Golf News for Thursday, April 18, 2013
Golfers who book their tee times on GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time service operated by Golf Channel, recently ranked their favorite courses in five major California markets and Las Vegas. Courses ranked highest include challenging layouts created by highly respected designers, along with stunning ocean, mountain and valley landscapes. [... more » ]
Tuesday’s new episode features Al Geiberger – the first player in history to shoot a record-low score of 59 in a PGA TOUR sanctioned event – watching his achievement for the first time; former Atlanta Constitution editorial page editor Reg Murphy recalling how golf helped him survive a 1974 kidnapping; and Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner taking viewers on a fun-filled tour to some of the most unusual golf tournaments imaginable. [... more » ]
"This year's field at Augusta National included 87 of the world's top professionals and six amateurs, representing a total of 20 countries, and we're very excited to see SteelFiber shafts becoming more popular in the game's most prestigious venues," said Aerotech Golf President Chris Hilleary. [... more » ]
"To outrank and surpass 15 putters produced by the largest golf companies in the industry is amazing," said STX Golf Marketing Manager Jason Dengler. "For more golfers to experience the high ranking X-Form 3 Putter the company created an in-house promotion." [... more » ]
"Our primary goal is to communicate to Congressional members that golf is a $68.8 billion per year industry and generates almost $4 billion annually for charities, the majority of which is donated to causes unrelated to the sport," said Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation (WGF) and administrator of WE ARE GOLF. [... more » ]
"Based on the success of Troon's first ever 'player development month' last year, we are thrilled to launch the program again this May," said John Easterbrook, executive vice president of operations, Troon. "Increasing participation in our game is extremely important and we are confident that this will make a strong impact on introducing beginners to the game." [... more » ]
"This package responds to today's technology and workplace trends that make midweek excursions much more feasible," said Art Walton, Vice President of Golf Operations at Crystal Springs Resort. "Crystal Springs is a short, one-hour drive from the George Washington Bridge and offers unparalleled amenities not found at other resorts in the Northeast." [... more » ]
Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort -- southwest Michigan's oldest and largest golf resort -- is offering lodging and unlimited green fee packages! Gull Lake boasts five championship courses and has accommodations suitable for any size group. Owned and operated by the Scott family for more than 40 years, Gull Lake View is committed to providing the finest golf resort destination experience for individuals, families, and groups at any level of play. [... more » ]
"Jason's support of BioSteel is deeply appreciated. Not only did he refuel and rely on our high performance sports drink but he used the BioSteel towel to keep his hands and clubs dry during all four rounds. This brand coverage was huge for the company and we thank Jason for his consideration," said BioSteel President John Celenza. [... more » ]
"In addition to the recent JLPGA victories, winners on the PGA,, LPGA, Ladies European and Asian Tours have used IOMIC grips," said Katz Murai, Overseas Division of IOMIC. "The fact that so many professionals use IOMIC grips week after week is a testament to the quality and performance of our grips." [... more » ]
"Starting a new season, golfers are looking for interesting and creative ways to make their mark," said Cabell Fooshe President of Tin Cup. "With the incredibly expansive range of design options from which they can choose, our customers are sure to find a stencil that fits their unique personality." [... more » ]
"Most other resorts in Europe, even with great golf courses, are quite bland and functional and you have the feeling you could be anywhere. That's not the case with Donnafugata which has the advantage of great courses and functionality, combined with Italian style and some historical interest," said Sandie Howell, who helps run here husband's Mark Howell Golf Schools in England. [... more » ]
"Our hopes are that these young golfers will see and feel this history as they play the famous old links and, at the same time, respond to some excellent coaching," said St. Andrews Youth Camps' program of events superviser and former European Tour chief executive Ken Schofield. [... more » ]