Golf News for Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Golf Channel will present more hours of live news coverage of The Open Championship than any time in its history -- nearly 40 hours in total -- this week from Royal Lytham & St Annes, featuring live news reports, inside analysis, player interviews, special guest appearances and compelling features of the men’s third major championship of 2012. [... more » ]
Golf Channel has bolstered its editorial team with the addition of Damon Hack, former award-winning journalist for Sports Illustrated and The New York Times, and Ryan Burr, veteran host from ESPN. The announcement was made today by Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon, who currently is in London preparing for her role as coordinating producer for NBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games. [... more » ]
"The golf industry continues to create programs geared towards women, children and families, and this package is designed to support the wonderful 'growth of the game' initiatives, while inspiring families to learn and play the game together," said Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf. [... more » ]
"To have two of the four gold medalists be Bag Boy carts is an outstanding achievement," said Craig Ramsbottom, President, Dynamic Brands. "Our product development team has done a fantastic job, as evidenced by the innovation and market leadership of these two carts. Golfers who walk appreciate the advancements in carts today." [... more » ]
"We hope that golfers will keep the commemorative coin as a constant reminder of what others have done so that we can all be free," said Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, PGA Professional and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. [... more » ]
"Whistler offers such an incredible array of accommodation options," said Jim Douglas, GM of the Pan Pacific Whistler properties and chair of the Whistler Hotel Association. "To be recognized in such a way truly reflects the quality of product that Whistler provides." [... more » ]
"Playing in the Rolex was an honor and has led to me playing in Wyndham Cup," said Brandon Pierce, who recently received the USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award. "I'm really excited to go out and help my team." [... more » ]
"The Club Championship is always well supported by the golfers and there's always a very high standard of golf played. I'd like to congratulate Scott on his exceptional win and wish him the best of luck on behalf of everyone at Wycombe Heights," said Russell Stebbings, Wycombe Heights General Manager. [... more » ]
"We were looking for an agency partner that didn't fit the traditional agency mold, because our products do not fit the traditional golf mode so to speak," said Dean Dingman, President of SuperStroke. "This group thinks outside of the box from the very start and we're excited for them to help us develop our brand." [... more » ]
"It is always exciting to meet with the elite of the fitting profession," said Jennifer King, President of KZG. "Their passion for their craft coupled with their generosity in helping others is a real joy to witness. Studies report that 90% of golfers are still playing with ill-fitting clubs. There are far too few truly qualified Professional Fitters to serve the golfing public." [... more » ]
"Last year the VIP event was sold out, and we expect the same this year, so golfers are encouraged to register soon," said A.J. Ali, Golf to End Cancer (G2EC) founder. "This is a stellar event with a cause. You don't want to miss it." [... more » ]