Golf News for Tuesday, February 26, 2013
SNAG will sponsor a night golf outing during opening night of this annual gathering of golf media and industry leaders, set for May 19-23, 2013 at Reunion in Orlando. The non-profit International Network of Golf is the industry's only media-based networking organization. ING is "where the media and golf industry connect." [... more » ]
"We are very proud to partner with the Kentucky PGA, because we are neighbors here in the Derby City," said Larry Edlin, Vice President of Global Sales. "This is the first year we have been a platinum partner, and we're honored to support such a prominent local organization that brings great prestige to Kentucky golf." [... more » ]
"Hollas and Second Skin looked the best I have ever seen it, the styling and color story were exciting and fresh. We are excited for our members and guests to see it when it arrives in our shop this fall," said Stacy Hardin, Director of Retail, Four Seasons Resort and Club. [... more » ]
"The response to our product at the PGA Merchandise Show was bigger and better than we could have ever imagined," said Eddie Rowland of Nexbelt. Tom Hunsucker, Eddie's business partner said, "We were so busy at the booth that we would have to literally excuse ourselves from the customers we were speaking to in order to take bathroom breaks, that's how crazy it was for 3 days straight." [... more » ]
Edwin Watts Golf Shops, one of the world's largest specialty golf retailers, will debut the PING City Putting Challenge as the main attraction of the week-long schedule of activities Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 26 - March 2, at the Palm Beach Gardens store, located at 3889 Northlake Blvd. PGA TOUR Star and PING Staff Player Lee Westwood will be on site Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. [... more » ]
"It is an honor to be named senior director of the PGA Foundation," Scott Kmiec said. "The PGA Foundation and PGA Professionals have helped millions of Americans through this game that we love. I'm excited to take what I have learned at the Section level and hope to make more of an impact, especially as The PGA approaches its Centennial." [... more » ]
"Kevin Ring has an incredible depth of consulting and marketing experience that reaches from the golf industry to some of the most recognizable client names in sports and business," said Pete Bevacqua, Chief Executive Officer of The PGA of America. "We are delighted that he will steer The PGA's marketing programs." [... more » ]
Stay and play at River Run Golf Course and get unlimited range balls and use of the practice facilities, complimentary snacks, one complimentary six-pack of the beverage of your choice per golfer, a 20-percent merchandise discount at the pro shop, unlimited afternoon golf at River Run for only $30 per round, complimentary use of tennis and swimming facilities and daily stay over housekeeping service. [... more » ]
"The impact and adoption rate of golfers shopping via mobile retailing, pop-up stores, social media platforms and service providers dabbling in retail concepts, should motivate this traditional golf retail channel to be in a state of continual innovation," said Sara Killeen, President of Longitudes Group. [... more » ]