Golf News for Monday, August 18, 2008
“It’s a great confidence booster,” said McLaurin, who captured the victory in the last junior event of his career. “I’m going to keep practicing at home and I hope the last few days will carry over to college.” [... more » ]
“I was playing catch-up to Juan [Hernandez] on the front nine,” said Back, who hails from Seoul, South Korea. “All I thought about was hitting fairways and greens, then I found out after No. 9 that I was leading.” [... more » ]
Dave Berner talks to Alejandro Ochoa, brother of Lorena Ochoa, about Ochoa/Hills Golf Design. Rio Secco is a bruiser of a Vegas golf course, says Brandon Tucker. And former USGA Technical Director Frank Thomas talks about his new putting studio near Orlando. [... more » ]
"These pros continue to demonstrate their confidence in the innovative material design and technology, and superior performance of Fujikura shafts," said John Hovis, Fujikura PGA Tour representative. [... more » ]
“Due to the incredible response we received when we first offered this value-laden package, we’ve brought it back so our guests can enjoy the Nicklaus Signature Course," said Tim Grambley, GM at Rocky Gap. [... more » ]
One of the most exciting changes to the 2009 line up is the expansion of the WhisperDry range. WhisperDry is all stretch rainwear and has been touted as the most comfortable outerwear available. [... more » ]
The IDenti-pen dual tip allowed for writing on the dimples or straight lines around the ball. Members also created creative personal logos on their golf ball. Versatility was a key attribute noted the members. [... more » ], the largest online seller of golf tees, will be bringing the Golf Tee Center, sleek rotating slat wall retail displays that offer consumers the variety of golf tee products today's golfers are seeking. [... more » ]
“This year, we decided to do something different that signifies the winners’ accomplishments, as well as showcase their achievements,” said Bob Reed, President of the East Central PGA Chapter. [... more » ]
A guilty pleasure of mine, and just about everyone I know who lives or has been to Michigan in the summer months, is to order up a Bell’s Oberon Ale at just about every stop. I’m willing to bet some cash that Michael Phelps has enjoyed his share of Oberons during his days in Ann Arbor. [... more » ]
I just ran across an excellent “Bomb & Gouge” column in the September, 2008 issue of Golf Digest, in which Bomb (aka E. Michael Johnson) and Gouge (aka Mike Stachura) both agreed with some advice I offered way back in January, 2006: Namely, ditch your 3-wood. [... more » ]
“Arizona has been at the top of our expansion list, and it is a great feeling to have someone with Cliff’s experience and passion for the game in a superb golf market," said Ron Beaman, IPT founder and president. [... more » ]
“IPT is simply an awesome concept with such an excellent management team that I feel deeply honored to be offered the opportunity to serve as CFO,” said Paramenter, who had been VP and Treasurer of Eaton. [... more » ]