Golf News for Monday, May 14, 2012
Golf Channel's Big Break Atlantis reality competition series starts off with a bang on tonight's premiere episode (9 p.m. ET) which will feature a new format, new twists and challenges that will test the 12 competitors' mental and physical toughness on the course. With one of the largest prizes in the history of the series on the line, the pressure will be high from the start when the competitors face off in one of the most popular challenges on the series -- The Glass Break. [... more » ]
"Our goal for Big Break Academy is to help the competitors learn from those defining moments or turning points on the series that eliminated them and turn those moments into a positive," Michael Breed said. "We want the viewers at home to get an up-close look into the pressure these ladies faced on Big Break Atlantis and how they can apply the instruction tips I offer on the series to their golf games as well." [... more » ]
"You just have to look at the past winners to see how important the tournament is," Brian Wallace said. "With this in mind, we were eager to create a true test of links golf on one of the most treasured layouts on the Ayrshire coast. It is especially poignant that such an important event should be taking place during our 125-year celebrations. It is certainly going to be an exciting and very busy year at Barassie." [... more » ]
"When we create a golf club," says Randall Henry, president of Henry-Griffitts, "we make sure we do it right. That's exactly what we've done with this new PRAXIS HY Hybrid model. When you combine the best technology with the best teachers and the best factory, you have a mix that can't be beat." [... more » ]
"We are extremely pleased to see our HIRZL gloves do so well with Haggin Oaks and their customers," said Gary Sheppard, President and CEO of HIRZL North America. "Record sales two years in a row, including a 35% increase over 2011's record year, indicates the tremendous consumer, green grass and PGA professional support HIRZL has generated." [... more » ]
"Golfsmith's experiential concept will make most customers' jaws drop. Our arrival in the Cleveland market means there is a new standard in retail to help golfers play better and enjoy the game more," said Golfsmith CEO Marty Hanaka. "We are a golfer's paradise offering a huge product selection." [... more » ]
"We're very excited to welcome these new fitting centers in Belgium, Norway and Thailand to the Aerotech Golf network of dealers. Each of these businesses are well-established as professional fitting centers and for providing the best in customer service to golfers in their area," said Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. [... more » ]
"Sequoia Golf Management's expertise and impressive track record in revitalizing courses were the key factors we considered in our selection process," said Ken Kasten, senior vice president at Wells Fargo. "We are excited to join forces with Sequoia and leverage their vast experience in the golf industry." [... more » ]
The Cragun's Legacy 5-Star Package is Craguns Resort's most popular package. It includes one night lodging, one round with cart on The Dutch Legacy or Bobby's Legacy course, one breakfast and one dinner. Early summer packages start at just $129 per person per night for one night. Add $25 per night for Friday or Saturday night. [... more » ]
"It's exactly what you need as a player," said Russell Surber, Canadian Tour Professional Golfer. "A product like this is fantastic because you can set it on the range and practice your distance and control with your wedges, which is normally very difficult to do." [... more » ]
"We are proud to support Cyprus' Special Olympians in this, an Olympic year, and we look forward to welcoming guests from across the country to enjoy the hospitality and service Elea Estate has to offer," said Ross Robertson, Elea Estate's Director of Golf Operations. [... more » ]
"We are more than thrilled to have Mary Bea as our charter Advisory Board member," said Robert B. Levin, managing partner for Scooter Pines Holdings. "With her background in junior golf, she will be an incredible asset as we seek to integrate Bogey into existing national junior golf initiatives." [... more » ]
"Squaxin Island Museum, Library and Learning Center is an integral part of the Squaxin Island Tribe and all that it stands for," said Salish Cliffs Head Professional David Kass, PGA. "We're thrilled Salish Cliffs will play home to this special event and support a cause that is so important to an entire nation of people." [... more » ]