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"Our company is built on the game of golf and this courageous fire fighter and his unit fought for something bigger than what our goals and objectives are," said President of Worldwide Golf Al Morris. "We are still looking into how we can help this terrible situation." read more

Golf delivers more than 2 million jobs and $69 billion in annual economic impact while contributing $3.9 billion per year for philanthropic causes. A professionally managed golf course also can demonstrate environmental stewardship and provide a place to meet exercise and fitness goals. read more

Golfers needing minimally invasive spine surgery are being recruited for a new return-to-play study by the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Minimally Invasive Spine Institute and Athletico Golf Perormance Center in Oakbrook, Illinois. The goal of the study is to determine how quickly spine patients can get back to playing golf quickly and safely. read more

Anthony Mazlish, CEO of Healthy Back, hurt his back jumping down from the back of a truck while moving during college. He started the company in 1994 when he had trouble finding solutions to relieve his back pain. Now, he's providing tips for back pain sufferers as well as those who lead active lifestyles and want to ensure that their backs stay healthy. read more

"Research continues to be a cornerstone of GCSAA's efforts, and through the generous support of the EIFG we were able to expand our funding by $10,000 this year," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. read more

The distinction of CGCS is like having an advanced degree for a golf course superintendent. It requires a combination of continuing education, written testing and on-course management that can take up to a year to complete. read more

"As an association, we were not pleased with how this rule developed, and we will continue to support legislation to withdraw the rule, including Senate Bill 1140, which aims to get impacted stakeholders a seat at the table to develop a new rule that creates more certainty and bright lines," said Chava McKeel, GCSAA director of government relations. read more

Malcolm DeMille, golf's premier designer and manufacturer, was commissioned to renovate the historic KPMG Women's PGA Championship trophy cup that debuted in 1955 as the LPGA Championship trophy. read more

Sports Marketing Insights Leisure Enterprise is conducting a survey to identify the leaders in the Golf Industry who as making a positive difference. read more

Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer: "This association is grateful for the generous backing of the USGA, and we look forward to doing everything we can together for the good of the game." read more

"Golf courses used to have a lot of kids who were in high school working, and that would serve as a feeder system," said Alex Ellram, Ph.D., professor at SUNY-Cobleskill. "Those kids were better equipped when they came to college. We just don't see enough of them anymore." read more

PGA of America President Ted Bishop: The Ryder Cup Task Force, co-chaired by Derek Sprague and Pete Bevacqua, is an exciting and comprehensive initiative that will guide the PGA in developing the right strategy and building ongoing processes and infrastructure for future generations of U.S Teams." read more

"We support the Clean Water Act and can see that there is a need to clarify some of the jurisdictional questions, but this proposed regulation goes too far. It is not the answer. It would bring unnecessary challenges to everyone, not just the golf industry," said Mark Johnson, associate director, environmental programs, for GCSAA. read more

"The GCSAA is committed to educating course managers, wherever they are," said Rhett Evans, Chief Executive Officer of the association. "The AGIF is committed to growing the game in Asia and can work effectively across national borders. It's clear that better education and reliable agronomic information improves the professional standing of individual superintendents and furthers the industry." read more

"The addition of the MSR credit allows us to further extend our reach to PGA Professionals," said Larry Bodle, vice president of marketing for KBS Golf Shafts. "They're an integral part of building the game." read more