News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Rub of the Green

June 14, 2008

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



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.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Rub of the Green
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010