Golf News for Thursday, October 2, 2014

Guy Sugden, director of the Troon Card Program: "Our cardholders asked us for twilight rates, package offerings and instructional opportunities in addition to bringing back all of our most popular benefits… so we did!" [... more » ]

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland included 62 hours of live and encore coverage of the matches on Golf Channel and NBC, which was the most ever for this international rivalry and the first time that complete live coverage was provided from a European venue. [... more » ]

"Joe is one of the most respected, well-liked and smartest individuals in the sports industry," said Ben Porter, CEO of GPSI. "We're excited to draw on his business acumen and global connections as we build out the strength of the Visage Media Network." [... more » ]

Experience challenging play on the sun-splashed terrain of The Boulders Club in Carefree, Ariz., where you'll test your handicap on two award-winning, Jay Morrish-designed courses that stretch across an enchanting desert landscape and are listed among the finest in the United States. [... more » ]

"This is the first time we have taken the Golf Industry Show to San Antonio, and it has created quite a buzz among industry partners and our members," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. "This truly is the place to be if you are in the golf management field, as a golf facility owner or an industry partner." [... more » ]

"The Chesapeake Bay is in our backyard, so maintaining ecologically-sound practices is especially important," said Joe Tubiolo, Certified Golf Course Superintendent at Eisenhower. "Through hard work, we have effectively decreased our environmental footprint while providing golfers with top-tier, healthier playing experiences." [... more » ]

St Enodoc was described by Golf Digest as 'A rollicking James Braid design on the southwest toe of England, lengthened in the past decade but still short and odd enough to be a cult favourite'. [... more » ]

"There is no bigger stage than the Ryder Cup and choosing the right equipment can mean the difference between winning and losing," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Helping players perform in all conditions, CHAMP spikes offer golfers of every level the ability to execute great shots." [... more » ]

"It is exciting to see how many of the top coaches and players are now adding the Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate to their repertoire," said Tom Christian, marketing manager for Swing Catalyst. "It seems like many of the top coaches agree with us in that ground forces are of great importance to the golf swing." [... more » ]

"We congratulate the new U.S. Senior Amateur champion on a terrific victory. He showed us all how determination and perseverance, matched with the right equipment, can produce game-changing results," said Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. [... more » ]

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Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, Ireland: The most scenic golf course in the world?
Words won't do justice to the the beauty of Old Head Golf Links, the remote natural wonder in southeast Ireland. Neither will these photos, as gorgeous as they are. Old Head must be experienced in person. For more...

Fyre Lake Golf Club: The newest Nicklaus course in Illinois is open for business
Although ground was actually broken at Fyre Lake Golf Club in Sherrard several years ago, ownership woes and a national economic collapse delayed the opening until 2013. But the Nicklaus Design course was worth the wait. For more...

PowerBilt Air Force One DFX driver: Nitrogen charged and powerful
Golf's ruling bodies have limited the so-called trampoline effect in drivers, but PowerBilt figured out a way around this problem with its Air Force One DFX driver. PowerBilt injected the driver with nitrogen to reinforce the face. Does it pass the test? Kiel Christianson has the answer. For more...