The Los Cabos Golf Experience – TravelPulse


Los Cabos has emerged as one of the world’s premier destinations for golf, boasting more than a dozen championship courses to choose from.

The coveted links are complemented by an unparalleled backdrop, award-winning hotels and resorts and the region’s many other unique and equally awesome attractions.

Visitors will find stellar courses designed by the likes of legends such as Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, among other renowned golf course architects. Puerto Los Cabos is a great place to start. Located near San Jose del Cabo, the course features nine holes developed by Nicklaus and nine crafted by Norman. Along the way, players will enjoy phenomenal views of the Sea of Cortez as well as the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.

The Cabo del Sol Ocean Course is also not to be missed as it’s been drawing passionate golfers from around the world for over two decades. Designed by Nicklaus, the 7,096-yard course features seven holes on the ocean and three of the most dramatic finishing holes you’ll find anywhere in the world.

The Tom Weiskopf-designed Desert Course at Cabo del Sol also showcases the natural beauty of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, featuring canyon-like arroyos, ocean views from all 18 holes and wavy greens and dramatic bunkers to challenge you at every step along the way.


Cabo del Sol Ocean Course
PHOTO: Cabo del Sol Ocean Course. (photo via HIgs2006/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Cabo San Lucas’ Quivira Golf Club should also be high on the list. The views here are second to none as this spot boasts the best beachfront location of any course in Los Cabos. Take in dramatic ocean and cliffside views while attempting to conquer yet another stellar Nicklaus design.

For a convenient stay with access to Quivira, book the five-star Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, one of the region’s most romantic resorts offering not only excellent golf but world-class dining and an award-winning spa.

With exceptional golf courses, a slew of brand new resorts and an abundance of Blue Flag beaches, it’s no wonder Los Cabos is well on its way to setting record numbers for visitation.

For more information on the Los Cabos golf experience, check out the destination’s website here.



Wichita park board votes down offer to buy MacDonald Golf Course – KWCH


WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Monday afternoon

The Wichita Park Board has voted down an offer to MacDonald Golf Course. MacDonald will stay a part of the golf system.
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Monday morning

The Wichita Parks Board will vote today to decide the future of MacDonald Golf Course.

The city owns the course – but a developer asked about buying it a few months ago.

Wichita’s Director of Parks and Recreation, Troy Houtman, says whatever happens at the vote will have an impact on the city’s entire golf system.

He says a selection committee met on Saturday to finalize its recommendations on what to do with the course.

Developer Johnny Stevens reportedly withdrew his bid for the course. Houtman was not able to confirm that with us.

A member of an Ad Hoc Golf Committee says they will make recommendations to the parks board. He says he doesn’t think the courses are being managed effectively.

He wants the city to hire an outside group to conduct a study on how to maintain and grow golf in Wichita.

“From the beginning, we’ve tried to make the point that golf courses are a really important, quality of life component for our community,” said Dale Goter, “They’re an economic development driver, but primarily it’s when people move to a community, that’s one of the things they look for and we want to have a sustainable public golf system that’s quality golf, encourages minority, women, youth, adults, everybody to participate.”

Eyewitness News reached out to Johnny Stevens on Friday to see if his offer for the course still stands. He has not yet gotten back with us.



Golf tip: Do this to get out of a greenside bunker – Florida Today


Daril Pacinella, Special to FLORIDA TODAY
Published 8:57 a.m. ET Dec. 10, 2018

Q: I was playing a course last week, and hit my iron shot into the greenside bunker. When I got to my ball it was so plugged in the sand I could only see the top of the ball. I had no idea how to hit this bunker shot. Could you give me some advice on how to hit that type of shot. Jay.

A: Unfortunately, we get those breaks now and then in the bunker. This is the type of shot you just want to get out of the bunker and on the green.

With a buried lie in the bunker, you need to know how the ball will come out of the sand when you make this golf shot. It will come out low and will run a lot once it hits the green.

Now, let’s talk about how you are going to hit this shot.

First, dig your feet into the sand to get a good foundation. Play the ball slightly left of center in your stance, close the club face slightly on your sand wedge, and aim more to the right of your target.

Your ball will come out left with a closed club face. Lean the shaft toward the hole slightly, putting more weight on your left leg.

Make a backswing with an early wrist hinge, getting your hands about waist high and the shaft pointing to the sky.

Now, create a chop motion swinging down into the sand behind the ball with a slight follow through.

This will cause the ball to pop out of the sand. Remember, the golf ball will have no spin and will run out once it hits the green.

Practice this technique in a practice bunker and you will never have to worry how to hit this type of shot in this situation again.

Have fun and enjoy the game.

Daril’s credentials

Daril Pacinella is the Director of Instruction at Turtle Creek Country Club in Rockledge. He is a teaching professional with more than 40 years of experience. He is a certified TPI golf fitness instructor and has developed strength and flexibility programs for golfers of all ages.

Readers may submit questions on anything related to golf. Send your question to pgabear@aol.com. If your question is selected, it will be published in FLORIDA TODAY on Tuesday and the Treasure Coast Newspapers on Thursday. You also will receive a certificate for Free Green Fees for a foursome at one of the courses listed: Turtle Creek Golf Course in Rockledge, Duran Golf Course in Viera, Baytree National Golf Links in Suntree, Viera East Golf Club and Savannahs Golf Course on Merritt Island.



Mansion Monday: West Des Moines home set in private Glen Oaks golf community – Des Moines Register




The Forecaddie: Members giveth and taketh golf tournaments away – Golfweek


If you’d asked The Forecaddie which membership would embrace a golf tournament and which would say no, there may not have been a bigger surprise than the news coming from two votes last week.

While both Lake Merced Golf Club and Country Club of Rochester are great supporters of various types of amateur golf tournaments, apparently putting decisions to votes can lead to all sorts of surprises.

Ask The Man Out Front to wager which membership would have voted yes, he’s pretty sure Lake Merced Golf Club would have told the PGA Tour to take their mandated changes and go find another course. But 80 percent of the members voted to approve the new Steph Curry-hosted event set for the fall of 2019. The Forecaddie hears tournament officials always focused on the Rees Jones-renovated club as the first choice due to location, course quality and attractiveness to sponsors.

Members of Lake Merced apparently were not dissuaded despite a host of modifications that must be made quickly, including an all-new 10th hole that must be ready for May’s LPGA Mediheal Championship. The club will foot more than a million dollars of the $3.6 million tab, with Octagon covering $2.8 million.

On the other coast, the golf-loving folks at Country Club of Rochester have supported their fair share of tournaments, especially in conjunction with the U.S. Golf Association. The fantastic Donald Ross-designed course hosted the first U.S. Women’s Open in 1953, another in 1973 and, more recently, two AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championships.

A rubber-stamp vote put out to members for the 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open seemed a forgone conclusion, but as Sal Maiorana reported in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the vote fell just shy of the 66 percent needed to approve the event. TMOF hears things were surprisingly contentious despite the tournament not requiring the kind of major changes necessary at Lake Merced.

So as the PGA Tour zeroes in on San Francisco Bay Area event next fall, the USGA is left looking for a new venue. Just another reminder that anything can happen when you put a decision before a group of country club members. Gwk



Herald All-Scholastics: Boys golf – Boston Herald


Boys golf All-Scholastics, 2018

WILL CAMPBELL, NAUSET
An Atlantic Coast League All-Star, the sophomore captured the Div. 2 South sectional tournament and was tied for eighth at the Div. 2 State tournament. A two-time Mass. Amateur qualifier, Campbell was the 2017 Cape Cod National Invitational Champion.

AIDAN DALY, HAMILTON-WENHAM
The three-time Cape Ann Player of the Year, Daly was 14-0 this season and helped his team to a 51-5 team record over four years. The senior had a career round of 3-under at Myopia Hunt Club. Daly is a member of the school’s hockey team.

TIMOTHY DIAS, NORTH ANDOVER
The senior captain finished in fifth in the Div. 1 state tournament and seventh in the Div. 1 North sectionals. An All-Merrimack Valley Conference selection, Dias helped his team capture the Div. 1 North in 2017. A member of the National Honor Society, Dias is looking at Babson, Wake Forest and Fairfield.

AIDAN EMMERICH, ST. MARY’S (LYNN)
The freshman finished as the Div. 3 state runnerup with a 1-over 73. His team went 15-3 and undefeated in the league this season. The Catholic Central All-Star also won the individual Catholic Central League title in 2017.

CHRISTIAN EMMERICH, ST. MARY’S (LYNN)
The Catholic Central League MVP and four-time Catholic Central League All-Star, Emmerich successfully defended his title at the Div. 3 state championship. The senior is playing in the 2019 Boys Junior PGA Championship. A member of the National Honor Society, Emmerich is undecided about his future collegiate plans.

MATTHEW EPSTEIN, HOPKINTON
The junior captain aided his team to a 16-0 record on the season as well as the Div. 2 team title for the second straight season. The Tri-Valley League MVP led the league with a 36 average. The three-time Tri-Valley League All-Star and three-time team MVP’s goal is to play Division 1 in college.

SEAN FITZGERALD, NEWTON NORTH
The senior captain placed tied for third with an even par-71 in the Div.1 state championships. The two-time Bay State Conference All-Star made a hole-in-one in a match against Milton at Brae Burn Country Club in October. The honors student is committed to playing golf at Babson College in the fall.

COOPER GRIFFIN, WESTON
The three-time Dual County League All Star finished second in the Div. 3 North sectionals and fourth in the Div.3 state tournament. The junior took home first place in the North sectional in 2016 and 2017 as well as a state championship in 2016 and a state runner-up in 2017. Griffin also plays hockey.

JAMES IMAI, BROOKLINE
The Bay State Conference MVP , Imai won the Bay State Conference championship with a 10-under 60. The senior shot a 6-under 66 to win the South sectional title and a 4-under 67 for the Div. 1 state title. The 2018 Massachusetts Golf Junior Player of the year signed a NLI to play Div. 1 golf at Northwestern University.

JOSHUA LAVALLEE, CENTRAL CATHOLIC
The Merrimack Valley Conference All-Conference team member shot a 2-over 74 to win the Div. 2 state title. The sophomore also won the Div. 2 North sectional title. The two-time Merrimack Valley Conference champion wants to play Division 1 golf down south when he graduates in 2021.

JOSEPH LENANE, XAVERIAN
The freshman standout shot a one-under 70 to finish second in the Div. 1 state tournament. His performance helped lead the Hawks to the Div. 1 state team title. Lenane also shot a four-under 68 to win the Catholic Conference individual title. He has 15 straight matches with a sub-40 score while playing nine holes.

JARED MSCISZ, DANVERS
A two-time Herald All-Scholastic, Mscisz went 12-0-1 on the season and captured the Div. 2 North sectional title. The 2017 Northeastern Conference Open champion and a runner-up in the Div. 2 state tournament last year, Mscisz has a career record of 48-4-2 record.

JIMMY MURPHY, READING
The two-time Middlesex League All Star and state finalist placed eighth in the Div. 2 tournament with a 78. The Middlesex League All-Conference player is a honor roll student the past three years. Murphy is attending Catholic University to play golf in the fall.

JACK O’DONNELL, BC HIGH
The Catholic Conference MVP, O’Donnell shot a 3-under 69 to finish as the runnerup in the Div. 1 South sectionals. His effort helped the Eagles win the sectional title by 16 shots. The junior won the Cape Cod Invitational with an even-par 72. The two-time Catholic Conference All-Star wants to play Division 1 golf after he graduates in 2020

GRAHAM OPDYKE, NORWELL
The sophomore finished fifth in the Div.3 state individual tournament at Black Swan Country Club. Opdyke led his team to the Sullivan Division title as well. The South Shore League All Star also plays baseball and has high class honors.

MICHAEL ROSENBLOOM, WELLESLEY
The two-time Bay State All-Star placed third at Div.1 South sectionals with a 74. The senior captain also won team MVP and ranked No. 7 in the class of 2019 on the Junior Gold Scoreboard for Massachusetts. Rosenbloom plans to play golf in college.

DREW SEMONS, ST. JOHN’S PREP
The senior shot 71 at the Catholic Conference championships to take home third place. He also shot a 76 in the Div. 1 North sectional and a 74 at Chicopee in the Division 1 states. The Spanish National Honor Society member plans to play college golf in the fall.

COLIN SPENCER, MASHPEE
The two-time South Shore League All Star and 2018 South Shore League Golfer of the Year finished third in the Div. 3 state finals with a 2-over 74. The freshman aspires to play college golf and also plays basketball. The honor roll student is also part of the robotics club.

MYLES WALTHER, NAUSET
The senior tied for second at both the Cape Cod National High School Invitational as well as the Div. 2 state championship. Walther was a medalist at the Martha’s Vineyard Invitational and finished as a two-time all-Atlantic Coast League selection.


Boys golf 2018 All-Stars

ATLANTIC COAST LEAGUE
Noah George (Dennis-Yarmouth); Jake McKenzie (Falmouth); Dan Moss, Teddie Nelson (Marshfield); Will Campbell, Myles Walther, Parker Cameron, Liam O’Hara (Nauset); Alec Abramson, Sam Hood, Michael Barrasso, Cameron Schuerer (Sandwich)

CAPE AND ISLANDS
Benny Binder, Pete Gillis, Andrew Marchand, David Krauthamer (Martha’s Vineyard); Jack Wisniewski, Patrick Armstrong, Ben Baxter, John Greer (St. John Paul); JT Prophett, Nolan Bourgeois, TJ Gordon (Sturgis East); Kai Ottani, Will Harris (Nantucket); Sam Goldberg, Ben Turbeville (Sturgis West); Ian Johnson, Jason Masiello (Monomoy); Nick Magoon, Chris Magoon (Cape Cod Academy); Nemo Frawley (Cape Cod Tech); Mitchell Norkevicius (Rising Tide)
MVP: Benny Binder, Jack Wisniewski

CATHOLIC CENTRAL LARGE
Christian Emmerich, Aidan Emmerich, Luke Smith, Luke Sargent, Owen Maguire (St. Mary’s); Mike Strazzere, Mike Simonelli, Sullivan Marino, Ava Lauria (Austin Prep); Angelo McCullough, Jake Murphy, Tom Estella (Bishop Fenwick); Pat Browne, Connor Hill (Arlington Catholic); Riley Salani, Jack Cesarz (Archbishop Williams); Anthony Nardelli (Cardinal Spellman)
MVP: Christian Emmerich

CATHOLIC CENTRAL SMALL
Tim Picard, Nate Sayer, James Giblin (Lowell Catholic); Andrew Stefura, Brendan Murphy (St. Joseph’s); John Cotter (Matignon)
MVP: Tim Picard

CATHOLIC CONFERENCE
Nate Ingram, Conor Kennedy, Jack O’Donnell, Joe Paolucci (BC High); Shawn Barry (Catholic Memorial); Lucas Dascoli (Malden Catholic); Robbie Forti, Alex Landry, Conor O’Holleran, Drew Semons, Brendan Ziegler (St. John’s Prep); Eric Boulger, Christian Brady, Boomer Jenks, Joey Lenane (Xaverian)
MVP: Jack O’Donnell

DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE
SMALL: Charles Ma, Khai Buttner, Eleanor Parkerson (Boston Latin); Jacob Finard, Cooper Griffin, Will Markmann (Weston); Ty Mancuso (Waltham); Liam Gill, Myle Larsen (Wayland); Nicholas Manning, James Demeo (Bedford); Yash Jaswal (Cambridge)
LARGE: Brendan Frain, Weston Jones, Reed Bodley (Lincoln-Sudbury); Colin Eaton, Jarrod Beauregard, Matthew Vaillancourt (Acton-Boxboro); Gabrielle Shieh, Josh Broderick Phillips (Concord-Carlisle); Riley Rohlfs, Morgan Smith (Westford Academy); Jack McGrath, Nick Aicardi (Newton South)

EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Andrew Graham, Tyler Whiffen (Coyle-Cassidy); Brad Gillen, John Veno, Jack Murphy (Bishop Feehan); Caleb Ikkela, Will Lafrance (Bishop Stang)

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE
Riley Lynch (Milford); Luke Bainton (Stoughton); Nolan Donze, Liam Barry, Thomas Walsh (Oliver Ames); Noah Hicks (Foxboro); Corey Carter, Ethan Skelly (Sharon); Matt D’Errico (Franklin); Chris Lavoie, Thomas Dimock, Thomas Singleton (Canton); Kayla Schuberth, Nate Ihley (King Philip); Ryan Dow, Jason See, Nate Moreale (Mansfield); Jillian Barend, Matthew Wanless, Marcus Costa (North Attleboro)
MVP: Matt D’Errico

MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE
Mac Lee, Tyler Trapp, Nick Ventura (Andover); DJ Fantasia, Jason Babineau,
Justin Sterin (Billerica); Mikey Yfantopolus, Josh Lavallee, Evan Giggey (Central Catholic); Jarred Huggins, Griffin Green, Jack Adamson (Chelmsford); Andrew Dickson, Connor Jones, Derek Ripa (Dracut); Troy Donahue, John Wholley, Mitch MacLean (Haverhill); Trevor Green, Owen Goulette, Ben Asselin (Lowell); Devin Coonradt, Edward Mrozowski, IV, Zachary Alfonso (Methuen); Thomas Finn, James Robbins, Timmy Dias (North Andover); Cam Grace, Kyle Lombardo, Michael Polimeno (Tewksbury)

NORTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
NORTH ALL-CONFERENCE: Jared Mscisz, Cam Morrison, Ian Paskowski, Aaron Paskowski (Danvers); Colby Mitchell (Gloucester); Brendan Locke (Marblehead); Brayden Clarke (Beverly); Ryan Graciale (Swampscott); Aidan O’Donovan (Somerville)
NORTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jared Mscisz

SOUTH ALL-CONFERENCE: Tommy Harrington, Ethan Doyle, Nick Angeramo, Bobby Jellison (Salem); Brendan Lannon (Lynn Classical); Jack Sicurella (Winthrop); Matt Cravotta (Revere); Jonathan Fitzgerald (Everett); Paul Papageorgiou (Lynn English)
SOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tommy Harrington

TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE
Matt Epstein, Ned Dean, Mitch Marcou, Will Pawela, Ryan Lundy (Hopkinton); Joey Healy, Kevin McGough, Charlie Hanoian (Westwood); Matt Peterson (Medway); Matt Hennessey (Norwood); Alex Baroody, Billy Rooney, Cooper Evans, Brady Tsourides (Dover-Sherborn); Henry Reilly (Medfield); Shawn Nosky (Dedham); Shane Lundy (Holliston); Owen Fitzgerald (Bellingham)
MVP: Matt Epstein, Matt Peterson