Golf News for Friday, May 22, 2015

We at the WorldGolf Wire are proud to join all Americans in remembering those men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's service. We also salute those currently serving around the globe. [... more » ]

Led by PGA Professionals, the Family Golf Festival offers a welcoming environment where women, children, siblings, parents and grandparents can learn and play the game together. [... more » ]

Adding to the amazing "Top 100" golf experience was the 2015 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Legacy of the Links posthumously inducted two of golf's revered legends: Donald J. Ross and Pinehurst's Richard S. Tufts. [... more » ]

The Golf Courses at Incline Village are welcoming back Neil Gunn as the Lead Golf Instructor for the 2015 summer season. Neil Gunn comes to Incline Village as a Lead Golf Instructor at TPC Sawgrass and World Golf Village in Saint Augustine, Florida, where he has been employed with the PGA Tour Academy since 2003. [... more » ]

"Affordability and multiple amenities make our state parks popular with visitors seeking many types of outdoor enjoyment," said Director of Visit Mississippi Malcolm White. [... more » ]

"The Plantation Course at Siam Country Club is a great test of golf with strong winds regularly adding to the degree of difficulty," said Brian Curley, Principal at Schmidt-Curley Design. "I'm sure the players taking part in the Thailand Open there will thoroughly enjoy the experience … and the challenge." [... more » ]

Hacienda de Leal is a boutique hotel located in the historic mission city of San Juan Bautista, Calif. Wander through the old mission, discover new wines, put on your hiking shoes and explore. The hotel's attractive stay-and-play option lets you take on nearby San Juan Oaks, the first Fred Couples signature design in the state. [... more » ]

"This campaign is designed to make golfers aware of the technology that we offer in a golf bag that provides unique protection for their golf clubs while reducing the annoying sound of club heads smashing together," said Tom Gocke, Vice President of Golf at OGIO. [... more » ]

"I love how people's eyes light up when they make the connection between golf and culinary experiences," said Deb O'Connor, director of global partnerships for KitchenAid. "This week, we are sharing our reimagined kitchen with thousands of golf fans in an experience not seen anywhere else." [... more » ]

Palmetto Dunes helps ring in National Bike Month by becoming the first East Coast oceanfront resort to offer "The Golf Bike." Allows golfers to play at the speed of a cart, while getting paid back in fun and fitness. [... more » ]

"Foursum ensures that the calculations get done, winners get paid and losers keep their word," said Matt Eldridge, CEO. [... more » ]

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The best bargain courses in America's 10 most expensive golf destinations
Even in in the U.S.'s most expensive golf destinations -- places like the Monterey Peninsula, Hawaii, Scottsdale, Palm Springs, Vegas or Pinehurst -- golfers looking for "value" can find it. We found some worthwhile bargain courses in each. For more...

Jorday Spieth among early co-leaders at Crowne Plaza
Heavy rains delayed the start of the Crowne Plaza Invitational, but several players went low once play began, including the field's biggest draw. Here's how things look after the first day at Colonial Country Club, where Jordan Spieth shares the lead. For more...

In photos: Check out Coore-Crenshaw's Streamsong Red
The Red Course at Streamsong Resort in central Florida, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, certainly makes a great first impression -- from the time you step out of its impressive clubhouse to the first tee. While it wouldn't be accurate to call this a links course, there are plenty of links elements that make this different than most other Florida courses, helping Streamsong earn a reputation as the Bandon Dunes of the East. For more...