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    • 16 Oct 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hillandale Golf Course

    Shivas Golf in Durham, North Carolina

    Hillandale Colf Course
    1600 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705
    Monday, October 16, 2023  
    2:00-8:00 PM

    You are cordially invited to play golf at Hillandale Golf course with your hosts, Shivas Pro Doug Hodges and Shivas Irons Society Executive Director Ben Kline, and then "sing the praises" and grab a bite to eat and drink after. We have four tee times starting at 2:30.

    Doug Hodges is a PGA Professional who is passionate about golf and serving his local community. He is the executive director of Swing Pals (see mission statement below) and a valued Shivas Irons Society member. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, please join us for golf and dinner after. Pomodoro serves wholesome Italian food and is literally down the street from the golf course. Also nearby is a Courtyard By Marriott - 3 minutes from Hillandale. Do you have others who may be interested in joining us for golf and/or joining the Society? Let's have some fun!

    The Course: Situated near downtown Durham, Hillandale is a par 71, 6,399 yard public golf course. It features beautifully manicured champion Bermuda grass greens and sculpted Bermuda fairways. Water comes into play on half of the holes. It's a fun track for players of all abilities. Hillandale's motto is "where great golf happens!" And just so you know, the course record is 59!

    Date & Details:Monday, October 16, 2:00pm

    Before Golf: Meet at the course at 2:00 for warm-ups and introductions. Doug and Ben look forward to welcoming you.

    Where: Hillandale Golf Course —1600 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705

    Monday, October 16, 2023, four tee times starting at 2:30pm

    Shivas Irons Society members and friends - Hosted by Doug Hodges and Ben Kline

    Join us for dinner and conversation at
    Pomodoro Italian Kitchen, two blocks from the course

    $30 for golf including cart and online registration

    Courtyard By Marriott nearby for those who are traveling from out of town

    The SwingPals Mission
    Our mission is to build a foundation of health and strong character in children facing adversity. SwingPals uses golf as a medium through which students develop mindfulness and self-regulation skills, empowering them to pursue their passion and fulfill their potential to create positive change in their community.

    • 17 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Chechessee Creek Golf Club

    Photo by Shivas Pro Evan Schiller

    The Shivas Irons Society cordially invites our members to join us for two days of golf and camaraderie at Chechessie Creek Club in Ocatie, SC, on Tuesday October 17 and Wednesday October 18. Plan to arrive for lunch and introductions. Following we will play golf and then gather for a wonderful dinner in the dining room.

    Our host is longtime Shivas Irons Society member Charles Mitchell. Society Executive Director Ben Kline will also be attending. This event is limited to eight members. 

    Golf at Chechessee Creek is a very special experience. Redesigned by the Coore-Crenshaw team, Chechessee is between Beaufort and Hilton Head, SC. Included in this event is exquisite dining and on site accommodations in the main lodge.

    • 19 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • 20 Oct 2023
    • 6:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin, TX 78746
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    Join us for golf and camaraderie at Austin Country Club, home of beloved golf instructor Harvey Penick and former host of the WGC Dell Matchplay Tournament. Hosted by SIS and Austin Country Club member Jeff Bowden and SIS Executive Director Ben Kline, this event will be limited to 12 golfers. We will commence on Thursday evening, October 19,  with a welcome gathering to include a few golf swings at the Butler Pitch and Putt in downtown Austin along with refreshments and conversation.

    The courtyard at Butler is open for biscuits, burgers and cold beer and sundry other appetizing offerings. Three-times James Beard-finalist and Butler regular Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie, Maie Day, Little Ola's) and his team provide  the culinary talent.

    The Main Event

    The following day will start with a group lunch in the Harvey Penick Room at 12:00 noon and tee times beginning at 1:30 on Friday, October 20. If you are interested in joining, please register online.

    Event Price including lunch and cart is $395 and your greens fee at Butler Pitch & Putt.

    (normal unaccompanied golf fee at ACC is over $500). 

    Please email if you have any questions.

    • 23 Oct 2023
    • 30 Oct 2023
    • The Links of Scotland

    October 23rd-30th, 2023

    7 nights, 6 days of Golf

    4 nights in Edinburgh, 3 nights in St. Andrews Area

    Arrive Edinburgh Oct. 23rd

    Depart Oct. 30th

    Rota of Courses*:  Craigielaw | North Berwick | Crail | Elie | St. Andrews** | Lundin Links | Old Links at Musselburgh | Kilspindie


    Join us for a one of a kind adventure playing some of the best, most sought after niche links courses on Scotland. This is a pure golf trip, no frills, just 8 like minded people, to explore Scotland’s best ‘off the beaten path' courses, with your Host, PGA Professional Luke Brosterhous. Luke will offer and provide player coaching that is sure to delight and enlighten.

    Luke has hosted trips to Scotland in the past, and has explored Golf in the Kingdom of Fife extensively, creating an itinerary and experience not found in the offerings of the big box golf travel catalogs. In addition, he has led Shivas Irons Society trips to Bhutan and Ballyneal (CO) and serves on our Board of Directors.

    Cost: $7,500 per person or $13,000 per couple. Includes all event transport, Golf, Accommodations (breakfast), & Coaching. (Prices in US Dollars)

    Not included: Flights to/from Edinburgh, lunches and dinners, caddies and gratuities.

    *Exact Course & Rota itinerary subject to change/availability

    **Old Course at St. Andrews is not guaranteed.

    Click here for more information or to reserve a spot!                             



    • 7 Oct 2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • 10 Oct 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bandon Dunes, OR

    Photo courtesy of Tim Scahill • Bandon Dunes




    Dear Shivas Irons Society Members and Supporters,

    The Shivas Irons Society Games of The Links returns to Bandon Dunes, Oregon, October 7 - October 10, 2024, for inspiring links golf, fellowship, and more. Please reserve your spot now!

    This year's special guest host, Dr. Joe Parent, will provide mental game coaching, morning meditation and visualization.  Dr. Joe is the author of Zen Golf, Zen Putting and several other books and is a world renowned sport psychologist whose clients include PGA and LPGA players. Dr. Joe will make himself available for individual coaching beyond the scheduled group sessions.


    We hope you will consider coming to this popular event. Included in the price is our kick-off dinner. Other meals are priced separately. Initial Deposits must be received by October 19, 2023 ($900/participant) to reserve your spot. As space is limited, please let us know promptly if you are interested as we need to secure our rooms and tee times with Bandon Dunes.

    For more information or to reserve a spot, contact:

    Ben Kline
    Dir. 831-216-6252



    Monday, October 7, 2024
    6:30 pm • Welcome Cocktails & Dinner
    Brief Presentation on the Meaning of Shivas Golf
    Event Kick-off at McKees Pub

    Tuesday, October 8, 2024
    7:00-8:45 am • Breakfast 
    9:00 am-10:00 am • Program Opening & Meditation 
    11:00-11:40 am • Teeing off on Bandon Dunes 
    6:30 pm •  Dinner at The Forge (in Main Lodge)

    Wednesday, October 9, 2024
    7:00-8:45 am • Breakfast 
    9:00-10:00 am • Mindfulness Practice/Zen Putting Clinic w/Dr. Joe at the PunchBowl
    11:00-11:40 am • Teeing off on Pacific Dunes
    6:30 pm •  Awards and Acknowledgements Dinner at Pacific Grill 

    Thursday October 10, 2024 
    7:00-8:45 am • Breakfast
    9:00-9:45am • Yoga Stretch & Guided Imagery
    11:20 am-12:00 pm • Teeing off on Sheep Ranch
    5:00 • Informal gathering and departures



    Single Occupancy - $3142
    Double Occupancy - $2460* (see Room Sharing note below)

    (Pricing includes all resort fees & taxes)

    Deposit $900 due by October 19, 2023

    Full payment due by June 7, 2024 - Pay online or mail check to:
    Shivas Irons Society
    P.O. Box 222339
    Carmel, CA 93922

    Participation Fee Includes:
    * Four nights accommodations in either the Chrome Lake Rooms or the 
    Lily Pond Rooms 
    * Opening evening dinner
    * Three 18-hole rounds (Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Sheep Ranch)
    * Unlimited range balls & access to practice holes
    * Optional afternoon golf coaching with Dr. Joe Parent, and daily morning stretch & meditations

    Not included: Optional rounds of golf at Bandon Preserve ($100), or the new 19 hole Shorty's golf course ($100) or additional afternoon rounds. Caddie services (though we will gladly arrange for them, are also separate).  

    Meals other than the Opening Dinner are individually billed. Dinner reservations, however, will be set up in advance for our group.

    Room Sharing
    If you'd like to share accommodations with a fellow participant, let us know and we will endeavor to pair you with a compatible roommate.

In gowf ye see the essence of what the world itself demands.

~Shivas Irons

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