Golf News for Friday, August 29, 2014

In observance of Labor Day, the WorldGolf Wire will not be distributed Monday, Sept. 1. We will resume publication Tuesday, Sept. 2. [... more » ]

Ray Cutright, 63 and a resident of Macon, heads the 2014 PGA of America's national awards class that will be honored in a ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 20, in conjunction with the 98th PGA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. [... more » ]

"As we all know, freedom is not free, and we are proud to partner with Troon to help the families of our wounded and fallen heroes," said Major Dan Rooney, Founder, Folds of Honor. "Through Patriot Golf Day events held at thousands of facilities across the country, including Troon-managed facilities, we have given golfers a way to provide their support." [... more » ]

"We're excited to earn this critical distinction from an esteemed national publication like GOLF Magazine," said Director of Golf Dave Douglas. "Combined with the array of after-golf amenities available at Island Resort & Casino we continue to solidify our place among the country's best golf getaway destinations." [... more » ]

Sea Palms Resort is located in the heart of St. Simons Island, the jewel of Georgia's scenic Golden Isles. Nestled among island pines, century-old oaks and sweeping salt marshes, the exceptional golf, tennis and conference facilities will convince you to return again and again. The resort's Stay & Play Golf Package includes a deluxe guest room with two double beds, 18 holes of golf each day, and breakfast each morning. From $112. [... more » ]

"We're very excited about our Spring 2015 Women's Golf Collection," said Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. "Response to the bright colors, fantastic new styling, and the advanced moisture-wicking technology has been outstanding. This promises to be our best-selling women's collection to date." [... more » ]

"Throughout the country on Saturdays in the fall, college football fans love to show their school allegiance wherever they go, including the golf course," said Josh Kinchen, Golf Clubs & Accessories Marketing Manager - Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "The caps we've chosen are high quality and offer a stylish relaxed fit that any fan can be proud to wear on and off the course." [... more » ]

"The Tournament Support service offers precious peace-of-mind to our partners," said Steve Nixon, International Sales Manager for Bernhard. "When the world's best players visit a course and millions are watching on TV, stakeholders can rest easier knowing use of our industry-leading sharpening systems plus consultation with our skilled team yields superior turf health, appearance and playability." [... more » ]

"Week after week, SteelFiber graphite shafts are making an impact on the world's top tours, and demonstrating that graphite shaft irons are the next real evolution in golf equipment," said Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. "SteelFiber shafts have introduced game-changing innovation that is delivering unique performance benefits." [... more » ]

"The ACE Grant is one of the most important initiatives the AJGA has ever undertaken," said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. "It is critically important that the AJGA helps give young golfers who may have the talent, but not the resources, the opportunity to compete on a national stage to gain exposure for a college golf scholarship." [... more » ]

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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club: Former Open venue still a top tournament stop in southeast England
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The PalmBird Putter Grip: One in the hand is worth two in the hole
There is just one oversized putter grip that is flattened along the vertical plane: The PalmBird Putter Grip. It feels odd at first, but if you're experimenting with various ways to get your hands and wrists out of the putting stroke, it is worth a try. Golf equipment guru Kiel Christianson has a review. For more...