Golf News for Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The PGA TOUR’s famed TPC Sawgrass -- home to the iconic “17th Island Green” and THE PLAYERS Championship each year on the PGA TOUR -- returns to headline the roster of Ponte Vedra Beach courses hosting the 2012 Golf Channel Am Tour National Championships, Sept. 4-13. [... more » ]
"The EWGA mantra is about connecting women through playing golf and the Champions Cup is designed for our members to play within teams of their peers in a competitive yet fun environment," said Pam Swensen, CEO/President of the EWGA. "We are excited to see which of our regions will produce the next Champions Cup winners." [... more » ]
Brasada Ranch, located on 1,800 acres in Central Oregon’s high desert, introduces deluxe “his and hers” activities this Columbus Day weekend, complete with golf, poker, yoga and meditation. The property, just 16 miles northeast of Bend, Ore., features panoramic views, sustainable and contemporary design, world-class cuisine and limitless recreation opportunities. [... more » ]
"The PGA of America is delighted to partner with Oakbrook Center as we present this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit to the wonderful people of Chicago and its many visitors to enjoy and marvel," said PGA President Allen Wronowski. "The items on display trace 85 years of Ryder Cup passion, pride and history." [... more » ]
Golf Channel’s coverage of Round One on Thursday (2-6 p.m./8:30 p.m.-12:30 am. ET) garnered a 0.9 household rating and 849,000 average viewers, which topped any previous record since The Barclays became a Playoff event on Golf Channel in 2007 and the highest for this tournament since 1997, when it aired on USA Network. Round one viewership also topped the same coverage in 2011 by 35 percent. [... more » ]
"The top players on Tour continue to rely on Aldila's RIP Technology because it provides them with lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness control," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. [... more » ]
"We're very excited to have another Top 10 finish this week. SteelFiber shafts continue to provide performance benefits on the PGA Tour that are unlike any other shafts," said Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. [... more » ]
"Clubs are not a one-size-fits-all proposition," said Jennifer King, president of KZG. "Every player's swing is unique and that is why KZG now offers 8 different driver models with a myriad of shaft options. The VC-420 is designed specifically for the better player who prefers a smaller clubhead that gives a lower, boring trajectory. The VC-420 will not disappoint." [... more » ]
Golf at Shawnee is an exceptional experience. 24 of our 27 holes are on a private island in the Delaware River. This pure setting makes it a sanctuary for golfers. When you play at Shawnee, you are on one of golf’s most notable courses -- designed by famous golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast, home to the PGA Championships and played by golf legends Arnold Palmer, Hale Irwin, Sam Snead, Paul Runyun, Walter Hagan, Gene Sarazan and others. [... more » ]
"We are excited to have Patrick join our club as a golf instructor," said John Marino, Old Chatham Golf Club director of operations. "He has years of expertise and success at the PGA Tour level and will be an exceptional asset to our members and guests. We are certain that anyone who takes lessons from Patrick will leave their session as a much improved golf player." [... more » ]
"PowerPlay Golf is a fun and fast way to enjoy the game that bears similarity to Twenty20 cricket and we are looking to find the best PowerPlay golfer in Nottingham," said Nick Birch, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre GM. "It has been played by Ryder Cup stars Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter, but golfers of all ages and ability can enjoy the shortened version of the game. [... more » ]
"While some golfers will avoid going out in the type of weather we've had recently, the greenkeeping staff have no choice," said Russell Brooks, ProQuip GM. "The teams at Wentworth and London Golf Club can rest assured that should the UK suffer more heavy rain this year, they will remain dry and comfortable." [... more » ]