At the Clubs
Boys of Brookhaven come home for charity ... Mickelson and Haney present clinics ... kudos for food and tennis
Golfers Andrew Magee, Scott Verplank, and Brian Watts, all of whom grew up playing in Brookhaven Country Club’s junior golf program, returned to their old stomping grounds for the Magee-Verplank & Friends Charity Golf Event last October. Fellow honorary chair Jordan Spieth, who also played junior golf at the Dallas-area club, was unable to attend due to his Presidents Cup commitment. More than 100 golfers played to benefit the Family Health Center in Farmers Branch, Texas, which provides dental care and counseling for the area’s uninsured families and senior citizens.
Members wanting expert golf tips got the cream of the crop at two clubs last fall. In September, renowned golf instructor Hank Haney presented a clinic prior to the ASK Childhood CancerFoundation golf tournament at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club in Richmond, Va. Two months later, Phil Mickelson, 2013 British Open winner, hosted a one-hour clinic before the Freedom to Live tournament at Morgan Run Club & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Mickelson donated five signed flags from each of his major championship wins for the event’s auction benefiting people living with spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic disabilities.
Mmm mmm good. Executive chef Doug George of the Houston Club picked up top honors for his Classic Caesar Salad at the annual Caesar Salad Competition presented by the Food & Beverage Managers Association of Houston.
The Tennessee Chapter of the United States Professional Tennis Association named Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club in Hendersonville the 2013 Tennessee Tennis Facility of the Year. The club offers numerous adult and junior programs, camps, charity events, and USPTA certification workshops.