Golf News for Friday, May 3, 2013
What perennially has proved to be one of the strongest fields of players for any event on the tournament schedule each year, THE PLAYERS Championship will receive a combined 22 live hours of tournament coverage on both Golf Channel and NBC, as well as 57 live programming hours headlined by Live From THE PLAYERS and Morning Drive on Golf Channel, featuring news reports, player news conferences, talk, inside analysis, competition highlights and player interviews. [... more » ]
"Our new Columbia store is nestled between two iconic Southeast golf destinations - Myrtle Beach and Augusta - with some of the state's most popular courses nearby. It's a great location for establishing our presence in South Carolina," said Sue Gove, Golfsmith International President and CEO. [... more » ]
"WindRiver has a bright future," said Steve Skinner, chief executive officer of KemperSports. "We look forward to working with the development team to re-launch the golf course at WindRiver and raise awareness of this multi-faceted lifestyle community." [... more » ]
If you're looking to escape to Las Vegas and save money doing so, don't pass up this exciting golf package with three hotel options to choose from. You'll enjoy three nights at your choice of three unique Las Vegas hotels: Choose from Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, or Fiesta Hotel & Casino, and enjoy the addition of two rounds of exciting Las Vegas golf: One round at Royal Links and one round at Desert Pines. [... more » ]
"There's no better resort in the Northeast for a first-class escape," said Art Walton, Vice President of Golf Operations at Crystal Springs Resort. "With world-class amenities and an ideal location, Crystal Springs provides a perfect break that's both relaxing and stimulating." [... more » ]
"The number of professionals turning to our sports drink to maintain energy and focus each week on the PGA tour has been steadily increasing. We had about 20 guys who fueled with #DrinkThePink during the Zurich Classic," said BioSteel President John Celenza. [... more » ]
"This is the sixth consecutive week that a professional using IOMIC grips has won a tour event. Overall we have had 17 victories on 7 different worldwide tours and we couldn't be more pleased. We congratulate the winner of the North Texas Shootout on her third victory of the 2013 season," said Katz Murai, Overseas Division of IOMIC. [... more » ]
Loudmouth Golf CEO, Larry Jackson. "We knew after the first shipment when our club LMx members were sharing their excitement by posting photos and gloating to their friends that we were onto something good." [... more » ]
John Cosper, executive director of the Turfgrass Producers of Texas, said the Cutlass name was chosen for commercial sale in Texas because the grass doesn't need to be mowed often, a play on the words "cut less", and the Oldsmobile Cutlass automobiles were some of the first "lowrider" cars. [... more » ]
The 36-hole stroke play event with no cut will be limited to the first 144 professional and amateur contestants. Professionals and amateurs will be competing for an estimated purse of $16,500. [... more » ]
"Being knowledgeable on sun protection can decrease the likelihood developing skin cancer and sun damage (wrinkles). Education is the key to both preventing skin cancer and for obtaining timely treatment," said Dr. Laub, who is also a golfer. [... more » ]