Who designed BREC Golf Courses? Might be really surprised!

Compared to many cities within the USA that have public courses owned and operated by the Parks & Rec… BREC actually has a lot of famous architects involved in its history.  One that the citizen golfers of Baton Rouge can be proud of.

Craig Schreiner is a golf course architect that has designed or renovated over two dozen courses nationally.  Schreiner designed and built Beaver Creek.  He also did a complete renovation and building of J S Clark Golf Course; he has done several First Tees nationally.  He also did some renovation on City Park Golf Course by reconstructing two holes, adding irrigation, and installing tiff dwarf in the greens.

For background on Craig Schreiner    http://www.csgolf.com/staff.html   http://www.golfadvisor.com/architects/635-craig-schreiner/ 

Tom Bendelow is one of the reasons City Park Golf Course is referred to as Historic City Park Golf Course.  Bendelow came over from Scotland during the time golf was beginning to be played in the USA.  Contributing to the growth of golf, Bendelow may have been the most prolific golf course designer and builder ever.  Bendelow has several courses that have hosted PGA, US Open, and Ryder Cup events.  City Park was one of the last courses he designed.  His name and stature in the game is enormous.

For background on Bendelow  http://tclf.org/pioneer/tom-bendelow    http://golfarchitects.lib.msu.edu/pre-ASGCA/bendelowt/philosophy.html

Robert Trent Jones is basically the icon of American golf course designers.  Easily recognized by golfers who seek out great challenges, Jones has designed and built some of the best courses in the country. Only two courses in Louisiana have his signature, and one is here in Baton Rouge – Santa Maria Golf Course.  Supremely symbolic of his style, this golf course meets the standard of his basic philosophy… par is a good score.

For background on Jones http://www.roberttrentjonessociety.com/   http://www.fdsgolf.com/pages/about.html

 

Launch your game here @ BREC Golf

 

 

 

 

 

This news page is designed to provide a weekly update of relative issues to the game of golf and be your launching pad into our website.

We are starting to get some warmer days in our rotation of days ideal for playing golf… here is some quick info that will help:

NEW CLINICS: BREC is offering short game clinics for beginners & newcomers! click here to see>Flier for Clinics by Managers

Rules of Golf:  Pay attention where you tee off from when playing your round.  If you play from the wrong tee marker or from in front of them, you must re-tee and take a two shot penalty.  So don’t get upset when your fellow competitors call it on you… it’s their duty.

Learn how to play golf Programming : There are some Orientations coming up to attend if you wish to find  all about our golfing opportunities… Click -> I want to learn how to play golf

Say what?  The USGA is considering some major revision to the rules!  If you haven’t been in the loop recently, the USGA and Royal Ancient have instituted… a discussion, so to speak… about revising some long standing rules that perhaps need some… well, revisions.  They are asking the public to enter into the mix and provide some feedback.  Now is your opportunity: http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/rules-modernization.html 

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Golf Advisor shows BREC Course #1 & New USGA Rules

USGA and Royal Ancient are considering new rule changes.

You can visit  http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/rules-modernization/text/overview-of-the-rules-modernization-initiative.html and see the “new rules” begin tossed about by the USGA and RA.  We encourage golfers to get involved in the dialog with the USGA.

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Junior Golf Programs for Spring and Summer

Junior Golf Programs

Any Junior entering Drive Chip and Putt contest this Summer?  BREC will be conducting some training programs for any junior that enters.  Great way to prepare for the local qualifying… click> Drive Chip Putt Trainers Flyer PDF

The First Tee is a national program with over 200 facilities spread throughout the US and Globe.  BREC is proud to be in association with a local chapter known as The First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish.  The Chapter offers programming for boys and girls ages 7 to 17 interested in mastering the skills of golf is a challenging and rewarding venue. The approach is to enter the juniors into a process of learning and mastering golf skills coupled with life skills intrinsic to the game of golf. The objective is to create formidable golfers and quality citizens.  To accomplish this, juniors go through a step by step process of learning and doing; the intent is to make this an on-going experience for the term of their young lives leading to adulthood.  Since golf is a lifetime sport, preparing for it through a program like The First Tee makes sense.

The program is currently operated by BREC and managed by Henry Pointer (PGA and Life Skills Coach).   For more information see the attached PDF, First Tee PDF    Also visit their website at www.thefirstteeebrp.org .

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