golf http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Leader Of USGA From St. Louis; Talks Belly Putters, Arm Chair Officials And Expanding The Game http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-leader-usga-st-louis-talks-belly-putters-arm-chair-officials-and-expanding-game <p>For the next two years, the governing body of golf in the United States will be led by St. Louis attorney Tom O’Toole. When he became president of the United States Golf Association (USGA) last month, O’Toole spoke about the need to increase the accessibility and prominence of the sport.</p><p>He reiterated that idea today when he discussed the future of golf with&nbsp; <em>St. Louis on the Air </em>host Don Marsh. Fellow St. Louisans and big-name amateur golfers Ellen Port and Jim Holtgrieve joined the conversation.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:17:43 +0000 Camille Phillips 34401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Leader Of USGA From St. Louis; Talks Belly Putters, Arm Chair Officials And Expanding The Game Bellerive officials study this week's Senior PGA Championship http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bellerive-officials-study-weeks-senior-pga-championship <p>The General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis&nbsp;is in&nbsp;Benton Harbor, Michigan, this week&nbsp;asking a lot of questions.&nbsp;</p><p>Bellerive is the host golf course next year at this time for the Senior PGA Championship, which is&nbsp;now underway at the Harbor Shores golf course.&nbsp;Jeffery Kreafle is entering his fourth year as the GM and COO at Bellerive. It&rsquo;s the first time he&rsquo;s been involved with a golf course that&rsquo;s slated to be the site of a major.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s trying to keep from being overwhelmed.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 19:51:29 +0000 Bill Raack & Greg Echlin 3786 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bellerive officials study this week's Senior PGA Championship In the market to buy a golf course? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/market-buy-golf-course <p>An 18-hole golf course in southern Illinois could be yours for $750,000.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.bnd.com/2011/11/15/1942044/for-sale-50-year-old-18-hole-golf.html">Belleville News-Democrat reports</a> that the family of Joseph Trover is selling the <a href="http://www.yorktowngolf.net/">Yorktown Golf Course</a> in Belleville.</p><p>They have owned the 38-acre property since 1992 and hope to keep it a golf course. Trover says he is willing to come down on the price because a golf course is good for the community and people.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:00:43 +0000 The Associated Press 2489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In the market to buy a golf course? Bellerive Country Club wins bids for two major golf events http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bellerive-country-club-wins-bids-two-major-golf-events <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bellerivecc.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp">Bellerive Country Club</a> in suburban Town and Country has been named by the Professional Golf Association as the location for not one, but two major events over the next several years.</p><p>Bellerive will host the Senior PGA Championship&nbsp; in 2013 followed by the 100th PGA Championship in 2018.</p> Fri, 06 May 2011 21:05:56 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Rachel Lippmann 1192 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bellerive Country Club wins bids for two major golf events