The National Golf Foundation studied guests at the entertainment facilities who play traditional on-course golf as well as those who don’t, and found that overall, nearly a third said that playing Topgolf leads them to play more traditional golf. Among non-golfers, more than half said that playing at the venues had positively influenced their interest in playing green-grass rounds.
Golf’s governing bodies will now assign one or more officials to monitor video broadcasts of competitions to help identify possible rules issues. The additional two-stroke penalty for failing to include a penalty on a scorecard when a player was unaware of the infraction will also be eliminated.
Greg Norman, who is investing in PlaySight technology for instant golf swing playback as well as developing connected golf carts with “Shark Experience,” is banking on the role smart tech will play in the game’s future. “We see a lot of advantage in bringing technology into the game,” Norman says. For the golf course of the […]
The PGA of America is moving its major championship to May for the first time in 70 years when it goes to Bethpage State Park Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., as part of a major shift in the golf calendar. The catalyst behind the move was golf’s return to the Olympics, along with the desire […]
A group of executive leaders with extensive golf and hospitality industry experiences has created KOVA Golf Management to deliver long-term benefits to club owners, their guests, and associates. The firm plays a role in membership engagement, offering customized marketing solutions while managing multi-platform content.
The Greg Norman-designed Black Course at Tiburon GC at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. has been closed until November for a complete “remastering.” In Estero, Fla., members of the West Bay Club have approved a $4 million renovation of the Pete Dye-designed championship course; the project will begin in April 2018, with expected completion by November 2018.