Golf News for Friday, December 19, 2014

Golf Channel will showcase the most compelling golf of 2014 during the final two weeks of December. In addition, Golf Channel will feature its original programming from 2014, highlighted by the critically acclaimed Arnie and Payne on Christmas and New Years' Day. [... more » ]

"We're excited to be part of such a highly regarded residential golf course community in Harmony," said Integrity Golf Company chief executive officer Gene Garrote. "We're dedicated to providing Harmony's residents and guests a continued high-caliber lifestyle." [... more » ]

"The Patriot continues to attract even higher levels of non-professional golfers each year, which creates a national championship-level feel," said Tom O'Malley, Chief Operating Officer of JDM Partners, which owns The Wigwam. [... more » ]

Sir Nick Faldo: "I'm excited to see the emergence of the latest crop of Thai golfers. I'm certain there will be some stars of the future among them." [... more » ]

Knuth Golf principals Dean Knuth and Stephen Trattner will be available for interviews from the press and club-fitters who are interested in joining Knuth's club-fitter network. [... more » ]

"HIRZL is extremely proud to be associated with the ParaLong Drive World Championship. This competition provides disabled golfers an opportunity to compete at the highest level possible. It also garners great respect for these impressive athletes," said Steve Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HIRZL. [... more » ]

The stage is set and you're invited to play in The Golf Digest Think Young Play Hard Invitational, the most exciting golf tournament to ever hit Las Vegas! This tournament package includes four days/three nights at the Mirage Resort and two days of exciting golf at Bali Hai and Royal Links. [... more » ]

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime project," said Graham Lebowitz, North Ranch general manager. "This is not just about current members, but about how we make sure that North Ranch is here 100 years from now." [... more » ]

"Sunice products are fantastic because they permit sport enthusiasts to play outside in literally any weather without compromise on freedom of movement or style. My mission is to spread the word," said Gagnier. "It's a job made in heaven for a guy like me" [... more » ]

"KZG takes great pride in only working with the finest fitters and teachers around the globe," said Jennifer King, President of KZG. "So many have already gathered here for our Certification Program and all attendees report learning a great deal plus re-learning many elements they forgot about! KZG serves as a depository of the best ideas, techniques and processes from its worldwide network." [... more » ]

"Amelia is a great case study for us, especially in illustrating to young people how to manage their wealth. She represents for us a second-generation model, where we can help educate the children of our clients, and prepare to handle their financial responsibilities," said Legacy Trust CEO and Chairman, Kristin McLauchlan. [... more » ]

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