Golf News for Friday, June 6, 2008
I Golf, Therefore I Am--Nuts! includes more than 40 satirical essays that cover everything from quirks and superstitions of the PGA tour to Mulligans, the patron saint of forgiveness. George Fuller also discusses the hype architects and developers use when describing a new golf course. [... more » ]
"I played there in ’96 as an amateur (in the U.S. Open) and then I played in the Ryder Cup in 2004 and definitely it’s one of the hardest courses that you can play," said Woods. "The greens are absolutely demanding." [... more » ]
"We are, of course, elated that we have earned our first PGA Tour win and we are confident that this breakthrough will be the first of many to come," said Ari Techner, Scratch Golf CEO. "We are very proud." [... more » ]
Burner High Launch combines a SuperFast 49-gram graphite shaft with Arrow 2 ultra-light 44-gram grip; Burner Tour Launch combines a 70-gram graphite shaft with Tour Velvet Lite 44-gram grip. [... more » ]
The Putting Arc congratulates Kris Blanks on his Nationwide Tour win at the Bank of America Open in Chicago. This was his first Naitonwide win, his sixth straight cut, and his third top 25 since working with VJ Trolio. [... more » ]
"Golf GPS is the perfect gift for the longtime golfer who truly does have everything," said Pete Charleston, President, GolfLogix, Inc. "It would be difficult to select a new set of clubs or bag as a gift but a GPS device is a great gift." [... more » ]
"The EasyMark System allows flagsticks to be placed around the course more freely," said Matt Hurley, vice president of Standard Golf. "Flagsticks can be set for different chip shot scenarios on practice greens, or at a driving range." [... more » ]
"I was impressed the by the number of families that participated in our Play Golf America Day this year," said Nick Myers, president of the Northern Ohio PGA Toledo Chapter. "We had an age range from 3 to 70 years old." [... more » ]
"Teams will be comprised of players with a single digit handicap who must also be Hall of Famers, All Stars, or Olympians to be considered for the roster," said Legends’ Cup Challenge Co-Founder and MLB veteran Wally Joyner. [... more » ]
"Family Golf Month is about growing the game from the junior level up, and engaging golfers in multi-generational play," said Jaxon Hardy, head professional at Camp Creek Golf Club where the Origins Course is featured. [... more » ]
"The experience is designed to expose superintendents at the beginning of their careers to a variety of cultural practices and management techniques," said Bob VandenBoom, senior golf marketing manager at Toro. [... more » ]
I've played a lot of beautiful golf courses around the world, and Highlands Links on CapeBreton in Nova Scotia in Canada is among the most beautiful I've ever played. [... more » ]
Hockey can have its haters like Tiger Woods (along with my colleagues William Wolfrum and Chris Baldwin). But know that when you pass through Detroit this summer, the pride and joy will be of the Stanley Cup. The city just feels different, full of pride when they know the Stanley Cup is theirs. [... more » ]
Garcia's play-off victory over Paul Goydos was the Spaniard's 17th victory worldwide and came 21 years after Sandy Lyle's success in 1987. Garcia triumphed in a thrilling climax, holding his nerve to hole a seven foot par putt. [... more » ]
"A round of golf means being outside for 4 or 5 hours, walking at a fast pace for about 4 miles, something which is known to be good for health,'' said Anders Ahlbom, one of a group of scientists responsible for the study. [... more » ]
"Thanks to Tom and Bernhard, the second annual Golf Town Invitational was a huge success," said Stephen Bebis, President and CEO of Golf Town. "An intimate day with two of the game’s greatest players." [... more » ]