April 2013 Issue

April 2013 Soirée
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About the same time Stephens Inc. chief executive officer Warren Stephens was putting together his Alotian Club in central Arkansas, another man with means in northwest Arkansas had a similar idea for an exquisitely designed, exclusive, private course in his neck of the woods. John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods Inc., wanted his golfing friends in the area to have a dynamic challenge but with gorgeous views and the meandering Clear Creek — literally in his backyard — in play. In 2004...

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April 2012
Warren Stephens, owner of the Alotian...
March 2011
A common picturesque view from an Arkansas...
March 2010
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The Western Golf Association sought out Warren Stephens' exclusive golf enclave for its prestigious Western Amateur tournament, which typically has been staged at top courses in the Chicago area and last year drew a field from 13 countries. In fact, for 43 years the Western Am has not been played outside the Chicago area or away from its previous permanent residence, Michigan's Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club. read more >
Golfer Stacy Lewis donated at least $100,000 to the University of Arkansas athletic department during the off-season and was honored as a member of the A Club — former athletes who contribute at least $100,000 to the school — in November at a Razorback football game. read more >
Where do they play? What's in the bag? And what do they get out of the game of golf? Here are nine Arkansas executives and the sport they love. read more >
Dan Snider, a native Texan, considers himself an Arkansan, and the state and many of its golfers have embraced the easy-going Snider over the years. Last fall, it all culminated in Snider's induction into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame. read more >
Two scenic tests of golf in central Arkansas for the past decade-plus bucked a nationwide trend that had seen courses shutting down. They rose from the dead thanks to ownership groups committed to putting the money back into their courses and not concerning themselves with profit. read more >
Only two golfers with Arkansas connections have won the U.S. Open, and neither were natives. Both made Arkansas their adopted home later in life, however. Both Tommy Bolt and Jack Fleck found Arkansas to be an apt description of The Natural State: It's a golf course waiting to be built. read more >
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