Golf News for Friday, August 22, 2014

"We have been contemplating this decision for quite some time. Given the current market conditions, we feel the timing is right to align TPC Myrtle Beach with National Golf Management," said Chip Smith, TPC Myrtle Beach owner. "They know the market, and have the experience and resources to increase rounds and revenues, while assuring a great experience for our guests." [... more » ]

"From the first conversations with RepSpark, they spoke the language and understood the needs and challenges of the brands. There was a comfort level not only with the application, but also with the people," said David Quattrucci, Vice President, Operations for Tharanco Lifestyles. "Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf are currently working towards a Q3 go-live date." [... more » ]

"We are honoured to host the Ricoh Women's British Open in 2017," said Alan Hogg, chief executive at Kingsbarns. "We have welcomed tour events to Kingsbarns for many years but this will be on a different scale." [... more » ]

"This Pebble Beach trio - a legendary course, a formidable beast and a true links layout - ensures an unforgettable golf adventure for all of our competitors," said Golfweek Director of Events Armand Cimaroli. "The inherent challenge, coupled with the event's camaraderie, continues to cement the Golfweek Pro-Am as a must-play tournament for golfers year after year." [... more » ]

"It was another fantastic weekend for the Graphite Design Tour AD brand. The winner of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open has achieved astounding success this year and we are very pleased that he chose to rely on a premium Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 shaft in his driver. We would also like to congratulate the winner of the Wegmans LPGA Championship," said Wayne Ageno, President of Pro's Choice Golf Shafts, Inc. [... more » ]

"This season's collection bridges the divide between tourwear and streetwear," said Tom Gocke, VP of OGIO Golf. "Golfers are increasingly merging their daily attire with their golf style and vice versa. Each piece of clothing in this collection is not only performance-based but it could seamlessly integrate into our customer's personal style." [... more » ]

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort offers something for everyone, from a fun-filled family trip to a romantic getaway for two. The Royal Golf Vacation Package lets you stay along the ocean, and play the award-winning King and Prince Golf Course, which winds among the ancient oaks and vast saltmarshes on St. Simons Island's beautiful northern end. From $305. [... more » ]

"The kids had a great time competing against one another and they took the event very seriously," said Terry Anton, CEO of SNAG, who flew to Miami to be part of the championship. "Through our partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, we have been reaching thousands of kids in parks around the country who sign up to learn the fundamentals of golf." [... more » ]

"Antigua is proud to support all aspects of golf, especially junior and high school golf," said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of the Antigua Group. "We are also very proud that The Thunderbirds have joined us this year in presenting such a fine event, and would also like to thank the various affiliated organizations, both locally and nationally, who have assisted us in developing and promoting the tournament." [... more » ]

"With roping and golfing, it's all pretty similar," said Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. Champion Rich Skelton. "In golfing, you have to line up to the ball the same way every time. With heading and heeling, you have to get in the same position every time. It's all about position. It's all about keeping your shoulder square to your target and your follow-through." [... more » ]

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