Golf News for Friday, May 1, 2015

Golf Channel posted its most-watched April ever and served 16.3 million unique viewers, which was driven by increases across the network's programming schedule. [... more » ]

On a special episode of the popular Golf Channel series, Feherty, David Feherty sits down with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem for a wide-ranging conversation covering his life, his career and 21 prolific years leading the world’s top golf tour. [... more » ]

Bethune-Cookman University is aiming for a four-year sweep for its women's team seniors -- and a three-peat for its men -- when the 29th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship convenes at PGA Golf Club, May 8-10. [... more » ]

The Tour's Rex Hospital Open returns to the TPC at Wakefield in Raleigh, N.C., highlighting a run of elite championships contested at McConnell Golf venues across the Carolinas in 2015. [... more » ]

"We are excited to attain the industry's rigorous, global standard from the Golf Environment Organization," says Joel Paige, Vice President & Managing Director of the PGA National. "It is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to sustainable resort, club and course management." [... more » ]

"The giveaway is our way to thank the scores of players and customers who have supported us over the years," says Bob Lamkin, third generation President and CEO of Lamkin. "Keeping at the forefront of this category by listening to the needs of golfers has always been a priority for us as a family owned business. [... more » ]

"I have had the opportunity to meet and work with the leadership at Speedway, and they share in our commitment to help children, with a particular focus on pediatric healthcare," Jack Nicklaus said. [... more » ]

Designed by Tom Fazio, Rams Hill G.C. in Borrego Springs, Calif. is considered the best course in San Diego County. Stay-and-play options let you rent a private home on the course, or stay at La Casa del Zorro Hotel & Spa or Borrego Springs Resort. [... more » ]

"Rockwind Community Links has planned an extraordinary week of activity to celebrate the opening of this model municipal golf facility," said Hobbs City Manager J.J. Murphy. [... more » ]

"The vision of Imperial Golf Club is to be the finest, most welcoming, private golf club in Southwest Florida, providing a remarkable experience for not only our members, but their guests as well," said John Lee, general manager and director of golf. [... more » ]

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Billy Horschel vs. Rory McIlroy at Harding Park: Fire and reign
Today's final group match between Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play has all the markings of the week's most compelling bout. That the Rory vs. BillyHo duel rekindles a rivalry that was born during the 2007 Walker Cup is only part of the Hollywood-ready script. For more...

'Watch' out for these new golf GPS devices and laser rangefinders
If you've been thinking about getting one of those fitness watches or bands you're in luck. The golf industry is on board with the trend, and there are plenty of options. At the recent PGA Merchandise Show, Mike Bailey tried a bunch, plus the latest handheld GPS units and laser rangefinders. For more...

Not much to dread at historic Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando
Narrow fairways and small greens bring the challenge at fun Dubsdread Golf Course, an Orlando-area muni that dates back to the 1920s and has hosted legendary players such as Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Babe Zaharias. For more...