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

PLACIDO, 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 |2020-09-24T18:46:39-04:00September 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: , |

PUMA Golf Arnold Palmer Collection

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Puma Golf today revealed its highly-anticipated collaboration with Arnold Palmer Enterprises – the Puma Golf x Arnold Palmer Collection, which includes tops, bottoms, headwear and footwear that pays homage to Palmer. Drawing inspiration from the King’s “Life Well Played,’’ philosophy the PUMA x Arnold Palmer collection features the classic styles that Palmer [...]

By |2020-06-21T16:39:43-04:00June 21st, 2020|Categories: Golf Products|Tags: , |

Steve Pike Anywhere: Harbour Town Golf Links

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina – The red and white lighthouse overlooking the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links here on will get its share of TV time this week at the RBC Heritage, but there’s another lighthouse on the island worth visit during Heritage week – or any time of year. The Hilton Head [...]

By |2020-06-21T16:34:33-04:00June 21st, 2020|Categories: Golf Courses and Destinations|Tags: , |

Is Golf Prepared for the NEW NORMAL?

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Some day – hopefully sooner than later – the golf industry will return to normal. Question is, what will be the “new’’ normal look like? As much as everyone would like, golf’s return to any kind of normalcy won’t be fast and furious. Don’t be fooled by the PGA Tour and The [...]

By |2020-04-17T06:21:35-04:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Golf Industry Bands Together To Support Hospitals, First Responders

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – Ernie Els is one of golf’s best-known philanthropists, particularly through his Els for Autism Foundation. Now the World Golf Hall of Famer, 2019 Presidents Cup Captain, and PGA Tour star Ernie Els has issued a challenge to his fellow professionals and club golfers everywhere: ‘Become the captain of your club, adopt a [...]

By |2020-04-17T06:33:27-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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