PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Unveiling a unique and special focus on the local community, PGA Country Club will transform into the open-to-the-public "St. Lucie Trail Golf Club" beginning Nov. 1. The facility and golf course, originally designed by Jim Fazio in 1988, will continue to be owned and operated by the PGA of America, upholding the same maintenance standards as nearby PGA Golf Club.
St. Lucie Trail Golf Club has undergone a tremendous revitalization program to its tee boxes, fairways, greens and landscaping over the past 18 months, under the direction of Superintendent Dick Gray, a protégé of Pete Dye. Accordingly, golfers now have the ability to play a picturesque, 18-hole course for the best value in the local marketplace.
"The PGA of America is extremely proud to unveil St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, as golfers from the local community and surrounding counties can now enjoy unparalleled public access to this beautiful course," said Jimmy Terry, PGA general manager for St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. "In addition, the course will serve as a national testing ground for player development programs originated by the PGA of America, in order to further grow the game, both here in St. Lucie County and across the country."
St. Lucie Trail Golf Club also features a new logo, which pays homage to the local community by incorporating a warm and welcoming green colored trail.
Rounds will range from $49 in the summer to $89 during the winter season. In addition, an annual, golf-only "Preferred Player Program" that offers unlimited access for $1,995 for a single player, and $2,995 for two players, is available at the clubhouse.
Memberships to PGA Golf Club will continue to offer access to four courses -- the Wanamaker, Ryder and Dye Courses at PGA Golf Club, in addition to the new St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, which is located at 951 SW Country Club Dr., in Port St. Lucie. PGA Golf Club will also remain open for both public and resort play.
For more information and reservations, call (800) 800-GOLF or visit PGAVillage.com.
Lewis Black, a Grammy-winning comedian, loves his golf like the rest of it.
Black, however, is realistic about his abilities and doesn't take his game too seriously.
Our friend, Alex Podlogar, Media Relations Manager for Pinehurst Resort, passed along an email this morning with a few videos of Black during a recent Pinehurst visit.
Black was at Pinehurst as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Ultimate Golf Experience.
Here, Lewis talks about the worst kinds of golfers:
In this clip, Lewis talks about his own on-course meltdowns:
Finally, Lewis hilariously rants about Pinehurst No. 2's incredibly difficult greens:
It's hard to imagine calling a holed 3-foot putt the most incredible putt you've ever seen.
However, folks, this birdie putt on the ninth hole at The Golf House Club, Elie, in Fife, Scotland, is just that.
Don't believe us? Feast your eyes on this:
Is this guy kidding?
Yes, we know special effects are an amazing thing these days, but at no point in this particular video could we find an instance where an edit may have occurred (unless our eyes are deceiving us).
That was both the longest and best 3-footer we've ever watched.
Tom Watson, 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, took in Game 2 of the World Series last night to support his beloved Kansas City Royals.
Watson, a longtime Royals fan through thick and thin, was donning a Royals hat and jacket. He took this photo with actor Paul Rudd, former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt:
— Sideline (@GetSideline) October 23, 2014
Watson had to be happy with Wednesday night's outcome, as the Royals knotted the World Series 1-1 with the San Francisco Giants.
Here's an excerpt from Watson's February 2014 Captain's Blog, where he wrote about the Royals before the season even started:
Lastly, being a big fan of baseball and the Kansas City Royals, I'm excited that Spring Training is here. I'm going to Spring Training again this year in Surprise, Ariz., to see the Royals on my way out to the Toshiba Classic in California.
I'm interested in seeing a young pitcher the Royals have named Yordano Ventura. He was invited to Spring Training last year and got called up to the Royals in September. Ned Yost, the Royals manager, said that an umpire came up to him after one of Ventura's outings and asked, "Who is this guy?" He's been known to get his fastball up around 102-103 mph. He's also got a big hook that he can control. He could be the pitcher of the future for the Royals and might even start this year. He's a player to watch and one I'm looking forward to seeing.
I hope the Royals can improve on their 86-76 season last year as the playoffs are but a distant memory. Go blue.
Ventura turned out to be pretty darned good. He led the Royals with a 3.20 ERA in the regular season with a 14-10 record.
And, as Watson hoped, the Royals improved on the 2013 record, going 89-73 with a chance to win the World Series for the first time since 1985.