Golf News for Friday, June 13, 2008
"The need to strengthen our sales force stems directly from our recent investments in R&D and the premium products originating from that process," said Tim Clarke, general manager of Wilson Golf. [... more » ]
The average cost of "public" golf in the U.S. in 2008 is around $50. This figure represents the published "in-season," weekend green fees and golf car fee (rack rate) at 18-hole public golf courses. [... more » ]
"As a member of SFPGA Advisory Board and his outstanding relationship with the South Florida PGA, Dean’s relationships continue to help grow the Jack Nicklaus brand," said Becky Ryan, VP of Sales and Marketing, about Dean Baker. [... more » ]
"Vince Gill and Amy Grant are such great supporters of the game of golf and we are thrilled that they, along with Corrina, continue to help promote family golf," said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. [... more » ]
"Players and spectators rely on the expertise and experience of these talented superintendents and greens keepers to maintain the course and we’re pleased to acknowledge their contribution," said Philip Thompson, President. [... more » ]
Just in time for the launch of the new Apple's iPhone 3G in July will have a remarkable 10,000 golf courses fully mapped out from tee to green. This is in addition to their already amazingly realistic 3-D flyovers. [... more » ]
"Here at Heritage Hotels & Resorts, we want to offer our guests the rest and relaxation they need, and a cultural experience that will surely last a lifetime," said Angella Alba, Manager of Media and PR at Heritage Hotels & Resorts. [... more » ]
The Stogies & Sticks Foursome Mancation package includes accommodations for three nights, the Bourbon & Cigar Dinner, two rounds of golf, and breakfast daily. The cost is $450 per person, double occupancy, per night. [... more » ]
"Not only do these assistant superintendents benefit on a personal level, but their golf courses and the entire industry benefit as well," said Gregg Breningmeyer, director of marketing and sales, John Deere Golf. [... more » ]
"Leadership, like golf, is a mental game," Caren Siehl, a Thunderbird professor, told the students. "You need to be focused, you need to believe in yourself and you need to prepare yourself. You need to be ready to lead." [... more » ]
"Since switching over to Evolve’s tees there’s been a noticeable reduction in tee litter," said John Lavelle, GCSAA superintendent at Diamond Creek GC in Banner Elk, N.C. "It’s rare that we see a broken tee anymore." [... more » ]
"On top of that, the miles of trails added this season provide guests with a brand new adventure, whether they’ve visited Sun Valley before or are enjoying the resort for the first time," said General Manager Wallace Huffman. [... more » ]
I'm on my way to board a plane for Los Angeles, where I’ll be picking up a shiny new Lexus hybrid sedan and tooling on down to La Jolla for the final three days of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. The best part? I get to take my father-in-law, Donald Hicks, with me for Father's Day. [... more » ]
It sounds typically Phil Mickelson wacko at first. Playing the U.S. Open at the longest U.S. Open course in history without a driver. Still, it makes sense in a Lefty kind of way. Yes, Torrey Pines is longer than any previous U.S. Open course, but Lefty's 3-wood is essentially a mini-driver. [... more » ]
Labbance, a golf course architecture and maintenance historian with over a dozen books to his credit is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Registration for the event is now open. The event will include golf and auction. [... more » ]
"There are hundreds of organizations nationwide working to grow the game of golf for juniors and individuals with disabilities. We are proud to support these remarkable programs," said USGA President Jim Vernon. [... more » ]