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WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM IS COMING JANUARY 1, 2020
You may have heard that changes are coming with regard to GHIN and the way handicaps are calculated. CLICK HERE to read an article from Golf.com that highlights some of those changes about to be featured with the new World Handicap System.

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
TO ISSUE ARNOLD PALMER STAMP IN 2020
 
The United States Postal Service announced recently that it will be recognizing Arnold Palmer with the issuance of a nationwide stamp as a part of its 2020 stamp program. 
 
The U.S. Postal Service will honor Palmer for his positive impact and compelling story, rising from humble beginnings to become a globally revered champion. The U.S. Postal Service notes, “with drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses.”  (READ MORE...)

AUDUBON GOLF TRAIL
Expands to 18 Premier Golf Courses

Submittted by: Dave Daubert
 
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today announced the addition of three top courses to Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail, bringing the total to 18. The trio includes LaTour Golf Club along Bayou Lafourche in Mathews; Oak Knoll Country Club in Hammond; and Koasati Pines Golf Club at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder. Trail members undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure first-class courses with high standards of customer service and top-quality maintenance. (READ MORE...)
 

SOUTH CAROLINA'S SANTEE AREA
A HIDDEN GEM FOR GOLFERS
 
Santee's Palmetto Traverse: Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…Keep ThosePutts a Rollin’
 
SANTEE, S.C. - An 18-hole, 35,000-square-foot putting course is opening mid-August 2019 at Lake Marion Golf Course in Santee, S.C.
 
“Palmetto Traverse” is located at Lake Marion Golf Course adjacent to the Lake Marion Villa & Townhouse Complex. The layout was designed by golf course architect and Donald Ross restoration specialist Kris Spence and Spence Golf Design.  (READ MORE...)

 MILE SQUARE GOLF COURSE CELEBRATES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY
MILE SQUARE Golf Course Kicks-Off a Five Day Celebration in Honor of their
50th Year in the Fountain Valley Community
(1969-2019)
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA. – MILE SQUARE Golf Course, a cornerstone of the Fountain Valley community for the past 50-years, known for its signature David Rainville designed golf courses, incomparable putting greens, first class banquet rooms, and unforgettable weddings, proudly announced today that the facility has reached its 50th year in business. This incredible milestone will be celebrated daily next week with a “50” inspired promotion at the MILE SQUARE Golf Course, located at 10401 Warner Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA, from Monday, July 1st through Friday, July 5th.
 
Festivities will kick-off with reduced green fees, and free golf caps. On Monday, July 1st, and on Tuesday, July 2nd, golfers can play either the Players Golf Course, or the Classic Golf Course for only $50, which includes green fees, a golf cart, and a free 50th Anniversary commemorative golf cap. (READ MORE...)

Bart Johnson Named New Leader at
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
 
Long-term MMI Hotel Group leader accepts position as Resort General Manager
 
Bart Johnson
Resort General Manager

Flowood, MS- June 2019 – The King and Prince has a new leader at the historic beach and golf resort.  Bart Johnson, no relation to recently retired Resort GM Michael Johnson, has accepted the position of Resort General Manager effective May 2019.

Bart is not new the organization or the community.  Over the last 26 years, Bart has led MMI Hotel Group owned and operated properties across the Southeast with experience specifically in full-service and independent hotels.  “We know that The King and Prince will welcome the energy and engagement that Bart is known for.  Our on-property team is excited about the experience they will create for travelers and the community alike with Bart Johnson as Resort General Manager,” stated Micajah Sturdivant, President of MMI Hotel Group. (READ MORE...)

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa in Italy
Opens Stylish New Club House in Time for 2019 Golf Season

Tuscany, Italy, March 2019: The Argentario Golf Resort & Spa (www.argentarioresort.com), one of the most highly-regarded golf destinations in Tuscany, Italy, has opened a stylish new Club House in time for the 2019 golf season.

The new structure is home to the Pro Shop, Golf Secretary’s office and the Club House Restaurant & Bar, which boasts an extensive wooden terrace offering stunning views over the golf course and surrounding hills, the Orbetello Lagoon, often awash with flamingos, and the Gulf of Talamone in the distance.

The cutting-edge design of the Club House reflects the dramatic architecture of the nearby resort hotel that is characterized by its magnificent, light-filled atrium reception, its sleek, modern communal spaces and the super-chic furnishings in its rooms, suites and apartments.  The impressive entrance to the Club House, for example, has been created by the installation of a striking decked walkway and gazebo created using natural materials. (READ MORE OF THIS STORY...)


CANADIAN NATIONAL GOLF COURSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION
ELECTS FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Some history was made in Calgary last November when the National Golf Course Owners Association of Canada gathered for their Annual General Meeting.

Lesley McMahon
First Woman President of Canadian National Golf Course Owners Association

Lesley McMahon, a golf course owner in Red Deer, Alberta was elected as president of the country-wide association making her the first female president in the not-for-profit group’s history.

McMahon, who was NGCOA Vice President the past two years says she was honoured to take over the helm.

“I honestly never thought in a million years I would be the president of this board. I am proud that they have the confidence in me to lead this organization.”

There are about 1,200 golf courses under the NGCOA Canada umbrella with 187 of those in Alberta where McMahon was Chapter President since 2008. This appointment carries some weight and makes her one of the people who can enact change in the game of golf in our country. (READ MORE OF THE STORY...)


I REMEMBER ARNOLD PALMER
By Bill Hensley

I was a junior at Wake Forest in 1948 when Arnold Palmer enrolled on a golf scholarship.

He was accompanied by Marvin (Buddy) Worsham, his friend and golfing pal. Since I was sports editor of the student newspaper, I was in contact often with Palmer and other members of the team, covering some classic matches involving such fine players as Mike Souchak and Art Wall of Duke and Harvie Ward of North Carolina. (READ THE FULL STORY...)


TPT Golf™ Expands Distribution to Malaysia with MST Golf
 
RENENS, SWITZERLAND -- TPT Golf is launching its much-anticipated line of revolutionary golf shafts to golfers in Malaysia through MST Golf, the country's largest golf retail specialist. 
 
MST Golf will be the exclusive retailer of TPT Golf shafts in Malaysia, offering TPT Golf shaft fittings at its Technical Centers located at TPC Kuala Lumpur, the Intermark Mall in Kuala Lumpur, and at its Petaling Jaya Superstore, the largest fitting and service center in Malaysia. MST Golf will also make TPT Golf shafts available to golfers through mobile fitting events located throughout the country.
 
"We're excited to partner with MST Golf in Malaysia where demand for TPT Golf shafts has been incredibly high," says TPT Golf Director Sebastian Sebayang. "Each time we enter a new market, we strive to ensure we're partnering with a company that shares our vision of offering golfers not only the best experience and technology currently available, but also the highest level of fitting expertise. With MST Golf, we've found a perfect fit." (READ MORE...)

Breakthrough Golf Technology Introduces New Stability Armlock Putter Shaft
 
Richardson, TX - Breakthrough Golf announces an addition to its revolutionary Stability Shaft. Introducing the new Stability Armlock Putter Shaft. Designed with the same advanced technology and performance benefits as the original Stability shaft. The Armlock Stability will feature a steel core wrapped with a highly twist-resistant outer graphite wrap, that reinforces flexural rigidity; over the typical flex point of the shaft, which is closer to the putter head. 
 

Stability uses a scientifically advanced multi-material design with new geometries never

used in putter shaft design before. A shaft that has the same look, solid feel and weight as traditional steel putter shafts. The Stability Shaft delivers the face squarer at impact for improved accuracy and solid feel and has a lower launch for a predictable roll, resulting in better distance control.(READ MORE...)


THE DEMISE OF PUTTING ON TOUR...
 
While perusing the improvements in golf equipment over the years, I came across data analysis that caused several rereads! Using Shotlink data, I looked at putting stats on Tour    from 2003 to now. Using putts made at specific distances, the make percentage is LOWER today than 2003! Given the advances over the last 15 years, better, more consistent greens, millions of dollars invested in putter head designs, contour books showing every break every grain pattern and not the least, the arrival of sophisticated putting instruction, my first reaction was "this can't be right."  (READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE...)
 

Mosaic Clubs Announces Exciting Company Rebrand to Bobby Jones Links
Prominent Club Management Company Unveils
New Name and Plans to Expand Services and Offerings
 
Atlanta, Ga. – Atlanta-based Mosaic Clubs is excited to announce the company’s official transition to a new, reinvigorated brand celebrated by the highly anticipated adoption of a new name, Bobby Jones Links. The transition from Mosaic Clubs to Bobby Jones Links is part of an overarching mission to offer expanded services throughout the club management business. (READ MORE...)

GolfLogix Reaches 10,000–Course Milestone with Its Putt Breaks Feature  
 
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- GolfLogix, the complete game improvement app, has mapped a milestone 10,000 courses across the United States with its Putt Breaks feature
 
The game-changing feature provides golfers with intelligent green maps that auto-orient based the user’s position. It gives an accurate green read with one touch, showing every slope and undulation on the green’s topography and how putts will break. A bird’s-eye view of the green’s contours also helps golfers easily plan their approach and chart out chip shots. No other golf app provides golfers with this level of detail on the putting surface. GolfLogix has also created a light sensitivity mode that allows you to see green details under any light condition.
(READ MORE...)

Bag Boy Launches Electronic Tech Accessories

Richmond, VA –  The Bag Boy Company is proud to announce a new line of five electronic tech accessories featuring the Mini Soundbar, Electronic Hand Warmer, 3-in-1 Fan, Bluetooth Speaker and Solar Charger. “Our goal was to transform our push cart into the ultimate walking machine,” said Pat Gallagher, Dynamic Brands Product Manager. “Then, we took it a step further and made universal attachments, so these accessories are portable and can be used in any setting.”  (READ MORE...)


According to Golf Digest:
Bay Harbor among Best Resorts in the Americas

 

Boyne Resorts flagship property recognized by Golf Digest editors

 

Petoskey, MI – The Inn at Bay Harbor, the flagship property for Boyne Resorts, one of largest golf and resort attractions in North America, has received an Editor’s Choice Award by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the Americas.

 

The publication's annual review of "The Best Things in Golf" by its editors appears in the May 2018 issue and online at Golfdigest.com. The listing recognizes resorts throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada.

 

The scenic Inn at Bay Harbor and Bay Harbor Golf Club, located along a seven-mile stretch of Lake Michigan in Northern Michigan, was recognized by the editors as one of the best resorts in the Midwest region. Bay Harbor joined other elite destinations from the Midwest including The American Club, Erin Hills, Forest Dunes, French Lick Resort, Giants Ridge, and Sand Valley. (READ MORE...)



True Spec Golf Opens Fitting Facility
at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
 

CARLSBAD, CA - Custom club fitting leader True Spec Golf has officially opened a state-of-the-art shipping container fitting facility at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa's Golf Performance Institute in Carlsbad, Calif. Located just north of San Diego, within the iconic world-class resort, this is their first shipping container fitting studio stocked with a full studio fitting matrix, blueprint station, loft and lie machine, and Trackman. 

 

"We are thrilled to partner with Omni La Costa to open True Spec," says Tim Briand, Director of Fitting and Sales at True Spec Golf. "It's an amazing learning environment for golfers in one of the world's best golf settings. With two championship courses on site, it was an easy decision to bring True Spec to La Costa." (READ MORE..)


MONTHLY SUSCRIPTION GOODIE BOX FOR GOLFERS

At GoGolfandTravel.com, we receive a lot of products for testing and reviewing. When the iGC package arrived, we were surprised at the quality of very useful golf items in the attractive gift box. So, we took each item out one-by-one and gave them the test of usefulness, quality and value. They all met the test with high marks. There’s something in the package that every golfer can use.

The iGC provided us with the following:

  • Six (6) golf balls with urethane cover, three piece,
  • One (1) cabretta leather golf with magnetic ball marker,
  • Two (2) izzo “flatball” training aids,
  • Ten (10) golf tees (high durability, star pattern), and
  • One (1) ballmark/on course game sample from Vegas Golf the Game.

This is only a sample of the kinds of products a golfer receives with either a seasonal (March – September) or year-round subscription to the iGC package plan. The cost is the same for either subscription, $19 per month, plus $2.95 for shipping. (READ MORE TO ORDER...)


SkyTrak Releases Version 3.0 of the SkyTrak App

 

Winston-Salem, NC, – SkyTrak LLC, a joint venture of SkyGolf and SportTrak, announces the release of Version 3.0 of the SkyTrak app. Version 3.0 features an updated look and a variety of performance enhancements.    

“We are always looking to improve the experience golfers have with SkyTrak,” said Andy Allen, SportTrak Managing Director of Golf. “Version 3.0 updates the look and performance across all platforms and allows users to get the most out of their SkyTrak launch monitor. We recommend that all of our users update to Version 3.0 today!”

 

Version 3.0 software updates include:
Newly re-designed user interface
Enhanced practice range 3D environment
Complete rewrite and migration to UGUI system
Optimizations for all platforms
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Bag Boy Introduces 3 New Golf Bags for 2018 Season

Revolver FX Cart Bag by Bag BoyRichmond, VA – The Bag Boy Company, a golf industry leader since 1946, is proud to announce their 2018 bag line featuring 2 new cart bags – the Defender and the Revolver FX, along with a new stand bag, the TL Stand Bag. New colorways are also introduced in the Chiller Hybrid and Chiller Cart Bags. “We are excited to announce our new bag line, all 5 models include our innovative attachment system, TOP-LOK™ Technology,” said Pat Gallagher, Bag Boy Product Manager.

“TOP-LOK™ Technology is a patented bag-to-cart attachment system designed to securely lock a Bag Boy bag onto a Bag Boy push cart preventing the bag from twisting or turning, eliminating the need for cart straps,” said Gallagher. “We created a secure attachment that was lacking in the traditional brackets and straps method.  The benefit with TOP-LOK™ is your bag will no longer twist and turn, requiring readjustment in the middle of your round.” (READ MORE...)
 

GULL LAKE VIEW GOLF CLUB & RESORT
ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW STOATIN BRAE GOLF CLUB

Renaissance Golf Design's Course is Attracting National Attention

 

AUGUSTA, MI – Golf designers are transitioning into a much-anticipated phase that puts the sheer enjoyment of the game – the fun of golf – at the forefront. Not long ago, the buzzword in new course construction was minimalist. Today, it’s maximizing the joy of the game. The new Stoatin Brae golf course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in southwest Michigan takes this concept to heart. After a partial opening last fall, Stoatin Brae is ready to hit the ground running with 18 holes opening this spring. It’s charm and beauty is sure to resonate with golfers, and Stoatin Brae has everything a premier golf destination course needs – rolling topography, spectacular views and pure, uncompromising golf where the secret to a good round is hitting good golf shots. (READ MORE...)


Miura Golf Debuts Hayate Driver and Fairway Woods

Miura Golf has introduced its new Hayate driver and fairway woods. Pronounced "hi yaw tay", Hayate directly translates to "the sound of the wind", says Bill Holowaty, COO of Miura Golf.  "The Miura family has worked long and hard to create models that offer forged excellence to golfers who don't strike the ball consistently. The same can now be said with the Hayate line of woods. The patience and attention to detail of Shinei Miura - son of company founder and legendary clubmaker Katsuhiro Miura -- have resulted in a driver and fairway woods that are worthy of the Miura name." (READ MORE...)

 

SILVIES VALLEY RANCH IN OREGON OPENS NEW FRONTIER
RETREAT DEEP IN THE PURE WEST

Silvies Valley Ranch Resort, a unique boutique vacation destination in Oregon
is NOW open.


Silvies Valley Ranch ResortThe development and design of new golf courses and resorts in today’s market are becoming few and far between.  Silvies Valley Ranch is named for a French trapper, Antonine Sylvaille who discovered the valley in the early 1800's. The 140,000 acre working ranch is located in the central eastern section of Oregon. This new family resort offers two 18-hole reversible golf courses, a 9-hole par-3 course, a 7-hole “gauntlet” course and authentic experiences of the Old West.  You ask, “When you have 140,000 acres, why build reversible courses?  Why not two typical 18-hole courses?”  Well, that’s why this is a good story for both the golfer and the family looking for a unique vacation experience.

We caught up with Dan Hixson recently and he answered our questions. Hixson is the golf course architect from just outside of Portland and one of only two high-powered golf course designers from that state.  He grew up in the Cottage Grove area and attended Oregon State College. Dan is the son of a club professional, raised on the golf course and a former golf professional.  He decided to form his own design business in 1999. Dan designed a couple of notable courses in the Northwest such as Bandon Crossings in Bandon, Oregon and Wine Valley in Walla Walla, Washington.  The other Oregonian star golf course architect is David McKay Kidd who designed the Bandon Dunes Course and Tetherow Golf Course in Bend. (READ MORE...)


POIPU BAY GOLF COURSE LAUNCHES NEW "OCEAN ELEVEN" GOLF PROGRAM

Golfers play holes 8-18 with early morning tee times

POIPU, Kauai, Hawaii – With sun-soaked days on an island known for its wealth of activities, Kauai visitors have a lot to fit into their schedule. Poipu Bay Golf Course’s new “Ocean Eleven” program allows golfers to take in the island’s best holes while still leaving time for other experiences.

Providing an early start to the day, the “Ocean Eleven” golf program at Poipu Bay Golf Course includes just 11 holes with tee times between 7-8 a.m. Golfers play holes 8-18, with the green fee, cart fee, GPS and bottled water included in the program rate. Price is $115 per person. Special club rentals available at $35. Tee times can be booked at 800-858-6300 or 808-742-8711. (READ MORE...)
 


ON AND OFF THE COURSE RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY AT SELECT
OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS GOLF DESTINATIONS

Homestead Resort
The Omni Homestead is enhancing its Cascades Course, regarded as the finest mountain course in the country, designed by architect William S. Flynn in the 1920s.

DALLAS, Texas  Three courses and one clubhouse in the Omni Hotels & Resorts Golf Collection are undergoing improvements as part of Omni’s commitment to its premier golf destinations coast to coast, including two of Omni’s most historic properties — the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. and Omni Bedford Springs in Bedford, PA.

A new clubhouse will be unveiled at Omni Bedford Springs in summer 2017 which will feature an architectural design that reflects the integrity of the resort, a National Historic Landmark established in 1804. The 5,000-square-foot clubhouse will be home to a restaurant, golf shop, and both indoor and outdoor viewing areas overlooking the Old Course, an American classic designed by Spencer Oldham (1895), A.W. Tillinghast (1912), and Donald Ross (1923). (READ MORE...)


OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS HIT THE SWEET SPOT

Golf professionals also offer help solving sticky situations on the course


DALLAS – Omni Hotels & Resorts have hit the sweet spot with its “Magic of Maple” promotion that features mouthwatering libations and menu items created from maple, being showcased this summer at its properties across the country. And at the 12 Omni Golf Resorts, golf professionals are sharing a sweet series of golf tips so golfers can handle “sticky situations” on their world-class golf courses.

Whether it’s dealing with a water hazard, handling a tricky lie around the green, or facing an impossible shot to save par – Omni’s professionals can help…before, during and after the round.

Omni Golf CoursesOmni golf professionals know what to do when things really get sticky (To see the full text for escaping these sticky situations on the golf course, visit https://www.omnihotels.com/blog/golf-sticky-situations:

“Playing out of a water hazard”
Simon Andres, Director of Golf at The Omni Grove Park Inn

If a shot winds up in a water hazard and you want to play it, you can. It all depends on the lie. … Pull on your rain pants, particularly if it’s one of the first holes of the day. You don’t want to spend all day in wet pants … Limit the damage – to your score and to your clothes. (READ MORE...)


PRIVATE VILLA, SPECTACULAR GOLF, PERSONAL CHEF,
AND MORE AWAIT AT PUEBLO BONITO’S MONTECRISTO ESTATES

All-inclusive package features unlimited golf at spectacular Quivira Golf Club

Los Cabos, Mexico -  Avidgolfers who want to savor the luxury of a private villa with friends and family while teeing it up to their heart’s content at Quivira Golf Club, the dazzling world-class course at Land’s End, can take advantage of an exclusive new package.

Designed for sophisticated travelers who demand the best, the ‘Ultimate Golf Package’ is a four-night, five-day experience offering plush, spacious accommodations at a Montecristo Estates villa, each with a private infinity pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, maid and butler service. The richly furnished, beautifully appointed villas, set within an exclusive gated resort community, are designed in a Spanish Colonial revival style and feature panoramic ocean views. The Montecristo Unlimited Golf Package includes food and beverage at on-property restaurants and convenient shuttle access and transfers to the restaurants, bars and facilities of all four Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas in Los Cabos.

For golfers, the cornerstone of the program is unlimited play at Quivira Golf Club, a spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed layout opened to acclaim in 2014. The 7,139-yard, par-72 course commences at sea level, scales sheer cliffs high above the foaming surf, meanders through massive dunes, rambles through desert foothills, and returns players to the thatched-roof clubhouse on the beach at the finish. With a view of the sea from every hole, Quivira has more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. (READ MORE...)


Miura Debuts Left-Handed Models

Miura Golf is now offering a new Y Grind option in its popular left handed models while also introducing a LH putter model for the first time.

"With our operations based in Canada, where recent statistics indicate that some 30 percent of new golfers are lefties, we're always looking to better serve left-handers," says Bill Holowaty, Executive Vice President, Product Strategies of Miura Golf. "We are thrilled to offer some more options for those golfers -- first with our LH KM 006 putter in which Mr. Miura has delivered a LH Forged Putter that feels as good as it looks. Secondly, the Y Grind version of our LH Blade and Cavity Back models allows golfers to benefit from a refined leading edge and sole design that leads to better turf interaction and therefore produces more solid shots."  (READ MORE...)


SOUTH CAROLINA'S SANTEE AREA
A HIDDEN GEM FOR GOLFERS
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Santee Cooper ResortSANTEE, SC — A casual observer might think nothing ever changes around sleepy little Santee, South Carolina. While it’s true that this tiny lakeside town with a population of fewer than 900 has remained true to its roots dating back more than a half century, upon closer review you will discover that Santee has been quite busy lately making subtle but tasteful changes with the times.
 
Start with the new exit off I-95 with access to Santee that is going to open in 2016. There are high-powered Tesla charging hook-ups at Clark’s Inn & Restaurant, a new Conference Center, a 17,752-foot, state-of-the-art facility with three breakout rooms can host up to 1,200 people. The YMCA-run Santee Recreation Center and Waterpark, which opened last year, features an aquatics center with an 80,000-gallon pool separated into three sections for all ages, basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer and bocce fields and recreation pavilions — along with a thrilling, 300-foot slide that starts about 100 feet in the air and takes you on a tube down through the three loops.
 
And that doesn’t even include the golf, for which Santee has made its name through the years.   Check out the fully-equipped villas overlooking the beautiful Lake Marion Golf Course, situated alongside Santee National’s fairways or rising high above the big waters on Lake Marion’s north shore. Lake Marion has 24 villas available with 10 more currently under construction. “Santee is growing,” said Brock Hannay, Santee National’s office manager. “Everyone here has a vision.”  (READ MORE...)

Rea Schuessler Launching Gulf Shores Golf Academy in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Kiva Dunes is proud of the guidance and leadership Rea has provided during his four years as Director of Golf at Kiva Dunes and we welcome you to continue to learn the great game of golf from him in his new instructional academy through Honours Golf.

"In the last several years, Rea has developed a reputation among his contemporaries as being one of the most well-respected teachers in the area. Rea has instructed golfers of all skill levels, along with many of the area's best amateur and junior players. Now that Rea has associated himself with Honours Golf, I would encourage anyone to give him a call and let him teach you the game he knows and loves so well," Jim Edgemon, Kiva Dunes Properties.  (READ MORE...)


NEW GOLF ETIQUETTE QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE DEBUTS

Fitchburg, MA - Yves C. Ton-That, a rules official and best selling golf author, has written a new booklet called "Golf Etiquette Quick Reference. A Golfer's Guide to Correct Conduct".

This new pocket-sized guide supplements "Golf Rules Quick Reference", Ton-That's first guide that sold more than one million copies and is the best selling golf book in the U.S. It has been translated into more than twenty languages and according to Golf Digest is "the best effort yet to decipher the Rules of Golf." The new booklet covers everything golfers of all skill levels need to know, so that they can play any course in the world with confidence - from preparing for the round at home to enjoying a drink at the 19th hole to safety to courtesy to fixing divots, the code of conduct is explained in the usual concise and understandable way. The guide is also extensively illustrated in color and is the perfect complement to the Golf Rules Quick Reference.  (READ MORE...)

FOOT GOLF PLAYED IN OXNARD, CA

Oxnard, CA – Do you like the game of golf, but your golf swing isn’t ‘up to par’? No worries, if you can kick a ball, Otto Kanny, General Manager of River Ridge Golf Course wants to talk to you!River Ridge is getting its kicks these days by introducing a new form of golf, ‘FootGolf’. The first California course to offer the international sport, River Ridge has aligned itself with American FootGolf League in addition to the local soccer community, AYSO & Fusion Soccer Club to introduce the new form of golf that is rapidly gaining in popularity. How does it work? It’s basically golf, but instead of a golfer using a club to hit the ball, the player kicks a soccer ball into the hole. “With golf, we often hear three main concerns – it costs too much, it takes too long, and it’s too difficult of a game,” noted Otto Kanny. “The game of FootGolf solves all of these concerns allowing for all ages, and all skill levels to participate,” he added. (Read More...)


, ing And Prince Golf Course Features Innovative Flyover Showing Hole-By-Hole Tour On The Web…St. Simons Island, GA...A new golf masterpiece on the Georgia coast has achieved astounding success in its first three weeks using cutting edge technology. (Read More…)

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