Golf News for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Big Break Myrtle Beach features a cast of 12 who are at different stages in their professional golf careers. Several are playing full time on the Symetra Tour and various mini tours throughout North America, while others turned professional solely to qualify for Big Break Myrtle Beach. [... more » ]

"GOLF Magazine has been a strong supporter of the course since it opened, and its panelists have an appreciation and understanding of modern golf course architecture," says Ken Wang, Pound Ridge owner. "We believe the course is maturing brilliantly and will continue to evolve as a testament to Dye's genius." [... more » ]

"We look forward to the leadership and command of the club business that lead the Board of Governors and members to select KemperSports to usher La Gorce to continued success," said Scott Copeland, President of the Board. "We welcome their proven ability to guide our staff of dedicated professionals to the next level of service. " [... more » ]

"The three Palmetto Dunes golf courses receive a lot of attention, not just from golfers but from the professional staff which keeps them immaculate," said Brad Marra, Vice President of Resort Operations. "All the courses twist and turn among lagoons and marshes. It's not a stretch to say that you have to see it to believe it." [... more » ]

Set on 450 acres, Welk Resorts San Diego is a gorgeous destination resort for vacations, retreats, and family gatherings. The resort has eight pools featuring watersides, interactive splash zones, and resort activities for all ages.Now golfers can spend a relaxing evening in one of Welk's beautifully appointed Villas Suites and enjoy a round of golf for two plus cart on either the Fountains Course or Oaks Course. [... more » ]

"SuperStroke worked with Odyssey to design a 15-inch grip that has an adjustable weight plug in the butt end of the grip," said Jon Luna, SuperStroke USA Marketing Director. "The adjustable weight option allows golfers to add five grams, 15 grams or 30 grams to the grip, depending on the player's stroke and weight preferences. The combination has proven to be a lethal one as it has helped capture several tour wins this season." [... more » ]

"We are extremely pleased to see on a weekly basis throughout the season and now into the FedExCup playoffs that the top ranked players in the world continue to trust the outstanding performance and proven technology of Aldila's shafts," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. [... more » ]

"There is a great deal of money and prestige on the line for these playoff events and every player is making sure their equipment is dialed in," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Those advancing each week can be confident that their CHAMP spikes offer superior traction, stability and comfort to get them all the way to the Tour Championship." [... more » ]

"The benefits of our innovative counterbalanced technology speaks for itself, as we continue to see great results from players on all major professional Tours," said Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. "These grips are not just beneficial for professionals, however, as players of all levels will experience are more repeatable and reliable swing, resulting in lower scores." [... more » ]

"As the world's best-selling and most trusted golf glove for the past 25 years, WeatherSof is an integral member of the FootJoy glove family and I am delighted that we are able to mark such an important anniversary by introducing this new and improved model to golfers worldwide," said Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FJ Gloves and Accessories. [... more » ]

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