Tuesday Nov 16, 2021

Not one, not two, but three LPGA players aced the par-3 12th hole to win a leased $200K+ Lamborghini Huracan last week at the Pelican Women’s Championship. Austin Ernst made hers during the pro-am, followed by Pavarisa Yoktuan and Su Oh during the tournament. The odds of a Tour pro making an ace are about 3,000 to 1, according to the National Hole-in-One Registry. The odds for the average player? About 12,500 to 1.

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Golf Course 101: A user’s guide
The First Call's Bradley Klein offers golfers a few basic tips on how to take care of their course before complaining about course conditions to the superintendent
In the United States, 15% of the golf courses are outside the geographic boundaries of a metropolitan or micropolitan area, otherwise known as a CBSA — a Core-Based Statistical Area. Only 6% of the total USA population resides outside the boundaries of a CBSA

Source: Longitudes Group Green Grass database
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Get To Know: Richard Mandell
Richard Mandell, owner of award-winning Richard Mandell Golf Architecture in Pinehurst, N.C., shares a simple recipe for being a good leader and success, along with a top-notch playlist.

TFC: In one sentence, describe what you do for a living.
RM: I work to instill strategy into every golf hole I design.

TFC: What time do you wake in the morning, and what time do you typically start the workday?
RM: I wake up at 5:30 each morning and am at the office by 8 a.m.

TFC: What are key elements to leadership or to being a good leader? 
RM: Organizational skills, open-mindedness and patience.

TFC: What changes, if any, have you made based on the events of the past year? 
RM: I just don't touch doorknobs as much.
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— Dale Carnegie

21-24: World Golf Expo 2021, Hainan, China | Info

25-28: PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

5-10: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, San Diego, Calif. | Info
19-23: CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo, San Diego, Calif. | Info

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