TUESDAY | OCTOBER 3, 2017
by Alex Miceli

Now that everyone has washed the champagne out of their hair and the singing has concluded from the recent Presidents Cup, it’s time to think about the next hurdle for the Americans in team golf: the Europeans.

The Ryder Cup will be played in France in September. Unlike last week’s matches at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., where the crowds were partisan and the course offered a familiar setup for the Americans, Le Golf National near Paris will present a different challenge.

 



Keep any criticism of Woods relevant 

Do golf's pundits have a grudge with Tiger Woods? (“Plenty of questions, few answers with Woods,” Sept. 25, http://bit.ly/2fEdDDl).

The vast majority of articles concerning Woods are very derogatory and mean-spirited. They seem to be pleased at what has happened to him and disappointed that the average fan does not share their umbrage. They always go over the negative events in detail, even when they have no direct connection to the subject or event being addressed. I suspect this may relate to the fact that Woods was not known for granting in-depth and personal interviews.

 


3

Number of victories during her rookie season on the Symetra Tour for Hannah Green, who completed a wire-to-wire victory Monday at the rain-delayed IOA Golf Classic. Green, 20, of Perth, Australia, completed a final-round 2-under 69 for a 13-under 200 total at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood, Fla., to win the tournament by two strokes. Green moved up one spot, to third, on the Volvik Race for the Card money list entering this week’s season finale and will be promoted to the LPGA tour for 2018 (scores: http://bit.ly/1qbwkBd).

 



Changed: Its name, from Forrest Crossing Golf Course to The Crossing Golf Course, to distance itself from Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader, according to The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper. 

 



FROM THE INDUSTRY

Casa de Campo Resort and Villas announced two “Unlimited Teeth of the Dog” stay-and-play golf packages at the Pete Dye-designed course in La Romana, Dominican Republic. One package, which includes breakfast and unlimited golf, starts at $247 per person, per night. The other, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and drinks and other sports at the resort, starts at $375 per person, per night. The offers run through Dec. 21, 2018.

 

Tiffany Faucette, the lead instructor at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Va., has been named one of the “50 Best LPGA Teachers” by the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals, according to Billy Casper Golf, which manages the 1757 Golf Club.

 

Castlewood Country Club’s Valley Course in Pleasanton, Calif., is undergoing a bunker-renovation project that the club expects to finish by early December. During the project, which began Sept. 7 and is being performed by Heritage Links Golf Course Construction, nine holes will be closed at a time.

 

Troon, which manages more than 270 golf courses worldwide, launched sale of its 2018 Troon Cards. The cards, sold for specific states and regions of the U.S., offer discounted green fees, preferred tee times and other benefits. The cards are valid Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018, and available at www.TroonCards.com or participating facilities.

 

Golfbreaks.com launched its October “Early Birdie” promotion, providing up to $1,000 in savings on a golf vacation booked by Oct. 31 and taken at any time through the end of 2018. Information is available at usa.golfbreaks.com/early-birdie or at 1-844-676-4653.

 

CALENDAR
October 5-8
European Tour: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
PGA Tour: Safeway Open
Silverado Resort and Spa (North), Napa, Calif.
Symetra Tour: Symetra Tour Championship
LPGA International (Jones), Daytona Beach, Fla.
October 7-12
Men’s amateur: U.S. Men’s Mid-Amateur
Capital City Club (Crabapple), Woodstock, Ga.

      
SUBSCRIBE  |  ARCHIVES  |  ABOUT US  |  PRIVACY  |  TERMS OF SERVICE  |  CONTACT
To unsubscribe or update your email preferences, please click here.
12700 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191
Copyright © 2017 - MorningRead.com