U.S. Open changes some of the conditions for this Weekend at Erin Hills

ERIN, Wis. Following a string of faux pas at their national championships, USGA officials desperately wants to avoid controversy at this year’s U.S. Open, with Mike Davis even admitting, “We really need a good [one].” Imagine the group’s consternation, then, that the recurring theme the first few days at Erin Hills regards the course’s fescue. Or more specifically, its perceived unfairness.

Wesley Bryan lit the fireworks a few weeks back with a light-hearted video, and other players — most notably, Lee Westwood — have poked fun at the fescue’s gnarly nature. Yet the heather is so severe in spots that Jon Rahm refuses to hit out of it during practice rounds in fear of injury, and Kevin Na’s viral rant against the conditions shined an unfavorable — and unwanted — light on Erin Hills and the USGA.

So when maintenance crews trimmed the infamous fescue in multiple areas throughout the course on Tuesday morning, the move caught many by surprise.

On No. 12, close to 10 yards were mowed down on the left side of the fairway, one of the areas that was catching a fair amount of tee shots. Moreover, instead of serving as a de facto penalty, the new first cut of fescue is tamable, as players are able to advance their shots with relative ease.

 

“It’s a small area that we’re talking about,” Bevard said, regarding the trimming.

It’s also a move not universally well-received. In his press conference, Rory McIlroy took umbrage with the decision.

“We have 60 yards from left line to right line. You’ve got 156 of the best players in the world here, if we can’t hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home,” McIlroy said. “These are the widest fairways we’ve ever played in a U.S. Open. Even the first and second cut is another 10 yards on top of that. So if you’ve got 50 or 60 yards to hit into and you’re complaining about the fescue that’s wider than that, I don’t think that’s an issue.”

The USGA could not comment if there will be further fescue mowing this week, although Bevard said the course’s current set-up is what should be expected for tournament play.

Source: Golf World

What are your thoughts about this? Were the conditions outside of the wide fairways too tough, or was it a good penalty for the top players in the world who missed by wide margins? Erin Hills

Father’s Day is Closing in!

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching. Have you purchased your gift yet for your Dad? Stop in to the golf shop and pick up Dad some new golf gear. Not quite sure what to get your father? Purchase one of our pre-designed packages from our online store and let Dad pick something out when he arrives at the course. Enter code Father15 and receive 15% off your package purchase. You can also purchase one of our gift certificates that can be used for anything from golf to golf shop items to food.

Happy Father's Day

Hole in One!

Congratulations to Bob Fowler from Canfield, Ohio on his 3rd Hole-in-One. On June 2nd, 2017, Bob aced the 17th hole on his first swing of the day after a shotgun start put him on number 17. This impressive feat was witnessed by Al Massullo, Sonny DiPasquale and Larry Russell.

 

Happy Memorial Day

Hiring for the 2017 Season

Now Hiring

Are you looking for a part-time job? Pleasant View is now hiring staff for the 2017 season. We are in need of Snack bar staff, Grounds Crew and Starters. We are looking for candidates that are good with computers and able to interact with customers on a professional level. Each candidate must meet the minimum requirements of the respective position. If you are interested in any of these positions or have questions, please contact us at (330) 862-2034 or by email at pro@pleasantviewgolfclub.com with you resume if available. We will be conducting interviews on a first come, first serve basis until positions are filled.

Minimum Requirements:

Snack Bar Staff: Must be at least 18 years old. Must be friendly and personable. In search of someone that can work weekday mornings during the spring and fall.

Grounds Crew: Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Be able to work weekends and holidays and after school if applicable.

Starters: Must be friendly and personable. Able to work 1:30-Close.

2016 Masters

Congratulations to Danny Willett on your 2016 Masters win! The final round was definitely an interesting one that kept you on your toes. As much as I would have liked to see Jordan Spieth win back to back Masters, his round shows how difficult this game actually is. One mistake on top of another can set you back. We have all had that one hole that ends up being for us; most of us here at Pleasant View is #13! Once again, Congratulations Danny Willett on your win in Augusta!

Masters 2016

Pittsburgh Golf Show

If you are in the Pittsburgh/Monroeville Area this weekend, stop by and see us! We are excited for the 2016 season and would love to see everyone there and tell you about the new and exciting things coming up for Pleasant View.

Ohio’s Golf Capital Booth   Mar 11-13th!

We would love to see you there.  Drop by to win prizes from our course and partners and to learn more about Pleasant View Golf Club.

More about the golf show:
Pittsburgh’s premier winter golf event returns to the Monroeville Convention Center! Attendees will see the Midwest’s largest presentation of golf equipment, apparel, and accessories all under one roof. In addition to great buys, you can also plan your next golf vacation! Nearly 100 local and national golf resorts will be on-hand and ready to help you with travel plans. Other show features include several one-of-a-kind ball striking activities and competitions, stage presentations, celebrity appearances, and much more! This is the perfect time and place to gear up for spring!

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Join us at the 2016 Cleveland Golf Show – Booth #429

In a few weeks we are attending the 2016 Cleveland golf show.  Ohio’s Golf Capital Booth #429.  Feb 19-21st!

We would love to see you there.  Drop by to win prizes from our course and partners and to learn more about Pleasant View Golf Club.

More about the golf show:
Since their first show in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988, North Coast Golf Shows has staged more than 200 golf shows and is considered to be the nations #1 golf show producer. They are dedicated to provide the most unique, complete and entertaining show experience possible. In addition to a wide array of golf-related exhibit booths and displays, each North Coast show features a host of challenging skills competitions, stage presentations and one of a kind ball-striking activities which set us apart from all other golf shows.

Jordan Spieth tops Tiger as golf’s top earner

Looks like the new players are starting to creep up on Tigers legacy even more evident after this Golf Digest rankings report came out.  Check it out here:

“Golf has a new money king.

Jordan Spieth earned $53.03 million on and off the course last year to lead all golfers, according to Golf Digest rankings out this week. Tiger Woods fell to third overall, relinquishing the Pleasant View Golf Coursetop spot for the first time in the magazine’s 13 years of tracking.

The 22-year-old Spieth enjoyed a stellar 2015, winning two major championships and finishing in the top five at the other two. Last January, he agreed to a new 10-year sponsorship deal with Under Armour.

Jordan Spieth poses with the winner’s trophy at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on January 10, 2016 in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.

The 40-year-old Woods, on the other hand, finished an injury-riddled season 162nd on the PGA Tour money list. Still, his $48.55 million in earnings — almost entirely accumulated off the course — makes for a nice haul on a down year.

The earnings totals take into account on-course income for the PGA Tour and five international golf tours. They also include off-course earnings like endorsements, appearance fees, product lines and course architecture, among other sources.

Phil Mickelson was the second-highest earner with $52.3 million. Woods, fellow Nike athlete Rory McIlroy and retired legend Arnold Palmer rounded out the top five.

Retired great Jack Nicklaus finished sixth.”

Source: cnbc.com

Jack Nicklaus

Chamblee Says Tiger, not Jack, is greatest of all time

Well Brandon is never one to hold back.  Here he is telling it like it is according to him.  IM not sure but I think there are a few people pout there that dissagree….Read more…

Who is the best golfer of all time?

In an upcoming “Golf Central” special celebrating Tiger Woods’ 40th birthday, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said that he would pick Woods over Jack Nicklaus.

“Longevity sanctifies an idea, a career, a relationship, a government,” Chamblee said. “In that regard, Jack Nicklaus’ career was so long – won major championships over 24 years, spanned three generations – but Tiger Woods dominated in a way that had never been done before, and will never be done again. So I think, at least in my estimation, that you’d have to give the edge to Tiger Woods as the greatest player of all time.”

Source: Golf Channel