Akankah Connected Cabin dari Airbus Jadi Masa Depan Sektor Kedirgantaraan Global?,Apa Sih Perbedaan Antara Boeing dan Airbus Dimata Seorang Pilot?

first_imgSebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman resmi milik pihak produsen pesawat, airbus.com (11/9), program Airspace Connected Experience milik Airbus akan mengantarkan pengalaman baru yang dipersonalisasi bagi penumpang dan memberikan peluang untuk meningkatkan pendapatan tambahan maskapai – dan tentu saja efisiensi operasional. Airbus juga kabarnya telah memulai uji coba di dalam pesawat terhadap teknologi connected cabin yang dikombinasikan dengan Internet of Things di atas pesawat A350-900 Flight Lab. Menurut pihak perusahaan, teknologi ini akan segera diumumkan kepada pelanggan.Nantinya, pengaplikasikan connected cabin ini tidak hanya membawa manfaat tersendiri kepada apara penumpang, melainkan kepada pihak maskapai sebagai operator dan juga awak kabin. Adapun keuntungan yang mungkin dapat tersaji dengan hadirnya teknologi connected cabin antara lain:1. Penumpang akan menerima pengalaman perjalanan yang lebih personal yang secara khusus ditargetkan untuk kebutuhan dan preferensi individu, berdasarkan data yang tersedia (diambil dari sensor yang merekam kebiasaan penumpang di dalam kabin). Secara khusus, data-data ini mencakup pemesanan makanan, pengaturan posisi bangku, serta penawaran In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) di dalam penerbangan.2. Pihak maskapai akan dapat menghasilkan pendapatan tambahan melalui ritel dan iklan yang dipersonalisasi. Selain itu berbagai layanan baru juga mungkin dihadirkan melalui pendekatan Internet of Things. Pihak maskapai juga dapat meningkatkan efisiensi operasionalnya dengan menerapkan pemeliharaan prediktif, menghindari pemborosan, dan membuat layanan kru lebih efisien.Baca Juga: Airbus Rayakan Ulang Tahun ‘Emas,’ Digdaya Hampir di Semua Lini3. Awak kabin akan menemukan lingkungan kerja yang lebih baik dan peralatan yang lebih efisien, diaktifkan secara digital oleh data real-time yang diperoleh dari platform Internet of Things di seluruh kabin. Penggunaan smart device juga akan memungkinkan awak kabin memantau dan mengoperasikan semua komponen.Akankah inovasi connected cabin yang coba diusung Airbus ini merupakan masa depan dari sektor aviasi global?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Sumber: Airbus Masa depan sektor kedirgantaraan global agaknya mulai terbentuk sejak sekarang – sehingga kurang lebih gambaran beberapa tahun ke depan sudah bisa Anda prediksikan. Munculnya bahan bakar campuran yang kabarnya bisa meminimalisir polusi udara, pesawat bertenaga listrik (drone), bangku di dalam kabin yang bisa meningkatkan kapasitas penumpang dan memberikan kenyamanan lebih kepada para penggunanya, hingga hadirnya teknologi robotika di bandara merupakan segelintir inovasi yang coba dihadirkan oleh sejumlah perusahaan guna meningkatkan user experience.Baca Juga: Airbus Bakal Tambah Sensor di Pesawat Guna Pantau Kebiasaan PenumpangSebagai salah satu pemain kawakan di industri aviasi, Airbus juga tak pelak mencanangkan beberapa perubahan dari struktur pesawat yang dirakitnya. Setelah pada pemberitaan terakhir menyebutkan bahwa Airbus kabarnya bakal menambahkan sejumlah sensor yang dapat memantau kebiasaan penumpang selama berada di dalam kabin, kini kabarnya perusahaan gabungan yang berdomisili di Eropa ini akan mencoba untuk mengembangkan connected cabin yang akan memberikan sensasi berbeda ketika mengudara.last_img read more

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No. 5 UWF Men’s Tennis Team Defeats No. 30 BYU-Hawaii, 6-3

first_img Share Sean Gunnels (Photo by Bill Stockland). No. 5 UWF Men’s Tennis Team Defeats No. 30 BYU-Hawaii, 6-3center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 University of West Florida men’s tennis team (8-5, 1-1 GSC) recorded a 6-3 victory over No. 30 BYU-Hawaii (6-1) today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus. UWF has won its last four matches. While both schools are NCAA Division II participants, UWF competes in the South Region and BYU-Hawaii is in the West Region. The match was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but due to thunderstorms in Pensacola, the match was postponed a day.UWF won two of the three doubles matches. At the No. 1 position, Leandro Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Andrey Pozhidaev (Sochi, Russia) defeated Rong Ma and Agnel Peter, 8-5. Argonauts Lukas Larsson (Ystad, Sweden) and Mike Lue (Richmond Hill, Ontario) defeated Taylor De Hoyas and Andy Xing, 8-2, at the No. 3 line. BYU-Hawaii recorded a victory at No. 2, where Diego Miranda and C.J. Adamson defeated Domenico Sano (Macaray, Venezuela) and Jose Carlos Tolentino (Lima, Peru), 8-3.West Florida won matches at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles positions to take the 4-1 lead. At No. 5, Lue defeated Xing, 6-2, 6-2. Sano recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 6 over De Hoyas. No. 15-ranked Ferreira dropped a 6-4, 6-3 match to No. 18 Ma at No. 1. Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala.) secured the victory for UWF with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adamson at the No. 4 position. Miranda tallied a victory for the Seasiders with a 1-6, 7-6, 10-5 victory over Tolentino at the No. 3 spot. In the final match to be completed, No. 20 Pozhidaev defeated Peter, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, at the No. 2 singles position.UWF will play its next three matches at home. On Friday, the Argos will face No. 16 Ouachita Baptist, which competes in the GSC West, at noon. The following day, West Florida will wrap up its homestand with a doubleheader against No. 49 Alabama-Huntsville and No. 20 Cameron. All of the matches will be played at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. Results and recaps from all of these matches will be available on GoArgos.com.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. — www.GoArgos.com –____________________________________________________________________________________No. 5 University of West Florida 6, No. 30 BYU-Hawaii 3Singles#1 No. 18 Rong Ma (BYU-HI) def. No. 15 Leandro Ferreira (UWF) 6-4, 6-3#2 No. 20 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Agnel Peter (BYU-HI) 4-6, 6-1, 7-6#3 Diego Miranda (BYU-HI) def. Jose Carlos Tolentino (UWF) 1-6, 7-6, 10-5#4 Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Chris (C.J.) Adamson (BYU-HI) 7-5, 6-4#5 Mike Lue (UWF) def. Huakun (Andy) Xing (BYU-HI) 6-2, 6-2#6 Domenico Sano (UWF) def. Taylor De Hoyas (BYU-HI) 6-0, 6-1Doubles #1 Leandro Ferreira/Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Rong Ma/Agnel Peter (BYU-HI) 8-5#2 Diego Miranda/Chris (C.J.) Adamson (BYU-HI) def. Domenico Sano/Jose Carlos Tolentino (UWF) 8-3#3 Lukas Larsson/Mike Lue (UWF) def. Taylor De Hoyas/Huakun (Andy) Xing (BYU-HI) 8-2Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,1,4,3,2)BYU-Hawaii is in the West Region while UWF is in the South Region.Match was postponed a day due to thunderstorms in Pensacola.No individual rankings are available for the West Region.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Joshua will now take on Carlos Takam instead.

first_imgPulev was due to challenge for Joshua’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles on October 28 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, but a damaged shoulder has seen the bout cancelled.Frenchman Takam, who is ranked No 3 by the IBF, on Monday night finalised a deal to step in at late notice. The 36-year-old has lost three of his 39 fights.“I received a call late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and maybe ruled out of the fight – this was later confirmed by his doctor. IBF rules state that the mandatory will go to the next fighter in line which is Carlos Takam.“When the Pulev fight was announced I made a deal with Takam’s team to begin camp and be on standby for this fight. When I called them this evening they were overjoyed and good to go.“It’s a difficult position for AJ having prepared meticulously for the style and height of Pulev, he now faces a completely different style and challenge in Takam – this hasn’t happened in his career before but he is ready for all comers on October 28,” Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, said.last_img read more

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‘Save Bristol Bay’ Was The Message At A Joint Chamber Luncheon

first_imgThe corps had received comments arguing against an extension and comments urging more time. Notably, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski last month requested extending the comment period to 120 days. Snyder: “I think the average Alaskan will assume that because the Army Corps. is putting it forward that it is mostly complete. You can comment on the website, but there are a lot of things missing from this draft EIS. So, the time extension, while nice, does not address many of the key deficiencies. But, it does give folks 30 more days to understand what’s in the EIS, What’s not in the EIS, and the effects it could have on Bristol Bay.”  Murkowski cited the draft’s length and complexity and need to ensure Alaskans can provide “meaningful feedback” on it. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Proponents of the proposed Pebble Mine spoke about the impacts on Bristol Bay’s Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kenai Peninsula Economy to a joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extended the public comment period for the draft environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine in Bristol Bay region from 90 to 120 days. The comment period is now set to run through June 29. Sam Snyder, PhD: “This is a mine in a size and type that we haven’t seen before. It is perfectly situated at the headwaters of the worlds most productive sockeye salmon fishery. By putting a mine like this in a place like that I think we are inviting potential disaster. Disaster aside we are guaranteeing impacts that will have long term ramifications to the local fishery.”   Public comments submitted in person, online or by mail will help inform the final EIS, estimated for release in early 2020.last_img read more

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Kenyan referee resigns from World Cup officiating team over bribery scam

first_imgNAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan referee Aden Marwa will not take part in the World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15 after he was filmed taking a bribe in a past competition in Ghana.The secret video showing Marwa taking bribe in 2017 in a hotel lobby was released by the BBC yesterday. The referee was seen taking $600 from an undercover journalist, who posed as a Ghanaian football official. The money, according to Marwa, was a gift and a show of goodwill to cement their relationship.“Thank You for the gift,” said Marwa. But what is important is the friendship for us to know each other.”According to the BBC, world football governing body FIFA has since confirmed that Marwa has resigned from the World Cup refereeing team. However, the disgraced referee told the BBC he denied any wrongdoing.The undercover journalist also handed huge sums of money to football officials to influence the match outcome and FIFA has pledged to investigate the scam.Also seen is Ghanaian Football Federation boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, who took a $65 000 gift for shopping to smoothen their prospective sponsorship deal with the undercover journalists.Nyantakyi sits on FIFA’s Council, one of the highest posts in football administration. FIFA prohibits taking of any gifts and says they are keen to protect the integrity of their competitions.Marwa was to make history as the first Kenyan referee to officiate in a World Cup. In April Marwa told Xinhua that the best antidote to biased officiating is to remain non-partisan as a referee. To do so, he chose not to play football or having any specific club to follow as a fan.Marwa made his first major appearance as a referee at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.FIFA had appointed 16 match officials from Africa out of the 99 officials — 36 referees and 63 assistant referees — picked from 46 different countries. Africa has six referees and now nine assistants after Marwa pulled out.The selected referees, assistant referees and Video Assistant Referees (VARs) are all being monitored and supported by FIFA Refereeing on an individual basis to ensure they are fully prepared for the World Cup which starts in a week’s time in Russia.last_img read more

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LIVE: The League of Nations begins, the first match starts –…

first_imgThe second edition of the League of Nations starts today! The tournament, which replaced the friendly matches between the national teams in Europe, is back on the big stage. We will find out if Portugal will be able to defend their trophy from the first edition.At its start we will see the Bulgarian national team, which is in League B, Group 4, where it is accompanied by the teams of Wales, Eyre and Finland. The Lions will host Eire at the Vasil Levski Stadium tonight at 9:45 p.m., and we all hope for a good performance from our boys.At the same time, however, the teams of Germany and Spain from League A, Group 4, meet.Other matches that attract interest are Ukraine – Switzerland, Russia – Serbia and Finland – Wales.😀 UEFA Nations League is back!⚽️ Thursday’s games…😎 Who’s your team?#NationsLeague— UEFA Nations League (@EURO2020) September 3, 2020Here are all the League of Nations matches tonight:League A:Group 4:Germany – Spain 21:45Ukraine – Switzerland 21:45League B:Group 3:Russia – Serbia 21:45Turkey – Hungary 21:45Group 4:BULGARIA – Eire 21:45Finland – Wales 21:45League C:Group 3:Moldova – Kosovo 21:45Slovenia – Greece 21:45League D:Group 1:Latvia – Andorra 0:0Faroe Islands – Malta 21:45 Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Tom Brady puts ‘family member’ custom 2017 Cadillac Escalade up for sale at $300,000

first_imgLast Updated: 28th May, 2020 17:18 IST Tom Brady Puts ‘family Member’ Custom 2017 Cadillac Escalade Up For Sale At $300,000 The Tom Brady Cadillac is up for sale at a whopping $300,000 as the luxury vehicle includes two LCD TVs with electrical reclining seats and special leg rests. First Published: 28th May, 2020 17:18 IST Tom Brady selling Cadillac Escalade SUV for $300,000 part 1 pic.twitter.com/hvkxszTBfK— Bacon, Grits, Eggs (@reddawg77089) May 27, 2020 SUBSCRIBE TO US Arnold Dsouza Tom Brady Cadillac for sale: Tom Brady Custom EscaladeSocial media was buzzing when news broke that the Tom Brady Cadillac was on sale. A number of NFL fans were curious to know why the Tom Brady Custom Escalade was being sold at such a steep price. The Tom Brady Custom Escalade has some flamboyant features including two six-way electric reclining seats with special electrical leg rests.  ALSO READ: David Beckham Offers Five-a-side Game To Raise COVID-19 Funds, Tom Brady Wants In FOLLOW US Tom Brady Cadillac for sale: Tom Brady puts Cadillac for saleThe Tom Brady Cadillac was put up for sale for $300,000 or the best offer, on the Becker Auto Design website. The 42-year-old NFL superstar explained that it won’t be easy to part with the luxury vehicle as he spent plenty of quality time inside the Cadillac labelling the car part of the ‘Brady family’. Brady also went on to state that he hopes the new owners of the vehicle would take good care of the Cadillac. The other Tom Brady cars in the NFL stars garage include an Aston Martin DB11, a Ferrari M458-T, a TB12 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante and an Audi R8 V10.ALSO READ: Tom Brady Trespasses Neighbour’s House In Tampa Bay, Laughs It Off In Instagram Post An inside view of the Tom Brady Cadillac displays two television screens – a 32-inch LCD TV and a smaller 12-inch screen at the rear of the car. The aviation style folding tables are made out of polished wood and the car comes with wi-fi connectivity onboard. The luxury vehicle is over 20 feet long and the windows have privacy curtains. The quarterback also stated that the Cadillac remains one the dearest Tom Brady cars. Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Tom Brady cars: Tom Brady career earningsAccording to reports from Forbes, the Tom Brady career earnings through his 20-year long stint with the New England Patriots was an estimated $350 million. That figure includes the total salary and bonuses Brady earned with the Patriots while also leading the NFL giants to six Super Bowl titles. Reports from The Street claim that the Tom Brady net worth is an estimated $180 million as of March 2020. In March, Brady signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $25 million per season with up to $4.5 million in bonuses.ALSO READ: Rob Gronkowski Has Found His ‘fire’ Again After Joining Tom Brady At Buccaneers COMMENT Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is reportedly prepared to sell his beloved Cadillac Escalade for a whopping $300,000. The Tom Brady Cadillac was purchased for $350,000 and the NFL superstar termed the vehicle as one of the ‘Brady family members’. Fans were curious to know the features of the Tom Brady Custom Escalade as the quarterback bid farewell to one the most dearest Tom Brady cars.ALSO READ: Kevin Hart Takes Cheeky Dig At Tom Brady For ‘Tompa Bay’ Move During NFL Draft Fundraiser Tom Brady selling Cadillac Escalade SUV for $300,000 part 2 pic.twitter.com/BeivJl46jI— Bacon, Grits, Eggs (@reddawg77089) May 27, 2020last_img read more

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VENN launches with $17M in seed funding

first_imgVideo Game Entertainment & News Network (VENN), an esports network headed by Ariel Thorn and Ben Kusin, has been announced.The network, which is set to launch in 2020 with live studios in New York and Los Angeles, has raised $17 million (£13.61 million) in a seed funding round.Photo credit: VENNKusin discussed the venture in a release: “Video games continue to define the culture of today’s youth. Streamers, casters, content creators, esports athletes – these are our new celebrities. VENN is giving this generation an overdue home and a heartbeat, with bi-coastal broadcast studios incorporating live audiences, premium production values, a 24/7 linear offering, and engaging and innovative formats that elevate and promote a culture traditionally overlooked by broadcast media.”The round was co-led by esports investment firm BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Those who also contributed with the funding include Mike Morhaime, Amy Morhaime, Kevin Lin, aXiomatic Gaming, BDMI, YuChiang Cheng, Lifeline Financial Group, and Reimagined Ventures.Looking to unite the media landscape, VENN’s content will “span multiple categories of entertainment” through original programming.Marc Merrill, Co-founder of Riot Games added: “The exciting thing about VENN is its potential to expose what is so compelling about gaming culture to a wider audience. I look forward to seeing the content they create and the opportunities they’re going to open up for players everywhere.” Esports Insider Says: This is very exciting indeed. A platform full of original content with two industry veterans at the helm is an interesting concept and it’ll be interesting to see what content is produced.last_img read more

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Folau to ‘fight for career’ after anti-gay row

first_imgWallabies star Israel Folau will fight to save his career after meeting with Australia’s rugby chief Friday, a report said, following a homophobia row that left him facing the sack just months before the World Cup.The Sydney Daily Telegraph said the deeply religious Folau held talks with Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle, a day after she said she intends to sack him for posting on Instagram that “Hell awaits” homosexuals.Folau, who was embroiled in a similar row last year, will be fired barring any “compelling mitigating factors”, Castle announced on Thursday.Folau initially failed to respond to Rugby Australia, but the Telegraph said he had now met with officials from the governing body.The tabloid said Folau was told his contract would be terminated but he is entitled to go through a code of conduct hearing first, a route he will take in a bid to keep playing.Rugby Australia could not immediately be reached for comment by AFP.Folau and his wife Maria surfaced Friday at a Sydney cafe with two other men, reportedly from the Rugby Union Players Association, but he refused to answer questions when approached by media.Folau is a dual international who began his career in rugby league and there was speculation the sport could offer him a lifeline if he is kicked out of rugby union.But Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter Beattie said he had failed the sport’s character test and would not get a contract.“Israel Folau fails the NRL’s inclusiveness culture, which is a policy strongly supported by the ARLC,” Beattie told reporters.“The ARLC therefore would not support his registration to play National Rugby League.”Beattie acted swiftly as rugby league works to rebuild its own reputation with sponsors and supporters after the new season was overshadowed by a string of sex and alcohol scandals.Folau, who has played 73 Tests and was seen as crucial for the Wallabies at this year’s World Cup in Japan, posted on Wednesday that “Drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators — Hell awaits you.”He suggested they should “repent” as “only Jesus saves”.It remained online Friday and had attracted more than 27,000 likes.But it also sparked a searing backlash, including from key Wallabies sponsor Qantas, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and gay former Welsh star Gareth Thomas.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday called his comments “terribly insensitive”.“You know it’s important that people act with love and care and compassion to their fellow citizens and to speak sensitively to their fellow Australians,” he added.Drew Mitchell, a Wallabies team-mate of Folau’s at the 2015 World Cup, said he would have been fully aware of the potential fallout after the row over his similar comments last year.“He’s put himself before the game, he’s put himself before his team-mates and I think he’s isolated himself to the point where there’s only one decision for Rugby Australia, where he has to go,” he told Fox Sports.Folau has previously refused to back down from his extreme religious views, and footage of him preaching to fellow churchgoers last month, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, showed how deeply his opinions are held.He attacked Christmas and Easter as “man-made” traditions followed by “heathens”.“That’s another tradition that is man-made and we always have to go back to what the Bible says about what He (God) says,” Folau said in his address.“God is clearly saying, ‘Do not follow the way of the heathen’, which is what he’s speaking of these people here, the custom. These people do it in vain. There’s no point to doing it.”With Folau looking likely to miss the World Cup, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has a big hole to fill.Few people can match his aerial prowess, with Dane Haylett-Petty shaping as the frontrunner to wear the No.15 jersey, although Kurtley Beale could also comfortably operate at fullback.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Bill Butts attributes Wellington’s golf course challenges key to national championship win at Pinehurst

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Bobby WIlson · 193 weeks ago Great Story and congrats Bill. Report Reply 0 replies · active 193 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Bill Butts (left) with his teammates Tracy Chamberlain, Charlie Ballard, and Charlie Stevens.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Bill Butts has been playing golf for a lot of years, and he has been a member of the Wellington Golf Club for many of those years. But he just recently had his biggest thrill in the game when he was part of the Sumner County Catbackers who won the Acura College Alumni Tournament in Pinehurt, North Carolina. They were representing Kansas State and competed with teams from around the nation made up of alumni of 62 colleges across the country.“That was a bucket list item I didn’t even know about,” he said.Butts has been a member of the Wellington Country Club for 40 years, and has played at many courses around the country. The thrill of playing at Pinehurst was a thrill though. That is where the U.S. Open is played, and where Payne Stewart won it in 1999, just a few months before he was killed in a plane crash.Butts had played the tournament the year before, but this year he had a different crew. This year’s team included Butts, Charlie Ballard, Charlie Stevens and Tracy Chamberlain. All three of those people live in Wichita, but are members of the Wellington course. They were all K-State alumni, so they made up the team. The other 60 or so teams were made up of alumni from various universities around the nation. The Big 12 had several teams, and has had teams win the title before.Nothing beats the thrill of winning a national tournament at Pinehurst, but playing at Wellington offers its own unique challenges.Butts said the Wellington course is known to be a difficult course, and that makes it a challenge for serious golfers. That is what draws people from Wichita and other areas.According to numbers at the country club, 6,000 people who are not Wellington residents played at the course in 2016.That brings a lot of people to town, and a lot of them spend money, which sparks the local economy, Butts said.It also draws people like the golfers from Wichita, who helped win the championship at Pinehurst.“We have a little course here, in a little town, but these guys are among the best golfers in Kansas and they choose to come here and play,” Butts explained.What makes Wellington unique is the location and the size of the greens, which are small compared to many courses. You have to hit your shots well to get on to the green.“There are shots you have to make here that you don’t typically have the need for. It is a tremendous test of golf from that standpoint,” Butts said of the Wellington course.The course itself was built in 1919 by the railroad, and has been in business nearly 100 years.There is a move in progress to build a new clubhouse, which has been talked about for several years. Much of the money for that will come from the course itself.Butts said they would like to get that done by 2019 to have it open for the 100 year anniversary of the course.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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