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Tim O'Connor, Division Manager, Distributor Sales & Marketing: "We are glad to have Frank Savakis join the Yamaha family. Our distributor customers will greatly benefit from his 27 years' experience in our industry as we continue our rapid market share growth with the fleet segment of our business." read more

"I vividly remember my first trip to Abu Dhabi nearly 10 years ago when I learned about the ambitious plans TDIC had for Saadiyat Island," said Scott Ferrell, President of Gary Player Design. "Being part of those plans, not to mention being the first course on the Arabian Gulf in the UAE, frankly, made this project one of the most important in the history of Gary Player Design." read more

"Helping golfers play better and, as a result, find greater enjoyment is my passion," said Tiffany Faucette, who was also named LPGA Northeast Section Teacher of the Year. "This honor belongs to the amazing team at 1757 Golf Club that promotes a positive atmosphere ideal for learning and laughing." read more

"It was clear that Stephen has an unwavering passion for golf, hospitality and events as well as a strong grasp of the challenges and opportunities facing Private Members Golf Clubs," Jerry Sarvadi, Managing Director of The Renaissance Club, said. read more

"The PGA Rules Committee is a dedicated group of Professionals who have a passion for the game, and I have always been impressed with the way that they conduct themselves and our Championships," Ted Antonopoulos said. "It will be an honor to serve on this Committee and I look forward to the opportunity." read more

World-renowned golf instructor and OMEGA Brand Ambassador Hank Haney met with OMEGA clients, customers and guests for two exclusive events in Orlando on January 25-26 during the annual PGA Merchandise Show. read more

Kay McMahon will be leading a workshop entitled "Disrupting Traditional Teaching" based on her trademarked teaching method Golf 8.5 on Friday, January 29, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in Room W110A. read more

A Nike Golf Swoosh Elite Athlete and recently featured as one of GOLF.com's Most Beautiful Women in Golf 2016, Roberts works not only with professional and amateur golfers, she is also a Yoga Performance Coach for several Major League Baseball (MLB) teams across the U.S. read more

Glen Coombe tells everyone of the success of his Putting Perfection Platforms at Trump Doral as well as Baltusrol Golf Club and his pending "Leap" into retirement following the PGA Merchandise Show. read more

"Tim has elevated golf's profile globally and 2016 will be even more compelling with golf's return to the Olympics," said Steve Mona, CEO of WGF. "We are in store for an historic year and Tim's leadership of WGF brings further promise." read more

"Mike brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Argolf," said Laurent-Alix Huguet, CEO of H4Distribution, which distributes Argolf putters across the U.S. "We are pleased to welcome him to our team." read more

"Overnight Bob's experience and world-wide industry network advances the credibility of our placement services and expands what we can offer clubs," Golf Business Network President and CEO Patrick Seither said. read more

"To have the opportunity to work at the largest section of the PGA is truly humbling," Christopher Gaines said. "I am looking forward to meeting and serving the excellent men and women professionals of the Carolinas PGA Section, promoting the game of golf, and giving back to my new community." read more

Ripp and Sullivan "bring deep marketing, media and retail knowledge that will help us better serve our members, clients and the industry," said Joe Beditz, president & CEO of NGF. "I am grateful for their support, and the support of all our directors." read more

"I am so excited with my performance and want to be a pro golfer when I grow up," said 12-year-old Thai Jakkarin Jitmaneekan after winning a car for a hole-in-one. read more