The 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf, begins tomorrow and we will be closely following a few players with ties to ClubCorp clubs:
- Jordan Spieth, who grew up playing at Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas
- Austin Connelly, junior golf alum of Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas
- Xander Schauffele, who grew up playing at and is still a Member at Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego
- Patrick Reed, a Member at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas
- Kyle Stanley, a Member at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig Harbor, Washington
TV SCHEDULE (Eastern times)
1:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Golf Channel)
1:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Golf Channel)
4:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Golf Channel)
7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (NBC)
4 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Golf Channel)
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (NBC)
Congratulations to Austin Connelly, junior golf alum of Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, who has qualified for the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale July 20-23, 2017. Connelly earned his spot on Tuesday by winning a four-player playoff with a birdie during a qualifier at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in England. The British Open will be 20-year-old Connelly’s first major championship.
Employee Partners and Members will especially want to keep their eye on Connelly as ClubCorp is an official sponsor of the golfer, who turned professional in 2016 and currently plays on the European Challenge Tour.
Before turning professional Connelly was ranked as high as fourth in the World Amateur Golf rankings and won the prestigious Jones Cup Invitational in 2015. As a junior golfer, Connelly was one of 12 players on Team USA at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup in Scotland which resulted in the fourth consecutive win by the Americans.
This past April, Connelly was back at Hackberry where he held a Meet and Greet and Junior Clinic. During the event, Connelly also talked to the young golfers about his path from junior golfer to pro – a path just got a little more exciting. Good luck, Austin!
Click here (or cut and paste the link below to watch on your mobile device) to watch a video with Connelly talking about opportunities offered by Hackberry Creek, ClubCorp and the junior golf programming.
Club 14 is back and better than ever at the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament! ClubCorp’s private tent is a tournament favorite among Members, and we’re ready to have a great time creating magic moments and special memories that will last a lifetime.
The tournament, which officially begins today, was preceded by a fun and exciting pro-am event where Club 14 guests enjoyed a fantastic view of the No. 14 green and No. 15 tee.
Every year, Club 14 by ClubCorp offers Members great food, music and company as they enjoy the tournament weekend. With VIP service and benefits, the air-conditioned private tent is the perfect spot to watch all your favorite players come through as they compete in this prestigious tournament.
If you’re attending the Byron, be sure to cheer for Jordan Spieth, Kelly Kraft and Austin Connelly, alums of DFW ClubCorp Clubs.
Don’t miss all the exciting action at the AT&T Byron Nelson and Club 14 by ClubCorp!