Golf News for Monday, November 30, 2015

"We are extremely proud to have Poppy Hills Golf Course as the recipient of our 2015 Course of the Year Award," said CGCOA Executive Director Marc Connerly. "They excel in all categories and serve as the consummate role model for other golf facilities within our association." [... more » ]

The five Kent golf courses that feature in Top 100 Golf Courses' updated ranking of 'The English Top 100 Golf Courses of England 2016' have all improved on their positions since the last list was drawn up two years ago. [... more » ]

"We are honored that so many of our courses continue to be selected as venues for top-level professional tournaments," said Brian Curley, Principal at Schmidt-Curley Design. "We are proud also of our record of consistent design achievement, master-planning expertise and client satisfaction." [... more » ]

"With Rees Jones and his renowned team behind the redesign, coupled with its unique ocean-side location and challenging holes, this course is going to be a natural draw for international golf enthusiasts," said Katerina Katopis, Director at Dolphin Capital. [... more » ]

Purestrike Golf Academy at Seascape Resort near Destin, Fla. is offering all-inclusive golf school packages so you can beat the winter blues. Though packages start at $625 for a three-night condo stay, three hours of instruction and a round of golf, they can personalize a package that fits your needs and schedule. [... more » ]

The Golfsmith Gift Pros have put together a list of the 12 most popular golf gifts in 2015 to make shopping this holiday extra easy. [... more » ]

Indian national junior squad member Arjun Prasad edged out Kartik Sharma at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off in the 15th leg of the record-breaking 2015-2016 Faldo Series Asia season at the Tollygunge Club. [... more » ]

"That Japanese players have won the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in three of the last four years clearly illustrates the exceptionally high standard of play among elite amateurs in the country -- both boys and girls," Sir Nick Faldo said. [... more » ]

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Top 10 short courses you can play in the U.S.
Golf doesn't have a firm definition of "short course," other than when you're on a short course, you know it's a short course. Generally speaking, they are more casual courses that are less than 6,000 yards and don't take as long to play. Here are Matt Ginella's 10 favorite short courses you can play in the U.S. Many of these can be played for under $30, while the top three are more premium, resort golf experiences. For more...

From clubs to clothes to tech: Golf Advisor's holiday gift guide
From technology to gift cards, the Golf Advisor team -- Brandon Tucker, Mike Bailey, Jason Scott Deegan and equipment guru Kiel Christianson -- have come up with some of their top holiday gift ideas for golfers. For more...

Swing physics: Srixon Z 355 woods and irons deliver power with more mass
Srixon counter-weighed the grip-end of the club with its new line of Z 355 woods and irons. The result is explosive power, however fast you swing. They're a solid contender in the game-improvement market, Kiel Christianson writes. For more...