By Jerry Stewart
Northern California Golf Association
Since retiring in 2008, legend Annika Sorenstam has played in only three events, all of them being the annual Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.
She’ll make her fourth tournament appearance in a few weeks when she tees off in—you guessed it—this year’s Callaway PBI, which is slated for Nov. 20-23 at Del Monte Golf Course, Spyglass Hill and host Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Sorenstam’s entry into the event was confirmed by tournament director Patrick Freeman.
This year’s PBI could possibly be one of the last chances to see Sorenstam on the links. Her contract with tournament sponsor Callaway runs until 2016.
One of the most unique tournaments in golf, the PBI is the only event that features members of each of golf’s biggest tours (PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com) competing side-by-side for the same purse ($300,000 with $60,000 going to the winner).
It’s the unique format that has made the tournament, now in its 43rd year, a favorite of the players.
“Along with getting the chance to Pebble Beach, the format is what makes the event so much fun,” Invitational regular and two-time Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach champ Kirk Triplett said. “Getting the chance to walk down the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach with a star from another tour, while playing in a competition, doesn’t usually happen. It’s something special.”
It’s also a great event for fans. Along with free admission each day, spectators are granted ‘inside the ropes’ access during the PBI, meaning they can follow their favorite players directly down the fairways.
I have traveled to Asia dozens of times and I just love their food. I find it very fresh and so light. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It’s very simple, but the taste is amazing.
Combine all the ingredients in one bowl. Put the fish in the marinade (recommend 8-24 hrs). Pat the marinade off the fish and put in an oven-safe dish. Broil on high for 10 minutes.
Serve with rice and fresh green vegetables.
Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum as the Class of 2015. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week’s 144th Open Championship.
This is the first Class to be elected by the Hall of Fame’s Selection Commission, which debated a group of 16 Finalists. The four members of the Class of 2015 each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold – approval by at least 12 of the 16 members.
The Selection Commission was co-chaired by Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Annika Sorenstam and included the members of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors and a mix of institutional and at-large seats.
“We are thrilled to welcome Laura, David, Mark and A.W. into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner, Selection Commission member and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors. “The new selection process provided a thorough examination of the candidates by a diverse, international group and we’re delighted with the outcome. Congratulations the Class of 2015.”
New location is part of expanded schedule including Pebble Beach
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will stage the 2015 Induction Ceremony at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland, in conjunction with The Open Championship. The Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week’s 144th Open.
The move is part of an expanded biennial schedule for the Induction Ceremony and highlights the Hall of Fame’s ongoing strategic efforts to elevate its awareness and prestige around the world. That schedule includes returning to World Golf Village for the 2017 event, which will be held the Monday of THE PLAYERS Championship week. In 2019, the Induction Ceremony will move to Pebble Beach, Calif., and be staged on Monday of U.S. Open Championship week.
“This expanded schedule is an important step for the World Golf Hall of Fame as it continues to grow and cultivate audiences in the U.S. and abroad,” said Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors. “The Board of Directors believes this is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the Induction Ceremony.”
From Peter Dawson, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
I am very pleased indeed to announce that the membership of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming women members.
More than three quarters of the club’s global membership took part in the ballot, with a decisive 85% voting for women to become members.
This vote has immediate effect and I can confirm that The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is now a mixed membership club.
The membership has also acted to fast-track a significant initial number of women to become members in the coming months.
I have traveled to Asia dozens of times and I just love their food. I find it very fresh and so light. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It’s very simple, but the taste is amazing. Serves 4 1 lb Chilean sea bass 1 cup […]