Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Arizona Republic Republished in USA Today By Bob Young  Scottsdale’s Tom Lehman reminded reporters at Desert Mountain’s Cochise Course last week that he still has to earn his way back to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship before he can defend his title. And that means being among the top 30 in Schwab Cup points — which are awarded based on earnings in Champions Tour events — when the Nov. 1-4 tournament arrives at Desert Mountain. Read the full article here, or download the PDF version below.

Arizona Golf Association Online By Bill Huffman –  There still is about six months to go before the Scottsdale debut of the Charles Schwab Cup, the season-ending Champions Tour event that delivers a $2.5 million purse to the top-30 money winners from 2012 as well as $1 million annuity to the overall winner. Even so, organizers are working nonstop to get the word out while searching for sponsors and volunteers. Apparently that’s why Ian Knight, the tournament’s executive director, and Bob Jones, the chief operating officer at the host club, Desert Mountain, met with the media on Wednesday (May 16). Oh, yes, and reigning Charles Schwab Cup champion Tom Lehman also made the drive up Pima Road from his home at DC Ranch just to liven up the occasion. Or as Jones said of the tournament and how it relates to the long-time Scottsdale resident: “Just a little event that Tom’s going to win. Right, Tom?” Don’t be surprised if it happens, as Lehman and Desert Mountain go way back. Read the full article here, or download the PDF version below.

Phoenix Business Journal By Patrick O’Grady –   Not all technology has to be monumentally significant to business. Some of it can simply help people learn how to hit a ball with a crooked stick. Desert Mountain Club Inc. recently shelled out $1.6 million to overhaul its golf academy and become a little more tech-savvy. That has included implementing a three-dimensional motion-capture system to see how a golfer swings, a FlightScope system that uses Doppler radar to show how the club and ball are moving, and a video analysis system that the club claims Tiger Woods uses. Read the full article here, or download the PDF version below.