Golf News for Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"The summer membership is a great way to keep the entire family busy over the summer months," said Allen Miller, Membership Director for Tatum Ranch Golf Club. "Plus, it's also a great way to 'test drive' all that the club has to offer, and I think that once summer members take in the golf and lifestyle experience, they'll be that much more inclined to join for good." [... more » ]
The largest grand prize in the history of Big Break will be up for grabs when Golf Channel’s longest running reality-competition series tees up its 19th season Monday, May 13 at 9 p.m. ET. Big Break Mexico will feature a cast of 12 professional golfers looking to put his or her career on the fast track, competing for a sponsor exemption to either the PGA TOUR’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba or the LPGA Tour’s Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Jalisco (both Nov. 14-17) and more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. [... more » ]
On Monday’s 10 p.m. ET debut of his much-anticipated Golf Channel series, David Feherty will be granted rare access to the normally private, but ever-entertaining Lee Trevino for an extended conversation about the self-made golfer and hall-of-famer’s life and career. [... more » ]
"Our beautiful resort and acclaimed golf course are only two hours from the Bay Area and one-and-a-half from Sacramento," said Bob Higgins, General Manager. "With stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and a course that has hosted numerous regional championships, Saddle Creek is an ideal escape for golf aficionados seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life." [... more » ]
"Suffolk's seaside courses are a well-kept secret in golfing circles because they are slightly off the beaten track," said Chris Oldrey, PGA Professional and golf operations manager at Thorpeness Golf Club. "They don't carry the hefty price tag of Open Championship courses, or big name trophy links, but share the same beautiful settings, firm sandy turf, gorse and sea breezes." [... more » ]
"Golf is more than just a game, it's an industry that creates thousands of viable jobs for Californians, provides year-round fitness opportunities for citizens and life skill programs for our youth. Equally as important, is golf's ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability" said Tom Addis III, president of the California Alliance for Golf. [... more » ]
"The Sea Pines Resort and Inn at Harbour Town have an extremely loyal following among guests, and the addition of a pool and whirlpool-spa topped the wish list," said John Munro, Vice President of hospitality, sales and marketing. "Now we can offer an intimate, luxury-level experience making for a wonderful getaway for couples, golf buddies and small groups." [... more » ]
"The EWGA has been instrumental in growing the game among women and we are very excited to enter into a partnership with them," said Craig Ramsbottom. "Our women's business is very important to us and we look forward to the members providing us with valuable feedback on our current and future product lines." [... more » ]
"I'm excited to build on the initial accomplishments at 1757," said Huebner, a member of the Professional Golfers' Association. "There's an outstanding team in place, and the golf course, layout, practice facility, clubhouse and amenities have received rave reviews from golfers." [... more » ]
"We already have golfers using Who's Your Caddy in Auckland and we will continue to add courses throughout New Zealand," said Tara Perkins, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Red Mat Media. [... more » ]
"94% of all businesses with a marketing department used social media as part of their marketing platform and the same report claims that 85% of all businesses that have a dedicated social media platform as part of their marketing strategy reported an increase in their market exposure," said Mike Sebastian, chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the owner and producer of APGS. [... more » ]