Golf News Roundup May 7, 2020: Awards

Here’s a roundup of some recent awards and honors across the golf world.

Golf Association of Michigan Gives Distinguished Service Award To John Schulte of Birmingham Country Club

For his long service to the game of golf in Michigan, the GAM has awarded John Schulte the Distinguished Service Award. For the full story, follow the link: Golf Association of Michigan Gives Schulte Distinguished Service Award

University of Miami’s Renate Grimstad Awarded 2020 Dinah Shore Trophy

Grimstad, a 2020 Second-Team All-American selection, honored for golf excellence, leadership skills and community service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 7, 2020) – Renate Grimstad of the University of Miami has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Dinah Shore Trophy, cementing her status as one of the top collegiate female players who has made an impact on the golf course through her leadership and also on society through charitable endeavor.

Administered by the LPGA Foundation, the Dinah Shore Trophy Award recognizes female collegiate golfers who excel in both academics (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and athletics – playing in at least 50% of the team’s scheduled events – while maintaining a 78.00 or less scoring average. In addition, nominees must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and community service.

“It means to much so me to cap off my senior year this way, even though it didn’t go exactly as planned with this pandemic going on,” said Grimstad in a video acceptance speech. “I want to say thank you to everybody who does what they can every day so that myself and other collegiate players can keep chasing our dreams and do what we love the most. This wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. It’s a true testament to me that hard work and dedication over time truly pays off. I’m super humbled and I’m very excited for what’s to come.”

Grimstad, of Bergen, Norway, is a leader both in the classroom and on the golf course. She was named to the All-ACC Academic team in her first three seasons and earned WGCA All-Academic honors in 2018 and 2019. Grimstad is a three-year Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member and was the senior captain. She boasts a 3.853 GPA while majoring in sport administration and minoring in sport medicine.

Golf Digest Honors Dustin Johnson Golf School As One Of The Game’s Top Instructional Facilities

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – For the second consecutive year, the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, S.C., has earned acclaim from the game’s leading publication.

Golf Digest has released its 2020 Editors’ choice list of the “Best Golf Schools & Academies,” and the Dustin Johnson Golf School is included among 24 of the nation’s top-rated institutions of higher golf learning. It has earned a prominent place alongside such renowned facilities as the Michael Breed Golf Academy (New York), Dave Pelz Golf Schools (Texas) and the PGA Tour Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass (Florida).

Earlier this year, Golf Digest included Dustin Johnson Golf School Director of Coaching Allen Terrell among South Carolina’s honorees in the magazine’s “Best Teachers in Your State” list for 2019-2020.

Sea Pines Country Club Recognized By Club Management Magazine

Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head Island’s premier private club, has been recognized by Club Management Magazine for its “State-of-the-Art Clubhouse” design.

The official publication of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), Club Management recognized select clubs across the U.S. that have re-invented themselves as “stylish, modern venues” that create “unique experiences and draw in members.”

Sea Pines Country Club was selected due to its “Vision 2020” long-range plan, relationship to its location, and overall integration with the natural Lowcountry environment. The magazine highlighted the club’s fitness center, expansive pool deck, Blue Heron Pub & Grille and its marshview gathering area featuring a  firepit and bocce court.

Giants Ridge Receives Coveted Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award

Premier Minnesota Destination Honored in Midwest ‘Best Golf Resorts’ Category

(BIWABIK, Minn.) – Giants Ridge – Minnesota’s leading golf resort set in the rugged beauty of the Mesabi Iron Range – has received the coveted “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest in the “Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest” category for 2020.

Celebrating the “best of the best” golf destinations, Giants Ridge was one of only eight resorts listed in the Midwest and the only destination in Minnesota. Other prestigious properties named include The American Club, Arcadia Bluffs, Erin Hills, Forest Dunes, French Lick, The Inn at Bay Harbor and Sand Valley.

Located just over three hours from the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area, Giants Ridge boasts two of the highest ranked layouts in state, The Quarry and The Legend. 

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto Awarded Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards for Second Consecutive Year

LORETO, Baja California Sur, Mexico (May 5, 2020) — Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, home of the highly-regarded TPC Danzante Bay, has received a 2020 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Award as one of the Best Resorts in Mexico And Central America.  

“Receiving this recognition from Golf Digest two years in a row is a true honor,” said Owen Perry, founding partner of The Villa Group, which owns and operates the Villa del Palmar resort and Danzante Bay luxury lifestyle community at The Islands of Loreto. “As our golf course becomes more well-known and golfers experience one of the most outstanding golf destinations in the world, awards like these are a real honor.” 

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