Golf News for Monday, March 5, 2012
"Our joined efforts and assets will be beneficial to our customers and to the Myrtle Beach area's efforts to remain the leading golf vacation destination in the nation," said Bob Mauragas, president of National Golf Management. "Our goal is to be better, not bigger. It's clear, the more variety, value and satisfaction we can provide to our customers, the more we can claim a win-win for everyone involved." [... more » ]
Golf Channel's new documentary series -- Down the Stretch -- will give viewers an all-access account of the final 24 hours at The Honda Classic through the eyes of three players on the front page of the leader board after Saturday’s third round of play: Rory McIlroy, Harris English and Keegan Bradley. The series premiere is tonight at 11 p.m. ET. [... more » ]
After Golf Channel’s early round coverage of The Honda Classic registered the highest-rated and most-watched (1.0 / 1,044,000) round one ever in the history of the event on Thursday, NBC continued the momentum into the weekend, producing the best Saturday overnight delivery for the tournament since 2005, which also was up 27 percent from the same round in 2011. [... more » ]
The Sun Mountain Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, considered by many to be the most scenic of the resort's three Pete Dye designs, is this week's featured golf course at LasVegasGolf.com, the leading site for anyone planning to play golf in Las Vegas. [... more » ]
"We've given this Kauai gem new polish and sparkle," said Master Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. "This revitalization makes the course more flexible for a wider range of players while still providing Championship-caliber challenges for more seasoned golfers." [... more » ]
In time for the World Golf Championships in March, the legendary Turnberry Isle Miami resort, which is renowned for its Raymond Floyd-designed championship golf courses, is helping guests and club members play like the pros through two cutting-edge golf schools. [... more » ]
"As the year progresses, Mission Hills will hold press conferences in a number of cities to gradually announce the participation of Hollywood and Asian celebrities and international professional golfers to the tournament line-up," said Mr. Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group. [... more » ]
"The ING Demo Lab and the Appointment Show really level the playing field for the smaller companies," said Razor Golf's George Baker. "We receive the same space allotment and promotion as the bigger companies. We've been going to ING for about 10 years now, and it has been a huge success for our equipment company." [... more » ]
The package offers unlimited golf for two at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz. and a $25 food & beverage credit, $50 Food and Beverage Credit good at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, lunch at Whirlwind Golf Club, one $25 slot play voucher per person and complimentary transportation to and from Whirlwind Golf Club. [... more » ]
"The ShowMeGolfers app will allow golfers from all levels to have the capability of keeping their stats. This includes fairways hit, greens in regulation and many more," said Crane, who has endorsed ShowMeGolfers and is already using the app during practice rounds. [... more » ]
"The total-immersion programs are open to both juniors and adults but, to be honest, it's mainly aimed at the kids, a greater percentage of whom recognize golf as a sporting activity they need to take seriously in order to excel," said Henderson. "Ocean Dunes is Vietnam's home to the Faldo Series Asia, so this focus is consistent with the club's long history of fostering junior golf." [... more » ]
"Pinnacle is celebrating amazing individuals who are making a difference in breast cancer research, education and awareness," said Mary Lou Bohn, Vice President, Golf Ball Marketing and Communications. "Breast cancer is one of the leading health issues facing women and their families today, so this disease touches golfers everywhere." [... more » ]
"This started with a golf outing coordinator challenging us to be more sustainable. Learning about Bokashi, it sounded too good to be true, but it has been a huge success and has really resonated," said Damon DeVito, managing director of Affinity Management which runs Musket Ridge. [... more » ]
"It's a win, win, win for our clients who need to raise money for schools or charities," said Greg Haxton, president of www.Golfbox.com. Golfbox.com is the premier provider of imprinted golf balls in custom packaging. [... more » ]