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DONALD ROSS CLUB NEWS
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Donald Ross Society members Mark Larson and Pete DeAngelo presented a $15,000 check from the Donald Ross Society Foundation to Brian Tolnar, PGA of Mill Creek Golf Course. See the TV and Print coverage below.
WKBN News Article
Mill Creek MetroParks Golf Course Website
Mountain Ridge is the site of the LPGA's Cognizant Founders Cup this weekend. See Golfweek's article about the restoration by Ron Prichard.
Golfweek Article - Oct 4, 2021
From the August 9, 2021 - Morning Read by Ken Klavon
During the early 1920s, the preeminent course architect was churning out course designs by the dozens. Now, many of those clubs are recognizing the 100th anniversary of that work.
President Brad Becken attended Teugega’s Centennial Anniversary celebration last weekend and was on a panel discussion with Brad Klein and Barry Jordan who has been the architect for the club’s ongoing restoration efforts.
From the Article in the Rome Daily Sentinel:
Link to the Article
Teugega celebrates 100th anniversary of its Donald Ross-designed golf course
GOLF EXHIBITION — New York Giants punter Riley Dixon, former PGA Tour standout Wayne Levi, Teugega Country Club Pro Steve Campanaro and Korn Ferry Tour golfer and Rome native Matt Campbell pose for a photo during their exhibition match at Teugega Country Club on Saturday. The foursome played the exhibition to honor Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen during the club’s 100th anniversary celebration. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)
Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:00 am
Teugega Country Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Donald Ross-designed golf course over the weekend.
On Saturday, Teugega golf pro Steve Campanaro was joined by former PGA Tour standout Wayne Levi, of New Hartford; Korn Ferry Tour golfer and Rome native Matt Campbell and current New York Giants and former Syracuse University punter Riley Dixon, of Blossvale. The foursome played in an exhibition at the course to honor Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen. Those two played an exhibition when Teugega celebrated its grand opening in 1921.
Levi, the 1990 PGA Tour Player of the Year, went on to win four tournaments that year, the BellSouth Atlantic Golf Classic, Centel Western Open, Canon Greater Hartford Open and the Canadian Open. He has 12 career wins on the tour. In 1991, Levi represented the United States on the Ryder Cup team and in the World Cup. He then jumped to the PGA Champions Tour in 2002, finishing in 28th on the money list during his first full season. In 2003, he won his first event, the 3M Championship, since winning the 1990 Canadian Open.
Dixon was a seventh round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2016 NFL draft. He was traded to the Giants during the offseason in 2018.
Campbell is a two-time Rome City Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament Champion, winning back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007. He is a current member on the Korn Ferry Tour.
Photo: Teugega Country Club
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Happy Birthday Donald Ross
It’s Donald Ross’ birthday today, born November 23, 1872!
The Donald Ross Society was founded in 1989 to promote the recognition of Donald Ross, the excellence of his golf architecture and the preservation or restoration of his courses.
In a reversal of roles, he has left us 350+ presents in the form of courses just awaiting our discovery when we all get back to traveling again. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
The Donald Ross Society collaborated with board member Vaughn Halyard’s StoryLounge Films and The Society of Golf Historians to explore the history of the Hyannisport Club.
The podcast and companion short film will explore the Donald Ross gem from both historical and architectural perspectives.
Produced by Vaughn and Connor Lewis, the project features conversations between Connor, the Hyannisport Restoration Architect Ron Forse, the author of the Hyannisport Club History Dr. William Healy, and Course Superintendent Tom Colombo, who was also a collaborator on the club's history book.
From Alex Findlay and Donald Ross to the Kennedy family, it will be a fascinating journey across multiple eras of the storied club; incorporating great golf, golf architecture, and American history.
Recorded and filmed across multiple technologies and time zones in mid October, the full piece is scheduled for release Late October/Early November.
Please see a preview of the video below.
View Preview Video Here
Hyannisport Club Website
On September 27, 2020, Schuylkill Country Club in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania began its centennial celebration by turning back the clock. The membership along with Donald Ross Society members Brad Becken, Phil Simmons and Chris Grupp played the original nine holes, using hickory clubs for the original fourth hole (currently the seventh hole).
SCC’s first nine holes were designed by Willie Park Jr.. In 1921, SCC welcomed its first golfers on the Park nine. In 1945, the legend of golf architecture, Donald Ross, took the existing Park design and crafted an eighteen hole masterpiece in the foothills of the Appalachians. Ross’s patented style is evident at SCC still in 2020, as the greens remind the player that no putt is a gimmie.
In advance of the celebration, SCC created special bag tags and updated their logo as seen in the photo below.
We congratulate the members and staff of Schuylkill Country Club on one hundred years of operation and commend them for their exemplary efforts in maintaining their Donald Ross legacy.
Schuylkill CC History and Website
See the Newspaper Article Here
DRS Member and Historian Michael Jamieson wrote a piece on Peninsula Golf and Country Club for Winter 2020 NCGA (Northern California Golf Association) Magazine.
See Article Here
Teugega is hosting their 2019 Donald Ross Invitational September 6-7th, 2019.
All are welcome to sign up.
Teugega Country Club
The Donald Ross Invitational 2019
Event: 36 Hole Two Person Better Ball
When: Friday Sept. 6th & Saturday Sept. 7th
1stRounds - Friday afternoon 1:00 Shotgun
2ndRound - Saturday morning tee times
Name:___________________________ Name: __________________________
Address: __________________________ Address: ________________________
E-Mail: ___________________________ E-Mail:_________________________
Phone: ____________________________ Phone: __________________________
Club Affiliation: ____________________ Club Affiliation: __________________
Entry Fee: $400.00 per Team
Contact: Steve Campanaro, email: email@example.com
Teugega Country Club, 6801 Golf Course Rd. Rome, NY 13440
Download Entry Form Here - Donald Ross Invitational
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