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  1/28/2015 5:24:00 PM
Hopewell Valley GC near Princeton is for sale. 
  1/28/2015 9:13:00 AM
Allenby's animosity toward media misplaced.  Robert Allenby targeted the media in an acrimonious news conference Tuesday.
Recent Editor Picks
  1/27/2015 7:38:00 PM
Allenby defiantly stands by his account, blames media for the controversy. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Robert Allenby defiantly stuck to his story on Tuesday while blaming the media for creating and sustaining a controversy from his night on the town in Honolulu on Jan. 16. “There has...
  1/27/2015 5:03:00 PM
The Grind: "Deflategate’s" possible link to golf, Paulina’s baby, and first worl. Welcome to a special 100th edition (!) of The Grind, where we, well, OK, so we don’t have anything special planned. We’ve been just as caught up in "Deflategate" as everyone else and just...
  1/27/2015 1:08:00 PM
Woods explains how cameraman knocked out tooth.  We’ve already read the explanation for Tiger Woods’ missing front tooth from his management team.
  1/27/2015 1:08:00 PM
Sifford in stable condition in Cleveland hospital.  Charlie Sifford, the man who broke golf’s color barrier, is in stable condition Southpoint Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, fighting a bacterial infection after also suffering a stroke, Golf Channel learned Monday.
  1/27/2015 11:48:00 AM
Hansen’s “A Difficult Par” wins USGA Book Award. The U.S. Golf Association has given its prestigious Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2014 to James Hansen for his definitive biography of Robert Trent Jones Sr., “A Difficult Par: Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the Making of Modern Golf."
  1/27/2015 8:46:00 AM
'16 Open host Royal Troon reviewing all-male policy.  Royal Troon Golf Club, which next year will host the Open Championship, announced Tuesday a “comprehensive” review of its all-male membership policy.
  1/27/2015 8:46:00 AM
Report: USGA to announce Senior Women's Open.  The USGA will soon announce the creation of a new U.S. Senior Women’s Open, according to a report from Golfweek.
  1/26/2015 9:21:00 PM
This guy had the best time of anyone at the PGA Show and it wasn’t even close. Matty Duplessis is an entrepreneur, an entertainer, and an accomplished golfer. Oh yeah, he’s also only 11. We recently highlighted his music video in which Matty, better known by his social media handles @Md_18undapar, shows...
  1/26/2015 5:16:00 PM
Back9Network eliminating 35 full-time positions, sues former CEO. The Back9Network, the new golf lifestyle channel that made its debut Aug. 29 on DirecTV, is eliminating 35 full-time positions, the Hartford Business Journal reported. CEO Charles Cox called it "a thoughtful strategy that will...
  1/26/2015 4:43:00 PM
Drought could delay test event at Olympic Course. A severe drought could further delay efforts to hold a mandatory test event at golf’s Olympic Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
Clinton: Golf 'best therapy a president can have'.  President Barack Obama, and every golf-loving commander-in-chief, before him has taken a lot of grief for his numerous trips to the course.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
Allenby saga takes more twists.  A new development in Robert Allenby’s story of being robbed in Hawaii calls into question previous accounts. Rex Hoggard reports.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
Kite's wife, Christy, passes away.  Christy Kite, wife of World Golf Hall-of-Famer Tom Kite, passed away Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
  1/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
The Country Club chosen as Boston Olympic golf host.  Documents show that a bid by Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics include The Country Club as a potential venue for golf.
  1/25/2015 5:48:00 PM
D. Johnson on lawsuit: It's been a distraction.  In an interview with on Friday Dustin Johnson, but there remains a professional challenge that still looms.
  1/24/2015 10:40:00 AM
The Union League GC at Torresdale: Makeover for a classic club and course. If all goes as scheduled, in early or mid-May, the Donald Ross-designed course we’ve long known as Torresdale-Frankford Country Club will stage something of a grand reopening amid hoopla and high hopes.

Along with a new name – it is now called The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale – the venerable club in Northeast Philadelphia will boast a $3 million restoration of its classic-era the course, and a $4 million renovation of its stately clubhouse.

"Bringing these two clubs together is the new business model," said Jeff McFadden, general manager of the Union League.
  1/23/2015 12:19:00 AM
Oosterhuis to retire after 20 years in broadcast. Peter Oosterhuis of England is retiring after 20 years as a golf analyst for CBS Sports and Golf Channel.
  1/22/2015 7:05:00 PM
Robert Allenby isn’t getting any help from Honolulu witnesses. Another day, another version of what happened to Robert Allenby last Friday night in Honolulu. On Wednesday, a third homeless person, Chris Khamis, came forward as a witness, telling his side of the story to...
  1/22/2015 5:40:00 PM
Mickelson sees progress for Ryder Cup team. Phil Mickelson, in his first public comments since the final day of the Ryder Cup, spoke favorably Thursday about the fallout he helped initiate, saying he expects good things to come from the task force that has been formed to address the U.S. team’s iss
  1/22/2015 1:32:00 PM
Live from Day Two at the PGA Merchandise Show. Upgraded towels The towel on my bag is boring and gross. The towels made Devant Towels are not. They got involved with the caricature artist David O’Keefe to create some pretty fun towels. The one here...
  1/21/2015 7:35:00 PM
Weird/awesome golf news of the week: Lee Westwood saved a man from drowning. Lee Westwood’s performance under pressure at major championships has long been questioned. But boy, did he prove he can come up clutch off the golf course. The reported that Lee Westwood saved British millionaire...
  1/21/2015 6:35:00 PM
The golf industry gets behind a new golf website for women. A new golf website for women,, has just launched. The site is the product of a long list of partners: the LPGA, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, The First Tee, the USGA,...
  1/21/2015 5:55:00 PM
Olympic Golf officials feeling better about preparations for 2016. (Well sort of. During an International Golf Foundation panel discussion at the PGA Merchandise Show,  officials updated attendees on the progress of golf’s return to the Olympics in 2016. Mid-way through the Q&A session, a member of...
  1/21/2015 3:19:00 AM
It’s a boy! Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson announce the birth of their first. As President Barack Obama started to give his sixth State of the Union address, a different type of message started to spread across the country over the Internet. Paulina Gretzky had given birth to a...
  1/21/2015 2:53:00 AM
Reviving the Hogan Club Line and Returning It to Its Roots. Until Tuesday at the P.G.A. Merchandise Show, golfers had not seen new clubs bearing the Hogan name in seven years. But Terry Koehler, who grew up idolizing Ben Hogan, has resurrected the line.
  1/20/2015 8:27:00 PM
A man nicknamed "Tiger Hoods" built a mini-golf course in Brooklyn out of trash. People react differently to tough times. Very differently. When one Brooklyn man’s wife divorced him, he turned to creating a mini-golf course out of trash to feel better. On Tuesday, The New York Times ran...
  1/20/2015 6:14:00 PM
7 things we learned about Dustin Johnson in his first interview since taking a l. In his first interview since taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson opened up about growing up, missing golf, and getting help. Pete Thamel has the story in this week’s Sports...
  1/20/2015 4:49:00 PM
Italian ski organizers say Tiger wasn’t hit in the tooth by a cameraman. 
  1/20/2015 3:07:00 PM
Gil Hanse tabbed to design a third course at Streamsong Resort and a fourth coul. Streamsong Resort’s two golf courses had quite the debut in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses issue, which came out earlier this month. And now the trendy Florida destination is about to be...
  1/20/2015 2:39:00 PM
Allenby responds to conflicting reports of alleged abduction.  There have been conflicting reports about Robert Allenby’s alleged kidnapping and robbery this past weekend in Honolulu.
  1/20/2015 2:39:00 PM
Woman: Allenby found one block from bar, not 10 km.  An Australian TV station is reporting Monday that it tracked down the homeless woman who found a beaten and robbed Robert Allenby, but she disputes a few key details of Allenby’s account.
  1/20/2015 2:35:00 PM
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  1/20/2015 12:52:00 AM
Tiger Woods’ missing tooth saga continues, dentists around the world prepare to . Lindsey Vonn broke a 35-year-old skiing record with her 63rd career World Cup victory and boyfriend Tiger Woods was there to see it. Well, we think this is him:According to a USA Today story, Woods...
  1/19/2015 2:04:00 PM
Golf at a crossroads - sponsor. Golf’s leaders are warned that they must not squander the opportunity of Rio 2016 to broaden the appeal of the sport.
  1/19/2015 1:26:00 PM
Missing Links: ’Was this golf’s biggest choke?’ Kaymer’s collapse recalls Van de. Stories of interest you might have missed? “Was this golf’s biggest choke?” James Corrigan of the Telegraph asks. “Certainly Martin Kaymer’s remarkable capitulation from being 10 shots ahead with 13 holes to play to losing...
  1/19/2015 1:12:00 PM
Woods, missing tooth, supports Vonn in Italy. Tiger Woods showed up in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Monday to support girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, who won her 63rd World Cup title.
  1/19/2015 10:24:00 AM
Vonn's mother likes 'nice guy' Woods.  Tiger Woods wasn’t present for Lindsey Vonn’s record-tying win Sunday, but he was watching at home, and he has made a positive impression on Vonn’s mother.
  1/19/2015 10:24:00 AM
Watson's car nets $410K for charity at auction.  Bubba Watson’s car sold for $410,000 Friday at auction, with all proceeds donated to Birdies for the Brave.
  1/19/2015 10:24:00 AM
Golf Channel celebrating 20th anniversary.  Twenty years ago on Saturday, Arnold Palmer flipped a ceremonial switch to launch a risky venture that cynics saw as an easy punch line.
  1/18/2015 2:41:00 PM
Golfer Allenby on robbery: Happy I’m alive. His left eye bruised and swollen shut, Australian golfer Robert Allenby is still shaking over a beating and robbery that left him unable to remember anything except being dumped in a gutter near a park.
  1/18/2015 2:39:00 AM
Aussie Robert Allenby reportedly kidnapped, beaten robbed Friday night in Honolu. Robert Allenby of Australia reportedly was kidnapped, beaten and robbed after leaving a wine bar in Honolulu after missing the cut in the Sony Open of Hawaii on Friday, the Golf Channel has reported. Allenby’s...
  1/17/2015 7:25:00 AM
Every DQ’ed from Sony Open over club rule. Matt Every became the first PGA Tour player to be disqualified from an event in 2015 when he played with a non-conforming club in Friday’s second round of the Sony Open.
  1/17/2015 3:03:00 AM
Justin Leonard admits he’s been a slacker recently, but that’s all about to chan. HONOLULU -- Justin Leonard has been a slacker. If this is news to you, don’t feel bad. It also was news to Justin Leonard. A former British Open champion and Ryder Cup hero, Leonard, at 42,...
  1/16/2015 6:05:00 PM
There’s a petition circulating to ban Chris Berman from commentating on golf tou. If your New Year’s resolution is to be a more proactive citizen in 2015, or if you’re just in the mood for some good ’ole fashioned trouble making, we stumbled across a few golf-related petitions...
  1/16/2015 5:55:00 PM
USGA already seeking volunteers for 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont. 
  1/16/2015 4:18:00 PM
At first glance, the anchoring ban could be the best thing to ever happen to bel. Admittedly, it’s a small sample size. A very small sample size. But Webb Simpson’s 62 at the Sony Open in his first PGA Tour round with a regular putter showed the long putter he’s been...
  1/16/2015 10:43:00 AM
20 Years of Golf: Players' advice to 20-year-old selves.  If PGA Tour pros knew then what they know now, what would they do differently? On Golf Channel’s 20th anniversary, here’s what some of the game’s biggest names would tell their 20-year-old selves.
  1/15/2015 7:13:00 PM
Bill Clinton defends President Obama’s golf habit. Former President Bill Clinton defended President Barack Obama’s golf habit in a guest appearance on the television show “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Wednesday. Meyers brought up the criticism Obama has endured for his...
  1/15/2015 6:04:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus didn’t have his swing speed tested until he was 58 -- and it was s. Jack Nicklaus never worked with launch monitors and TrackMans during his time on the PGA Tour. But when the 18-time major champ finally had his swing tested as a senior, Nicklaus showed why he had...
  1/13/2015 2:08:00 PM - By USGA Staff
Philadelphia Cricket Club awarded 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball. First, the newly-restored Cricket Club gets the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship, in June.

Now, the USGA has picked Cricket to host the 2020 Amateur Four-Ball, it’s newest championship.

These are fine times for the Wissahickon Course, which was also cited by Golf Digest as one of the best restoration projects of the year.

Photo: Philadelphia Cricket Club
  1/12/2015 5:27:00 PM
Hanse says Olympic Golf Course is complete.  After a series of setbacks, the Olympic Golf Course is finally complete.
  1/12/2015 5:27:00 PM
Trump: 'Great surprises' planned for Turnberry redesign.  Donald Trump is optimistic that Turnberry will soon land another Open Championship after changes are made to a critical three-hole stretch around the turn.
  1/10/2015 10:44:00 AM
Ryder Cup Meltdown: Inside the split between Mickelson and Watson. In the February issue of Golf Digest, Jaime Diaz takes a stab at getting to the bottom of what went wrong between Phil Mickelson, the veteran star for the Americans, and Tom Watson, the respected captain of the American squad that got soundly thumped.

Egos, contrasting styles, a test of wills -- it’s all there.

"Those two rubbed each other the wrong way," former PGA president Ted Bishop told Diaz.
  1/9/2015 3:32:00 PM
Watch Judge Judy tackle one of the thorniest golf issues of our time. If I’m on the course and hook my golf ball off the course, through a nearby road and through somebody else’s window, am I responsible for the damages?That question still occurs to golfers every time...
  1/9/2015 10:39:00 AM
Tiger planning to play Phoenix, Torrey Pines. Tiger Woods will make his 2015 debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a tournament he has not played since 2001.
  1/9/2015 5:00:00 AM
Farewells In 2014. Remembering noteworthy people the game lost last year.
  1/8/2015 9:02:00 PM
Tiger Woods’ former island (yes, island) in Sweden is for sale and it looks incr. To paraphrase Justin Timberlake’s Sean Parker portrayal in "The Social Network," just having a sweet house isn’t cool anymore. You know what’s cool? Having a sweet house on your own private island. But alas, when...
  1/8/2015 4:32:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus documentary set for Fox. As a lead-in to the NFC Championship on Jan. 18, Fox Sports will air “Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion,” a one-hour documentary highlighting the career of Jack Nicklaus. As a lead-in to the NFC Championship on Jan. 18, Fox Sports will air “Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion,” a one-hour documentary hi
  1/8/2015 1:52:00 PM
Ex-PGA president Ted Bishop: My side of the story. Golf magazine is out with nice interview with the former president of the PGA of America, who was fired in humiliating fashion a post-Ryder Cup dust-up with Ian Poulter.

Q: Do you think people at the PGA wanted you out and saw this as an opportunity?

A: Yeah, I do. As the events unfolded, I might have been naïve about some of what was going on around me. The PGA of America gave me a lot of flexibility and freedom to say whatever I wanted. I knew there were times when I got close to the line, but I felt I never crossed it. This is just my nature. That’s who I am and what I do.
  1/8/2015 1:00:00 PM
Watson reads Masters invitation in ESPN commercial. In this year’s Masters commercial for ESPN, defending champion Bubba Watson reads the invitation sent to players who are invited to the tournament. In this year’s Masters commercial for ESPN, defending champion Bubba Watson reads the invitation sent to players who are invited to the tournament.
  1/7/2015 11:00:00 PM
Barbara Nicklaus to receive USGA's Bob Jones Award.  Barbara Nicklaus has been named the recipient of the USGA’s Bob Jones Award, the organization’s highest honor.
  1/7/2015 11:00:00 PM
Clock ticking as anchoring ban looms in 2016.  With the anchor ban only one year away, Adam Scott and others are on the clock.
  1/6/2015 7:00:00 PM
It’s a threesome: Smoltz joins golf partners (and teammates) Glavine, Maddux in . It was a reasonably safe bet that John Smoltz would join former Atlanta Braves teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but an even better bet is that he’ll...
  1/6/2015 5:42:00 PM
Augusta National unseats Pine Valley as No. 1 in Golf Digest latest rankings. Augusta National, home of the Masters, and Pine Valley, our hometown layout of some distinction, continue to play leap-frog with one another in the latest Golf Digest rankings of America’s 100 Greatest Courses.

Pine Valley maintains a shred of dignity and self-respect by holding on to the No. 2 spot.

All this is, of course, a way to sell magazines and keep golfers debating the merits of courses most of them will never play.
  1/6/2015 10:18:00 AM
Duval to join Golf Channel as studio analyst. David Duval is joining Golf Channel as a studio analyst for some of the biggest tournaments.
  1/6/2015 5:00:00 AM
America’s 100 Greatest Courses Shake-up. For the Golden Anniversary of our ranking, Augusta National is the new No. 1. That’s just a start of the changes.
  1/5/2015 9:50:00 PM
Center Square GC under agreement of sale by developer. 
  1/5/2015 3:56:00 AM
With a Weight Off Her Shoulders, a Former L.P.G.A. Pro Is Happy to Carry Bags. After losing her full L.P.G.A. status, Meaghan Francella returns to the tour as a caddie.
  1/4/2015 11:20:00 AM
Golfers react to death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott. Golfers pay their respects via Twitter to late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, 49, who died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Golfers pay their respects via Twitter to late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, 49, who died Sunday after a battle with cancer.
  1/4/2015 4:26:00 AM
Four-Ball: Tiger, Lefty aim for 2015 rebounds. And Tony Finau to be early favorite for PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year
  1/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Punch Shot: Bold predictions for 2015. writers offer up some bold predictions as we embark on a new year.
  1/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Video: Father hits ball to yank son's tooth.  If Nike ever grows tired of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, we may have found replacement pitchmen.
  1/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Chamblee: My unpredictable year in review.  No wins by Tiger? A golf exec’s ill-advised tweet? A Ryder Cup revolution? No one saw those things coming in 2014.
  12/31/2014 6:03:00 PM
Cost of Masters badge rises 30 percent; now $325.  One of the best deals in sports just got a bit more expensive.
  12/31/2014 6:03:00 PM
Top 10 in 2014: Controversies.  Did DJ take a leave of absence, or was he suspended? Our Top 10 controversies of 2014.
  12/31/2014 6:03:00 PM
Grill Room Awards: Best (and worst) of 2014.  The 2014 campaign is in the books. Here are the nominees for the year’s most memorable moments. Who are the winners? You decide.
  12/31/2014 6:03:00 PM
Top 10 in 2014: Oops Moments.  Our top 10 oops moments of 2014 are here for your viewing pleasure. What were these people thinking? Not even Phil Mickelson knows.
  12/31/2014 10:00:00 AM
Top 10 men’s amateur golf storylines in 2014. From Gunn Yang’s incredible performance at the U.S. Amateur to Beau Hossler’s dominating summer, Cassie Stein looks back at the top 10 storylines from the 2014 men’s amateur season. From Gunn Yang’s incredible performance at the U.S. Amateur to Beau Hossler’s dominating summer, Cassie Stein looks ba
  12/30/2014 5:01:00 PM
It’s Tiger Woods’ birthday today. Here’s a look at how he’s aged through the yea. Tiger Woods turned 39 on Tuesday, one year away from the big 4-0. Because Tiger has lived most of his life in the spotlight (being a phenomenon will do that to you), the world has...
  12/30/2014 10:54:00 AM
Burning questions for Tiger in 2015. Is a major run still possible after turning 39?
  12/30/2014 5:00:00 AM
The Year In Golf WAGs. A look back at 2014 through the lives of the wives and girlfriends of the PGA Tour.
  12/30/2014 12:57:00 AM
A year in golf: Tales from the Tour (The Associated Press). 

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  12/28/2014 10:57:00 AM
Montco board begins to mull long-range future of Twining Valley GC. 
  12/26/2014 6:05:00 PM
Help wanted: Augusta National seeks candidate with ’experience in...military, Se. Looking for a job in golf? The Augusta National Golf Club has posted one in the Augusta Chronicle, though some of the requirements are likely to disqualify virtually everyone. (Getty Images photo) For instance, among...
  12/26/2014 8:49:00 AM
Final week to buy best-value tickets to 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster CC. 
  12/24/2014 11:13:00 PM
Notes: 2015 Masters field could exceed 100 players.  Here’s a new tradition unlike any other – the race to see if the Masters can keep its field under 100 players by April.
  12/24/2014 5:39:00 PM
Bubba Watson and wife adopting baby daughter. Bubba Watson and wife Angie are in the process of adopting a baby girl, Dakota, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday. Caleb has a brand new baby sister, Dakota. Watson Family is now 4 and...
  12/24/2014 2:26:00 PM
Missing Links: A ’healthy’ Tiger says ’it’s fun to be able to play with my kids . Stories of interest you might have missed? “I’m mostly excited about being healthy again,” Tiger Woods writes on his website in this look at the year past and the year ahead. “I’ve struggled for the...
  12/24/2014 9:54:00 AM
Stricker has surgery to alleviate pain in hip. Steve Stricker has had surgery on a bulging disk in his lower back to alleviate recurring issues in his hip area.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays. 


  12/23/2014 6:26:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus is colorblind. Here’s what that looks like. Jack Nicklaus has been color blind his entire life. The effects were so severe that he couldn’t even distinguish between the different colored numbers on leader boards while he was competing. According to a...
  12/22/2014 2:06:00 PM
Missing Links: Navy SEAL who shot Bin Laden found golf ’more stressful than comb. Stories of interest you might have missed? “The future of golf is handicapped,” the headline to this story by Harrison Jacobs of the Economist says. The handicaps are familiar: It takes too long and it’s...
  12/19/2014 9:24:00 AM
Ticket sales for ’15 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster CC set to break records. 
  12/19/2014 2:54:00 AM
Harig: Tiger, Nicklaus take differing paths. Tiger’s playing career followed Jack Nicklaus’ track, but the same won’t be said when it comes to designing courses, writes’s Bob Harig.
  12/18/2014 8:05:00 PM
Paula Creamer looks like she’s really enjoying her honeymoon. Paula Creamer married Derek Heath last Friday (12/13/14 was a hot wedding date) in Windermere, Fla. This week, the LPGA star looks like she’s really enjoying her honeymoon in "paradise." Good morning from paradise.... Mrs....
  12/18/2014 4:21:00 PM
This local legend just became the oldest golfer to ever make a hole-in-one. At 103, Gus Andreone was already the oldest member of the PGA of America. Now, he’s also the oldest golfer to ever record a hole-in-one. had the story of Andreone’s latest feat, a hole-in-one...
  12/18/2014 2:36:00 PM
Klein: Pebble Beach’s 18th just fine without cypress tree. If a tree falls on a single course, does the sound resonate across the entire industry? Apparently, that’s the case. In fact, it has happened twice this year. If a tree falls on a single course, does the sound resonate across the entire industry? Apparently, that’s the case. In fact, it has happened twice this year.
  12/18/2014 8:06:00 AM
The Economist weighs in heavily on the State of Golf. 
  12/18/2014 7:47:00 AM
Lester George to create master plan for North Hills Country Club. Golf architect Lester George has been engaged by historic North Hills Country Club in Glenside to create a long-range master plan of renovations for the club.

The golf course, originally designed by J. Franklin Meehan in 1908, and later renovated by William Flynn, was built around the remnants of three abandoned iron mines.

Golf Course Architecture magazine has the details.

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  12/18/2014 12:55:00 AM
Guy hits himself in the head with a golf ball, takes sucking at golf to a whole . The next time you have a bad round, or three-putt, or do anything on the golf course that you’re not very proud of, just think of this video.Remember it, revisit it, treasure it, because...
  12/17/2014 2:08:00 PM
Cuba’s economic rebirth could make golf a reality. President Barack Obama’??s announcement Dec. 17 of a new era in Cuban-American relations, including normalized diplomatic recognition and some modest restrictions in trade, represent considerable steps for golf in that country. President Barack Obama’??s announcement Dec. 17 of a new era in Cuban-American relations,
  12/17/2014 10:34:00 AM
LPGA pros’ hard choice: When to walk away. For LPGA players, who compete for smaller purses, difficult family choices and a second career come quickly. For LPGA players, who compete for smaller purses, difficult family choices and a second career come quickly.
  12/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Daly having a Sirius-ly good time with radio debut.  By the looks of things, John Daly is Sirius-ly enjoying having his own radio show, "Hit it Hard."
  12/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Ex-R&A captain's daughter killed in Sydney shooting.  Katrina Dawson, daughter of former R&A captain Sandy Dawson, was among two hostages killed this week during a standoff in a Sydney cafe.
  12/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Torrance: Faldo an 'a******' for Garcia comments.  Sam Torrance is just the latest European to take offense to Nick Faldo’s comments during the Ryder Cup about Sergio Garcia.
  12/17/2014 10:00:00 AM
Stacy Lewis is a modern-day athlete who ’gets it’. Jeff Babineau’s Untold Story of 2014 touches on the fact that there is not a more underrated, underappreciated star in our game than the LPGA’s Stacy Lewis. Jeff Babineau’s Untold Story of 2014 touches on the fact that there is not a more underrated, underappreciated star in our game than the LPGA’s Stacy Lewis.
  12/17/2014 12:56:00 AM
First Female PGA Officer Suzy Whaley Hopes To Make A Difference. Suzy Whaley was elected the PGA of America’s secretary and is in line to become president in four years. She’s certainly in a position to influence women to join her in the golf business.
  12/16/2014 10:59:00 PM
Last-minute shoppers, how about a house at Pebble Beach? Here’s one for $37.5 mi. Still shopping for the golfer who has everything? How about a house at Pebble Beach? Here’s one that borders Pebble Beach Golf Links and Carmel Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., the only home to do so....
  12/16/2014 8:05:00 PM
Bubba Watson released his first solo music video -- and we’re not quite sure wha. Bubba Watson means well. For the past few years, he’s dubbed himself "Bubbaclaus" and run a contest on Twitter in which he gives out Christmas presents. And in 2014, Bubbaclaus is back, only this time...
  12/16/2014 6:38:00 PM
Turns out, Jim Furyk is quite the romantic! The classic story of how he met his . When you think of Jim Furyk, the most common descriptions that come to mind are likely a hard-nosed, workman-like attitude. He’s carved out a tremendously successful career on the PGA Tour -- one of the...
  12/16/2014 5:21:00 PM
The Grind: Paula Creamer gets married, Tiger teams up with Trump, and Rickie and. Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we have never complained about cameras on the golf course. Ian Poulter and Billy Horschel grabbed headlines for doing just that on Saturday, which came shortly...
  12/16/2014 3:00:00 PM
Watson makes rap music video as Bubba Claus. Bubba Watson released a music video of him rapping under the guise of Bubba Watson released a music video of him rapping under the guise of "Bubbaclause."
  12/16/2014 1:48:00 PM
Sam Torrance just called Nick Faldo an "a*******". The 2014 Ryder Cup was, by almost every measure, a fantastic success for the Europeans. Its 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 victory was so humiliating for the Americans that it divided the team and forced...
  12/16/2014 10:01:00 AM
Bilas: U.S. Ryder Cuppers can learn from USA Basketball. ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas says that the U.S. Ryder Cup team can learn from the rise of USA basketball. ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas says that the U.S. Ryder Cup team can learn from the rise of USA basketball.
  12/15/2014 4:05:00 PM
The guy in this commercial clearly just topped his drive. If you watched the PNC Father-Son Challenge last weekend, you probably saw this commercial from Oppenheimer Funds. The ad said everything you’d expect from a well-respected investment bank, but golf nuts everywhere couldn’t help but...
  12/15/2014 1:46:00 PM
Ernie Els: Tiger Woods was the greatest of all... but now I must beat golf’s you. 
  12/15/2014 12:59:00 PM
Wie adds actress to her long list of accomplishments.  It appears that Michelle Wie can add "actress" to her long list of accomplishments.
  12/15/2014 12:52:00 PM
Tour Confidential: What’s Up With Tiger’s Short Game? Plus, Jordan Spieth’s Amaz. Tiger Woods returned to golf with some sweet swings and some flubbed chips. Our roundtable on Tiger’s rust, Jordan Spieth’s amazing run and Keegan Bradley benching the belly putter.
  12/13/2014 10:02:00 PM
Joe Buck on Fox Sports’ golf debut: ’Right now, we are not worthy. Someday, mayb. The skepticism with which many greeted the news that the USGA had turned over its championships to a golf upstart won’t dissipate with one telecast, but it’s not likely that Fox Sports did much to...
  12/12/2014 2:23:00 AM
Toppled tree won’t be replaced until after the AT&T Pebble Beach . Pebble Beach Golf Links will not replace the cypress tree in the 18th fairway toppled by a storm there on Thursday until after the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February, RJ Harper, executive vice...
  12/11/2014 8:02:00 PM
Jerry Seinfeld declares himself a "WASP," goes and plays golf. The connection between golf and Jerry Seinfeld seems to be growing stronger by the day. Mere weeks after one of our editors spotted a Golf Digest in the background of a Seinfeld re-run, Jerry decided...
  12/11/2014 7:00:00 PM
Explainer: Understanding Rory McIlroy’s court case against his former agents. Rory McIlroy’s court case against Horizon Sports Management, Rory’s former agency, keeps rumbling on, but some interesting new revelations came to light this week. With the case scheduled to go to court in February, there’s...
  12/11/2014 6:27:00 PM
Storm topples tree in 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. One of the two cypress trees in the landing area of the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links was toppled Thursday by strong winds that were a part of what the National Weather Service...
  12/11/2014 5:25:00 PM
You’ve been practicing golf all wrong, and there’s science to prove it. Have you been to the range recently? If so, you probably adhered to the typical range pattern, starting with some wedges, working your way through your irons, before moving on to hybrids, fairway woods, and...
  12/11/2014 3:35:00 PM
Tour players are great big babyish crybabies (about cameras). The pros get upset if a camera on another fairway clicks during their backswing. What babies! During a recent Golf Digest assignment in Florida (at Streamsong Resort -- see “Buddy This!”, in the January issue), three...
  12/11/2014 3:12:00 PM
Patrick Reed’s wife suffers seizure, rushed to hospital. Patrick Reed’s wife, Justine, was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after suffering a grand mal seizure, according to a statement released by Reed through IMG.Justine was in the bathtub when she suffered the seizure, and...
  12/10/2014 2:34:00 PM
Jeff Overton reportedly ejected from Madison Square Garden watching his favorite. A fiery competitor on the golf course (Think: "Boom, baby!!!"), Jeff Overton is just as passionate about his Indiana Hoosiers on the basketball court. There’s nothing wrong with cheering on your alma mater, but apparently,...
  12/10/2014 1:41:00 PM
Missing Links: Steve Stricker nears a crossroads in semi-retirement. Stories of interest you might have missed? It has not been an easy transition to semi-retirement for Steve Stricker, and it “could be coming to a crossroads,” Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press writes. “Even...
  12/9/2014 10:05:00 PM
There is optimism at Treetops Resort despite bankruptcy reorganization. The news, on the surface, was not good: Treetops Resort, once a highly-acclaimed golf and skiing destination in Northern Michigan, had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Was it another sign of waning interest in...
  12/9/2014 9:14:00 PM
Source: U.S. Ryder Cup task force meets for first time.  The U.S. Ryder Cup task force met on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the meeting.
  12/9/2014 9:14:00 PM
Horizon claims McIlroy wiped clean mobile phones.  Horizon Sports, as part of its on-going legal battle with Rory McIlroy, says McIlroy “wiped clean” up to eight mobile phones, the Irish Times is reporting.
  12/9/2014 9:14:00 PM
Rory wins Golf Writers Trophy for 2nd time in 3 years.  How good was Rory McIlroy’s 2014? The fact that he’s winning trophies without playing should give you an idea.
  12/9/2014 4:29:00 PM
The Grind: Chunking Tiger, hidden baboon, John Daly’s big week & Paulina’s baby . Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we wonder when the Royal Family is going to get out to a PGA Tour event. That happening -- even at a tournament like the Sanderson Farms...
  12/9/2014 11:21:00 AM
Tiger Woods to design Trump course in Dubai. Tiger Woods has been tabbed to design an 18-hole championship course at Trump World Golf Club Dubai, a course that is expected to open by the end of 2017. Tiger Woods has been tabbed to design an 18-hole championship course at Trump World Golf Club Dubai, a course that is expected to open by the end of
  12/8/2014 8:18:00 PM
Either this kid way overreacted to a missed putt, or there was, like, a lot of m. If this video doesn’t describe exactly what golf is, I don’t know what does. Follow @lukekerrdineen !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");...
  12/8/2014 4:55:00 PM
What to expect from Fox Sports’ golf debut at the Shark Shootout this week. For the first time since Golf Channel’s 1995 debut, there is a new network in town. Fox Sports makes its golf telecasting debut during this week’s Shark Shootout when they handle production of the event’s...
  12/7/2014 1:45:00 PM
Putting Merion back like it was before the U.S. Open. A year and a half after the 2013 U.S. Open, Merion Golf Club is almost finished putting the East Course back the way it was. That was the plan all along. If anything, the club expected the restoration work to be completed sooner.

The restoration project involves removing a couple of bunkers that were added for the Open, moving two other bunkers, restoring one bunker that had been removed in he early 1990s, plus widening the fairways to their pre-Open widths of about 30 yards. Gil Hanse is handling the bunker work.
  12/4/2014 7:29:00 PM
Tiger Woods’ latest comeback gets off to about the most disastrous start imagina. Tiger Woods went from being back to being in a back yard with his opening tee shot on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge. Woods pulled a fairway wood out of bounds -- his first...
  12/4/2014 6:39:00 PM
5 Years After Crash, Tiger Woods Is Still Recovering. Since Woods won the 2008 United States Open, he has had two operations, become a father for the second time, been divorced and reached the cusp of middle age.
  12/4/2014 5:39:00 PM
A harsh reminder for Tiger as he makes his latest comeback: Rory is the betting . In all likelihood, neither Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy will break Jack Nicklaus’ career mark of 18 major championship titles. But for now, oddsmakers like Rory’s chances of pulling off the feat better. Related: The...
  12/4/2014 5:23:00 PM
Golfer Killed By Crocodile While Retrieving Golf Ball. 

After being challenged to retrieve golf balls from a lake, a 29-year-old man was killed by a crocodile on a South African golf course on Wednesday.

According to a Bloomberg report, Jacques Van der Sandt was attacked by a 13-foot-long crocodile while

  12/4/2014 5:23:00 PM
So Long Rory -- Is Caroline Wozniacki Dating Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan?. It appears that world No. 1 McIlroy's ex-fiancé is getting along just fine without his companionship; and not just on the court, where tennis star Caroline Wozniacki saw an exciting run to the U.S. Open finals. CSN Washington reported Dec. 1 that Wozniacki and NFL linebacker Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins attended a
  12/4/2014 12:49:00 PM
A look at the state of golf in Pittsburgh. 
  12/4/2014 8:56:00 AM
Begay details how Woods teamed up with Como.  Notah Begay III detailed Tuesday how Tiger Woods began to work with new swing consultant Chris Como.
  12/3/2014 10:10:00 PM
Tiger Woods on sharp practice round: "I felt like I really needed today". WINDERMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods didn’t just go through the motions during Wednesday’s pro-am at the Hero World Challenge. In fact, he was acutely aware of them. In good spirits and clearly in good...
  12/3/2014 9:25:00 PM
Rain produces cautious optimism at drought-stricken California golf courses. It is too early to know whether it’s the beginning of the end of the drought in California, but rainstorms across the state in recent days have been a welcome relief generally and for golf...
  12/3/2014 7:51:00 PM
Tiger’s new clubs. It has been well chronicled that when Tiger Woods tees off Thursday at the Hero World Challenge, it will be his first competitive round with new swing instructor/consultant Chris Como. Less well known is that...
  12/3/2014 7:34:00 PM
Tiger’s Hero deal worth $6M to $8M per year. Tiger Woods’ sponsorship deal with Hero MotoCorp is his biggest new endorsement contract in five years and is expected to pay the golfer $6 million to $8 million annually.
  12/3/2014 5:45:00 PM
The mystery of Bubba Watson’s finger tattoo has been officially solved!. A few months ago, people on Twitter noticed what appeared to be a tattoo on one of Bubba Watson’s fingers. He hadn’t mentioned anything about it, so we concluded in our impromptu investigation that it...
  12/3/2014 2:32:00 PM
Tiger really didn’t like his 1997 golf swing at the time. Here’s why. Tiger Woods is making his competitive return after a prolonged absence due to injury and is doing so under the guidance of his new "swing consultant," Chris Como. And on Tuesday, he got everybody excited...
  12/3/2014 12:54:00 AM
American golf is actually four years older than we thought it was. If you’re planning on playing a round with a know-it-all golf historian sometime soon, here’s some wonky knowledge you can impress them with: The earliest signs of golf being played in America actually came in...
  12/2/2014 4:32:00 PM - By GACGA Staff
Shore Gate’s Harry Bittner named president of GACGA. The Greater Atlantic City Golf Association (GACGA) Board of Directors has named Shore Gate Golf Club General Manager Harry J. Bittner as its new president.

Bittner’s position entails overseeing the GACGA and working closely with the organization towards its mission of positioning the Greater Atlantic City region as one of the East Coast’s premier golf destinations.

A native of Philadelphia, Bittner began his career in the golf industry at — what was known at the time as Seaview Country ClubM — now Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. He quickly become known as a top-rate golf instructor and continued his skills in this area with tutelage under Hank Haney and Jim McLean.
  12/2/2014 4:15:00 PM
Ryder Cup task force to meet next week for first time.  The U.S. Ryder Cup task force will meet next week, according to one member of the task force.
  12/2/2014 4:14:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus to Receive Congress’ Highest Civilian Honor. Golfing great Jack Nicklaus will receive Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.
  12/2/2014 4:14:00 PM
Rory McIlroy Is My Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Rory McIlroy deserves plenty of praise for his on-course accomplishments in 2014. Two major titles. A Ryder Cup victory. The World No. 1 ranking. But he's my Sportsman because he did it all with uncommon grace, writes Alan Shipnuck.
  12/2/2014 4:14:00 PM
Claims that Tiger Woods is a Bad Tipper are ’Just More Bull---t’, Says Sean Fole. Swing coach Sean Foley took the opportunity of a recent interview to defend Tiger Woods against accusations that Tiger is a bad tipper.
  12/2/2014 12:58:00 AM
Looking leaner, Tiger invokes power of past. Tiger Woods went back to his very successful past to try to forge a path to the future.
  12/1/2014 9:54:00 PM
Watch Tiger Woods take his first recorded swings of the Chris Como era. Tiger Woods and new "swing consultant" Chris Como will make their competitive debut as a tandem this week at Woods’ Hero World Challenge. But if you’re wondering what Woods’ new swing will look like, we...
  12/1/2014 5:57:00 PM
How a simple, but far-reaching, rule change might impact college golf. At face value, the idea of allowing college golf coaches to substitute players in and out of their starting lineup between tournament rounds doesn’t seem to be that radical a suggestion. Until, that is,...
  12/1/2014 4:19:00 PM
Tour Confidential: What Should We Expect From Tiger Woods’ Return? Plus, Jordan . 
Tiger Woods returns to action this week for the first time since the PGA Championship. Our roundtable on expectations for Tiger, Jordan Spieth’s win Down Under and the best golf gifts this holiday season.
  12/1/2014 4:19:00 PM
Vonn: Woods an 'inspiration' during injury rehab.  Lindsey Vonn (knee) and boyfriend Tiger Woods (back) have both been rehabbing injuries, and both are getting ready to return to their respective sports.
  12/1/2014 4:19:00 PM
Whaley's ascension began before Bishop's ouster.  Despite the timing, and how it may appear, Suzy Whaley’s ascent to PGA of America secretary began long before Ted Bishop’s exit.

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