Spanish Golf Holidays can be your favorite golf destination

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English-owned Costa del Sol golf course, Estepona Golf, is leading the fight-back for affordable Spanish golf holidays.  Now offering a 7-night play and stay with unlimited golf and range balls for just 299 euros per person, there’s no excuse for golfers not to return to their favourite golfing destination.

PGA golfer Darran Clark is Marketing Consultant for the concept and comments, “Unrealistic green fees forced many golf holidaymakers to vote with their feet and head to the fairways of upcoming Turkey and Egypt.  The problem is however that most Northern European golfers prefer the Costa del Sol, feel comfortable here, are familiar with the 70-plus courses and favour the short flying times.  Estepona Golf, in partnership with fabulous accommodation in course-side Alcazaba Hills, is inviting these golfers to come back to Spain and in return we pledge never to be beaten on value for money.”

Estepona Golf began flying the flag for Spanish golf when the global financial crisis was at its peak in 2009.  Membership deals of unlimited golf for 99 euros per month and unlimited weekend golf for 49 euros per month were emblazoned across Costa del Sol motorway billboards and 100 new memberships were signed-up within two months of launch.  Spanish golf was back in business and affordable once more – much to the vexation of neighbouring golf courses charging upwards of 99 euros for just one solitary 18-hole round.

Darran finishes, “In a downturn companies must listen and adapt to their clients’ needs, golf is no different.  Courses have to be realistic in their pricing if they want to stem the tide of golfers testing out non-eurozone golfing destinations.  Our message at Estepona Golf is that the Costa del Sol is open for business and 7 nights play and stay in year-round sunshine for just 299 euros per person is simply a low-cost flight away.”

And with 600 Danish golfers already booked into the Estepona Golf / Alcazaba Hills package for this summer, it looks like the fight-back is really on.

About Alcazaba Hills – Alcazaba Hills is a luxury residential development in a peaceful rural setting on the outskirts of Estepona Golf.  With 100 apartments of whitewashed Mediterranean architecture, the gated resort is set in tropical gardens including a fabulous swimming pool with waterfall, hydrojets and rainforest showers.  There is also a putting green and driving range with unlimited balls for guests.  The two bedroom two bathroom (sleep four) and three bedroom two bathroom (sleep six) apartments have spacious sea view south facing terraces, wifi internet, satellite TV and DVD, hot and cold air-conditioning, fully equipped kitchens to include washing machine and microwave and underground parking.  Midweek clean and linen change.

Moments from the beach, 30 minutes from fashionable Marbella and Puerto Banús, and even less from chichi Sotogrande with its polo fields and stylish marina, Alcazaba Hills is ideal for exploring the Costa del Sol when the sun has set on another day at the fairways.  The International Airports of Malaga to the east and Gibraltar to the west are equidistant at one hour’s drive, with Malaga in particular offering a vast choice of low-cost flights to Northern Europe.

About Estepona Golf – Offering 18-holes of golf set amongst peaceful undulating Spanish countryside, Estepona Golf has incredible sea views from many areas of the course.  Providing a fair test which is enjoyable for players of all standards, the course is renowned for its superb, consistent putting surfaces and wide variety of holes including some very strong par 3s.  English-

owned, the golf course has for many years focused on the visiting golfer from overseas and its multilingual staff always offers a warm friendly welcome.  The Clubhouse has recently undergone a 400,000 euro renovation and a fine selection of food and drinks is available in the comfortable restaurant, bar and sunny terrace.

To book your 7-night play and stay with unlimited golf and range balls for just 299 euros per person, contact holidays@esteponagolf.com, visit www.esteponagolf.com or telephone the Alcazaba Hills team on 00 34 952 93 76 93.

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Are you picking the right club in every situation?

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300px-Wood_putter_ironWhen playing golf, the most important part of the game is to pick the golf club that will work well for the particular situation that you are in. Everything about the course will play a role in deciding which club you remove from your bag, and therefore it is important to know how all of these different factors work together. If you are looking to become more serious about your golf game, or you even want to become a professional, then it is a good idea to learn about these things. Here I will outline some of these main things to look for. You will get a very basic idea of how to choose a club, and hopefully you will practice enough to become even more knowledgeable at choosing them.

When you first start out the game, you usually won’t have much to worry about in the way of obstacles and bends in the course, so you can stick with the larger clubs and hit the ball as far as you can. However, you want to make sure that you are comfortable hitting the ball as hard and as far as you can without making it go completely off its desired path. Many golfers choose to take a step up with the club, then take a lower grip and hit the shot as hard as they can. Having the lower grip will allow for more control over the swing, and reduce the chance of a mistake while increasing the distance that your ball flies. This strategy may not work for you, but enough golfers use it that it might be worth trying, just to see if you are comfortable with it.

The wind also plays a huge role in deciding with what club and with what technique you will hit your shot. If the wind it coming straight at you, you will have a different technique than if it was at your back. When the wind is coming from behind you, you will want to make a completely normal swing. However, you will have to pick a more lofted club. Grip the club with the ball positioned a little bit ahead of the center than regular. Use a mid-iron, with one of the longer lengths that are available in your club bag. If the wind is coming straight at you from the front, you will have to use a stronger club and hit the ball hard enough to make up for the wind that is coming at you.

Choosing the right club in a given situation will not necessarily make your shot perfect. You will have to adjust your technique as well, and make sure that your stroke is clean and accurate. This combined with the right club will eventually make for the perfect shot, but it may take years and years of golf practice. Both the club choice and the technique take a long time to master, so besides reading information about them you should also go out and practice plenty so that you can really get it down. This will help better than any other guide that you could possibly find. If you don’t have constant access to a golf course, it may be a good idea to buy a membership or even find some sort of alternative way to practice.

No matter what you do, you have to remember that golf is a game of patience. If you play every day and you see absolutely no improvement in your technique, you should not worry. Just do everything you can to find out more about what to do in certain situations, and you will find that this is the best way that you can see noticeable results in your abilities. Being good at golf is a great way to impress people, and being good at golf takes nothing more than time and experience.

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Virtual golf cafe tee’d up in Vancouver

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Links Golf Cafe

If there was ever any doubt that golfers are fanatical about their sport, witness an amazing trend that golfers in South Korea have started. In 2003, South Korea, a country with an estimated population of just under 49 million, had 300 virtual golf cafes up and running. Today, there are over 5,000 virtual golf cafes catering to roughly 200,000 golfers who play virtual golf on a daily basis. This trend has not been lost on the brand new franchise Links Golf Café

in their quest to bring North America’s first virtual golf café to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Utilizing Golf’s PGA TOUR-endorsed golf simulators, Links Golf Café is looking to capitalize on the golfer’s passion to play, regardless of weather conditions, in a social atmosphere that provides ‘eater’tainment, where golfers will get more than just access to world class golf courses with their coffee and sandwich. “Our goal is to create a ‘wow experience for our clientele”, says Andre Ferris of Links Golf Café Canada. “Not only will we be providing access to the world’s best golf courses, we will have the food, beverage, and service to compliment it. Imagine ordering up a mouth-watering a Panini sandwich, a fresh-roasted gourmet organic coffee, and heading over to one of our PGA TOUR simulators to play Pebble Beach or St. Andrew’s. We aim to create an entertainment and dining experience that anyone who enters one of our cafes will never forget.”

The battle for entertainment dollars in the food and beverage industry is not a new one. Companies have been looking for that magic combination of providing entertainment with food and beverage service for years. With virtual golf becoming as popular as dart boards and billiards tables, a new player is emerging in the industry and Links Golf Cafes will look to rival traditional entertainment outlets like bowling alleys for that coveted market share. Having the ability to play in golf leagues against both local golfers and golfers across the world is a concept that no current venue can compete with. “The idea that our customers will have the opportunity to play virtual golf on the world’s most famous courses against other golfers from across the world is very exciting,” says Ferris. “Canada has the highest rate of golfers per capita and we are going to make sure that Canadians always have a place to play, regardless of the weather outside.”

With 15 Links Golf Café franchises already awarded across Canada, the buzz about Links Golf Café is definitely catching on. And with conservative plans to have 15 virtual golf cafes up and running in Canada by the end of 2012, and 77 more by the end of 2018, this is just the beginning for the company who will bring the world’s first international golf café franchise to Vancouver in the summer of 2011.

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Playing golf each day in snowbound states – just released

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Indoor Golf Game

A Nutmeg State winter can be particularly harsh on the golfer who doesn’t fly south  to satisfy the urge or, even worse, is directed to the basement to whack away into a net or putt on a mat. But golf season will arrive months earlier than usual this year when virtual golf simulation lands in North Madison. Golfers will only need to travel as far as B-FIT Express Clubs to play (well, virtually) some of the highest-profile golf courses in the world.

Jon Wilson, PGA golf professional as well as owner and director of The Sound Approach Golf Academy, is the pro behind the new venture, which is expected to open in January. The name, at least right now, is Vintage Fitness and Golf Club.

Naturally, the target audience will include the golf enthusiast who may have to drive far to find access to a practice area, but “it’s also going to be a great vehicle for the newer player to get introduced to the golf course in regard to course management,” Wilson says.

Golf can be intimidating

While new golfers are excited and enthusiastic about those first few times on the course, the experience can also be intimidating. “What golf simulators have allowed is for individuals to gain that experience to have a little bit more comfort and confidence, so when they do go to the golf course, they’ve had several rounds and have encountered different situations.”

The other target audience for the new business is younger golfers. “In my opinion in the area we have a plethora of junior golfers who clearly are showing heightened interest in the game by the numbers in my Golf Academy,” Wilson noted.

Nine high schools in the area have golf programs. Says the pro, “In the winter, if they had an opportunity to practice and enhance their golf game, I am sure they’d take advantage of it.”

Accuracy of ball tracking important

In fact, the Daniel Hand High School’s Golf Team captain will be assisting from the beginning.

Wilson examined the systems of four golf simulator manufacturers and decided to go with Innovative Golf Systems (IGS). While there are many similarities among competitors, the accuracy of the ball tracking was important to Wilson, who has had considerable experience with simulators in the past, including owning an indoor facility in Norwalk.

“The IGS simulator’s ball tracking device uses cameras that take anywhere from 400 to 700 images per second and is much more realistic with real-time flight. And, being a newer company, they know they have to stay on the cutting edge of technology. They’re constantly tweaking, moving forward, and doing more,” he said. “We’ll have the latest software update at any particular time.”

Tee times available online

Other companies offer only 12 to 24 courses to start and, if you want more, you upgrade and pay for the additional courses.  IGS includes more than 60 courses to start and upgrades are automatic and free.

Golfers will be able to book tee times online and see a full schedule of availablility. There will be block times where lessons will be given, and individuals can use a PayPal account or credit card to book tee times and schedule lessons. Booking can be done through Wilson’s website. There may also be a link through B-FIT’s website,  as well as a website strictly for new business that can be utilized to reach the same schedule.

The new facility has an indoor putting green which is, well, green in the environmental sense.

“It’s really important that if you’re going to use an artificial surface, it’s got to be as green as possible. That’s difficult when you’re using an artificial, a synthetic, but there are a lot of issues with regard to artificial surfaces,” Wilson says. “The big issue is that some companies use a polymer that’s rubber-based. Rubber is oil-based and continues to give off fumes and carcinogens, as well as what rubber tends to do when it is exposed to sunlight – it tends to melt and absorb the heat so the playing surface can be hot.”

Infill FDA approved

The infill for putting green at the new facility, however, is 100 percent FDA approved. “There’s no lead, no rubber, and it’s 20 years before it starts to break down,” according to Wilson.

“For those who are waiting to use the simulator, it’s something to do.”

It will be suggested that people arrive 15 minutes to a half hour before their tee time so that they can start on time. There’s a five minute introduction on how to use the system.

“If they want to come a half hour to 45 minutes ahead of schedule, there will be golf-specific fitness equipment there for people to do a little workout, a little warm-up, stretching, they can get themselves ready,” he adds.

Unfortunately, the typical golfer, Wilson finds, “will drive to the golf course for an 11 o’clock tee time and show up at 10:50, literally run into the golf shop to register and pay their greens fee, and then jump on the golf course and they’re not ready to play. They’re so far from that.”

More vintage than high tech

The plan is to add more exercise equipment which is “more old school, more vintage rather than high-tech machinery.”

There will probably be a rack for putters for those who just want to come in to use the putting surface.

“I think everyone who comes in won’t always have a set of clubs so we want to make sure that if someone wants to come in and practice, they brought the wrong car and forgot the clubs, we will have extra equipment there.”

Wilson plans to be on site as much as possible along with other instructors, and he hopes that other golf professionals in the area will use the simulator to give lessons.

He has already had inquiries from individuals who would like to form a golf league. As the golf professional for the Shoreline Golf Society, which has 76 or so members, two-thirds of whom stay in Connecticut in the winter, he says this group is perfect for a league.

“They would have to make up their own teams and the league would play. There can either be a dedicated time that the leagues would have access or they can play have 6 or 7 days to get their round of 9 holes in depending on what fits their schedule.”

Leagues can include adults or high school kids.

The hours of operation will be slightly different than what B-Fit’s are.

Early bird special available

“If you go to any golf course at any time in the golf season, even at 5:30 in the morning, you’ll have 10 cars in the parking lot ready to get out first thing.”

For those wee hours, there may be an early bird special.  As with a “real” golf course, the fees will differ depending on day and time. Pricing will be in the ballpark of $40 for one hour of golf.

While the new digs will be for anyone who is interested in the game, those who are avid golfers will probably be the first to take advantage of the simulator and use it on a regular basis. Soon, though, all of the coaches of the area teams will be contacted to get the word out to the captains who will, in turn, notify the team members.

“Every PGA golf professional’s primary responsibility is growing the game. I feel putting in this golf studio is my part in trying to grow the game in the off season,” he said.

For more information on Innovative Golf Systems, please visit www.igolfsys.com, and for additional information on B-FIT Vintage Fitness and Golf Club, please visit www.jonwilsongolf.com. A simulator demo can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujxYUVdrfm8

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Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course earns national recognition

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senecahickorystickJust weeks after completing its inaugural season of play, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is already earning national recognition.

The Robert Trent Jones II-designed par-72 championship layout was listed at number six on the list of Best New Courses in America by GOLF Magazine. Seneca Hickory Stick, which was developed by Seneca Gaming Corporation and opened for play on July 2, was the only course located in New York State and one of only four courses from the east coast to make the list.

“The recognition from the golf community shows that Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is quickly gaining a place among the elite golf courses in the northeast and across the country, which was our goal when we set out to develop the course,” said Kevin W. Seneca, Chairman, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “By partnering with outstanding companies like RTJ2 Golf and KemperSports, we have created a golf destination that is unmatched in our market and reflects the standard of quality that is synonymous with Seneca Gaming Corporation.”

Located on approximately 250 acres of land, Seneca Hickory Stick features manicured landscapes surrounded by stunning lakes and ponds that weave through native vegetation, wetlands and open meadows. The course, which was named for the rare Shellbark Hickory trees on site, is owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians and managed by KemperSports.

“This is truly a people’s golf course,” said Bruce Charleton from RTJ2 Golf, who led the course design along with Robert Trent Jones, Jr. “From its public nature to its fair yet challenging layout, Seneca Hickory Stick presents what every golfer is looking for – a memorable golf experience that you will appreciate and want to enjoy more than once.”

Including Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, KemperSports Management is involved in four courses on the GOLF Magazine list.

“We are very fortunate to have opened a quartet of fabulous golf courses for our clients this year,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “Each of these projects is unique and well-deserving of this honor.”

GOLF Magazine used a panel of raters to determine the list of the Top 10 New Public Golf Courses. The entire list is available in the magazine’s January 2011 issue and on-line at www.golf.com.

As Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course heads into the off-season, the course team, led by general manager Fran Roach and course superintendent Gerry Doolittle, will be focusing on the continued maturation of the course and the final preparations for the opening of the new clubhouse, which will coincide with the start of the 2011 golf season.

“We started and finished our first season with a golf course that was in remarkable shape,” said Roach. “Golfers are in store for an even greater experience at Seneca Hickory Stick in 2011.”

For more information on Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, visit www.senecahickorystick.com.

In addition to Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, Seneca Gaming Corporation operates Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, New York and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York on behalf of the Seneca Nations of Indians. Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, the company has grown to employ more than 3,500 people at its three casino operations. Seneca Gaming Corporation operates world-class facilities offering more than 6,500 slot machines, 140 table games, 800 hotel rooms and other related amenities. For more information, visit www.senecagamingcorporation.com.

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Have you seen the “Best New Golf Course List” announce by Golfweek?

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Golfweek – the publication preferred by serious golfers – will release its annual Golfweek’s Best New Courses list as part of its upcoming Oct. 29 issue. As one of the most popular lists of the magazine’s extensive collection of Golfweek’s Best rankings, the 2010 New Courses list features the nation’s top 40 new layouts that are fast-becoming golf’s hottest must-play courses.

The top three tracks on the Golfweek’s Best New Courses list all hail from the northwestern United States: Old Macdonald at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Ore.) takes the top spot, while the 18-hole tracks at Huntsman Springs (Driggs, Idaho) and Shooting Star (Teton Village, Wyo.) rank No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

“While the pace of course openings has slowed of late, our list shows that the look and feel of new courses are more interesting and less formulaic than ever,” said Bradley S. Klein, national director of Golfweek’s Best Courses ratings program. “Our raters recognize quality, whether it’s a wide open coastal links like Old Macdonald (No. 1) or part of an ambitious downtown redevelopment plan like The Golf Club at Harbor Shores (No. 31) in Benton Harbor, Mich.”

To produce Golfweek’s Best Courses lists, a nationwide team of course raters – which currently boasts more than 600 evaluators – surveys more than 2,200 courses on the basis of 10 criteria, including routing, conditioning, variety and memorability of holes. The result is an average of scores that then dictates a course’s overall ranking.

“Golfweek’s Best New Courses list consistently puts a host of burgeoning courses on the map, often before the industry has even begun to take note,” said Jason Redditt, publisher of Golfweek. “And it is this expert approach to course rankings that keeps serious golfers looking to Golfweek for direction on the greatest places to play.”

Visit Top100.Golfweek.com/GolfweeksBest to view the complete list of Golfweek’s Best New Courses.

About Golfweek’s Best Ratings
Since beginning its rating system in 1997, Golfweek has developed the most respected ranking structure in the industry. Every year, Golfweek’s nationwide team of course raters, which currently boasts more than 600 evaluators, survey more than 2,200 courses – rating each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, Golfweek raters have turned in more than 45,000 votes. Golfweek’s Best Courses lists include: Modern, Classic, New, Casino, Municipal, Residential, Resort, Caribbean & Mexico, Courses You Can Play and Tour Courses You Can Play. The full criteria for evaluating the golf courses may be found at Top100.Golfweek.com/GolfweeksBest.

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Four Eagles in Four Rounds helps Mediate end 200 start Drought and Win the Frys.com Open

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Rocco Mediate

In a tournament this week which would see Rocco Mediate make four eagles from off the green in all cases, help him win his first Championship since 2002 and almost 200 starts ago. With a final round of 71, that included just one of the four eagles, Mediate finished the tournament at 15 under par. The shot of Rocco’s day came from 116 yards on the 17th fairway, which was drivable for quite a few of the players, but not for him. His shot floated over the top of the flagstick and hit approximately 2 feet from the cup with the backspin causing the ball to roll back to the cup and go in. Mediate, standing in the fairway, tossed his club over the his caddy and raised his hands up in the air with the standard smile he is well recognized for.

Other notables were Bo Van Pelt and Alex Prugh who each birdied the 18th hole and put pressure on Mediate to come through on his final hole. Van Pelt was able to drop his put from just inside of 38 feet, which nicely curled into the cup. Alex Prugh on the other hand had nearly aced his shot on the 17th hole. He drove the green and the ball rolled just over the hole. He putted out for eagle but due to Mediate’s own eagle, didn’t gain any advantage for his efforts. He then went on to birdie the 18th and for a moment would have to wait for the outcome of Mediate’s final hole. Mediate with just over 4 feet left on 18 would give him his first win in eight years on the Tour and just under 200 starts. He was able to negotiate the putt and earn the win.

The change in the weather had made an impact on Mediate’s play as the cool and rainy day was not helping his back, which is well known to act up on those kind of days. Missing greens and fairways are not any good for you score either. It an increase an already pressure situation.

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Gardiner needs 3 Man Playoff to Determine Champion for Chattanooga Classic

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Scott Gardiner

It took four extra playoff holes for Scott Gardiner to beat Joe Affrunti and David Banshaw and claim the title of Champion of the Chattanooga Classic. Even though Affrunti was actually away, Gardiner decided to tap in his 2 foot birdie putt right away. He had a reason for the move.

“You’ve got less time to think about it,” said Gardiner, who earned his first career title. “I had hit a good putt (from 30 feet) to get it down there and I figured if I make it everybody gets to go home a little earlier. It was a short putt and if Joe missed I didn’t want him to lose with a bogey.”

In the course of the day, this was the fourth time that Gardiner had birdied the hole. He was playing in the next to last group and had rolled a birdie putt in from 20 feet on the final hole which gave him a 6 under 66 for the round and a total of 19 under 269 for the tournament. His competitors, Affrunti and Branshaw had also matched him with 2 putt birdies of their own, which forced the playoff. This was the fourth playoff in the tournaments eight year history.

“I knew those guys were 18-under playing the last hole,” said Gardiner, who blasted his third from a greenside bunker at the 532-yard, par-5. “I tried to hit a good putt just like I did all week. I gave myself a shot at it and it was the best putt I’ve ever made.”

The playoff quickly reduced to two players after the first hole as Branshaw was eliminated when his approach shot ended up in the hazard and he had to settle for par. The remaining two however were able to birdie the first playoff hole to keep the playoff alive. The next how went by with both players settling for par and now moving to the 9th hole – par 5. On his approach to the green, Affrunti’s second shot would end up in the same hazard that had elimiated Branshaw. He would have been putting for par, but never got the chance as Gardiner walked up to his remaining putt and decided to putt out and win the tournament.

“I just flared my shot and didn’t stay in it,” said Affrunti, who hit a hybrid into the green. “I did the same type of thing earlier in the week but it stayed in the bunker. It was just a bad shot.”

Affrunti had been both the second and third round leader and seemed in control of the tournament with a four stroke lead built up, including an eagle o the par 5 – 6th hole. The remaining holes of the round were not to be so accomadating to Affrunti as the 29 year old from Chicago would have a double bogie on the following 7th hole. This would not be a problem as he managed to maintain the lead until hit with another double bogie on the 13th hole, which now put him behind Gardiner and playing partner Branshaw. Things really got tight when all three of the players made two more birdies each down the stretch.

“I really didn’t think about winning,” said Gardiner, who was five shots off the pace when the day began. “There were a lot of guys around my number that were playing well this week. I was just trying to have the best finish I could.”

This was Gardiner’s best finish and not only would he recieve the winner’s check for $90,000, but also made a giant leap on the money list from No. 62 to No. 24. There are only two full-field events left before the Nationwide Tour Championship at the end of the season.

“It’s a lot easier than being 62 on the list and on the cut line on a Friday,” said Gardiner, clutching the large crystal. “It’s great job security knowing I’ll be good for a few years down the road. Hopefully I can play like the next few weeks and go forward.”

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Angeles National

The lawsuit against Angeles National Golf Club has been set for September 6, 2011, which will be held in the Central District of Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles. The golf course, which is allegedly owned by Japanese multimillionaire, Minoru Isutani, who formerly owned the golf course at Pebble Beach.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, five former employees, have alleged that the course harboured an environment of sexual and racial harassment, discrimination and they required the employees to work overtime without being compensated. The employees consists of both hourly and salaried managers.

In legal document regarding the case, the “snack bar” at the Angeles National Golf Course had been constructed in such a manner and set up in such a way that when the female employees that worked it were required to bend over to serve customers. Two female employees that worked the “snack bar” have claimed they were fired from the golf course when they complained that the course were broadcasting live image of there “behinds” on the big screen televisions that were located throughout the golf course. A camera in the snack bar was apparently pointing at the “behinds” of the female workers and supposedly being broadcast throughout the facility. Any of the employees that complained about the camera and images were fired.

In a separate part of the litigation, another former employee had stated that she had been sexually assaulted while she had been serving drinks on a remote area of the golf course. After being told that the incident would be kept confidential, there was a report about the incident was displayed for viewing to the public. In legal documents that were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, any other supervisors that stood up for the rights of the effected employees, were themselves subject to retaliation, demotion and the possibility of termination.

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