Golf News for Friday, November 10, 2006
Jeff Smith, president of Las Vegas Golf Adventures, on NBA All-Star game weekend: "We have been monitoring the rates at hotels since the announcement and they just continue to rise. A lot of the premium hotels are already sold out." [... more » ]
"Historically, the golf industry has ignored the average player, but our golf clubs have been designed by teaching professionals for the average player," said Sean Sheppard, president of Magique Golf. [... more » ]
"We've got a lot of new things planned. There will be more games for the kids, custom club fitting appointments and the $1 million hole-in-one challenge," said Armand Cimaroli, director of events for the Arizona happening. [... more » ]
The new Show format features unique daily programs, special events and seminars focusing on a central business theme. While Show days are lengthened, the Show week is shortened with a revised exhibition hall schedule. [... more » ]
"It was important for us to build a course people around here can always afford to play," said gm Jason Fargo about the South Haven location. "The initial response we’ve had from patrons is that we’ve done very well in that regard." [... more » ]
"I always knew Dan was going to run the club one day," said Donald J. Trump, who purchased the property in the early 1990s and turned it into the world-class club it is today. "Everybody loves him." [... more » ]
"We could not have achieved this success without the commitment and tenacity of our employees and their confidence in our vision to help golf courses," said Glenn A. Pierce, Jr., president and CEO of UpLink. [... more » ]
"The golf course technician is an integral part to the success of a golf management team and their professionalism, standards, education, and achievement should be recognized, nurtured, and respected," said founder Stephen Tucker. [... more » ]
"We ... committed ourselves to ensuring that the charitable organizations we normally support would not suffer because the 2006 Bank of America Championship had to be cancelled," said tournament director Tracy West. [... more » ]
Sometimes finding a course in good shape for a reasonable price is enough. Especially in a place like Vegas where golfers going in blind can find themseleves paying big for very little value. That's what makes Painted Desert Golf Club such an unexpectedly important course. [... more » ]
Sorenstam has decided she likes the PGA "silly season" better, foregoing the Tournament of Champions for a matchup against the men. Perhaps she's wondering if she can attract the same kind of media attention as PGA Tour wannabee, uber-teen Michelle Wie. [... more » ]