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b y R a ndy “Tank” Tantlinger

Lenape Heights in Ford City is GOLF! We pride ourselves in Pa with having some of the very best golf in the country and Lenape is testament to this legacy. Stunning vistas, glorious views and natural beauty can all be found at Lenape Heights. Here you will find that the greens roll fast and that you must read every putt and read the green. Read-Roll It and Hole It; that’s how you play it here. These are some of the very best greens in the region. No two holes are alike at Lenape; each has its own distinct flavor and charm. The terrain is a rugged combination of elevated tees and greens combined with downhill Par 3’s and Par 5’s that allow you to grip it and rip it. In short, this is one of the better tracks in the area.

“stunning vistas, glorious views, and natural beauty...”

For many years the course was private and it’s only been in the past several years that the course has come under new management and ownership. If you are coming from Pittsburgh it’s an easy and simple ride up Route 28 North to Ford City, Pa. It’s a beautiful ride that will have you checking out the scenery, mountains and farms along the way. From Greensburg, Latrobe, Alliquipa, and other areas; she’s just a thirty minute drive and well worth it too. Make sure you bring every club in your bag because this is a golf course that demands that you unleash your driver, guide your club face through the multitude of bunkers and select the right iron to carry the water that plays on several dramatic holes.

Hole # 1 is a lovely Par 4 that allows you

to take a rip at the fairway from the elevated tee boxes. The green is elevated and is going to insist you start right away stroking the ball towards the cup with precision.

Hole # 2 is splendid Par 5. Again teeing off from elevated tees you must negotiate the narrow fairway. You will find that the postage stamp green is below the fairway and tucked into the left side of a hill.

Hole #3 is a Par three over water and into a generous sized green.

Hole #4 arguably one of the hardest holes

on the course this Par 5 plays a blind tee shot into a valley. The hole doglegs to the right to a well bunkered green.

Once you have finished your round of golf head into the opulent clubhouse that overlooks the valley and provides awesome views of the course and mountains. Food and dinning are as important as golf here. I can not say this LOUDLY ENOUGH for you to hear; THE FOOD IS TOP NOTCH FIVE STAR DINNING AT LENAPE! Lenape hosts many banquets and weddings for one reason; they care about you. They put a lot of care and time into making sure your event goes off the way you dreamed.


is one of my favorite designs in all of the western PA region. A severe dogleg right begs you to either play it straight into the fairway or try and rip it around the corner and over some trees to make your second shot shorter. Either way you are left firing uphill into an elevated green. The green it self is fast and furious!

Hole#12 is Lenape’s Signature Hole! This

Par 3 plays from an elevated set of tees. The drop is a good 100 ft onto the green. However, the pond in the front will play tricks on your mind and tempo. Stay focused and you could drop it right into the cup!

Hole# 13 is a Par 5, 513 Yard dandy. The

green is guarded by a mote filled with alligators and dragons!!! No not really, but the water surrounding the green makes it a tough hole.

Hole#16 is a short 363 Yard Par 4.

Firing out of the tee boxes and up and into the fairway leaves you a tricky second shot down a hill and onto the green. This is one of my personal favorites at Lenape.

Hole # 17 is a fun, fun hole. Your second

shot from the fairway is a blind shot downhill onto a lighting fast green. This is a hole that can make or break your round. She’s a Par 4, but you could easily post a 8 if you get reckless!

Lenape plays and acts like a country club; but here’s her secret. She’s very affordable! Check them out at or call them today at 724-763-2201 and tell them Tank told you to call.

I have made many trips to the region, but last year I was compelled to return. The national attention that the Gulf Coast received from the terrible oil spill has cast the light of unwanted attention to the region. The devastation to the I Gulf Shores, Alabama! economy and the Gulf was tremendous; but the beaches were open, clean, oil free and as lovely as always! “Good God I feel at home down there.

At the Bama Breeze you can shoot some pool, act a fool, drink some beer or laugh and cheer down there. Had too much fun down there. Stumbled out with the sun down there. You’re one of our own down here; Good God I feel at home down there.”

Bama Breeze - Jimmy Buffett Circa 2008

The Southern charm, the warm Gulf breezes, the funshine, the crab and shrimp and great golf beckon you; what’s not to love? The beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama are soft, sugar white blankets that the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico lap against in a gentle rhythm. The pace of life here is relaxed and simple. There’s no rush to get here or there or do that and this; instead the day is to be enjoyed and sampled. As if frozen in a simpler time Gulf Shores harkens back to a day when kids ate ice cream and danced on the beach barefooted. This community of peace and tranquility awakes every morning with the Sun dawning over the Gulf of Mexico and splinters of “funshine” glittering upon the water. Here is a place that visitors feel safe and sound to leave their beach chairs, sandals, towels and coolers overnight on the beach where they had been frolicking all day long only to find them untouched, undisturbed and exactly as they were when they left them at sunset the night before.

This is Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Gulf Shores, Alabama has something to offer everyone! Beyond the beaches, seafood and good people; the area has some of the best golf in the country! With nine courses to choose from you will be in golf heaven! “Our variety of signature golf courses is second to none. Creatively designed and strategically placed by some of the greatest names in golf course design, including Arnold Palmer, Bruce Devlin, Jerry Pate, Earl Stone and Robert Von Hagge. The Gulf Shores / Orange Beach area offers everything from scenic coastlines to wetland preserves, to rolling hills, to linksstyle golf and three great public golf courses cut right out of an Alabama forest preserve. Our Orange Beach / Gulf Shores golf courses are challenging and picturesque, but conveniently close to all of our participating accommodtions who offer very affordable “Stay-N-Play” Golf Packages, offering the best golf value on the Gulf.” is how the website describes the area.


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green side bunkers. Water, wind, and dynamic layout are your enemies; your ally is your focus and your victory is to be found with a good score.

The Kiva Dunes golf course is a Golf Digest Top 75 Course and was also recognized as one of the Best New Courses in the Country in 1995. This seaside links design is a full day’s work and will have you playing every club in your bag. The sand dunes really make the course the splendor that it is. As you play the course it’s almost as if you are playing well manicured fairways and greens that are cut into the lush vegetation of the woods. Lakes, streams, massive bunkers all come into play at Kiva Dunes!


LOST KEY Arnold Palmer is sitting in Latrobe chuckling to himself because he knows what’s waiting for you at Lost Key GC. Bring your A Game baby! It’s probably best to play Lost Key as your last round of golf that way you are loose and in your swing plane. This is a demanding test of skill! She is tight and narrow. Her greens are fast and slope into

Timber Creek Golf Club offers golfing enthusiasts a truly unique and memorable experience. Expertly crafted by Earl Stone into a 27-hole track. Spacious, flowing fairways and immaculately manicured playing surfaces have been artistically sculpted from a forest of flowering Magnolias, Dogwoods, and Loblolly Pines. The wetlands of D’Olive Creek meander throughout the property, accentuating the natural beauty of this course.

CRAFT FARMS Craft Farms is home to two great courses; “Cotton Creek” and “Cypress Bend”. You feel at home when you come to Craft Farms. The Southern Hospitality, the sweet smell of magnolias and the gentle breeze from the Gulf all welcome you. Simply stated these two tracks are spectacular! If a pleasant, challenging round of golf is your desire; look no further. If to enjoy the beauty of nature, to relax and enjoy your vacation is on your mind; you have found Craft Farms!

PENINSULA Of all the great coastal golf courses, Earl Stone’s creation at Peninsula may be the most unique. This 27-hole layout set on beautiful Mobile Bay is nothing short of spectacular as it boasts over 7,000 yards from the championship tees and has been consistently rated 4 stars by Golf Digest. Situated on 820 secluded acres touched on two sides by the Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve, the natural beauty of Peninsula is a little slice of heaven right here along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. This masterful design winds through live oaks, cypress and natural vegetation, more than 30 lakes and some of the area’s largest white-sand bunkers and waste areas.

ROCK CREEK The surprise at Rock Creek is the stunning topography, with some of Baldwin County’s highest elevations overlooking freshwater wetlands and the Rock Creek basin. The tall pines and hardwoods that line nearly every fairway only enhance the visual effect. Located off the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, this 18 hole, Earl Stone design, recently honored by a 4 1/2 star Golf Digest rating, is enjoable, forgiving, and captivating. Stone’s 7,000 yd design challenges both the amateur and the professional. It’s a true test of golf where strategy and accuracy are the name of the game. The Gulf Shores of Alabama is one of my favorites. The combination of Southern hospitality, pace and quality of life and the seaside lifestyle make life worth living. The golf is tremendous as well. But it’s truly the people of Gulf Shores, Alabama that keep me coming back time and time again. They are wonderful people who remember a time when “Thank You”, “Yes Ma’am”, “It was our pleasure Sir” were a way of life and the norm. The tragedy of the BP oil spill has scarred the whole region, devastated families and businesses. However, the beaches are clean and open and the golf courses await you like a long lost friend. Most importantly, the good people of the Gulf Coast need your help. They need you to come and visit and find out what makes their home so special. And I just bet that if you go one time; you will find that just perhaps there’s always been a place in your heart for Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Enjoy the majesty of the Laurel Highlands! Discover the Links of Scotland in Latrobe, Pa!

Your golf season won’t be complete until you have viewed the hills and vistas of Old Latrobe! Season passes, outings, or just stop in for lunch or dinner! Book your tee time today @ or 724-423-GOLF for tee times! Located minutes from Latrobe airport!

Hole#10 is a Winner! You will need 235 yds to carry the lake in front of the back tees and goodness don’t push it left into the OB. The green will be above your feet; so loft it nice and high onto this two tier gem. Shucks, you really banged that one; now it’s in the bunkers behind the green!

Glengarry-Old Latrobe’s Finest! by Tank Tantlinger

These are my mountains; I grew up here. As a kid I roamed from Ligonier to Latrobe. As an adult I have traveled form Thailand to Saint Andrews; but it is the Laurel Valley & Latrobe where my heart is. I’m still shocked how many people have not discovered Latrobe and its charm. Do yourself a favor; jump on the turnpike get off at the Donegal Exit and make your way down the mountain, onto Route 30 through Ligonier and to Glengarry Golf Course; a great day is in store for you! The flavor of a Scottish links track waits you here. Pleasant elevation changes giveaway to even lies. The majesty of the Laurel Valley is all around you. Let’s take a look at some of the signature holes!

Hole#11 is unlike any other hole in the region! It’s a Par 4 from the back tees and a Par 5 from the others. Your elevated tee shot gives you a tremendous vista of the lake running alongside the right side of the fairway and up to the green. The left of the fairway is lined with trees. Easy-Peasy baby, smack it down the middle for no worries! Wait one second; there’s that darn green to deal with now. There’s water in play in the front and back of the green and that deep bunker on the right. What a golf hole!!!!!! Hole#18 is lovely! You’ll be standing on top of the world as you can see the vistas and skyline of the mountains, the clubhouse and restaurant! Once you have popped it into the fairway; watch out for the lake in front of the green! Don’t mind the gathered crowd on the deck overlooking the green area; they are well into their pints by now!

Hole#2/Par-3-201YDS-Buckle up boys! Downhill and downwind doesn’t make this any easier. It’s the #1 Ranked hardest hole here. The green is guarded with water front & left! Throw in a bunker on the left as well!! Ha-Ha! Put it in the cup and you have no worries! Hole#3 is a short Par4. Your drive is uphill, then your approach shot into the amphitheater green is uphill. The two tiered green has a short bunker left and fescure as well. Fun hole! Hole#5/Par 3. Water and more water! Your downhill tee shot had better be “spot on” and not fade right of the green. Or that “SPLASH” you hear will be your brand new Pro-V1 sinking to the bottom!

Afterward the rustic charm and atmosphere of the renovated barn has a awesome menu of burgers, wings and cold beer! Sit and relax on the outside deck and enjoy your self! Discover Glengarry and the charm of old Latrobe soon! or call 724-423-4653 to book your tee time!

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Home to More Top 100 Courses than Any Other Golf Destination Donald Ross

For more than 100 years, the Sandhills of North Carolina has played host to major championships and weekend buddy trips. Tobacco Road Golf & Travel continues this great tradition by offering access to more than 30 of the area’s finest courses. Call or visit us online today for a golf trip to the most storied destination in the country!

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Anderson Creek Bayonet Beacon Ridge Carolina Lakes Carolina, The Carolina Trace (36) Deercroft Foxfire (36) Hyland Golf Club Legacy Golf Links Little River Longleaf Mid Pines Resort Mid South Club

Davis Love III Willard Byrd Gene Hamm Jim Hickey Arnold Palmer Robert T. Jones, Sr. Gardner Gilley Gene Hamm Tom Jackson Jack Nicklaus II Dan Maples Dan Maples Donald Ross Arnold Palmer

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GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT Pinehurst No. 1 Donald Ross Pinehurst No. 3 Donald Ross Pinehurst No. 5 Ellis Maples Pinehurst No. 8 Tom Fazio Quail Ridge Sidco Design Seven Lakes Peter Tufts Southern Pines Donald Ross Talamore Rees Jones Tobacco Road Mike Strantz Tot Hill Farm Mike Strantz Whispering Pines (36)Ellis Maples Whispering Woods Ellis Maples Woodlake (36) Palmer/Maples Chapel Ridge* Fred Couples Duke University* Rees Jones The Preserve* Davis Love III UNC Finley* Tom Fazio * Convenient to Raleigh/Durham International Airport


LOVE PITTSBURGH? LOVE PITTSBURGH SPORTS? DID YOU KNOW PITTSBURGH WAS THE BOXING MECCA OF THE WORLD? If you love Pittsburgh Sports History, then you must read "Leather and Blood: Pittsburgh, The Mecca of Boxing Champions" by Randy Tantlinger. Call 412-734-8980 or log onto for your copy - only $15.00!

id you know that Pittsburgh, PA is the Mecca of Boxing Champions? No less than twelve men have been crowned “World Champion” who were weaned on the streets of western Pa. Pittsburgh is a tough town where men’s wills are forged from the heat of the blast furnace and from the depths of the coal mines. Pittsburgh is a town that honors, admires and bestows godlike status to her sports heroes. This is “Leather and Blood” the story of the city of Pittsburgh, Pa and western Pennsylvania and the men who fought from the streets of the “Steel City” to become boxing’s greatest and earned the title of “World Champions”. Their names are immortal and their stories in and out of the ring are priceless. Billy Conn the greatest light heavyweight Champion of all time who had Hollywood leading man looks and charm, the love of a beautiful woman and a stubborn streak that would rob him of his greatest victory. Billy Soose was a bad ass with a college degree and hands of steel. The Yarosz brothers who fought to feed their families during the great depression and WWII. And arguably one of the greatest fighters of all time Harry Grebb aka. “The Pittsburgh Windmill” who lived so fast he caught up with death! Charley Burley perhaps one of the best Pittsburgh fighters never to get a shot at a championship because of the color of his skin. And of course, “The Patron Saint of Dirty Fighters”, Fritzie Zivic who could thumb you in the eye and truly mean it when he said “sorry about that” and a man who loved practical jokes and the man that made Jake “The Raging Bull” LaMotta think about retiring after he beat him so bad! Then there are the “Champions” whose lives outside the ring were troubled at best. Paul Spadafora a champion with a defensive style that made him impossible to hit and inner demons that destroyed him. There’s the story of Michael Moorer the hardest hitting Light Heavyweight Champion of all time who dared to stand in front of the immortal human wrecking ball known as Big George Foreman and lose the greatest title on the planet: “Heavyweight Champion of the World.” These are just some of the men you will find in these pages. Men who earned the tittle of Champion through the pain and glory of leather and blood.

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The New Kid On The Block The Phoenix at Buffalo Valley


Make the Phoenix #1 on your “have to play list in 2011”! Trust me, if you wait you will be kicking yourself and saying, “Why the heck didn’t we come play here before”! From the ashes has risen the Phoenix at Buffalo Valley in Freeport, Pa! Formally the Buffalo Valley CC the facility is under new management with the Nese Family who owns Glengarry Golf Links in Latrobe taking over ownership in partnership with the Dargenzio Family. An easy ride up Route 28 from Pittsburgh or only 30 Minutes from Westmoreland and Beaver Counties, even closer from Butler County. In the past, she hosted the “U.S. Amateur Qualifiers”; today she’s re-opening this summer and will be ready for you! By far the most drastic change occurs right off the bat with the original #1 tee box being demolished and being moved back and towards the trees to make the fairway, green and a previously hidden lake visible on this dramatic and lengthy par 5 from the white Buffalo tees. The clearing of the tree line on the left side of the fairway revealed this 2nd water feature to accompany the lake near the green on this opening hole. No two holes are alike at the Phoenix. Her layout goes from wide open fairways to bottle necked greens. She moves from the floor of the Allegheny Valley to the back nine providing vistas from high atop the ridge line. Each hole is distinctly different and challenging. The newly trimmed Hole # 9 has you firing from deep out of the woods from the tees and trying to cut the left side of the more open fairway. Then you have to fire up hill and onto the Scottish style green with two newly added bunkers in the front. This is one of the best greens in our region. She is fast and an errant shot will have you rolling off the green.

Just when you thought it could not get any better; welcome to one of the best back nines in the Tri-State. Again it’s the layout and use of the natural topography that is paramount on this nine’s delight. Hole # 10, previously a par 5, has been changed into a brilliant par 4 in at 458yds. Off the tees beware of the fescued pond to your left. Then suddenly the fairway drops off into a hillside on the left. Now you are set for your third shot into “The Devil’s Green”, as I call her. She is encircled by trees, is narrow, skinny and long. Your shot must play into the center of the green or you will find yourself rolling off into one of the sand traps that guards her on the right. Simply a great hole! # 11 will have you mesmerized and thinking you are in the high country of Colorado! This Par 3, 161 yd dandy has an elevated green with a lovely rock formation and 100 ft. high pine trees surrounding it. Nature abounds here. Lovely hole and tough too! Any real course has you fighting right until the very last swing and # 18 will make you tighten your chin strap. Originally a par 4, #18 has been expanded with new tee boxes to a par 5 playing 520 yards from the back Phoenix Tees. Teeing off into a gradually inclining fairway that dog legs left is your first task. Risk/Reward is a way of life here at the Phoenix. The green is fronted by a mammoth sand trap. Go for it and you just might win. Come up short and get ready to add strokes to your card. Afterwards enjoy a post round drink and beverage in the clubhouse or on the awesome deck that overlooks the 9th green and provides a spectacular view of the mountains, valley and skyline. I can’t say enough about the Phoenix. Go play her and enjoy her and I know she will be on your, “I gotta play here again” list! or call Head Pro Brian Klocek or Director of Golf Jamie Costic at 724-295-4001 Address: 499 Freeport Road Freeport, Pa. 16229



could be more fun than getting a group of your pals together and hitting the open road for a golf adventure through the lovely state of South Carolina? If you are Jonesing for and early Spring round of golf or looking for a late Autumn getaway; S.C. Has everything you need! This lovely state has diverse topography, charming Southern hospitality and great golf! Begin your journey in the North and through the lovely country side and ending along the Atlantic coast! OK, lets go have some fun! I know I did when I took the drive last year. “The Upcountry” region of S.C. Begins your journey. Check them out at

First stop is River Falls Plantation near Green-

ville/Spartansburg! Gary Player must have licked his chops when he saw this track of land. Uphill and down hill lies, water in play, greens that were well thought out all come into play here. At time her fairways were tight and her greens small and fast. The water came into play throughout the golf course. This is a round you must “think” your way through! Hole # 8 was my favorite. A narrow fairway with a lake running along the left side reveals a semi island green! River Falls is a five star design and layout!

Just down the road may be your retirement

community at Cherokee Valley Golf Course and Residential Community! Wow, wow, wow is all I can say! Stunning mountain top vistas, breathtaking views and a relaxed pace of life are all here. When you stop stay at one of their “cottages”. “So this is how the other half lives”, I thought to my self when I checked in. PB Dye is known for moving earth when he designs a

track; but here God had done his work for him. Elevation changes, mountain top vistas and a days work all combine to make this course a Jim-dandy. Danny Marino is one of the owners of the property and if it’s good enough for him; it’s you know the rest. This would be a great place to retire.

It’s time to head deeper South into the “Midlands” and towards the Lake Murray & Columbia areas. Pull over and get your clubs and balls ready for an enjoyable round along the shores of Lake Murray at the Timberlake CC. Beautiful Lake Murray shimmers in the background throughout your round. This is a relaxing round and playing beside the calm waters always is good for your soul. The Sheraton in downtown Columbia is where you should lay your head for the night. This hotel is an “experience” and is elegant, lovely, refined, opulent and a must. I can’t say enough about this property; it has been completely remodeled with an eye on style and pinache! From her well appointed rooms with every modern amenity, to her roof top bar that over looks the Capital City; attention to detail was of paramount importance to the managers. Cap off the first leg of your journey in the “unique” “Vault-Martini Bar”! What a blast. The owners built a bar within the vault that was once used by the bank that was in the building. Enter through the massive 5 ton vault door and into the confines of the vault/bar for an evening of winding down and relaxing!

Head down a little into the golf destination of

Santee. Santee is known as “South Carolina’s #1 Value Golf Destination”. A bevy of golf courses, accommodations and restaurants awaits you in Santee. The Santee National Golf Club and the Lake Marion Golf Club are both enjoyable tracks. Santee National plays in at 6,100 yards and its gentle rolling terrain and mossy oak trees makes for an enjoyable and pleasant round of golf. The Santee Cooper Resort is home to the Lake Marion GC. This is a fun golf course! Hole # 1 has an outstanding

green that is protected with water on your approach shot.Hole #3 is a tough Par 3 with water and trees that mess with your mental game. The Santee area is excellent for a complete golf get-away. Plenty of accommodations, great golf and plenty of sight seeing are in Santee/Cooper! Get there!


final stop on your driving tour of SC brings you to the seaside town of Charleston. If you remember “Gone with the Wind” and the stately charm that was the Old South; with it’s sweet down home feel and charm it lives here in Charleston! I cannot say enough good things about SC and this area. Time has pleasantly stood still here. Politeness, courtesy, good manners and a gracious hospitality all live here. Downtown sits snugly against the Atlantic and provides views of the bay and ocean both. Her streets are charming and stately. A visit here is like taking a step into the past. Take a ride in a horse drawn carriage while you take in the sights, sounds and people. The architecture here is

breathtaking and spectacular. A must stop is the ******* hotel. This regal venue has a roof top bar that overlooks the entire city. From high aloft your perch you can drink in the magnificence of her beauty. If you have never been here; you must put her on your “Golf Bucket List” along side Pebble, Pinehurst and the Swilcan Bridge. The golf is excellent in the region. Coosaw Creek CC is open to the public and provides a “Four Star-Lifestyle” to those who visit for a day or choose to call this home. The property has an outstanding 18 hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills. Golf Magazine calls it a “Must Play” and Golf Digest gives her 4Stars. Wetlands, well bunkered greens and thought provoking second shots give way to a pleasant round of golf. Coosaw Creek is just 30 minutes from downtown and would be ideal for a vacation get-away or to settle down for those Golden years. Log onto here you will discover what I found. I LOVE THIS GOLF COURSE! Rees Jones knocked it out of the park with this one! The track it carved though the inter-coastal waterway. Lush wetlands inhabited with an abundance of wildlife blends with a tapestry of Palmetto Trees that sway from the coastal breezes. Massive pines and oaks line fairways and lagoons act as natural water hazzards. You will be lost within the solitude of your round here. The finishing holes are some of the best I have ever played. The golden rays of the sun bounce off the marshlands, the birds sing and chirp. Charleston National is what golf is meant to be!

Make South Carolina your next great golf getaway!


Aubreys Dubbs Dred Golf

Conleys Resort Inn

124 Aubrey Dr

Butler, PA 16002-4024


Butler, PA 16001-1834 (724) 287-4832

740 Pittsburgh Rd (724) 586-7711 Chestnut Ridge

3 Lakes Golf Course

132 Pine Ridge Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15235-2130

(724) 459-7180

6700 Saltsburg Rd (412) 793-7111

Blairsville, PA 15717-7898

Champion Lakes Golf Club

Black Hawk

4743 Route 711

Beaver Falls, PA 15010-1464

(724) 238-5440 x 35

644 Blackhawk Rd (724) 843-5512

Bedford Springs Resort 2138 Business 220

Bedford, PA 15522-2026

Ligonier , PA 15923-2424

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course

5601 Freshcorn Rd

Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

(814) 624-5637

(724) 776-7372

Beaver Lakes Country Club

Cherry Creek Golf Club

2000 Beaver Lakes Blvd

Aliquippa, PA 15001-1169

1000 Spyglass Hl

Greensburg, PA 15601

(724) 375-5511

(724) 925-8665

Birdsfoot Golf Club

Cherry Wood Golf Course

225 Furnace Run Rd

212 Truxall Rd

(724) 295-3656

(724) 727-2546

Blackthorne Golf Club

Diamond Run Golf Club

Jeannette, PA 15644-4727

Sewickley, PA 15143-9385

Freeport, PA 16229-1710

Apollo, PA 15613-9005

1028 Blackthorne Dr

132 Laurel Oak Dr

(724) 325-2052

(412) 741-3002

Butlers GC and Rock Run GC

Donegal Highlands Golf Course

Elizebeth, PA 15037

Donegal, PA 15628

800 Rock Run Road

Route 31 West

(412) 751-9121

(724) 423-7888

Buffalo Golf Course

Duck Hollow Golf Club

Sarver, PA 16055-9324

Uniontown PA 15401

201 Monroe Rd

374 Duck Hollow Rd,

(724) 353-2440

(724) 439-3150

Glengarry Golf Links 168 Lentz Rd

Latrobe, PA 15650-3978 (724) 423-4653

Hannastown Golf Club 441 Blank School Rd

Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 836-8643 Hershey Resort Hershey, PA

(717) 533-2171

Lindenwood Golf Course - Blue Course 360 Galley Rd Canonsburg, PA 15317 (724) 745-9889 The Links At Spring Church

(724) 478-5478

Tionesta, PA 16353

Linden Hall Golf Course

Rt 62 S

(814) 755-4558

Hickory Heights Golf Club 116 Hickory Heights Dr

Bridgeville, PA 15017-1076 (412) 257-0300

Highland Golf Course

106 Saint Wendelin Rd

Butler, PA 16002-0056

Apollo, PA 15613-8957

432 Linden Hall Rd Dawson, PA 15428-1046 (724) 529-2366 (724) 327-8243 Luray Caverns Resort 540-743-6551

(724) 287-8814

North Park Golf Course

Highland Country Club

Allison Park, PA 15101-1644

303 Pearce Mill Rd

450 Highland Ave

(724) 935-1967

(412) 761-3556

Murrysville Golf Club

Pittsburgh, PA 15229-1599

Hidden Valley Resort 1 Craighead Dr

Hidden Valley, PA 15502 (814) 443-8000

Indian Run Golf Club 1975 Avella Rd

Avella, PA 15312-2371 (724) 587-0330

3804 Sardis Rd Murrysville, PA 15668-9547 (724) 327-0726 Moon Golf Club 505 McCormick Rd Moon Township, PA 15108 (412) 262-2992 Meadowink Golf Course

Kittanning Country Club

4076 Bulltown Rd

Kittanning, PA 16201-8772

(724) 327-8243

218 Bell Top Dr

(724) 543-2014

Freeport, PA 16229-2013

Pittsburgh, PA 15241-3915

Butler, PA 16001-8548

361 Ford City Rd

2652 Hidden Valley Rd

(724) 295-3744

(724) 941-5003


Greensburg Country Club

Lenape Heights Golf Course

Belle Vernon, PA 15012-3321

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591 Pittsburgh Rd

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By Tank Tantlinger

It’s not often that you get a one on one interview with a golf legend; but twice in a lifetime? The golf gods came beckoning again last year when some old friends invited me down to Mexico for the opening of their new “Yucatan C.C.” and I found myself wrestling the “Golden Bear” again. As the camera began to roll to film the interview for my “Hot Golf” TV show, some 300 people looked on as I began my “talk with Jack”.

eagled 15, birdied 16 and 17 and Par on 18. the whole thing was exciting. I remembered what to do and how to do it. RT: “The pressure of Championship Sunday at the Masters has made men melt under that pressure; but you embraced it”. JN: “That’s what we live for. Everyone says what about the pressure? Why do we practice all the time to get ourselves to be in that situation and be under pressure? That’s what we like. That’s where we want to be. That’s the fun and excitement of it! RT: “Not to fold up baby”! JN: “Nah, that’s no good”. RT: “OK, this last picture”. JN: “That’s Arnold and me at Palm Springs. We both went to the men’s room and we brushed

RT: “Wanna Wrestle”?

by this poor lady in the hallway

JN: “What”?

and it knocked her wig right off

RT:”Wanna wrestle”?

onto the floor. I picked it up and

JN:”Randy you the only one here with a bigger tummy than me;

put it on Arnold’s head. Then

so no I don’t want to wrestle”.

Arnie put it onto my head an we went out and danced.

RT: “Good I win!” Jack I want to show you some pictures and ask

RT: “Did the lady ever get the wig back”?

you what your thoughts are and were”.

JN: “She got it back, but I promise you she was mortified.

JN:”That’s me on the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews saying ‘Good Bye’ to the game of golf”. RT: “Why ‘Good Bye’? JN: “Well, I haven’t played a competitive round of golf since that day”. RT: “I’ll play you for twenty bucks right now”! JN: He laughs. “Well, you’ll be in good shape. I need 3 aside”. RT: “I’ll need twenty aside. I win”. JN: “That’s the 17th hole at the 86 Masters. RT: “What are you feeling there”? JN: “I’m feeling the ball went in the hole. And I’m excited that the ball went in the hole and that put me in the lead for the first time all week”. RT: “Jack, you shot a 30 on the back nine at Augusta. You play a different game of mental golf than a hacker such as myself; can

Later in the day he opened his new Nicklaus academy and spent some time with the kids. In a day and age when superstar athletes could give a damn about you the fan and more about their public image so the can sell more “Tigerade”; thank God that both Jack and Arnie are still around for your children to learn from. If you look at “Jack the Golfer” and “Jack the Man”; they are one in the same even when no one is looking. He is the greatest golfer ever and off the course he is a gentleman. As he was heading out the door I was leaning against the wall taking it all in as he said his goodbyes. He caught a glimpse of me as he headed out the door and yelled over “Take it easy Ran”. My cameraman didn’t understand why I had a tear in my eye.

you describe where you were mentally during that back nine”. JN: “Nobody was expecting me to win the tournament including myself; but once I started doing somethings; I remembered what I needed to do. I had my son Jack with me. I birdied 9 , 10, 11, messed up 12 and maybe that got me going cause I birdied 13,

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