SC Wildfires Threaten World-Famous Golf Courses

By | April 24, 2009

South Carolina’s biggest wildfire in more than three decades—a blaze six miles wide—has destroyed dozens of homes and threatened some of the area’s world-famous golf courses at the height of the spring tourist season. As of April 24, the blaze has scorched about 19,600 acres, or about 31 square miles. According to the Associated Press, […]

Favorable March Weather Aids Rounds Production

By | April 24, 2009

Favorable weather in March through much of the country provided a much-needed tailwind for rounds production in a challenging economic period, reports Pellucid Corp, a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based consulting firm. Golf Playable Hours (GPH) in March were up 14% compared to the same period in 2008, according to Pellucid. For the entire first quarter, GPH […]


Marriott Golf Launches “Fairway Furloughs” Military Golf Program

By | April 23, 2009

Marriott Golf has introduced the “Fairway Furloughs” Military Golf Program, designed to honor the nation’s Armed Forces. In celebrating America’s military men and women, and in advance of National Military Appreciation Month in May, the new program provides active, reserve and retired military personnel with tremendous values at 26 acclaimed Marriott Golf courses throughout the […]


John Deere Golf Names Chase to Head Sales in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

By | April 23, 2009

Nicole Chase, formerly a Business Manager with John Deere Golf, has accepted the newly created role of Golf Sales and Marketing Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Chase will relocate to Germany to more effectively focus on worldwide growth opportunities for the company. “As emerging markets continue to provide potential for growth, we […]


Seasonal Pools Must Comply with New Anti-Entrapment Rules Before Opening

By | April 23, 2009

NSF International is reminding owners and operators of seasonal public pools that new legislation, which took effect in December 2008, now requires the installation of anti-entrapment devices that meet the new Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBPSSA) before the pools are opened for the season. The VGBPSSA Act was adopted to help […]


Hilton Sandestin Beach Earns Hilton Guest Loyalty Award

By | April 23, 2009

The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, in Destin, Fla. has been recognized among “the best of the best” within the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand in North America. The Hilton Sandestin Beach recently won the coveted Diamond Award for Guest Loyalty in 2008—the highest honor in its category—through the brand’s annual Connie Awards. […]