Golf News for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"The ELITE Training Program's level of instruction is unmatched," said David Allibone, Athlete Recruiter. "No other curriculum combines unfettered access to a multiple major winner, NCAA champion and architect of perhaps the most repeatable swing in golf history with personally-tailored fitness and nutrition regimens, comfortable housing and premier educational opportunities." [... more » ]

Golf Channel will deliver nearly 30 hours of live competition and news coverage of the inaugural International Crown this week, a global biennial match-play competition featuring of a field of 32 players representing eight countries battling to be crowned the best golf nation. [... more » ]

"The Open is the one that we all want and the one that we all strive for and to be able to hold this Claret Jug is an incredible feeling," Rory McIlroy said in the closing ceremony. He dominated the third major championship of the season with massive drives and impressive putting. [... more » ]

"Our fitters and teachers demand perfection," said Jennifer King, President of KZG. "To perfectly fit golfers they need a wide range of design features, but they also require perfection in the tolerances and specs of the shaft. Not only are the new AK shafts seamless, they are within a +1/-1 cpm tolerance due to the computerized winding process." [... more » ]

"Because of the extremely exotic, high-performance materials that are used in the construction of the Rogue shaft, it has very limited availability," said John Oldenburg, Aldila's Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. "Typically the materials are incorporated into only high-performance military projects and Aldila is one of the first companies to have access to the material for commercial use." [... more » ]

"It has been amazing to watch this Italian player climb from 241st to 97th in the world over the last 3 months, all while using a Bettinardi arm lock putter," said Robert Bettinardi, President/CEO of Bettinardi Golf. "The top ten finish at The Open Championship truly shows where his game is headed." [... more » ]

"We were excited to be able to share our passion for the game with new golfers," said KemperSports President Josh Lesnik. "Introducing or reintroducing the sport to more than 3,500 interested participants is a real positive." [... more » ]

Cranberry Golf Resort in Collingwood, Ontario is now offering a golf vacation package that includes 1 or 2 night accommodation, $20 dining voucher per adult, one round of golf per adult and a power cart. From just $239. [... more » ]

"The Open Championship can be widely unpredictable and players need to know they won't lose traction regardless of weather or varying turf conditions," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Major Champions continue to depend on the traction, stability and comfort that our industry leading spikes provide." [... more » ]

"While other companies exclusively focus on feel, comfort or fashion, we're using proven physics to create grips that automatically groove a more repeatable and reliable swing," said Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. "This isn't just another shaft cover, it's an engineering innovation that provides players with an affordable, game-enhancing technology." [... more » ]

"It's an extreme honor to even be nominated for a Clio Sports Award," said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf/Srixon. "But earning a silver award at such an esteemed international competition not only validates the message behind our 'Journey to Better' campaign, but it speaks volumes about the creative team we have assembled here at Srixon." [... more » ]

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TPC golf courses: More accessible than you think
There are 33 golf facilities in the TPC Network, but only 13 are open to the public as daily fees or available to resort guests. Here are some looks at each of the clubs that are open to public. For more...

Florida's historic El Campeon at Mission Inn tops GolfAdvisor's Power Rankings for the week
Golfers in Florida have been flocking to Howey in the Hills for nearly a century for fine golf, and it's little bit of a surprise that Mission Inn Resort and Club's El Campeon is the top-rated course of the week on Golf Advisor for the week beginning July 14. El Campeon boasts rolling hills and a classic-era design. Just about 30 minutes from Orlando, this resort is so secluded it feels like one of the most remote parts of the state. For more...

Sign up now to get in on the action in the World's Largest Golf Outing
On Aug. 11, Billy Casper Golf will host the fourth annual World’s Largest Golf Outing benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project. Thousands of golfers will flock to more than 110 partner golf courses in 28 states across the country to participate in the nationwide golf outing extravaganza on the same day. Not only will it be a lot of fun on the course, but the proceeds will be able to help positively impact the lives of many. For more...