Golf News for Monday, July 17, 2006
After falling from the ranks of "must-plays" in Scotland, Murcar's enjoying a renaissance. Kiel Christianson talks tees. In particular: The "practically indestructible" Zero Friction tee. And Chris Baldwin rips into pro golf's free labor racket: Tournament volunteers. [... more » ]
"Tillinghast: Creator of Golf Courses" is the first full biography of this course architect, and "The United States Amateur: The History and Personal Recollections of Its Champions" is a history of the tournament. [... more » ]
"We thought that the new Competitor Hybrid would be 'hot,' but we had no idea it would be so widely sought after. The hybrid market obviously is growing," said Feel Golf President and CEO Lee Miller. [... more » ]
"Using a custom-fit putter is critical to improving putting performance and lowering your score. As such, all Ontic Putters are designed to be custom fitted," said Bernie Pinder, head of Ontic Golf Group. [... more » ]
Puccini joined Mizuno USA in 1995 as V.P. and G.M. of the Sports Division and was quickly promoted to president. Mizuno USA makes and sells golf and other sports equipment, apparel and footwear. [... more » ]
"The existing course requires enhancement. And yet the land is so beautiful that we have a terrific canvas on which to generate better golf holes," said Daniel J. Schlegel of Schlegel Golf Course Design. [... more » ]
Tastefully designed in the shape of a nude woman, these re-usable, fun tees have two curvaceous legs instead of the single stem of conventional tees, thus enabling them to double up as a unique repair tool. [... more » ]
"FootJoy’s constant focus and core dedication to golf gloves is why we continue to introduce breakthrough products to the market," said Maria Bonzagni, a senior director of marketing for FootJoy. [... more » ]
Former USGA President Fred S. Ridley will become the 18th recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award, the highest annual individual honor bestowed by the PGA of America, at the Aug. 16 ceremony. [... more » ]
"The generosity and fundraising power of the golf community is incredible. We thank Glenn for his continued support and salute him for his Marathon efforts," said Brian Oates, co-founder of Golf Fights Cancer. [... more » ]
Celebrities playing golf in the American Century Championship got VIP tix to John Mellencamp's concert at Harvey's Lake Tahoe. Ex VP Dan Quayle, perhaps feeling a hankering for some tunes after a long day on the course, showed. Then, all political hell broke loose. [... more » ]