Wednesday, May 10, 2017
$15M for parks went to golf courses in Phoenix -- will parks get repaid?
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Houston Courses Closing _ Pine Crest & Wedgewood
Wedgewood logs about 28,000 rounds annually, but needs about 40,000, said Yewens, who works part-time at Wedgewood.
Meritage Homes announced plans this week to build single-family homes on the recently closed Pine Crest golf course in the Spring Branch area.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based builder is buying the land for what will be a master-planned community called Spring Brook Village.
MetroNational is selling to the builder the 116 acres where some 800 residents are expected to live when the project is completed.
The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based builder is buying the land for what will be a master-planned community called Spring Brook Village. MetroNational is selling to the builder the 116 acres where some 800 residents are expected to live when the project is completed.
Monday, April 10, 2017
People illegally shooting near Verrado golf course (Phoenix, AZ)
The Buckeye Police Department has received several calls regarding shooting toward the new Victory at Verrado Golf Course, north of Indian School Road between Verrado Way and Tuthill Road, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
During a recent incident, several golfers had to take shelter behind a bathroom to avoid being shot.
Four people found shooting toward the golf course face endangerment and weapon-related charges, and their guns were seized.
Police have received several reports of people shooting in the desert area along Tuthill between Missouri and Maryland avenues into a 20-foot berm facing the golf course, the post states.
Tuthill Road and the fifth hole at the golf course are less than 400 feet apart, and signs are posted in the area stating no trespassing, no shooting and no hunting is allowed.
on the 1st replay hole looking at his putt?
holding one finger up at the putt?
i am so happy for SER-GI-O!
mr science explains . . .
I didn't see it, but the new green-reading technique is called
aimpoint. http://www.aimpointgolf.com/ The idea is that no matter
where you are around the hole, there is a single point on the green at
which you need to aim the putt (where it would go if it were straight).
So, if that point is a foot north of 12 oçlock, then from 3:00 or 9:00
you play 1 foot of break, from 3 feet above the hole you hit it 2 feet,
and from 3 feet below the hole you hit it 4 feet. Finding that point is
complex, but in aimpoint express you guess the slope of the green in
degrees, and if it's 1 degree you hold up 1 finger so that the hole is
on one side of your finger, and you hit the ball at a point on the other
side. If you think it's 2 degrees, you hold up 2 fingers, etc. On fast
greens you can't have more than about 2 degrees of slope at the pin, or
the ball won't stop.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Trauma # 23888, Cantos Palinsestos VII. Cum Paganica
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Women's Locker Room Talk . . . heh, heh
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Kinesthesia & Proprioception
800 Golf Courses closed in the last decade
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Grand Canyon University Course (nee' Maryvale)
More than 50 years ago, former City of Phoenix Mayor Samuel Mardian, Jr. hit the ceremonial first tee shot at Maryvale Golf Course. It was a momentous occasion and marked the beginning of championship golf in West Phoenix.The course had come to life thanks to the vision of John F. Long and William “Billy” Bell. Long spent his life developing a community on farmland in western Phoenix in the 1950s, which is the Maryvale neighborhood known today.Bell, a southern California-based golf course architect, was the visionary behind the original Maryvale Golf Course built in 1961 and also designed the U.S. Open Championship course at Torrey Pines in San Diego.During its 60-year history, Maryvale Golf Course has evolved as a proving ground for local and well-known professional golfers and established PGA professionals competing in amateur and professional tournaments.
- Mike Swartz, who qualified for the PGA Tour in the mid-1990s and appeared in four Phoenix Opens, holds the Maryvale Golf Course record. Swartz shot a spectacular round of 60 while playing merely in his tennis shoes.
- Two of the most prominent PGA professionals at Maryvale Golf Course include Bill Farkas and John Martin. Farkas was a PGA professional at the course from 1961 to 1984. Farkas spent the majority of his career promoting junior golf in the Valley of the Sun and founded the Bill Farkas Swing School.
- Martin, who worked with Farkas for several years before succeeding him, served as the PGA professional from 1984-2006 and continued Farkas’ legacy of teaching junior golfers.
- Lauri Merten who is the 1993 U.S. Women’s Open Champion attended the Bill Farkas Swing School and also called the golf course home.Maryvale Golf Course, now established as Grand Canyon University Golf Course, is the second golf course owned and operated by the City of Phoenix. This beloved course and its rich heritage has earned its place in the Valley of the Sun, representing Phoenix’s transformation from a small city to an ever-growing metropolis.In a new partnership with the city of Phoenix, GCU revitalizes the 1960s-era city-owned golf course as part of the university’s ongoing initiative to help reinvigorate the economy and quality of life in West Phoenix.
phoenix leaders weighing future city golf courses
Nearly four years after approving a $17 million plan to keep city-owned golf courses open, Phoenix leaders could once again debate whether to stay in the golf business. The Parks and Recreation Department says more rounds are being played, but program remains in the red.
maryvale now called Grand Canyon University Course