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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...


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...


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...


UPDATED: Global Junior Golf Participation on the rise

POSTED ON April 12, 2017 @ 9:38 am

BY Mathilda Andersson Recent data and global industry leaders are indicating positive growth in junior involvement in recent years. Golf’s return to the Olympic Games last summer, after a 112 year-long hiatus, was anticipated to upturn the game’s diminishing participation rates but it’s too recent to gauge their specific impact...


New Campaign to ‘Thank a Golf Course Superintendent’

POSTED ON March 31, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

Kansas, United States: Legendary greenkeeper and four-time Open champion Tom Morris will join top players and celebrities in a 2017 advertising campaign to promote the work of golf course superintendents. David Joy of Scotland plays the role of Morris, who is considered the father of modern greenkeeping and cared for...


Video: World No. 1 golfer Lydia Ko speaks out on equal pay

POSTED ON March 30, 2017 @ 10:27 am

Earning less than her male counterparts throughout her career, the New Zealand golfer is on a mission to help promote women’s golf and encourage girls to play: She wants to see these young women help close the pay gap. On March 7, or International Women’s Day, Ko flew from Florida...


The Open and Manchester City link up to drive new fan engagement content

POSTED ON March 28, 2017 @ 1:42 pm

The Open has teamed up with Manchester City Football Club ahead of the 146th staging of the Championship at Royal Birkdale this July. The agreement will see The Open and the Club deliver exclusive content to both golf and football fans in the build-up to the much-anticipated Championship. To mark...


Greg Norman joins forces with Authentic Brands Group

POSTED ON March 22, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of fashion, sports, celebrity and entertainment brands, and Greg Norman have announced a joint venture to own and manage the shark brand. Norman joins the roster of ABG’s growing celebrity and entertainment portfolio that boasts brands such as Shaquille O’Neal, Dr....