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"Our team of sales representatives is truly the face of Sun Mountain across North America. We are proud of our entire sales' team and happy to recognize the outstanding achievements of Pat (Higgins) and Austin (Holloway)," Sun Mountain President Ed Kowachek said. read more

"It was always going to be hard to tell how my wrist would react when back playing full-time and how I would play after such a long lay-off, but to be where I am after 11 events, and having already qualified for the Open Championship at St Andrews in July is very pleasing. I am now really looking forward to the upcoming events in Europe this summer," Fraser said. read more

John J. O'Keefe, director of golf course management at Preakness Hill Country Club in Wayne, N.J., has been elected to a one-year term as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) for 2015. A 35-year member of GCSAA, O'Keefe also is a member and past president of both the GCSA of New Jersey and the Metropolitan GCSA. read more

"I am excited to have Anita rejoin us," said Conrad Tappert, President of Sunice. "She is a great merchant, has strong leadership and organizational skills, and will be a great cultural fit with our existing team to lead our product creation process and continue to deliver industry relevant leading edge products." read more

Jamie DeKeuster will be the Head Golf Professional at French Lick Resort's Valley Links Course where he will oversee the resort's growing-the-game initiatives developing programming opportunities for women, juniors, and new golfers. read more

"We are very excited to be adding Jim to our team," said Jon Schultz, President of ezLocator. "This is a very exciting time for our company and we are looking forward to The JPSmith Group contributing to the growth of ezLocator." read more

"Congratulations to Darren Clarke on being named Europe's new Ryder Cup captain. This honour reminds golfers everywhere that the island of Ireland truly is the 'Home of Champions' - presenting Tourism Ireland with an invaluable opportunity to highlight the island of Ireland as a world-class golf destination," said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland. read more

Mike Lauler from the Fort Belvoir Wounded Warrior Golf Program has been selected by the Middle Atlantic PGA as the 2015 David Wortman Citizen of the Year. He will be recognized at the MAPGA Hall of Fame and Awards banquet March 14, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor. read more

Kelly Robbins, Scott Hebert, David Kendall and Greg Davies have been elected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame and will be inducted June 7 at the Hall's new home at Ferris State University in Big Rapids. read more

"BRANDT's purchase of Grigg Brothers has resulted in extensive collaboration and discussion on how we can advance the turf and ornamental specialty products available to the market today," said Kauffman. "I'm thrilled to step into this new role." read more

Working closely with Jimmy Gascoigne, head professional, and Geoff Carey, director of club operations, Stenzel will offer a variety of instructional services for hotel guests and club members ranging from private lessons to golf schools. The resort also has plans to develop a junior program and first-time player program. read more

"It will be an honor to have this exclusive showing of some of my original work at the Morris Museum of Art," said Hartough, a world-renowned golf-landscape artist. "Even during Masters week, visitors will have the opportunity to see a large selection of my originals." read more

"We are very excited to announce the addition of Tommy to our advisory staff," said Troy Anderson, V.P. of Marketing and Sales for Penley Shafts. "To have his hands on our golf shafts, giving us his feedback, telling us how to make our products better, is simply invaluable to us and our customers." read more

Todd Harman, President of Srixon / Cleveland Golf / XXIO - U.S.A.: "With Martin's broad audience and innovative teaching methods, he makes an ideal ambassador for Srixon's Journey to Better, as well as Cleveland Golf's short game educational initiatives." read more

"I'm always excited to launch a new edition of my show and 2015 promises to be another record-breaking year of performances," said Dennis. read more