Golf News for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"We ... are always seeking talented, well-qualified individuals to work at the facilities we manage," said John Easterbrook, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Troon. "This is an exciting partnership with Florida State University and one that will benefit all involved -- students, faculty, Troon-managed facilities and our guests." [... more » ]

"U.S. Golf Combines was created to help junior golfers navigate the competitive world of college recruiting and our technology is the perfect tool to help players reach the level they want to achieve," said Henri Johnson, CEO of FlightScope. [... more » ]

Golf Design Unlimited is under contract to design and build a new $15 million golf entertainment center in northwest Florida. The center will have 60 bays, entertainment areas, restaurant, food court, retail and more! this will be a two-story structure located on 12 acres. [... more » ]

In-coming PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan attended the launch of TPC Kuala Lumpur and Mike Sebastian, chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, spoke with him. [... more » ]

"The number one complaint of golfers is they don't have time to play as much golf as they'd like," said Hunter Ranch General Manager John Carson. "We want golfers to play when they can, as much as they can, even if it is not 18 or even 9 holes. [... more » ]

"The state of Michigan is one of the top golfing states in the country, and to be recognized, not only as one of the nation's top courses, but also the top public course in the state, is very exciting," General Manager Chad Maveus said. [... more » ]

With this robust visitor-centric focus, readers can explore all the offerings at Pebble Beach Resorts, see what other resort guests are sharing via social media and easily plan their next getaway to California's central coast. [... more » ]

Branson Hills' Missouri's Best Stay & Play Package includes two nights at the Hampton Inn at Branson Hills and one round of golf at Branson Hills, and 10 percent off in the golf shop and Magnolia Grill. [... more » ]

The Riviera Country Club corporate officer Michael R. Yamaki has been named the General Chairman and Thomas Pulchinski has been selected tournament director for the 2017 United States Amateur Golf Championship to be played at Riviera from August 14-20, 2017. [... more » ]

The distinction of CGCS, awarded through a certification program administered by GCSAA, is like having an advanced degree for a golf course superintendent. It requires a combination of experience, on-course evaluation, a completed portfolio and examination, and continuing education, and that can take up to a year to complete. [... more » ]

"We are proud to call Gary Player our Brand Ambassador," said Dr. Hans-Walter Peters, Managing Partner of Berenberg. "The event's great virtues and its ability to give so much back to charity is one of the many reasons we have chosen this sponsorship as an important business platform for years to come." [... more » ]

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Punch Shot: U.S. Ryder Cup wildcard questions
The European Ryder Cup team has been finalized. The U.S. squad won't be completed for another four weeks. Captain Davis Love III will make three picks on Sept. 12, after two more FedEx Cup Playoff events, and then a final selection on Sept. 25, following the Tour Championship. The gang at size up some possible U.S. wildcards. For more...

Scotland's best inland golf: The King's Course at Gleneagles
Think blind shots are only a phenomenon on links courses? Try the wild and wonderful King's Course at Gleneagles, a James Braid course dating back to 1919. For more...

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge golf course: Old-school Minnesota rustic at its up-north best
The Lakes Course at the Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in Minnesota provides pure up-north forested golf, and the slight drive from nearby Brainerd is well worth the visit, as players will undoubtedly acquire a love for the handsome wooded surroundings. For more...