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Nicklaus Connect, featured in
PGA Magazine, to be unveiled at this
week's PGA Merchandise Show
For all his amazing accomplishments playing the game, it's possible to overlook the impact Jack Nicklaus has on golf facilities around the world as a golf course designer. Now the Nicklaus Companies is using this month's PGA Merchandise Show to launch a new communications initiative to bring facility employees closer together—no matter how far apart they are.
Pro Shop
Nicklaus Golf Dual
Point ML4 Driver is
"Product of the Week"
Golfing Magazine chose the Nicklaus Golf Dual Point ML4 Driver as its "Product of the Week" for the week of January 10th. The driver will be unveiled at the PGA Merchandise Show this week.

The Dual Point ML4 features a plasma-welded 460cc head that maintains a classic, traditional profile.
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club opens for public play
Start with "amazing" and work your way through the alphabet of adjectives, and you'll find one for every letter when it comes to the challenges of taking on the 36 holes at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.

Legendary course designer Jack Nicklaus collaborated with sons Jack II and Gary to sculpt the two golf courses into the foot of the Superstition Mountains. The Prospector Course (Gary) and the Lost Gold Course (Jack II) both offer amazing traditional golf layouts on the course and world-class amenities off the course. It's one of those golf resorts that must be seen-and played-to be believed.
Superstition Mountain
Luxury brand
Jumeirah to operate resort on Anguilla
Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hotel group and member of Dubai Holding, has signed a management agreement with Conch Bay Development Ltd, the development company owned by the Kentish and Lake families, to operate a luxury resort hotel and residences on the island of Anguilla, British West Indies, in the Caribbean. Development of the project will be coordinated by PN Holdings, LLC, an entity formed by companies affiliated with Robert A. Petrallia and golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

Mission Hills to host 2011 European
Senior Tour event
Mission Hills Golf Club’s tournament portfolio is expanding again. Not only has it hosted OneAsia Tour Final Qualifying School and the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at its new Hainan complex this year, China’s best-known golf club will now also stage its first European Senior Tour event in 2011.

Co-sanctioned with the China Golf Association, the ISPS Handa Senior World Championship will be played March 11-13 on the World Cup Course in Shenzhen, the first golf course at Mission Hills and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Opened in 1994, LINKS Magazine considers Jack’s course one of “the most important courses of the last 20 years.”
Mission Hills
Foundation to
promote junior golf
in Colombia receives special donation
Toro, Maquiver and the Nicklaus Companies recently donated a Toro Greensmaster 1000 mower to the Colombia-based foundation, El Derecho A Jugar—"A Game for All." Founded by Tony Ciabattoni and his wife Sandra Gonzalez, the foundation is helping bring the game of golf to the children, families and people of Colombia.
The winning duo returns
to Hawaii next week for the
Ka'anapali Champions Skins Game

KA'ANAPALI, Maui- Two of the greatest champions in sports—Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson—will defend their title against fellow Hall of Fame members and major championship winners as the 24th Ka'anapali Champions Skins Game returns to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, and the Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course Jan. 29-30.

For the sixth consecutive year, senior stars will compete in the alternate-shot, team format which has produced memorable shots, a sprinkle of intrigue and a bundle of player commentary. The players will play nine holes each day, with Golf Channel televising the Ka'anapali Champions Skins Game on a tape-delayed basis from 6-8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 29, and from 6-8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 30 (Times vary in different areas; check your local listings). The broadcast will also be available on Golf Channel HD.

listenIf the dynamic twosome of Nicklaus and Watson is not enough, this year's field also includes three more Hall of Fame members: Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer and Nick Price. In addition, three of golf's most recognized personalities and multiple major championship winners, Fred Couples, Mark O'Meara and Fuzzy Zoeller, will compete.
Orrefors and Nicklaus to introduce line of high-end crystal
Nicklaus Crystal, designed and produced by Orrefors, consists of distinct styles accented with the iconic Golden Bear logo

Orrefors, the world-renowned Swedish crystal and glass manufacturer, has come together with the Nicklaus Companies to create Nicklaus Crystal, elegant stemware and barware. Orrefors will offer three unique collections that are all hand-blown, lead-free crystal, designed and produced by Orrefors exclusively for Nicklaus.

The White Collection features barware and stemware styles that have a traditional feel, with smooth, round designs, while the Black Collection has a contemporary look with more angular shapes. Both styles have the Golden Bear logo etched into the glass and are among the most successful trends marketed by Orrefors. The Nicklaus Signature Collection is being created with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, and will be introduced in late 2012.

Golf Digest, as part of its Masters Preview issue (on newsstands in early March), will revisit the back nine of the 1986 Masters with its two stars—Jack Nicklaus and his oldest son and caddy that day, Jack Nicklaus II.
Sunday, April 13th, 1986, represents one of the iconic dates in sports history. It represents the day Jack Nicklaus recorded his 18th and final professional major championship victory at Augusta—a legacy that has yet to be topped and will never be forgotten.
Award-winning producers Bob Potter and Jim Walton are producing a prime-time documentary for ESPN about Jack's historic 1986 Masters victory that is tentatively scheduled to air Masters' week, on Wednesday, April 6, and Sunday, April 10 (subject to change). To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Golden Bear's 18th and final major, the show will include exclusive interviews with everyone from Jack and his family, to past and current golf stars, to historic figures and athletes.
Dramatic changes enhance
Cabo del Sol's Ocean Course
Bigger is not always better. Especially when location, namely a pair of superlative settings on the Sea of Cortes, trumps size.

With seven holes fronting the turquoise-blue sea, the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is the course that placed Los Cabos, the 20-mile corridor at the tip of Mexico's Baja California Sur, squarely on the global golf map when it debuted in 1994.

Among the top-ranked international venues on designer Jack Nicklaus' resume, the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is revered as one of the finest courses in Latin America. Like other layouts built in the 1990s and earlier, the club has had to respond to equipment advances by subtly altering the strategy on a number of holes.

While greens have been reshaped and bunkers repositioned by Nicklaus over the years, his revision of the layout's back-to-back par 3s at Holes 6 and 7, and overhaul of the par-4 fifth hole represent a complete departure from previous modifications.

Stillwater at Mystic Ridge contracts Nicklaus Design
to design its centerpiece course south of Nashville
Over 480 available single-family lots will surround this course in this picturesque, upscale community in Arrington, Tennessee

Mystic RidgeStillwater at Mystic Ridge has closed an agreement with Nicklaus Design, the world’s leading golf course design firm, to design its upscale, daily fee golf course. Bringing in the renowned firm founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus underscores the commitment to quality of the 18-hole championship course and its surrounding lifestyle, residential community in Arrington, Tenn., the burgeoning town located in Williamson County and less than 30 miles south of Nashville.

The golf course is scheduled to open for play in summer 2011 and will remain a daily fee public course, although annual golf memberships will be offered to lot and home owners.

Among a number of desired amenities at Mystic Ridge Estates, the Stillwater Golf Club will represent the centerpiece to the community and provide players in golf-rich Middle Tennessee an opportunity to play a spectacular course created by Nicklaus Design...

The Golf Club at Harbor Shores makes Best New Course list

Harbor Shores Community Redevelopment, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, was ranked No. 3 on the recently released Best New Courses You Can Play list compiled by
GOLF Magazine.

This prestigious annual ranking by GOLF Magazine celebrates the top 10 new public-access courses in the country.

In describing the course, GOLF Magazine said, "One of the year's feel-good stories is this short but stern Jack Nicklaus Signature design that weaves through hard-woods, marshland and the massive white sand dunes that edge Lake Michigan on holes 7, 8 and 9. Developers are hopeful the course will help kick-start this long-depressed area of southwest Michigan."

Harbor Shores Managing Director Mark Hesemann said, "The team at Harbor Shores is very proud of this recognition. I had the honor to be a part of Jack Nicklaus' team for a number of years and it was truly rewarding to have the opportunity to work with him again.

Jack and Jack II's design at Peninsula de Cortez to host
first 'Uniting Nations Cup'
Teams from PGA Mexico and Southwest PGA section to compete May 12-15 in inaugural US-Mexico international golf tournament to be held annually in Puerto Penasco

Vidanta Golf, the largest golf course operator in Mexico and subsidiary of Grupo Vidanta, is proud to announce their establishment of the Uniting Nations Cup golf tournament being played May 12-15 on the Peninsula de Cortez golf course, a Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II co-design at the Mayan Palace resort in Puerto Penasco. The Uniting Nations Cup is scheduled to take place annually at the Mayan Palace for the next five years, with strategic planning in place to lift the tournament's profile with each subsequent year.

The Concession Golf Club
hosts clubs in Ryder Cup-
inspired Concession Cup
BRADENTON, Fla. - The Concession Golf Club hosted and won the first Concession Cup Dec. 2-4. The competition pitted a team from The Concession against teams from five elite private golf clubs from the Philadelphia area in a tournament designed to emulate the traditions, camaraderie and competition of the Ryder Cup matches, upon which The Concession Golf Club was inspired and built.

The Concession, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed in association with Tony Jacklin, was conceived in commemoration of the 1969 Ryder Cup singles match between the two, where Nicklaus conceded a putt to Jacklin on the final hole. That now-legendary gesture of sportsmanship, known as "the concession," rendered the two teams in a 17-17 tie. The United States retained the Ryder Cup, having won it in 1967. That moment marked the beginning of a lasting friendship between the two men and inspired one of America's great golf clubs.

The Concession's Tournament Director Jimmy Wright...
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center instructors
from Japan coming to US for training

Five members of the staff of instructors at the Nicklaus Golf Center in Ohmori, Japan, spent a week in November at the Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf in Las Vegas receiving training from Mike Malaska, worldwide director of instruction for Nicklaus Academies. The training is part of Nicklaus Academies' ongoing support program to train and re-certify its professional staff on a regular basis.

Todd Baker, lead instructor at Ohmori and coach of rising Japanese star Shunsuke Sonada, the 2010 Japan Golf Tour's Rookie of the Year, said, "It is a great opportunity to come to the US and spend time with Mike and the staff in Las Vegas to discuss everything from the basics of instruction to the latest concepts being used at the highest level of competition. The fact that Mike taught in Japan for three years allows him to relate to our students and how we can better address their needs. The training is invaluable for our staff-and the chance to play golf in the desert is always a treat."
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