Golf News for Friday, September 19, 2014

"The new Troon Junior Club helps address some of the barriers of entry into the game that include affordability and access," stated Ryan Walls, senior vice president of operations for Troon. "Our company, facilities and golf professionals are dedicated to growing the game and getting more kids involved in golf and this is yet another vehicle to help support that effort." [... more » ]

"Our members and guests are going to love the changes made to Heron Point," said Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports and Operations. "Both Harbour Town and Heron Point are Pete Dye classics and give us a spectacular 'one-two punch' of exceptional golf." [... more » ]

"We're thrilled to introduce the new Z Series woods and irons to the U.S. market," said Todd Harman, President of Srixon U.S.A. "At Srixon, we approach products like our tour players approach their game. It's a constant 'Journey to Better'. Designing the game's best products is always about raising the bar, and we believe the new Z Series woods and irons are the best the game has to offer." [... more » ]

"While Golf Pride does not pay endorsement fees to players to use our grips, these numbers prove that players do get paid by choosing to play Golf Pride," said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. "We appreciate the trust that the best players in the world place in us." [... more » ]

"Every week on pro tours around the world, SteelFiber shafts are demonstrating the performance benefits of playing graphite iron shafts, such as added vibration dampening, increased clubhead speed and maximum distance," said Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. [... more » ]

With Carr Golf Travel's St Andrews Budget Package, you'll enjoy lodging at the Albany Hotel St. Andrews for five nights, plus three rounds of golf at the St. Andrews New Course, Panmure, and Crail Balcomie Links, plus the St. Andrews Old Course (ballot option)! Trip includes self-drive minivan. A Carr Golf Travel executive will assist in booking caddies, restaurants, sight-seeing options, etc. [... more » ]

Value, variety and attentive friendly service is what you will experience at Lakewood Shores Resort. Whether you are young or old, an occasional or avid golfer -- or somewhere in between -- get ready to relax, unwind and avoid the hustle and bustle. Now, with the "Fall Room & Round" package, you can enjoy one night lodging and play 18 holes with cart from just $59. [... more » ]

"Loudmouth Golf seems to be all about having fun and not taking yourself too seriously," said Todd Blackmar, President, Hass-Jordan Golf Umbrellas. "These colourful designs force people to smile through the storm, and not take the weather too seriously either." [... more » ]

"So many golfers have come to us and asked for something special to carry the greatest clubs they'll ever play with," said Adam Barr, president of Miura. "We spent a long time updating our last tour bag, and this is what we've come up with: a large, solid, and handsome bag of the very top quality." [... more » ]

"We're excited to welcome Chris [Ross] to the OGIO team to help support our goal of bringing golf enthusiasts top-of-the-line gear. As an avid golfer with a past in buying, selling, and merchandizing, he offers a unique blend of both personal and professional expertise to our company," said Tom Gocke, Global Vice President of Ogio. [... more » ]

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John Hilgers, 64, doesn't let cancer stop Golf Channel Am Tour run
Five years ago 64-year-old John Hilgers was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since then he has lost 90 pounds and his immune system is decimated. In spite of all that, he's playing as much golf -- competitive golf -- as he can. This week Hilgers played in his first Golf Channel Am Tour Senior National Championship, finishing tied for sixth in the Hogan Flight. "I had the best week of my life," he said. "The camaraderie, the relationships you get to build over a competitive sport. Where else can you do that?" For more...

Azalea Sands Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.: Not your granddaddy's Grand Strand golf course
Azalea Sands G.C., a once-middling Grand Strand course, has continued its revitalization by ignoring golf traditionalists. There's the music, some pink carts with more on the way and, of course, the vivacious Kilted Caddy girls. With solid golf and some added entertainment and customer-service options, Azalea Sands can continue to bridge the gap between the game and those looking for something just a bit different. For more...