Golf News for Monday, September 15, 2014

International Club Suppliers (ICS) - the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the golf club and resort channel - announces Volvik, Specialty Cigars International and Par West Turf Services have joined its National Vendor Program. [... more » ]

"We support the Clean Water Act and can see that there is a need to clarify some of the jurisdictional questions, but this proposed regulation goes too far. It is not the answer. It would bring unnecessary challenges to everyone, not just the golf industry," said Mark Johnson, associate director, environmental programs, for GCSAA. [... more » ]

"I don't think that there has been another golf course project that has received this award from the Chapter," said David Ferris, Senior Design Associate at Sanford Golf Design. "This award of Excellence is our first landscape architecture design award, and I think it's extra special when a golf course project wins such a high honor." [... more » ]

Located just 30 minutes north of Tampa International Airport, Saddlebrook Resort's facilities include year-round golf at one of two 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature courses, 45 tennis courts in every Grand Slam surface, a European style Spa, seven award-winning restaurants, and more. [... more » ]

"As a tour professional and a new dad, my schedule is busier than ever," said Haas. "I needed a practice solution that would allow me to rest and relax with my family but help me stay sharp. That's why I bought a Full Swing Golf simulator for my new home in Greenville. I use my simulator to tune-up before tournaments and work on my game in the off-season." [... more » ]

"These new "Pro Series" belts were specifically designed for some of our Tour Players like Kevin Na and Marc Leishman," said Eddie Rowland, co-owner of Nexbelt, "so you can look for them during the coverage of the FedEx Cup playoffs that are going on right now." [... more » ]

"The clubhouse now serves as the centerpiece of the Cobblestone lifestyle, and its completion punctuates the vision, stability and future of the community for residents and prospective home buyers for years to come," said Mark O'Brien, D.R. Horton's Carolina division sales and marketing manager. [... more » ]

Doug Weaver, a former PGA Tour pro and the longtime director of instruction at Hilton Head Island's Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, knows firsthand what it takes to make it at golf's highest level. [... more » ]

"Golf may still be in its infancy in Vietnam but there is clearly a huge appetite for knowledge among those in the industry," said Peter Morison, a member of the AGIF's Education Committee and Director of Sales, Asia Pacific for Jacobsen. [... more » ]

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Billy Horschel's FedEx win a dream come true -- literally
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Pinehurst Resort reopens No. 2 golf course with bermudagrass on its historic greens
The No. 2 Course at Pinehurst Resort has reopened with a new strain of grass on its famous greens. The conversion from bentgrass to Champion ultradwarf bermudagrass should help the greens ward off the heat of summer and stay in better shape year-round. For more...

Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge: 45 holes of fun at enjoyable Orlando golf complex
Set on a parcel of undulating former ranch and citrus land five miles north of Walt Disney World, Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge is a world-class golf facility offering play, practice, instruction, lodging and dining possibilities. Ed Schmidt has more from OCN. For more...