Michigan, Arizona Clubs Vie for PGA Events

By | May 9, 2018

Detroit (Mich.) Golf Club intends to ask members to “reaffirm support” to bring a major event to the club, as The PGA Tour and Quicken Loans are expected to finalize an agreement to bring a tournament to the city starting in June 2019. In Tucson, Ariz., a plan to remake the two 18-hole golf courses […]

CC of Bristol (Tenn.) Selects KOVA Golf

By | April 30, 2018

The semi-private property has undergone a series of closings and management and ownership changes in recent years, but will now be under the direction of the Naples, Fla.-based management firm, which plans a series of property-wide enhancements, including a golf course restoration, a new restaurant that will be open to the public, and expansion of the casual outdoor seating area.

Report Finds 22% Rise in Golf’s Economic Activity

By | April 25, 2018

The U.S. Golf Economy Report, a five-year study by GOLF 20/20 and TEConomy Partners, found that $84.1 billion of economic activity was generated by golf, an increase from the previous study conducted in 2011. The study was delivered as part of the 11th annual National Golf Day on April 25. The findings of the new U.S. Golf […]

PGA Tour Unveils Plans for New $81M Headquarters

By | January 22, 2018

The 187,000-sq. ft. facility in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. will consolidate the organization’s 800 employees inside one building, on property the Tour owns near TPC Sawgrass. It is scheduled for completion by 2020 and in exchange for $2.8 million in incentives provided by St. Johns County (Fla.), the Tour has promised to create over 300 new jobs by 2030.

NGF Survey Finds Positive Impact from Topgolf

By | January 19, 2018

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.

Viewer Call-ins On Golf Rules Violations to be Banned Starting Jan. 1

By | December 11, 2017

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.