Golf News for Monday, April 9, 2007
We hear from James Y. Bartlett on his new novel, Death in a Green Jacket, the fourth in his Pete Hacker series. Top Atlanta's public golf options. Plus, Kiel Christianson phones in a report from California on Industry Hills G.C. at Pacific Palms Conference Resort and Robinson Ranch. [... more » ]
"With the right training, making those important and anxious putts inside three feet is an easy way to improve your scores," said Greg Wickensimer, head professional at The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. "These clinics will teach you to pitch, chip and putt your game to a lower handicap." [... more » ]
"The VS Proto is the straightest, longest shaft we have ever offered - with feel other shafts can't touch," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila’s Marketing Manager. It was the winner of the Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas. [... more » ]
The top-four finishers utilized a variety of Graphite Design models, including the YS-6, YS-7, Tour GAT and a Prototype Model. In all, five top-nine finishers at the event used Graphite Design shafts. [... more » ]
"Investing in ZERO RESTRICTION rain gear allows golfers to tackle even the heaviest rain with confidence, and guarantees they’ll feel and play their best despite the conditions," said Doug Tibbetts, Zero Restiriction president. [... more » ]
"Every week, Tour Players are passing on the endorsement money offered by the other putter companies and choosing to play Rife Putters. I guess winning is everything!" said Matt Molloy, President of Rife Putters. [... more » ]
"Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate this year's winner of the Kraft Nabisco Championship and hopes that she enjoyed her ceremonial dip in the pond," said Hiroyuki Fukuda, head of Nippon Shaft in North America. [... more » ]
"Proper equipment fitting is an important factor in playing better golf," said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. PGA Free Fitting & Trade-Up Month program targets golfers of all skill levels. [... more » ]
"The rankings are a testament to St. Joe's commitment to providing the highest quality golf courses and experiences," said Will Hopkins, General Manager at Camp Creek. "Camp Creek is honored." [... more » ]
Aubrey's Dubbs Dred was rated by Golf Digest as one of the "Best Places to Play" in North America and Islands for 2006/2007. This course is one of the most competitive in the Tri-State area. [... more » ]
"To have SeaDwarf® in use on some of the country’s finest facilities is a testament to the grasses’ playability as well as its environmentally friendly attributes," said Stacie Zinn, president of Environmental Turf. [... more » ]
"The Veterans Golf Classic has grown during the last few years and we expect this year's event to be an unprecedented success," said Steve Mays, tournament director for the Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. [... more » ]
"I had guys trying to touch me, shake hands, to see if anything would rub off and help them," said McMillen. "Nothing rubbed off, but everybody wanted me to buy lottery tickets. I did end up buying dinner for everyone." [... more » ]
"Our goal for 2007 is for the Birdies for Charity program to raise $3 million for our 500 participating charities," said Kristy Ketcham, director of this year's John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity program. [... more » ]
"The programs we have supported over the past 10 years have demonstrated golf's potential to change lives time and time again. We know these newly supported programs will continue that," said USGA President Walter Driver. [... more » ]
This year's Masters wasn't exactly the most exciting in history, and it may be known for one important thing it confirmed: Tiger Woods is not a charger. He may never be. He can hold a lead better than anyone in history, but he's simply one of those guys who cannot come from behind. He may be the world's best golfer. He may be on his way to becoming the best golfer of all time, but the dude won't go down as one of history's Great Chargers. [... more » ]
Why is golf such a fickle mistress? I mean, how in the world can you be so good one day and so bad the next? Where does it go? How does seeming competency at one moment turn into "I don't have a clue" in the next? Remember the time you were on the practice tee on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. working on your swing, trying to find something that would save you in tomorrow's tournament? [... more » ]