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The LPGA Shootout returns to Las Colinas Country Club this week! Las Colinas Country Club and ClubCorp are honored to host the tournament for the second year in a row on 
May 1 — 4, 2014. With a purse of $1.3 million, 72 holes of stroke play and four days of great golf, there is no better time to come out to the Club! 

Schedule:
Wednesday April 30, 2014 — Pro-Am
Thursday May 1, 2014 — First Round
Friday May 2, 2014 — Second Round/First Cut
Saturday May 3, 2014 — Third Round/Second Cut
Sunday May 4, 2014 — Final Round

After the last putt drops on Friday May 2, there will be a “Party on the Green” with a special performance by country music legend and native Texan, Pat Green! 

In March, the Kraft Nabisco Championship was held at Mission Hills Country Club where Lexi Thompson took the title. The tournament was a great success and we anticipate nothing less for the Shootout! Last year, over 76,000 fans showed up to the Club to watch 95 players compete for the title in their first tournament in 20 years in North Texas. With the first year under our belt, we’re excited to see all of the fans and the players this year! 

For more information and tickets please visit http://ntshootout.com/

From January 1st  to today, 2013 has been a great year for ClubCorp! For our final blog post of the year, we wanted to highlight 13 great events that happened this past year.  

1) Cherry Valley Country Club, Oak Tree Country Club and Chantilly National Golf & Country Club were added to the ClubCorp family.

2) The first major of the LPGA Tour in 2013, The Kraft Nabisco Championship, was held at Mission Hills Country Club

3) Las Colinas Country Club hosted President George W. Bush’s Warrior Open.

4) The Carolina Club opened their doors to University of North Carolina students who were on campus on Thanksgiving.

5) Matt Ginella journeyed to Vista Vallarta Club de Golf to showcase the club in his Golf Channel show Morning Drive.

6) Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club hosted a record-setting Charity Classic event by raising roughly $167,000.

7) Avid Golfer magazine recognized 12 ClubCorp clubs in its "2013 Best of The Private Clubs" list: Stonebriar Country Club, Gleneagles Country Club, Timarron Country Club, Las Colinas Country Club, Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, Trophy Club Country Club, Brookhaven Country Club, Hackberry Creek Country Club, Canyon Creek Country Club, Walnut Creek Country Club, Oakmont Country Club and Shady Valley Golf Club.

8) Gainey Ranch Golf Club raised more than $110,000 for the Yarnell community and the Granite Mountain HotShots to benefit the families of the fallen.

9) Tiger Woods claimed his 8th Bridgestone victory at Firestone Country Club.

10) Santiago “Jimmy” De La Cruz, executive chef at the Club at Cimarron, was named "2013 Chef of the Year" by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Texas Chef Association.

11) Oak Tree Country Club’s team won the Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic.

12) ClubCorp CEO Eric Affeldt shaved his head to raise awareness and funds for the St. Baldricks Foundation and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

13) Brookhaven Country Club’s Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic at age 19.

See you next year! 

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The world is watching intently as the biggest and the best LPGA stars battle it out during the first major on the LPGA tour, the 42nd annual Kraft Nabisco Championship, held April 1-7 at our beautiful Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

The tradition-rich event hosts more than 100 of the top LPGA golfers from all over the world and the prize is much more than a trophy.

The winner gets to share a place in history with some of the biggest icons in womens' golf, a chance to don the famous white robe and take the legendary leap into Poppie's Pond as champion.

In fact, this year is the 25th anniversary of the jump.

In 1988, Amy Alcott, overcome with her excitement after winning the Championship, made the original "splash heard 'round the world" and jumped into Poppie's Pond. The rest is history!

Click here for a timeline of one of the longest-running traditions in women's golf:
http://www.kncgolf.com/annivjump.html 

ClubCorp is so proud to be a part of this historic tournament, which has been held at the magnificent Mission Hills Country Club since the tournament's inception in 1972. Along with the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., the Kraft Nabisco Championship boasts the longest run of any Major at a single venue.

We're so very honored to be its' host!

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After a 20-year-long absence, the LPGA is returning to North Texas April 25-28, 2013 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving!

And it's going to be big.

Not only is the player lineup loaded with local Texan stars, but the Shootout is offering rare opportunities for both collegiate and highschool players to play alongside the LPGA pros.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the North Texas College Shootout was held at Las Colinas with two spots at the Shootout on the line.

After a beautiful morning on the course, two lead ladies emerged and tied for first and second. Madison Pressel of the University of Texas and Casey Grice of the University of North Carolina snagged the two sponsor's exemption spots with scores of even-par 71.

As if playing on their first LPGA tour wasn't enough, both ladies had a different added bonus.

Madison Pressel, a senior at UT, is the younger sister of LPGA star Morgan Pressel, who is also scheduled to play at the Shootout.

"Being able to play my first round in an LPGA tournament with my sister will be awesome," said Madison.

Casey Grice, although a junior far away at UNC, calls College Station, Texas, home.

"This is a great opportunity for me to play with the pros," said Grice, a junior at UNC.  "I'm [a native], so I was excited to see the LPGA return to North Texas."

Chelsea Mocio and Katerina Ruzickova are teammates at Texas A&M and from placing third and fourth have earned the opportunity to play in the LPGA Monday Qualifier on April 22 against a field of professionals competing for two spots in the LPGA tournament proper. Mocio carded a 73 and Ruzickova finished with a 74.

The North Texas LPGA Shootout will be held April 25-28, 2013. The 144-player official money tournament is the Tour’s first in the North Texas region in more than 20 years.

For tickets and information on available pro-am spots please Click Here.

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