Golf News for Friday, June 1, 2012
Golf Channel has announced several promotions within its new media sales force for, the Internet’s largest and most comprehensive tee-time booking service. Mike Hendrix (Midwest region), Stacey Oleck (Mid-Atlantic region) and Jonathan Vassil (Northeast region) have been promoted to the positions of senior director of sales. [... more » ]
"Texas is our home so we're thrilled to bring our new standard in retail to help golfers play better and enjoy the game more in the San Antonio market and specifically the Stone Oak area," said Golfsmith CEO Marty Hanaka. [... more » ]
Jerry Tarde, who for 27 years has served as Golf Digest's Editor-in-Chief, will be honored with the Lincoln Werden Golf Journalism Award at the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association's 61st National Awards Dinner to be held on June 19th at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, New York. [... more » ]
"We congratulate Luke on his amazing play over the weekend and are thrilled to see him ascend back to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings," said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager, Golf Division for Mizuno USA, Inc. "Luke continues to prove that precision iron play and a dominant short game can lift you to the top of the golf world." [... more » ]
"It's the greatest day of my professional career. No question about that," said Chapman, who calls Ascot, England home. "It was hard work in the end; I think I had a nine-shot lead, and your mind just starts to wander a bit." [... more » ]
Welcome to Golf Month, a new Play Golf America program held during May, was a success with PGA/LPGA Professionals giving thousands of 10-minute free lessons, orientations and Get Golf Ready clinics across the country. These programs offered existing and new golfers and players of every age and skill level the opportunity to improve their game and have more fun on the course. [... more » ]
Stay two nights at The Loon Golf Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, play four rounds of golf at The Loon or The Lakes Courses and enjoy two dinner for just $279 per person. Based on occupancy of 8. All packages are subject to availability. [... more » ]
"I knew we were doing something good when a veteran in our first year broke down and said, 'I fought in the Vietnam War and no one has ever said thank you until now.' It's an emotional day," said Jim Watson, a real estate appraiser who started the tradition five years ago. [... more » ]
"It was a great day," said Pacifica resident, Sharp Park Women's Club member, and tournament organizer Lisa Villasenor. "It was like a birthday party for a dear old friend: you throw a party to show your love and to celebrate their life." [... more » ]
"This website is an extension of our commitment to injury prevention and to promoting a healthy lifestyle," said HSS CEO Lou Shapiro. "Golf and walking are a natural fit, and HSS is proud to partner again with The PGA of America on LMOC and engage golfers and golf fans all year long." [... more » ]
"Knowing precisely where to hit the ball is critical in my success, especially given the smaller greens at Colonial," said Johnson. "GolfLogix is the coolest app, as it provides the same Tour-quality information that my caddie and I review before every shot." [... more » ]
"aboutGolf is honored to have Luke Donald as a loyal customer and we've eagerly watched him throughout the season," says Chuck Faust, President, aboutGolf. Luke Donald purchased an aboutGolf PGA Tour simulator, which was installed in his home in 2009. [... more » ]
"When it comes to their equipment, Tour players are among the most discerning athletes in the world," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "It's no surprise that CHAMP spikes are overwhelmingly preferred by the majority of professionals." [... more » ]