Former Golf Course Become The Camp For Travelers

Travelers are not left with any option rather to set up a camp on a former golf course present in the Northfield – it happened just few days after the council denied planning permission for the 950 home development.

Nearly, 15 caravans have come into the former North Worcestershire Golf Club car park area; it is located at the junction of Frankley Beeches Road and Hanging Lane.

Last Thursday the planning committee of Birmingham City Council denied a planning application received from Bloor Homes. The application to develop 950 homes at the site.

Andy Cartwright, the councilor said “The site is still owned by the North Worcestershire Golf Club.

“Nearly 15 caravans have moved onto the site in the last few days.

“We hold the meeting with the site’s owners prior to this and we asked for assurance from him that the North Worcestershire Golf Club would be secured properly so that this thing doesn’t happen. (more…)

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Extreme Makeover Of BGC Has Begun

These days, the greens aren’t living up to the name of the Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course (BMGC).

Following the closure of the course last month, the grass started turning brown at the nine-hole course, which was known as ‘The Hill’ in its days. It was the only restoration of the course in its history of close to 100-year, said Jeff Kepplin the General Manager.

Although, for the golf, the summer is the prime time and Kepplin said and there was a hurry to get the new seeds in the ground before the beginning of the fall with an objective to make the course being ready to play next spring.

“It is kind of makeover of the golf course to an extreme level,” he said.

In this regards the work has been scheduled and it includes re-grassing the fairways, surrounding and greens and also enhancing it including the alteration of some spots in the 14 bunkers of the course. (more…)

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Poulter Misses Out WCG Event

Ian is one of the top international golfers in the world; he is set to compete in a number of tournaments this year such as the Puerto Rico Open.

He and Graeme McDowell would be part of this tournament as they have failed to have the desired scores and profile for WGC Match Play this year. Ian has a 199 ranking while Graeme is 82nd as per PGA ranks. Poulter was able to win the Match Play title in the year 2010 but has yet to make the right moves to move up further in the ranks. Poulter has had a top ten finish at Coco Beach in 2016. Poulter and McDowell are again back at Coco Beach though they would rather be part of other tournaments this time.

The WGC Match Play is an event in Austin that is highly rated and sponsored by Dell Technologies. (more…)

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Jared Wilson, Morning Journal/Wayne Maris Columbiana Junior had last Friday, made a verbal commitment to attend Wake Forest University.

This was before opening his junior basketball season at Columbiana High School on Friday night.

The Division III state golf champion hopes to continue his academic careers, while still remaining in the game at the NCAA Division 1 Wake Forest University.

Before that, more than 20 colleges had been in constant close contact with Wilson, who in addition to Wake Forest, had taken out time to visit others such as Northwester, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Kent State and Vanderbilt.

So far, Wilson, who is the only state golf champion for Columbiana County has already placed an impressive resume. In September, he went onto capture the Division III state golf title and set the tournament record scoring with a pair of 1-unde-par 71s at the NorthStar Club.

The 16 year old recently made his third straight state appearance after he had placed fifth as a sophomore and 11th as a freshman.

He was also one of the 12 high school boys named to the 2016 Transamerica Scholastica Junior All America Team.

At the Inter-Tri County League tournament three years ago, he was the medalist. And in the same year, he came off equally as the medalist in the Division III sectional and district tournaments.

A private University located down in Winston0-Salem, N.C, Wake Forest competes in the Atlantic Coast conference with other teams as well.

The men’s golf program by Wake forest has seen them capture three national championship titles.

Apart from that, they have also produced some notable players such as Arnold Palmer, who has 4 Masters and 2 U.S. Opens. Curtis Strange is another with 2 U.S. Open while Lanny Wadkins has a PGA Championship.

Darren Clarke and Webb Simpson are both from the University as well and Clarke has a British Open while Webb Simpson has a U.S. Open.

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One person who has been accustomed to making history is Lexi Thompson and this week will see her make some more in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, as she becomes the second woman to ever participate in a Greg Norman’s PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament holding at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, at the Tiburon Gold Club.

When she was 10 years old, she had tried to qualify for the U.S. Women’s open at the Imperial Country Club. However, she didn’t go far as she ended up shooting a 77, which saw her dreams shattered at the local qualifier.

Two years later, she finally qualified at the age of 12 and also over the next two years in 2009 at 14 years of age. She also tied for a 27th to qualify for an LPGA event.

At the LPGA Tour’s season-ending CME Group Tour championship in Nov, Thompson didn’t play too well as she tied for the 40th, even though she went on to end the season as one of the only two Americans to win during the LPGA Tour. (more…)

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