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The Best Keeps Getting Better

Your Cape Escape The Club at New Seabury TM

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KEEGAN BRADLEY A Portrait of Passion & Preparation

Cover Photo By Shane MacNeill

IN GOLF 2021

THE BEST IN GOLF AWARDS

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The Best Keeps Getting Better. The Club at New Seabury provides a vacation lifestyle with magnificent views of Nantucket Sound and Martha’s Vineyard.

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A COUPLE OF TRAVELERS

Turning Stone Resort Simply Spectacular

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Best USGA Championships in the Northeast

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Best in Northeast Golf Course Living

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HE WORD “BEST” signifies outstanding achievement at the highest level of excellence and accomplishment by its peers. It is a term used in golf to describe a level above and beyond the norm and at a higher standard of quality. For each of us in the today, our individual experiences on courses we play, resorts that we visit, equipment we use, and individuals who have changed the way we play the have made impressions that are life-long. A quote from a golfer during the pandemic, “I am trapped inside my home each day with very little to follow for live sporting events on television. But I can walk the links, gather my thoughts and focus on a few good things through it all with golf. The best in golf, is golf itself, thank God we all had it to keep our sanity and enjoy these beautiful places called golf courses.” I could not agree more! We all have favorite courses, favorite travel destinations, and our own personal bucket list. One of the greatest things about golf is that it is a of discovery.

In this issue, we wish to convey the opinions of our readers, our writers and staff members in our “Best of Awards” in and around the of golf. Each season our team reviews thousands of votes by our readers, subscribers, and writers to compile our rankings. Being the best at anything is no simple task, it requires dedication, focus and commitment, above and beyond the norm. From all of us at Northeast Golf, I want to say thank you for voting, commenting and following along the way. Never stop playing, never stop learning and always express yourself through your choices in and around the game. Be Your Best!

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T H E C LU B AT N E W S E A B U RY

IN GOLF 2021

The Best Keeps Getting Better

Your Cape Escape The Club at New Seabury TM

By Greg & Michaella Sampson

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Have you been searching for a luxurious Private Golf Community with resort style amenities? Then look no further than the best that Cape Cod has to offer. The Club at New Seabury provides a vacation lifestyle with magnificent views of Nantucket Sound and Martha’s Vineyard, boasting over 20 million dollars in recent renovations to its courses, facilities and guest cottages. Many locals are not even aware of this Cape Cod hidden gem!


Playing Here In June of 2020, the Club at New Seabury completed renovations of its Ocean Course and restored their 7,131 yard track to its original glory! These upgrades include aesthetic enhancements, design variety, new drainage and full bunker relocation for golfers of all levels to enjoy. The 8-month project, by renowned architect Bruce Hepner, began with the Dunes Course in 2019. The Dunes is known by many as the hidden-gem of

“We have improved the ambiance, playability and maintainability of the Ocean Course with this renovation. These are the final steps of our multi-year, multi-million dollar plan, all in an effort to enhance our Club offerings. We’re thrilled to bring this storied course back to a level it deserves.” Chris Card, President of The Club at New Seabury Cape Cod, threading its way through the communities, wetlands and wooded terrain, demanding precision from tee to green. Virtually every hole of the 6,041 yard layout offers a risk reward option, making course management a priority. The award-winning Ocean Course features several holes along the beach providing majestic views of Nantucket Sound and Martha’s Vineyard. The front

nine keeps you surrounded by water as you navigate your way through a consistent breeze, well positioned bunkers and fast greens. The back nine winds its way through nine tree-lined holes. Much like the Dunes, the back nine at the Ocean Course demands strategy and precision to shoot a low score.“We have improved the ambiance, playability and maintainability of the Ocean Course with

this renovation. These are the final steps of our multi-year, multi-million dollar plan, all in an effort to enhance our Club offerings.” said The Club at New Seabury President, Chris Card. “We’re thrilled to bring this storied course back to a level it deserves.” The new Golf Learning & Performance Center sits on 12-acres, offering an allinclusive practice and learning area. Located in a separate location from the courses, you have a driving range with four target greens, a two-acre short game area with a 100-yard sand bunker and 20,000 sqft. putting green. The Center is also home to a full fitting center with two trackmen. All members of the New Seabury golf and fitness staff are TPI Certified so that they can empower members and their guests to get fit, preparing them to play their best golf.

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Of course, there is no shortage of dining options in the surrounding area. But why leave the resort when New Seabury has some of the best restaurants right on their property! From upscale to casual/oceanside to poolside/on the go to health-conscious, the club has its members and guests covered. Top on the list, the beautifully remodeled, 95 Shore. Not only does it have an amazing upscale atmosphere, you are surrounded by breathtaking views of the golf course and ocean. Patrons will experience fine-dining

Relaxing Here If you are looking for low-key down time, there are so many ways to unwind at New Seabury. The Cabana Club and Beach Club are the focal points of the New Seabury ocean side experience. Kick back with the kids at the Cabana Club’s numerous pools and poolside snack bar. Or head down to the Beach Club and pull up a lounge chair in the sand. What better way to enjoy the summer than sunbathing with a drink in hand and the option of taking a quick dip in the pool/ocean. 12

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Don’t want to miss your regular workout routine? They have that covered as well! The newly built Athletic Club offers stateof-the-art cardio, strength and fitness equipment with full mind & body programs. This is also available for both members and guests. If you are looking to break away from the gym, hit the courts. The Athletic Club also offers the option to play tennis, pickleball or basketball at the facility.

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Top on the list, the beautifully remodeled, 95 Shore. Not only does it have an amazing upscale atmosphere, you are surrounded by breathtaking views of the golf course and ocean. cuisine while relaxing in the restaurant and bars’ amazing interior or choose to dine alfresco on the magnificent wrap around deck. Award-winning Executive Chef, Mark Porcaro, makes it a point to personally visit various tables during your dining experience. His culinary creations are like no other. Whether you sample some appetizers or dive into the many surf & turf options, make sure to finish the meal off with his out-of-this-world butter cake! Keep in mind, they have over 220 wine selections to complete any entree/dessert pairing. The menu will not disappoint. (Secret tip, ask for a side of the Cipollini Onion Jam to accompany any beef dish) Looking for something a bit more casual, try one of two beach side options. Grab lunch or dinner at The Popponesset Inn. The beach house vibe will always make you feel like you are on vacation. And if you are not ready for the day to end, finish the night off right next door at The Lure. This is the place to experience a one of a kind Cape Cod sunset with frozen drinks flowing and live music to keep the night going.

Life Here Did you know you can even stay at New Seabury as a guest? Take advantage of one of their private condo-style cottages for a quick getaway! Not only will you enjoy the comforts of home with your own fully equipped living space, you can also experience all of the member perks. These modern cottages have everything you need. With full living room and dining areas as well as accommodations to bring the whole family. Whether you want to spend the day golfing, by the pool or at the beach, there is something for everyone. You can even choose to stay in for the night with a movie in front of the fireplace or hang out on the secluded private deck.

Have you fallen in love yet? Don’t worry, you can be part of this exclusive community all year long. New Seabury offers a range of membership options. The Diamond Membership features all of New Seabury’s amenities while the Lifestyle Membership offers all the beach, pool and fitness amenities. Junior Memberships are also available. And, if you seek more than just a membership and you would like to call New Seabury home, Ockway Village is New Seabury’s final cottage neighborhood being built. Ockway Bay features eight stylish seaside cottage designs starting in the low $900,000’s. The Club at New Seabury is without a doubt the best private golf and beach community on Cape Cod and arguably the Best in New England. With the club’s recent renovations along with its dedication to members and guests, the Best on Cape Cod will just keep getting Better! For membership, residential and wedding information, visit NewSeabury.com or call 508-539-8322.

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Imagine feeling

LIKE YOU HAVE 52 WEEKS OF VACATION.

when will you start working to live, instead of living to work? If you called home The Bay Club it would be today. We’re nestled on 625 acres of tranquility close to the shores of Buzzards Bay in one of New England’s finest residential country club communities. When you live here you’ll learn ways to squeeze work in between rounds of golf, tennis lessons, lying by the pool, and morning workouts. You don’t have to stop working hard, you just need to stop waiting for a vacation to start living.

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IN GOLF 2021 Our Annual BEST IN GOLF AWARDS presented by Spargo Golf identifies the greatest public courses, private clubs, practice facilities, and instructors in the region! The selections were made through a mix of a subscriber survey, industry expert input, staff picks, and other national lists. Thank you to the over 2,000 golfers who completed our readers survey in 2021. Pictured: GreatHorse (Hampden, MA)

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IN GOLF 2021

BEST IN

BEST IN

MASSACHUSETTS

RHODE ISLAND

Crumpin Fox (Bernardston)

Shelter Harbor (Westerly)

Cape Cod National (Brewster)

Newport National (Middletown)

Public Courses

Private Courses

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Crumpin Fox Club

1. Cape Cod National

1. Newport Natiolnal

1. Shelter Harbor

2. Miacomet

2. New Seabury (Ocean)

2. Meadowbrook

2. Wannamoisett

3. Granite Links

3. Myopia Hunt

3. Triggs

3. Point Judith

4. Shining Rock

4. GreatHorse

5. Taconic

5. Old Sandwich

Notables

Notables

Exeter

Aquidneck Club

Montaup

Misquamicut

Notables

Notables

Bayberry Hills

Blue Hills

Newport

Cranberry Valley

Charles River

Pawtucket

Dennis Pines

Eastward Ho

Rhode Island

Farm Neck

Essex

Sakonnet

Old Barnstable Fairgrounds

Hyannisport

Warwick

Pinehills (Nicklaus)

Kittansett

Red Tail

Sankaty Head

Shaker Hills

The Country Club

The Cape Club

TPC Boston

Wachusett

Whitinsville

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IN GOLF 2021

BEST IN

BEST IN

CONNECTICUT

NEW YORK

Great River (Milford)

Turning Stone - Atunyote (Verona)

Tamarack (Greenwich)

National Golf Links of America (Southampton)

Public Courses

Private Courses

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Great River

1. Tamarack

1. Turning Stone (Atunyote)

1. National Golf Links of

2. CT National

2. Stanwich Club

2. Trump Golf Ferry Point

3. Gillette Ridge

3. Yale

3. Bethpage (Black)

2. Shinnecock

4. Lake of Isles - North

4. CC of Fairfield

4. Leatherstocking

3. Fishers Island

5. Shennecossett

5. Lake of Isles - South

5. Pound Ridge

4. Friar’s Head

America

5. Winged Foot (West)

Notables

Notables

Notables

Fox Hopyard

Bulls Bridge

Bethpage (Red)

Notables

Longshore

Round Hill Club

Conklin

Garden City

Mohegan Sun

TPC Riverhighlands

Grossinger’s

Maidestone Club

Oxford Greens

Yale

Links at Union Vale

Oak Hill (East)

Wintonbury Hills

Wee Burn

Montauk Downs

Piping Rock

Ravenwood

Quaker Ridge

Sagamore

Sebonack

Saratoga National

Sleepy Hollow

Seneca Hickory Stick

Silo Ridge Field Club

Turning Stone (Shenendoah)

Whippoorwill Club Winged Foot (East)

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IN GOLF 2021

BEST IN

BEST IN

NEW JERSEY

PENNSYLVANIA

Ballyowen (Hamburg)

Nemacolin - Mystic Rock (Farmington)

Pine Valley (Clementon)

Merion - East (Ardmore)

Public Courses

Private Courses

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Ballyowen

1. Pine Valley

1. Nemacolin (Mystic Rock)

1. Merion (East)

2. Atlantic City

2. Baltusrol (Lower)

2. Bedford Springs Old)

2. Oakmont

3. Architects

3. Somerset Hills

3. Olde Stonewall

3. Aronimink

4. Neshanic Valley

4. Liberty National

4. Sinking Valley

4. Fox Chapel

5. Twisted Dunes

5. Plainfield

5. Toftrees

5. Philadelphia Clicket Club

Notables

Notables

Notables

Notables

Ballamor GC

Baltusrol (Upper)

Hershey (West)

CC of Scranton

Knoll (West)

Bayonne

Inniscrone

Huntsville

Heron Glen GC

Essex County

Nemacolin Woodlands

Longue View Club

Seaview - Bay Course

Galloway National

(Shepherd’s Rock)

Lancaster (Meadow Creek/

Scotland Run

Ridgewood (East/West)

The Golf Course at Glen Millis

Dogwood)

The Links at Gettysburg

Stonewall (Old)

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IN GOLF 2021

BEST IN

BEST IN

NEW HAMPSHIRE

VERMONT

Mount Washington-Ross (Bretton Woods)

Green Mountain National (Killington)

Golf Club of New England (Stratham)

Ekwanok (Manchester)

Public Courses

Private Courses

Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Mount Washington (Ross)

1. Golf Club of New England

1. Green Mountain National

1. Ekwanok

2. Owl’s Nest

2. Lake Winnipesaukee

2. Jay Peak

2. Quechee

3. Portsmouth

3. Manchester

3. Woodstock

3. Vermont National

5. Shattuck

Notables

Notables

Notables

Notables

Abenaqui

Brattleboro

CC of Vermont Mountain Course at Spruce Peak

4. Moncalm

Baker Hill

Equinox

Atkinson

Bald Peak

Lake Morey

Breakfast Hill

Concord

Okemo Valley

CC of New Hampshire

Lake Sunapee

Rutland

Eastman Golf Links

Nashua

Stowe Mountain

Hanover

Wentworth by the Sea

Sugarbush

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IN GOLF 2021

BEST IN

BEST

MAINE

INSTRUCTORS New Jersey

Adam Koloff (Massachusetts) Belgrade Lakes GC

1. Mike Adams 2. Bill Schmedes III 3. Jason Carbon 4. Steve Sieracki 5. Gia Bocra Liwski 6. Matt Wilson 7. Nick Bova 8. CJ Nafus 9. Jorge Parada 10. Kathy Hart Wood

New Hampshire

Boothbay Harbor CC

Michael Breed (New York)

Massachusetts Public Courses

Private Courses

1. Belgrade Lakes

1. Boothbay Harbor

2. Cape Arundel

2. Prouts Neck

3. Sunday River

3. Portland

Notables

Notables

Brunswick

Falmouth

Kebo Valley

York Golf & Tennis

Penobscot Valley Samoset Sugarloaf The Ledges Links at Outlook

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1. Adam Kolloff 2. Shawn Hester 3. Jimmy Damiano 4. Bill McInerney 5. Darren Faulk 6. Jennifer Hudson 7. Tom Cavicchi 8. Brendan Walsh 9. Jane Frost 10. Sean Mcternan

Rhode Island 1. David Marcotte 2. Drew Anderson 3. Ryan Galloway 4. Jeffrey Dantas 5. Bob Tramonti

Connecticut 1. Mike Summa 2. Nick Novak 3. Megin O’Donnell 4. Tom Henderson 5. David Bove 6. Pete Egazarian 7. Jim Jones 8. Michelle Rinkler 9. Justin Foster 10. Jim Fatsi

New York 1. Michael Breed 2. Michael Hebron 3. Michael Jacobs 4. Addison Craig 5. Greg Ducharme 6. Debbie Doniger 7. Mario Guerra 8. Joe Ostrowski 9. Darrell Kestner 10. James Hong

1. Jason Sedan 2. Rico Riciputi 3. Seth Dichard 4. Laura Shanahan Rowe 5. Kevin Walker

Vermont 1. Steve Gonsalves 2. Jay Morelli 3. Tom Mackey 4. Sue Newell 5. Erik Sorensen

Maine 1. Abby Spector 2. Jason Herd 3. Casey Cox 4. Paul Piveronas 5. Scott Mayer


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A COUPLE OF TRAVELERS TURNING STONE RESORT

Turning Stone Resort

Simply Spectacular Golf

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By Alice & Danny Scott URNING STONE RESORT & CASINO annually appears on the “Best of the Best” lists as one of the finest resorts in North America. The Turning Stone Resort, just 30 miles east of Syracuse, New York, offers 707 guest rooms, a casino, nightclubs, restaurants, a 33,000-square-foot spa with cardio training and whirlpool, and a 5,000-seat theater. Its best attraction, though, may be its five golf courses. Turning Stone was named Golf Digests “Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses”, “Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for Best Travel” in 2017, Golfweek Magazine’s “Top 15 Courses in New York State” and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. CEO Ray Halbritter led the Oneida Indian Nation in turning the first American Indian gaming facility on sovereign land into a premier entertainment and golf destination. The Oneida respect for nature and Mother Earth is evident throughout the resort while first class amenities and venues are modern and luxurious.

Five Amazing Golf Courses At the resort there are three award winning championship and two short course designs with a bonus Golf Training Center for year-round use. A two-tier indoor driving range and PGA instructors in the Golf

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Dome prepare golfers for the great courses on site. Atunyote, meaning Eagle in Oneida language is the most famous for holding a PGA event and is also the course where PGA pro and native American, Notah Begay III, held his annual charity challenge

in various formats with his college roommate, Tiger Woods and other leading pros. A massive bronze gate intertwining branches, eagles and animals sets the stage for a story land experience in Central New York. The long entrance road is bordered


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by native vegetation in colors for every season, creating a heightened sense of nature. Meandering between the trees and marshlands, Tom Fazio’s Atunyote, is a great track to measure oneself with the tour players. Stories unfold on Shenandoah as the yardage books for each course give the Oneida translation for the name of the hole and an explanation of the nature attached to it. For example, number 6 is Tamarack, a tree whose tough roots were used by American Indians to bind canoes. Bunkers are plentiful among beautifully arranged flowers and natural landscaping in this Audubon Certified Signature Sanctuary where nearly 100 species of birds and lots of wildlife dwell. Kaluhyat is one of the most challenging golf courses in the Northeast. With a 150-slope rating, the A game is a must to conquer this monster. Almost all fairways are tree framed but not

claustrophobically so. The silver of birch, the deep green of pines, and the royal shades of maples merge on Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s golf canvas. Elevation changes are bold, doglegs abound, and greens are stunningly positioned into the environment. If time is short, Pleasant Knolls is a nine-hole par 36 course on 70 acres with fast greens and challenging water features. Sandstone Hollow is another nine-hole course designed by Rick Smith with the executive in mind. This pretty layout of par 3 holes dashes

through the upstate landscape of woodlands and wetlands with fescue and rock outcroppings, it is ranked as one of the top par 3 courses in the nation. Four Casinos include 125,000-square-feet of Vegasstyle gaming space connected to The Hotel in the heart of the resort property. Patrons spin the wheels of fortune with 2,000 slot machines, 66 table games, the best Bingo hall and the largest poker room in New York. Satellite casinos nearby include Yellow Brick Road in Chittenango, home to Wizard of Oz author, L. Frank Baum. Point Place in Bridgeport and Lake House at Sylvan Beach on the Oneida Lake shore add to the variety.

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reel in fishermen and women year-round with six species of fish.

Big name entertainers

providing deluxe accommodations as does The Hotel, at the center of convenience. Now in the mix are the Sandstone Hollow Inn and Inn at Turning Stone for more standard rooms. Or bring your own home on wheels to The Villages RV Park with swimming, fishing and short shuttle rides to the resort.

luxury and panoramic views from atop The Tower. Wildflowers delivers an intimate experience in fine dining as well. Upstate Tavern specializes in local flavors and brews. Go to The Lounge at Caesars Sports for large screen action and Tin Rooster for country fare and dancing. More restaurants will reopen in subsequent phases.

Two Spas The award winning Skana Spa offers old-world dignity of the Oneida Nation with upscale amenities and art that pulls it all together. The co-ed mineral pool is refreshing on a warm day while the individual whirlpools, and saunas for each gender soothe at any time. We highly recommend the sage and white pine hot towel massage. Ahsi, the Oneida word for awaken, is a day spa and salon with skin and hair care services as well as body treatments.

Seven Restaurants These eateries span the globe of culinary delights with Peach Blossom’s Chinese and Thai focus and Pino Bianco’s Culinary Tour of Italy. The casual Food Hall serves Mexican, American and Asian favorites while TS Steakhouse serves sides of romantic 24

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New Hunting and Fishing Sportsman options are arranged by Oneida Indian Outfitters at The Preserve for white tail deer or the largest Red Stags and edible fowl. Choose your weapons, different terrains and styles. Salmon Acres in Pulaski

In normal times, take their turns at Turning Stone while the dance clubs excite twirling heels. Stay tuned for this to resume. There are options for casual listening and upscale dance clubs that offer the very best in night out options. Three marinas are associated on Oneida Lake for boating and there are many other sites to explore in the surrounding area, such as caverns, diamond mines, sports halls of fame, waterfalls and more. Make a reservation with the Oneida Nation at Turning Stone to create your own story. Access is easy from Albany or Syracuse airports. New York and Boston drive time is four and a half hours to this enchanting facility in Verona, NY. Check the website for summer packages and the latest updates on all venues. Turning stone is a Northeast Golfing Treasure, it captures a true essence of excellence in golf travel with more amenities than one could ever imagine in a golf resort. The location, in Central New York make this facility accessible to all the Northeast and Eastern Canada. There are plenty of old bucket list golf destinations, this is one of the “Best of the Best” new “Bucket Destinations” that should be on all our lists! www.turningstone.com


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Foxwoods Resort Casino

Nemacolin Resort

The Omni Homestead Resort

Sea Pines Resort

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New England

Mid-Atlantic

Omni Mount Washington Resort

The Omni Homestead Resort

Bretton Woods, NH

Hot Springs, VA

Foxwoods Resort Casino

The Greenbrier

Ledyard, CT

White Sulphur Springs, WV

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

Kingsmill Resort

Harwich, MA

Williamsburg, VA

Metropolitain

South Atlantic

Crystal Springs Resort

Pinehurst Resort

Hamburg, NJ

Pinehurst, NC

Nemacolin Resort

Kiawah Island Resort

Farmington, PA

Kiawah Island, SC

Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Sea Pines Resort

Verona, NY

Hilton Head, SC

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Sea Island Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

The American Club Resort Hotel

Southeast

Southwest

Streamsong Resort

Pebble Beach Resorts

Bowling Green, FL

Pebble Beach, CA

Sea Island Resort

Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Sea Island, GA

Marana, AZ

Innisbrook Resort Palm Harbor, FL

South Central Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay, TX Renaissance Bermingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Birmingham , AL Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Miramar Beach, FL

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Scottsdale, AZ

Midwest The American Club Resort Hotel Kohler, WI Big Cedar Lodge Ridgedale, MI Inn at Bay Harbor Bay Harbor, MI

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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Cabot Cape Breton

The K Club Hotel Resort

Canada

Great Britain & Ireland

Cabot Cape Breton

Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Bandon, OR

Inverness, Nova Scotia

St. Andrews, Scotland

The Coeur d’Alene Resort

The Algonquin Resort

The K Club Hotel Resort

Saint Andrews by the Sea, New

Kildare, Ireland

Northwest Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Coeur d’Alene, ID The Inn at Gamble Sands Brewster, WA

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Brunswick Fairmont Tremblant Mont Tremblant, Quebec

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Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

Casa De Campo Resort & Villas

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Carribean & Bermuda

Mexico & Central America

Casa De Campo Resort &

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

Villas

La Romana, Dominican Republic Sandy Lane St. James, Barbados Rosewood Bermuda

South Pacific Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Thailand

Mayakoba Resort

Mission Hills Resort

Quintana Roo, Mexico

China

Mukul, Auberge Resorts Collection

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua

Hawaii

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G O L F FA S H I O N A W A R D S

2021 Our Annual BEST IN GOLF FASHION AWARDS presented by Spargo Golf identifies the best shoes, belts, hats, looks, sunglasses, and gloves for the year! The selections were made through a mix of a subscriber survey, industry expert input, staff picks, and other national lists. Thank you to the over 2,000 golfers who completed our readers survey in 2021.

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BEST Spiked Golf Shoes PUMA

PROADAPT DELTA - $200.00

With premium performance details mixed with an elevated design aesthetic, the PROADAPT DELTA will give you the confidence to attack with every swing, in any lie.

Puma.com

NIKE AIR ZOOM INFINITY TOUR - $160.00

Inspired by a running shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour delivers unrivaled comfort and response. Thanks to a new, innovative traction pattern, you’ll get the grip you need to maximize the power of your swing.

Nike.com

CALLAWAY CORONADO V2 - $139.95

The Coronado v2 will comfort your feet with a microfiber leather upper, and inject a new level of comfort & performance into your game with the ForgedFoam™ EVA midsole.

Callawayfootwear.com

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BEST Spikeless Golf Shoes UNDER ARMOUR

HOVR KNIT LACE UP - $140.00

The first thing you’ll notice is the responsive, super-soft UA HOVR™ cushioning. It’s not only comfortable, but also returns energy to help your game.

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FOOTJOY

PACKARD - $199.99

Introducing revolutionary VersaTrax+ technology delivering unparalleled traction and stability in every playing condition and on every playing surface. Premium, hand-selected, soft full grain leather and luxurious calfskin details.

Footjoy.com

SQAIRZ

SPEED - $199.97

The square toe design allows the toes to sit naturally in the shoes for extraordinary comfort and better balance and stability resulting in more accuracy.

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BEST Belts NEXBELT

ANTHEM NAVY - $55.99

This is a USA statement belt. So elegant and subtle and is possibly our favorite belt to show our patriotism.

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W. KLEINBERG

QUILLED OSTRICH - $350.00

The classic and stylish ostrich belt is a must-have. The natural texture and our signature nubuck lining give it versatility in dress or casual and makes it a great addition to any wardrobe.

SMATHERS AND BRANSON

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GOLFISM NEEDLEPOINT - $175.00

Our iconic needlepoint belt, as elegant as it is casual and fun, is the perfect accessory to help you stand apart from the crowd.

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BEST Hats

TRAVIS MATTHEW

HONOURABLE MENTION - $34.95

Celebrate getting an HONOURABLE MENTION in the Revolutionary War with TM’s patriotic Flexback hat; part of the Red, White and Blue collection.

Travismatthew.com

MELIN

CORONADO ANCHORED HYDRO - $59.00

Features include a water-resistant hydrophobic exterior with a durable double braided rope across the visor, an antimicrobial sweatband, a buoyant visor core, and moisture-wicking interior lining.

Melin.com

MUNICIPAL

ICON TRUCKER - $34.00

Everyone has that one go-to hat that they can wear with just about anything, while doing just about anything. The Icon is a versatile and easy-to-wear midcrown, 5-panel snapback trucker that looks as great as it fits.

Municipal.com

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Lisle Stripe Self Collar - $78.00

FOOTJOY (1)

Seersucker 10” Inseam Stripe Shorts - $85.00

GREYSON (2)

LAKE CURIOSITIES POLO $110.00

GREYSON (3)

MONTAUK SHORTS - $115.00

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MONTAUK TROUSERS - $130.00

FOOTJOY (5)

Seersucker 10” Inseam Stripe Shorts - $85.00

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BEST Sunglasses KREWE

PIERCE - $235.00

Pierce’s silhouette stands the test of time, with a universally flattering keyhole bridge and timeless colors this is the frame you’ll have in your collection forever.

Krewe.com

BEST Gloves FOOTJOY

PURE TOUCH LIMITED $30.00

Experience Pure Feel. Pure Touch® Limited golf gloves are the standard in product leadership, innovation excellence and outstanding performance for the serious player.

Footjoy.com

AIDEN ROSS STARS - $26.00

MAUI JIM

HEMA - $189.99

MauiPure LT delivers light-as-a-feather comfort that feels barely there. Hema is impact and scratch resistance, all while delivering the breathtaking views you expect from PolarizedPlus2 technology.

Mauijim.com

COSTA DEL MAR

SPEARD XL - $209.00

Hydrolite® nose pads, polarized lenses, integral CAM hinges and nonslip temple tips deliver optimal comfort. No matter what you have on deck, the Spearo XL is ready.

Costadelmar.com

Made from Cabretta leather that forms to the hand to maximize fit and comfort. The Aiden Ross leather will form to the hand after use to provide a level of comfort and fit that is to be desired.

Aidenrossgolf.com

UNDER ARMOUR

SPIETH TOUR - $25.00

Just like Jordan Spieth himself, these gloves are built to perform on any course, at any time. Super-light materials and a flexible fit will keep you feeling fresh and focused round after round.

Underarmour.com

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BEST IN GOLF SQAIRZ

SQAIRZ

Simply the Best Distance & Performance Golf Shoe

Innovation, a word often overused in the golf industry, simply

means a new idea, method or process to recreate something to make it uniquely better. There’s a long history of shapeshifting products in golf, radical departures that break the mold and completely reconceive the way we experience equipment. Callaway’s original Big Bertha driver, Ping Zing irons, Odyssey’s 2-ball putter, and Super Stroke’s oversized Fatso putter grips all turned heads upon release before becoming ubiquitous. In golf shoes there has been almost no drastic changes in the overall design process in the golf shoe since the introduction of non-metal spikes in the early 90’s to better protect greens. The idea of Sqairz Golf Shoes was conceived on a driving range one day after work when Robert Winskowicz decided to hit a few shots in his square toed dress shoes. He quickly noticed the square toe design allowed for a better alignment and more comfortable and stable contact with the ground. The Sqairz journey was under way, and the entrepreneurial spirit of Robert and his experience in and around golf set the stage for assembling the very best team possible.

A New Beginning for Golf Shoe Design The shoe industry has strong roots in the Boston area which is home to Reebok, New Balance, Converse and Puma, so connecting with a few top industry designers to design a square toed golf shoe was the first step. A podiatrist was further consulted to tweak the design to

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achieve optimum range of motion and comfort in design. Additional provisions for a heal stabilizer and moving cleats under pressure point zones for stability were added as well. “Over my career, I haven’t seen a golf shoe with this much technology. This is the best golf shoe I have ever seen,” said Jon Bacon who spent twelve years as a lead design director at FootJoy, co-creating several notable releases including the D.N.A and XPS-1 Sole, before taking on his current role as SQAIRZ director of design and development. “The wide platform creates the best stability and balance in any golf shoe that I have played in or designed. Also, the grip from the unique cleat placement and the innovative secondary rubber traction is by far the best in the industry.” The spikes themselves are pushed further to the edge of the forefoot and the heel to curtail any type of rocking motion. There are only two connections we have in the game of golf, our hands on the club and our feet to the surface of the ground. No matter how perfect your grip is on the club, without stability, freedom of movement, comfort and performance in your golf shoe, you will struggle with balance and consistency in your game. In fact, golf shoes made today have added softer materials that actually make their golf shoes less stable and more difficult to maintain balance during the golf swing. This is not the case with Sqairz, they are designed and built for an optimum ground connection with comfort and performance in mind. Simply, what it all means is better balance and accuracy that facilitate hip and shoulder rotation, increasing swing speed and overall distance.


Sir Nick Faldo

Jim Mclean

John Daly

Robert Winskowicz

The New Distance Golf Shoes™ A recent Golf Laboratories independent test of SQAIRZ vs leading golf footwear brands, amateur golfers ranging from a +2 to an 18 handicap saw the following results: Increased swing speed by 2.2%, increased distance by +8.8 yards, achieved better balance and ground connection. Terry Hashimoto from BodiTrak tested the shoes with 105 golfers with amazing results and reached some simple conclusions - SQAIRZ allowed pressure to get to the trail heel portion of the foot faster during the backswing, generating more acceleration to the lead side quicker and creating a much greater “brake effect”, generating more vertical power on the lead side prior to impact with impressive distance gains. In addition, he found greater balance and stability translated to less sway and better accuracy and energy transfer resulting in significant increases in hip and shoulder rotation by eliminating inefficiencies in sneaker like golf shoes.

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ince the launch of Sqairz Golf Shoes in January of 2020 at the Annual PGA Merchandise Show, a growing number of brand ambassadors have joined official spokesman Sir. Nicholas Faldo in singing the praise of these fantastic golf shoes. Rick Smith and Jim Mclean, Elite Golf Instructors, Daisy-May Kenny, Founder Biomek and Elite Golf Instructor, Nick Bradley, Elite Golf Instructor & Ground Connection Expert as well as players, John Daly, Sepp Straka, and Justin James, World Long Drive Champion. Go to Sqairz.com to get yours today!

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BEST FAIRWAYS 1 Tour Edge C721 2 Callaway Epic Max | Speed 3 Ping G425 Max | LST | SFT 1

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BEST HYBRIDS 1 Tour Edge C721 2 Srixon ZX 3 Cobra Radspeed | One Length 1

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BEST PLAYERS DISTANCE IRONS 1 PXG 0311 P GEN4 2 TaylorMade P•7MC 3 Mizuno MP20 HMB 1

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BEST GAME IMPROVEMENT IRONS 1 Honma T//World GS 2 Tour Edge E721 3 Cobra RadSpeed

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BEST WEDGES 1 Titleist Vokey Design SM8 2 Cleveland RTX Full Face 3 PXG Suger Daddy 0311

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BEST MALLET PUTTERS 1 Axis1 Rose 2 Odyssey Triple Track 2-Ball 3 Cleveland Frontline 1

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BEST BLADE PUTTERS 1 Bettinardi Studio Stock 2 Scotty Cameran Special 1

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1 GPS Watch SkyCaddie LX5 1 GPS Handheld Garmin Approach G80

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SHOP TALK TECHNOLOGY

SkyGolf SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Smartwatch SkyGolf included an attractive feature with the touchscreen of the LX5. It is bright, easy to read and provides graphics of the entire hole being played and the green view adjusted for the angle of approach. Battery life is two “rounds.” Three-year membership in SkyGolf 360 for tracking and analysis included. The LX5 doubles as a heart rate monitor and step counter with connections via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standard. $300

Innovative Gear to Improve Enjoyment of Your Round

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NNOVATIVE ENGINEERING. Space age materials. High tech design. Cutting edge technology. Just some of the criteria we use every day to describe and judge the products we buy and when it comes to golf, we often think of clubs and balls. It has however, become increasingly obvious we can apply similar benchmarks to our gear and accessories. Golf gear may not have the same impact on scoring as a titanium-graphite driver or a multilayer urethane ball but certainly our enjoyment of the round is affected by the shoes we wear, our clubs’ grips, the golf bag we tote, even the beverage container we carry…well, you get the idea. Northeast Golf decided to take a look at what was out there on the market and let our readers know about some of the products we found interesting and showed an innovative approach in their design, use of materials, construction and technology.

Bushnell Wingman If you like music on the course the Wingman speaker connects to your smartphone and plays your favorites but since it is from Bushnell a push on the button on the detachable remote and it audibly tells you the front, back and center yardages to the green. Battery charge is good for 10 hours and can also be used as a charger for other devices with the convenient USB port plus the back is magnetized for easy attachment to a cart. $150

Cuater The Moneymaker Cuater is Callaway Golf’s shoe brand from TravisMathew and we like the spikeless Moneymaker with what they call “SweetSpot Cushioning,” a layered design to give support and comfort for even the longest rounds. The Moneymaker is waterproof, and the midsole is an ultralight foam. They offer a choice of five colors: Black, Heather Mood Indigo, Heather Microchip and Heather Grey Pinstripe. $160 per pair NORTHE AS T.GOL F | JU N E / JU LY 2021

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Ecco BIOM Hybrid 4 The Hybrid 4 is a performance update of the Hybrid 3 and there’s a new outsole design with lots of support and a consistent grip plus Ecco’s popular BIOM anatomical-last technology. Made from full grain leather there’s Gore-Tex waterproofing and the Ortholite insole may be removed for washing. Stability is enhanced by the sole unit being linked to the laces. Choice of Silver/Gray, White or Black. $200 per pair.

FootJoy Hyperflex BOA The heel mounted BOA feature produces a down and back fit and favored by many players for over a decade. The mesh upper’s Hot Melt yarns help mold the shoe to your foot and with a rounded toe box, standard forefoot, and instep sizing plus a slightly narrower heel comfort is ensured. The midsole is made of the proprietary StratoFoam for added cushioning while the outsole has Softspike cleats. Three color choices $180.

Shot Scope Pro L1 Laser Rangefinder The Pro L1 has several attractive features starting with a very user-friendly price of $200 but add to that target lock vibration, 6x magnification out to a range of 875-yards range and its lightweight of just 205 grams and it’s a winner. Like many of the more expensive units the ability to measure and adjust shot yardage for up or down hill is built in and can be toggled off and on to comply with USGA Rules.

Golf Pride Concept Helix Grip Golf Pride has reduced the hassle of changing grips with the Concept Helix. Using a handy tool supplied with each order of grips (minimum of three), the grip and the internal friction torque mechanism

Voice Caddy SC300i Launch Monitor Launched just this spring the SC300i ($500) gives a new dimension to your time on the practice tee. Using Doppler Radar, it measures carry distance, total distance, smash factor, launch angle, swing speed, ball height and ball speed. The unit integrates with a smartphone app and there is voice output of shot distances. Small size (6 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches by 1 inch) and easy to setup the LCD display is readable even in sunlight. 48

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are slid onto the shaft. Then with the other end of the tool used as a wrench, the grip’s end cap is twisted to expand the mechanism locking the grip in place. Each grip is $9.99 and are available only in standard size.

High Camp Fairway Flask Rugged enough for the course but with the looks to claim a space on your home bar, the surgical steel Fairway Flask fastens the tumbler with a magnetic lock. Model 375 ($85) comes with a single double-wall tumbler and holds a generous 375 ml of your favorite beverage while the larger model 750 ($125 and 750 ml) has two tumblers. Vacuum insulation keeps contents warm or cold for 24 hours and top is leak-proof.


Theragun Percussive Therapy

FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor & Simulator Golfers know a launch monitor is a great tool for providing the data needed to improve and the 3D Doppler radar Mevo+ works equally well inside or outside and a smartphone app automatically records and clips video showing swing data. Increasing the utility of the device an iOS simulation package is available with a choice of five courses and 17 practice ranges plus on-line events. $1,999

Orca Golf Apex-Signature Golf Bag This woman-owned bag company’s Apex-Signature bag (9.2 lbs.) is packed with features ladies will appreciate. This hybrid cart bag of synthetic leather has a stand built-in but hidden in a zippered compartment until needed. The 8 ½-inch by 8-inch top has eight full length dividers and is reinforced with a steel ring. Eleven zippered pockets, rain hood and padded single strap are standard. $495.00

20-oz. bottles for each bag. The dual strap carry bag ($220) has a 9-inch top with four full length dividers, five pockets and weighs 3.9 lbs. while the cart model ($250) has single strap with 11 pockets has a 10-inch 14 divider top and tips the scales at 5.5 lbs. Both offer a velour-lined valuables pocket, apparel pocket and a bottle sleeve.

Puma Ignite Fasten8

Arccos Caddie

Puma’s PWRStrap fit system offers outstanding midfoot support having the laces integrated with the shoe’s internal webbing. The upper is a combination of knit mesh and thermoplastic polyurethane giving both breathability and a one-year waterproof warranty while the spikeless outsole is engineered to offer lots of grip and traction for any swing. Choose from six color combinations each priced at $120.

Arccos was a pioneer in the use of sensors added to the grip of a golf club and paired with a linking device worn on the belt to display on a smartphone recorded swing data and distances. Now by using artificial intelligence software, in addition to shot tracking, Arccos provides analysis of strokes gained and club selection advice. Fourteen sensor package $280 and OEM available from Ping, Cobra Golf and TaylorMade Golf.

Muscle pains and strains are common for golfers. The twisting and untwisting of the shoulders, torso and legs even for those in shape can at times cause pain robbing performance. Theragun provides a deep muscle massage with its speed adjustable motor and the rechargeable battery lasts for up to two hours. It comes with an app suggesting activity-based routines and there are multiple models starting at $299

Vessel Player III Golf Bag The Player III Stand Bag from Vessel is a premium update of the previous Player model including a larger top and a choice of six or 14 dividers. It has generous storage including a full-length apparel pocket and two insulated beverage sleeves with magnetic closures. The top accessories pocket is lined with microfiber and with its magnetic closure a perfect place to stash a laser rangefinder. Five color choices $375.

Sun Mountain Eco-Lite bag The Eco-Lite bag models are made from recycled plastic bottles, approximately 25 NORTHE AS T.GOL F | JU N E / JU LY 2021

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MOLORI UNPLUGGED

By John Molori

Keegan Bradley: a portrait of passion and preparation

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F THE MANY NORTHEAST GOLF STARS, there are few who shine brighter than Woodstock, VT native Keegan Brad-

“Normally, I am used to hitting the shots I need under pressure. I just didn’t do it on that occasion. I am getting my-

ley. Born into golf royalty as the son of PGA pro Mark Bradley

self in the hunt more and more. That’s what I like, and that

and the nephew of World Golf Hall of Famer and LPGA leg-

is giving me a lot of confidence.”

end Pat Bradley, Keegan Bradley has forged his own brilliant

Confidence is a word that has not been used a lot for any

career on the PGA TOUR

of us since March of

since his rookie year of

2020. The specter of

2011.

COVID-19 has changed

A consistent champi-

lives throughout the

onship threat week in

world. “COVID has

and out, the 34-year-old

affected everyone differ-

Bradley discusses where

ently,” says Bradley.

his game is currently.

“It has forced every-

“My game feels really

one to do things differ-

good right now,” says

ently, so it is just a case

Bradley, who lives in

of adapting to change.

Jupiter, FL. “It really has

On a personal level, it

been trending in the

meant I got to see my

right direction for the

family a lot more, which

last few months.”

was nice. On a profes-

Indeed, at this year’s

sional level, it probably

Valspar Championship

resulted in my game

at Innisbrook, Bradley

stagnating without the

set the pace for much

competitive reps, but

of the tournament with

I am close to where I

scores of 64, 66, and 69

want to be right now.”

in the first three rounds. With a final round score of 71, he finished in second place, three strokes behind Sam Burns. An errant shot on the

“Normally, I am used to hitting the shots I need under pressure. I just didn’t do it on that occasion. I am getting myself in the hunt more and more.

Bradley set the pace for his career early, winning the 2011 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club. It was a thrilling tour-

13th hole spelled doom for Bradley’s championship hopes.

nament with Bradley besting Jason Dufner in a three-hole

It was a tournament from which he could take away many

playoff for his only major championship.

positives as well as learning points. He explains, “I played really well all week on a very de-

He has also posted PGA TOUR wins at the 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship, the 2012 World Golf Champion-

manding golf course, I love it there. I hit one bad shot at the

ships-Bridgestone Invitational, and the 2018 BMW Cham-

wrong time, and it cost me the tournament.

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the summer. I think if I played golf year-round, there’s a chance I could have gotten burned out.” In addition to his dad, Bradley also learned the game from one of its most decorated and respected stars, Pat Bradley, winner of 31 LPGA events including 6 majors. “Aunt Pat has had a huge influence on my career,” relates Bradley. “I used to love going to watch her play when I was growing up. I think we are very similar. She had a relentless drive and an incredible focus. She is a tough competitor, and I would like to think we share these qualities.” So, after more than a decade of success on the PGA TOUR, what exactly keeps Bradley motivated? He responds, “I love competing, and I love what I do. I can’t imagine doing anything else. The level of play is getting better and better on the England events and was a member of the 2013 Presidents Cup

PGA Tour and to compete, you have to keep improving, oth-

team and 2012 and 2014 Ryder Cup team.

erwise you get left behind. I love and welcome that challenge

A lot of players say that golf is in their blood. Bradley means it. “I have been playing golf as long as I can remember. I used

Another challenge that Bradley faces is all about bal-

to go to the course with my dad as a child. I remember just

ance. He and wife Jillian have two children, Logan and

hanging out with him from dawn until dusk. It was just fun

Cooper. Finding the time for golf excellence and family

for me.”

life remains a constant. Says Bradley, “Any professional

Still, golf was not the only sport for young Mr. Bradley.

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every day.”

athlete will tell you that the work/life balance is difficult,

He relates, “I used to ski race as well. Growing up in

but family always has been and always will be a priority

Vermont, I would ski in the winter and then play golf in

for me.

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assesses the state of the sport and his eternal desire to excel. “I think the PGA TOUR and golf in general are very healthy right now. The standard of play is getting better all the time, so my goals remain the same. I want to win again. Winning and playing Ryder Cups and President’s Cups is why I work so hard.” John Molori is an award-winning author and columnist for numerous publications. Like him on Facebook at John Molori, Twitter @MoloriMedia. Email molorimedia@gmail.com.

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ROSS’S RULES

By Jack Ross

The Best USGA Championships in the Northeast

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HILE MOST GOLF FANS probably mark the Masters or the U.S.

family and will continue to build the strong momentum

Open as the marquee events of their golf calendars, out-

we have created,” said USGA senior managing director John

standing competition occurs at many levels. While no prize money is on the line, the USGA amateur events are immersed

Bodenhamer. Next up is the U.S. Women’s Amateur (Aug 2-8), hosted by

in tradition and attract some of the best players in the world.

Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., well known to golf

Over the next two years, golf fans in the Northeast will have

fans as a longtime venue of PGA Tour events. Walter Travis,

opportunities to take in a number

who happened to be a three-

of prestigious USGA amateur and

time U.S. Amateur champion,

open championships.

designed two 18-hole courses

First in the lineup (rescheduled

hosted the 1923 U.S. Women’s

the U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Amateur, so this year’s event

(July 29-Aug 1), which will take

marks a return to its roots.

place at venerable Brooklawn

“The USGA is thrilled to

Country Club in Fairfield, CT.

bring the U.S. Women’s Ama-

Brooklawn was founded in 1895,

teur to Westchester Country

and in 1930 hired renowned ar-

Club for the second time,”

chitect A.W. Tillinghast to design an 18-hole course. The club

commented USGA Championship Committee chairman

has hosted five USGA championships, including the 1979 U.S.

Stuart Francis. “We are confident Westchester will provide

Women’s Open and the 1987 U.S. Senior Open.

the ultimate test.”

The Senior Women’s Open is the newest USGA champion-

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that opened in 1922. The club

from last year due to Covid) is

The USGA Men Amateurs next take the stage at historic

ship, inaugurated in 2018. “To have Brooklawn Country Club

Oakmont Country Club, which hosts the U.S. Amateur (Aug

host our newest championship is truly special for the USGA

9-15). The event is the USGA’s oldest championship, dating

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back to 1895. Designed by Tom Fownes in 1903, Oakmont was reworked by Tom Fazio in 2015, and has hosted more USGA and PGA events than any other club. With its 175 bunkers and lightning-fast greens, it proved a tough test at the 2016 U.S. Open. “Amateur golf is primary to the USGA’s mission and the partnerships with prominent clubs like Oakmont affirm our commitment to supporting and growing amateur competition,” noted Bodenhamer. In September, amateur golf moves to Massachusetts. Sankaty Head Golf Club in Siasconset will host the U.S. Mid-Amateur (Sept 25-30). Miacomet Golf Course on Nantucket will host part of the preliminary stroke play competition. Sankaty Head opened in 1923 with a design by Emerson Armstrong, which was modified by Tillinghast in 1928. The Mid-Amateur was inaugurated in 1981 for golfers at least 25 years of age. The winner receives an exemption into the U.S. Open, and since 1988 every winner has been invited to play in the Masters. Looking ahead to 2022, the 122nd U.S. Open will return to The Country Club in Brookline, MA. The fabled course has hosted three previous U.S. Opens, and most famously was the site of Francis Ouimet’s historic victory over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in 1913. The Country Club was one of the five founding members of the USGA. “We are thrilled to bring the 122nd U.S. Open Championship to such a storied golf course and a great club,” said USGA president Thomas O’Toole, Jr. So, gear up for the “best of the USGA” in the Northeast. There is plenty of outstanding competition at notable venues on the calendar.

MCC is a private, member owned club situated in the beauty of southern Vermont. This crown jewel of a golf course is fair but challenging and readily accessible. MCC offers a social calendar full of member events ranging from golf, tennis, and social gatherings. The Club also has Har-Tru tennis courts and full-service food and beverage offerings which includes the Tap Room offering pub fare, a formal dining room for special events, an outdoor deck with scenic views of the front nine and Mount Aeolus. Become a 2021 member today to experience a truly friendly & professional community where the focus is on fun & relaxation! www.mccvt.com

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Vermont’s Most Beautiful Address Surrounded by the lush Kedron Valley and stunning views of Mt. Peg, the Woodstock Country Club boasts a premier 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed course. Consistently regarded as a top golf resort, this scenic countryside golf experience has no shortage of charm and challenge. Everything you need for a perfect vacation. Adventure, luxury, and absolute relaxation. Join us for a getaway with something for everyone at the Woodstock Inn & Resort!

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The Quechee Lakes Community

Sharing the Joys of The Outdoors in Vermont Upper Valley Vermont Scenery

36 Holes of Picturesque Golf

In New England there are still simple places that have not been transformed by progress and remain special, unique and wonderful. In Vermont, The Quechee Club is one of those special places that connect us back with family, nature and the seasons of life. The resort and community sit on 5,200 acres of mountains, lakes and picturesque valley forested land adjacent to the lovely post card village of Woodstock, Vermont. This living playground has two world-class championship golf courses, tennis facilities, downhill and cross-country skiing, indoor/outdoor aquatics fitness center, biking, hiking and recreational lakes for kayaking all on site for guests and homeowners. Besides all the 4-season activities, Quechee is more than anything, a family center for living and celebrating life and enjoying the best of Vermont. Every season here is a new beginning. The quiet and pristine stature of Vermont’s majestic Green Mountains offer an unprecedented backdrop for a rich and rewarding living experience in every season of the year.

Set amidst an extraordinary environmental landscape in the heart of the Green Mountains, The Quechee Club is known as one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth. The Quechee Club’s two championship 18-hole Geoffrey Cornish-designed courses offer some of the best golf in New England. From spring blooms and plush green summer scenes to autumn leaves, the courses’ landscapes transform with the changing seasons. The Lakeland Course, featuring 6,671 yards of challenging play, winds along the Ottauquechee River and Lake Pinneo. Considered a more challenging course than its counterpart, The Highland Course is built along a mountainside and provides scenic vistas with lots of elevation changes throughout the 6,840 yards of demanding play.

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GOLF COURSE LIVING 2021

Best in Northeast Golf Course Living

10 Amazing Places to Take Your Life & Your Game

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ith lush amenities and the opportunity to play a round of golf whenever you like, living in a gated golf community is ideal for avid golfers. Gated secure facilities with beautifully customdesigned homes, championship golf and vast amenities make for a very enjoyable living experience. Golf course communities are enclaves for the environment and provide vast open spaces and protected sanctuaries for wildlife as well. With all the challenges of late in life, a place to escape and unwind has become a very sought-after sector in the real estate industry nationwide. Because of this, many of the top golf course communities are seeing sharp increases in inquiries and new home building.

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The key elements for affluent buyers looking to buy or build a home in a golf community begin with location, most buyers want proximity access to things in life they have become accustomed to having. This is particularly true with families and working residents who need to commute to and from work, so highways, airport access and cultural connectivity are very high on the list. Other factors such as a championship golf course, practice facilities, community design plan and amenities closely follow. For buyers, privacy and a sense of community, inclusion and social opportunities are key elements. We have reviewed here some of our top choices throughout the Northeast for a taste of 4-season golf course living.

The Preserve Club & Residences Richmond, RI The Preserve Club and Residences located in Richmond, Rhode Island is one of the top sportsman paradises in the world today. Situated amid 3,500 pristine acres, The Preserve Club offers four seasons of almost every outdoor activity and every indoor luxury including, stocked fishing ponds, world-class sporting clays, upland hunting, ziplining, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, tennis, horseback riding, archery, ATVs, cross country skiing, snowmobiles, and a championship 18-hole golf course artfully carved from stunning landscapes. The Preserve is set alongside the I-95 corridor just 25 minutes from Providence, an hour from Boston, and 2.5 hours from NYC. The club is only 20 minutes from 3 commercial airports and has an on-site landing area for helicopters, the West Kingston AMTRAK line is just 6 miles away. Condos from $350,000 | Homes from $1Million. preservesportingclub.com


The Aquidneck Club Portsmouth, RI The Aquidneck Club, nestled along the shores of Narragansett Bay with close proximity to Newport, RI offers an unprecedented passion for living with world-class amenities including golf, tennis, equestrian and maritime pursuits. Located on 300 acres of breathtaking property along the Bay, The Aquidneck Club offers the ultimate for the heart and the soul. The Championship 18-hole Donald Steel links-style golf course is simply stunning with extraordinary water views. For golf, boating, equestrian endeavors or just spectacular living, the Aquidneck Club is living done well. The Aquidneck Club is a private sporting club overlooking deep blue waters, open fields and dappled countryside. Condo’s from $600,000 | Homes from $1.5 Million. www.aquidneckclub.com

The Bay Club Mattapoisett, MA The Bay Club Community is a campus-style, member-owned private club in a community of custom homes. Encompassing 625 acres with an additional 238 acres of adjacent conservation land, the Bay Club is located among old forests on the south coast of Massachusetts in the seaside town of Mattapoisett on Buzzards Bay. The area is renowned for its deep-water harbor that allows for sailing, cruising, kayaking, and fishing. The Bay Club is a secure gated community with a championship golf course and a host of active life amenities for every season of the year. Exquisitely designed custom homes and residences are built around a great Brad Faxon-designed golf course facility. The community boasts some of

the finest amenities anywhere. Lots from $250,000 | Custom Homes from Low $700’s. www.bayclubmatt.com

Willowbend Mashpee Cape Cod, MA Regarded as one of Cape Cod’s most prestigious and complete private communities, it features an award-winning golf course, world-class tennis courts, Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art fitness facility and spa and gourmet dining. Whether you’re looking for a townhome where you can enjoy sun-splashed weekends on the Cape, a grand summer home, or a year-round residence in one of New England’s most charming areas, the options you’ll find embody luxury living at its very finest. Willowbend is settled in a quiet and peaceful area, yet close to everything Cape Cod has to offer. Mashpee and the surrounding villages feature lovely restaurants, fine shops and many out and indoor activities, like golfing, beaching, boating and biking. Willowbend condos provide a comfortable year round living or summer retreat. Homes & Townhomes from $900’s. willowbendcapecod.com NORTHE AS T.GOL F | JU N E / JU LY 2021

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New Seabury Mashpee Cape Cod, MA The Club at New Seabury is a premier Private Golf Community, boasting resort amenities with spectacular views of the iconic Nantucket Sound. Membership at New Seabury provides a Cape Cod vacation lifestyle. With two championship waterfront golf courses, full-service clubhouse, five restaurants, two beach clubs and beach bars, state-of-the-art fitness facility, sixteen tennis courts, pools, walking trails & more, your experiences with family and friends will provide you memories to last a lifetime. Resort guests will enjoy a taste of the New Seabury lifestyle in the newly renovated guest accommodations, while future homeowners will find unique neighborhoods set amidst the country club setting. Cottage style homes from $500’s | Estate Homes from $1.9M | Luxury Oceanfront homes starting at $3.9M. www.newseabury.com

The Pine Hills Plymouth, MA The Pinehills is a charming new take on the classic New England village in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Just 45 miles from Boston near Cape Cod, The Pinehills is organized into nearly 40 neighborhoods on over 3000 acres with over 2000 acres of open protected conservation space. Homes are thoughtfully designed and sited to take advantage of the natural topology of the region as well as the sweeping views The Pinehills is home to Pinehills Golf Club and has two public, daily-fee 18-hole golf courses situated among the residential neighborhoods. The courses are titled the “Nicklaus Course” and the “Rees Jones Course,” and both are consistently 60

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ranked among the top golf courses in the U.S. The community also contains a private club, Old Sandwich Golf Club, featuring a golf course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. New homes for sale from the low $400s to over $2 million. www.pinehills.com

TPC River Highlands Cromwell, CT The River Highlands is a 220-acre, private golf community located at the edge of the Connecticut River in Cromwell, CT. More than two-thirds of The River Highlands’ 220 acres are preserved as unspoiled open space and golf course. One of the PGA TOUR’s distinguished TPC Network of clubs, TPC River Highlands is host to the Travelers Championship and ranked by Golf Digest among the top 10 in the state. TPC River Highlands is located at the center of New England in Cromwell, Connecticut, just outside of Hartford, and is situated on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. Its location provides easy access to Boston and New York City as well as close proximity to Amtrak and Bradley International Airport. All residences are 2000-3000+S.F., townhomes are tastefully located with golf course views on hills above the TPC course. From the $700’s. tpc.com/riverhighlands


Eastman Community Grantham, NH Eastman Community is two hours from Boston and minutes from Vermont, it’s also a thriving four-season residential golf and lake community with a choice of single-family homes, condominiums and undeveloped real estate for sale in the scenic Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region of west-central New Hampshire. Eastman encompasses more than 3,700 acres of environmentally protected woodlands with nature trails, 17 miles of cross country ski, a 345acre lake with boat docks, six private beaches and Eastman Links, an 18-hole championship golf course. Other amenities include an on-site Nordic Ski center, 14 tennis courts and a full-service community recreation center. Homes from $400’s. eastmannh.org

The Owls Nest Thornton, NH

Quechee Lakes Hartford, Vermont

The White Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to homes loaded with modern amenities and luxury finishes at The Owl’s Nest in Thornton, NH. It is home to New Hampshire’s only Nicklaus Design golf course. Real estate prices are among the most attractive of all golf communities in New England with home sites starting in the low $100s, and homes from the $200s. Owl’s Nest introduces a unique golf experience combined with the inspired living that can only be found in the White Mountains. Inspired mountain living is just two hours north of Boston and directly off of I-93. At Owl’s Nest, the weekend escape is never more than a short drive away. At the new Fox Run Village, 4 bedroom/3 ½ bath single-family homes of almost 1,900 S.F. start in the $400’s. www.owlsnestresort.com/community

Quechee Lakes in the Upper Valley village of Quechee, Vermont, has become one of the most popular four-season, first and second-home communities in New England. Quechee Lakes offers resort-style living on 5,200 acres of homes and amenities for more than 1,300 families. The adjacent village of Woodstock makes it one of New England’s most picturesque regions. Homeowners are provided with the use of year-round recreational facilities such as the new Aquatics complex with indoor and outdoor pools a 10,000-square foot indoor complex with a health and fitness center, squash, racquetball courts, and two championship golf courses, both in immaculate shape. Quechee offers a simple, yet active lifestyle for young families to retirees. Condos from $150,000 | Homes from $225,000. quecheelakes.com NORTHE AS T.GOL F | JU N E / JU LY 2021

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The Owl’s Nest Resort Thornton New Hampshire

Stay & Play The Gateway to The White Mountains

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HE OWL’S NEST RESORT, one of New England’s finest four-season resorts, is located at The Gateway to The White Mountains National Forest. The forest makes up 800,000 acres of some of the most majestic and scenic lands in America and is home to some of the most amazing four-season outdoor activities and dozens of small New England villages and towns making it one of the top tourist regions in the East. With close proximity to the White Mountains, easy access to Waterville Valley Resort, Loon Mountain and Cannon Mountain, The Owl’s Nest provides world-class winter sports, and many summer activities make it perfect for any season of the year.

Big Expansion Plans Underway The Owl’s Nest is soon to become New England’s largest destination golf resort. Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club is developing a portion of their newly acquired 600-acre parcel geared toward all age groups. The new parcel on the site of a former quarry will feature a 10-acre lake, an activities center with aquatics, a boutique hotel with spa and a conference hotel. Amenities include 6 clay tennis courts, 2 paddle courts, a community barn, amphitheater, beaches and miles of cross country and recreation trails. The master plan connects amenities with connective cart paths to private homes and rental cabins.

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While many hotels are fighting for survival, the Owl’s Nest Resort in Thornton is expanding to become the largest resort in New England. The multimillion-dollar expansion, which began two years ago, includes a recently completed excavation of a 10-acre lake (the largest man-made recreational lake approved in NH). The lake provides guests with boating, swimming and kayaking and there will also be a lake house that can host events for 500. Other outside activities include eight tennis courts (six clay and two grass) and four paddle courts with heated decks for winter play. And, on the docket for 2021, the resort will open eight pickleball courts, a new executive nine-hole golf course that goes around the lake (set to open in the fall), and a 10-mile paved loop for jogging, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. A year-round pool with Jacuzzis is under construction with a new food and beverage pavilion. The


The Owl’s Nest 18-hole championship course is the only Nicklaus designed course in New Hampshire. A Jack Nicklaus experience typically comes with a high premium and a green fee under $100 is rare.

experience typically comes with a high premium and a green fee under $100 is rare. Recently, Jack’s course at the Owls Nest received accolades as one of the “Top Ten Best Value Nicklaus Golf Courses” in the world coming in at number #6 by Golf Pass. It is a magnificent layout with lots of elevation changes and fantastic hole designs. The real challenge here for golfers is focusing on their game while spectacular views abound in every direction. A new 9-hole golf course is being added in 2022.

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pavilion will host concerts, and there are plans to build a 500-person amphitheater in the future. The Owl’s Nest continues to be a very popular choice for destination weddings and corporate functions.

The Jack Nicklaus Golf Course Jack Nicklaus, the most decorated major champion in golf history, has amassed a global golf course design portfolio that is among the world’s most prestigious. The Owl’s Nest 18-hole championship course is the only Nicklaus designed course in New Hampshire. A Jack Nicklaus

There are various real estate opportunities to own a vacation home at the #1 growing resort in North America with more and more community amenities being added monthly. In just a few weeks, 4 new model homes will open for tours at the Owl’s Nest in the new North Lake development. There are several models available and custom home designs as well. There is also an option to be included in a rental program for your home. The Lakeside Lodge will be completed in 2022 with 36 suites with private balconies. Two luxury apartment building are also in the plan for 2022 if you would like to rent prior to buying. There’s a lot happening at the Owl’s Nest as it has become the place to be for all seasons, all sports and all activities in New Hampshire. Find your way to the Nest, “Your first time will never be your Last”. Visit: www.owlsnestresort.com NORTHE AS T.GOL F | JU N E / JU LY 2021

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