About

Anthony Pioppi

Anthony Pioppi is the author of “To the Nines,” and “The History of The Minikahda Club Golf Course,” that is scheduled to be published in 2012 and coauthor of “Haunted Golf.”

Pioppi has written for magazines including Golf Course Architecture, Golfdom, Links, GolfPunk and GolfWeek.

The Executive Director of the Seth Raynor Society, Pioppi is an overseas member of the St. Andrews Golf Club, Scotland. His home layout is the municipally-run Hunter Golf Course in Meriden, Conn.

Since 1998, when he left the world of daily newspaper reporting after 12 years as a reporter, Pioppi’s life has been immersed in golf.

For the first two years after leaving the newspaper business, Pioppi worked on golf course grounds crews in Florida and Connecticut. He spent two summers working at TPC River Highlands, home of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship. Pioppi was also a volunteer grounds crew member at the 2000 and 2005 Open Championships (both at the Old Course), the 2005 Walker Cup (Chicago Golf Club), the 2006 Curtis Cup (Pacific Dunes) and the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open (Newport Country Club).

Pioppi is also an architectural consultant and has consulted at Dudley Hill Golf Course and Fenwick Golf Course, among others.

He is  in the process of developing an affordable nine-hole daily fee course in his hometown of Middletown, Conn., which he co-designed with Brian Silva.

 

 

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  1. Cyndi Robbins

    Maine Trifecta – June 25-27, 2019

    The Maine Inn

    As an accredited travel writer we would like to invite you and a guest to a two night stay at the resort, including a round of golf with cart at each course. We are looking for 4- 8 golf writers and their spouses, or significant other to enjoy golf as its finest in South Central Maine

    The Maine Trifecta is the merging of three of Maine’s best golf courses – Poland Spring Golf Course, Spring Meadows Golf Club, and Fox Ridge Golf Club. We have combined forces to create the Maine Golf Trifecta Package including accommodations at the Poland Spring Resort with all-you can-eat meal buffets.

    Spring Meadow Golf Course

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    3PM or later check in to The Maine Inn. The Maine Inn, a gracious, Colonial style building with a veranda and stately white pillars. This is the center of most activities, entertainment, and the buffet meals. The Inn features a large comfortable lobby with fireplace, Rick’s Pub, gift shop, game room, and the guest library. Closest to the pool and Pro Shop. Three floors, no elevator.

    5-7 PM Dinner and a show at the Maine Inn. We offer an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring an assortment of country-style and ethnic favorites. Our food tastes like your Grandmother is in the kitchen cooking it – simply delicious! Our dining room has family-style seating (similar to a cruise ship and a great way to meet other guests). Please note: as this is a buffet, we cannot make special items to order

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    June 27: Breakfast and check out

    Fox Ridge Golf Course

    Tee times at Fox Ridge – Undiscovered Maine and Fox Ridge Golf Club Best 10 golf course in Maine by Golf Digest. Designed to take advantage of the natural lay of the land which will demand every shot in your bag. Lunch provided by Fox Ridge.

    Meals will be provided by the host courses, the resort and Cyndi’s Dockside. Location: Poland Spring Resort Transportation: not included Gratuities & Alcoholic Beverages: not included June 25-27 Tuesday – Thursday Check in after 3 PM Check out 11 A

    Location: Poland Spring Resort
    Transportations: is not included
    June 25-27 Tuesday – Thursday
    Check in anytime
    Check out 11 AM

    Cyndi Robbins
    Innkeeper
    Poland Spring Resort &
    Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant
    psicyndi@gmail.com

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  2. Allan Bowman

    Anthony

    I am trying to find out more about Seth Raynor’s golf course called the Winter Club. Does the society have any information? I am also trying to figure out if there was ever a logo attached to the club? And any suggestions about original blueprints. The Village Of North Palm Beach bought the golf course from the McCarthur Foundation in 1963 and renamed the course North Palm Beach Country Club (a muni golf course)

    To my knowledge the course was built about 1926 and opened for business in 1927. It is / was about a 4 miles south of Seminole Golf Club. It remained a Raynor golf course until 1990 and Mark McCumber did minor renovation and then Jack Nicklaus renovated the property in 2006.

    My research has led me to believe that Seth Raynor passed away before he built it but his CB McDonald came in and completed his design. I am told we have about 5 or 6 holes of his original design mostly in tact.

    Note: Mark Calcavecchia grew up playing the course as a kid

    Thank you for any information that you can add or share.

    Allan Bowman, PGA
    Head Golf Professional
    North Palm Beach Golf Club

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