Golf News for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"All of us are so proud that Rory is a part of our family of brand ambassadors. We were thrilled by his championship at The Open. As impressive as he has already been, I think that we will see even greater accomplishments in the near future," said OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart. [... more » ]

"Our sponsorship of these exclusive events represents our commitment to the sport of golf, the industry, its people and its products. We've felt incredible momentum since January's PGA Merchandise Show and we intend to share the DESTINATION54 journey with all those who want to be a part of it," said Lulu Faddis, Chief Designer and Creative Director. [... more » ]

"Golf bridged an 8,000 mile Atlantic Ocean gap between my son and I. Without it, our relationship wouldn't be nearly as strong as it is today and I'm extremely grateful," said forensic scientist Josh Kruger. "Becoming a member of 'Team JPX' is a once-in-a-lifetime experience I plan on treasuring for as long as I live." [... more » ]

"We are very excited to acquire Carolina Trace and honored to be associated with such a storied club," said David McDonald, President of Escalante Golf "It is a beautiful property in one of the most sought-after locations between Raleigh and Pinehurst. The two courses have hosted several well-known events and have terrific reputations throughout the Mid-Atlantic." [... more » ]

"We are offering PGA Pros an instant start-up kit that will enable them to build a strong coaching and retail business with scope to expand. We'll provide business advice and marketing materials so they can hit the ground running," said CEO Tony Clark. "I can't think of a better opportunity for a PGA Pro to continue their career with great success whilst growing the game." [... more » ]

"Teaming up with Sports Direct is a fantastic opportunity for us and will give Direct Golf access to many new and attractive market opportunities," said John Andrew, owner and founder of Direct Golf. "This deal gives the company the funding to realise our goal of becoming Europe's leading golf retail company." [... more » ]

The Wild Rock / Wilderness Resort golf packages are perfect for those times when one round is never enough! Why rush through a great golf vacation. We have lodging options that range from hotel rooms, guest suites, condos and villas, all the way up to private cabins large enough to accommodate 20 guests. [... more » ]

"We are proud to partner with one of the strongest PGA Sections in the USA" said Tom Wayne, President of ProdigyGolfer. "Their strong grassroots programs for young adults and junior golfers aligns with our mission to grow this segment of the market, and the response from golfers ages 12 to 18 years old competing in the section events, has been very favorable to our distinctive ProdigyGolfer collection." [... more » ]

"Belonging to the EWGA is so much more than playing golf. It's about opening doors and lending a hand to enrich the lives of individuals everywhere, not just within the EWGA," said CEO Pam Swensen. The EWGA's August theme, "Pay It Forward" reflects the philanthropic aspect the organization seeks to foster. [... more » ]

"Discovering and nurturing talented young players from around the world is among the aims of the Faldo Series," said six-time Major championship winner Faldo, Britain's most successful golfer. "I'll be following closely the results from Kau Sai Chau and look forward to meeting the Hong Kong Championship winners at the Grand Final." [... more » ]

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Big Island, big decision: Which Hawaii Island golf resort is right for you?
Jason Scott Deegan rates three luxurious golf-and-beach resorts along the Kona-Kohala Coast of the Big Island: the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. For more...

Fore-go expensive golf by spending three days and less than $200 in Brainerd, Minn.
Heading to Brainerd, Minnesota, the rugged lake region three hours north of the Twin Cities? Good news: Three days of golf for less than $200 can probably even include a top-100 pick for those who can play during the week or don't mind last call. Jason Scott Deegan has more. For more...

Discover a pleasurable parkland golf course at Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona. Ariz.
Sedona's Oakcreek Country Club delivers a different experience than most desert golf courses in Arizona. Forget cacti and desert arroyos. Oakcreek mirrors a traditional Midwestern club with towering trees and pines and ponds lining the fairways. Both Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rees Jones had a hand in creating this classic 6,824-yard parkland play. For more...