Golf News for Wednesday, February 20, 2013
"Our ultimate goal with Big Break Mexico is to place our competitors in pressure situations on a world-class golf course, and we achieved this from the picturesque IBEROSTAR Playa Paraiso Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico," said Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon. [... more » ]
Golf Channel and NBC will air more than 60 hours of combined coverage this week from Dove Mountain Resort in Marana, Ariz., including 29 hours of live tournament action on Golf Channel and NBC Wednesday-Sunday. Golf Channel also will deliver comprehensive on-site news coverage throughout the week, headlined by a special State of the Game on Friday in primetime and special Golf Central pre-shows airing on NBC prior to NBC’s live tournament coverage. [... more » ]
John Merrick became the second player on the 2013 PGA Tour to win with the new Pro V1x golf ball (Brian Gay/Humana Challenge) when he posted two consecutive pars in a sudden-death playoff, capturing the Northern Trust Open on the second extra hole. [... more » ]
"The White Hot insert was pivotal in catapulting Odyssey to #1 in wins, top tens and usage across the world's professional tours," said Austie Rollinson, Principal Designer, Odyssey Golf. "At Odyssey, we are always striving to give the elite and amateur golfer more ways to sink putts more often." [... more » ]
"Turning pro and joining the Nike Golf Tour Staff is a dream come true and I look forward to developing my game and career with Nike," said Ito. "The combination of the VR_S Covert Tour driver and the new 20XI is outstanding, and I've gained 10 yards. The club and ball combination will be a very powerful arsenal for me." [... more » ]
"The quality and performance benefits of our products are validated each week by the large and growing number of Tour players that depend on CHAMP spikes," said Harris MacNeill, President and CEO of CHAMP/MacNeill Engineering Worldwide. "Providing maximum traction, stability and comfort, our lines are designed to help players perform their best in all conditions." [... more » ]
"SkyPro is the next big thing in golf instruction and training aids because all golfers, regardless of skill level, want to improve. Now, they will have the ability to see their swing in true hi-definition 3D and groove a playable swing with perfect practice," said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf. [... more » ]
Eagle Eye Golf Club, a rolling "links" style course featuring magnificent shot values on every hole, was designed by Chris Lutzke in collaboration with Pete Dye. The course was rated the fifth-best new course in America in 2005 by Golf Digest, and the fourth-best course in Michigan in 2006 by Michigan Golf magazine. Packages start at $99 per player based on double occupancy. [... more » ]
"We are excited to open our tee sheet a full two and a half months in advance of the peak season," said owner Ken Wang. "Over the past five years, Pound Ridge has emerged as a true destination golf course which fortunately requires an extended booking window. Our flexible rates are designed for today's busy golfer who is pressed for time, but also expects a world-class experience." [... more » ]
"Jemsek Golf is pleased to be back in the Atlanta area and especially back at Summer Grove. It is a challenging layout for golfers of all abilities. Our practice facility is one of the best in the area with grass tees on both ends of the range, a great short game area and a 3-hole, par 3," said Jemsek Golf president, Katherine Jemsek. [... more » ]
"We're seeing significant gains in groups of 8, 12 and 20 looking for a cool summer spot to play, at very favorable rates," said Tom McChesney, CEO of the Island Resort & Casino that owns and operates the golf course. "With the ability to play, stay at the resort, and enjoy the dining and entertainment options at the casino, it's an easy sell to many Midwest golfers." [... more » ]