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June 14, 2008

Rub of the Green: Terre Haute director of golf wants to improve services

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When asked his plans for Terre Haute golf courses, Ryan explained, “Houston Country Club was rated No. 1 in providing services to its members among all the country’s golf clubs. I would like to see our courses adopt that same philosophy. We want to provide the same quality service that the golfer gets at Pebble Beach or Shinnecock Hills.”

“I’d also like to see us sponsor a two-man match play tourney with 36 two-man teams. There are many outstanding players in Terre Haute, and this would make an interesting tournament. Also, we will be hosting the Indiana Assistant Professional’s Championship later this summer.

“We have an excellent staff here. Ed Grayless has been an assistant for 14 years and he does an outstanding job.”

With Ryan Klopfenstein’s background along with the energy and expertise he exhibits in his profession, there is little doubt that he will succeed in making Hulman Links a most viable venue to enjoy golf to it’s fullest on one of the country’s outstanding and demanding golf courses.



It was gratifying to see Darren Clarke knock in a 40-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win the BMW-Asian Open played in Shanghai, China a few weeks back.

After Clarke’s wife died in 2006, the Northern Irishman spiraled from a position among the top 10 golfers in the world ranking to 236. He now hopes to play his way to a position on the European Ryder Cup Team where he has performed so admirably in the past.

Darren’s record includes 11 wins on the European Tour and a 2000 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship when he defeated Tiger Woods in a 36-hole final match.



We have a problem. We have been listing names of those golfers worthy to be pickers and choosers in local, informal competitions.

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