Golf News for Thursday, September 17, 2009
"Rolex has a long-standing history as a supporter in golf, and women's golf in particular. We're thankful that they once again have demonstrated their commitment to the game at this important time as presenting sponsor of the LPGA Tour Championship," said Mark Steinberg, Senior Corporate Vice President and Global Managing Director, IMG Golf. [... more » ]
"Whether it's working with the pros on the PGA TOUR or the fierce competitors on the Long Drive circuit, it is a great experience and privilege to assist these talented athletes by offering them a superior golf shaft that effectively optimizes launch conditions," says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. [... more » ]
"Cog Hill is very stern test of golf and with the added pressure of the FedEx Cup on the line, it is no surprise that the field's top performers were using the Epoch," says Evolve Golf Founder and CEO, BJ Maloy. "The world's best players are rapidly switching from wooden tees because of the noticeable gains in distance and accuracy our eco-friendly, performance tees provide." [... more » ]
GOLF CHANNEL cameras have captured the beauty of Ireland’s west coast for a pilot travel show titled Destination Golf: Ireland’s Wonderful West, airing Monday at 7:30 pm ET and filmed in high definition. The pilot will show host Lauren Thompson on a week-long adventure through seven counties on Ireland’s western shore. [... more » ]
"We're excited to take part in the 2010 PGA Merchandise Show," said John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "It's a tremendous venue for us to share our newest clubfitting technologies while continuing the launch of our latest product lines." [... more » ]
"After watching our inaugural active and tennis lines sell out so quickly, we knew we were really fulfilling a void in the more sports-inspired woman's wardrobe," says Linda Hipp, LIJA's principal designer and founder. [... more » ]
"Our women's styles are fresh and playful - perfect for hitting the fairways with the guys, or shopping and lunch with the girls," says Quagmire co-founder Geoff Tait. "As we celebrate our fifth anniversary this year, we know it's about looking good and feeling great in what you wear, wherever you are." [... more » ]
"The greens won't be as firm as last year, partly because it's been so wet this summer and partly because they are a year older and therefore have a small layer of thatch under them now," said Ralph Kepple, a 27-year GCSAA member who holds an agronomy degree from Ohio State. [... more » ]
Mike Weir, the 29th-ranked golfer on the Official World Golf Rankings, has committed to play in the 2009 Open. Weir owns eight career PGA TOUR victories, including the 2003 Masters and the Fry's Electronics Open in 2007 - the first year the tournament was played at Grayhawk Golf Club. [... more » ]
According to Golf’s panelists, there’s nothing great about desert sites. I’m all for classical golf course design and those that are as natural as possible, but the anti-desert bias is too large compared to how many people adore desert golf. [... more » ]