Golf News for Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Woods praised Southern Hills as "one of the better tests that we'll ever play," adding, "It's not overly long, but with Bermuda rough, you don't need to have rough very high around the greens or even the fairways." [... more » ]
Jim Connor, president of FootJoy, has been elected chairman. Jim Thompson, president and CEO of Golfsmith, has been elected vice chairman. Stephen F. Mona, CEO of the GCSAA, was re-elected secretary/treasurer. [... more » ]
"The Ryder Cup's appeal worldwide continues to be one of the most desirable, must-see events in sports," said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. Online ticket registration began June 5 at 8:00 a.m. [... more » ]
James White of Acworth, Ga., carded a 9-under par 61 to lead after the first round of the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic at WindStone Golf Club. The low round sets a new American Junior Golf Association 18-hole record. [... more » ]
"The last time we had a PGA Junior Series Event was nine years ago. We're excited to have the kids here," said Dave Cousart, PGA general manager and director of golf for the University of Georgia Golf Course. [... more » ]
"By and large, golf is an individual game, but in order to put out a groundbreaking magazine, it takes a well-rounded team of experts in all realms of publishing," said Steve Gomen, founder and publisher. [... more » ]
"We are happy to be partnering with Golf Channel and State Farm Insurance to highlight the 21st PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship," said PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Joe Steranka. [... more » ]
"Folks who've played the new nine have been extremely pleased with it — some prefer it to the original nine," said owner Ed Kennedy. "I can't choose between them; it's like trying to choose a favorite son or daughter." [... more » ]
"People that we take out there for the first time can't believe it," said Mike Walsdorf, president of Oak Park Country Club. "There's no comparison to what it was before. It is stunning. Rick did a fantastic job." [... more » ]
"Offering the new SD GPS receiver with the software allows our customers to make their handheld device ready to help them out on the course." said David Alexander, L1 Technologies Vice President of Sales. [... more » ]
"The idea was to get our product on people’s feet, and the word of mouth would spread from there," said Craig Pollard, president of Global Tour Golf. Now, the company has about 300 accounts all told. [... more » ]
"Osprey Meadows offers a tranquil golf experience to all guests whether you are a weekend enthusiast or PGA professional," said Tom Altmann, Director of Golf. "Osprey Meadows eagerly awaits." [... more » ]
"By acknowledging Women’s Golf Week, we hope to encourage women who have never golfed to visit Desert Willow Golf Resort and allow us to introduce them to the game,” said Mike Osgood of Desert Willow. [... more » ]
An 11-man playoff. Big names such as Bob Tway wearing shorts and grinding for pars. Bubba Watson driving 400-yard par 4s and shooting 136 on two of the world's toughest golf courses. If you are a golf fan, the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at Ohio State University Scarlet Course and Scioto Country Club was as good as it gets. [... more » ]
"I should have stopped playing when I tweaked it on the 10th hole," Wie said. "But as stubborn as I am, I just kept on playing. It was my first event (back from injury) and I was like, 'Hell no, I'm not quitting. I can do better than that.' And I just kept on going, but I regret not quitting before." [... more » ]
Bob Brannock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genworth Financial’s operations in Europe and Canada, said: "The £13,082 raised is a terrific result for our charity partners Habitat for Humanity and GOLFAID." [... more » ]