an 18-hole to nine-hole course. Brett Russell, managing director […]]]>
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    Plans of the old golf course, released today. Photo / supplied

    Around 3,000 new apartments and townhouses are planned in blocks of up to four levels on part of the Formosa Golf Course in southeast Auckland, cutting from an 18-hole to nine-hole course.

    Brett Russell, managing director of Russell Property Group, co-owner of the 255ha site where the golf course currently stands, said an application for a change of plan had been filed.

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    The apartment, business, hospitality and retail project could take 15 to 20 years, he said.

    The golf course designed by Bob Charles will go from 18 to 9 holes but the promoters say they are investing in the course to bring it to a better level.

    The clubhouse is being upgraded and offers restaurants as well as conferences to attract more people, the statement said.

    Beachlands South Limited Partnership has applied to Auckland Council for a rezoning.

    This entity is owned by Russell Property Group, NZ Super Fund, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki and Hāpai Development Property LP.

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    What the old golf course might look like when laid out and landscaped. Photo / supplied

    The 255ha Beachlands South scheme could accommodate around 3,000 housing, commercial, retail, education and open spaces.

    Water, sewage and stormwater treatment plans have been drawn up along the road upgrades and more frequent ferry service is possible, he said.

    Coastal walks, playgrounds, parks and open spaces are planned and Russell said this could be a catalyst for the community to get new primary and secondary schools.

    Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki has mana whenua for the region and supports the project, Russell said.

    Hapai is a real estate fund owned by iwi which has 20 investors. These entities purchased 5% of the Beachland South Limited Partnership, according to the statement.

    Two years ago the Herald reported how an entity set up by the NZ Super Fund and the owner of one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies had bought Formosa Golf Resort and would merge that with a nearby site.

    Restaurants are part of the plans on the ground.  Photo / supplied
    Restaurants are part of the plans on the ground. Photo / supplied

    A joint announcement in 2020 came from the fund and Russell Property Group, which owns leading national builder Dominion Constructors.

    This would buy 250 ha of land: the 170 ha club at 110 Jack Lachlan Drive and an additional 80 ha at 620 Whitford-Maraetai Rd already owned by a partner in Russell Property Group. The properties are collectively valued by Auckland Council at $81.5 million.

    No pricing was announced and no plans were revealed at the time.

    In 2019, Auckland Council filed 17 sewage dumping charges against three people in Formosa.

    Steve Pearce, the board’s regulatory compliance officer, said the defendants belong to Formosa Golf Club.

    “Auckland Council have filed 17 charges against three defendants in relation to sewage discharges at Formosa Golf Club in Beachlands, East Auckland. The defendants have been summoned to appear in Manukau District Court,” Pearce told the time.

    The club referred inquiries about the charges to chief executive Graham Chin.

    In early 2019, Chin acknowledged a problem with the Formosa sewage treatment plant, but said that at the time it was being fixed and although there would be a temporary shutdown, contractors experts were at work.

    In 2020, the golf resort was fined $90,000 for this issue.

    This came after earlier advisories and warnings to resolve the issue at the resort which has accommodation, the 18-hole golf course and club facilities, a restaurant and a fitness center .

    The landfill was having a detrimental effect on land and nearby Waikopua Creek, council officers found.

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    Del Monte Golf Course in California Turns 125 in 2022 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/del-monte-golf-course-in-california-turns-125-in-2022/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/del-monte-golf-course-in-california-turns-125-in-2022/ Called the oldest US course west of the Mississippi River still in operation by its owner, Pebble Beach Resort, the Del Monte Golf Course celebrates its 125and birthday this weekend. It seems like a great time to look at some pictures of how it was then and how it is now. The Del Monte Golf […]]]>

    Called the oldest US course west of the Mississippi River still in operation by its owner, Pebble Beach Resort, the Del Monte Golf Course celebrates its 125and birthday this weekend. It seems like a great time to look at some pictures of how it was then and how it is now.

    The Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California opened in 1897 with a nine-hole course designed by Charles E. Maud. An amenity of the Del Monte Hotel, it was expanded to 18 holes in 1903. It was the site of California’s first Amateur Championship in 1912 and hosted the Western Amateur in 1916, among the first top level competitions in a long series of events. which included the PGA Tour champions from 2005 to 2014. It is still the site of the Monterey Open and the Monterey City Amateur.

    Of the earliest remaining courses in California, the Presidio in San Francisco actually opened a year earlier than Del Monte. But the Presidio was briefly converted into a military training ground during the Spanish-American War in 1898, leaving Del Monte with a claim to be the oldest course in the state in continuous operation.

    Del Monte has seen many changes over the years, as you would expect. Pebble Beach Resorts reports that it was further expanded and incorporated as Del Monte Golf and Country Club in 1912, then William Herbert Fowler redesigned it in 1920. It was rerouted in the 1960s to accommodate a freeway, and it reopened in 1970 with three holes – Nos 6, 7 and 8 – designed by Roger Larson.

    Today, the course plays 6,356 tight and tidy yards at a par of 72.

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    Illinois golf course set to reopen after four years of closure https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/illinois-golf-course-set-to-reopen-after-four-years-of-closure/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 14:59:00 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/illinois-golf-course-set-to-reopen-after-four-years-of-closure/ WINNEBAGO, Ill. – The old Westlake Village golf course is set to reopen this summer under a new name with new owners. Brothers Steve and Scott Leathers purchased the 18-hole course on March 30 with the intention of restoring it to its former glory and renaming it Lynx Golf Course in Westlake Village. The course […]]]>

    WINNEBAGO, Ill. – The old Westlake Village golf course is set to reopen this summer under a new name with new owners.

    Brothers Steve and Scott Leathers purchased the 18-hole course on March 30 with the intention of restoring it to its former glory and renaming it Lynx Golf Course in Westlake Village. The course takes place in a small town between Rockford and Freeport, Illinois, about 90 miles west of downtown Chicago.

    “The goal is for golf to open on August 1,” Steve Leathers said.

    “The greens need to be redone. It’s really the only thing holding you back from playing golf. The greens are being renovated and reseeded.

    The course closed four years ago after losing $135,000 a year for six years, Peter Beaves, owner of Midwest Irrigation and Swan Hills Golf, LLC., told the Register Star in 2018. Since then, the site of 131 acres has been converted to agricultural property. for hay production.

    The course was designed in 1999 by David Esler, who also designed the Black Sheep Golf Club outside of Chicago, which is No. 8 in Illinois on Golfweek’s 2021 Best Private Golf Courses in every state.

    The brothers bought Westlake Village for $550,000 and plan to invest a “significant” sum over the next five years. In return, they demand a 10-year tax abatement from Winnebago County.

    In the first year the tax abatement rate would be 100%, but in the tenth year the rate would drop to 25%.

    There are 172 lots that adjoin the golf course, according to aerial photos of 2021, 34 of them are vacant lots.

    The number of vacant lots will soon decrease by one, as Leathers said, because he is in the process of buying one. He hopes that once the golf course reopens, it will continue to spur residential development.

    The clubhouse, which has a new 25-by-67-foot deck in the back, is expected to reopen as early as June 1, Leathers said.

    “So there will be outdoor seating for people to enjoy the weather,” he said. “The goal is to have music and bands here on the road.”

    Leathers said it plans to hire eight full-time and seven part-time employees.

    Leathers also plans to work with the Pecatonica and Winnebago school districts to make Lynx their home practice and competition course, similar to the old golf course before it closed.

    The application for the tax abatement was approved 6-0 by the county’s economic development committee and is expected to go to Winnebago County Council for a vote Thursday night.

    Chris Green: 815-987-1241, cgreen@rrstar.com; @chrisfgreen

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    Championship Promotion – Golf Course Industry https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/championship-promotion-golf-course-industry/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 21:27:28 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/championship-promotion-golf-course-industry/ “My dad taught me the meaning of hard work,” says Roy Bradshaw, which is now in its 39th year at this legendary property in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “He ran a full-service gas station, which I helped when I was 13. When I started at Southern Hills Country Club in 1983, I just paid attention and learned, […]]]>

    “My dad taught me the meaning of hard work,” says Roy Bradshaw, which is now in its 39th year at this legendary property in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “He ran a full-service gas station, which I helped when I was 13. When I started at Southern Hills Country Club in 1983, I just paid attention and learned, what which, by the way, was what my first superintendent told me to do.”

    ‘He doesn’t think he knows everything, and he doesn’t act like that,’ says superintendent Russ Myer. “He just gets results every day, naturally.”

    Bradshaw had held several positions at Southern Hills, starting on the crew, then becoming an irrigation technician, then a spray technician. In 1990, he became deputy superintendent. After the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the position of equipment manager opened up and Myers saw the potential in Bradshaw.

    Bradshaw had great knowledge of property, respect for others and exceptional leadership skills. He was, and is, a well-established family man, rooted in the community. This is the kind of person every manager wants to be on their staff. Assistant superintendents rarely remain in this role for long periods and are unlikely to retire in this position, so Myers made him an offer.

    “I remember asking Roy if he ever considered being in charge of equipment,” Myers says. “He replied, ‘No.’ We talked about his career path and how I thought a successful equipment manager could solve the problems we had in the shop. We needed more organization and predictable results. I told him asked to consider trying it out for 30 days. If it didn’t work, he could go back to being an assistant. Roy is the ultimate multi-tasker and he’s willing to try anything for the benefit of the team. He jumped in the next day and never looked back.

    Bradshaw was encouraged to stay on because he fully understood the agronomic requirements of the course. He was confident he could ensure equipment was ready for projects during the growing season, especially when he learned how mechanics prepared equipment for daily use. “A lot of superintendents or assistants discover these things the first time they need to do something quickly,” says Bradshaw, who has always excelled at learning on the job. People and the proper functioning of equipment are essential to getting the job done – and done well.

    Bradshaw manages three staff members who assist him and there will be up to four volunteers working with him during the PGA Championship. Southern Hills has several high school students among its seasonal staff, but few have yet shown an interest in equipment management. Bradshaw loves watching the Coweta High School Tigers play football (including his descendants!), he owns a flip phone and shakes his head when rap music plays, struggling to hear the call. He is grateful to a woman who supports him, his children and his six grandchildren, who live nearby and whom he sees often.

    When he retires, Bradshaw may play more golf and learn more about “our great country.” Without God, I could not have accomplished everything that happened to me. He also likes to know the people with whom and for whom he works. He is grateful to work for a club that cares about its employees and wants to see them succeed. It’s motivating.

    “I trust Roy with everything that’s important to me,” says Myers. “I trust him to manage the territory and the staff that support my family. I trust him to take care of my children. He is a man of the highest integrity; he has an excellent work ethic and is constantly striving to improve. He knows where everything is in the ground of this property. He is independent – you never ask more than once. There is no aspect of the club he has not been involved in: equipment, hiring, recruiting, budgeting, irrigation, nutrition, building construction, restorations/renovations, wells, mowing, events, bridge construction, labor trees and major championships. He’s my go-to guy for everything.

    Having a staff member like Roy Bradshaw is a major blessing – not just when hosting a major event, but every day of the year.

    Front row, left to right, Southern Hills Equipment Technicians Tom Parker and Andy Martin; back row, equipment manager Roy Bradshawequipment technician Curtis Williamson and superintendent Russ Myer.

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    Behind a great golf course designer was his older brother https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/behind-a-great-golf-course-designer-was-his-older-brother/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 11:02:14 +0000 https://pilotknobparkgolf.org/behind-a-great-golf-course-designer-was-his-older-brother/ Anyone even remotely interested in golf course design will know that Stanley Thompson is Canada’s greatest and most influential golf course designer. However, fewer people will know the story of his older brother and mentor, Nicol Thompson, who was the head professional at Hamilton Golf and Country Club for 38 years. Nicol Thompson, who was […]]]>

    Anyone even remotely interested in golf course design will know that Stanley Thompson is Canada’s greatest and most influential golf course designer.

    However, fewer people will know the story of his older brother and mentor, Nicol Thompson, who was the head professional at Hamilton Golf and Country Club for 38 years.

    Nicol Thompson, who was inducted into the Professional Golfers’ Association of Canada Hall of Fame for 2022, can easily be described as a pioneer in almost every aspect of the sport in this country.

    “There is no doubt that Nicol Thompson brought Stanley to golf course architecture and mentored him,” says Dr. Jamie Harris, who is Canada’s leading authority on Stanley Thompson and authored the most recent book on the life of the golf course designer.

    Born in Scotland, Nicol Thompson grew up in Toronto, just steps from the Toronto Golf Club. It was there that the entire Thompson clan learned the sport and Nicol befriended George Cumming, the club’s head professional.

    Thompson became the Hamilton club’s head professional in 1899 and moved into a stately home on Flatt Avenue near Aberdeen Avenue, a short walk from the golf course on what is now the Chedoke Martin course.

    He and Cumming tinkered with the architecture of golf courses and it is believed that as early as 1912 he was showing Stanley how it was done.

    Stanley Thompson fought with the Canadian Army during the First World War, notably at Vimy Ridge.

    When he returned to Canada in 1920 after a respite in Britain where he played many of the best courses, he became a member of the golf course design firm of Thompson, Cumming, Thompson.

    Within a year, their respective clubs had pushed – some would say forced – Nicol Thompson and George Cumming to retire from the design business and focus on their chief pro positions.

    While that meant Stanley Thompson was on his own, no one really doubts that Nicol wasn’t involved behind the scenes yet.

    In fact, when the Burlington Golf and Country Club was envisioned and then created, it is said that they wanted Stanley to be their architect, but had Nicol and George sign off on everything he did.

    (More on that later this summer as the Burlington club celebrates its 100th anniversary.)

    Harris says his research shows that Nicol, sometimes alone, sometimes with Cumming and sometimes with Stanley, created a number of courses, including Summit, Brantford, Midland, Royal Muskoka and the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, NY.

    He also worked with Stanley on the alteration of the Hamilton Golf Club in Aberdeen which would eventually become the Martin Course in Chedoke. After retiring from the Hamilton club in 1945, Nicol also worked with Stanley on a few projects, including the development and construction of the Beddoe course at Chedoke and Whirlpool Niagara parks, where he became the first pro/chief manager .

    Nicol Thompson was the Hamilton club’s head professional from 1899-1901, 1903 and 1912-1945.

    He was the head professional of the Birmingham Country Club in Alabama from 1904 to 1911.

    When he returned to the Hamilton G&CC in 1912, he and Superintendent John Sutherland were tasked with finding the property that would become the club’s new home. This Ancaster farm, purchased in 1914, became the current golf course.

    Nicol was not a founding member of the PGA of Canada as he was working in Birmingham when it was formed in 1911.

    He became very active in the CPGA after returning to Hamilton in 1912 and served as president of the organization from 1923 to 1926.

    Shortly after returning to Canada, Thompson established himself as one of the top professional golfers in the country. He finished second at the 1913 Canadian Open in Montreal and in 1930, when the Open was contested at the Hamilton G&CC, Thompson led the tournament after two rounds, eventually finishing seventh, earning him the princely sum of $50.

    Thompson won the CPGA championship in 1922 and finished second in 1919 and 1924. He also won the Ontario Open championship in 1925.

    “The great old man of Canadian golf” died in Hamilton in August 1955 at the age of 75.

    “Mr. Thompson was well liked by the members and was really focused on the service he provided to them,” Hamilton chairman Richard Lennox said in a letter of support to the PGA Hall of Fame Selection Committee. from Canada.

    “The successful operation of the HGCC Caddy program was very near and dear to him.”

    This program continues to this day.

    All in one : COVID-19 may not have completely disappeared, but in another sign that golf is getting back to normal, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board has approved the return of the college golf championship.

    The tournament, which did not take place in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID, will be played this year on May 25 with a shotgun at 10 a.m. in Oak Gables.

    The college championship was first held in 2004 on the Martin Course in Chedoke where the winners were Laura Hildebrandt and Mackenzie Hughes.

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