Golf News for Thursday, July 2, 2015

In celebration of Independence Day in the United States, the WorldGolf Wire will not be distributed Friday, July 3. [... more » ]

Golf Channel tied its most-watched second quarter ever and served 23.5 million unique viewers, which was driven by increases across the network’s live events and news programming schedules. [... more » ]

Matt Dobyns of Glen Head, N.Y. made a three-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to overtake Ben Polland, who suffered a disastrous double bogey, and capture his second PGA Professional National Championship Wednesday at The Philadelphia Cricket Club. [... more » ]

PGA of America President Derek Sprague. "The PGA has enjoyed three memorable National Championships at Sunriver, and we anticipate our 50th Championship in 2017 will deliver another great chapter in PGA member history." [... more » ]

"This is the place to be," said Tullymore Golf Resort CEO Terry Schieber. "We have great golf courses, great lodging, great dining, really the perfect golf destination here. Having the Symetra Tour come this week adds yet another level of excitement to what is already a great holiday week." [... more » ]

Golf icon Gary Player and Gary Player Design look to expand their rapidly growing international portfolio in Mexico, following their award winning success in La Paz, Mexico. [... more » ]

Direct Golf, Europe's award-winning, leading multi-channel specialist golf retailer, is on target for a record financial year after posting increased year-on-year growth for the 10th consecutive month - in stark contrast to other performances in the sector ... [... more » ]

"Wintonbury Hills embodies the best in playability, conditioning and affordability," GM Ciaran Carr said. "Our team's dedication to producing memorable experiences for every guest continues to yield 'best-in-class' awards." [... more » ]

Brooke Henderson: "I am so excited to play in my first Ricoh Women's British Open and I am very grateful to the Championship Committee for granting me this opportunity. I played in the 2012 Ladies British Amateur at Carnoustie and I absolutely loved visiting Scotland so I am super excited to be heading back there again." [... more » ]

The CLICKON Golf team set out to ask people what their life without golf would be like. What if golf ceased to exist? What other sport would you play? What other hobby would fill the void? [... more » ]

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Land of the free: The best patriotic golf course names in the United States
Golf over Independence Day weekend is an American tradition for many families. In honor of our national birthday, we've uncovered a collection of the most patriotic golf course names from coast to coast. For more... The Bing Maloney Golf Complex remains a local favorite in Sacramento
The Bing Maloney Golf Complex in Sacramento, Calif. -- a city-owned facility that includes a 6,569-yard course, a nine-hole, par-3 course (with two short par 4s) and large lighted range run by Morton Golf -- has been a local favorite since opening in 1952. For more...

GolNow announces Free Golf For Life winner
The Free Golf for Life Sweepstakes winner has been selected! David Yankovich of Arlington, Va., became the lucky winner after accepting the grand prize last week. The Daily Tee caught up with Yankovich, who recently returned from his honeymoon, to get insight on his experience with the sweepstakes and GolfNow. For more...