This is a busy week in ClubCorp golf with two professional tournaments taking place at ClubCorp clubs: The Champions Tour Insperity Invitational presented by United Healthcare at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas, and the LPGA Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas.
While official play for the LPGA North Texas Shootout begins on Thursday and the 54-hole stroke-play Insperity Invitational begins on Friday, there are events daily at both clubs throughout the week.
This morning at The Woodlands, The Champions Tour players take to the Tournament Course for their professional practice rounds, which is then followed by a Junior Pro-Am and clinic.
Today, Las Colinas is the site of the third-annual “Tee Up for Success” women’s day event with lunch, networking, panel discussions, local media talent, golf legend Kathy Whitworth and a behind-the-scenes tour of the LPGA’s tournament operations.
AvidGolfer recently revealed its highly anticipated Best of Private Clubs 2015 listing, and we’re pleased to announce that ClubCorp was ranked among numerous categories!
In the Best Country Club – First Class Category, meaning the Initiation Fee is between $25,001 and $59,999, two ClubCorp clubs nabbed top spots. Stonebriar Country Club was named No. 2, and Gleneagles Country Club, called “the best of the best,” was named No. 4.
The Best Country Club – Mid-Priced Category (Initiation Fees between $10,001 and $25,000) saw two more ClubCorp clubs win titles. Las Colinas Country Club came in fourth, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club won the No. 5 title with its innovative and “unbelievable” dual membership – a great value for its Members. Touted for its consistently excellent service, AvidGolfer said, “If you like Sunday brunch, it doesn’t get much better than Las Colinas Country Club.”
In the category Best Country Club – Value-Priced Category, ClubCorp clubs swept all top five places! Coming in at No. 1 was Trophy Club Country Club, followed by Brookhaven Country Club at No. 2. The Clubs of Prestonwood earned the No. 3 spot, followed by Canyon Creek Country Club and Hackberry Creek Country Club in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. AvidGolfer said, “This category could be dubbed, ‘The Category that ClubCorp Built;’ it is true, all five of these clubs are ClubCorp clubs, and that just further proves how the company excels at cultivating top-notch, family-friendly country clubs that don’t cost an arm and a leg.”
Stonebriar Country Club came in first place in overall Best Value, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club was named No. 3 on the same list, followed by Trophy Club Country Club at No. 4. Timarron Country Club was named the No. 1 Best Golf Club in the First-Class Category, as well.
Congratulations to our wonderful DFW-area clubs!
This week participants from across the country will return to Las Colinas Country Club to compete in the Warrior Open, a competitive 36-hole golf tournament hosted by former President George W. Bush. The event honors U.S. service members who “serve and sacrifice to defend the United States of America and heralds the many effective organization that give their time, talents and resources to support the men and women of our military an their families.”
The Warrior Open is not open to the public, but you can follow the action on The Bush Center’s live leaderboard.
Good luck to all competing!
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!
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/
The perfect golf weather was not the only thing to be grateful for as the former President George W. Bush kicked off the second annual George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Warrior Open held at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas, which he called a “celebration of patriotism, courage and sacrifice.”
Twenty-two wounded veterans took part in this year’s three-day tournament, which started on Sunday, Sept. 23 with a nine-hole shotgun practice round with the many sponsors, such as Highland Capital Management, Briggs Equipment, USO and other generous organizations.
Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 split up the 36-hole tournament into 18 holes per day.
When the defending champion of last year’s Warrior Open, Retired Corporal Chad E. Pfeifer (United States Army) shot a remarkable hole-in-one, he couldn't have asked for a better audience than a former president of the United States.
“That was the closest I’ll ever get to a hole in one,” said former President George W. Bush jokingly.
Pfiefer sustained injuries from his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which unfortunately lead to the unavoidable amputation of his left leg above the knee. He eventually picked up golf for therapy and grew to love it.
Pfiefer went on to defend his position and won the Warrior Open again this year. Congratulations!
Another competitor, Retired Staff Sergeant James M. Stanek Jr., (United States Army) who suffers from chronic severe post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury, had a four-legged teammate. His service dog, trained to be sensitive to Stanek’s emotional state, helped Stanek several times during the day, calming him down and making the tasks at hand more manageable.
ClubCorp as a whole was able to substantialize its' gratitude when Mark Burnett, ClubCorp Executive Vice President of the Golf and Country Club Division presented the 11 new competitors with a lifetime honorary membership to a ClubCorp Club of their choice. Last year’s competitors had received the same gift as well.
Over 1500 retired and active duty military participated in the event by cheering on the warriors on the green. In addition, there were almost 400 volunteers who helped make the event a huge success and the USO offered complimentary food to anyone at the event with a military ID.
Congratulations again to all the competitors and thank you for your service and sacrifice every day!