administration, the last decade as chairman of
Golf Development Wales.
play through could lose the use of a leg as a
result, The Star-Telegram of Fort Worth reported.
Debbie Savoy Morel, of La Tuque, Que., Réal
Labbé, of Quebec City, and Roger H. Legault,
of Deauville, Que., will be co-recipients of Golf
Canada’s Distinguished Service Award.
The USGA is honoring the accomplishments
of three transcendent African-American athletes
– Joe Louis (left), Althea Gibson and Jackie
Robinson – with a special exhibit at the USGA
Museum. It opens Feb. 17 and runs through July.
Butch Harmon is releasing an instructional
video titled “Butch Harmon About Golf present-
ed by Titleist.” The two-DVD set ships March 1.
Cost is $79.95 plus shipping and processing.
The Annika Academy, Hall-of-Famer
Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction
and fitness facility, announced its diverse menu
of individual, group and corporate schools for
2012. Prices start at $1,900 per person.
The Asian Tour has appointed Mike Kerr as
its CEO. He will assume his role in March.
Sand Creek Station GC in Newton, Kan., has
been selected to host the 2014 U.S. Amateur
Public Links Championship, July 14-19.
Valero Energy announced a six-year extension of its sponsorship of the Valero Texas Open
in San Antonio.
Geoffrey Cornish, a Fellow of the American
Society of Golf Course Architects, died Feb. 10 in
Amherst, Mass. He was 97.
A man who was allegedly stabbed during a
fight at a Texas golf club over being allowed to
The USGA’s Rules of Golf department clarified our Jan. 30 explanation of McIlroy’s penalty
in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship: “Sand
is a loose impediment on the putting green
and can be removed when it is located on the
putting green. However, removing sand that is
not on the putting surface to improve the line of
play is a breach of Rule 13-2 and will result in a
two-stroke penalty. Sand on the green is okay to
move; sand off the green is not.” l