The Ritz-Carl­ton, Lake Ta­hoe Ex­tends Ex­clu­sive Golf Get­away To Re­wards Mem­bers With Le­gendary Hall Of Famer

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NORTH LAKE TA­HOE, CA – For the fourth year, The Ritz-Carl­ton, Lake Ta­hoe has col­lab­o­rated with World Golf Hall of Fame mem­ber An­nika Soren­stam to of­fer mem­bers of The Ritz-Carl­ton Re­wards Pro­gram an ex­clu­sive golf week­end get­away on Au­gust 10-12, 2018. The event­ful week­end in­cludes a two-night lux­ury stay at The Ritz-Carl­ton, Lake Ta­hoe, a golf clinic hosted by An­nika, a round of golf at the Old Greenwood Golf Course in Truc­kee, hosted lunch, and round-trip trans­porta­tion to all ac­tiv­i­ties. An­nika will also host a pri­vate re­cep­tion for guests at the re­sort’s new lake­side amenity, Lake Club, The RitzCarl­ton, Lake Ta­hoe, which made its de­but in June 2017.

The An­nika Golf Week­end is a unique mem­ber ex­pe­ri­ence that be­gins with guests ar­riv­ing at the re­sort on Fri­day, Au­gust 10 and re­ceiv­ing round-trip trans­porta­tion to the Lake Club for a pri­vate re­cep­tion and the op­por­tu­nity to meet An­nika from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Satur­day morn­ing, guests will be trans­ported from the re­sort to the Old Greenwood Golf Course, where An­nika will of­fer a 90-minute golf clinic, fol­lowed by an ex­clu­sive pho­tog­ra­phy op­por­tu­nity with An­nika, and a round of golf on the Jack Nick­laus Sig­na­ture Course.

An­nika is the great­est fe­male golfer of our gen­er­a­tion, and dur­ing her 15-year Hall of Fame ca­reer, changed the way women’s golf was played. Through her six global AN­NIKA Foun­da­tion tour­na­ments, An­nika pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties in women’s golf at the ju­nior, col­le­giate and pro­fes­sional lev­els while teach­ing young peo­ple the im­por­tance of liv­ing a healthy, ac­tive life­style through fit­ness and nu­tri­tion.

Nes­tled among 600 acres of tow­er­ing pines in the moun­tains near North Lake Ta­hoe, the Old Greenwood golf course of­fers world-class golf, and has been rated among the 10 Best New Pub­lic Ac­cess Cour­ses in the Coun­try by Golf Mag­a­zine, and rated num­ber four among Amer­ica’s Finest New Up­scale Pub­lic Cour­ses by Golf Di­gest.

The An­nika Golf Week­end is avail­able for $1,699.00 USD (plus taxes) for dou­ble oc­cu­pancy, and in­cludes:

• Two nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion in a Deluxe King Guest Room at The RitzCarl­ton, Lake Ta­hoe

• Pri­vate re­cep­tion on Fri­day evening with le­gendary golfer, An­nika at the re­sort’s ex­clu­sive Lake Club

• 90-minute Golf Clinic with An­nika at the Old Greenwood Golf Course • 18-holes of golf (per par­tic­i­pant) • Golf cart and prac­tice balls •Lunch pro­vided by The Golf Academy • Round-trip trans­porta­tion to and from the Old Greenwood Golf Course from the re­sort

• Round-trip trans­porta­tion to and from Lake Club and the re­sort

Sin­gle oc­cu­pancy is avail­able for $1,299 + taxes. Club Level, Suite and Deluxe Two Queen Guest Room ac­com­mo­da­tions are avail­able for an ad­di­tional charge.

Space is lim­ited and open only to mem­bers of The Ritz-Carl­ton Re­wards Pro­gram, which is com­pli­men­tary and easy to join. To be­come a Ritz-Carl­ton Re­wards Mem­ber, visit www.ritz­carl­ton­re­ To book this ex­clu­sive Mem­ber ex­pe­ri­ence, please con­tact The Ritz-Carl­ton, Lake Ta­hoe at 530-562-3028 or visit http://ritzcarl­ton. com/en/re­wards/news-of­fers. Hun­dreds of golf cour­ses tee up to help monarch but­ter­flies

TROY, NY – Audubon In­ter­na­tional and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­fense Fund (EDF) re­cently part­nered to launch Mon­archs in the Rough, a pro­gram to as­sist golf cour­ses in the United States, Canada and Mex­ico in cre­at­ing habi­tat for monarch but­ter­flies and other pol­li­na­tors in out-of-play ar­eas.

The pro­gram first rolled out in Jan­uary 2018 with a goal of en­rolling 100 cour­ses. To­day, the pro­gram has far sur­passed its ini­tial goal by en­rolling more than 250 cour­ses. The pro­gram has set a new goal of en­rolling 500 ad­di­tional cour­ses, and launched a new web­site to fea­ture par­tic­i­pat­ing cour­ses.

“The re­sponse from the golf com­mu­nity to help­ing pol­li­na­tors re­cover from dra­matic de­clines in re­cent years has been tremen­dous,” said Chris­tine Kane, CEO of Audubon In­ter­na­tional. “Habi­tat loss is a key driver of the monarch but­ter­fly’s de­cline, and golf cour­ses are uniquely po­si­tioned to help cre­ate new habi­tat and turn things around for this iconic species.”

Golf course prop­er­ties oc­cupy ap­prox­i­mately 2.5 mil­lion acres in the United States. Audubon In­ter­na­tional es­ti­mates there are at least 100,000 acres that have the po­ten­tial to be­come suit­able habi­tat for but­ter­flies and bees, if man­aged ap­pro­pri­ately.

Mon­archs in the Rough en­cour­ages golf cour­ses to adopt con­ser­va­tion prac­tices such as plant­ing milk­weed and other wild­flow­ers that mon­archs need to breed and feed, in ad­di­tion to chang­ing mow­ing prac­tices to sup­port the tim­ing of the monarch’s mi­gra­tion, and pro­tect­ing sites from pes­ti­cide treat­ments.

“This pro­gram is not only help­ing turn things around for the monarch – it’s also an op­por­tu­nity for the golf com­mu­nity to change the as­sump­tions many peo­ple have about golf cour­ses be­ing un­sus­tain­able,” said Yank Moore, land man­ager for the Jekyll Is­land Author­ity and Golf Club in Jekyll Is­land, Ge­or­gia. “We have a real op­por­tu­nity here to show­case the stew­ard­ship ethic of golf course man­agers and su­per­in­ten­dents, and to ed­u­cate the pub­lic about con­ser­va­tion prac­tices that sup­port mon­archs and other pol­li­na­tors.”

Mon­archs in the Rough pro­vides course su­per­in­ten­dents and staff with the in­for­ma­tion they need to in­cor­po­rate monarch habi­tat into the unique lay­out of each course.

“We bring the sci­en­tific ex­per­tise and the tech­ni­cal sup­port, and the golf cour­ses bring the land and the staff who are al­ready well po­si­tioned to im­ple­ment con­ser­va­tion prac­tices,” said Daniel Kaiser, se­nior man­ager of habi­tat mar­kets at EDF. “As an avid golfer and con­ser­va­tion­ist, I couldn’t be more ex­cited about this part­ner­ship and the po­ten­tial it has to help change the tra­jec­tory for the monarch but­ter­fly.”

Par­tic­i­pat­ing cour­ses ex­pect that golfers will share the en­thu­si­asm.

“I can’t wait to hear what our golfers have to say about these con­ser­va­tion ef­forts,” said Isaac Breuer, golf course su­per­in­ten­dent at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course at the Univer­sity of Mis­souri. Breuer is an early pro­gram par­tic­i­pant who has in­cor­po­rated wildlife habi­tat man­age­ment into the univer­sity course since 2010.

“We know that our golfers no­tice and ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery ef­fort we make to im­prove the nat­u­ral beauty and sus­tain­abil­ity of the course, be­cause it makes the whole ex­pe­ri­ence more en­joy­able for both the golfer and the but­ter­fly,” Breuer said.

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