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What do I want to get dad for Father’s Day is …

What do I want to get dad for Father’s Day is always a daunting question to tackle. So, Why not get him a set of Wilson C300 irons?

Wilson C300 Irons & C300 Forged Irons

Wilson.com

 $799.99/ Forged- $899.99

C300 (Distance & Forgiveness) iron line represents the first time a double row of Power Holes has been incorporated into our 3-GW irons. 

Five Power Holes in a double-row configuration provide maximum deflection of the face for supreme forgiveness while the additional Power Holes on the top toe and topline mean that every shot is in the sweet spot.

C300 Forged (Distance & Feel) feature soft, forged carbon steel heads with Power Holes along the top and sole to instantly add distance and more accuracy with off center shots.

First Forged Carbon steel irons to feature Power Hole Technology.

Both the C300 and C300 Forged Irons are available in Steel/Graphite shafts.

Help dad see distance like never seen before w…

Help dad see distance like never seen before with the Bushnell Phantom for Father’s Day.

Bushnell Phantom GPS Rangefinder

Bushnellgolf.com

$99.99

The Phantom comes preloaded with more than 36,000 courses and provides simple measurements to the front, center and back distances of the green – along with up to four hazard/layup distances per hole.  

The Phantom unveils “Bite Technology.” Equipped with a high powered magnet the Phantom can easily attach to a cart bar or any metal surface, providing quick and easy yardage readings.

Additional features include auto course and auto hole recognition, shot distance calculator and long battery life (play up to two rounds before charging).

Father’s Day is just around the corner a…

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what’s better way to take dad’s game to the next level?

Bushnell Hybrid

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$399.99

HYBRID combines the latest in Laser and GPS technologies to provide better data so golfers of all levels can make better decisions on the course. The new Bushnell HYBRID utilizes precise Laser and GPS yardages allowing the golfer to see distance like never before.

The new Bushnell HYBRID takes the guesswork out of the game by displaying the lasered distances to the pin and GPS provided front and back yardage readings within the LCD.  

Additionally, Bushnell has incorporated exterior GPS front, center and back yardages to assist with correct club selections when golfers have cart path only or blind shots.

Bushnell Golf includes PinSeeker with JOLT Technology amongst the host of features offered in the new HYBRID.

Key Differentiators

1st ever integrated Laser/GPS display

Dual Battery source (CR2 for Laser, USB for GPS)

Father’s Day is almost here.  Most dad&r…

Father’s Day is almost here.  Most dad’s are always losing their golfballs on the course.  This Father’s Day help save that problem with the Wilson DUO Optix.

The World’s Lowest Compression Multi-Layered Golf Ball is now even harder to ignore.

Available in six matte finishes: red, green, yellow, orange, pink, and a women’s matte white finish, DUO Soft Optix balls are easier to track

The only 29 compression matte  balls on the market.

Find them at Wilson.com

$19.99

Historic Golf Clubs Toast A Summer To Savour …

Historic Golf Clubs Toast A Summer To Savour

During a spectacular summer of golf, a group of historic golf clubs will celebrate a number of important milestones that coincide with The Open and the Seniors Open returning to Scotland. Links with History, which features some of the finest courses in Fife, has announced a run of notable anniversaries as well as confirming encouragingyear-on-year booking figures.

The group was formed around four clubs, five courses and a shared golfing legacy stretching back 700 years. Featuring links, heathland and parkland courses designed by some of the legends of the game including Old Tom Morris and James Braid, Links with History celebrates golf’s golden era.

Not surprisingly, the courses are popular with visitors and this year alone, the group has seen a healthy rise in confirmed bookings with May’s figures showing a 25% increase compared to last year. In particular, celebrations will be in full swing at Lundin Golf Club which will mark its 150th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1868, Lundin Golf Club is regarded as one of the finest links courses in the country after hosting prestigious events such as Final Qualifying for the Open Championship, World Junior Open and the East of Scotland Amateur Championship.

The club will add to this tally in July when it hosts Final Qualifying for the British Senior Open which is being staged at nearby St Andrews. Commenting on the special anniversary, Lundin Golf Club’s captain, Brian Main noted: “It is a privilege to be captain of Lundin Golf Club and a great honour to be captain during a year where the club celebrates a great milestone.”

Originally laid out by Tom Morris, Lundin Golf Club is nestled in Fife’s East Neuk and commands stunning views across the Firth of Forth. Further along the coast, the world’s seventh oldest golf club is also marking an important year that is being shaped almost entirely by women.

Crail Golfing Society’s ladies club champion, 14-year-old Anna McKay, recently signed for a new four-under-par ladies course record on the historic Balcomie Links. What’s more, the club will welcome 90 of the best women golfers in Europe aged 50 and over in September as they compete for the coveted British Senior Ladies’ Amateur Championship.

With a field containing past Curtis Cup players along with winners of a number of national titles, hosting such an event is particularly pleasing for Crail’s first female captain: “It is a great privilege to captain a cornerstone club of Scottish golf like Crail,”said Pam Smith. “The club is special. To be the first woman to hold such a respected position in a year that will showcase so much ladies golfing talent is a real thrill.”

Not to be outdone, Scotscraig Golf Club has seen remarkable growth in its junior section helped in part by a new pathway scheme that has introduced the game to over 75 children from local schools. The initiative has helped the club build its junior section to over 60 members who now enjoy new junior tees, a small four-hole course and a new junior mascot.

“It’s wonderful to see the club investing in the next generation of golfers,” noted Scotscraig Golf Club captain George Anderson. “Scotscraig has a great history. It’s the 13th oldest club in the world with great names like Old Tom Morris and James Braid associated with it. But we are also looking to the future and are creating a club that has a vibrant membership, an open-door policy to visitors and encourages its young players.”

Scotscraig, which will also host Final Qualifying for the British Senior Open, was originally laid out over six holes but was extended to nine in 1888. Thirty five years later, the course was redesigned with the assistance of James Braid; a member of golf’s Great Triumvirate.

Similarly, Old Tom Morris was commissioned to lay out the original course at Ladybank Golf Club which also consisted of six holes. However, while Ladybank prepares for its 140th anniversary next year, the club is also investing in its facilities by refurbishing the clubhouse entrance, upgrading visitor and member locker rooms, improving toilets and shower amenities and introducing new signage.

The club has also signed an exclusive multi-year deal with AA/John Deere machinery to supply its greenkeeping machinery and will host Final Qualifying for the British Senior Open in June. “It’s been a busy time,” noted Gordon Simpson, managing secretary at Ladybank. “We’re making a lot of improvements both on and off the course, particularly in the clubhouse. This is part of an ongoing programme of developments across the board that will raise Ladybank’s status to where it belongs for a club with such an important history.”

Links with History is a group of great golf courses and glorious histories. The clubs involved include former Open Championship Final Qualifying venues as well as trailblazers from golf’s golden era. For more information, visit www.linkswithhistory.com.

Montrose names the day for historic relaunch M…

Montrose names the day for historic relaunch

Montrose Golf Links has released details of its historic and unprecedented decision to rename the fifth oldest golf course in the world. The announcement includes timings for the name transfer as well as confirmation of a special pricing event and the launch of a visitor experience package, all of which will coincide with the unveiling of the retitled links course.

The debut of The 1562 Course will take place in July following the return of the Open Championship to Carnoustie. It will officially mark the start of the Montrose Open Week which will be contested between 25-29July and will this year accentuate international participation in the event. More importantly, the competition will not only be the first to be played over the celebrated 1562 Course but it will also be the first ever Montrose Open to be concluded on a Sunday.

The tournament will also provide the launch-pad for The Montrose Experience – a special packaged visitor day that includes a round on The 1562 Course, whisky tasting and a gift pack containing special merchandise from the famed Scottish links. It marks a change of focus at the Angus venue, which has hosted prestigious tournaments including the World Hickory Open (2013); the Europro Tour (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) and Final Qualifying for the Senior Open Championship (2016).

According to Jason Boyd, PGA professional and operations manager at Montrose Golf Links, the new visitor focus and the revitalised Montrose Open combined with the relaunch of The 1562 Course are key components of an integrated plan to better recognise 450 years of golfing heritage at the renowned east coast venue.

“The idea is to bring an important piece of golfing history into the public’s consciousness,” he said. “Golf was first recorded here in 1562. It was shaped by some of the biggest names in golf and has been the setting for remarkable matches and international tournaments. It is a special place and The 1562 Course is a direct link to the golfing past that established this great game. We intend to celebrate that fact this summer through a series of special events reconnecting Montrose with its golfing past. Coinciding this with The Open being played at Carnoustie – we couldn’t be more excited!”

He continued: “We have a number of special initiatives planned, including the relaunch of the course to start the Montrose Open Week. We will also host a special celebratory 1562 Sunday on 5th August when green fees will be offered at a special rate of £15.62 per person based on a four-ball group. It is going to be sensational summer.”

The spectacular east coast course features seven cliff-face holes and is widely regarded as one of the most natural links layouts in Scotland. Shaped by some of the leading names in golf including Willie Park Jr, Old Tom Morris and Harry Colt, it has twice hosted Open Championship Final Qualifying and regularly appears in the most prestigious golf rankings.

The renaming of the course to better reflect its illustrious history is the key factor in the name-change, according to Boyd. “Montrose has a unique place in golf’s history and it is high time we celebrated that fact,” he noted. “In Scotland, we sometimes feel uncomfortable showcasing what makes us special. I know that international visitors who visit Montrose relish the opportunity to play on ancient links turf with stunning views across the North Sea. The new name and The Montrose Experience have been devised to accentuate these points. We are embracing what makes Montrose special.”

The rebranded 1562 Course will be unveiled as part of the opening ceremony at the Montrose Open Week. Those interested in booking The Montrose Experience should contact Montrose Golf Links, or visit the website – www.montroselinks.com

Montrose Golf Links features two traditional links courses; The Medal and The Broomfield and is located a 30-minute drive from Carnoustie – host of the 147th Open Championship – and 1 ½-hrs drive from St Andrews.

PROVISION EVENTS HELPS CALLAWAY GO ROGUE ACROS…

PROVISION EVENTS HELPS CALLAWAY GO ROGUE ACROSS THE U.S.

Provision Events (PVE) is delighted to announce its partnership with Callaway Golf for the global golf giant’s unique coast to coast U.S. Rogue Tour.

Visiting over 18 retail venues across the U.S. the Callaway Rogue Tour Experience uses Provision Events expertise to bring the brand’s latest technology to life. With a series of interactive areas that are transported, constructed and managed by PVE at each venue, golfer’s across the U.S. are being given the chance to understand and experience the performance benefits of Callaway products in a unique retail setting.

Taking an interactive experience of this size on a nationwide Tour of retail venues is a unique project undertaken by Callaway and is one that Kirsten Everett, Senior Retail Marketing Manager at Callaway is excited to be part of, as she explains, “The Rogue Tour is an ambitious project that we’re incredibly proud of. To help golfers’ across the U.S. get fit, experience the performance benefits of Callaway products with fun, interactive experiences while supporting our retail partners. We asked PVE to create something that was unique and reflected the quality and technology that characterizes Callaway as a brand, and they have done an amazing job of bringing that brief to life.”

The Rogue Tour activities include reception and entrance areas, flanked by Callaway’s iconic Jailbreak bars, that take customers through to a hitting bay with golf simulator where they can try out the latest Rogue products and get custom fit for any Callaway products. For those who want to see behind the tech, PVE has constructed a 3D science area with ‘exploded’ versions of Callaway clubs and balls. And finally, the short game isn’t neglected, as the latest Odyssey putters are available for test on the putting green.

Simon Jones, Head of Sales and Business Development at PVE delighted with the results so far on the tour, “We’re so pleased with the way that the Rogue Tour has come together. We’re a couple of stops in to the nationwide Tour but you can already see the enthusiasm that is generated by the customers’ interaction with the brand and the products. For us to see the aims of the Tour coming to life after all the hard work Callaway and ourselves have put in is incredible, Callaway are a fantastic brand to work with.”

The Callaway Rogue Tour continues across the U.S. over May, June, July, into mid-August will be stopping at retailers across the country.

www.provisionevents.co.uk

About Provision Events

Provision Events was founded in 2004 by two PGA Professionals; Nick Clemens & Konrad Brochocki. Whilst teaching at European Tour events they realised that brands needed to start delivering a more engaging, richer experience for fans attending the events they sponsored. From humble beginnings, Provision Events has built a formidable reputation for delivering world class sports sponsorship activations.  Its enviable international client list is instantly recognisable and includes sports’ governing bodies, event owners and promoters, as well as market leading brands. The company has offices in the UK, USA and UAE.

Golf enthusiasts will find themselves on top o…

Golf enthusiasts will find themselves on top of the world thanks to the ‘Golf Break’ package being offered by the iconic Kulm Hotel St. Moritz (www.kulm.com) to guests staying two nights or more in the Swiss Engadine Valley this summer.

In addition to unlimited access to the par 27 Kulm Golf St. Moritz, the package includes one complimentary green fee at either the parkland, links-style layout at Samedan or its sister course at Zuoz, which weaves its way along the majestic mountainside and in between pine forests; both these 18-hole courses are under half an hour’s drive from the Kulm Hotel.

The Engadine Valley has a reputation as a golfer’s paradise due to the spectacular Alpine panoramas of fertile green valleys and dramatic mountain backdrops set against deep blue summer skies.

Over 125 years ago, in 1891, the Kulm Golf St. Moritz, nestled among pines on the high Alps with stunning vistas over Lake St. Moritz, became the first 9-hole course in Switzerland. A course upgrade in 2001 by local designer, Mario Verdieri, improved the greens and brought the layout up to date. The mountainous nature of this course makes it physically challenging, but refreshment is close at hand, as the hotel’s Chesa al Parc restaurant is located in the grounds only a few metres from the start of the course.

Two years later, Samedan became the first 18-hole golf course in Switzerland to open its doors and this year celebrates its 125th anniversary. A classic, parkland course with a touch of links, Samedan is set mainly on the valley floor, though the course does offer some gently undulating holes. It is characterized by broad fairways flanked by ancient, giant larch trees, some of which are over 700 years old, whilst numerous water hazards made up of a series of ponds and streams ensure it is a testing challenge of golf. Samedan is just a 10-minute drive from the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz.

In 2003, these two courses were joined by the Zuoz-Madulain course – or simply Zuoz – just a 20-minute drive from St. Moritz. Despite being a relatively young course, the combination of undulating fairways, multiple elevation changes, receptive greens and its attractive setting so close to nature have made it extremely popular with golfers. In contrast to the golf course in Samedan (with its level terrain and plentiful lakes and streams), Zuoz is set on a few different levels and flanked on one side by natural, thick pine forest. 

 Also included in the ‘Golf Break’ package are a sumptuous daily breakfast buffet and Gourmet Dine Around (half board), reduced green fees at Samedan and Zuoz for those wishing to play an extra round, a 25-minute AktiVital Massage as well as unlimited free access to the state-of-the-art, 2,000 sq m Kulm Spa St. Moritz, tennis courts and use of all the open mountain railways in the Engadin/St. Moritz region and public transportation in the valley (bus and Rhaetian railway). 

 To qualify for the ‘Golf Break’ offer, simply book two consecutive nights at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz between 22 June and 1 September 2018; rates per person for two nights start from CHF670  (approx £495) in a single room and CHF640 in a double room (based on two people sharing a double/twin room). Additional nights can be booked on request and complimentary green fees are offered to all those booking for four nights or more.

Reservations can be made by phone on +41 81 836 80 00 or by e-mail via reservations@kulm.com.

Golf Course Architect Tripp Davis To Celebrate…

Golf Course Architect Tripp Davis To Celebrate Grand Opening of The Ransom Course at the University of Oklahoma Golf Course

Tripp Davis and Associates will unveil The Ransom Course, a four-hole loop practice course, at his alma mater the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman, Oklahoma, on May 11, 2018.  The official May 11 opening precedes the university hosting one of the six NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championships on May 14-16. 

The practice course features 15 bunkers and four different green styles – a Perry Maxwell green, an A.W. Tillinghast green featuring Tillinghast’s signature bunker styles, a pushed-up Donald Ross green and a Seth Raynor green.  The greens are Pure Distinction bent grass, the fairways are Latitude 36 Bermuda, the tees are Zeon Zoysia and Latitude 36, and the rough is Astro Bermuda. 

The Ransom Course, part of the golf facility for the OU golf teams, takes practice to another level with holes that can be played as a par three, par two or par four from a wide combination of distances and angles.  Players can practice their 100 yards or less shots from approaching bunkers and multiple fairway angles around the four greens.  “The key is giving players the ability to practice in a realistic environment and experience real on-course situations,” said Davis.  “We designed a course with the highest level of practice variety that is beyond the typical driving range and short game area.”

In 2017, Davis and his team completed the 18-hole Jimmie Austin (OU) Golf Club renovation that brought out the naturalistic attributes of the site in order to embrace original designer Perry Maxwell’s styles and influences.  TDA’s Master Plan focused on the golf course, practice facilities, entry road, parking lot and clubhouse to allow the property to be maintained per design intent from a visual, strategic and playability perspective.  With the changes to the Jimmie Austin Golf Club and the addition of The Ransom Course, Davis believes that OU will have one of the very best university golf facilities in the country.

“Having played college golf and being part of a National Championship Team here at OU in the 1980’s, I am fortunate to have a unique insight into the college game and how golf teams come together to practice.  Eliminating any barriers to how a golf course can be set up to mimic what players may find at any golf course around the country, and eliminating any barriers to how they can practice, is what is of value to a college golf program.  We are achieving that at Oklahoma.”

The Ransom Course is named in honor of OU alumnus Jerry Ransom who began playing golf as a college student at the Jimmie Austin Golf Course.  He is the main project donor and a long-time OU golf program supporter.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) selected the University of Oklahoma as one of the host sites for the 2018 and 2020 Men’s Regional Golf Championships and a 2019 Women’s Golf Regional Championship venue.  The University of Oklahoma is the home of the 2017 and 1989 Men’s Golf NCAA Division I Champions.  The OU Women’s Golf program has won six Team Conference Titles.   

For more information about Tripp Davis and Associates, please visit the website at www.tdagolf.net or call 405-447-5259.

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR WOMEN’S GOLF DAY AS VENUES…

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR WOMEN’S GOLF DAY AS VENUES AROUND THE WORLD SIGN UP

From local municipal golf courses to Championship venues, everyone is getting behind Women’s Golf Day

With just 5 weeks to go, momentum is building for Women’s Golf Day (WGD), as big name venues across the globe sign up for the 2018 spectacular. With women and girls’ participation vital to the long term health of the game, WGD is taking golf to the people and providing the perfect platform for clubs to get more women golfing.

Quick of the mark to sign up was the U.K.’s Centurion Club, host of the European Tour’s innovative six hole competition Golf Sixes. With the event featuring female tour players competing alongside the men for the first time, WGD is a perfect addition to their progressive outlook. Rai Legnar, International Ambassador, Business Development at Centurion club explains “We are delighted to be part of the Women Golf Day 2018, an initiative which will help us in our efforts to grow our female membership at the club. June 5th will be part of our first ‘Ladies’ Members/Guest day and will also feature activities for beginners on the driving range and practice facilities under the guidance of our highly qualified golf professionals. The day will conclude with a social event in our private dining rooms and with a short presentation of the club and all its benefits for members.” 

With innovative formats like Golf Sixes proving a popular way to attract new players to the game, Frilford Heath in England will be using their brand new six hole Par 3 course as part of their WGD event and are pleased to be lending their support to WGD. “Frilford Heath is a traditional Club in many ways but we are forward thinking and passionate about helping to grow female participation in golf whenever possible. We’re holding a Women’s Golf Day event as we feel is it important to support positive initiatives that bring people and the game of golf together” comments Frilford Heath General Manager Russell Stebbs.

But it’s not just the golf that makes WGD so successful, the social side of each event is an integral part of the day and is just one of the reasons that The Olympic Club in San Francisco will be supporting WGD again this year, “We are an athletic club first with golf being just one of 19 sports at the club for our members to enjoy.  Our goal in hosting a Women’s Golf Day event was to target our younger athletic members of the team sports like field hockey, soccer, basketball, squash and bring them to golf,” comments Will Hutter from The Olympic Club. “The social and international group aspect #womensgolfday made it attractive to our younger members.  Also making it an “a la carte” event where flexible arrival time during the two hours made it a success at The Olympic Club.”

Elisa Gaudet, founder of WGD concludes, “From resorts in Australia, indoor golf in Hong Kong and midnight golf in Norway, all the way through to Championship venues across the world,  state run municipal courses in America and island golf in Hawaii – Women’s Golf Day is truly a global experience that is giving female golfers and golf venues of every type the chance to get involved. We cannot wait to celebrate women’s and girl’s golf with everyone on June 5thand help grow this fantastic international community of people who are passionate about the game.“

To register to host a Women’s Golf Day event visit https://womensgolfday.com/location-registration/