Golf News for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Though we no longer own the course, we’re proud of the legacy we’re leaving behind. We couldn’t be happier with the new owners, and we’re confident the new management, Eagle Golf, will continue to elevate the quality of golf in Las Vegas," said Mike Luce, President of Walters Golf. [... more » ]

"Turf care professionals can now rent equipment on an 'as needed' basis," said Jim Sartain, TERF co-owner. "TERF is an ideal option when budget monies are not allotted to buy equipment, or if machines are needed in the short-term for a specific job." [... more » ]

"We're not suggesting that golfers ignore the official rules. They should continue to be used for any type of competitive play," said Matt Ginella, co-host of Morning Drive and senior travel editor for "But when it's a match among friends, Relaxed Rules can make the game easier, faster and more fun." [... more » ]

"Obviously, we're somewhat wistful to see the print side of GolfGetaways come to an end after more than 15 years and 100-plus issues of continuous publishing," said Managing Editor Darin Bunch, who will lead the new publishing team. "But in the digital age, we have a unique opportunity to expand our content beyond the printed page into tablets, video, radio and more." [... more » ]

Located on the shores of Castle Rock Lake just north of the Wisconsin Dells, Northern Bay Resort is a lake resort that features a replica course inspired by the famous holes the pros play. At The Castle Course, you won't simply be playing golf, you'll be competing shot-for-shot against the most legendary holes in all of golf. [... more » ]

"The addition of Boron to our 1025 carbon steel in our patented Grain-Flow Forging process enabled us to stretch the limits of design within the iron to bring to market one of the longest and most forgiving forged irons ever, without sacrificing the Mizuno trademarks of look and feel," said Chuck Couch, Vice President of Product Development, Golf Division, Mizuno USA. [... more » ]

"South Florida is home to a large and growing population of die-hard golfers, making it an ideal location for our newest centers," said Brent Stewart, Vice President of Marketing at GolfTEC. "Our immensely popular game plans and lesson packs are a proven solution to help all golfers improve their skills and have more fun on the course." [... more » ]

"I am really looking forward to having Jonathan on the BGGA team. His many years of coaching top-tier junior golfers will bring a new depth of experience to our program. It is our alignment of values and purpose, however, which excites me the most," said CEO of Bishops Gate Golf Academy, Lee Anne Gilchrist. [... more » ]

"We are so grateful for the support we receive each year from our friends, colleagues and corporate partners at the annual New Jersey Golf Foundation Golf Classic," said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. "This year was extra special as we hosted the amazing families of the Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athlete Program." [... more » ]

"We are very excited to be associated with Future Champions Golf and the thousands of aspiring elite junior golfers," said Alex Weber, Founder and CEO of GolfMDs. "The growing popularity and continual rise of young talent in the game of golf is fun to watch. With the level of instruction provided by coaches like Chris Smeal and his team at FCG, it won't be long before we are seeing these young players thriving on Tour." [... more » ]

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An Englishman makes the case for a golf trip to England over Scotland and Ireland
England's own national treasure, Clive "Silky Swing" Agran, makes the case for planning a golf vacation to England -- while, of course, knocking the rest of Great Britain and Ireland down a peg or two. The Open is at Royal Liverpool this year, he writes, so why not build a golf trip around a visit to the oldest major? For more...

Heritage Ranch near Dallas: Not your typical Arthur Hills golf course
Generous fairways, superb conditioning and a layout that doesn't bring homes into play make for a winning formula at Heritage Ranch Golf & Country Club in Fairview, Texas. For good players, going low isn't a given. While this isn't your typical Arthur Hills course -- risk-reward on every shot -- the greens can be tricky to read. For more...

Florida's Juliette Falls Golf Course leads Power Rankings for the week of Aug. 11
There's a new top course of the week in's U.S. Power Rankings: Juliette Falls Golf Course, near Ocala, Fla., edged out last week' top play, Sewailo Golf Club. Juliette Falls is a relatively new course in Florida, designed by John Sanford and opened in 2007. The course features nice, gently rolling terrain throughout the hills of Florida about an hour's drive north of Orlando. For more...