Warren Golf Course General Manager John Foster, Superintendent Matt Cielen, ND Development Officer Greg Dugard and ND Alumnus Bud Gartland competed in the Coore Crenshaw Cup at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts June 5th through June 7th. The Coore Crenshaw Society was established in 2006 and the membership is comprised of the 20 golf courses Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have designed throughout the world. Each year the Cup competition moves to a different Coore Crenshaw course. Next year’s competition will be held at East Hampton Golf Club in East Hampton, New York.
This year the team from Warren finished 8th. The real value of the event, however, is the time that is spent with other Coore Crenshaw course owners and operators as well as Bill and Ben themselves. Bill Coore updated everyone on the progress that has been made on their restoration of Pinehurst #2 to its original design in preparation for the 2014 U.S. Open as well as the recent completion of Barnbougle Lost Farm GC in Tasmania.
John Foster stated “We are so fortunate to have the Midwest’s only Coore Crenshaw designed course and we are one of only four Coore Crenshaw courses in the country that are accessible to the public. We are truly privileged to be part of the Coore Crenshaw family. Ben & Bill are without question the most highly respected golf course architects in the world today and the work they have done continues to garner the respect of even the most critical of golf course aficionados.”