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Salaries for U.S. Superintendents Rise 4.7% In Two Years

POSTED ON May 18, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

Employers of golf course superintendents continue to reinforce the value they place in golf course facility leaders as the average annual salary for the profession climbed to more than $89,000 in 2017. The average salary and additional data come from the latest biennial Compensation and Benefits Report from the Golf...

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Jordan Spieth will grace the cover of 4 million Wheaties boxes this year

POSTED ON May 18, 2017 @ 9:20 am

Many of the greatest American athletes of all time, including numerous golfers, have had their pictures printed on the iconic orange Wheaties box, and now the cereal maker is adding one of the PGA Tour’s rising stars to its roster: Jordan Spieth. The company announced Tuesday that the 23-year-old, who...

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PGA Tour muscles in on European Tour turf by opening London office

POSTED ON May 18, 2017 @ 8:38 am

The PGA Tour has flexed its muscles towards its equivalent in Europe by opening a base in England. Although an announcement is not expected until mid-summer, the PGA’s London office is already operational with its prime focus on media rights and tournament sponsorship. The implication is that the PGA Tour...

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Challenge Tour launches exciting #golfballselfie competition

POSTED ON May 18, 2017 @ 8:02 am

The European Challenge Tour today offers fans the chance to win a fantastic trip to the Omani capital of Muscat with the launch of the new #golfballselfie initiative across its social media channels. The idea is simple: draw your face on a golf ball; take a selfie with your golf...

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TaylorMade Golf sold for $425 million to KPS Capital Partners LP

POSTED ON May 11, 2017 @ 9:55 am

After months of shopping its golf brands, Adidas has sold TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Ashworth Golf to KPS Capital Partners LP for $425 million. The sports apparel and equipment brand announced the sale Wednesday; the deal is expected to be completed in late 2017. KPS Capital is a private equity firm based in New York...

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GCSAA announces “Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Week”

POSTED ON May 9, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

Golfers are asked to show their support on social media using #ThankASuper Lawrence, Kan. (May 8, 2017) –Some say the best compliment golf course superintendents hear each day is nothing at all. No news is generally good news when you’re in charge of the largest and most valuable asset of...

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Ping Acquires Nike Golf Equipment Patents

POSTED ON April 27, 2017 @ 9:23 am

According to Federal patent records released Tuesday Ping’s parent company Karsten Manufacturing Corp has purchased five patents from Nike related to golf club technology. “We see this as an opportunity to add utility patents to our already significant intellectual property portfolio,” said Ping President John K. Solheim, in a statement. “Our team...

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The R&A and USGA propose a single world handicap system

POSTED ON April 20, 2017 @ 9:29 am

The R&A and the USGA are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game. More than 15 million golfers in over 80 countries presently have a handicap, a numerical index long used as a measure of a golfer’s potential skill level. Handicaps are currently...

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Commissioner Whan to be Honored at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

POSTED ON April 14, 2017 @ 4:23 pm

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan will follow in the footsteps of National Hockey League supremo Gary Bettman and Major League Soccer head Don Garber when he is honored as the sports executive of the year at the sixth annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards in New York on Thursday. Whan, who took...

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Ten Facts About Golf in Celebration of Earth Day 2017

POSTED ON April 13, 2017 @ 11:41 am

Golf is a sport for a lifetime that delivers more than 2 million jobs and $69 billion in annual economic impact while contributing $3.9 billion per year for philanthropic causes — more than all other sports combined. A professionally managed golf course can demonstrate environmental stewardship and provide a place...

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