USGA Postpones Women’s Mid-Amateur at Quail Creek CC

By | September 13, 2017

Heavy rain in August had already affected preparations for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Naples, Fla., property, which was scheduled for October 7-12, but Hurricane Irma ultimately forced the tournament to be postponed. No rescheduled date has yet been established. The first United States Golf Association event in Collier County will have to […]

Paige Spiranac to Team With Golf Technology Startup

By | March 27, 2017

The aspiring LPGA golfer who has developed a huge social-media fan base and is described “one of golf’s most popular yet polarizing personalities” will appear in television commercials as a brand ambassador for 18Birdies, an app targeted to Millenials that lets users connect with friends, run individual and team competitions, track round histories and player statistics, and also features a GPS rangefinder with more than 30,000 courses worldwide.

Atlanta Athletic Club to Host 20th Arnold Palmer Cup

By | March 17, 2017

The event, set to take place at the Johns Creek, Ga., property June 9-11, matches top male college golfers in the U.S. against Europe in a Ryder Cup-style tournament. The event will include a Junior Clinic and Golf Exhibition on June 7, and is free and open to the public.

PGA Junior League Golf Reports Record Participation in 2016

By | January 30, 2017

With 36,000 participants across 2,900 teams nationwide last year, The PGA of America’s youth grow-the-game initiative has seen a 300% increase in participants compared to three years ago. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has also committed $500,000 to The PGA of America to provide underprivileged kids with the opportunity to play golf.

BBC, ESPN Report on Golf’s “Triumphant Return” to Olympic Games

By | August 23, 2016

Multiple news outlets reported on golf’s successful showing in Rio after a 112-year absence from the Olympics, noting that while some tweaks will need to be made for the Tokyo games in 2020, including scheduling issues and possibly a format change, the sport “attracted the biggest global television audience ever,” opening the door for the game’s resurgence. A small Texas farm that provided the Zeon Zoysia turf for the course in Rio is also hoping to benefit from the return of golf to the Games.