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Nicklaus launches iPhone app for
golf enthusiasts
Locaxion, a leading developer of iPhone applications for sports enthusiasts, has partnered with the Nicklaus Companies, a global leader in the golf business, to launch Jack Nicklaus ShotView, an all-in-one iPhone application to help golfers learn and fine-tune their game.
Summit Rock
Golden Bear Reserve at Summit Rock comes to Texas
Hill Country
The Reserve at Summit Rock, a 50-home, golf-front development in the Texas Hill Country, is pleased to announce its affiliation with the Nicklaus Companies and the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus.

Nicklaus scores in Golfweek's Best Tour Courses You Can Play and top Municipals
Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design have a global reputation for designing golf courses that are as strong on strategy as they are aesthetics. Because of that, no fewer than 90 have hosted a professional tournament worldwide. So it's no surprise that in Golfweek's annual listing of the Best Tour Courses You Can Play, Nicklaus Design made its mark with five.
Jack Nicklaus Cup Matches set for September 2011
As a member of the Nicklaus Design family of golf course, we are pleased to invite your club to field a team in the 2011 Jack Nicklaus Cup Matches. This year's event will be held at renowned Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., September 18-21.
Bear Facts
Golf Inc. recently included Jack Nicklaus among its Top 5 Most Influential Architects. "He is respected, aware of his place in history, and from a developer's perspective, money in the bank," wrote Golf Inc... The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch ranked in the top three in Golf Inc.'s Classic Clubhouses of the Year. The club's layout is that of a traditional stepped ranch, and its interior is one of rural comfort and ease. The squared plan is reminiscent of a German farmhouse, with multiple structures joined around a common courtyard. Learn more... Traditions Club, the Jack and Jack II co-design and home course for Texas A&M, is the site for this week's NCAA Division I Women's Golf National Championship. It will feature 24 teams-six-individual fields, including first-timers to the NCAA Tournament, Coastal Carolina and Notre Dame... 12 Oaks community in Holly Springs, NC, recently captured three Gold Awards at the 2011 MAME Awards competition sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County. The 687-acre private golf community, anchored by an award-winning Nicklaus Design golf couse, won Best Advertising Campaign for a Master Planned Community, Best Welcome and Sales Center and Best Land Plan for a Master Planned Community... The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, held its Invitational May 11-13. In what is becoming one of the premier amateur events in the country, the event featured the strongest field in its six-year history. David Bartman of Los Angeles shot a one-under-par 71 to win the Carlton Woods Invitational Mid-Am Division by one shot over Dusty Smith of Beaumont, TX.
Philanthropy is among the hallmark characteristics that make up the legacy of Jack Nicklaus. In less than a month, the Nicklaus family's charitable giving has been on full display nationwide. Whether it's to raise money for pediatric health care, spinal-cord research or junior golf, or whether it's to inspire veterans of war or recent college graduates, Jack's top priority is giving back. Golden Bear Insider takes a quick look at those efforts:

New charity event brings to life Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital alliance

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance introduced the inaugural Legends Luncheon presented by Nationwide Insurance on April 18, a new tradition that brings to life the recently established alliance between the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Jack inspires some of Defense Department's brightest and best

Jack Nicklaus never had an opportunity to serve his country in war, but he continues to serve it well as an American legend by reaching out to the men and women who every day give of their lives and time to defend our country.

Jack visits injured veterans in Augusta

Veterans on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center were treated to a special surprise on Tuesday, April 5th. Of course, everyone was aware that this was Masters Tournament week in Augusta. There is no way of getting around that, but the last thing on the mind of these Veterans and staff was that a golf legend would take the time to come visit with them during this special week.
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Grammy winner Vince Gill, Jack combine for golden day in support of junior golf

The Vinny Pro-Celebrity-Junior Invitational celebrated its 19th year with an appearance by Jack Nicklaus. The annual event, which this year raised more than $400,000 for The First Tee and other junior golf programs around the state of Tennessee, was played at The Golf Club of Tennessee on the outskirts of Nashville.
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"A Day with Jack" raises $400,000
for local university athletic program

The second annual "A Day with Jack" was held at The Bear's Club, Jack Nicklaus' home club in Jupiter, Fla., on May 17. The event benefited Palm Beach Atlantic University, and consisted of a breakfast and clinic hosted by Nicklaus, followed by a tournament and awards luncheon.
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Nicklaus co-hosts the 9th annual Buoniconti Fund Celebrity Golf Invitational at The Bear's Club

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus along with NFL Hall-of-Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc hosted the 9th Annual Buoniconti Fund Celebrity Golf Invitational, presented by the Tudor Group.
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Colana Sports Group partners
with Nicklaus Children's Health
Care Foundation to launch
the "Golden Bear Challenge"
Colana Sports Group, Inc. (CSG), in a partnership with the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation (NCHCF), will unveil in June a golf tournament package called the Golden Bear Challenge. The program is offered as an enhancement to any successful charity golf tournament by providing golf courses and clubs a package that includes JetBlue gift cards, Nicklaus luxury resort stays, Nicklaus-branded products, as well as subscriptions to Golf Digest and GolfWorld.

The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds from each Golden Bear Challenge package sold, with the hope that participating clubs will forge relationships between local and national charities, pediatric hospitals, and corporate America to work together to make a difference in the life of a child. The Golden Bear Challenge hopes to deliver a message of "hope and healing" to more than 300,000 golfers nationwide. More information on the program will be available soon when goldenbearchallenge.com is launched.
Soon-to-debut "Hand of
a Legend" bronze honors
Nicklaus and raises money
for pediatric healthcare
The PGA TOUR and artist Jack Kimmichof JHK and Company, announced that World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus will be featured in the first edition of the Hand of a Legend, a series of fine art, museum-quality golf collectibles, licensed by the PGA TOUR is being made available to golf enthusiasts around the world.

Each Hand of a Legend piece will be produced from a life casting of the actual hand of one of golf's legendary figures captured in the act of teeing up a ball. Each piece will be made in the United States in museum-quality art bronze employing the "lost wax" process--used by artists for over 2000 years to hand craft high quality bronze art pieces. The casting will be presented on a base of black granite to complete the truly exquisite work of fine art.

A new edition featuring a Hall of Fame member will be introduced each year, and a casting of each of the legends will be placed on permanent display in the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Augustine, FL.

New 16th and world-class field headline 2011 Memorial Tournament
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is one of the premier stops on the PGA TOUR and the 2011 edition of the tournament Jack Nicklaus founded and hosts is certain to be among the finest yet. A field as strong as any in its history will face a Muirfield Village Golf Club course in pristine condition and one featuring the newly redesigned par-3 16th hole. The new hole is sure to be an instant favorite among players and patrons alike, and should add even more competitive drama down the stretch.

The field for the May 30-June 5 event will include eight of the current top-10 players in FedExCup points and eight out of the top-10 on the current PGA TOUR money list. Phil Mickelson was among the recent players to commit. On the strength of four top-10 finishes in 10 events, including his 39th career PGA TOUR victory last month at the Shell Houston Open, Mickelson is No. 4 in the world rankings and FedExCup points and is No. 5 on the TOUR money list with more than $2.3 million.

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Jack Nicklaus featured in
new RBS video series on
USGA web site
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), in partnership with the United States Golf Association, has produced a new series of video discussions with its global ambassador and seven-time USGA champion Jack Nicklaus. The videos are available on www.usga.org and www.nicklaus.com.

"Conversations with the Golden Bear" features the 18-time major championship winner speaking with USGA Executive Director Mike Davis about golf's most relevant issues, including course set-up, course management, golf course architecture, and the current and future game for professional and amateur players. The video series kicked off earlier this month with a discussion on golf and the environment.

"Golfers will enjoy these 'Conversations' videos because not only is Jack Nicklaus one of the game's greatest players, he is opinionated and passionate," said Mike Davis. "Both Jack and the USGA feel that golfers deserve the opportunity to understand and appreciate the issues facing our game. 'Conversations' delivers in that regard."
cortezAmateurs help USA
to win in the inaugural Uniting Nations Cup at Peninsula de Cortes

The United States and Mexico split the amateur and professional; however, the US came out on top overall in the inaugural Uniting Nations Cup played last week at the Jack Nicklaus-Jack Nicklaus II co-designed Peninsula de Cortes golf course in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Set at the scenic Mayan Palace resort, the Uniting Nations Cup consisted of approximately 100 golfers, including 10-man teams from PGA Mexico and Southwest Section PGA, along with 40 top amateurs representing each country.

The US amateurs dominated their side of the competition, winning all three days of competition (fourball, foursomes and singles) to compile 49.5 points to Mexico's 30.5. That allowed them to hold off a three-day sweep by the Mexico pros, who compiled 13.5 points to the US pros' 6.5. In the end, the US won the overall competition, 56-44.