Play Where Arnie Plays – The Benefits Of Membership At TPC Twin Cities
By Tim Cotroneo
So you’re socializing with golfing friends and discussing the upcoming season. A newcomer to the group asks if anyone is a member at a private club. This is when you casually mention that your course, TPC Twin Cities, is the only one in the Minnesota to regularly host a PGA TOUR Champions Tour event.
Your new friend perks up and says, “Tell me more.” You explain that Arnold Palmer designed TPC, and every August some of the greatest names in golf travel to Blaine to play in the 3M Championship.
The newcomer counters with the question, “How expensive is it to belong to a course played by Arnold Palmer, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, and Hale Irwin?” That’s when you explain that TPC is surprisingly affordable. You graciously extend an invitation to play at TPC and experience what its world-class facilities are like. Basically you suggest that your golfing acquaintance should take the TPC for a test drive.
Staying Competitive in our 2013 Golf Economy: I recently visited with Alan Cull, the TPC’s GM/Director of Golf, to find out how someone could determine if the TPC was right for him or her. Cull explained the course GolfDigest regularly ranks, as one of Minnesota’s top private courses is very aware that corporate and personal budgets are stretched. Cull wants golfers to know that the course he’s led since 2000 is a value-driven golf opportunity.
“If you’re a golfer seeking to join a beautiful course with tremendous facilities, then we invite you to come out and see what we’re all about. The TPC is a great venue for expanding your business network. We have members who represent nearly every business niche. Beyond everything we have to offer here in Blaine, our members also appreciate that they have access to all the other TPC courses throughout the U.S.,” Cull said.
As a member of the TPC network, you can play many of the famous golf courses you’ve watched on television. This includes TPC Sawgrass, with its famed island green, TPC Boston, which plays host to the Deutsche Bank Championship, and the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, home to the rowdiest par three in golf.
Improving Your Game and Your Business: If practice makes perfect, then one of the finest Minnesota golf options is the TPC Twin Cities. The TPC has a 27,000 square-foot double-tiered practice facility and a 12,000-square-foot area dedicated to putting. The TPC offers a variety of private, group, and junior instructional programs. TPC’s golf professionals utilize state-of-the-art instructional tools like swing analysis, launch monitors, and custom club fitting.
Many of the current members who call TPC home have done so because of the wealth of business opportunities that can be developed through the club. In addition to having access to the TPC network of clubs throughout the U.S. when working with out-state clients, the benefits of nurturing clients and friends right here at home is what most members find rewarding.
“We really like when someone new has been referred by one of our current members. Our members can speak of the family atmosphere here, how their business network has grown, and also comment on the unique perks derived from our TPC tournaments and events,” Cull said.
One of the best aspects of TPC membership is the opportunity to mingle among the game’s greatest players during the week of the 3M Championship. The 3M Championship week could mean socializing during Fuzzy Zoeller’s wine and vodka tasting event or even rubbing elbows with Arnie, Bernhard, or Hale. For the golf enthusiast, this is a week to make a memory.
Play Where the Pros Play: For the golfer who has long considered the prospect of playing at a private club, Cull has an easy way to see if TPC Twin Cities is right for you. “If someone is thinking TPC is a good golf and business option, we’d like this person to play with one of our members. This is a relaxed way to experience the TPC from a member’s perspective,” Cull encouraged.
If you’d like to play where Arnie plays, contact www.tpctwincities.com. See why Arnie says the TPC is “Fair for players of all abilities, yet challenging for the greatest players on the Champions Tour.”