Golf News for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"It is an honor that the Manele Course is consistently considered among the elite venues in the game," said Scott Ashworth, Director of Golf at Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i. "Its design integrity has remained intact while we continue to make improvements to the overall golf experience. Golfers continue to discover something new every time they play." [... more » ]

"Our definition of 'Leadership' at the MTT Program is 'Getting the most out of your people.' The program is designed to teach the leaders to be excellent coaches, which, in turn, of course, translates into increased revenue/performance/productivity and thus profitability," said Make the Turn mental toughness coach, Chris Dorris. [... more » ]

"Traditions Club is re-defining and revolutionizing the country club experience through innovative products with multi-generational appeal," said Bill Horton, General Manager of Traditions Club. "We provide a stimulating environment to live, work and play, but we never forget the golf course is central to our vision." [... more » ]

Stay-and-play golf vacation packages available at Covered Bridge Golf Club and Champions Pointe Golf Club with local hotels, starting as low as $105/person. Packages include 18 holes with cart at either course, one night's lodging, and continental breakfast. [... more » ]

"For the second year in a row, 2,000 new members have joined our Association to experience what golf is all about and to have fun," said EWGA's CEO Pam Swensen. "This is exciting for our organization and the industry to be able to invite women to the game and help them get comfortable playing. We are constantly striving to provide meaningful, organized golf experiences and business connections that open doors." [... more » ]

"We congratulate Greg on this wonderful honor. He is the perfect kind of person to work with us. He recognizes that golfers come in many varieties. There are some that work at becoming better every day. Those players are contrasted by beginners who may simply want to join a friend for a relaxing round of golf," said Mike Woods, PGA, director of golf at Haggin Oaks. [... more » ]

"Our members know full well just how important a competent and professional golf course equipment technician is to the success of a golf facility," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. "We're pleased this award program has helped shed light on the value of equipment technicians, and we're honored to recognize Joe for his long-term accomplishments in the industry." [... more » ]

"The Marilynn Smith LPGA Charity Pro-Am is a perfect fit for the Hyundai Invitational tournament series and we are excited to collaborate with them through this unique golf event," said Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America. [... more » ]

"Royal Isabela is very lucky and proud to inhabit this spectacularly beautiful piece of earth," said Stanley Pasarell, managing partner of Royal Isabela. "If we are going to protect this magnificent landscape with the cliffs, dunes, wetlands, caves, and native plant and wildlife, we are dedicated to being its stewards, as well." [... more » ]

"It's very exciting to see our platform and complex infrastructure working, growing and being accepted by course operators, golfers and advertisers alike," said Mike Loustalot, president of Digital Caddies. "This early success validates our business model and demonstrates that we are creating an engagement platform that is scalable and projected to be sustainable." [... more » ]

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