New Zealand has been named top golf destination in the Asia Pacific region by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators for the second time.
Fast-forward to January 17, 2018, and Peter Millar has announced that it has acquired G/FORE. That’s right, the traditional, straight-laced Peter Millar has bought the more modern, avant-garde G/FORE. This purchase is the direct result of ongoing discussions the two brands had after collaborating on that line of shoes.
Bridgestone Golf, the maker of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories, said that in 2017 it set records in total sales, advertising reach and number of golf ball units shipped in a calendar year.
Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee is a nationally acclaimed, private golf community carved out of 750 breathtaking acres, highlighted by the spectacular golf course designed by the Coore/Crenshaw Design Team. Drawing from the natural beauty of the surroundings, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw created some of their finest work at Cuscowilla.
Golf Channel opened its Sony Open coverage at 6 p.m. ET by saying, "Folks, we're focusing on the final groups and final holes tonight because some technicians walked out on the job earlier today."
Statistics compiled by Golf Tourism Solutions, a marketing and technology agency for the Grand Strand golf industry, show rounds increased 4.1 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.
For all the seemingly elementary elements of the 15-minute video PGA Tour players have been required to watch as part of the circuit’s newly created Integrity Program, it’s the enormity of the industry – $1 trillion annually – that concerns officials.
The Masters is less than 100 days away, and the smallest annual major field is starting to round into shape. There are a variety of ways to qualify for the most prestigious event in golf, but only 80 golfers have done so thus far.
If you conduct business on the golf course -- take out clients to play or host them at your golf club or play in a tournament together -- you will no longer be able to deduct 50 percent of those expenses off your corporate/business taxes. Those expenses fell under the deduction for entertainment, amusement or recreation expenses incurred as a result of genuine business-related activities.
“These girls are terrific role models,” Sorenstam said on Saturday before she addressed more than 120 visitors at the first Hall of Fame Speakers Series of 2018. “Junior girls are the fastest growing segment of golf and over the past 10 years, I’ve seen them coming in very mature. They’ve had coaches, mental coaches, they’re starting workout programs … when I was 14 of 15 years old, I wasn’t at this level. I didn’t have any of that.”
The Tom Fazio-designed Butterfield Trail golf course is in the hole, financially. Owned by the El Paso International Airport, budget records show the course regularly operates with a deficit of $1 million every year, but the airport has no plans to sell or close the course.
The National Golf Foundation has released its inaugural list celebrating the top 100 businesses in golf, a platform that in some ways is the golf biz equivalent of the popular top 100 course rankings.
Nick Saban has expanded his business portfolio into the golf world. The Alabama Crimson Tide football coach is now part owner of the The Waterfall Club, a golf club in Northeast Georgia. The new ownership was recently announced, and the five-man team also includes Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Wisenhunt.