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Ed Silver, who joined Race Brook Country Club in 1936, continues to play nine holes of golf at least three to four times a week and he remains a keen student of the game. When asked about his game, he stated: "I'm working on a golf swing that's working better than ever." read more

"I am very excited to join the GPSI team and assist with the company's future growth," Tim Dunlap said. "I look forward to utilizing my 20 years of management knowledge and sharing GPSI's many benefits." read more

Brett Stark comes to Marriott Golf from Chicago-based EZ Links Golf, Inc., where he served as Senior Manager, Client Services, working with many of the golf industry's leading golf management companies and golf travel organizations. read more

"Chef Don stood out among an exemplary group of nominees this year from our membership," said Barry Fleming, LGCOA Executive Director. "Chef Don exemplifies the countless behind-the-scenes stars that make the Lowcountry and Hilton Head area one of the premier golf destination experiences for all ages." read more

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America has bolstered its industry advocacy efforts with the hire of Robert Helland, who served as GCSAA's Washington-based federal lobbyist from the law firm of Reed Smith LLC for the past 10 years. Helland will work full time out of the Washington, D.C., area. read more

"Billy Casper Golf doesn't follow industry trends, it creates them," says Hill, who co-founded BCG in 1989 with business partner Robert Morris and the late PGA TOUR legend Billy Casper. "I'm a cog in a greater wheel as our ingenious team constantly develops new and exciting programming which golfers crave." read more

"Gary is our greatest golfer and one of this country's greatest ambassadors," said Gerhard Conradie, President of the SAGA. "His career on the golf course and his philanthropic efforts off it embody everything of the Olympic spirit." read more

"I am very pleased to be working with an executive team that has the experience, knowledge and ability to design and produce the finest composite golf shafts ever made," said Richard Tambone, Chief Investment Officer. read more

"The PGA of America is delighted to welcome Charlie Rymer to our family of PGA members," PGA President Derek Sprague said. "It's an honor to wear the PGA badge, as it takes a significant commitment to the game of golf and our profession to earn membership. Charlie is a tremendous ambassador for the game, the industry and the PGA of America." read more

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia participated in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony with Raynald Aeschlimann, OMEGA Vice President and International Sales Director, and Member of Swatch Group's extended group management board, to officially open the OMEGA Exhibition at Whistling Straits. read more

"We continue to make key investments not only in products and technology, but also in people too," said Gene Pruban, Co-Founder, P&W Golf Supply. "Steve's onboarding is another example of how we are focused on attracting talent that has a deep understanding of our business." read more

"Scott's knowledge and experience in the Caribbean and Central American markets are invaluable," said Sales Manager Glen Thompson. "More importantly, he brings a reputation of quality, integrity, and relationship-building." read more

"The PGA Championship is the pinnacle of the professional game and it's an honor to have earned a spot for the second consecutive year." said Johan Kok, KemperSports' general manager and director of golf at The Hideaway at Arrington (Tenn.). "My goal is to represent KemperSports and The Hideaway at Arrington in the best light possible, have fun and get some big putts to drop that will hopefully get me to the weekend." read more

"Linda's extensive knowledge of corporate strategy and consumer products will benefit the Board greatly," said Ronald S. Beard, Chairman of the Board of Callaway Golf Company. "In addition, she brings a unique perspective to the golf business as a former professional golfer." read more

"Troy has been with us since his days on the tour," said SLIGO Wear Brand Manager Shawn Aucoin. "The years of hard work have paid off, and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy or better ambassador for SLIGO Wear." read more