Golf News for Thursday, March 1, 2012
“We’re always looking for ways to increase our play, and we learned a lot about what other people are doing with GolfNow. It opened our eyes to the possibilities of using the system in different ways," said Bill Layman, general manager of Crescent Pointe Golf Club in South Carolina. [... more » ]
"This expanded relationship with Brand Fusion further streamlines our fulfillment process and helps create even more opportunities for players throughout the world to benefit from our game-improving equipment," said Stephen Boccieri, President and CEO of Boccieri Golf. [... more » ]
Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s morning show hosted by Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams, will extend to seven days this week, airing live Thursday-Friday from 7-9 a.m. ET followed by live, weekend coverage from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Audio and video clips from each show are posted online daily, and live audio for Morning Drive is streamed online. [... more » ]
Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods returns to The Honda Classic field at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Woods, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter will be today's featured grouping during Golf Channel’s live tournament coverage. The trio is scheduled to tee-off at 12:30 p.m. ET. [... more » ]
"The KBS TOUR Series incorporates state-of-the-art technology that builds on a rich history working with top tour players as well as leading golf club manufacturers. In four years, KBS has achieved unprecedented success," said renowned shaft designer Kim Braly. [... more » ]
"I would like to congratulate the winner of the Accenture Match Play Championship and his second WGC victory," said Patrick Le Vine, founder of Players Towel. "The champion is certainly deserving of the title. Anyone who records 35 birdies in 95 holes is going to win a lot of trophies." [... more » ]
For a dramatic golfing experience you can't beat Ireland's southwest. Stay at the luxurious four-star Killarney Royal Hotel, an ideal base for playing four of Ireland's finest golf courses in this region, starting from $1,690. The trip includes full Irish breakfast each morning and transportation throughout. [... more » ]
"The Stamford Marriott is a perfect match for Pound Ridge, providing convenient access to the course, elegant accommodations, fine dining and a spa where golfers can relax post-round," said owner Ken Wang. [... more » ]
The three-day event, which is free and open to the public, will provide consumers with the opportunity to test out the latest product innovations from all leading brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway, Mizuno, Nike, Adams, AXIS, Tour Edge, SkyCaddie, and more, and tune-up their game with performance club & ball fitting, short game clinics, cleat changing, customized swing analysis, and much more. [... more » ]
"We are excited about participating in the SGRA Spring Market and look forward to showing our lines to the SGRA reps in attendance," said Art Kimbrough, vice president of business development for in fiamme. [... more » ]
“I look forward to leading a talented production team that shares my passion for the game as we build on the tremendous momentum Golf Channel and NBC Sports have experienced since coming together in January, 2011,” said Solomon, who won one of her nine Emmys during her six-year stint as a member of NBC Sports’ golf production team before moving to her Olympic role. [... more » ]
"The appointments of Jim [Clark], Don [Kania] and Dennis [Spindler] add depth and experience to our board and provide the company with focused direction as we continue to innovate and grow in our industry," said Calvin Johnston, president and CEO of Leupold & Stevens. [... more » ]
"With the Northeast golf season starting soon, I'm pleased to announce these changes to the golf team," said Kevin DeDonato, PGA Director of Golf, Seaview Golf Resort. "Brian [Rashley] has been a valued member of our golf staff for several years, and is a natural fit to serve as our Head Golf Professional. And we are thrilled that Michael [Bair] is joining us as Director of Agronomy." [... more » ]
The first Rhode Island Open was played in 1929 and the champions list includes the names of PGA TOUR standouts, as well as legendary local pros. Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, won the title in 1956. [... more » ]