GIVING GOLF FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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BY: RORY SPEARS SR. WRITER &                              ASSISTANT EDITOR

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THE WHISTLING STRAITS CLUBHOUSE HOME OF THE 2015 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, and the painting, it’s a Tully.

The first release of Cassy Tully artwork of Whistling Straits in time for the 2015 PGA Championship, features both the clubhouse and the 18th hole on the golf course.

Tully captures the windswept terrain of Whistling Straits on her newest painting, Whistling Straits-Clubhouse.

Clubhouse is an original acrylic painting on a 24″ x 36″ panel, with a gold Italian framing. The painting features the rugged landscape of the Pete Dye designed course, that sits above the Lake Michigan Shoreline.

“This is a true trophy piece celebrating a part of golf history,” Tully said. “With the approach of the PGA Championship, the golfing world will soon watch in anticipation as a new champion sinks the dramatic final putt.”

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Cassy with the Wanamaker Trophy, presented to the winner of the PGA Championship.

In addition to the complete collection of Sunrise on the Straits artwork, the Whistling Straits-Clubhouse original and prints are available at the Whistling straits Pro Shop and online at kohlerathome.com. Cassy invites collectors and golf fans to her studio and framing shop in downtown historic Plymouth Wisconsin, just west of downtown Kohler. Prints of her paintings can be personalized and professionally framed.

For more visit Cassy Tully-Fine Art. 437 Mill street, Suite B, Plymouth Wisconsin. (920)-698-6201. Email at info@cassytully.com or website cassytully.com. Studio hours from 10-5:30 M-F, and Saturday 10 Am-3 Pm.

 

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The American Club in Kohler.

EXPLORE THE HOLIDAY WONDERLAND OF KOHLER. The Horse and Plow, the Wisconsin Room for dining, breakfast with Santa. Total relaxation in the spa, or spa products. Tomorrow Monday Dec. 1st. CyberMonday Kohlerathome.com 30% savings. Coupon code is Cyber2014.

Want to golf away. It’s not to early to get your favorite golfer set up for golf on Kohlers Championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye. Do remember that Whistling Straits will be closed for a few weeks in August for the PGA Championship. visit Destinationkohler.com for a list of upcoming holiday events and how you can enjoy them. (888)-293-7337.

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The PGA Championship comes to Kohler/Haven Wisconsin in August of 2015.

While weekly tickets have gone fast and are sold out for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, there are still some daily tickets remaining. Right now daily tickets that range from $30-95 dollars are available.

Tickets to the PGA Championship are a great gift for any golfer, or sports fans who like to watch the action of professional sports right up close. The drive to the Straits course from down in Illinois and or the Chicago area is an easy one.

The PGA Championship will be in mid-August and will be a great way to wrap up the golf tournament season in the area. Rory McIlroy will be the defending champion and Martin Kaymer who won the 2010 PGA Championship on the Straits course will return. Purchase tickets at pgachampionship.com.

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Colin Montgomerie winner at the 2014 Sr. PGA Championship at Harbor Shores

Colin Montgomerie took home the trophy for winning the 2014 Sr. PGA Championship, but the championship has recently named another winner.

The PGA of America has named Isiah Newson as the winner of the 2014 Dr. John M. Proos Volunteer of the Year Award. Newson worked in the media center during the championship and was selected from more than 1,900 people who worked the championship.

The 2015 Sr. PGA Championship will held on the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. Tickets for that championship are on sale now online at SRPGA.com. In 2016 the championship will return to Harbor Shores. Congrats to Jeff Hintz the 2012 and 2014 Sr. PGA Championship Director on being named to the same position at the Hazeltine Country Club for the 2016 Ryder Cup.

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Golf as it was meant to be played, Bandon Dunes in Bandon Oregon, right on the Pacific Ocean coast line.

Right now go to bandondunesgolf.com to do you your shopping, and get FREE shipping through tomorrow December 1st.

Bandon Dunes a Mike Keiser creation and stay tuned for news regarding the newest property by Keiser, Sand Valley in central Wisconsin.

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2015 U.S. Amateur August 17-23 at Olympia Fields CC.

There is now both ticket and volunteer opportunities available for the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club to be held next August.

Both tickets and volunteer positions can be obtained at 2015usamateur.com.

There is three ticket options and all of which include FREE parking. The Daily Ticket is just $25, with access to both courses on the day the ticket is valid.

The Weekly Ticket $80 good for access of each round and practice rounds from August 14-17th.

Upgraded Ticket Package-Clubhouse $200.00 access to the clubhouse for the entire week. Children 17 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult. The amatuer championship has openongs for 700 volunteer postions. To call for information on volunteer positions or tickets call (708)-679-6776. The 115th U.S. Amateur is the first in the Chicago area since Matt Kuchar won at Cog Hill in 1997.

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Friar’s Head Golf Club in Riverhead NY.

Here’s a special gift. How about access to one of the most elite and private clubs in the country. The highly rated Friar’s Head on Long Island, is a Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore design.

May 18th, 2015 is the 17th Anniversary of the Ann Liguori Foundation Charity Golf Classic. The outing over the years has raised large sums of money for various cancer charities, and for shelters of abused women, children and animals.

To sign up for this top rated outing, visit annliguori.com or email questions to annliguori@gmail.com. Space is limited and sells quickly.

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A tip of the cap and or golf visor to the John Deere Classic. the tournaments charity arm, Birdies for Charity was again in 2014 one of the top fund charity fund raising tournaments on the PGA Tour.

This year the JDC raised a figure of close to $6.33 million, that will help close to 500 charities in the Quad Cities area. If you wish to make a donation to Birdies for Charity, you do not have to wait for tournament week in 2015 to do so. Visit Johndeereclassic.com and follow the link to Birdies for Charity.

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OAK MEADOWS PART OF DUPAGE GOLF.

Dupagegolf.com is helping golfers with a special bonus for the holidays. While the office at Maple Meadows Golf Club is open until December 23rd, if you buy a gift card by December 21st of at least $75 dollars, you will receive a “Holiday Golf Bonus” that you can keep or give to your favorite golfer.

Your can also shop online for the gift cards and more. Stay clicked in to Dupagegolf.com for all the information as it happens, regarding the renovation of the Oak Meadows Golf Course. Work is expected to start in fall of 2015. Greg Martin will head the team of architects that will oversee the golf course renovations.

GOLFBEER BREWING COMPANY located in Florida has started distribution of three new types of beer. The three beers are created by Keegan Bradley, who designed a New England style lager. Graeme McDowell who developed a Celtic-Style pale ale. Finally Fredrik Jacobson designed a Scandinavian Blond Ale. Look for Golfbeer Brewing online for more information.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.