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The Freeing Fairway

A Rich History The first documented round of golf played in Oklahoma was in 1900 at Guthrie Country Club, seven years before the former Indian Territory gained statehood. In the century-plus since, the Sooner State has developed a colorful golf history. With plenty of great private and public courses for all skill levels open and developing around the state, Oklahoma has...

Southern Hills Makes History

For an unprecedented fifth time, Southern Hills Country Club is hosting the PGA Championship from May 16-22. No other club has hosted this golfing major even four times.  “I think it solidifies our stature in major championship golf and hosting majors. We’re honored,” says Nick Sidorakis, Southern Hills general manager and chief operating officer. “This is our eighth major. We’ve...

May The Course Be With You

.ugb-502d903 > .ugb-inner-block > .ugb-block-content > .ugb-columns__item{grid-template-columns:0.66fr 1.34fr !important} Getting Started:The Fundamentals  Three Oklahoma PGA golf professionals have similar responses when asked for their best advice in learning to play golf: find a good teacher and take some lessons first. “If you don’t, things will be harder to correct when you do take lessons,” says Tim Fleming, head pro at Oklahoma City...

Dan Rooney

To sum up the accomplishments of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney is quite the feat. He is the founder of the Owasso-based nonprofit Folds of Honor; a fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves; a PGA golf professional; an author and motivational speaker; and a decorated veteran, with three tours in Iraq and a long list of commendations and awards...

From Fairways to Backyards

The proposal was pretty much a no-brainer for David Charney, founder and CEO of Capital Homes. After an Arkansas investment group approached him about a housing development project at Emerald Falls, a defunct golf course on the eastern edge of Broken Arrow, he moved on the opportunity and added to Oklahoma’s growing list of converting fairways to backyards. “I reviewed the...