Golf News for Thursday, February 16, 2012
Golf Channel’s final round coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Sunday was the most-watched PGA TOUR round in the 17-year history of the network, beating the previously held mark by 25 percent. [... more » ]
"The more offset the hosel, the more it tends to close. So if you are leaving your face open at impact (pushing your putts), then go with the plumber hosel. Conversely, if you are pulling your putts, then go with the straight hosel. If you are square at impact, go with the slanted hosel," said Hireko Golf Technical Director Jeff Summitt. [... more » ]
"PGA Tour golfers demand consistency from their equipment. Having the NUNCHUK shaft in the bag of Top 3 finishers on three consecutive weekends demonstrates the confidence that some of the world's top golfers have in the NUNCHUK shaft," said Arnie Cunningham, NUNCHUK PGA Tour representative. [... more » ]
"The new RIP Phenom incorporates the same flex, torque and feel properties that have made the original RIP the leading shaft on the PGA Tour, with a flex profile to achieve unparalleled performance and launch characteristics," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. [... more » ]
"As Links noted, Tim's changes to Bald Head have resulted in a course that has a 'much more modern feel and is more visually appealing.' It's now a course that can be fun for any level of golfer," said Robert Norton, general manager of the Bald Head Island Club. [... more » ]
Coupled with its location south of the snow line and moderate year-round temperatures, Fayetteville has gradually evolved into one of the prime golfing locations, especially as it positions itself as a hub to other great golf destinations (Pinehurst is 30 miles west and Myrtle Beach about two hours southeast) throughout the Carolinas. [... more » ]
Spend six nights in luxurious accommodation at the four-star Star Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, located along the beautiful Irish coastline. Full Irish breakfast is included each morning and play 5 rounds of golf on Ireland's best courses. All for only $1,595. [... more » ]
Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio, birdied the second extra hole Feb. 12, to win the 49th PGA Match Play Championship and get a measure of revenge from his opponent in the finals, Danny Balin, of Rockville, Md. In a tight, well played match on the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club, neither player led by more than one hole. [... more » ]
"We are facing two very challenging courses. The green complexes on Black Horse, I found, are somewhat severe, and you have to keep the ball below the hole. I will be coming back three days ahead of the Championship trying to get adjusted to both courses," said last year's champion, David Hutsell. [... more » ]
Ron Kaspriske, The Digest Editor Golf Digest Magazine: "With Conditioning for Golf, Ralph Simpson and Pete Draovitch have demonstrated once again why no one is more conscientious and innovative in getting (and keeping) golfers healthy. Very original." [... more » ]
"We are pleased that Dawgs Partners and NADA have partnered together to implement this fine program," said Steve Mann, founder, president and CEO of USA Dawgs, Inc. "It is our pleasure to help support educational and athletic initiatives across the U.S." [... more » ]