FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI EARNS NATIONAL HONOR AS GOLF DIGEST “EDITORS’ CHOICE” FOR BEST GOLF RESORTS

 

LANAI, HAWAII, May 2, 2017 – One of the world’s elite golf venues, the Manele Golf  Course at Four Seasons Resort Lanai has been listed among the winners of the Golf Digest magazine Editors’ Choice Awards as one of the best of the best golf destinations in the United States.

The awards program identifies “The Best Things in Golf,” with an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services, notes editorial director Max Adler. Golf Digest editors give high marks for having hot-ticket rental clubs available and golf shop merchandise that goes beyond the obligatory logoed shirt. Well-appointed accommodations and attentive service are high on the list, as are unexpected extras such as live music at breakfast, a fruit basket at the turn, and being handed a steaming scented towel coming off the 18th green.

The awards list recognizes resorts throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada. These resorts routinely offer multiple courses, often with layouts that are fun to play and feature impressive scenery.

The Manele Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Lanai will be listed with the other award winners in the current (May 2017) Golf Digest print and digital editions, as well as on www.GolfDigest.com and social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“We appreciate the editors of Golf Digest magazine recognizing the excellence of Four Seasons Resort Lanai among most outstanding golf destinations in the country,” said Tom Roelens, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Lanai. “We welcome the opportunity to share our stunning ocean-view course with avid golf travelers from around the world. We know when they visit us they will enjoy a trip of a lifetime.”

A breathtaking Jack Nicklaus Signature golf design, the Manele Golf Course is the ultimate in must-play golf experiences. Highly acclaimed, yet still very much untouched and uncrowded, Manele is laid out on lava outcroppings and features three holes along rugged oceanside cliffs.

The course offers heavenly views of the Pacific on all 18 holes. Its signature hole is No. 12, a par 3 where the tee sits 150 feet above the crashing surf. Five sets of tees ensure a fair, fun challenge for every golfer, but do-or-die shots over natural gorges and ravines must be precise.

“I am sure the Golf Digest editors have found that playing the Manele Golf Course is something magical they will ever forget,” said Scott Ashworth, Manele’s PGA director of golf. “Golfers always want to come back for more. “It’s a challenging but enjoyable golf course – even though the spectacular views can be a bit distracting the first time you play.”

Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii’s exclusive island adventure is located on a pristine island, offering a simpler pace of life and truly reflecting Hawaii as it was intended to be. Guests can explore unique cultural adventures, a myriad of air, water and land activities that complement the world-class golf experience.

The resort features 213 guestrooms and suites in a series of low-rise buildings spread along the Pacific coastline and immersed in Hawaiian botanical gardens, providing a private residential experience.

Additional facilities include the signature ONE FORTY restaurant, Malibu Farm, NOBU LANAI, a spa and wellness program, variety of complimentary activities, luxury retail boutiques as well as an array of land, sea and air activities.

For more information, or to make a reservation, please contact Four Seasons at 1-800-321-4666, visit your travel professional, fourseasons.com/lanai, or join our online communities at Facebook @FourSeasonsR

Kiawah Island Golf Resort named No. 1 tennis resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort named No. 1 tennis resort in the world for tenth time in the last twelve years by TennisResortsOnline.com

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (May 3, 2017) – for the tenth time in the last twelve years, readers of the leading on-line tennis travel website, TennisResortsOnline.com, has named Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the No. 1 tennis resort in the world. Below are the TennisResortsOnline.com’s top-10 tennis resorts for 2017:

1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
2. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California
3. Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis, West Indies
4. Wild Dunes Resort, South Carolina
5. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California
6. The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Florida
7. Mauna kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii
8. Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida
9. Kapalua Resort, Hawaii
10. Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida

The rankings come out each May listing the top 75 tennis resorts in the world and are based on the overall tennis program including instruction, teaching staff, and facilities, as well as other resort facilities such as lodging, cuisine, service and value. During the 2016/2017 ranking period, the tennis program at Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked high in virtually all categories:

#1 Best Tennis Instruction and Programming
#1 Best Resort Junior Tennis Programs
#1 Best Overall Children’s Programs
#1 Best Spa
#2 Best Staff
#3 Best Pro Shop

TennisResortsOnline.com rated Kiawah as the No. 1 resort in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, it dropped to No. 3 before returning to the top spot in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Kiawah dropped to No. 2 before returning to the top spot in the last three years. This year’s poll was released on May 2.

Under the direction of Roy Barth since 1976, the tennis program at Kiawah Island has become one of the finest tennis programs in the country. The combination of Barth’s teaching experience and professional background has made him an integral part of Kiawah’s tennis programs. Barth played professionally for seven years during which time he was ranked in the top 50 in the world and competed against such tennis greats like Borg and Connors. In 1990 he was awarded the PTR Pro of the Year, in 1997 Barth was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, in 1999 he was inducted into the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was inducted into the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame. He is currently the president of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).

Guests of Kiawah Island Golf Resort can enjoy two separate tennis facilities: West Beach Tennis Center and the Roy Barth Tennis Center near the resort’s oceanfront hotel and spa, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. West Beach features 10 Har-Tru clay courts, two lighted hard courts and a backboard. Guests at The Sanctuary are steps away from the East Beach tennis facility that has nine Har-Tru clay courts (one lighted) and three hard courts (one lighted), as well as a zoned practice court with a ball machine and automatic retrieval system. Both clubs offer fully staffed pro shops, complete instructional facilities, and are beautifully landscaped with lush shrubbery separating the courts for privacy.

Named by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine as the No. 1 island in North America and the No. 2 island in the world in 2014, Kiawah Island is located just 21 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. Kiawah Island Golf Resort sits along 10 miles of pristine beach and is known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S. In addition to Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, the resort manages close to 500 private villas and luxury homes, 12 restaurants, two tennis centers, a renowned recreation and nature program and has five championship golf courses, including the world-famous Ocean Course, site of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship. The Ocean Course was recently named the site of the 2021 PGA Championship. For more information, visit www.kiawahresort.com or call 800-654-2924.

Scottish Senior Open Qualifier At Renaissance Club

The Renaissance Club, host venue of the 2017 Scottish Senior Open, will be hosting a qualifier on Wednesday May 31 for a place in the Alliance tournament at this year’s event.
The European Senior Tour returns to Scotland for the Scottish Senior Open from August 4-6, with the Alliance Pro-Am taking place during the first and second rounds on Friday and Saturday.

Amateur players will be paired with a professional during the tournament, offering them a unique inside-the-ropes experience.

The qualifier at the Renaissance Club is an 18-hole handicap stableford competition, with the leading qualifier earning a place on the Pro-Am.

Entry fee £100, including lunch before golf and two complimentary week passes for the championship, with a portion of the fee to be donated to Leuchie House Charity.
To enter or for further information email golfproshop@trcaa.com or call 01620 850901 quoting ‘Scottish Senior Open Qualifier’.

TecTecTec Unveils VPRODLX 1K Laser Rangefinder with Advanced Optics

TecTecTec Laser Rangefinder

TecTecTec Unveils VPRODLX 1K Laser Rangefinder with Advanced Optics

(Vannes, France) – TecTecTec – maker of technologically-advanced yet affordable laser rangefinders for golf which are Amazon’s No. 1 category seller – introduces the VPRODLX 1K, the company’s most advanced rangefinder to date, which can accurately measure distances up to 1000 yards away.

Precise within one yard, DLX 1K models feature an ultra-clear, multi-layered optical lens for excellent visual clarity and 6x magnification with diopter adjustment to ensure golfers can easily lock onto any object and receive exact yardages. The new models are available in standard ($199) and “S” editions ($249) featuring PinSlope Technology to calculate elevation-adjusted distance to the target.

All TecTecTec rangefinders feature three scanning modes – Pinsensor measures overlapping targets, including flagsticks and wooded areas; Target Priority displays distance of the closest subject; and Scan Mode helps read distances to hazards. The new VPRODLX 1K is available in red, white, black and silver color options.

“The technology in the rangefinder category has increased dramatically in recent years and our VPRODLX 1K offers tremendous performance at an unbeatable value,” says Renan Lore, Director of TecTecTec. “Our advanced optics make it extremely comfortable and easy for golfers to lock onto their target, especially at long distances.”

Weighing just 0.41 lbs., the VPRODLX 1K models are compact, water resistant and extremely durable. Included with purchase are a premium carrying pouch, CR2 battery, wrist strap and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Additional models in the company’s line-up include the VPRO500 and VPRO DLX. TecTecTec rangefinders are backed by a two-year warranty, 24/7 access to customer service and a full refund on products returned within 30 days of purchase.

About TecTecTec

Founded in 2014, TecTecTec is headquartered in France with representation in Houston and Bali, Indonesia. The company provides golfers worldwide with high-quality products sold directly to consumers at affordable prices by eliminating middlemen. Progressive thinking, innovative R&D, manufacturing with the tightest quality controls and unwavering customer support led to TecTecTec rangefinders becoming annual bestsellers on Amazon. Beyond golf products, TecTecTec manufactures cameras, drones, projectors, security systems, speakers and rangefinders for hunting.

More information: www.us.tectectec.com

Bogey Golf Tour Season Opener in U.S.A.

Bogey Golf Tour Season Opener in U.S.A.
 
May 1, 2017 at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, Lake Orion, Michigan
 
Bogey Golf Tour members had the opportunity to golf on the same course as the Senior U.S. Open did in 2012.  They also got a taste of Scotland with this true links style course, cool weather and high winds.  Thankfully the rain held off until everyone was off the course.  As challenging as this course is the last group finished in 4 hours and 45 minutes.  Very good timing for tournament golf.  Threesomes and a shot-gun start definitely help attribute to the time frame.

Congratulations to the Low Net Winners in each division
Par Division (0-9.9 hdcp.):
1st place Bradley Alfiero shot 77 net 69.1
2nd place Tom Morrison shot 82 net 74.2
3rd place John Dobbins shot 86 net 74.4

Bogey Division (10-16.9 hdcp.):
1st place Stan Hayes shot 81 net 68.3
2nd place Geoff Bailey shot 85 net 70.4
3rd place Ross O’Dowd shot 84 net 72.0

Double Bogey Division (17-27.0 hdcp.):
1st place Craig Hollingsworth shot 85 net 67.8
2nd place Mark Hancox shot 99 net 73.4
3rd place Bruce Williams shot 99 net 76.0

Congratulations to the Low Gross Winners: Bradley Alfiero (77), Stan Hayes (81) and Craig Hollingsworth (85)
 
Bogey Golf Tour, the premier amateur golf tour for the average golfer. 
 
Michelle Grondin 519-979-3712 553 Estate Park, Tecumseh, Ontario • www.bogeygolftour.com
 
Link to results page: www.bogeygolftour.com/tournament-results-249/season-opener
Facebook link: www.facebook.com/bogeygolftour/