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  • Heeere's Johnny!Johnny Millers Plans to Breathe New Life into Silverado Resort, a Course Near & Dear to His Heart. p.9

    8: NEWS & NOTES FROM THE WORLD OF TROON 13: OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW 16: O CANADAGEMS OF ALBERTA VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6 JUNE 2011

  • Volume 2, Number 6 June 2011

    EDITORIAL

    E D I T O R I A L D I R E C T O R George Fuller [email protected]

    E D I T O R I A L A D V I S O R Y B O A R D Brett Brooks, Tim Greenwell

    C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R Kevin Gilbert

    S E C T I O N E D I T O R S Tom Bedell (travel), Malcolm Campbell (at large), Scott Kauffman (business), Jason Kerkmans (apparel), Scott Kramer (equipment), Jeff Williams (professional golf)

    C O N T R I B U T I N G W R I T E R S / P H O T O G RA P H E R S/ I L LU S T RAT O R S Joann Dost, Mark Newcombe, Rob Smith

    A D V I S O R Y B O A R D Fred Ackerman, Dave Barkin, Quentin Lutz

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    N AT I O N A L A D V E RT I S I N G D I R E C T O R Kristin Ackerman Heaton [email protected]

    A D V E RT I S I N G M A N A G E R S Steve Bliman, Richard Holcomb, George Junger, Jeanne Louise Pyle, RMS Media Group

    Copyright 2011 by Flagship Custom Publishing. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission from Flagship Custom Publishing. Troon Golf & Travel is published by license with Troon Golf by Flagship Custom Publishing, LLC, P.O. Box 2120, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. Editorial inquiries should be directed to: [email protected]

    George Fuller, [email protected]

    EDITOR'S NOTE

    LEGENDARY ENCOUNTERThe morning of April 29 dawned bright and blue, as if the Napa Valley CVB had ordered it so. I was making my way toward the stately mansion that houses Silverado Resort's main dining room and lounge and also serves as the guest check in lobby.

    "George!" I heard someone call behind me. "Good morning!"I turned and saw Johnny Miller approaching, cheery as the day was

    bright. Having only met him the previous evening, I was impressed that he remembered my name. Not every legend does.

    "Good morning!" I said. "And happy birthday!"Johnny Miller had every reason to celebrate that fine April day. He was

    celebrating his 65th birthday by hosting the Grand Re-Opening of the North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa, the iconic Napa Valley property he and a group of investors had recently purchased. His first order of business after escrow closed: redesign the North Course.

    And what a job well done. Having played the North Course at Silverado over the years, I can attest that what was a good course with great beauty now is a great course with greater beauty after Miller's redesign. And he is not done. You can read about his plans to bring Silverado on par with the best golf resorts in the country in my feature starting on page 9 of this issue.

    But I also have to say that while his work as a course designer struck me as more impressive than ever (to be honest, I've often found the courses he has designed to be too di!cult), what I most enjoyed was what I perceived to be an evolution of the man himself. Known as a no-punches-pulled, sometimes caustic, announcer on his NBC golf telecasts, whose comments sometimes touch nerves in players and viewers alike, I found him to be a "kinder, gentler" person than I had anticipated.

    To this end, one of my favorite quotes from the fireside chat he and a small group of us writers had the evening before his birthday was, "Maybe my announcing doesn't bring that much pleasure to the players," he said with a sly grin, "but at this stage in my life, my goal is to bring pleasure to people. I hope Silverado does that."

    I know it did to me, as did a few minutes with a living legend who remembered my name.

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    Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist, is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States

    Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews to do the annual paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships. This year, 2011, marks 22 years since Hartough was first

    commissioned by the USGA to create annual paintings and prints of U.S. Open venues. She painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, when Hale Irwin won at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of

    some of golfs most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenerys natural

    beauty and respect for the games history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas.

    A slide show of Hartough's work can be seen at her website. Click on "Studio" and then "Art Show." You'll want to start

    collecting too. hartough.com

    ART IMITATING GOLFswilcan bridge & 18th hole, old course at st andrews

  • 1: ON COURSE+OFF COURSE =OF COURSEFour new on course/o8-course shoes from

    Ashworth have caught our eye. The highlight of the collection is the Cardi!,

    a spikeless golf shoe with the cross-over appeal of a town shoe. Playability, wearability

    and a sure-footed spikeless sole unite with tumbled leathers and rich suede accents to

    take the Cardi8 from the course to the clubhouse and beyond. $120;

    ashworthgolf.com

    2: THE SWEATERThe Sunice Mackenzie performance merino

    wool sweater does not just come with a windproof liner, it also features easy breath-ing vents for those shoulder season rounds

    when the temperature can drop and rise faster than your score. And though this

    full-zippered sweater looks stylish enough to wear in the clubhouse for dinner, it feels even

    better as it warms you up before an early morning round. $200. sunice.com

    3: STAND & DELIVERThe aG Tour stand bag by Adidas delivers on-course comfort and performance with full-length shaft dividers, six pockets, and insulated water bottle sleeve and a new

    ultra-light stand and base system... all in 6.5 pounds. $229.99;

    adidasgolf.com

    4: WHITE BULLETAdvanced aerodynamics match with that trendy white crown and black clubface in

    TaylorMade's new Women's Burner Superfast 2.0. The result is a club that will

    get you further with more roll... and an ever-so-sweet feel. $199;

    taylormadegolf.com

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    Ranked #19 in the state, Sharks Tooth is a private club, but reciprocal privileges are extended to members of other private clubs; and to guests staying at the nearby WaterColor Inn. With its fairways lined by loblolly pine and stately oak trees, and with half a dozen holes back-dropped by Lake Powell, there are no more beautiful courses in the state. Norman, the Great White Shark, calls this one of his favorite designs. Find out why for yourself! (We promise you wont get bit.)

    Come play one of the top-rated courses in Florida, the Greg Norman-designed SHARKS TOOTH GOLF CLUB.

    www.sharkstoothgolfclub.com | 850.249.3015

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    JASON KERKMANSBy

    APPAREL: SHORTS

    GET SHORTY Shorts are shorts, right? thats what weve always thought. let them be comfortable enough in the waist so that we can enjoy a hot dog at the turn and long enough in the leg so we dont expose skin previously unseen by the sun, and were good to go.

    that was until we started trying on a few pairs of this years performance shortslong on style and comfortand never wanted to take them off. proving how comfortable golf shorts really should

    be, these five all make use of technical fabrics that can easily be found in workout shorts. yet, each of these shorts are just as capable in and around the resort for anyone with an already full suitcase.

    on the course, whether youre playing at troon north in scottsdale or the ocean club in the bahamas, the right pair of shorts can make a good round better or a bad round untenable. so, slide on a pair of these shorts and get walking.

    long on style, this performance apparel stops at the knee

    Swing FreeSilicone tape inside the waistband of the

    Puma Golf Patterned Bermuda ($65) shorts earns points by holding a tucked-in shirt in place. But its the Teflon coating on

    the exterior that youll appreciate most. Not only does it increase the durability

    of the cotton/polyester/elastane blend, it also protects against stains. Hello mustard.

    puma.com/golf

    Unleash the AthleteThe Collection Pattern Short ($65) is con-structed from Nikes Dri-Fit fabric, a blend of cotton, polyester and spandex that pulls moisture away from the interior fabric that

    touches the skin, leaving it to evaporate on the exterior of the shorts. So while they

    may look like contemporary golf shorts, they make you feel like going for a run,

    bike and swim as a pre-round warm-up. nikegolf.com

    Power PlaidAshworths refined casual look has upped the style quotient on courses around the world as of late, but walk 18 in a pair of

    the Flat Front Polyester Plaid ($65) shorts this season and youll finish your round remembering the way the 100 percent

    polyester microfiber fabric never bunched nor constricted your step or swing.

    ashworthgolf.com

    Get GameQuagmire creates athletically cut golf ap-parel thats styled for this decade and not

    something that might have hung in pro shops back in the 1

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