April 2014 Issue

April 2014 Soirée
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A man can find room in his heart for a second love. Frank Broyles, 89, made his name in college football, specifically Arkansas Razorbacks college football. Broyles and the game are so synonymous he has a major trophy — the Broyles Award for the top college assistant in the nation — and the field and athletic center at Fayetteville’s Reynolds Razorback Stadium named after him. He is also in the halls of fame of several different bowl games, as well as the Arkansas Sports Hall of...

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previous issues
April 2013
Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson...
April 2012
Warren Stephens, owner of the Alotian...
March 2011
A common picturesque view from an Arkansas...
Don't get taken in by the view. Signature holes offer an enticing combination of scenery and challenges for the discerning golfer. Here are some of our favorites from around Arkansas. read more >
If a golfer hasn't broken through with a first PGA Tour victory by age 44, it's unlikely to happen these days, what with all the up-and-coming young whippersnappers with their monstrous drives and steely nerves. But Ken Duke, who had three career, second-place finishes on Tour, persevered and earned that victory, beating Chris Stroud in a two-hole playoff. read more >
An update on the state's most popular professional golfers. read more >
For Taylor Loeb, Cameron McRae and young players like them across the nation, the college recruiting process offers its share of opportunities and challenges. For the parents who want the best possible deal for the kids, the question is how best to navigate that process. read more >
As any course owner will tell you, golf is an expensive business. Even with the largess of the Stephens family in Little Rock, golf has been a costly endeavor at the First Tee of Central Arkansas. read more >
Scott Crisco has played a lot of golf, but he'd never played 72 holes in a single day. Yet the idea of doing what he loved — playing golf — and making it worthwhile for the First Tee of Central Arkansas was what drew him to the First Tee's course on a hot Friday in early October. read more >
Ron Whitten doesn't throw platitudes around willy-nilly about every golf course he sees. Golf Digest's esteemed expert on golf courses and architecture has to truly be moved, and to see his comments in national print about the new Mystic Creek Golf Course in El Dorado speaks volumes. read more >
These businessmen, and our celebrity Q&A guest Lisa Cornwell, have found a way to make some of those dreams come true. The group includes some of the state's top amateur competitors and others who simply embraced the game at a young age and never looked back. read more >
More and more the top golf organizations are reaching out with new ways to keep the public and interested parties updated on what is going on within their associations. read more >
While the state golf associations are steadily coming to embrace social media, giving golfers something to do with their smart phones between rounds, there are some apps that can be handy once play is underway. read more >
After reaching a crossroads a couple years ago, the Trail is again focused on what it does best, providing a wide range of golf experiences and showcasing Arkansas to residents and visitors alike. read more >
For the third consecutive year Arkansas Business and Executive Golfer readers have voted with their hearts — and their clubs — to select Cooper's Hawk as the top public or semi-private course in Arkansas. read more >
It used to be that the Masters was decided on its lightning-fast greens. But year after year, as pros hit it longer off the tee, Augusta has been adding trees all over the course, pinching these pros in tighter. Reportedly, the joke among some PGA players after learning the Eisenhower Tree was gone, was that they'd wished Mother Nature had taken away a few hundred other trees that have suddenly appeared, full-grown, in spots that previously were advantageous to attacking a hole. read more >
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