Golf News for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"The collaboration with Bear Mountain is Pacific Links' first resort partnership in Canada and will allow us to offer our members even more high-caliber experiences as we continue to build our roster to create the ultimate golf tour of Western Canada," said Bruce Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Links. "This region is a prime travel destination." [... more » ]

"As people grow increasingly conscious of environmental issues, they're looking for alternative transportation options", said Mary A. Sicard,Club Car's consumer marketing manager. As a result, more communities are allowing golf cars and other non-traditional vehicles on their streets. [... more » ]

"I am a lifelong lover of dogs, and I'm pleased to be able to support an organization that utilizes them to help the many deserving Veterans who deal with the visible and invisible wounds of war," said Mr. Nicklaus. [... more » ]

"We're in the process of signing other extreme sport athletes," said Ross Kvinge, president of PowerBilt. "Cub is the first because of his passion for golf and his connection to the local community. Cub gives us the opportunity to enhance the future of golf and the idea of golfers as athletes." [... more » ]

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 2 hours north of Atlanta, Brasstown Valley offers a spectacular mountain golf experience with scenery as breathtaking as the play is challenging. The resort is now offering a Stay & Play Double package starting at $254. [... more » ]

"I'm always looking for footwear that provides traction without compromising comfort, style or on-course performance," said adidas Golf Tour staff professional Justin Rose. "With gripmore, I have the versatility of a spikeless shoe combined with the performance of a cleated shoe. It's the best of both styles." [... more » ]

"Our brand has enjoyed steady global growth for many years and with the new C Grip collection we are poised to become a major player in this competitive category," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "The unique technology and designs that our engineering team created are geared exclusively toward enhancing golfer performance." [... more » ]

"To say that Matt Kuchar knows how to pitch the ball close is a huge understatement," writes Bruce Patterson of Butler National Golf Club in Oak Brook, Ill., and one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers. "He's consistently in the Top 15 in the Scrambling statistic category and is an expert at judging how the ball will behave once it hits the green." [... more » ]

"We are excited to partner with Northcentral University and welcome them as a new sponsor," said All-American Gateway Tour Sponsor Relations Director Ryan Pray. "Many of our players have left college after their eligibility is up, but for those who want to continue their schooling and get a degree while pursuing their professional golf dreams, NCU is a great option for them." [... more » ]

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