Golf News for Friday, February 12, 2016

"The Vietnamese Government has identified inbound golf tourism as an area of tremendous potential," said Martin Moore, President of Flagstick Golf Course Construction Management. "We very much look forward to continuing to make a positive contribution to the development of the golfing landscape there." [... more » ]

"We are excited to bring the best experiential destination in golf retail to Twin Cities golfers during what is sure to be a banner golf season highlighted by the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, right in our new backyard," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "This is an incredible market for golf." [... more » ]

"Troon is highly respected in the private club industry and we are confident their involvement will improve our club’s overall experience," said Sam Berkovitz, club president, Westmoreland Country Club. [... more » ]

Henri Johnson, CEO of FlightScope: "Deciding to partner with The First Tee program allows us the opportunity to provide young golfers from all walks of life the chance to further develop their skills with FlightScope's advanced technology." [... more » ]

"I use my passion and knowledge to create atmospheres that motivate and support golfers of all ages and abilities," said Leighann Albaugh, who is ranked among Golf Digest's "Best Teachers in Your State." "By developing programs that make the game fun and approachable, our team will change golf's perception, transform lives and possibly find the next Jordan Spieth or Lydia Ko." [... more » ]

VPAR successfully introduced its club-focused Tournament Management System at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show. The web-based technology enables club managers and PGA Professionals to simplify, monetize and significantly enhance the player experience at their tournaments, outings and member events. [... more » ]

"I'm excited to be appearing on Morning Drive," said Craig Renshaw, one of the inaugural coaches in Golf Channel Academy. "I look forward to expressing my thoughts and ideas on golf and hope that the viewers at home will take something away to help them play better." [... more » ]

"Cordillera Ranch continues to be a standard bearer in the luxury lifestyle category," says Charlie Hill, Chief Operating Officer and President at DH Investments, developer of Cordillera Ranch. "We expect 2016 sales to remain on an upward trend." [... more » ]

Enjoy three days and two nights in a condo or motel and play Tanglewood Golf Course, which sits just 17 miles from Louisville, and is within two hours of Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Nashville. From just $159! [... more » ]

Just 500 tickets will be sold at $20 each for the following selection of prizes: golf for 2 at Crystal Downs Country Club; golf for 3 at Oakland Hills Country Club on the famed South Course; golf for 4 and 1 night's lodging at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon. [... more » ]

It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner, a weekend player or a seasoned golfer, each step in this book is here to help you achieve your best. [... more » ]

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Change is good for Turf Valley in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area
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