Golf News for Thursday, September 3, 2015

The ANNIKA Academy -- Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam's boutique golf instruction and fitness school -- announces seven players have enrolled in its full-time ELITE Training Program for 2015-16. [... more » ]

"It's a true honor to have our GX-4i2 picked as MyGolfSpy's best laser rangefinder," said Rob Morrison, vice president of global marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. "Golfers from all corners of the world have also given high marks to the unit's bright optics and quick measuring capability. The programmable features can help shave strokes off anyone's game." [... more » ]

"We are genuinely appreciative of the participation and generous contributions from our supporters, which enables us to run dynamic golf programs for youth, military and individuals with special needs each year," said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. [... more » ]

"Calculating the current value of golf tourism and assessing its capacity for growth on a regional basis are an essential first step to developing an effective golf tourism strategy," IAGTO Project Coordinator Guillaume Post said. [... more » ]

"We are providing a sneak peek of some of our training videos to help golfers understand how our training works and how easy it is to access this training from anywhere through our video streaming format," said Bryan Hepler, Developer and Founder of Tathata Golf. [... more » ]

Play Bayonet and Black Horse -- two of the most exciting golf courses on the Monterey Peninsula -- in a single day at one great rate. Includes cart, warm up balls, lunch (hot dog, chips and soda) and 20 percent off apparel in the golf shop. [... more » ]

Steven E. Smith has accepted the position as Golf Superintendent for the Diamondhead Country Club on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. He joins the Diamondhead team from the Arnold Palmer-designed Bridges Golf Course in Bay St. Louis, Miss. [... more » ]

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Ten great 'little' golf destinations in the U.S.
Great golf can come in small packages. From Truckee, California to Ocean City, Maryland, these 10 destinations may be small, but there are plenty of top courses to play. For more...

27-hole Silverstone Golf Club in Las Vegas closes its doors
It appears that Las Vegas has lost 27 holes of golf for good. One of our reviewers on Golf Advisor left a review today for Silverstone Golf Club announcing the course has closed permanently as of Sept. 1. Sure enough, a visit to, shows a big 'ol "closed" graphic. For more...

Trip Dispatch: Playing golf on a Rocky Mountain High in Colorado
Jason Scott Deegan recalls the highs of his most recent Colorado golf trip, which included rounds at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction, Red Sky in Wolcott, and Vail Golf Club. For more...