Golf News for Thursday, April 4, 2013
Coming off 2012 as the most-watched year in its 18-year history, Golf Channel has carried the momentum into 2013 with its most-watched quarter ever. The record numbers in first quarter 2013 are built off Golf Channel’s viewership momentum in 2012, which marked the network’s most-watched year ever and drove Golf Channel’s status as the fastest-growing network on U.S. television since joining the NBC Sports Group (among networks serving 80 million or more homes throughout that span). [... more » ]
Twenty-three of the top-25 in the Rolex Rankings and each of the top-50 from the 2012 LPGA Official Money List are scheduled to compete this week at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. In addition to the world’s top-two players, the field also will feature defending champion Sun Young Yoo, I.K. Kim, and 15-year-old amateur sensation Lydia Ko, who will make her third LPGA Tour appearance of the season. [... more » ]
"In honor of your service, we are at yours" said Bill Walters, CEO and Founder of The Walters Group. "We wanted to find a special and unique way to thank our veterans and active duty personnel for their service to our country. We hope this shows our gratitude to everyone who has served." [... more » ]
"We're very excited to have Brian, Sam and Corey joining our team," said Don Nichols, President of Second Skin. "Their expertise, network and proven track records will be instrumental to our success at green grass. And I believe that this team, paired with the Sell Thru Sooner solution will take our business to the next level in Canada". [... more » ]
"PlayKleen is the leading golf towel on the market today, bar none, and we are thrilled to have Raker Goldstein on our team during this exciting period of time for our company," said Travis Teeple, President of PlayKleen. "Their extensive knowledge of the golf industry make them our ideal partner." [... more » ]
"I'm thrilled that we are opening up a new store in South Carolina, and I'm even more excited to introduce South Carolina Golfers to the ARC System, adding a new dynamic to the club fitting process," said John Watson, CEO, Edwin Watts Golf. [... more » ]
"As much as we love a victory, I am very proud to see such a variety of our cleat models finish at the top of the leaderboard," said John Hohman, Vice President of Marketing, PrideSports. "Offering cleats with various flexibility and traction ensures that Softspikes makes the best cleat for any golfer." [... more » ]
"We congratulate the top finishers on their outstanding rounds and we look forward to watching IOMIC grips in play at the upcoming Masters," said Katz Murai, Overseas Division of IOMIC. [... more » ]
Stay at the Double JJ Ranch resort in Rothbury, Michigan and play the Arthur Hills-designed Thoroughbred Golf Club. Guests at the Double JJ can also enjoy an indoor waterpark and miles of scenic horseback trails, making this Michigan's premier family vacation destination. [... more » ]
"The Sun Cup offers a world-class experience from start to finish and regardless of how you finish," said Sun Cup tournament director J.J. Scott. "We strive every year to have our players treated like pros for a week, and the experience and memories will last a lifetime." [... more » ]
"The Haskins Award has been a prestigious accolade recognizing the best male collegiate players for over 40 years. I am thrilled to work with the Haskins Commission to create The ANNIKA Award to similarly honor the best collegiate female golfers," said golf legend Annika Sorenstam. [... more » ]
"I'm absolutely thrilled that golf will be included in the Olympics once again. The exposure will be a great catalyst for growth and development around the world, especially in new, emerging markets and the growth in Brazil and Latin America will be tremendous," said golf legend Gary Player. [... more » ]
"I have been back many times to Nairn since the Curtis Cup and, to be honest, it feels like my second home," said Pretswell. "I love it there; the people are so friendly, the views are stunning and there aren't many golf courses like it. I feel very proud to be representing a great club like Nairn with such a long history and an established worldwide reputation." [... more » ]