All Blog Entries by Dan Hauser

There are currently 272 blog entries published by Dan Hauser.

Banyan Cay Resort and Golf Club, formerly President Country Club has secured North Palm Beach resident Jack Nicklaus to redevelop its golf course. Nicklaus will renovate the current 18-hole golf course, turning it into a Nicklaus signiature golf course.

The 245-acre Banyan Cay site, located east of Interstate 95, off Congress Avenue north of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, near the Palm Beach Outlets, is approved for 145 houses, a condo tower and a resort hotel in addition to the golf course and country club. Noble House Hotels & Resorts has been contracted to develop the hotel and country club. Noble House is a national boutique hotel operator with several Florida properties including the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples.

When everything is

1,445 Views, 0 Comments.

Due to its regional growth throughout Florida, Troon has chosen to expand the Palm Beach Gardens office. The leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, Troon has added Ricardo Catarino as its new vice president of operations, while Ryan Petteruti will serve as operations manager in the Florida office.

"We've seen tremendous growth in the Southeast with recent management agreements and partnerships," said John Easterbrook, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Troon. "We expect that trend to continue and therefore we're expanding our Florida operations team. Ricardo and Ryan are solid additions as they will help service our existing facilities and assist in securing future agreements."

Troon operates 16 golf courses

1,921 Views, 0 Comments.

Sandra Angulo Minarro of Port St Lucie earned Co-Medalist Honors on Monday at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach Monday to earn a spot at the U.S. Women's Open this summer.

Minarro, who is a native of Mexico but has called Port St Lucie home for the past three years, shot rounds of 70 and 67 on Quail Ridge's South Course to share Co-Medalist Honors with Amateur Mika Liu in the 36-hole qualifier. Minarro plays mostly out of the PGA Golf Club but will venture to Dye Preserve to work with renowned instructor Jeff Leishman. Leishman's list of pupils include PGA Tour pros Will McKenzie, reigning Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger and Steve Marino. Minarro added her name to the list a little over two years ago when she came down for a visit from

2,126 Views, 0 Comments.

Jack Nicklaus, who is known as one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game as well as an acclaimed golf course designer, is adding video game creator to his list of accolades.

The 18 time major winner and North Palm Beach resident has launched Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf, which has been described as the "most realistic golf computer game the market has ever seen". Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf will allow golfers and gaming enthusiast to design, and play on, their own custom golf courses, just like Nicklaus has been doing for the past five decades.

“We have developed a number of innovative technologies bringing together the virtual and real worlds into a seamless environment,” said Robert Samuels, the Chairman and CEO of Perfect Golf. “We are

1,826 Views, 0 Comments.

It's no secret why many of the top golfers in the world call South Florida home. Weather, no state income tax, and an endless list of courses and practice facilities for them to work on their games are just some of them. Well now, seven of the biggest of those names in professional golf have teamed up to tell the rest of the country, and world, why they should come visit South Florida, and specifically Palm Beach County.

Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Rory Mcllroy, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Camilo Villegas, and reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Daniel Berger have created a series of new videos that local tourism officials will use in hopes of luring more prospective vacationers. Each video features one of the golfers talking about why they live

1,645 Views, 0 Comments.

When golf returns to the Olympics this summer in Brazil for the first time in 100 years, there will now be much more on the line than just a gold medal.

On Monday in a joint press conference, the USGA, PGA of America, R&A, and Augusta National Golf Club announced that the men's gold medal winner at the 2016 Olympics will earn an invite to all four majors in 2017. In addition, the R&A, USGA, PGA and LPGA announced the winner of the women’s gold medal will be given an ivite too all five women’s majors next year as well.

“We believe our game's visibility will be dramatically elevated by the global platform that only the Olympics offer,” said Augusta National chairman Billy Payne. “New audiences from all over the world, some for the very first time

1,233 Views, 0 Comments.

The PGA Tour's anual stop at Riviera Country Club has always been one of the better events on the West Coast Swing. In addition to the history and lure of the course itself, including the backdrop of the famed clubhouse on 18, it regularly attracts one of the better fields in golf.

The event, which has been held yearly at Riviera since 1973 got some extra fire power this week when the Tour announced that the Tiger Woods Foundation will become the new host of the event, bringing Tiger back to his roots. The Jupiter Island resident grew up in the Los Angeles area, and his foundation's headquarters are located in nearby Irvine, California.

While a name for the event has not been announced yet (it was the Northern Trust Open dating all the way back

1,657 Views, 0 Comments.

Abacoa Golf Club recently completed $700,000 in improvements, just in time for the golf course's most popular time of the year.

Some of the updates and improvements included improving the driving range, refurbishing the restaurant, moving tee locations, increasing the length of the course, and modernizing the golf carts.

“Our golfers want to finish 18 holes in four hours. They have so many things to do. Their kids are playing sports. They want to go to the beach, out to dinner, meet with friends,” said co-owner Robbie Dew.

The course, which was built in 1999, is one of many public municipal golf courses in Palm Beach County. West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens all have public municipal courses. Those courses

1,732 Views, 0 Comments.

Golf Pioneer Malachi Knowles and former Palm Beach Post Golf and Sports writer Craig Dolch were among the seven inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame this past weekend at the Plam Beach County Convention Center.

Knowles founded Inner City Youth golfers Incorporated in 1993. The not for profit organization was set up to help at-risk kids by promoting culture, education, and golf. He also started the African American Golfer's Hall of Fame.

"It means an awful lot to me," Knowles said. "From 10-years-old as the 'shag boy' at the Everglades Country Clb until today, 64 years later, I go into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame - what a great day."

In addition to Knowles and Dolch, five other were inducted inlcuding Palm

1,334 Views, 0 Comments.

On Wednesday, the PGA of America, which keeps its offices at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, announced that they have permanently cancelled the PGA Grand Slam of Golf effective immediately.

The four man, 36 hole exhibition began in 1979 and typically had that year's four major winners compete against each other in tropical environements. However, in recent years, with the way the schedules have changed and golf is played close to year round, the PGA of America had trouble filling the spots, with major champions choosing to bow out more times then not.

The final straw seemed to come last year. After it being played for the previous eight years in Bermuda, the event was slated to head stateside, being held at Trump National Lost Angeles in

1,364 Views, 0 Comments.