Steve Pike

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.

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: , |

David Leadbetter Expands Golf Instruction Empire

PLACIDA, Florida – Legendary golf instructor David Leadbetter has been named Director of Instruction at the private Coral Creek Club here in Southwest Florida. In an exclusive multi-year arrangement, the world class instructor will oversee Coral Creek’s teaching program, train the professional staff in his methodology and be available to members for lessons and coaching at [...]

By |2020-09-27T16:01:32-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Game Improvement|Tags: , |

Titleist, Callaway Golf report disappointing 2Q sales

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – The Covid-19 lockdown hit Titleist and FootJoy parent Acushnet Co., hard in the second quarter of this year. Acushnet this morning reported its 2Q earnings at $2.3 million, a 94 percent drop compared to Q1. Acushnet reported 2Q sales at $300 million, down 35 percent compared to 1Q. The Covid-19 lockdown essentially [...]

By |2020-08-09T12:16:19-04:00August 9th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Streamsong Resort

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – Even when Streamsong Resort is filled to capacity, this famed golf and outdoors destination here in Central Florida has little problem with social distancing. It’s a 16,000-acre property deep inside ancient phosphate pits and featuring a 216-room Lodge (made of wood, stone and glass) three golf courses and more than 20 lakes. [...]

By |2020-08-08T12:16:15-04:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has named Doug Ridge new general manager for the 1,002-room resort. Ridge joined the resort team in this past March 2020 after previously serving as the general manager for Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Ridge has more [...]

By |2020-07-04T07:53:05-04:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

Southern Pines Golf Club

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Southern Pines Golf Club in the North Carolina sand hills, a vintage Donald Ross-designed course dating to the early 1900s, is now under management of the company that owns and operates the famed Pine Needles and Mid Pines resorts nearby and will eventually be acquired by that same company. Pine Needles Lodge [...]

By |2020-07-04T07:33:10-04:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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