Hobe Sound’s Medalist is a hot spot for golf’s elite; why did course designer Greg Norman quit?

Medalist course layout (Source: Medalist Golf Club)

From The Palm Beach Post: Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound counts Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson among its 22 PGA Tour and LVd PGA members. The Medalist was founded in 1995 by Greg Norman, who designed the course. Woods, who lives a 15-minute drive away on Jupiter Island, is the most famous member of a list of 270 that also includes ex-Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, a two-time club champion, and NBA icon Michael Jordan…

One player no longer seen around Medalist is Norman. The club recently made the decision to move back “five or six” championship tees, adding 200 to 250 yards to a course already 7,157 yards from the tips, and hired former Pete Dye disciple Bobby Weed to do the work. The move so infuriated Norman he quit the club and pulled out the memorabilia he had displayed there.

For the complete story: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/golf/private-clubs-like-medalist-bears-club-becoming-ho/nWBTb/

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