Golf News for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"The West Michigan Golf Show does a fantastic job in creating excitement and awareness about the game," said Aaron Waltz, Director of the PGA Golf Management Program. "We're proud to be a part of the Show while having the opportunity to provide a valuable service to golfers." [... more » ]

"We are excited to add this new and greatly enhanced club fitting and repair service at Palmetto Dunes," said Palmetto Dunes Vice President of Resort Operations Brad Marra. "We pride ourselves on providing our golfing guests with nothing but the best." [... more » ]

"It has been gratifying to welcome 79 new property owners and club members to Harbor Club over the last year," said the community's general manager, Brandon Matney. "The residential sales market has gained a great deal of traction and valuation over the last several years and we look to that trend continuing for the foreseeable future." [... more » ]

"The feedback we received displayed the interest in simulator golf and the way it can help attract a new and younger audience," GOLFZON CEO Jang Sung Won said. [... more » ]

"Like OnGolf, Soil Scout is a by-product of that industry where they have been successful. I am impressed with the Soil Scout offering that features a highly accurate sensor for moisture, temperature and salinity levels combined with a robust wireless transmission range from subsurface to above ground and a long battery life for the in-ground sensor." - Walt Norley, founder and CEO of OnGolf. [... more » ]

"We presold to more than 500 consumers through our Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns, and to more than 100 professionals at the PGA Show, said Jason Koo, Founder of Coach Labs, Inc. "As a follow up to the PGA Show, we are offering PGA Professionals the DuoTrac at a personal use discount for a very limited time." [... more » ]

Priced at just $99, Ft Cherry Golf Club's Overnight Outing package includes two 18-hole rounds of golf with cart, one-night stay in the on-property motel room, one dinner, a continental breakfast and additional golf discounts. [... more » ]

"Callaway's Sungear lenses actually let in more light [twice as much] than ordinary sunglasses," said Travis Worth, Vice President of Business Development, IZZO Golf. "More light means better depth perception, which is especially helpful around the greens." [... more » ]

"Linebacker is an effective and efficient innovation," said Kip Wolfe, principal of BunkersPlus, LLC and its sister company, Key Golf Management, LLC. "It is the best defense against the prevention of bunker sand contamination and wash outs." [... more » ]

"Those who tried on the Copper Tech glove were immediately hooked on the silicone feel and compression fit," said Lloyd Cohn, President of Pocketec, Inc. "When you saw the expression on the faces of all those who tried it on you could tell they were truly amazed." [... more » ]

"The SwingClick is potentially the best swing aid that's ever been made," said Gary Gilchrist, Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 golf instructor. "It's one of the few devices that allows players to train using their own clubs." [... more » ]

Co-sponsored by the Dustin Johnson Golf School and Founders Group International, the golf tournament will be held Feb. 13 - 15 at the Tournament Players Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. [... more » ]

"I'm honored to be so closely associated with such an important tournament in my homeland," said Player. "I'm proud that the Gary Player Country Club continues to provide the challenge for some of the world's best players to show off their talents, and I'm especially pleased that this will happen in South Africa." [... more » ]

Brian O'Neill, director of golf instruction for BOYNE Golf Academy: "The combination of BOYNE Golf Academy's state-of-the-art technology, our team's decades of teaching experience, and the commitment to help golfers gain more distance are sure to make the Power Clinic a popular offering in 2016." [... more » ]

"SteelFiber shafts are well known for delivering the power of graphite and the accuracy of steel, and players on all the pro tours are embracing this game-changing innovation to maximize their performance," said Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. [... more » ]

"The Fujikura team congratulates the Farmers Insurance Open Champion for his ability to endure some of the toughest conditions of the season and to come out a winner," said Fujikura Golf Marketing Manager Stephanie Hartgraves. [... more » ]

"Each week, we get increasing amounts of requests from players wanting to use our clubs because they've seen the success of their peers," said Bertie Cordle, Founder and CEO of DST Golf. [... more » ]

"Companies like Golf Skate Caddy are providing golf course owners and operators with the ability to drive more revenue through innovative products and technology," said Mike Tinkey, CEO of Tinkey Works and former Deputy Executive Director for the Golf Course Owners Association. [... more » ]

Caddy For A Cure program founder and CEO Russ Holden: "This contest will definitely add excitement for golf fans as they watch the Pebble Beach tournament and we're looking forward to seeing who will win the Casa de Campo golf trip." [... more » ]

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At Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Heron Point and the Ocean Course step out of Harbour Town's shadow
For many golf fans, teeing it up at Harbour Town is their goal when visiting Hilton Head Island. But while Sea Pines Resort's other courses may not offer as stiff of a challenge as the pros face on Harbour Town, they are more difficult than many resort courses. For more...

New greens coming to Orlando's Omni ChampionsGate Golf Club
After 16 years, ChampionsGate Golf Club at the Omni Orlando resort will get new greens. The transformation from Floradwarf to Champion Bermuda will begin with the International Course this summer, while the National Course is scheduled to get new greens in the summer of 2017. For more...

You can experience private, top-flight golf at Turf Valley near Washington, D.C.
Despite its "private" status, anyone can access the 36 holes of golf at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Maryland with a stay-and-play package. Turf Valley's Hialeah Course is the tougher and more scenic 18. The Original Course is longer but has more room to miss and fewer hazards. Both have true, fast greens and premium conditioning. For more...