Golf News for Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Golfers worldwide are invited to celebrate with us and see why we're so proud of our 'Friendly Dooks' nickname," said Michelle McGreevy, General Manager. "There will be an extra-enthusiastic welcome in 2014, with a host of special events and promotions at the club." [... more » ]

Opened in 1969, The Country Club of South Carolina boasts a 7,150-yard championship course designed by Ellis Maples, a protege of Donald Ross and the patriarch of a renowned, Carolinas-based golf course architecture firm. The course is open to outside play seven days a week, with a $45 greens fee that includes golf cart and range balls. [... more » ]

Club Car, the world's largest manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, will continue its long-standing association with The Solheim Cup following its appointment as Official Supplier to the 2015 edition, which will take place at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, in Germany. [... more » ]

Mark Mattingly returns to KemperSports where he held several key roles within the organization during his five-year tenure, including serving as general manager at Eagle Knoll Golf Club, Shoal Creek and Hodge Park. David Kupstas joins KemperSports with more than 30 years of food and beverage and private club experience with Club Corporation. [... more » ]

"More and more Tour players are turning to counter balancing to improve their putting stroke and now everyone can try this technology in a cost effective manor by simply installing a new grip," said Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. "We've added new sizes and weights to ensure there's a model that will suit absolutely any preference." [... more » ]

"The Men's StaCool glove showcases our latest advancement in delivering a product aimed at golfers who frequently play in humid conditions and suffer from the negative grip impacts such conditions can have," said Maria Bonzagni, Senior Director of Marketing, FJ Gloves and Accessories. [... more » ]

Put your golf skills to the test at The Western Home of Golf in America. Rated the number one golf resort in North America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST is home to five public courses designed by legends Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Greg Norman. [... more » ]

"As part of our partnership, we have created a joint instruction initiative that will empower female golf instructors across the US and around the world. The LPGA will promote our unique training program to their entire membership of over 1,500 individuals," said Bryan Hepler, Master Instructor and Founder of Tathata Golf Training. [... more » ]

LINKS has been based in Hilton Head Island, S.C. since its founding in 1988. Its editors live there and love it there, and want to share their insiders' perspectives on what to see and do when visiting. They've compiled their favorites in the list of "Top 10 Best Things to Do On Hilton Head During the RBC Heritage." [... more » ]

"All of our graduates have shown remarkable dedication and a true passion for the game to reach this educational and professional milestone. Everyone at Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is proud to honor them and their accomplishments," said John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. [... more » ]

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Omni Amelia Island Plantation: Host of Big Break Florida re-imagined, better than ever
Returning to the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in March was a special treat for Tonya McCall and Mary Narzisi. The ‘Big Break Florida’ participants grew attached to the spoils of the seaside resort off the Florida coast near Jacksonville while filming The Golf Channel reality series last year. The service and professionalism of the Omni staff -- coupled with an $85 million ‘re-imagination’ of the facilities that debuted last year -- has brought the resort up to par with some of the best vacation destinations in the Southeast. For more...

Three days and $200: Where can you play near Hilton Head Island, S.C.?
You have a few days to spend in Hilton Head Island, but you don't have much money to spend on golf -- $200 to be exact. That's OK. While bucket list golf at places like Harbour Town Golf Links isn't happening, Jason Deegan offers up an itinerary you'll enjoy while staying within your $200 budget -- almost. For more...

Jordan Spieth not letting Masters loss haunt him
Imagine how Jordan Spieth, a 20-year-old going on 35 who was playing his first Masters, has spent the last three days -- reflection, regret, resentment? Sure. “It left me stinging,” he acknowledged Wednesday. Yet as the golf world is learning, this is not your off-the-shelf 20-year-old. Along with the pain came plenty of appreciation for the opportunity to play for and ultimately lose the green jacket. For more...

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