ClubCorp Blog

Congratulations to Santiago "Jimmy" De La Cruz for being named the 2013 Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Texas Chefs Association. Jimmy is the Executive Chef at the Club at Cimarron in Mission, TX, as well as the Texas Chef Association Rio Grande Valley Chapter Director. The award was presented to Jimmy during the Texas Chefs Association Convention in Fort Worth, TX last month.

This award recognizes Jimmy as an outstanding chef who has demonstrated the highest standard of culinary skills and given back to the profession through the development of students and apprentices. With the Texas Chef of the Year title, next year Jimmy will compete for ACF U.S.A. Chef of the Year. We wish you the best of luck, Jimmy!

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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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