- Former President George W. Bush receives one other golf honor
- Latin American Novice canceled
- Titleist celebrates twentieth birthday of the Professional-V1
The Tesori Household Basis is holding its first All-Star Youngsters Clinic on the First Coast for the reason that week of The Gamers Championship in March.
The clinic, for about 20 special-needs kids from Duval and St. Johns County, will likely be Monday at 4 p.m. on the TPC Sawgrass apply facility. The youngsters will likely be between the ages of 8-18 and Paul Tesori of St. Augustine, the long-time caddie for 2018 Gamers champion Webb Simpson, will likely be available together with LPGA participant Amelia Lewis.
The clinic, which has grow to be a Gamers Championship Week custom will supply secure instruction and actions for the youngsters inside the CDC parameters for the COVID-19 pandemic, with all contributors required to put on masks. It’s closed to the general public
It will likely be the fourth All-Star clinic held since The Gamers, with others coming in Chicago, Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.
Tesori and his spouse Michelle have carried out the clinics at or close to PGA Tour venues since 2014, together with native First Tee chapters. It began with one clinic the week of The Gamers and has grown to different Tour venues. The aim is to have an All-Star clinic the week of each PGA Tour occasion.
For data, go to tesorifamilyfoundation.org.
George W. Bush honored
Former President George W. Bush has been named the 2021 recipient of the Ambassador of Golf Award, offered by the Bridgestone Senior Gamers Championship.
It’s one other in an extended line of golf-related honors for the previous President and his household. His father, former President George H.W. Bush, is within the World Golf Corridor of Fame, was the primary honorary chairman of First Tee and obtained the very best honors from the PGA of America (Distinguished Service Award) and the USGA (Bob Jones Award).
Each former Presidents have been previous honorary chairmen of the Presidents Cup, the match play occasion between the U.S. and a global group.
They’re the primary father-son group to be honored by the Bridgestone
Bush’s father served as Honorary Chairman of the Presidents Cup in 1996; was the unique Honorary Chairman of the First Tee starting in 1997; named recipient of the PGA of America Distinguished Service Award in 2007; offered with the USGA’s Bob Jones Award in 2008; and inducted into the World Golf Corridor of Fame in 2011.
George H.W. Bush was additionally a recipient of the Ambassador of Golf Award in 1994. The 2 grow to be the primary father-son duo to be named Award honorees in its 39-year historical past.
Former President Bush additionally joins earlier winners equivalent to Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Ben Hogan, Gary Participant, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Davis Love III, Deane Beman and the late President Gerald Ford.
North to Alaska
There will likely be a golf nationwide championship in Alaska for the primary time.
The USA Golf Affiliation introduced on Wednesday that it’s going to maintain the sixtieth U.S. Senior Girls’s Novice on the Anchorage Golf Course July 30-Aug. 4, 2022. When that event is performed the USGA may have held a nationwide occasion in all 50 states, plus D.C.
“It’s a monumental event for us to convey a championship to Alaska, one thing that has been a very long time coming,” mentioned Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA, in an announcement. “Gamers from everywhere in the nation dream of turning into USGA champions, so it is vital we convey our occasions to all corners of america to show golfers and golf followers to the inspiration and competitiveness of our championships.”
Anchorage Golf Course, situated on a hillside overlooking the town of Anchorage, is a municipal golf course designed by architect Invoice Newcomb.
The 6,600-yard format options rolling, tree-lined fairways that result in well-bunkered, undulating greens. The course provides views of three mountain ranges, together with the tallest peak in North America, Denali (beforehand named Mount McKinley).
Masters qualifier canceled
The newest casualty to the COVID-19 pandemic is the Latin American Novice, scheduled for Jan. 14-17 in Peru. The winner will get an invite to the Masters. … Titleist will unveil a brand new golf ball this week on the Shriners Hospital for Kids Open, coinciding with the debut 20 years in the past of the Professional-V1. The winner that week, Billy Andrade, was certainly one of 47 gamers who switched to the ball for the event. … As a result of the European PGA Tour provides Race to Dubai factors for majors and World Golf Championships within the U.S. — and since extra regular-season European occasions have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic — the top-two gamers on the factors checklist are Patrick Reed and PGA champion Collin Morikawa. Reed is taking part in within the BMW PGA Championship in England this week.
Occasion: Shriners Hospital for Kids Open, Thursday-Sunday, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas.
At stake: $7 million purse ($1.26 million to the winner).
Defending champion: Kevin Na.
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m.).
Space gamers entered: Tyler Duncan, Harris English, Lanto Griffin, Brian Harman, Zach Johnson, Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox, Matt Kuchar, Tyler McCumber, Keith Mitchell, J.T. Poston, Adam Schenk, Cameron Smith, Hudson Swafford.
Notable: Na shot 61-62 within the center rounds however nonetheless wanted a playoff to beat Patrick Cantlay, profitable with a par on the second gap of sudden demise. … Additionally within the subject is final week’s winner, Sergio Garcia, plus the 2 main champions this season, Bryson DeChambeau(U.S. Open) and Collin Morikawa (PGA). … McCumber is coming off a solo second and a tie for sixth. … The Tour will keep in Las Vegas subsequent week for the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, which was moved from Korea.
Occasion: KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Aronimink Golf Membership, Newtown Sq., Pa.
At stake: $4.3 million purse ($645,000 to the winner).
Defending champion: Hannah Inexperienced.
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon); NBC (Saturday, 12:30-3 p.m.; Sunday, 12-2 p.m.).
Space gamers entered: Jennifer Borocz, Chella Choi, Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth.
Notable: Inexperienced, an Australian, defeated Sung Hyun Park by one shot at Hazeltine Nationwide. … Borocz and Eiswerth are within the subject based mostly on their end within the LPGA Educating and Membership Professional Nationwide Championship. Borocz is the previous Jacksonville College coach and Eiswerth is a former assistant on the College of North Florida. … That is the season’s third main. The U.S. Girls’s Open is in Houston in December. … Inbee Park has received the event thrice, one in need of Mickey Wright’s report.
PGA Tour Champions
Occasion: SAS Championship, Friday-Sunday, Prestonwood Nation Membership, Cary, N.C.
At stake: $2.1 million purse ($315,000 to the winner).
Defending champion: Jerry Kelly.
TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-5 p.m.).
Space gamers entered: Fred Funk, Jim Furyk, Frank Lickliter II, Davis Love III, Vijay Singh.
Notable: Kelly shot 65 within the remaining spherical and beat David McKenzie by one shot. … Furyk goes for his third consecutive Champions Tour victory in three begins. He and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the one gamers with two victories this season. … Bernhard Langer is amongst 17 gamers who’ve competed in all 11 Champions Tour occasions this season.
Korn Ferry Tour
Occasion: Orange County Nationwide Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Orange County Nationwide Panther Lake Course, Orlando.
At stake: $600,000 ($108,000 to the winner).
Defending champion: First-year occasion.
Space gamers entered: Chris Baker, Blayne Barber, Chandler Blanchet, Jonas Blixt, Luke Guthrie, Rick Lamb, David Lingmerth, Trey Mullinax, Jared Wolfe.
Notable: This would be the remaining occasion of the calendar 12 months.