Golf News for Wednesday, September 26, 2012
"Growing participation in our game is critical to the success of our industry," stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon. "We take our responsibility very seriously to be a leader in growing the game and by partnering with the PGA of America, we are confident that our combined efforts will make a strong impact on encouraging more people to experience the joy and entertainment that golf provides." [... more » ]
The most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, met his idol -- Michael Jordan -- for the first time Monday night during the filming of Feherty Live, an hour-long special that will air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Jordan and Phelps joined funnyman David Feherty for the special Ryder Cup-themed show, taped in front of a packed house at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove, Ill., near Medinah Country Club, site of this week’s Ryder Cup. [... more » ]
"This is the biggest rush order Feel Golf has seen since first introducing the original non-conforming shot saving wedge," said Feel Golf CEO and PGA Professional Lee Miller. "Both conforming and non-conforming 73-degree wedges are on back order and are scheduled to arrive around the end of October." [... more » ]
"We congratulate this year's FedEx Cup champion on a terrific victory. He's now moved into the Top 10 in the World Golf Rankings, and we're very proud that he chooses to play SteelFiber shafts," said Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. [... more » ]
"Players continue to trust the RIP because of its lower torque, increased tip stability and better tip stiffness," said Stewart Bahl, Aldila's Marketing Manager. "The RIP employs patent-pending technology and exclusive materials to completely transform shaft design from the inside out." [... more » ]
"We are excited to add another partner to our TOURSPX Dealer network," said Jamie Pipes, Director of TOURSPX Operations. "Club Champion is a well-known fitting center and we are excited to add them to our TOURSPX Dealer network. We look forward to our partnership with Club Champion." [... more » ]
For a dramatic golfing experience you can't beat Ireland's Southwest. Stay at the luxurious four-star Killarney Royal Hotel, an ideal base for playing five of the finest golf courses in Ireland: Killarney Golf Club's Killeen Course, Dooks, Ballybunion, Tralee and Waterville. Includes full Irish breakfast each morning. Starting from $1,763. [... more » ]
"We continue to see players convert to Golfersskin each week," said Ron Graham, PGA Tour Representative for Golfersskin. "Players hear from other players about the performance and protection of Golfersskin and come to me to try it and they love it. There is no better validation than player recommendations to other players." [... more » ]
"With more than 20 countries being represented at this tournament, we can imagine no more appropriate venue than World Golf Village," said the World Junior Golf Series president, Dr. Susanna Rosswag. "This is a community event, and we are thrilled so far with the graciousness of everyone at World Golf Village." [... more » ]
"We are honored that The PGA of America once again placed its trust in Golfweek Custom Media to produce the official program for what is certainly one of golf's most anticipated events," said Francis X. Farrell, president and CEO of Turnstile Media Group, parent company of Golfweek Custom Media. [... more » ]
Dottie Pepper, former LPGA star and current NBC/Golf Channel personality who launched a children's picture books series earlier this year featuring a range golf ball character named, Bogey Ballton, will make an appearance along with co-author Scott Fuller and their Bogey mascot at the Bagpipes & Blues Ryder Cup. [... more » ]