Golf News for Monday, June 10, 2013
"I was pleased to be selected as one of the industry's 18 top innovators," said Anton. "My focus is to provide a nurturing environment where children can learn at their own pace, increasing their chances for retention in the game. Having schools, leagues and venues for learning will create the longevity platform the world needs to have golf grow for decades." [... more » ]
Actor Lucas Black, who played an aspiring golf professional in the 2011 movie Seven Days in Utopia, will make his professional golf debut competing against a full field of 156 professionals in the Avoca Classic, considered one of the most challenging venues on the NGA Tour. [... more » ]
"In reviewing maintenance companies they all have the same basic M.O., they fertilize, cut, and water," said Grand Palms General Manager Rick Marjama. "But Greenway Golf is different... These guys are turf scientists. They came here and explained what, where, and why certain things happen with turf conditions and provided us a unique plan to take Grand Palms to the next level." [... more » ]
"Innisbrook Resort is thrilled to receive this honor from the National Women's Golf Alliance," said Sheila C. Johnson, Innisbrook owner and founder of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which manages the resort. "This recognition will certainly help our continued efforts to raise the profile of women's golf, which is a passion of mine and a goal Salamander is committed to achieving." [... more » ]
"Chromax's High Visibility Technology golf balls are the perfect fit for blind and low vision golfers," said Bruce Hooper, Co-Director American Blind Golf and World Champion Blind golfer. "The bright colors make it so much easier for our caddy/coach who is responsible for tracking our shots on the course. I was thoroughly impressed with the ball's performance." [... more » ]
Nantz joins "GOLFBETTER" host Tom Brassell and reminisces about his sports broadcasting career and the life lessons attained by working alongside legends Pat Summerall and Ken Venturi. Additionally, he discusses his journey from high school to college where he was a member of the University of Houston golf team, and his roommate, 2013 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Fred Couples. [... more » ]
"By supporting Bogey and his mission, especially teaching kids, we feel it complements our Junior Golf program as we also work to educate the community about the ongoing steps we are taking at Colonial Acres Golf & Learning Center to protect the environment," said Dale Ezyk, PGA Golf Professional at Colonial Acres. "Golf is about getting out here, learning the game and having fun!" [... more » ]
The Ladies Golf School is conducted by Sue Cart, head teaching professional at Lake of Isles, and Dawn Mercer, director of instruction at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, Tarpon Springs, Fla. Class size is limited to five students per instructor to ensure maximum one-on-one time. [... more » ]
The New Jersey Section, PGA of America, will host its annual New Jersey PGA Charity Clambake, sponsored by Lincoln and presented by Titleist, FootJoy and Lawley Insurance, June 10-12, 2013, at Rockaway River C.C. in Denville, N.J. Modeled after the PGA TOUR's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the event has raised more than $1 million for charitable organizations since its inception. [... more » ]