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Welcome to 2019. The PGA TOUR opened their year in Hawaii at Kapalua for the Sentry Tournament of Champions where Callaway Brand Ambassador Xander Shauffelle came from behind to win on the Plantation Course. At Waialae Country Club, Matt Kuchar won the Sony Open for his 100th top 10 finish and ninth title on the PGA TOUR playing his Bridgestone Driver, Irons and B330S ball.
Back home in Orlando the LPGA opened their year at the Diamond Resorts International Tournament of Champions at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club playing along side celebrities and sports stars. Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz took home the title in the modified stableford competition and South Korean Eun Hee Ji won on the Trujillo golf course at the Four Seasons Resort. Proceeds from the th event were contributed to UF Health by Mike Flaskey, CEO of Diamond Resorts International.
Tour Edge Brand Ambassador Tom Lehman won the first event on the PGA TOUR Champions, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Golf Club.
World #1 Justin Rose, playing a new set of Honma golf clubs with Lamkin grips, beat an outstanding field at Torrey Pines to win the Farmers Insurance Open.
Bryson DeChambeau won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by seven strokes with a full bag of same length Cobra irons, Cobra woods and a Bridgestone Tour BX ball, all decked out in the latest Puma wear. Way to Bring it Home Bry!
I spent a week at the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center. The golf world continues to go high-tech with an array of new gadgets and technical advances. Unfortunately for the overall industry, they still have yet to find the solution to the loss of millennials joining the ranks of regular golfers while the baby-boomers are getting older and leaving the game. One thing I have noticed is in Florida many of our golf courses are making substantial improvements to their facilities. In the weeks ahead we will feature some of the new products and services we found at the Show.
Go out and play while the rest of the country is snowbound. It’s good to be a Floridian!
Those looking for an ideal 2019 golf escape should get ready to bask in Coastal Carolina warmth and sunshine — with a wee bit of influence
Reunion Golf & Spa Resort, one of the Kingwood International Resorts, is the only resort in the world where you will find three outstanding signature
Speed is the #1 topic of conversation in Daytona Beach from late January through February as the sports world turns its attention to the Rolex
Getaway Package Offers Value, Practice Time Through April There’s no better way for golfers to hone their games than with a getaway to central Florida
Golf Advisor just released its annual list of Top 50 Golf Courses in the United States. Among national favorites Bethpage Black, TPC Sawgrass, Harbour Town
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge proudly announced it has been selected as one of the Top 50 Golf Clubs of America 2019-2020 by
Remaining on the cusp of innovation, the 2000 acre Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island has introduced a fleet of autonomous golf caddie
Winter is right around the corner, and the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, the Nation’s Oldest City, has launched Stay & Play Packages for
During a luncheon over a year ago at Innisbrook Resort, I met the Mayor of the beautiful city of Tarpon Springs, “the Sponge Capital of
The Biltmore Hotel, an iconic hotel in the heart of the exclusive area of Coral Gables, Florida, has announced the redesign of all of the
During the PGA Show I was invited to Orange Lake Resort(OLR) to be introduced to a new way of checking out quality golf clubs to
TecTecTec, Amazon’s Number 1 category seller of laser rangefinders for golf showcased its recently launched ULT-X rangefinder and new satellite GPS Watch ULT-G at the
BOA-Fit To Go Further Buying golf shoes is pretty much a personal choice. Some of us purchase because our favorite player is wearing a specific
A golf and lifestyle apparel brand named for the pursuit of the perfect score in golf, CHASE54, showcased their new Fall Collection recently at the
Sacks Parente Golf Company, builders of exceptional putters that defy convention, announced the introduction of its innovative new putter technology in 2019 Sacks Parente Golf
Tour Edge, an American owned and operated Golf Club manufacturer in Batavia, Illinois, has announced their all new Pure Feel Template Series Putter line. The
Sun Mountain Motor Sports, an affiliate of industry leading golf bag, push cart and outerwear company, Sun Mountain Sports, unveiled a new, single-rider, electric golf
According to a recent survey, ALIGN Technology is now used by 74 TOUR players. This technology was first introduced in Golf Pride brand’s MCC® and
Callaway Golf Company, an industry leader in premium golf equipment, innovative performance technologies and custom fitting, announced its dynamic new Callaway FITS Shaft Analyzer. Callaway
Built for Distance SRIXON Z-STAR SRIXON®, a global leader in golf ball technology and innovation, announces the launch of the sixth generation Z-STAR Series golf
Bridgestone Utilizes 12-years Of Ball-Fitting Data To Build Balls With Unparalleled Distance and Forgiveness Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, unveiled today its innovative
It’s not too late to have the best looking, customizable golf shoes on or off the golf course this holiday season. JACK GRACE Golf Shoes
Golphin, inspiring golf’s next generation, is pleased to announce that Scottish PGA Professional Kenny Nairn, a member of the PGA of Great Britain & Ireland
The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf, located at the Orlando World Center Marriott, announced the addition of two new staff members. Instructors Porter Metcalf Jr.
Drive Shack is a new entrant in the hybrid experience of golf+video gaming+dining and drinking. It’s a 3-tiered, climate-controlled driving range with 90 hitting bays
SwingU, the golf technology and media company, announced a strategic partnership with top instructors, Michael Breed and Hank Haney which includes the development of the
The Reunion Resort & Spa, one of the luxury Salamander Collection of Hotels and Resorts, located in Central Florida, has opened the Reunion Golf Academy
The King is no longer around, but Arnold Palmer’s legacy is now stronger than ever at Shingle Creek Golf Club at Rosen Shingle Creek Luxury
AON, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today unveiled a diverse lineup of ambassadors who
The PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship has been named a Champion of Economic Impact by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation
The final round of the 64th Annual Harder Hall Women’s Invitational, which is held at Harder Hall Golf Club in Sebring, provided much excitement. Third round leader
Hammock Dunes Club Executive Chef Honored in Semifinals for the National Title of “Chef of the Year” Hammock Dunes Club, a private oceanfront member-owned and
Five times the charm! Troon, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, was named “Management Company of the Year” for 2018 byBoardRoom Magazine
For more than a decade, the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program has offered members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America(GCSAA) the opportunity to attend
The Class of 2019 Inductees officially began their “Road to Induction” when they met for the first time at the World Golf Hall of Fame
Marriott Golf, the global golf division of Marriott International, Inc. announced that PGA Professional Matt Sim has been promoted to the position of General Manager
28 Top 100 Boys, 16 Top 100 Girls to Tee it Up at TPC Myrtle Beach March 1-3 The field for the Dustin Johnson World