Golf News for Thursday, August 27, 2015

Formerly the PGA Professional National Championship, the 312-player field assembling next June at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, will compete in the newly-titled 49th PGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA. [... more » ]

"This is of the finest collections of courses in the country, but we have also taken care to create opportunities for golfers of all skill levels to just 'get out and play all 10,'" said Sheila C. Johnson, Salamander's Founder and CEO, and an executive committee member of the USGA, where she has helped lead efforts to increase participation in the game. [... more » ]

"Chef Don stood out among an exemplary group of nominees this year from our membership," said Barry Fleming, LGCOA Executive Director. "Chef Don exemplifies the countless behind-the-scenes stars that make the Lowcountry and Hilton Head area one of the premier golf destination experiences for all ages." [... more » ]

Brett Stark comes to Marriott Golf from Chicago-based EZ Links Golf, Inc., where he served as Senior Manager, Client Services, working with many of the golf industry's leading golf management companies and golf travel organizations. [... more » ]

Enjoy an upscale golf-and-spa stay with the Clubbing & Tubbing Package from Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa in in North Bonneville, Washington! Includes choice of room, two bath-and-wrap treatments, two rounds on the Elk Ridge golf course, and a $15-per-person dining credit. [... more » ]

Harbor Club, a 1,000-acre resort community located on the shores of Lake Oconee, is offering an inviting Fall Foursome Stay and Play Golf Package for 2015. The package starts with 18 holes of golf per day on the stunning lakefront golf course at Harbor Club, recently ranked the no. 4 golf course you can play in Georgia by Golfweek magazine. [... more » ]

"Urban Golf exemplifies the proper approach to an equipment fitting. Brand agnostic, results-driven, no clock on the time it requires to do the right work for the player are all hallmarks of the outstanding work done at the Urban Golf studios in New York and London," said Gary Esayian, managing partner of Max Out Golf. [... more » ]

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Let the dogs out, already!
I have a hypothesis the golf industry might want to consider: Walker-friendly courses in over-saturated markets could stick out from their competition by marketing to dog owners. Many golf facilities' futures lie in providing a more multi-dimensional product (see: FootGolf). Appealing to dog-owning golfers could give business a nice little uptick. For more...

Trip Dispatch: Discovering great inland golf throughout San Diego and southern California
On my latest visit to southern California I sampled 108 holes on golf courses I had never heard of before booking. The locals love them, and any tourist who isn't locked into staying on the coast will, too. For more...

Fly high on the Norman Course at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colorado
The Greg Norman Course at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colorado ebbs and flows on the highest piece of property at Red Sky, delivering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains. This nationally ranked layout is private, but available to guests at some of the high-end resorts throughout the Vail Valley. For more...