Golf News for Thursday, January 31, 2013
“Arnold Palmer is not only Golf Channel’s co-founder, but also now one of Morning Drive’s most loyal viewers, so we are proud to be naming Morning Drive’s new studio after him,” said Mike McCarley, Golf Channel President. “Morning Drive’s new editorial philosophy is to showcase golf as a lifestyle for a lifetime, just as Mr. Palmer has enjoyed all aspects of the game since first swinging a club at age 3.” [... more » ]
Deal Caddy, GolfNow’s social commerce website that helps courses market rounds, products and stay-and-play offers to a qualified database of golfers, generated $3.6 million in revenues for participating courses in 2012. In addition to 122,000 rounds purchased through Deal Caddy, golfers also snapped up time-sensitive offers on subscriptions to golf publications, equipment and apparel along with stay-and-play packages at nationally known resorts. [... more » ]
"With its exceptional star power and unbeatable setting, this tournament is an annual highlight for golf fans and celebrity watchers worldwide," said David Helter, Specialty Sales Director, ECCO USA. "The week also shines a much deserved light on the work performed by Monterey Peninsula Foundation, one of America's finest charity organizations." [... more » ]
"Branson Creek is indicative of the exceptional golf course options and values available in Branson, from player-friendly designs to championship-caliber tests of golf," said Ross Summers, CEO and President of the Branson Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. [... more » ]
"Around the world, professionals and amateurs alike have discovered the performance-enhancing qualities provided by our spikes," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "This fact is validated each week by the legions of Tour players that trust the superior traction, stability and comfort inherent to CHAMP products." [... more » ]
"There were a number of great products in this highly competitive category and winning further validates SwingSmart as the clear leader in digital swing analysis," said Angelo Papadourakis, CEO of NewSpin Golf. "For the first time, users have instant access to information directly applicable to their own unique swings and are able to use this data to achieve lower scores and have more fun." [... more » ]
"With ONE RZN, we are able to bring revolutionary advances in golf balls to a wider range of athletes," said Rock Ishii, Nike Golf's Product Development Director for golf balls. "There's not a product out there in this category of golf ball that has technology of this magnitude." [... more » ]
"Our large existing and potential customer base will truly appreciate the option to get their hands on this high tech caddy through us. It comes at a certain price, but it's worth every dollar. It is one of the best engineered motorized golf trolleys in the world," said Peter Hanneforth, Bat-Caddy President. [... more » ]
"The idea for JustOne came to me at a charity golf event. I noticed all of the excitement at the tournament was around the hole-in-one contest," said JustOne CEO Steven Rattner. "I thought there must be a way to put this level of passion and entertainment into every round of golf for every player. And, that's just what we did." [... more » ]
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Raven Experience package includes accommodations each night in your choice of standard hotel, two- or three-bedroom units, two rounds of golf, the ability to add additional golf if requested, unlimited use of the practice facility and practice balls during stay, golf car and greens fees, free replay rounds booked at the course the day of play and more. [... more » ]
"Berkeley Hills has been a fixture in Atlanta's social and civic scene for decades and we look forward to putting a special shine on the club as it approaches its 50th anniversary next year," said Whitney Crouse, founding partner. [... more » ]
"Our residents are very philanthropic-minded," said Project Manager Paul Martin. "This golf tournament provided a great opportunity for our members to support the community while embracing the game of golf that they love so much. We are extremely proud of Verandah's contribution." [... more » ]