Friday Jan 14, 2022

As reported by The First Call's Bradley Klein, California Assembly Bill 672, which threatens to convert municipal courses into high-density residential and commercial developments, took another step forward on Wednesday. Municipal courses account for 22 percent of California's total courses and 45 percent of golf played.

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> The nine hardest courses on the PGA Tour
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> Lincoln County Planning Commission approves private 'world-class' golf course near Maxwell
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> Lancaster relines bunkers ahead of hosting U.S. Women’s Open in 2024
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The three states that have the most courses mandating golf cart use are Florida (202), California (73) and North Carolina (65).

Source: Longitudes Group golf course walkability database
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First Tee - Connecticut members ages 13 to 18 will receive a free, 1-year membership to Junior Golf Hub, which connects juniors with college golf coaches through tailored, searchable online profiles
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Karol Gajda to oversee all food and beverage operations at the private Franklin, Tenn., club
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Chain-saw artists turn southern live oak into an art feature with images representative of the town’s most popular outdoor pastimes
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Proposed California law targets municipal golf
California Assembly Bill 672 puts approximately 177 of the state's publicly owned golf facilities at risk of being converted into land for affordable housing
"I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time."
— Herbert B. Swope
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> Demand for play has increased vs. last week with rounds played finishing -12% over 2021. It's also an improvement of +13% vs. last week.

> This week there was a continued increase in rainfall (+72% vs. 2021) and cooler temperatures in all regions.

> The Great Plains and Florida finished as the top performing areas for the past seven days vs. 2021, driven by warmer weather in Florida and decreased rainfall across the Great Plains.

> Positive performance is expected to continue from the Florida region, with the area on pace to finish up vs. 2021 by over 25% for rounds played over the next five days.

PGA Tour: Sony Open
Site: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Television: Today-Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel).


19: Women Fore Hire Virtual Job Fair | Info
25-28: PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

5-10: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, San Diego, Calif. | Info
18-20: Toledo Golf Show, Toledo, Ohio | Info
19-23: CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo, San Diego, Calif. | Info
25-27: Colorado Golf Expo, Denver, Colo. | Info
25-27: Chicago Golf Show, Rosemont, Ill. | Info

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