Check out this chain of events... shows you how quickly news can travel these days:
Yesterday Bill Newton, GCSAA's manager of media and public relations, posted a blurb about course changes at this week's Arnold Plamer Invitational at Bay Hill on www.GCSAA.org. He then went to the GCSAAmedia Twitter account (which now has 501 followers) and posted a tweet about this information being available.
Great work by our media department here. Here's the original blurb, it's GCSAA's "Golf Course Fact of the Week":
This week the PGA Tour returns to Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard in Orlando. Bay Hill underwent a four-month renovation after the 2009 event that repositioned every bunker, moving fairway bunkers farther from tees, greenside bunkers closer to collars and making the half-blind bunkers clearly visible with sand faces pulled to the tops of mounds like cresting waves. Greens were regrassed with Emerald Dwarf bermudagrass, their corners squared off and edges flattened, creating more than 40 new pin positions. New tees stretch the course to 7,381 yards with a par of 72, as holes No. 4 and 16 are now par 5s.
An 18-year GCSAA member, M. John Anderson is director of golf course maintenance operations at Bay Hill and has been there for 22 years. He has the bermudagrass rough at 4 inches high and the greens rolling 10 ½ feet on the Stimpmeter. Bay Hill uses effluent water for irrigation of the golf course. Palmer is the club owner, president and redesign architect. He won GCSAA’s highest honor in 1983, the Old Tom Morris Award.
Best of luck to John Anderson and his staff at Bay Hill -- looking forward to watching the tournament this weekend!