Golf News for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"I was a part of the senior global executive team that guided both The North Face and Converse out of bankruptcy and helped transform them into the authentic world class global brands that they are today," said Conrad Tappert. "I am excited to join the talented team at Sunice and achieving that same success." [... more » ]

Nancy Henderson, LPGA Chief Teaching Officer: "To meet the unique needs of teaching women the game of golf, the LPGA has developed an online instruction program customized to the physical capabilities, the communication skills, and the equipment needs of female golfers." [... more » ]

"With a firm commitment to American craftsmanship, our bags are designed to ensure club safety, withstand the rigors of travel and provide a hassle-free user experience," said company founder Jeff Herold. [... more » ]

"The characteristics of the Flatso line help inhibit wrist action and promote shoulder rotation for added consistency in your putting stroke," said Jon Luna, SuperStroke USA Marketing Director. [... more » ]

PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan: "When the opportunity came to open this second Scottsdale store we jumped at it. Our plans are to double PGA TOUR Superstore's presence over the next four years." [... more » ]

"I absolutely believe The Bluffs has the potential to be one of the top courses in the world," said course designer Greg Norman, speaking at the grand opening of his latest project in Vietnam. [... more » ]

Enjoy a round of golf at Slieve Russell Golf Club in County Cavan, Ireland, plus one night's lodging in a deluxe room (with breakfast). Starting from €80 per person sharing. Offer available Sunday through Thursday. [... more » ]

Chad Hall, director of product marketing and global tour operations for True Temper Sports: "Precision in your irons is crucial when you are fending off a tough field such as the one at the Shriners Open or difficult weather conditions like those in London this weekend." [... more » ]

J. J. Keegan of Golf Convergence: "Golf courses that operate within the top 100 core based statistical areas offer great value to the citizens and investment returns if managed properly." [... more » ]

"Our core consumers are very tech-forward, savvy individuals whose purchasing habits closely align with the large and knowledgeable customer base Apple has established," said Sal Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arccos Golf. "The leading-edge technology found in ARCCOS is unlike anything in golf and we're very excited for players to experience it for the first time." [... more » ]

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From Mayberry to Merlot to chasing par: Yadkin Valley in North Carolina offers unique golf experience
Mayberry, of course, was a fictional town, but the setting for "The Andy Griffith Show" was based on a real place: Mt. Airy, N.C. And with Olde Beau C.C., Cross Creek C.C. and Cedarbrook C.C., the town is making a name as a golf destination. For more...

The holes are picture worthy at Panorama Golf Course in Forest City, Pa.
Laid out over what used to be a dairy farm, Panorama Golf Course opened in 1964 and has been solid and very affordable public play in the Scranton, Pa. area ever since. Designed by PGA Professionals Bill Griffiths and Paul Kern, the course can stretch to 7,256 yards, yet its open greens and multiple tees is playable by every level of players, including juniors, who can often play for free when accompanied by a paying adult in the summer. For more...

Fota Island Resort: A 27-hole host of three Irish Opens in County Cork, Ireland
Only a handful of golf courses have hosted the European Tour's Irish Open three or more times. Fota Island Resort in County Cork is one of them. The renowned Deerpark Course at the resort hosted the 2014 event to complete the trifecta. The well manicured, 6,921-yard parkland gem attracted a strong field and good crowds. For more...