Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Shoal Creek Makes Golf Digest's Second 100 Greatest Courses List

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Scott G. Sink is a Birmingham, Alabama-based insurance executive who leverages 35 years of experience to deliver service property and casualty insurance programs for electric and gas utilities and merchant power companies through his role as practice leader of the energy and marine division at McGriff, Seibels & Williams. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott G. Sink is an avid golfer who belongs to Shoal Creek Golf Club.

Originally designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, Shoal Creek is a 7,400-yard, par-72 course that has hosted the PGA Championship on two occasions. The course recently received recognition from Golf Digest as the 118th-best course in the United States in its annual rankings for 2019. The course's previous ranking was No. 106 and its highest-ever ranking, achieved in 1985-86, was No. 14. It has been included in the publication's America's 100 Greatest or America's Second 100 Greatest ever since 1981.

Due to alterations made by Nicklaus and Jim Lipe in 2016, the course is now devoid of its signature fairway bunkers, which were replaced by groups of smaller sand traps, and features different green layouts. The remodeled course was the host site of the 2018 U.S. Women's Open.