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Nicklaus News – November

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Jack Nicklaus Opens the Masters with Tee Shot for ‘Play Yellow’ Children’s Charity 

Six-time Masters winner Jack Nicklaus hit a ceremonial tee shot last week to open the 84th Masters Tournament and donated the hat and glove he wore to raise money for children’s hospitals. The Children’s Miracle Network, Nicklaus Companies, and joined forces for perhaps one of the most rare and unique auctions in sports. With the help of long-time Nicklaus partner AHEAD headwear, as well as ASHER golf gloves, the Golden Bear wore a special Play Yellow glove and hat for the occasion, then signed both items and donated them to CMN to auction via its Play Yellow website The CMN, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, and the PGA TOUR announced the $100 Million Play Yellow Campaign last year. AHEAD also created a special Play Yellow hat with all sales benefiting the CMN

Nicklaus-Miura Irons
Nicklaus-Miura Irons

Nicklaus-Miura Commemorative Irons Sold Out 

The first collaboration between these two iconic golf brands featured an exclusive collection of irons ($2,750) that sold out online in less than three days. Forged from premium soft carbon steel (S20C), the Nicklaus set is a one-of-a-kind offering that will be delivered to customers beginning in March. Design work is already underway with Miura and Nicklaus for a new player development club set for 2021.

Jack Nicklaus Joins GOLF Magazine as Contributing Editor
Jack on GOLF covers

Jack Nicklaus Joins GOLF Magazine as Contributing Editor 

The Golfer of the Century reunited this year with the golf industry’s leading media organization, providing exclusive print and digital content across all platforms. is golf’s No. 1 website with more than 5 million monthly unique visitors.

Jack Nicklaus Apparel Shop
Jack Nicklaus Apparel Shop

Jack Nicklaus Apparel Launches Business in Middle East 

Nicklaus Brands recently completed a license with eGolf International, LLC, the No. 1 golf retailer in the Middle East, to distribute Jack Nicklaus Apparel in the region. The Jack Nicklaus collection will be featured in specialty golf stores, golf courses, and online in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, and Jordan.

Jack Nicklaus Apparel License

Jack Nicklaus Apparel License in Italy Extended to 2025

Entering its second decade together, Nicklaus Brands and Golf House extended its successful relationship that will now include Hungary. Headquartered in Milan, Golf House’s talented fashion designers are also responsible for styling the Jack Nicklaus Ladies Collection each season for distribution around the world.

Nicklaus Brands Expands Product Categories into Bags and Accessories

New York City fashion brand FH Wadsworth, best known for its high-end leather and suede bags, launched its first golf line in the new Nicklaus Collection for Nicklaus courses, resorts, and events in addition to its existing online offering. The first Nicklaus Collection debuts online this holiday season with a variety of bags and accessories all featuring the iconic Golden Bear logo. 

Nicklaus Brands Partners with Upper Deck and Fanatics for Autographed Memorabilia

The industry leaders in authentic signed memorabilia will create exclusive Jack Nicklaus product collections for fans that will include cards, prints, pin flags, and other items signed by the Golfer of the Century. Designs its First Exclusive, Limited-Edition Nicklaus Collection

Launched last week in time for the 2020 Masters Tournament, the Nicklaus Collection offers consumers a first-time opportunity to sport the classic Golden Bear style with an eye-catching array of hats, gloves, and accessories in their favorite styles and colors. The limited-edition Golden Bear hats, manufactured by AHEAD, sold out in one week. also partnered with ASHER Golf to create an exclusive collection box of three golf gloves that retailed for $75— donated 10% of every box sold to Play Yellow.

Golden Bear Turf on Record Pace in 2020

In its seventh year as a Nicklaus partner, Southwest Greens is setting records for the distribution of Golden Bear Turf and the design of custom home putting greens in a surge of home construction projects this year. The production team recently documented custom turf projects in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona that capture the video evolution of design and construction of Nicklaus Design/Southwest Greens home greens: the story will air on in December. SWG, the nation’s leader in synthetic turf and custom greens, features Golden Bear Turf, the high-performance turf first created for Jack Nicklaus’s residence and his home putting green.

Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill
Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill

The Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill Reopens at the Fort Lauderdale Airport   

After airport restaurant shutdowns due to COVID-19 restrictions, the popular Nicklaus eatery at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opened its doors this month and welcomed back diners to enjoy some of Barbara’s favorite recipes.

Video Spotlight:

Take a behind-the-scenes look as Jack and Jack II work on the historic renovation of Muirfield Village Golf Club.

2020 Muirfield Village Golf Club Renovation Preview
2020 Muirfield Village Golf Club Renovation Preview

Nicklaus Design Around the World

“Like the rest of the world, Nicklaus Design has taken on the challenges of the Covid-19 virus pandemic to continue our active projects as well as seek out new development opportunities.” said Nicklaus Design President Paul Stringer. “Some of our team can travel and some of our team is working from home, but they’re all actively engaging with our clients worldwide, virtually or in-person during the construction and planning process. Additionally, we have added new prospects that include projects in Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Europe. Domestically, Nicklaus Design continues with a robust renovation business with added new prospects and several golf courses in planning or under construction.”

  • USA

American Dunes

Jack and Barbara Lt Rooney American Dunes-web
Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, Barbara and Jack

“I love the game of golf, but I love my country even more.”

– Jack Nicklaus

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus traveled to the eastern shores of Lake Michigan last month for a special preview event at the recently completed American Dunes Golf Club. Inspired by his patriotism and passion to support our veterans, Jack helped Lt. Col. Dan Rooney see his dream become reality at American Dunes, which supports American warriors and funds the legacies of their families through the Folds of Honor. The public can look forward to enjoying the course when it officially opens on May 1, 2021.

  • Family Fun in Tennessee  The Cheekwood Golf Club announced this month its selection of Nicklaus Design to transform its existing course into a family-friendly, 9-hole golf experience. “We are a family-focused community, and Nicklaus Design is the perfect partner to create something new and fun for our community,” said Todd Jester of Cheekwood.  Chris Cochran is leading the Nicklaus Design team and looks to bring more innovation and fun to the golf experience. Located in Franklin, Tennessee, the new Cheekwood layout will also feature a state-of-the-art practice and teaching facility that can be enjoyed by golfers of all ages.
Kilada Hills Commences Construction in Greece
Kilada Hills Commences Construction in Greece
  • Greece

Kilada Hills unveiled design plans for its Jack Nicklaus Signature course set amongst the olive groves and hills overlooking the quaint fishing village in Kilada, Greece. Just a short drive from Porto Heli and the Greek Riviera, Kilada Hills is a beautiful sanctuary with vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. The par-72, 18-hole championship course is under construction and will be the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the Eastern Mediterranean when it opens in 2022.

  • Vietnam

Our partners at the BRG Group in Vietnam have been active with three Nicklaus Design courses now open for play and another five projects currently under construction or in planning. The Da Nang Golf Course recently completed a planned re-grassing project that started in February and opened for play at the end of April to rave reviews. 

Royal Golf Club in Ninh Binh is well underway with an aggressive construction schedule. The Nicklaus Design team, led by Jack Nicklaus II and Senior Designer Jim Wagner, is creating a special design incorporating this picturesque, hilled site with beautiful mountain views and will be a premier golf destination in the region.

2021 Nicklaus Golf Calendar Available

The 2021 Nicklaus Golf Calendar is perfect for those who love the game and are fans of the 18-time major champion and world-renowned course architect.

The calendar showcases 13 courses around the world from the Nicklaus Design portfolio, which now totals more than 425 courses in 45 countries

2021 Nicklaus Golf Calendar Available
2021 Nicklaus Golf Calendar Available

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