Golf News for Thursday, July 24, 2014

"It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized for two of our renovation projects in the 2014 Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year competition," said Straka, a principal of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design. "Dedication to client satisfaction is our guiding principle, and these awards affirm our commitment as we strive to design courses and renovations that exceed the expectations at each club." [... more » ]

"A big congratulations to the 143rd Open champion on his third win at a Major," said Scott Hennessy, president and CEO of True Temper Sports. "He played impressively throughout the tournament and gave himself a nice cushion going into Sunday. It really came down to his short game on those final two holes, and we are proud that Project X could provide the precision needed to close out the tournament." [... more » ]

"Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate all players who utilized Nippon Shaft's steel shafts in their irons," said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for the Japanese club maker. "Nippon Shaft is proud that players competing in tournaments at the highest level trust our products to help them play their best." [... more » ]

"Since hosting the tournament and having it broadcast on national TV, we've achieved our main goal to showcase the Ozarks for a national audience and demonstrate that Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge are national-caliber golf facilities," said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops and owner of Big Cedar Lodge. "We've been very pleased with the positive recognition and praise." [... more » ]

"SuperStroke worked with Odyssey to design a 15-inch grip that has an adjustable weight plug in the butt end of the grips," said Jon Luna, SuperStroke USA Marketing Director. "The adjustable weight option allows golfers to add five grams, 15 grams or 30 grams to the grip, depending on the player's stroke and weight preference. [... more » ]

"I often used to forget to get a coin out of my golf bag at the start of the day," said PGA Tour Player Marc Leishman. "With this belt you can't. Your marker is always on you. It definitely beats fishing in your pocket for your ball marker...I really like it!" [... more » ]

"Edoardo had a great week and played extremely conisistently throughout the entire tournament. It was great seeing the Trion:Z Acti-Loop being worn on one of golf biggest stages," said H2 Golf Company's VP of Sales and Marketing, Taylor Herber. [... more » ]

"We are very happy to offer Loudmouth's silk neckties by Jimmy Sales to Macy's customers," said Loudmouth President, Dennis Green. "Our neckties are the first Loudmouth product to be carried in Macy's, which marks an exciting point for our brand as we expand our fashion and lifestyle product lines." [... more » ]

"Making this movie is a dream come true," said Jastrow, the longtime ABC Sports producer and director. "For many years as a sports director working for the legendary Roone Arledge, I was schooled in the art of storytelling...'the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition'...and am very pleased to apply those concepts now to movie making." [... more » ]

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Similar pressure on South Korea, U.S. in International Crown
The inaugural biennial team event begins Thursday promising to play upon nationalistic pride, and no countries have more of that riding on this week’s outcome than the United States and the Republic of Korea. That’s because they’re such heavy favorites here at Caves Valley Golf Club. They’re the top two seeds with seven of the nine highest-ranked players in the field coming from their rosters. If anyone else wins this week, it’s a giant upset. For more...

Where PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth learned to play golf: Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas
Brookhaven Country Club just north of Dallas is where Jordan Spieth learned to play golf. As it turns out, this ClubCorp family club was the perfect training ground for the young PGA Tour star. With three golf courses, members here can work on every shot in the game. For more...