Antigua Golf – Golf Oklahoma Fall 2012 Newsletter

The monthly newsletter for Golf Oklahoma Magazine, the major golf publication in the state, has posted a short feature on the Antigua 2013 Outerwear in the newsletter below.  Scroll down in the newsletter below to view the coverage for Antigua.  Mary Beth

Tulsa Country Club lands 2014 NCAA Championship
Tulsa Country Club will be the site of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Championship, it was announced today by the NCAA and the Tulsa Sports Commission.
“TCC is going to be a great venue for the ladies,” said Ray Hoyt, senior vice president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission and a TCC member. “I know the country club and the membership are really looking forward to hosting the event. It will be a great showcase for Tulsa and for downtown.”
“We’re thrilled to get the event back,” said Jason Fiscus, general manager at TCC. “We’re absolutely excited to showcase the improvements to the course. And the proximity to downtown with all the new activities there will make it a great showcase for Tulsa.”
Tulsa Country Club recently underwent a massive redesign by architect Rees Jones with the idea to restore some of the flair of original architect A.W. Tillinghast, particularly on the green complexes and bunkering. The work included all new greens using a combination of Tyee and 007 bentgrasses which has withstood two brutal summers in championship condition.
The renovation, coupled with a through reworking of the clubhouse by Oklahoma City-based designer Tom Hoch, has resulted in large membership gains that has the club nearing capacity.

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Nicklaus opens Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay
Summit Rock Review

By Art Stricklin
HORSESHOE BAY, Texas — Jack Nicklaus made a rare domestic golf course grand opening this week with his new design at Summit Rock at Horseshoe Bay, just west of Austin, intent on helping solve a U.S. golf problem he admits he helped cause.     The opening of the par-72 private course layout, with limited preview play through the Horseshoe Bay Marriott this fall, was the first for Nicklaus anywhere in America in two years and the first new, non-renovated course in Texas in a year.     By contrast, Nicklaus said his company is currently working on 19 courses in various stages of construction in China and four more in Russia. He does not have a single course currently under construction in the U.S.     Nicklaus blamed the faltering American economy along with three main problems golf has endured.     “People think golf takes too much time, think it costs too much and it’s too difficult. I’m one of the culprits there, because I think I’ve done too many difficult courses. I’m trying to figure out how to do them easier.”

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Advanced school huge hit at First Tee of Tulsa
The Tulsa Chapter of the First Tee has been the site of a ground-breaking new advanced golf school this fall for serious high-school age golfers intent on furthering a career in golf.
The school began with 50 students in mid-September and runs through mid-December. It is the brainchild of First Tee of Tulsa Director Janice Gibson, a former LPGA professional who has imparted her high-level skills along with the help of European Tour professional and current Meadowbrook CC assistant Martin Martiz and Southern Hills Country Club assistant PGA professionals Tristan Pitts and Derrick Vest.
Gibson said the goal is not to focus just on the swing, but on how to play the game, including creative course management, mental skills, fitness and nutrition. Brook Elisar, a member of the Titleist Performance Institute, runs the players through 45 minutes of calisthentics once a week.
“I’m very hands on with this,” Gibson said. “I’ve always loved learning more about the swing and the game. I think we have a vast reservoir of golf knowledge here in Tulsa and we need to use it and pass it down. The goal here is to provide these players with a level of instruction that when they leave, they have the skills to perform as a top player.”

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South Central PGA Professional Bob Philbrick among six new members of the PGA of America’s board of directors
BALTIMORE – Bob Philbrick of Edmond, Okla., the PGA general manager at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City, was one of six new members of The PGA of America’s Board of Directors sworn in Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Association’s 96th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore (Md.).

Philbrick, 62, is joined by new PGA District Directors Bud Rousey of Pensacola, Fla.; Jim Richerson of Kohler, Wis.; Bill Hulbert of Yorba Linda, Calif.; Dan Koesters of Las Cruces, N.M.; and Independent Director Dottie Pepper of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., who will each serve three-year terms.

Philbrick succeeds Michael Tucker of St. Louis, Mo., as the District 7 Director for the Gateway, Midwest and South Central PGA Sections. He was elected to PGA membership in 1976 and has served as PGA general manager at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club since 2003. This is his second stint on the PGA Board of Directors, following a three-year term from 1999-2001.

“Being asked to serve my fellow District 7 members once was a real honor, so being asked again was an unexpected, and extremely pleasant, surprise,” said Philbrick. “I’m looking forward to joining my fellow board members and PGA Officers in helping to make The PGA everything that our members in the field and our headquarters staff would like it to be.”

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Women’s team from around the world enjoy Southern Hills, hospitality

Led by the duo of Jill Johnson and Leigh Ann Fore, Southern Hills won the 2012 Women’s International Team Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.
The results of the eight-team competition using Modified Stableford scoring were nowhere near as important as the camaraderie and good fun shared by the women from eight clubs around the world.
A fierce wind blew Thursday at Southern Hills, but it was the speed of the greens and not the breeze that discomfited golfers from such far-flung clubs as Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland, Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) Golf Club in Lancashire, England, site of the 2012 Women’s British Open, and Nair Golf Club on the Moray Firth in northeastern Scotland.
“The wind we’re used to,” said one member of the Nairn team. “The greens were like glass and we had some trouble there. But we had a lovely time. The hospitality was incredible.”
Jo Fish, one of the six visitors from Royal Liverpool, said she had made new best friends for life and that was more important than the results.
“We’ve all had a wonderful time and it’s just been an amazing three days of good fun, good competition and lasting memories,” Johnson said.

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Brecht’s life, generosity celebrated

By Clay Horning
NORMAN – Richard Buchanan wasn’t going to sugar coat it. Well, maybe some of the language as he told a few stories Thursday afternoon at St. John Episcopal Church. Though, for a couple of them, he didn’t need to.
Buchanan was Doug Brecht’s assistant when Brecht was head pro at old University Golf Course, in Norman, and Brecht, though he owned a big screen television and a satellite dish, was otherwise tight with a dollar.
“Doug was cheap,” Buchanan said.
Brecht had invited Buchanan to his home to enjoy the latest in television technology. If the picture was great, the get-together wasn’t so comfortable.
“No lights, no air conditioning, no refreshments,” Buchanan said. “You would sit in the dark, sweat and be thirsty.”
Consider it a quirk.
Because the next story Buchanan told was a measure of Brecht’s generosity and character. As Buchanan explained, he was young on the job and his family was struggling with outstanding financial commitments.

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Antigua Layers and Outerwear for 2013
Layering will remain a constant in golf as will performance fabric technology. Once the introduction of both were made to the golf market, and the realization of what they offer in comfort and convenience, it’s hard to expect a golfer who’d prefer to focus on his game to give up something that makes his game easier… and therefore potentially better. The new introduction of stand alone outerwear pieces as options in golf outerwear also expands the potential for these additions to be utilized as layering options. A favorite is the Leader (Pullover) style – which Antigua has introduced in both men’s and women’s.

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