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Hooray, Olympic Golf Recommended for the 2024 Games

POSTED ON June 23, 2017 @ 10:09 am

By Mathilda Andersson Perhaps surprising to some, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board announced late last week that golf’s inclusion in the Olympic Games could be extended to 2024, despite all the controversy surrounding last year’s debut in Rio. Golf’s much anticipated return last August in Brazil, after the sport’s...


Golfplan to unveil pioneering ‘synthetic’ 9 outside Delhi

POSTED ON June 20, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

Golfplan partner Kevin Ramsey bends down to examine a seam in the 9th green at the M3M Club, his new project set to open here this fall, just north of the Delhi airport. Yes, a seam. When it opens this September, M3M will not only be India’s newest golf property; it...


Women’s Golf Day Makes Huge Impression

POSTED ON June 9, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States: The 2017 Women’s Golf Day (WGD) was a record-breaking success, with a social media presence fuelled by its #womensgolfday campaign contributing to the visibilty of this worldwide golf engagement initiative. While the numbers are impressive, the most compelling fact was 99% organic growth across...


Golf Expanding, Reveals Report on Global Golf Supply

POSTED ON June 4, 2017 @ 11:50 am

Golf continues to expand into all parts of the globe. There are now golf facilities in 208 of the 245 countries in the world as of year‑end 2016, according to the second ‘Golf Around the World’ report that’s published by The R&A and based on research from the National Golf...


Greg Norman Partners with Verizon Ventures to Invest in PlaySight

POSTED ON June 3, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

Greg Norman and Verizon Ventures today announced a strategic partnership to invest in PlaySight to aid in the company’s global expansion and introduce the technology into golf and new sports verticals. Earlier this year, Greg Norman and Verizon pledged to join forces to bring innovative and disruptive technology to the...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...