About Steve Pike

Steve Pike is a multi-award winning journalist whose career includes covering Golf, Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 30 years, “Spike’’ has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, he helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America. Spike has been a freelance travel and golf writer for various publications and web sites including Golf Tips magazine, Links magazine, NewEngland.golf, FloridaGolfandLeisure.com, Troon Golf magazine, Club Managers Association magazine and hotelinteractive.com. He also has lectured at colleges and golf industry seminars. Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.

Walt Disney Springs Resorts

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida- There still is time to take advantage of outstanding room rates here at Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Limited-time value rates for stays in six Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels start as low as $76 per night. Book a stay through March 28, 2021 [...]

By |2021-03-21T22:57:25-04:00March 21st, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , |

Acushnet CEO David Maher

ORLANDO, Florida – Rounds golf in U.S. in 2020 increased by as many as 75 million, according to golf industry reports, most of them in the back half of year as a result of pent-up demand following the post-COVID 19 lockdown. David Maher, CEO of Titleist and FootJoy parent The Acushnet Co., expects-played gains in the [...]

By |2021-02-28T19:58:53-05:00February 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Callaway Golf Merger with Topgolf Hits Roadblock

ORLANDO, Florida – BetMGM and Topgolf Entertainment Group announced this week a new partnership centered around an integrated sports betting and entertainment experience. The companies says rhey will collaborate on marketing and promotional offers through the BetMGM platform at select Topgolf venues and within “WGT by Topgolf,’’ the leading online golf game which has been part [...]

By |2021-02-22T19:12:15-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

For Sale: TaylorMade Golf Company $2 Billion

ORLANDO, Florida – TaylorMade Golf is on the sales block again, according to a story on The New York Times. The New York Times says TaylorMade owner KPShas hired Morgan Stanley to broker a deal. KPS bought TaylorMade from adidas AG in 2017 for $425 million, but really only paid $200 million in cash. Here’s where [...]

By |2021-02-08T17:51:07-05:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Grande Lakes Resort

ORLANDO, Fla – The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will soon open its renovated guest rooms, luxury pool and Club Lounge as focal points of a $30 million renovation project. Due to be complete February 2021, the 582 guest rooms will feature design inspired by the natural beauty of the property’s landscaped grounds, wildlife-filled water and surrounding [...]

By |2021-01-30T14:40:04-05:00January 30th, 2021|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , |

Dormie Network has big plans for 2021!

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – While 2020 was a year most were happy to put in the rearview, Dormie Network members enjoyed some exciting developments – on and away from the golf course – with many more to come in 2021. Dormie Network offers a unique, national golf membership, through which members have exclusive access to a [...]

By |2021-01-24T09:41:41-05:00January 24th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Revo Volition America Sunglass Collection

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – VOLITION AMERICA, in partnership with Revo, is introducing the Revo Volition America sunglass collection, a collaboration designed to support the Volition America movement and those who have sacrificed for our country. The collection will feature an array of classic sunglass shapes and signature mirrored lenses equipped with Revo’s NASA-based polarized lens technology. [...]

By |2021-01-17T18:02:33-05:00January 17th, 2021|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

Learn to Practice Without Hitting a Ball with PerfectMotion

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – A contingent of top instructors is reminding golfers that at-home practice can keep their swings in mid-season form and actually improve their games over the winter. In fact, there’s no need to hit a ball or even hold a golf club – just have the PerfectMotion app on your smartphones for what [...]

By |2021-01-04T18:08:16-05:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Game Improvement|Tags: , |

V1 Game Mobile App

V1 GAME MOBILE APP UNVEILS GAME-CHANGING VIRTUAL COACH AND VIRTUAL CADDIE FEATURES DELRAY BEACH, Florida – V1 Sports, creator of golf swing analysis software for teaching pros and golfers, has released a significant update to its V1 Game mobile app that now includes A.I. Shot Tracking, as well as Virtual Coach and Virtual Caddie functions, to [...]

By |2020-10-06T06:44:06-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , , |

August U.S. Golf Equipment Industry Sales Up 32%

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – The U.S. golf equipment industry is on the rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic that slowed it this past spring, according to Golf Datatech, an independent market research firm that tracks retail sales, consumer and trade trends. According to Datatech, U.S. retail golf equipment sales for August 2020 were up nearly 32 percent [...]

By |2020-09-24T18:52:53-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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