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Augusta National Donates $2m To Help Covid-19 Response

POSTED ON April 2, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

Augusta National Golf Club is to donate $2 million to help local coronavirus response efforts in its local district. (Image credit to Augusta National) In a statement from Chairman Fred Ridley, the Georgia-based club is giving $1 million to Augusta University for expansion of COVID-19 testing in the region, with...

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USPGA TOUR announces landmark domestic media rights portfolio

POSTED ON March 10, 2020 @ 9:06 am

Nine-year deals with ViacomCBS, Comcast/NBC Sports Group, The Walt Disney Company’s ESPN+ will allow TOUR to significantly expand its content offerings; LPGA to receive expanded exposure through first-ever joint negotiations PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – Marking the culmination of a long-term strategic planning process designed to best serve fans through traditional...

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United States Golf Association Elects 66th President

POSTED ON March 6, 2020 @ 7:55 am

  Stuart Francis Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States: Stuart Francis has been elected to serve as the 66th President of the United States Golf Association (USGA). The election took place at the Association’s Annual Meeting in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Francis will serve a three-year term leading the USGA Executive...

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Women’s Golf Day is back and locations can sign up for FREE!

POSTED ON February 25, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

900 locations, 52 countries, 25 million engagements: one voice Women’s golf is enjoying a resurgence that is long overdue.  Over the last 5 years, we have seen an increase in the number of female Tour events, mixed events taking root around the globe and a dedicated day to celebrate the...

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Don’t Cut Golf Tourism Funding, Urges IAGTO

POSTED ON February 21, 2020 @ 5:19 pm

Tourist boards and golf tourism suppliers in areas affected by the coronavirus outbreak are being urged not to cut funding and to be prepared to invest money into promoting golf travel as soon as confidence returns to the market. The recommendation comes from Peter Walton, Chief Executive of global golf...

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World Golf Hall of Fame Modifies Selection Process

POSTED ON February 2, 2020 @ 5:18 pm

The World Golf Foundation Board of Directors has voted to make several changes to the World Golf Hall of Fame eligibility and Induction process in an effort to ensure the game’s greats from around the world are actively recognised and celebrated. Changes to the eligibility include lowering the age of...

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Waste Management Phoenix Open’s milestone third-year certification

POSTED ON January 31, 2020 @ 5:16 pm

The 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) has been awarded GEO Certified® Tournament status, becoming the first event to reach this achievement for three years in a row. The certification is an internationally recognized award for sustainability in golf, administered by Scotland-based GEO Foundation (GEO). The WMPO’s success builds upon...

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Major milestone for golf in the Netherlands

POSTED ON January 30, 2020 @ 5:08 pm

At the Sportive Connect conference on Thursday 23 January in Amsterdam, the Dutch sports sector made an important step in its contribution to the climate agreement by signing the Sustainable Sports Roadmap. The conference also recognised a milestone in the field of sustainable sport – one hundred golf clubs in...

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World’s Largest Golf Library to be Created in St Andrews

POSTED ON January 26, 2020 @ 10:15 am

Renowned golf book collector and IMG vice-chairman Alastair Johnston has gifted his extensive library to The R&A in St Andrews to establish the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of golf books, which will be named the Alastair J Johnston Library. Johnston has amassed nearly 30,000 volumes since he first started...

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