Golf News for Friday, August 19, 2011
The new site features text and video bios about the 12 contestants, photos and preview videos, including a three-minute trailer that gives viewers a sneak peek into the drama and excitement that will unfold during the 10-week series. Weekly blogs from the producers and contestants also will post on the site, and fans will have the opportunity to opt in to become a “text club” member and receive weekly mobile alerts. [... more » ]
Feherty, starring golf commentator and funnyman David Feherty, debuted in June as Golf Channel’s most-watched original series premiere in its history. The show has been called “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson” by The New York Times, “must-see TV” by the Orange County Register, and “a show that has all the ingredients to be a breakout hit” by The Augusta Chronicle. [... more » ]
"Our Golf-A-Thon and full roster of fun family activities allows our guests to fully savor our wide array of golf and resort amenities at PGA National," says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. "In addition to the holiday weekend celebration, through a portion of proceeds benefitting Patriot Golf Day, we get to say 'thank you' to service personnel for all they do for our communities and country on a daily basis." [... more » ]
Petri Keskitalo, Director of Golf, said: "We want all golfers to enjoy a world-class golf experience at Linna Golf whether they be professionals, elite amateurs or the many international visitors we welcome to our resort. [... more » ]
Attend the Solheim Cup and enjoy the finest of Dublin with Carr Golf Travel! Get daily tickets for the four days of the Solheim Cup (and daily transport to the matches at Killeen Castle, plus five nights in the four-star O'Callaghan Hotel in the most exclusive area of Dublin city, including a full Irish buffet breakfast each morning. [... more » ]
"Carrying the proper driver in your bag is a fundamental part of any golfer's game," said John Watson, CEO, Edwin Watts Golf Shops. "The driver fitting clinic provides golfers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to meet with our expert 'Watts Guys' and ensure they have the best equipment for them to step up to the tee with confidence." [... more » ]
The HGH Classics at Rock Barn winner played the company's Golf Digest 2011 "Hot List" recipient - the MT-28 V5 T.S. Wedges. From the moment it was released as a prototype it has received worldwide professional tour acceptance as well as support on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and LPGA Tours. [... more » ]
"Retailers, consumers and media have been loving the pieces from all three new collections, and we can't wait to share them with even more folks from throughout the golf and fashion industries," said Quagmire Creative Director Geoff Tait. [... more » ]
"We're very excited planning our 15th anniversary celebration in October," said Gene Garrote, president of Celebration Golf Management, Inc. "We're planning a wide range of special promotions and events throughout the whole month to capsulate and help celebrate our historical journey thus far while preparing the club for another magical 15 years under Celebration Golf Management." [... more » ]
Abbey Hill Golf Centre has appointed a new head PGA Professional charged with growing the retail side of the business. Steve Brown, 38, brings a wealth of commercial expertise to the Milton Keynes public pay-and-play centre having previously managed large golf retail chains and set up numerous Pro Shops around the south of England. [... more » ]
"Thousands of visitors a year come to play at the National Golf Centre's two courses and many of them have made a pilgrimage specifically to play the Hotchkin Course," said Richard Latham, Director of Operations at The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa. "Golf purists and traditionalists love the course." [... more » ]