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TPC Sawgrass

Only 30 will advance...Who's your pick? #FedExCup #FedExCupPlayoffs #BMWChampionship #UltimateAugust ... See MoreSee Less

Only 30 will advance...Whos your pick? #FedExCup #FedExCupPlayoffs #BMWChampionship #UltimateAugust

 

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My pick is Phireside Phil but Koepka’s the odds fav!

Looking forward to seeing you

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”..... I'm unsure....... But what I do know is that we are so looking forward to being part of the agronomy greenkeeping team for the player's championship in 2020 ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰..... TPC sawgrass holds a special place in my heart ♥

Xander Schauffele gets no respect

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TPC Sawgrass

We would like to wish these 5 pros, who call TPC Sawgrass home, a massive congratulations as they all have earned their PGA TOUR Cards for the next season!๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Left to right: Lanto Griffin, Vince Covello, Tyler McCumber, Tim Wilkinson, and Sebastian Cappelen
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We would like to wish these 5 pros, who call TPC Sawgrass home, a massive congratulations as they all have earned their PGA TOUR Cards for the next season!๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Left to right: Lanto Griffin, Vince Covello, Tyler McCumber, Tim Wilkinson, and Sebastian Cappelen

 

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Congrats fellas. Best wishes for success in 2020

So awesome to see all of their hard work pay off, see you around the Performance Center! Loft and Lie machine is always open for you guys!!!!!!

Congrats Gentlemenโ€ผ๏ธโ›ณ๏ธ May your Fairways be Wide And your Greens be flat & true.! Cheers to a Great Next Season๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ‍♂๏ธ

Congratulations!

Congrats, well done!

Good job gents!๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ‍♂๏ธ

Congrats to all but mostly ... ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Hell yeah! Hard work pays off boys, congrats!

Michael Boeji

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TPC Sawgrass

A beautiful weekend here at TPC Sawgrass. ๐ŸŒ…โ›ณ๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful weekend here at TPC Sawgrass. ๐ŸŒ…โ›ณ๏ธ

 

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Afternoon delight

Great pic Meggo!

Fantastic places, golf course Magic. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍♂๏ธโ›ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

1 week ago

TPC Sawgrass

We are so proud of our Junior League team! Great season, Islanders! ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud of our Junior League team! Great season, Islanders! ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

 

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Great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍♂๏ธโ›ณ

Truly a Great Program.! ... You are teaching tomorrow’s Golfer more about etiquette, character & sportsmanship than you are about chipping & putting.! Thank youโ€ผ๏ธโ›ณ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ‍♂๏ธ๐Ÿ†

Fabulous........ Our future ๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍♂๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍♂๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œโ›ณโ›ณ

Nice!!

2 weeks ago

TPC Sawgrass

Happy Friday! Guess the Green!โ›ณ๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday! Guess the Green!โ›ณ๏ธ

 

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#14, a Beautiful hole!!

Definitely 14th !!

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14th! Tough hole

Boy l Love the changes they made to 17!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ JK Probably the toughest par 4 on the course IMO!!!

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Explore the History of TPC Sawgrass

History of TPC Sawgrass

The history of TPC Sawgrass is synonymous with the history of the TPC Network itself. The club was born from the dream of then PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman to create a special and unique host site forย THE PLAYERS Championship. The event was the only one owned by players of the PGA TOUR, and Bemanโ€™s vision was that this permanent host club would be, too.

Beman first approached the owners of Sawgrass Country Club, the Arvida Corporation, and offered to buy their facility. Not only did they not want to sell, they didnโ€™t believe that Beman would ever get financing or approval to buy a facility. Arvida Chairman Charles Cobb even proposed a $100 โ€œbusiness sportsmanshipโ€ bet to Beman that he could never achieve his dream.

Determined, Beman sought other options to stay in Ponte Vedra Beach. He soon found allies in Jerome and Paul Fletcher, major landowners in the area. They believed in the dream so much that they eventually sold 415 acres of wooded wetlands and swamp to the PGA TOUR for $1.

With the land in hand, approval to build this dream came from the PGA TOUR Policy Board quickly. A formal ceremony to begin construction was held on the heavily wooded site. To mark the occasion, Beman hit a ceremonial “first shot.โ€ Not so happy with the result, Beman decided to take a mulligan and promptly hit another โ€“ the Tournament Players Clubโ€™s first mulligan.

With the club finally built about to officially open, Beman received a special plaque marking the occasion in March, 1980. It showcased a $100 bill, which is on display in the clubhouse with this inscription, “To Deane Beman, the man who did what we said couldn’t be done. From Chuck Cobb and his associates at Arvida, who bet on the difficulty of the task, not on the capability of the man doing the task.”

The creation of TPC Sawgrass as host to THE PLAYERS was based on several unique concepts:

  1. It would be the permanent home of THE PLAYERS, and it would be owned by the PGA TOUR players.
  2. The course and surrounding areas would be built with spectators in mind. It would be the first true “Stadium Course,” designed and built to improve the overall on-site fan experience.
  3. Prior to the construction of the TPC, nearly all of the great tournaments were played at private clubs where the average fan rarely had a chance to play. The TPC would be a course of great design and character that would be accessible to all golf fans.

Working with golf course architect Pete Dye, Beman wanted a course design that would favor no particular player or style of play. To meet this goal, an extensive effort was made to design a balanced golf course. There had to be a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. There had to be both right and left doglegs. The course routing was laid out so no two consecutive holes ever played in the same direction. With this concept, wind direction would have a more balanced influence on the field of players.

For the first time, spectator viewing was given full consideration in the design and layout of a golf course. The site was a North Florida wetland, flat and heavily wooded. Dye had noted that there were no more than 18 inches of elevation above the waterline anywhere on the property. Lakes were created not only for strategic play of a hole, but also for fill that was needed to create the contours of play and the first “stadium” mounding.

Key locations were designated around the 1st and 10th tees and at the 9th, 16th, 17th and 18th greens, where strategic viewing areas were built. These would be large, gently sloping mounds up to 30 feet high. From these vantage points, for the first time in golf, thousands of spectators would have unobstructed views of tournament play, similar to being in a baseball or football stadium.

An unexpected by-product of the lake construction was the island green at the 17th hole. What was originally designed as a small pond near the green continued to be dug for the valuable sand base found in that area. After the excavation work, nearly all of the area around the green was surrounded by water. Now it is perhaps the most famous par-3 in the world. Dye credits his wife, Alice, with the concept of building an island green after she saw the construction site one day.

The inaugural PLAYERS Championship was held at TPC Sawgrass in 1982 โ€“ leaving most of the true players wide-eyed with wonder. The original design was met with mixed reactions, many of them highly critical. Adding to the controversy was the fact that many of the dayโ€™s top players didnโ€™t make the cut โ€“ including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The eventโ€™s first champion was Jerry Pate โ€“ who followed his win by tossing Dye and Beman both into the lake at #18 โ€“ then jumping in himself.

In 1987, Pete Dye and Jerry Pate contributed to the legacy of TPC Sawgrass once again when the Stadiumโ€™s sister course โ€“ Dyeโ€™s Valley Course โ€“ opened for play. Dye and Pate designed the course with Bobby Weed, resulting in another track thatโ€™s been recognized among the countryโ€™s best.

Almost 30 years after Deane Beman first set out to bring his dream to life, THE PLAYERSโ€™ club stands as not only one of the strongest fields in tournament golf, but also as one of the select, must-play courses for fans across the world.