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AUG 2014

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE PGA 15 www.srpga.com CALL 502.625.0100 The best read on the city. Subscribe Now $22/year PGA of America "When you miss greens out here, that's when it gets diffcult," Reese says. "But any hole out here can tie you in knots. The course is very accommodating from that standpoint." A hole-in-one board in the clubhouse features nameplates of members who've aced hole No. 3, 8, 11 or 14. During the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, Vijay Singh aced par-3 No. 14. What we're saying: head to 3, 8, 11 or 14 if you want to catch a hole-in-one. We feel like there'll be one on Friday. The pro shop sells U of L and UK FootJoy-brand golf shoes. Valhalla customs and traditions: "Denim of any color is not permitted." "Gentlemen are asked to wear a collared shirt." "Women must wear a collared shirt or golf blouse." For ladies: "Shorts may be worn and must be no higher than four inches above the knee." For gents: "Shorts may be worn but must not pass below the knee or be higher than four inches above the knee. Cargo shorts are not permitted." Not as strict during PGA weekend, but still: Don't show up in a Big Blue Nation tee, OK? In Norse mythology, Valhalla is the fnal resting place for heroic warriors. The clubhouse features signed scorecards from Tiger Woods (who won the PGA at Valhalla in 2000) and Mark Brooks ('96). Fun fact: Louisville native Bobby Nichols won the PGA Championship in 1964, in Columbus, Ohio. The clubhouse's dining room has massive windows that overlook the course. Framed on the wall: some of the scratch paper Nicklaus used while designing various Valhalla holes. The clubhouse will be off-limits to spectators during the PGA, which even takes over the locker room. If a big-name golfer (of the Tiger, Phil or Rory variety) uses your locker, the attendant will probably be cool and leave the famous nameplate there for you. It's summer in Louisville. Don't forget your antihistamines. Hole No. 16 at Valhalla.

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