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Signing with Casper Golf

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Last week we signed a management agreement with Billy Casper Golf. I can almost hear some of my golf friends roll their eyes. Many golf insiders look down their noses at golf management companies. And having researched the subject a great deal, there is good reason. But as the saying goes, one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch. Some people who are already aware this change was going to take place were nervous. That’s natural, most people don’t like change. But from our analysis, our staff, the golf course, and our clients will be better off with the addition of Casper Golf. I want to share why we selected Billy Casper Golf. Service & Quality Casper uses a training program developed by the same organization that helped Nordstrom’s create their training....

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First Purgatory Men’s Night of 2014 season teed off with The Masters

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The first Men’s Night of the 2014 season, April 10, had a definite Masters theme as a ball skipping across the pond contest preceded a Par 3 course set up on the back nine. Also, the after play buffet included a Clifford Roberts favorite from the Augusta National clubhouse menu. A total of 50 golfers came out on the balmy 70 degree evening.  Mike Alyea won the event’s low score with a one over, 29.  Closest to the Pin contests were taken by Steve Hurst and Mark Pratt. Skillful skippers of a golf ball across the putting green pond were: Andrew Fleenor, Dick Peck, Kevin Sears, and Marty Schmidt. Chef Shane surprised the golfers adding peach cobbler and ice cream, an Augusta National favorite, to the buffet table. The next Men’s Night is Thursday, May 8th, first...

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First Men’s Night of the Season is on Thursday

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The first event is scheduled at 5:30 pm, April 10, the first day of the Masters. The monthly nine hole event is open to all and begins with a shotgun start. Golfers set their own groups, play their own tees and select their own game. Singles and twosomes can be paired. Players return to the clubhouse for complimentary food. Men’s Nights at Purgatory i nclude free range balls, nine holes of golf with cart, complimentary food, beverage specials, door prizes, course contests and a chance to win a free round in the golf pool. The fee is $35. “We have shaken up the April Masters Men’s Night with a decidedly Augusta National flavor,” said head pro Jon Stutz.  “A ball skipping contest across the putting green pond mimics the Hole 16 fun during the Masters practice...

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Local Junior Golfer will play at Augusta National

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Nels Surtani, a Junior Golfer from Noblesville, will be participating in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest at August National on Sunday, April 6th. The Golf Channel will dedicate an entire five hour, live production as 88 junior golfers from North America compete to be the Drive, Chip, and Putt National Champion. Nels Surtani will be one of the 88 participants, but the road he was forced to take there is anything out of the ordinary. The Golf Channel highlighted Nels in their “Overcoming the Odds” video series.  The video can be seen in its entirety below. You can also find out more information about the Drive, Chip, and Putt contest by clicking this...

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Picking the Perfect NCAA Tournament Bracket

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Last May, the Players Championship in Ponte Verdra Beach had the richest purse of any tournament on the PGA Tour at $9.5 million in total prize money, according to Forbes Magazine. But that is nothing compared to the purse Warren Buffett is offering to anyone who can pick a perfect NCAA Tournament Bracket – $1 Billion Dollars.  With a top prize like that, it’s not just college basketball fans who are trying to figure out how to pick the winning teams. Quicken Loans also is giving $100,000 for the 20 highest-scoring imperfect brackets. So why not give it a try? Here is a helpful infographic from Quicken Loans with several tips to help YOU win the money! An infographic from the team at the Quicken Loans Zing...

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Stop-Motion Video of Hole #1

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Earlier this morning, I headed out to the course with just my iPhone in hand and knew I wanted to do something unique, but I wasn’t really sure what.  After toying with a few ideas, I got the idea to take a stop-motion video (stop-motion means taking a bunch of pictures and putting them together, pretty much like a flipbook). I decided to walk the entire first hole while I took the stop-motion video.  By the time I arrived at the hole, I was pleased with the turnout of the stop-motion video.  It’s something I wouldn’t mind doing for each hole, but for now, hole #1 will do.  Below is a the stop-motion video that I...

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