Talking Rock Member Records Third Hole-In-One on Jay Morrish-Designed Championship Course
Connie Beal, a member of Talking Rock since 2005, recently recorded her third hole-in-one on Talking Rock’s Jay Morrish-designed championship golf course in Prescott. The ace was recorded on hole three, a 130-yard par 3 on April 24, 2019 and Beal used a seven wood. Even more amazing, this was her first full round back since breaking her ankle in December. Although Connie has been golfing for more than two decades, she didn’t become truly invested in the sport until she moved to Talking Rock and was able to play whenever she pleased.
“I love playing on the Talking Rock course, having the chance to play on a course that is incredibly well-maintained, with beautiful views and weather that allows for playing year round is amazing,” she shared.
Beal has four holes-in-one, including three at Talking Rock. Her first hole-in-one came in the mid-nineties at Mauna Lani Golf Course when she was vacationing in Hawaii. Her first at Talking Rock was recorded on July 7, 2006 on the 7th hole with a seven iron. The second happened on March 3, 2010 on hole three, with a five wood.
According to the PGA of America, the probability of getting a hole-in-one on a par three is 12,500 to one. Not only has Beal recorded this amazing feat four times, but her late father also recorded three holes-in-one in his lifetime.
When asking Connie if she had any advice for new golfers or for golfers who have yet to land their first ace she said, “In regards to getting a hole-in-one, it’s a little skill and a lot of luck. A lot of luck.”
Connie and her spouse are also members of the Troon Privé Privileges Program. Being a part of this program gives them the opportunity to play many of Troon’s amazing courses around the world. Connie mentioned that it is difficult to pick a favorite course because they’ve had the chance to play on so many beautiful courses like Blackstone, Rio Verde and The Boulders. Connie also enjoys always being able to play a few rounds with her friends that live in Prescott.
Talking Rock’s Jay Morrish-designed Championship course was designed to provide a top-level golf experience, whether scratch or first-time golfer. Morrish created an award-winning course that gracefully follows the natural topography and takes advantage of expansive views available in Prescott’s year-round playing season. The high-country, par-72 course surprises and challenges even the most frequent playing members. Morrish’s deep bunkers, signature reachable par-4 holes, and perfectly crafted greens, keep players on their toes. The course provides wide-open space and breathtaking mountain views. The front nine moves through stretches of natural terrain including juniper, native grasses and scrub pine forest with show-stopping views of Granite Mountain. Tuning into the back nine, elevation climbs and the rugged terrain requires members to adjust their game to finish strong.
Fair, challenging, and rewarding, the 18-hole Championship course, plus new nine-hole putting course and chipping area, double-ended driving range, pro shop and professional staff await for golfers at Talking Rock. Lhttps://talkingrockaz.com/ (877) 768-0556.
About Talking Rock
Talking Rock is a private, guard gated golf and lifestyle community 30 minutes outside of downtown Prescott, Arizona in the surrounding high chaparral hills. Frequently named one of the “Best Places to Retire,” Prescott and Talking Rock combine the best of the West with all the modern amenities residents could desire. Talking Rock amenities include the 18-hole, Jay Morrish-designed Championship golf course, sophisticated chipping and putting practice area as well as a new double-ended driving range. Talking Rock residents enjoy a ranch-style clubhouse with a full-service bar, grill and restaurant, as well as a state-of-the art Fitness Barn with spa services, locker rooms, instructors and fitness director. A pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, bocce ball and miles of hiking and biking trails are also available to members. Equally important are the Talking Rock dog park, community garden, Coop’s coffee shop and a fishing deck over a bass and bluegill-stocked pond. A highly trained staff is dedicated to offering residents’ a range of options from bike touring and holiday parties, to poker nights. Talking Rock’s developers include Symmetry Companies and Harvard Investments, two development companies with a wealth of experience creating premier master planned living environments across the U.S.
About Harvard Investments
Harvard Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment and development company with real estate holdings throughout the western United States. Harvard combines experience, integrity, and financial stability to create high quality, environmentally sensitive, profitable communities. Harvard’s Canadian parent, the Hill Companies, is a privately held diversified company involved in real estate development including construction and leasing of commercial office buildings and retail properties, oil and gas production and distribution, broadcasting, surety bonding, and insurance. This year, the Hill Companies celebrates its 115th year of continuous family ownership and operation.
About Symmetry Companies
Symmetry Companies is a residential and lifestyle company that is a member of The True Life Companies, a strategic real estate investment and community development firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a committed focus on member balance, Symmetry communities offer members a diverse portfolio of residential opportunities all complemented by a wealth of luxury amenities and experiences meant to inspire the human spirit.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.
Heather Austin, PR for Talking Rock, 602-738-9252 cell, Heather@TheFerraroGroup.com
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