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Industry Notes: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Golf Channel wins two Sports Emmy Awards; Belmont celebrates 75th anniversary

Shot Scope: Partners with the Southern California PGA for a special promotion to support veterans participating in the SCPGA PGA HOPE Program. Through July 31, Shot Scope will donate $25 from every Pro L2 Laser Rangefinder purchased through the SCPGA to the Southern California PGA HOPE Program.

Belmont: The Richmond, Virginia, course will celebrate the 75ht anniversary of the 1949 PGA Championship being played at then-Hermitage Country Club with discounted greens fees and a 1940s-themed event on May 30-31. Won by Sam Snead, the 1949 PGA Championship remains the only men’s major championship played in Virginia.

Country Club of North Carolina: North Carolina native Jim Sutton has been appointed as general manager and chief operating officer. Most recently serving as the general manager at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina (2019-2024), Sutton led that club through the execution of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open.

NBCUniversal: Won six Sports Emmy Awards for excellence in sports television production at the annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 21. Two of the six Emmys — Outstanding Long Feature and Outstanding Editing (Long Form) — went to Golf Channel for “Unredeemable: The Story of Alex Fourie.” The feature chronicles Alex Fourie, an adaptive golfer who as a 7-year-old was described as unredeemable on a Ukrainian state document. Fourie was adopted and grew to find redemption and purpose.

Broomsedge Golf Club: Rembert, South Carolina, begins the sodding process if its Kyle Franz and Mike Koprowski design. The fairways and tees will be sodded with Tifway 419 Bermudagrass, while the greens will be sprigged with another strain of Bermuda, TifEagle, once average temperatures increase in late spring. The course will not have any maintained rough, as fairways will bleed into native areas containing the club’s namesake broomsedge grass and other flora. Sodding and sprigging of all 18 holes is expected to be completed by August, with the course ready for preview play in October.