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2016 Spring/Summer Golf Guide Directory

Published by Back Nine Media, 2016-08-09 14:23:20

Description: Back Nine Media Publishers of Golf Guide Directory presents the 2016 Spring/Summer Golf Guide Directory for the East Tennessee Region. We hope we can help connect you with one of the 116 golf courses listed in our region. This easy to use guide for golf also has golf related articles for our readers to enjoy. Also please visit our website

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STARVING GOLFER FEATURE he year was 1982. Jim famous in New York. Today on my visit Disbrow and Scott Lowery I’m going to order the Traditional Wings had recently transplanted to with the Spicy Garlic Sauce, that’s my Ohio after living in Buffalo, choice and let me remind you theyNew York. All was fine until one day have more sauces than I have spacewhen the two were craving wings. to write about. The atmosphere here atNot just ordinary wings, but authentic this location is fun and enjoyable as weBuffalo, New Yorkstyle chicken wings. go over our scorecard for the day.Only problem was there was nowhereto get wings nearby. What a perfect place for all of us to So Jim and Scott had two choices watch a golf match and end our dayto satisfy their appetite: they could together with good food, great drinkseither make a road trip to New York or and perfect service. There are manyopen a wing joint close to home. Lucky other locations with-in our region sofor us, they chose the latter. Hence, have a look at their ad here in thisthe beginning of Buffalo Wild Wings guide and pay them a visit after your& Weck, now Buffalo Wild Wings®, round of golf.the no-holds-barred grill and bar thatserves up a healthy dose of fun with Buffalo Wild Wings®, the no-holds-every batch of Buffalo chicken wings barred grill and bar that serves up a(weck refers to a type of roll that was healthy dose of fun with every batch oforiginally used for the restaurant’s Buffalo chicken wingssandwich offerings). Buffalo Wild Wings has a newlocation in Morristown, TN at 2843W Andrew Johnson Hwy. After ourround of golf, we are starving after an18-hole battle at the links so BuffaloWild Wings in Morristown, TN is theperfect choice for a 19th hole refuelstop while we go over our scorecard.This new location boasts large HD flatscreens everywhere, there is not a badseat in the house and they even havea large outdoor patio as well. To meit is a sports bar heaven with food &beverage options, that will take you awhile to take it all in. Buffalo Wild Wings is known for itswings made the authentic way made

PUBLISHERS PAGE Well, the 2016 golf season is here and all of us at BackNine Media are ready for the biggest year in golf. First the 2016 Masters, the 2016 Summer Olympicsbringing golf to the center stage as a world event and theRyder Cup is back in the USA. It is the trifecta for golf thisyear and the extra media coverage should help bring outnew golfers to our golf courses. I am excited to bring this guide to the East TennesseeRegion and my goal here is very simple in that Back NineMedia wants to make finding a golf course to play easierfor the avid golfer. Our Golf Directory is listed by the cityfrom A-Z and we have also provided a map to help inlocating where the golf course is located. We also havecomprehensive information on our web-site at We also have lots of great short reads on the pages tofollow from our Staff Writer Les Bailey. Les Bailey loves thegame of golf and we look forward to his post online eachweek as he will be covering all of the PGA and EuropeanEvents this year. Back Nine Media has identified over 116 golf courseslocated in 54 cities in the East Tennessee Region. We will bereaching over 70,000 golfers in the East Tennessee Regionwith our mulita-media platform in print and online and ourgoal is to be the #1 go-to guide for golf in the region. Weplan on publishing this directory 2 times a year and youcan find it on the golf course counter and online. We attended the 2016 PGA MerchandiseShow again this year, and it was biggerthan ever, so inside this copy of GolfGuide you will find Hi-Tech Gadgetsfrom the show along with golfapparel featurefrom CarnoustisSportswearmakers of high-end golfapparel. I thank our advertisers for makingthis possible to print and give away toour golfer for free and I thank our golfersfor their support and loyal readership. Thisis going to be a good year for golf and weare proud to be a part of it.See you on the course, DISCLAIMER: While weJOHN STALLINGS strive to provide [email protected] information, there may beOwner/Publisher at Back Nine Media inadvertent factual inaccuracies and4 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016 typographical errors in this publication. We are not responsible for inaccurate information, as it is pulled from public record.


GOLF COURSE FEATURE MILLSTONE GOLF CLUB 450 Alpha Valley Home Rd. Morristown, TN 37814 423.586.4000 l [email protected] CHOICE/BEST GREENSFACT SHEET• Holes: 18• Type: Public• Built in: 1995• Golf Season: Year-roundPAR, YARDAGES AND COURSE RATINGS TEE PAR YARDAGE RATING SLOPE Gold 72 5422 66.5 117 White 72 5888 68.3 122Red (W) 72 4548 67.4 113Orange 72 6387 70.9 1266 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

GOLF COURSE FEATURE M ILLSTONE GOLF CLUB was built in 1995 and has aged well just as designed. This golf course plays 6387 yards from the tips, but don’t let the distance fool you, you will find a very challenging green on every hole. Bermuda Wide stripped rolling cut fairways are one of the many features at Millstone Golf Club and the challenge here for most golfers is the undulated sloped bentgrass greens. The greens here are always in great shape and roll plenty fast. This golf course will not disappoint, and with the new line of golf carts with onboard cooler’s, getting around the 18 holes here will be a breeze. This course layout is fun to play with 6 par 5’s and 6 par 4’s and 6 par 3’s. Millstone is a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains and this course offers great views all the way around the course. Millstone is a full-service golf facility offering guest a fully stocked bar & grill where you will find great food and a beverage of your choice 7 days a week. The Pro-Shop received many awards and stocks all name brands in equipment and golf attire. Junior golf clinics, as well as PGA golf instructors, are available. If you’re looking for a new home Millstone does offer memberships as well. Come visit Millstone Golf Club today and see for yourself. Book your tee time with Millstone at: millstonegolfclub.netContact Us: Millstone Golf Club450 Alpha Valley Home Rd. Morristown, TN 37814Phone: 423.586.4000Email: [email protected] Like us on Facebook 7SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

FEATURE TRAVEL GOLF STAY & PLAY KING AND PRINCE Beach and Golf Resort The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 201 Arnold Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 638-3631 | 800-342-0212 | fax 912-634-1720 www.KingAndPrince.comWHO THEY ARE soul. This is a 5-star resort for sure and you feel welcomed and right at home Member of the Southern Living as soon as you walk into the newlyHotel Collection TripAdvisor Certificate remodeled lobby.of Excellence Hall of Fame 20 BestSmall Towns to Visit in 2015 ~ This is our travel day so all we needSmithsonian Magazine America’s to do is get everybody checked in andHappiest Seaside Towns! ~ Coastal have dinner, then we can get a goodLiving America’s Favorite Beach Town! night’s rest and prepare for our first~ Travel + Leisure ...and a Standing round of golf in the morning after weOvation from the Locals: Elegant Island have breakfast with Director of SalesLiving Magazine’s Annual Reader’s & Marketing Bud St. Pierre who hasPoll: » Best Hotel » Best New Thing been on this property for many yearsAbout St. Simons Island (ECHO) » Best and has a wealth of knowledge andView from a Restaurant » Best New works very hard to make sure the heRestaurant » Best Golf Course www. exceeds his guest’s expectations. whole staff does this and the food was delightful as well as the conversation We are here to play golf and about this historic property.experience the best the Island has tooffer. No one was disappointed with The swimming pool at night isthe accommodations and I was surely something you would expect at mostnot expecting so much. You could beach front resorts, but this one ishear the ocean kissing the beach just beyond that and into another spacefeet from our room it was night time where again you feel like you’re atand the sound of the waves crashing home here.on the beach was very relaxing to the8 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

FEATURE TRAVEL GOLF STAY & PLAY“ This was a highly anticipated trip for all of us at Back Nine Media. I have heard many good things about the Golden Isles area and many had told me that I would be pleased if I had the chance to go visit. Leaving the snow behind us on January 21 we were lucky to get out of the mountains of East Tennessee to make this trip. It’s a short scenic drive of only 6 hours to the front door of the resort and we arrived with the warm“ welcome of bowing moss covers live oaks. feeling I had to be careful at most tee boxes, but let me add there were times I was glad I didn’t see what was on the other side of the slopes.LET’S PLAY GOLF YOU DON’T HAVE TO SEE The King and Prince Golf Course This is a must play golf course and Opened in August of 1989, the you will be pleased with the conditioncourse was designed by renowned of this golf course any time of year.architect Joe Lee. Now let us all remember at the One of the unique design elementstime of this visit it is January and I think is the 4 holes on the back sidewe have left the snow behind us in that play through the marsh. ThereEast Tennessee for better weather are800 feet of bridges and the golfconditions. Our tee time is at 10 am but course rises up out of the marsh.the rain is coming down in buckets, but Spectacular, marsh-framed island holeswe are patience golfers and came to make a play along the back nine uniqueplay so a 4-hour wait and we find the from the front nine. Yet they are justopportunity to welcome the sunshine four of the eighteen must-play reasonsback and it is almost 60 degrees. While why the admired, award-winning Kingwe wait we had the chance to sit down and Prince Golf Course is amongwith Rick Mattox, King, and Prince Golf the finest golf experiences anywhereClub general manager. Very unique and it is something I We are captivated with his stories have not seen. We wanted to featureabout Joe Lee and I happen to be a big a golf course that was within a day’sfan of all of his golf course designs. The drive and would offer the avid golferrain isfinally gone and the sun is out so a championship style experience, theoff we go to the number one tee box. King, and Prince golf course is indeed This golf courses lays very well and all of that and more.suits my eye and game, so I wasn’t Joe Lee’s tour de force design bends around towering oaks, along large areas of saltmarsh, and across lakes and lagoons. In 2009, the course underwent a dramatic fine-tuning that solidified its place among the south’s finest courses. Inquire at http://www. Someone can help you put a trip together that will be one of your fondest memories. We will be back.9SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

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FEATURED GOLF APPAREL AND BEST OF SHOW 2016 PGA MERCHANDISE SHOW Orlando, FL Publishers Choice Back Nine MediaI F YOU’RE LOOKING for the best in the industry for quality and design. golf apparel on this planet, This product is offered in mélange I think I have just found it colors and intricate jacquard menswear this year at the 2016 PGA patterns, like houndstooth and Merchandise Show. I walked herringbone, in an array of styles.over 10 miles of golf apparel isles at theOrlando Convention Center and came Having forged a reputation for theto Carnoustie Sportswear booth for finest brushed fleece in the industry,my first look at their collection of golf Carnoustie has now developed aapparel. lighter, unbrushed cotton fabric in aGolf apparel manufacturer Carnoustie perfect year round weight. They callSportswear has introduced its Spring this the MacKenzie Collection and2016 men’s collection which includes it is available in a quarter zip vest,an expanded collection of refined quarter zip long sleeve pullover andcotton outerwear. Each collection was new for Spring 2016, a full zip vest.visibly made from the finest materials The MacKenzie Collection of outerwearknown to man. I am not a fashion has quickly become a centerpieceexpert but I know quality when I see it of the collection. The styles areand touch it. affordable, versatile, and with their flat knit detailing at the collar and zipperMACKENZIE COLLECTION placket, they merchandise beautifully with other pieces in the CarnoustieFirst Class Collection. For many years now, Carnoustie “Rarely has the introduction of ahas offered the finest fleece in the new classification, our MacKenzieindustry. Made of luxurious brushed Collection of lightweight cottoncotton, Carnoustie’s “Cotton Suede” outerwear, received such an immediateCollection has become the standard response. Little details, like the flat knit tipping along the zipper really sets this style apart. Versatile, affordable, appropriate for varied conditions and available in wonderful mélange colors like our cotton suedes, it is no wonder the MacKenzie Collection of outerwear has been such a hit,” says Marshall Mancillas, President, and CEO of Carnoustie. Carnoustie offers a new collection of brushed fleece every fall, so be sure to check out its Fall 2015 styles, they are fabulous as usual. Additionally, be sure not to miss their new MacKenzie Collection of outerwear this spring, it brings a whole new dimension to their outerwear offering. About Carnoustie Sportswear Founded 20 years ago, Carnoustie Sportswear has become a recognized14 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

FEATURED GOLF APPAREL AND BEST OF SHOWmaker of some of the finest golf The Hogan outerwear collectionapparel available. Fine fabrications, is featured in all three merchandiseoutstanding workmanship, and groups for Spring 16: Classic, Resort,timeless, elegant styling combine to and Desert.create an exceptional collection ofsportswear. Carnoustie is carried in Our line of performance shorts hassome of America’s most exclusive golf been expanded for spring 16. Based onresorts, private country clubs, and the success of our solid performanceretailers. Enjoy your good taste both on short we introduced last year, we haveand off the course. added a printed plaid performance short for each merchandise groupWait there is more which adds that perfect fancy short Men’s Performance Outerwear and for each collection. These styles are well made and feature an elasticShorts gripper waistband for comfort, two- Golf apparel manufacturer way stretch, an antimicrobial finish, and easy care and moisture wickingCarnoustie Sportswear has introduced properties. These shorts are theits Spring 16 men’s performance quintessential addition to any springouterwear and shorts. merchandise group. They are fun and embody the spirit of Spring. “Why to We have developed the perfect put an ordinary khaki short with thatcomplement to our performance knits new polo,” says Mancillas. “Instead,with the introductionof the Hogan pair that new polo with one of ourouterwear collection. Fabricated in performance shorts in that perfecta blend of polyester and lycra, in shade of blue, or orange or green.the perfect year round weight, and My job is to make our player lookoffered in both a vest and 1/4 zip coordinated, but not too coordinated.model, this outerwear has already That’s a skill and we make it easy atbecome an important classification Carnoustie.”in its own right. Both styles feature aclassic flat knit detail with tipping at About Carnoustie Sportswearthe neck and contrast zipper details Founded 20 years ago, Carnoustiewhich distinguish them from thecompetition and allows these styles to Sportswear has become a recognizedbe merchandised with the balance of maker of some of the finest golfthe collection in a meaningful way. apparel available. Fine fabrications, outstanding workmanship, and “Golf, like many other sports timeless, elegant styling combine tosuch as skiing, has become all create an exceptional collection ofabout layering,” says CEO Marshall sportswear. Carnoustie is carried inMancillas. “As a skier, I always knew some of America’s most exclusive golfhow important it was to be able to resorts, private country clubs, andadapt to changing conditions. Today, retailers. For product details, visit www.with the advent of these wonderful new carnoustiesportswear.comtechnical fabrics, we can offer a stylelike the Hogan, which is lightweight yet Visit Carmoustie Sportswear on the web:will keep the player comfortable in a • www.carnoustiesportswear.comwide variety of conditions.” • “Just because performance LIKE & FOLLOWouterwear is extremely functional, Carmoustie Sportsweardoesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable.I have had a lot of fun adding thatCarnoustie touch to our performanceouterwear collection and our customershave noticed.”15SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

THE MAJOR OF GOLF BUSINESS The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show, the “MAJOR of Golf Business,” Kicked Offthe PGA of America 100-Day Centennial Celebration and Brought the World of Golf Together in Orlando, Jan. 26-29BACK NINE MEDIA was there in attendance were Canada, United for the second time and Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, and lots of new and innovative Germany. The top five U.S. states products have emerged represented in attendance were Florida, onto the market this year. New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania and This year we are going to thank our Michigan.PGA Professionals for all that they dofor the game of golf. As the world’s largest gathering of PGA Professionals, the 2016 PGA The 2016 PGA Merchandise Merchandise Show was a perfectShow attracted more than 7,000 PGA occasion to kick off the 100-dayProfessionals from around the world PGA Centennial Celebration andto drive a 3 percent increase in overall commemorate the widespread impactattendance, despite the early-week of PGA Professionals on the game,Winter Storm Jonas impacting the East the industry and grassroots enjoymentCoast of the United States. The top five and growth of golf. The Centennialcountries (outside of U.S.) represented was celebrated with a special opening16 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

THE MAJOR OF GOLF BUSINESStee shot at the PGA Show OutdoorDemo Day and opening ceremony atthe PGA Merchandise Show. Also, theCentennial was marked with a historyexhibit in the lobby of the conventioncenter, a #ThxPGAPro Lounge on thePGA Show floor and during a specialPGA Professional Reception on theopening night of the PGA MerchandiseShow.PGA SHOW DEMO DAY 23 countries that came to the PGA The largest outdoor demo in the Merchandise Show to cover the newest golf products, trends, industryworld and the perfect start to the PGA announcements and newsmakersMerchandise Show! of the game. Golf Channel deliveredTuesday, January 26, 2016 a record 25 hours of coverage from the PGA Show with “Morning Drive” The 14th annual PGA Show Demo and “Golf Central,” giving viewersDay at the 2016 PGA Merchandise worldwide insider access to theShow provides you with the “MAJOR of Golf Business,” featuringopportunity to preview and test the interviews with industry leaders andnewest innovations by leading golf insight on the latest products andbrands in the industry. Golf equipment trends for 2016.companies will showcase their newestclubs, golf balls, grips, scoring clinics,club fitting best practices, instructionalaids, and much more! Had the opportunity to ride thenewest rave in golf transportation, it’sthe Golfboard. John Wildman CEO ofGolfboard had me riding in 3 minutes.It was a fun experience and I couldsee our group having a blast on one ofthese. Thanks John for the chance toride your great product. In addition to the busy marketplaceamong nearly 10 miles of exhibitaisles, PGA Show days were full ofprofessional learning opportunitiesduring industry presentations. The PGAForum Stage, presented by OMEGA,was a popular destination on the PGAShow floor, with a compelling scheduleof focused programming on emergingtechnology, employment initiatives,and instruction best practices, plusmultiple presentations with celebritiesand industry leaders, which bothenlightened and entertained theaudience. See our story on featuredgolf apparel. Back Nine Media was just oneof a 1,000 media outlets from some17SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

A Marquee Year for Golf Les Bailey / Staff WriterW HETHER YOU ARE a If that isn’t enough to get you to the casual golf fan or television, you can add a bevy of young a golf junkie like players on both of the major tours who myself, you have to have the charisma and game that can be excited about the produce a new winner every week.2016 season. Unlike 2000 when Tiger Woods Not since the 2000 season that saw dominated almost every event wherethe dominance of Tiger Woods, and his he chose to tee it up, 2016 has aassault on the record books, has there multitude of stars from all over thebeen so many things to garner your world who can win on any continent,attention. The Anchor Ban, golf returns on any the Summer Olympics and it is aRyder Cup year. It all starts on April 7th at the American Mecca of Golf, Augusta Couple that with four major National Golf Course when Arnoldchampionships, the FedEx Cup and Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary PlayerRace to Dubai championships, and hit those historic tee shots that signalyou have a busy year for professional the start of the Masters.golfers around the world and plenty ofaction to satisfy fans everywhere. Jordan Spieth got it going last year and won the first two majors of the year18 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

and not only will he be the defending Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It willchampion at Augusta, he will also mark the first time that golf has beendefend at the U.S. Open which returns part of the Summer Olympics sinceto Oakmont Country Club this year. The 1904.national championship gets underwayon June 16th. PGA players will return home to begin the FedEx Cup playoffs which The Open Championship gets start on August 25th and will be playedunderway on July 14th at Royal Troon at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale,in Ayrshire, Scotland, where American New York and finish up at the TourZack Johnson will need hand over the Championship by Coca-Cola at theClaret Jug he has been carrying around East Lake Country Club in Atlanta.for the past year. The much-anticipated Ryder Cup The Open hasn’t been played at comes home in 2016 where Team USARoyal Troon since 2004 when Todd will attempt to wrestle the trophy awayHamilton beat Ernie Els in a playoff to from the Euros at the Hazeltine Nationalcapture his only major championship. Golf Course in Chaska, Minnesota. Here’s where the schedule gets a Team Europe surprised thelittle crazy. The PGA Championship, Americans with what has been calledwhich is usually played in August will the Sunday “Meltdown at Medinah” infollow two weeks after the Open due to 2012 and dominated two years ago atthe Olympics. Gleneagles. Jason Day will defend his 2015 If that wasn’t enough to satisfy yourWanamaker Trophy at the Baltusrol golf appetite, the European Tour goesGolf Course in Springfield, New Jersey back to work after the Ryder Cup andon July 28th. finishes the year with the Race to Dubai Championship. Baltusrol was the site of the 1980U.S. Open Championship where Jack As the year unfolds, be sure toNicklaus battled Isao Aoki to win the check back for updates and storieslast U.S. Open of his illustrious career. from the marquee events of 2016, and all of the regular tournaments on both The Olympics will get underway the PGA and European Tours as well.on August 11th at the Olympic Golf19SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

RYDER CUPN OT ONLY DOES 2016 Hazeltine has hosted many world- bring us an extra day in wide events that include two U.S. February and another Opens, two PGA Championships and a Presidential Election, it Senior U.S. Open. provides Team USA withanother opportunity to bring the Ryder The last major was the 2009 PGACup back home. Championship which was won by Y.E Chang. Fans might remember that this The 2016 Ryder Cup ceremonies was the first time Tiger Woods wasbegin on September 27th at the beaten in a major where he held a 54-Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, hole lead.Minnesota with the first tee shotscoming on Friday September 30th. Payne Stewart won his first of twoThe Sunday Singles will wrap up the U.S. Opens in 1991, and Tony Jacklintournament on October 2nd. won the first U.S. Open played here in 1970. The Hazeltine National Golf wasestablished in 1962 and designed by Between the loss at MedinahRobert Trent Jones. It is a private venue and the black eye Team USA took atthat is 7678 yards, plays to a par of 72 Gleneagles two years ago, a committeebut has a course rating of 78. was formed to hopefully improve our chances of winning these events in the20 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

future. In fact, Team USA has not won changes in 1979 that for the first time,the Ryder Cup since 2008 at Valhalla, brought Continental Europe into theand have only had the cup twice since tournament. That decision, coupledwinning back to back in 1991 and 1993. with some format changes, has turnedThe teams played to a 14-14 tie at the this event into must-watch TV.Belfry in 1989. After being tagged with the The US dominated this event “Meltdown at Medinah” Davis Love IIIthat began in 1927 as a competition will get an opportunity in 2016 to erasebetween England and the USA that the loss he took during the Sundaybecame Great Britain, which included Singles in 2012. Team Europe will beIreland. captained by Darren Clarke. With a lack of interest and very littleexposure, Jack Nicklaus suggested21SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

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GOLF COURSE DIRECTORYGOLF COURSE PHONE HOLES ADDRESS CITY STATE/ZIP1 Green Meadow Country Club (865) 982-8783 (18 Holes) 1700 Louisville Rd Alcoa TN 377012 White Oaks Golf Course (423) 745-3349 (18 Holes) 705 County Road 105 Athens TN 373033 Ridgewood Golf Course (423) 263-5672 (18 Holes) 387 County Road 603 Athens TN 373034 Rock Springs Golf Course (423) 453-5455 (18 Holes) 1118 Congress Pkwy N Athens TN 373035 Baneberry Golf & Resort (800) 951-4653 (18 Holes) 704 Harrison Ferry Rd Baneberry TN 378906 Clinchview Golf & Country Club (865) 993-2892 (18 Holes) 970 Highway 11w Bean Station TN 377087 Big Hollow Par 3 (423) 323-6615 (18 Holes) 1901 Highway 394 Blountville TN 376178 Tri Cities Golf Club (423) 323-4178 (27 Holes) 2354 Feathers Chapel Rd Blountville TN 376179 Steele Creek Golf Course (423) 764-6411 (9 Holes) 20 Little Ln Bristol TN 3762010 Country Club of Bristol (423) 652-1700 (18 Holes) 6045 Old Jonesboro Rd Bristol TN 3762011 Cedars Golf Course (423) 989-0064 (18 Holes) 115 Cedar Creek Rd Bristol TN 3762012 Holston Valley Golf Course (423) 878-7400 (18 Holes) 300 Holston Valley Bristol TN 37620 Golf Course Rd13 Brainerd Golf Course (423) 855-2692 (18 Holes) 5203 Old Mission Rd Chattanooga TN 3741114 Brown Acres Golf Club (423) 855-2680 (18 Holes) 406 Brown Rd Chattanooga TN 3742115 Chattanooga Golf & Country Club (423) 266-1049 (18 Holes) 1511 Riverview Rd Chattanooga TN 3740516 Council Fire Golf Club (423) 499-6300 (18 Holes) 100 Council Fire Dr Chattanooga TN 3742117 Black Creek Club (423) 822-2582 (18 Holes) 4700 Cummings Cove Dr Chattanooga TN 3741918 Lupton City Golf Club (423) 364-6947 (9 Holes) 1100 Mercer Street Lupton City TN 3735119 Moccasin Bend Golf Club (423) 267-3585 (18 Holes) 381 Moccasin Bend Rd Chattanooga TN 3740520 Hickory Valley Golf Club (423) 894-1576 (9 Holes) 2453 Hickory Valley Rd Chattanooga TN 3742121 Eagle Bluff Golf Club (423) 326-0202 (18 Holes) 5808 Club House Dr Chattanooga TN 3741622 Concord Golf Club (423) 894-4536 (18 Holes) 12077 Radmoor Ln Chattanooga TN 3742123 Silver Lake Golf Coursel (423) 357-9940 (9 Holes) 450 Silver Lake Rd Church Hill TN 3764224 Waterville Golf Course (423) 559-3348 (18 Holes) 3855 Dalton Pike SE Cleveland TN 3732325 Cleveland Country Club (423) 336-3566 (18 Holes) 345 Kyle Ln NW Cleveland TN 3731226 Chatata Valley Golf Club (423) 339-9784 (18 Holes) 4179 Benton Pike NE Cleveland TN 3732327 Bear Trace At Cumberland Mtn (888) 800-2327 (18 Holes) 407 Wild Plum Ln Crossville TN 3857228 Heatherhurst Golf Course (931) 484-3799 (36 Holes) 7827 Peavine Rd Crossville TN 3855829 River Run Golf Club (931) 456-4060 (18 Holes) 1701 Tennessee Ave Crossville TN 3855530 Lake Tansi Village Country Club (931) 788-3301 (18 Holes) 2476 Dunbar Rd Crossville TN 3857231 Deer Creek Golf Club (931) 456-0178 (18 Holes) 445 Deer Creek Dr Crossville TN 3857132 Stonehenge Golf Course (931) 484-3729 (18 Holes) 222 Fairfield Blvd Crossville TN 3855833 Dorchester Country Club (931) 484-3709 (18 Holes) 576 Westchester Dr Crossville TN 3855834 4 Seasons Golf Course (931) 484-0995 (18 Holes) 379 Woodgate Dr Crossville TN 3857135 Druid Hills Golf Course (931) 484-3711 (18 Holes) 433 Lakeview Crossville TN 3855836 Dandridge Golf & Country Club (800) 997-2655 (54 Holes) 1247 Stonewall Jackson Dr Dandridge TN 3772537 Elizabethton Municipal Golf Club (423) 542-8051 (18 Holes) 185 Buck Van Huss Dr Elizabethton TN 3764338 Elks Lodge Par 3 Golf Course (423) 743-8559 (9 Holes) Old Fishery Road Erwin TN 3765039 Dayton Golf & Country Club (423) 775-2313 (18 Holes) 315 Payne Ln Evensville TN 3733240 Bent Creek Golf Course (800) 251-9336 (18 Holes) 3919 E Parkway Gatlinburg TN 3773841 Link Hills Country Club (423) 639-2961 (18 Holes) 1325 E Allens Bridge Rd Greeneville TN 3774342 Andrew Johnson Golf Club (800) 421-2149 (18 Holes) 615 Lick Hollow Rd Greeneville TN 3774343 Kinser Park Golf Course (423) 639-6406 (9 Holes) 780 Kinser Park Ln Greeneville TN 3774344 Baileyton Golf Club (423) 234-5131 (18 Holes) 7925 Horton Hwy Greeneville TN 3774545 Nolichucky View Golf Club (423) 638-7888 (18 Holes) 5605 Asheville Hwy Greeneville TN 3774346 Emory Golf & Country Club (865) 882-9977 (9 Holes) 201 Westbury Hts Harriman TN 3774847 Bear Trace At Harrison Bay (877) 611-2327 (18 Holes) 8919 Harrison Bay Rd Harrison TN 3734148 Creeks Bend Golf Club (423) 842-5911 (18 Holes) 5900 Hixson Pike Hixson TN 3734349 Valleybrook Golf & Country Club (423) 842-4646 (18 Holes) 180 Valleybrook Rd Hixson TN 3734350 Patriot Hills Golf Club (865) 475-4466 (18 Holes) 735 Constitution Dr Jefferson City TN 3776051 Pine Oaks Golf Club (423) 434-6250 (18 Holes) 1709 Buffalo Rd Johnson City TN 3760452 Johnson City Country Club (423) 928-5161 (18 Holes) 1901 E Unaka Ave Johnson City TN 3760153 The Crossings Golf Club (423) 348-8855 (18 Holes) 2585 Highway 81 N Jonesborough TN 3765954 Ridges Golf & Country Club (423) 913-3164 (18 Holes) 1501 Ridges Club Dr Jonesborough TN 3765955 Cattails At MeadowView GolfCourse (423) 578-6622 (18 Holes) 1901 Meadowview Pkwy Kingsport TN 3766056 Warriors Path State Park GolfCourse (423) 323-4990 (18 Holes) 1687 Fall Creek Rd Kingsport TN 3766357 Ridgefields Country Club Inc (423) 392-8373 (18 Holes) 2320 Pendragon Rd Kingsport TN 3766058 Crockett’s Ridge Golf Clubt (423) 279-1700 (18 Holes) 4439 L Jack Dr Kingsport TN 3766459 Southwest Point Golf Course (865) 376-5282 (18 Holes) 2000 Decatur Hwy Kingston TN 3776324 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

GOLF COURSE DIRECTORYGOLF COURSE PHONE HOLES ADDRESS CITY STATE/ZIP60 Lakeside Golf Course (865) 376-5397 (9 Holes) 736 Paint Rock Ferry Rd Kingston TN 3776361 Knoxville Golf Course (865) 691-7143 (18 Holes) 3925 Schaad Rd Knoxville TN 3792162 Whittle Springs Golf Course (865) 525-1022 (18 Holes) 3113 Valley View Dr Knoxville TN 3791763 Three Ridges Golf Course (865) 687-4797 (18 Holes) 6101 Wise Springs Rd Knoxville TN 3791864 Cherokee Country Club (865) 584-4637 (18 Holes) 5138 Lyons View Pike Knoxville TN 3791965 Beaver Brook Golf & Country Club (865) 689-4479 (18 Holes) 2910 Cunningham Rd Knoxville TN 3791866 Fox Den Country Club (865) 966-5533 (18 Holes) 12284 N Fox Den Dr Knoxville TN 3793467 Gettysvue Country Club (800) 207-4653 (18 Holes) 9317 Linksvue Dr Knoxville TN 3792268 Beverly Park Par 3 (865) 689-6445 (9 Holes) 5311 Beverly Park Cir Knoxville TN 3791869 Holston Hills Country Club (865) 525-0626 (18 Holes) 5200 Holston Hills Rd Knoxville TN 3791470 Willow Creek Golf Club (865) 675-0100 (18 Holes) 12003 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN 3793471 Dead Horse Lake Golf Course (865) 693-5270 (18 Holes) 9700 Sherrill Blvd Knoxville TN 3793272 Concord Park Par 3 (865) 966-9103 (18 Holes) 10909 N Shore Dr Knoxville TN 3792273 The Wee Course At WilliamsCreek (865) 546-5828 (18 Holes) 2335 Dandridge Ave Knoxville TN 3791574 River Islands Golf Club (865) 933-0100 (18 Holes) 9610 Kodak Rd SE Kodak TN 3776475 The Greens at Deerfield (800) 325-2788 (18 Holes) 161 The Clubhouse Drive La Follette TN 3776676 La Follette Country Club (423) 562-9130 (9 Holes) 317 Country Club Road La Follette TN 3776677 Rarity Pointe Golf Course (865) 988-0370 (18 Holes) 1800 Oakum Ct Lenoir City TN 3777278 Executive Meadows (865) 988-8331 (18 Holes) 500 Executive Meadows Dr Lenoir City TN 3777179 Landmark Golf Club At Avalon (877) 471-4653 (18 Holes) 1299 Oak Chase Blvd Lenoir City TN 3777280 Cedar Hills Golf Club Inc (865) 986-6521 (18 Holes) 100 Beals Chapel Rd Lenoir City TN 3777281 Toqua Golf Course (865) 458-6546 (18 Holes) 200 Toqua Club Way Loudon TN 3777482 Tanasi Golf Course (865) 458-4707 (18 Holes) 450 Clubhouse Pt Loudon TN 3777483 Tennessee National Golf Club (888) 486-6285 (18 Holes) 700 Old Club Rd Loudon TN 3777484 Riverview Golf Course (865) 986-6972 (18 Holes) 101 Club Dr Loudon TN 3777485 Madisonville Golf Course (423) 442-6423 (9 Holes) 180 Golf Course Rd Madisonville TN 3735486 The Golf Club (865) 856-4400 (18 Holes) 802 Lee Shirley Rd Maryville TN 3780187 Lambert Acres Golf Club (865) 982-9838 (54 Holes) 3402 Tuckaleechee Pike Maryville TN 3780388 Royal Oaks Golf Club (865) 984-4260 (18 Holes) 3705 Legends Way Maryville TN 3780189 The Country Club Inc. (423) 581-2763 (18 Holes) 1686 Doyal Dr Morristown TN 3781490 Millstone Golf Club (423) 586-4000 (18 Holes) 450 Alpha Valley Home Rd Morristown TN 3781391 Morristown Golf & Country Club (423) 586-9953 (9 Holes) 1180 Valley Home Rd Morristown TN 3781392 Red Tail Mountain Country Club (423) 727-7931 (18 Holes) Highway 421 South Mountain City TN 3768393 Lost Creek Golf Club (865) 475-9661 (18 Holes) 824 Milligan Way New Market TN 3782094 Smoky Mountain Country Club (423) 623-7321 (18 Holes) 1220 Golf Course Rd Newport TN 3782195 Springbrook Golf & Country Club (423) 568-2161 (18 Holes) 123 Country Club Drive Niota TN 3782696 Centennial Golf Course (865) 483-2291 (18 Holes) 101 Centennial Blvd Oak Ridge TN 3783097 Oneida Golf and Country Club (423) 569-9506 (9 Holes) 1180 S Lake Dr Oneida TN 3784198 The Honors Course (423) 238-4272 (18 Holes) 9603 Lee Hwy Ooltewah TN 3736399 The Champions Club At Hampton Creek (423 )238-6812 (18 Holes) 7502 Snow Hill Rd Ooltewah TN 37363100 Gatlinburg Country Club (800) 231-4128 (18 Holes)101 Pine Lakes Golf Club (865) 970-9018 (18 Holes) 520 Dollywood Ln Pigeon Forge TN 37863102 Egwani Farm Golf Club (865) 970-7132 (18 Holes)103 Rockwood Golf & Country Club (865) 354-2121 (9 Holes) 4101 S Singleton Station Rd Rockford TN 37853104 Mc Donald Hills Golf Club (423) 272-1477 (18 Holes)105 Sevierville Golf Club (865) 429-4223 (36 Holes) 3920 S Singleton Station Rd Rockford TN 37853106 Bays Mountain Golf Course (865) 577-8172 (18 Holes)107 Creekside Plantation (865) 577-4653 (9 Holes) 5159 Roane State Hwy Rockwood TN 37854108 Signal Mountain Golf & Country 352 Guntown Rd Rogersville TN 37857 1444 Old Knoxville Hwy Sevierville TN 37876 685 Chris Haven Dr Seymour TN 37865 326 N Shiloh Rd Seymour TN 37865 Club (423) 886-2241 (18 Holes) 809 James Blvd Signal Mtn TN 37377109 Mont Lake Golf Course (423) 332-3111 (18 Holes) 9104 Brow Lake Rd Soddy Daisy TN 37379110 Ruggles Ferry Golf Club (865) 932-4450 (18 Holes) 8530 N Ruggles Ferry Pike Strawberry TN 37871 Plains111 Woodlake Golf Club (877) 423-4653 (18 Holes) 1350 Lone Mountain Rd Tazewell TN 37879112 Laurel Valley Country Club (865) 448-6690 (18 Holes) 702 Country Club Dr Townsend TN 37882113 Buffalo Valley Golf Course (423) 743-5021 (18 Holes) 190 Golf Course Rd Unicoi TN 37692114 The Links At Kahiti Golf Course (865) 408-2639 (18 Holes) 400 Kahite Trl Vonore TN 37885115 Rarity Bay Country Club (423) 884-3030 (18 Holes) 403 Rarity Bay Pkwy Vonore TN 37885116 White Pine Golf Club (865) 674-9986 (9 Holes) 3331 Leadvale Rd White Pine TN 37890 25SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

HI-TECH GADGETS BLAST GOLF REPLAY Golf Digest Names Blast Golf Replay “Best of Show” Blast Motion, an industry leading The set up is simple, only needinginnovator focused on redefining the to pair once and start capturing data indigital experience with its motion less than a minute. The best players incapture technologies, received a major the world use it in three main modes;award by Golf Digest. Theeditors named Blast Golf Online Mode, Offline Mode,Replay “Best Of Show” and Video Capture the 2016 PGA Use online and receiveMerchandise Show instant feedback, use offline by leaving on Blast Golf Replay the golf club andis trusted by more capture data whilethan 100 top players you play, or useon the PGA, LPGA in video mode byand Champions capturing in appTours to help improve slow-motion videotiming and lower their synced with 3D Datascores. It’s designed from the PGA professionals forgolfers of all abilities giving Pricing and Availabilitycomprehensive metrics for putters, Blast Golf Replay is availablewedges, irons, and drivers. for $149.95 and ships with precision motion sensor, standard and XL grip “Every golfer is looking for ways attachments, wireless charger, andto better their game, a small change charging cable. Blast Golf Replay canin the timing signature can make a big be purchased online:difference in distance control which at 3 putts,” said Michael collections/sports/products/golfBentley, Founder, Blast Motion. as well as Best Buy and Sports“Our sensor is able to provide those Authority locations throughout the U.S.insights and having the validation from and Canada.the experts at Golf Digest is truly anhonor.”26 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

HI-TECH GADGETS EPSON M-TRACERImprove your game with an accurate, club-mounted golf swing analyzer. We had the chance to stop by the by providing instant access to swingEpson Booth during the 2016 PGA data via a mobile app. This highly-Merchandise Show. accurate tool gives you a complete 360-degree view of your swing and I found the Epson M-Tracer to bevery accurate because they provides insights that arehad trackman right there invisible to the naked eye.with it as we used the The lightweight M-Tracerapp. Lots of great feed fastens to most clubs1back on my swing. I and recalibrates withplan on spending a every swing. Youlot of time with this get critical swingone. metrics you need to improve your Epson M-Tracer game. But don’tGolf Swing Analyzer take our word for endorsed by Listen to Leadbetter:world renowned “M-Tracer offers game-golf instructor David changing information -Leadbetter, the M-Tracergolf swing analyzer helps you data you couldn’t get by justmake positive changes to your game videotaping.” “Epson M-Tracer empowers golfers to improve their swing in an easyand intuitive manner, ultimately resulting in lower scores and more fun”. - David LeadbetterFind out more about the M-Tracer here: 27SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

HI-TECH GADGETS GAME GOLF LIVE Track and display your golf game in real-time while you play. Game Golf is the company that strokes off of 18 holes by knowingchanged how golfers use data to more about their games. Game Golfimprove their games. Arriving in stores Live does everything the Classicthe week of November 9, the company product did, with lots of valuable newwill introduce the first wearable,real-time automatic shot features inspired by our avidtracker for both iOS and user base.”Android smartphoneplatforms. Automatic Shot Tracking Game Golf Liveis new technology Game Golf givesand the third shot- you a revolutionarytracking product way to track yourfrom the company in shot performance.the past 18 months. Shot by shot, it“With Game Golf records all your statsClassic, we literally so you can visualizecreated the industry your game like neverthat brings the type of data before and enjoy it onused by professional golfers to the a whole new level. Don’tfingertips of your average player,” said just view how you did on yourJohn McGuire, CEO and Founder of scorecard. Gain the insights you needGame Golf. “We changed how amateur to start shaving strokes off your golfand professional golfers can shave game.DISCOVER HOW IT WORKS Here: GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016


HI-TECH GADGETS ZEPP GOLF Tee Yourself up for Success Choose your target training goals Measure the most importantbelow, and we’ll show you how to get aspects of your golf swing, thenthere. With Zepp, practicing your swing analyze and improve each one. Zeppat the driving range becomes a source offers an incredible set of 3D andof game-changing insights andimprovements. See how to video analysis features thatbreak through to the next give you instant feedbacklevel and consistently on club position andhit more fairways and biomechanics. You cangreens. even compare your swing to the pros.Hit It Longer You can get Learn how to started right now by downloadingincrease your club the free app to getspeed and measure access to our newhow much you’re video tools and prosimproving. Add 5 MPH swing features.and you’ll hit the ball an Of course, theseextra 20+ yards off the tee. new video analysis features•HIT MORE FAIRWAYS AND GREENS together with the Zepp multi-sport•BE MORE CONSISTENT sensor deliver the most powerful•REPEAT YOUR BEST SWINGS platform for capturing your 3D swing•TRACK . ANALYZE . IMPROVE . data to analyze and improve yourREPEAT. game.GO AHEAD, TAKE A SWING. GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

HI-TECH GADGETSSNAP LACESSnapLaces Keep You Focused on the Game This product makes the cut for Hi- Tough & RuggedTECH because it is the first of its kind Made with advanced materials,to meet the need for form and function. SnapLaces are strong and guaranteed SnapLaces Keep You Focused tough.on the Game Get Smarter Laces SnapLaces replace Performance No-Tietraditional laces with Lacesperformance no-tie Whether you’re alaces. These are the competitive golfer, oronly laces you can just wanting a bettertie with one hand way to lace upwill never come SnapLaces areuntied or change the best no-tie lacestension. On or off you’ll ever wear. Oncethe course, never you try them, there’sbe distracted by your just no going back.laces again. Stretch LacesA Perfect Fit Every Time SnapLaces stretch to hug SnapLaces replace your traditional your feet with perfect tension. Simplelaces with performance no-tie laces SnapLaces are the easiest, fastestthat not only feel great but they look way, to get in and out of your shoes.great too. Customizable 16 essential colors allow you toAmerican Made pick your perfect colors. Snaps and laces are 100% made in SHOP NOW At: USA. collections/lacesLight Weight Each pair of clips and laces weighsless than 16 grams.31SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

CORE GOLF CENTER11:00 - 7:00 600 Cline Road Dandridge, TN 37725 (865) 312-1357 Driving RangeOVER 20,000 SQUARE Whether it is 200 four-footers in a feet of 419 Bermuda row or towering flop shots, the green grass provides up to at CORE Golf Center is up to the 40 individual hitting challenge. The 4500 square foot green stations. With a is designed to receive shots up to 30 28-day rotation, yards from 5 different stations around there will always the green. As far as putting goes, it is be healthy turf on the tee. The unique the most consistent putting surface in landing area consists of a variety of the area. targets to improve iron play with two fairways extending to the end of the GREEN SIDE/FAIRWAY 330-yard landing zone. BUNKER “Big Bombers need not worry… Adjacent to the uneven lies area is Let the big dog eat because drivers are the greenside and fairway bunker. The welcome!” most difficult shot in golf is a medium range bunker shot. At CORE Golf SHORT GAME (COMING 2015) Center, one has the ability to practice An 80-yard fairway and target green every type of bunker shot you can imagine from the deep face greenside are located to the left of the tee box. bunker to the 200+ yards fairway Its design allows for practicing a variety bunker and everything else in between. of shots between 30 and 80 yards. The undulations of the fairway will help to UNEVEN LIES & ROUGH AREA build confidence in one’s wedge game Most driving ranges have a flat tee from side-hill lies. box, a putting green, occasionally even PUTTING AND CHIPPING a bunker or two, but they rarely have GREEN an area to practice awkward stances. The uneven lies area is designed with CORE Golf Center offers a state the most challenging shots in mind. of the art putting and chipping green.32 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Practicing shots from rough, uphill, BALL MACHINE HOURSside-hill, and downhill lies is essential • Summer Hoursto improving your game. 7:00-Dusk - Monday-Sunday • Winter Hours No other facility in the area gives 10:00-5:00 - Monday-Sundayyou this opportunity like CORE GolfCenter. CLUBHOUSE HOURS March - October - 11:00-7:00FULL-SERVICE CLUBHOUSE Monday - Friday The Clubhouse is open March Saturday - 10:00-7:00 Sunday - 12:00-6:00through October. We offer sandwiches,chips, snack bars, Pepsi products, and LEARN. PRACTICE. Restrooms are also available as CORE Golf Center is a place forwell as a lounge area with TV to relax.Club-fitting and repair areperformed by golfers of all skill levels to brush upPGA professionals. on their game or learn from one of the two PGA professionals on staff.SELF-SERVE FACILITY Our facilities offer opportunities for CORE Golf Center is a self-serve golfers to practice every aspect of the game. Whether you are looking for anfacility. This means that customers are extended practice session or fun withable to purchase buckets of golf balls your friends, we have got you covered.using cash, credit, or debit card andpractice during normal daylight hours CONVENIENTLY LOCATEDwhen the clubhouse is closed. Cash CORE Golf Center is convenientlycustomers please be aware that thismachine cannot make achange. The located between Jefferson City andball dispenser is located lower level, Dandridge, near I-40 exits 417 and 415.thebackside of the clubhouse.33SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMESBACK IN 2009, a contingent So after a 112 year absence from of people representing the summer games, golf will be a the golf community that medal sport for both men and women included Peter Dawson who at the 2016 Olympic Games that will be was the president of the held in the Rio de Janeiro area of Brazil.International Golf Federation and chiefexecutive of the Royal and Ancient Golf Course designer Gil Hanse andClub attended the 121st IOC Session his company, Hanse Golf Coursein hopes of adding golf back into the Design were contracted to build a golfsummer games. course on the Reserva de Marapendi in the Barra da Tijuca zone to host the The request was made because of competition.the rapid growth and globalization ofthe game. The IOC committee agreed After the games, the course willto add golf in both 2016 and 2020. become a public facility used to enhance golf’s profile in Brazil.34 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016

The competition will include a 72- men’s team event was new, replacinghole stroke-play format tournament for the women’s individual. The men’smen and women which will follow the individual event was switched to a“Rules of Golf” and include a three-hole match-play tournament rather than theplayoff if the top three positions end in stroke-play used four years earlier.a tie. George Lyon from Canada won the The men’s tournament is Gold Medal for individual competitionprovisionally scheduled for August with Chandler Egan from the USA11-14 and the women to follow August winning Silver. Two Americans, Burt17-20. McKinnie and Francis Newton from the USA shared a Bronze Medal. Qualification for Olympiccompetition will be determined by The USA swept the teamworld rankings as of July 11th, 2016 competition with the Western Golfand will include a field of 60 players for Association taking Gold, the Trans-both men’s and women’s events. Mississippi Golf Association taking the Silver and the United States Golf The top 15 players from each Association getting the Bronze Medal.gender will qualify with a limit of fourper country who can qualify this way, With the only participating nationswith the remaining spots being filled being the USA and Canada, one canby the highest-ranking players from see why the sport was discontinued bycountries that do not already have at the IOC.least two players qualified. Not only was global travel slow and The IGF has also guaranteed at difficult in 1904, it was very expensive.least one player from the host nation I’m not sure why it took so long to getand each geographical region that the sport reinstated, but I am happy toincludes Africa, Asia, Europe, The see that it got done.Americas and Oceania. The sport will have two The last time golf was played in opportunities to show the world thatthe Olympics was during the 1904 golf indeed belongs in the OlympicGames which were played in St. Louis, games and should provide a newMissouri. platform to expand an already growing audience around the world. The golf was played at the GlenEcho Country Club in St. Louis. The35SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY


UA EYEWEAR GOLF SPONSORSHIPEYEKING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CADDY FOR A CURE(February 9, 2016 - Melville, NY) Eyekingis pleased to announce their partnershipwithCaddy For A Cure, Inc., the nationally recognized program that provides supportand rehabilitation for combat-injured military veterans. Eyeking will provide UnderArmourEyewear for Caddy for a Cure participantsin order to complete theircaddyIexperience with the world’s best PGA golf players.NTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR choice for professional golfers whosuperior quality, Eyekingspecializes rely on superior vision, strength andin the manufacturing, design comfort.and distribution of its eyewearbrands and licenses. Under Craig Fels, Chief Operating Officer at Eyeking says, “Within the golfArmourEyewear is a brand division, Under Armour Eyewear isbuilt for sport; from superior lens driven every day to be on the cuttingtechnology that provides a wider range edge of product innovation. We areof peripheral vision to revolutionary honored to participate in the innovativesunglass frame material that is ultra- Caddy For A Cure program to supportlightweight and strong. Eyeking’s our military heroes through the game ofdedication to innovative engineering golf and we are thrilled to have this newand revolutionary materials has made avenue to further support our nation’sUnder Armour Eyewear the brand of wounded warriors.” He continued, 37SPRING/SUMMER 2016 GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY

“We’re all looking forward to this we have supporters Jordan Spieth oropportunity to expand the UA eyewear Hunter Mahan participate again withpresence in professional golf while us!”supporting a program that helps thosewho need assistance. It’s a definite Caddy For A Cure has beenwin-win for everyone.” successfully offering professional golf caddy experiences in practice and Pro Caddy For A Cure program founder - Am rounds at PGA Tour events sinceand CEO Russ Holden commented 2003, benefitting numerous causeson this new relationship with Eyeking, such as Fanconi anemia and the PGA“We are incredibly excited to have Tour military outreach program Birdiesthis sponsorship support from Under for the Brave. For more information visitArmour Eyewear. They are perhaps the exciting and innovative eyewearbrand today, but more importantly, About Eyeking:they are a company with values that Eyeking, LLC is a fourth generation,parallel ours in supporting our military.”He continued, “This relationship will award winning eyewear design firmdefinitely add value for our caddy that develops, markets and distributesparticipants and we’re looking forward globally, private label and licensedto promoting the UA brand to golf eyewear brands. Eyeking’s licensefans through our program.” Holden partners include Hobie Polarized andconcluded, “It’s a great advantage for Under Armour Eyewear. For moreus to be able to team dress next time information on Eyeking please visit GOLF GUIDE DIRECTORY SPRING/SUMMER 2016


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