Golf News for Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"This event has been going strong for nearly a half-century and this year looks to be as successful as ever," said Scott Justman, Vice President of Golf Operations of National Golf Management. "Junior golf is one of the most important initiatives in the game and we are thrilled to do our part in its promotion by hosting this event." [... more » ]

"I knew Hannah or I had to make one putt because Alex (Försterling) had been putting great so I knew she would make her putt. It was huge for us, the more matches you have under your belt going into the singles, the better. I'm very confident we can do it now," said Connelly. [... more » ]

"Lee's passion for our brand began 22 years ago with his first Yamaha golf car. Today, he embodies the commitment to golf, dependability and camaraderie on which Yamaha has built its reputation," said Kevin Norcross, director of sales and marketing for Yamaha Golf-Car Company. [... more » ]

"That this sheet is so full, and addresses so many aspects of play, points to how much design impacts a well-run facility," said ASGCA President Lee Schmidt. "I'm glad the USGA is concentrating on this important issue. The clients of ASGCA members will benefit as they see the information and service offerings available from our members." [... more » ]

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's Player's Package features a Tom Jackson design and Robert Trent Jones Jr. masterpiece with one round on the Baytowne course and one round on the Raven course. Enjoy complimentary replay rounds booked at the course the day of play. Accommodation options include LeCiel or Village of Baytowne Wharf standard hotel rooms, two-bedroom Grand Sandestin or three-bedroom Lakeside Villas. [... more » ]

"Most golfers have some abstract notion of using the ground to generate force in the golf swing," said Dr. David McGhie, Swing Catalyst's head of research and development. "With the Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate, a unique combination of pressure plate and force plate technology, the exact amount of force the golfer generates through the ground is measured, making this knowledge concrete." [... more » ]

"It is an honor to stand alongside such a successful, distinguished group of companies, and to have the Xi recognized as a Gold Stevie Award winner," said FlightScope CEO Henri Johnson. "It's easy to see the passion and commitment that has contributed to all of our success. I would like to congratulate all of the Finalists, and wish them nothing but the best." [... more » ]

August Hess plans to celebrate his 100th birthday Oct. 25 by playing in a local golf tournament at his club that has been held annually in his honor since the 1980s. The "Augie Hess Invitational" at Bishop (Calif.) Country Club is a celebration of the local living legend, who still shoots in the high 80s and plays from the white tees that measure 6,200 yards. [... more » ]

"Through this annual effort from Lookaway members, we are now making a difference for a number of families, and with the continued help and support from sponsors and volunteers, we can continue to do even more," said Jackie Renk, chair of the Matthew Renk Foundation. [... more » ]

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