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"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come to MacGregor Downs Country Club and excited to share my knowledge and experiences to help grow the game for our members and their families," said Crooks, who served the past six years as Head Golf Professional at Crooked Creek Golf Club in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. read more

"We are very pleased to add another top flight Troon General Manager to lead the onsite operations team at the Clubs of St. James. With Ken's leadership experience and his proven track record with Troon we expect a seamless transition for our associates and our membership," said Jay Atkinson, representing the ownership group of St. James Plantation. read more

"Mike is a seasoned pro and a golf industry veteran," said Ross Kvinge, President of PowerBilt. "His affable personality and deep ties with Tour pros will definitely benefit us in helping get Powerbilt equipment into the hands of Tour pros. Our staff is very excited to have Mike on board." read more

"We are pleased to welcome Bill [Maynard] and Darrell [Crall] as trustees for the EIFG, and we look forward to their input as we continue to make a positive difference for the future of the game," said Keith A. Ihms, CGCS, president of the GCSAA and head of the seven member Board of Trustees for the EIFG. read more

"Working closely with Tony for many years, I've seen firsthand how his sharp mind, amicable personality and relentless work ethic directly contributed to the growth of our resort and success of the Island Resort Championship," said Kenneth Meshigaud, tribal chairperson. "I expect the Hannahville Indian Community to be gratified with their selection of Tony Mancilla for years to come." read more

"Both scholarship recipients have been active volunteers within their community, and in conjunction with the New Jersey Golf Foundation and NJPGA special events and programs," said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. "Peter Famiano was the consummate professional that always gave back and helped others, so we are thrilled to support the continuing education of these deserving individuals." read more

"I am honored and excited to be selected to serve in this new role for Troon," said Piekarski. "Troon's proprietary revenue management practices take a calculated approach, whereby data is driving the decisions. In my new role I look forward to extracting this data, helping our course operators and owners with revenue management and growing their rounds and revenues." read more

"I couldn't be more pleased to be embarking on a new mission," Chuck Thiry said. "It's the next logical step in my career, and I look forward to serving the company in this new role. I greatly appreciate the vote of confidence from Mr. Sano and Mr. Harman." read more

"We certainly appreciate the longtime support of Par Aide and congratulate these students and their parents," said GCSAA President Keith A. Ihms, CGCS. "This is just another example where industry has given back to the profession and recognizes the hard work of GCSAA members." read more

"It was a great week in both Cape Cod and Framingham, Mass. Thursday the 19th I had the great pleasure to work with Jane Frost, PGA/LPGA. To say two golf professionals could be on the same page is a major understatement when it comes to the ideas and coaching methodologies we shared," said Glen Coombe. read more

"Jeff is an incredible talent with a level of proven experience that will enable the PGA of America to effectively integrate all aspects of our business, to drive greater value to our members and grow the game," said PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua. "Jeff is a visionary whose collaborative approach across a wide range of multi-media platforms will enable the PGA to maximize our many business opportunities." read more

"It is an honour to receive this recognition," said JMP Golf Design Group's Mark Hollinger after being elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects' Council of Fellows. His work in golf courses in Asia is well known. read more

"I truly enjoyed painting every golf course on which the U.S. Open has been contested these past 25 years," said Hartough. "It was a privilege to be commissioned by the USGA to do these paintings, and I appreciate the gift of this beautiful silver artist's palette to commemorate the series." read more

"Introducing a new class of graduates is always exciting. It's recognition for all the hard work and perseverance by the students as well as the successful collaboration by the faculty to provide comprehensive education and preparation to aspiring golf professionals," said John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. read more

Haney was the featured guest at a reception held at the OMEGA Boutique at The Mall at Green Hills providing putting tips to the assembled group. The following day Haney put on an exclusive clinic at Gaylord Springs Golf Links where he spoke on the golf course's first tee and hit golf balls to demonstrate the basics of his swing instruction. read more