Golf News for Monday, December 22, 2014

California's Poppy Hills, originally built by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1986, is named 2014 "Best Semi-Private Renovation" by GOLF in its January edition, which followed an honor for best Newly Remodeled Courses by Golf Digest in November. SentryWorld in Wisconsin, an RTJ II original from 1989, also earned an honor for best Newly Remodeled Courses by Golf Digest in November. [... more » ]

Georgia GCSA President Mike Brown: "Anthony Williams personifies the maximum of every criterion we weigh when we consider this award. The work he has done for his facility, for his association, for this profession, and for golf as a whole, establishes a new standard." [... more » ]

"Tullymore Golf Resort is honored to have been picked as a tournament site on the 2015 Symetra Tour for the Road to the LPGA," Tullymore CEO Terry Schieber said. "The highly acclaimed golf course ... will be ready to offer its unique challenge throughout the Tullymore Classic." [... more » ]

The PGA Merchandise Show is just one month away, Jan. 21-23. New Balance is looking forward to another great show with the introduction of new golf footwear for the 2015 season. [... more » ]

"The PGA Merchandise Show provides HIRZL an opportunity to introduce its new line of high performance gloves to key accounts, the media, as well as to our international partners. We value the show and its ability to provide us with time to meet face-to-face with people," said Steve Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HIRZL. [... more » ]

"We're aiming to shift the image of the stereotypical golfer into something more energetic and approachable for the everyday consumer. For a lot of players, passion stems from being out on the course and having fun with friends," said co-founder Elyssa Dornic. [... more » ]

Attendees at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando January 20-23 will have the opportunity to try on ZeroFriction's original compression glove, as well as the two new gloves. [... more » ]

World Woods Golf Club near Tampa is now offering golf packages with our villas located 6 miles from World Woods Golf Club. Each villa has two or three bedrooms with two twin beds in each. [... more » ]

"By producing all Bettinardi putters in my own manufacturing facility, we are able to push the envelope in design and performance," said Robert Bettinardi, President and CEO of Bettinardi Golf. "No other brand or golf company can claim the same." [... more » ]

"This new shaft design is going to give the players the shot shape and control they have come to trust using Matrix," said Joe Miera, Director of Tour Operations. [... more » ]

"The Abaco Club has everything money can't buy," said David Southworth, President and CEO of Southworth Development. "It's a perfect complement to our existing properties and we look forward to taking this world-class facility to an even higher level." [... more » ]

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