Golf News for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, and with the victory became the first player to qualify for the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf, Oct. 13-15, at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. [... more » ]

"This tournament has become the highlight of the golf season, drawing tourism dollars and national exposure to our course and region," said Tony Mancilla, event co-chair and attorney for the Hannahville band of the Potawatomi Nation, owners and operators of the resort and course. "Players, sponsors and locals look forward to it every year." [... more » ]

"The Masters is one of the most revered tournaments in golf and the field always includes the finest golfers in the world, so it's extremely rewarding to see more of the tour's top players trust their game to SteelFiber shafts," said Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. [... more » ]

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Bubba Watson flourished once again on golf's grandest stage, securing his second Green Jacket in three years, this time by three shots instead of a dramatic playoff, over fellow Pro V1x loyalists and Masters rookies Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt, who finished in a tie for second. [... more » ]

"The mesh upper and Integrated Traction options have been incredibly successful with the TW' 14 on NIKEiD," said Lee Walker, Nike Golf Footwear Product Director. "Consumers have told us they love it. So we created a version of the TW' 14 with those features that people can try on in stores and purchase on the spot." [... more » ]

"We are extremely proud of the fact that so many of the world's best players trust their games to Golf Pride, and the fact that they choose to play our grips without being paid to do so is the ultimate performance validation," said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing manager for Golf Pride. [... more » ]

"Of the many players that wore our socks at Augusta, 86 percent made the cut," said Mark Kent, CEO and President of KENTWOOL. "While Bubba again captured the greatest prize in golf, they all benefited from our blister-free guarantee." [... more » ]

"With new panel members and the renovations and upgrades on a lot of courses, you're always going to have fluctuations on the list," said Michael Whitaker, the South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel's executive director. "There are so many good ones that a lot of quality golf courses don't make the Top 50." [... more » ]

"We are thrilled to continue our valued alliance with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods with our involvement at Dunes West Golf and River Club," said Ryan Walls, Troon's senior vice president, operations, sales & marketing. "Dunes West has an incredible reputation, offering members and guests a unique experience and we look forward to making positive contributions to the club." [... more » ]

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