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After much anticipation, Nicklaus Connect, a Web site based on a social media platform to connect all of the Nicklaus Design courses, has launched. Jack Nicklaus has always approached the business of golf course design with a passion and thinks of every Nicklaus Design course as part of his extended family. In following that philosophy, the Nicklaus Companies embarked on an initiative to reach out to all Nicklaus Design courses around the world, and whenever possible, offer assistance to the operators of the golf club. To ease the communication and foster the interaction between Nicklaus and each golf club, Nicklaus Companies developed the idea to apply the concept of social media to the building of an online community where staff at each Nicklaus Design course can make connections to staff at other Nicklaus Design courses, and thus expand their professional network.
A Labor of Love
In support of faster and more enjoyable golf, Jack Nicklaus and Muirfield Village Golf Club introduce Labor Day weekend tournaments of 12 holes, larger cups and slow-play penalties

Over recent months, Jack Nicklaus has joined several of golf’s leading organizations, including the PGA of America and USGA, to encourage out-of-the-box thinking to attract new players to the game and retain those already in the game. In an effort to show his commitment, the Golden Bear is experimenting with fun and innovative options in golf at one of the world’s most prestigious clubs, Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Muirfield Village Golf Club, as part of its Labor Day weekend golf festivities, will host two separate 12-hole tournaments, during which golfers will be encouraged to play one tee up from where they normally play...

A Living Legacy: 11 weeks, 10 events, six different tours, five countries, all Nicklaus Design
One of Jack Nicklaus’ legacies is not only playing the game better than anyone in history, but designing the places where the game is played around the world. One of the Golden Bear’s most gratifying accomplishments is the 90 or more courses he’s designed that have hosted more than 650 professional tournaments worldwide. That has never been more on display than this week and summer.

Golden Bear pays return visit to Wynstone Golf Club, near Chicago
Jack Nicklaus, golf legend and pre-eminent golf course designer, visited Wynstone Golf Club in North Barrington on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The Golden Bear designed the course at Wynstone, which opened in 1989, and reviewed the course to evaluate the growth and maturity of his creation.
“The 3rd Annual Taste of
The First Tee" raises record $300,000 to benefit
Chicago-area youths
Jack Nicklaus joined PGA Tour professional Luke Donald, the world’s No. 1-ranked player, to host “The 3rd Annual Taste of The First Tee,” raising a record total of $300,000 for The First Tee of Greater Chicago on August 17th. Golf broadcaster David Feherty served as Master of Ceremonies and he, Jack, and Luke entertained the more than 300 attendees with stories from the links, with presentations from President and CEO of Terlato Wine Group Bill Terlato, The First Tee CEO Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., and youth participants rounding out the evening.

The benefit, which doubled the money raised from the previous year, featured a special tasting of the Jack Nicklaus Cabernet Sauvignon...