Golf News for Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"Mike's extensive knowledge and leadership in the golf industry will benefit our mission of supporting the growth of the game worldwide," said Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of the World Golf Foundation. "Mike's high-energy style is infectious, and we look forward to his leadership in 2013." [... more » ]
"We are truly thrilled to welcome Kelly back to Hyatt Lost Pines and Wolfdancer Golf Club," said Steve Dewire, general manager of Hyatt Lost Pines. "His industry knowledge and relationships, talent and love of the game made him the best candidate to fill this position." [... more » ]
Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, said: "The opportunities for us to promote the Aberdeen brand in the U.S. are fantastic. It's a very effective way for us to reach a mass audience and showcase not only our commitment to [Scottish] golf and to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open but also raise our profile as a leading global financial institution." [... more » ]
"The golf industry supports nearly 2 million jobs in the United States and more than $55 billion in wage income, and PGA Employment Services is a leading resource for all jobs in golf, from General Managers and PGA head professionals to starters and sales positions," said PGA President Ted Bishop. [... more » ]
"Our process is turnkey in that we help clients from inception to completion," said Jim Downing, TOTAL Driving Range Solutions partner. "From data collection to facility design to build out…we do it all. And, our solutions are very flexible which meets the needs of most operators". [... more » ]
"We were one of the early evaluators of the OnCore ball, following their successful Kickstarter campaign. We distributed samples of the balls to local course pros who all commented very favorably on the product," said Adroit Distribution's founder Neil Dorset. [... more » ]
"As avid golfers, we know firsthand that traveling with golf clubs is the most cumbersome part of the golf travel experience," said Nicholas Coleman, CEO of Ship Sticks. "However, using your own clubs is vital to the success and enjoyment of the round. Ship Sticks provides an affordable and valuable solution for golfers to transport their clubs." [... more » ]
"The Primavera Collection is a beautiful in fiamme line with some new features," said Art Kimbrough, vice president of business development for in fiamme. "It complements our other in fiamme collections by offering a distinct design while reflecting our customary luxurious look and feel." [... more » ]
"I was really impressed with my Eagle Claw grip enhancer. For my injuries I had a difficult time maintaining a good grip on my golf club. I frequently had a problem with the club slipping in my left hand at impact. With the Eagle Claw I was able to keep a positive grip pressure on the club during the entire swing", said Joseph Caley of the Wounded Warriors Project. [... more » ]
Stay-and-play packages are available for Harrah's Cherokee Resort & Casino and Sequoyah National Golf Club. Packages start at $169/night and include two rounds of golf. [... more » ]
"The Pitch Black 2 Putter looks similar to the Pitch Black 1 Putter but they are different. The PB 1 is slightly off-centered with 30-degrees of toe hang, really suited for the golfer who have an in to out or swinging gate stroke as opposed to the PB 2, designed for a square to square," said STX Golf Marketing Manager Jason Dengler. [... more » ]
"Bogey has the ability to transcend the sport. We want Bogey to reach kids and families who may not be familiar with the game," said Dottie Pepper, co-author of children's books featuring the character Bogey Ballton. [... more » ]
"I'm really excited to come back to Mission Hills and defend my title. I've got great memories from last year's event which marked my first tournament win in China as a professional and set me up well for the rest of the year so I'll be doing my very best to make it two from two," said defending champion and Major winner Shanshan Feng. [... more » ]