Golf News for Monday, January 5, 2009
Golf Channel will kick off the 2009 PGA Tour season in Hawaii with the Mercedes-Benz Championship - produced for the first time in high definition - Thursday-Sunday (Jan. 8-11) at 6 p.m. ET. Play-by-play host Kelly Tilghman and analysts Nick Faldo and Mark Rolfing will be in the broadcast booth. [... more » ]
"We've been designing gear bags for more than 20 years, and know what a true athlete wants by her side," said Tom Gocke, OGIO's global V.P. of golf. "Our Cougar is not an afterthought accessory." [... more » ]
In this week's podcast, host Dave Berner talks to PGA Hall of Fame member Gary Wiren about golf in India. Brandon Tucker on his recent trip to Malaysia. Finally, Wiren explains why amateur golfers usually short their approaches to the green. [... more » ]
Sand Hollow Resort's Championship Course in Hurricane, Utah has been recognized by Golf Magazine. Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club in California was Golf Inc.'s Development of the Year runner-up. [... more » ]
Solid play from his new Launcher driver helped Singh cap off his most lucrative golf season ever, but it was his Never Compromise putter that helped him drain the 11-foot birdie on the final hole. [... more » ]
"Vantage is an industry leader in the corporate marketplace and I look forward to growing our business together," said Michael Setola, President and CEO of Greg Norman Collection. [... more » ]
2009 marks Antigua's 30th Anniversary serving the apparel and accessory needs of the golf, licensed sports and corporate apparel industries. Antigua products can be found at thousands of golf facilities. [... more » ]
"This decision will not interfere with Titleist's ability to continue to manufacture, distribute and sell Pro V1 golf balls," said Joe Nauman, executive vice president, corporate and legal of Acushnet. [... more » ]
"We have made every possible effort to ensure that this legal dispute did not find its way into the golf marketplace," said Wally Uihlein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Acushnet Co. [... more » ]
"Paul is a former champion of our event and has played here every year but one since joining the PGA Tour," said John Felix, FBR Open Tournament chairman. "We are extremely pleased that he will be joining us." [... more » ]
"We would like to thank the region of Benahavis for their support in showcasing this part of Spain as one of the leading golf destinations," said Andy Stubbs, Managing Director of the European Senior Tour. [... more » ]
"The tour provides everyday golfers a chance to compete like the pros," said McCormac. "You don't have to be a scratch golfer to join the egolf Amateur Tour; it is the tour for the rest of us". [... more » ]
"It would be nice to see more guys from the US come and play, since golf is a worldwide sport. It's growing big-time all over the world, and we have to support that," said world number seven Camilo Villegas. [... more » ]
"The Players is excited about this opportunity to partner with Baptist Health in celebration of newborns and their families," said Jay Monahan, executive director of The Players Championship. [... more » ]
The opportunity will also be available for golf instructors from both Europe and around the world to attend this event in Destin and receive training in the art of teaching and the science of the golf swing. [... more » ]
Daly hit his first jackpot with the 1991 PGA Championship, then hit again with the 1995 British Open title at St. Andrews. How many more lotteries are in Daly’s future? Maybe there are no more. What he needs is a life-changing influence in his life. You know, like Jesus, or some other miracle. He has too many demons and addictions to do it on his own. [... more » ]
These days, Tripp Davis designs golf courses, in addition to competing in national amateur events. He also writes a column or two on the web and revealed his take on why the sequencing of holes often trumps the individuality of them. Drawing on his own experiences, he gave me fodder for issuing a challenge in this blog. [... more » ]