BioMech’s AccuLock ACE Putter: Still Longer, Still Legal

Warwick, RI (Oct. 29, 2015) – On January 1, 2016, most forms of anchoring a long putter will be illegal according to the Rules of Golf. But just because these methods of anchoring are illegal doesn’t mean golfers will have to use a shorter putter.

BioMech’s AccuLock ACE putter—which is available in standard lengths from 39 to 47 inches —will still be allowed under the Rules of Golf.

Engineered by scientists to produce a more natural and consistent putting stance and stroke, the ACE features a long shaft (allowing golfers to stand up straighter), that is angled slightly forward to put the golfer in an anatomically optimal position.  Once in that position, the grip rests against the inside of the leading forearm, a position that remains legal under the new Rules.

But more than legal, the ACE putter is the simplest and most accurate putter on the market. Optimizing physiology and physics, it simplifies the putting motion by getting the golfer to stand taller; set up in a consistent, natural, and balanced athletic position; align properly to the target; and make the stroke with the larger, more accurate muscles of the body’s core. As a result, the ACE gives golfers better control of the stroke, rolls putts that stay on the target line, facilitates dramatically improved distance control, and reduces the back problems and pain often associated with traditional putting.

But it isn’t only golfers looking for an alternative to illegal long putting who will love the ACE. All golfers, no matter what method or model they currently use, will find the ACE a better, more accurate, and easier to use putter.

Unlike traditional putters and putting methods that focus solely on engineering and mechanics, the ACE was designed to optimize the putting motion based upon the body’s physiology and the physics. The AccuLock Core Putting System provides these advantages to all golfers:

  • Standing taller and more open gives the golfer a better view of the target throughout the stroke.
  • The forward angle of the shaft and innovative Optical Alignment System position the golfer’s body in the same position every time.
  • The putter facilitates a “true pendulum” stroke, straight back and straight through, with the clubface remaining square to the target line
  • The stroke is controlled by the golfer’s core; the hands, wrists, and forearms remain totally stable and quiet. The result is significantly improved distance control.
  • The combination of stance and stroke significantly reduces the lower-back strain and off-balance movements associated with traditional arc putting
  • Regular use of the ACE trains the body to make a better stroke, one without the hands, arms, and small muscles that can produce mis-hits, mistakes, and misses

Several PGA Tour players have put the ACE in play at PGA Tour events and its presence is increasing on other professional tours around the world.  Golf Magazine features the ACE in an article, “7 Ways to Raise Your Game,” in the November 2015 issue.

The BioMech AccuLock ACE putter is available directly from the manufacturer at biomechsports.com, as well as through select green-grass retailers. Retail price is $279.99.

For more information, go to the company’s website, biomechsports.com.

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ABOUT BIOMECH GOLF EQUIPMENT

Founded by scientists and design engineers credentialed in the biological and physical sciences, the company utilizes functional and clinical anatomy, physiology, and physics to optimize golf movements. BioMech is a professional company that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes innovative golf equipment and the corresponding educational and instructional materials that enrich every player’s golf experience. Learn more about BioMech and its products on the Company’s web site: www.biomechsports.com.

A CHARLESTON AREA GUY’S GOLF GETAWAY

The 18th At Wild Dunes
The 18th At Wild Dunes

A CHARLESTON AREA GUY’S GOLF GETAWAY

-The Ultimate Men’s Escape Awaits in the Lowcountry-

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 16, 2015 – Home to over 19 championship courses designed by world-class architects and a plethora of downtown offerings from bar hopping to boating excursions, the Charleston area is the premier destination for a men’s golf getaway. Please see below for the ultimate three-day golf package and sampling of fun activities perfect for a fall weekend or mid-week vacation. From brews to birdies, a bounty of good times awaits bachelor parties, corporate gatherings and guys groups in the Lowcountry.

Brews & Birdies Golf Package

Guys looking to pair course play with a taste of Charleston’s flourishing beer scene can book the Brews & Birdies golf package, starting at $154 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and including:

  • Three nights at the Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
  • Three rounds of golf at select courses including Coosaw Creek Country Club, Dunes West Golf Club, Legend Oaks Golf & Tennis Club, Pine Forest Country Club, Rivertowne Country Club, The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation, The Links at Stono Ferry and Wild Dunes Resort’s Harbor Course
  • Three and a half hour tour of local Charleston breweries including samplings one afternoon

Ideal for men’s groups, the Charleston area is home to a variety of unique adventure activities, excursions and dining options. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean with an abundance of lush tidal marshes, The Lowcountry offers some of the most premier fishing in the country. Led by a guide and expert staff, The Reel Deal Charters offers half-day and full-day excursions where guys can relax on the water and fish for red drum, speckled sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, sea bass, triggerfish, tuna, king mackerel and even sharks. Prices begin at $150 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.thereeldealcharters.com or call 843.388.5093.

After a morning on the links, men can cruise the streets and explore the charm of historic downtown Charleston’s Battery, Rainbow Row and White Pointe Gardens via bicycle. Bike Rentals start at $25 per person, per day. For more information or to make reservations, please visitwww.affordabike.com or call 843.789.3281.

 Friends can kayak the scenic Lowcountry creeks teeming with wildlife including dolphins, egrets, turtles and various birds of prey. The ultimate Charleston adventure awaits at Nature Adventure Outfitters with half and full-day kayak rentals available, along with canoes and paddleboards.  Kayak rentals begin at $38 per person for a half day (4-hour) rental. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.kayakcharlestonsc.com or call 843.568.3222.

 Bustling with a lively bar scene day and night, Charleston is a haven for sports fanatics looking to catch the game and a buzz. No matter where their football loyalty lies, guys are sure to enjoy delicious food while cheering on their favorite teams at a number of Charleston’s top game-day restaurants such as Bay Street Biergarten, Kickin’ Chicken, The Alley and Southend Brewery & Smokehouse.

 To book the Brews & Birdies golf package or for more information on the Charleston area’s golf courses, please visit www.charlestongolfguide.com or call 800-774-4444.

 Charleston & Resort Islands Golf

More than 200 years ago, Charleston was the site of America’s first golf club. This heritage of golfing excellence is evident today. Guests have convenient access to more than 19 championship courses, created by legendary architects including Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, Gary Player, Arthur Hills, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones, Sr.  The area also offers plenty of year-round activity off the course. They range from historic tours and attractions to inshore and offshore fishing and award-winning dining, as well as a year-round calendar of festivals and events. For reservations or more information on these packages and others available in the area, please visit www.charlestongolfguide.com or call 800-774-4444.

 The mission of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is to unify and lead the local travel industry in marketing the Charleston area as an individual, meeting, incentive and group destination to both the domestic and international markets. For more information, visitexplorecharleston.com  

Premier Golf Announces New Fall Packages to PGA Village, Streamsong Resort

(DULUTH, GA) – Premier Golf (www.premiergolf.com), experts at world travel and the exclusive distributor of Ryder Cup travel packages since 1991, proudly offers fall stay-and-play packages to just-renovated PGA Village and critically acclaimed Streamsong Resort.

Among the recent renovations to PGA Village, completed by Tom Hoch Designs, include the remodeling of the Taplow Pub, Wine Room and PGA members-only section. Additional improvements include adjustments to the courses’ signage, which will pay tribute and educate players about the PGA of America’s historical Ryder Cup and PGA Championship affiliations. These enhancements compliment the well-established quartet of championship golf courses – Ryder, Wanamaker, Dye and St Lucie Trail; the 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance facility and PGA Short Course, as well as the PGA Museum of Golf.

Streamsong Resort, arguably one of the most popular golf destinations on the eastern seaboard, comes replete with a masterfully designed Tom Doak course (Streamsong Blue) that features a beautifully rugged design far and apart from traditional southern-style layouts. The sister course, Streamsong Red, is designed by two-time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, which incorporates the surrounding natural landscape for one of the most visually appealing courses in all of North America. In addition, the resort offers hiking trails, fishing excursions and a grotto-style spa with luxury guest rooms that highlight stunning views.

“As many courses begin closing for the winter and temperatures become less predictable, golfers can enjoy sublime temperatures at these two incredible, world-class resorts,” said Premier Golf President Jim Ward. “This year, the PGA Village added outstanding enhancements that make the destination a true golfer’s paradise, while Streamsong, unquestionably, remains a bucket-list getaway known for its exceptional design and setting. We’re thrilled to offer packages to both places and we know every guest will have a tremendous experience.”

Premier Golf Fall Stay-And-Play Package details:

Through Oct. 31, Premier Golf’s PGA Village package starts at $372.75 per person and $478.75 per person Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 (based on four persons). Included are three nights in a luxurious two-bedroom villa, three rounds of golf at a choice of Ryder, Wanamaker and Dye Courses, practice range balls and taxes. (Premier Golf is PGA Village’s exclusive package agency.)

Through Nov. 15, Premier Golf’s Streamsong packages start at $829.50 with discounted rates the remainder of the month for $694.50 per person, based on four-persons sharing. Included are three nights in a stunning sunrise-facing room and three rounds at choice of world-class Blue and Red Courses, practice range usage and all taxes.

Single room supplements available upon request for both options.

In addition to providing all-encompassing travel services internationally and throughout the U.S., Premier Golf is the exclusive provider of North American Ryder Cup travel and ticket packages since 1991 and has sent more than 25,000 fans to golf’s greatest event. Packages for the 2016 competition at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota are now available.

To book a fall escape, or to view all of Premier Golf’s travel packages, visit www.premiergolf.com or call 866.260.4409.

About Premier Golf
Premier Golf LLC is a division of Travel Incorporated headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. The company has been licensed by the PGA of America since 1988 and manages several of the PGA’s travel requirements. Since 1991, the company has been the only licensed source by the PGA for official Ryder Cup travel packages. Premier Golf is also one of America’s largest and most respected golf tour operators. With offices in Ireland and Scotland, Premier Golf provides golf travel services to the classic destinations all over the world. For more information: www.premiergolf.com, +888-439-1831.

OMNI HOTELS & RESORTS CELEBRATES BIRTHDAYS WITH THE GIFT OF GOLF

DALLAS, TEXAS (Oct. 20, 2015) – Starting today, Omni Hotels & Resorts is giving the gift of golf to guests celebrating their birthday while staying at any of Omni’s 11 golf resorts around the country. If it’s your birthday and you’re staying at an Omni golf resort, that day’s round of golf is free.

Golfers may choose a birthday tee-off on any of Omni’s championship golf courses, which are located in some of the country’s most beautiful destinations. Omni’s golf courses are designed by championship golfers and appointed with luxurious accommodations, superior service, and championship challenges. Each course offers a selection of tees and yardages, so every golfer of every skill level will find something to enjoy. Participating golf resorts include:

West:

Northeast:

Southeast:

The complimentary birthday golf promotion is subject to availability and offered to resort guests starting Oct. 20. Guests must call in advance to book their stay and a tee time, mention the birthday offer, and present valid identification upon arrival at the golf shop. The round may be played within seven days of their actual birth date and is not transferrable to another guest.

For additional information or to book a birthday tee time and overnight stay, guests may visit http://www.omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

GolfBoard Now Available at World Golf Village Resort

(Saint Augustine, Florida) – GolfBoard – the first and only substantive, surf-inspired, motorized golf vehicle built specifically for the sport – is now available at World Golf Village Resort’s King & Bear and Slammer & Squire golf courses in Saint Augustine, Florida.

With open layouts and long fairways, the two 18-hole championship courses – designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and Gene Sarazen – offer ideal GolfBoarding terrain. Coquina rock formations, 200-year-old oak trees and vistas of the World Golf Hall of Fame provide a scenic backdrop for GolfBoarders as they “surf the earth.”

“The World Golf Village Resort is a destination for those serious about golf and its rich history,” says Jeff Dowell, President of GolfBoard. “Adopting GolfBoarding at a venue steeped in tradition is a testament that this fast, fun and active experience is part of the future of the game.”

Conceived by Bally Total Fitness Founder Don Wildman and legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, GolfBoarding is an entirely new way to traverse the golf course and is forever changing the way golfers experience the game. The four-wheel drive board allows users to turn by simply transferring their body weight in a carving motion akin to snowboarding or surfing.

“The World Golf Village Resort celebrates golf and the enjoyment it’s given to generations of players,” says Jim Hahn, General Manager, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire. “GolfBoard makes the game more fun, and has proven to be highly appealing to millennials. So as we look to expand the popularity of golf to a new generation, it’s only fitting we offer GolfBoard at our renowned courses.”

Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, GolfBoards are ultra-durable and built with a safety-first and user-friendly mantra to provide golfers a more active and engaging alternative to riding in a cart. Early adopters of GolfBoard have seen an increase in rounds played, revenue growth and an improvement in pace of play. Advanced technology allows GolfBoarders to customize board settings and configurations to their riding preference including adjusting speed settings from 6 to 10 mph via a simple, one-touch switch.

Available since April 2014, GolfBoard is now offered at more than 120 courses in the US, Canada, and Mexico. More than 300 additional private, daily-fee and resort courses are scheduled for product delivery over the next 90 days, and hundreds of individual golfers – including PGA Tour stars and A-List celebrities – have purchased GolfBoards for personal use at their favorite courses.

About the World Golf Village Golf Courses

As the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Resort are championship courses designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a spectacular and unique resort setting.

King & Bear, named for its co-designers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, opened in 2000 and is the
first-and-only 18-hole design collaboration between these two World Golf Hall of Fame members. The 7,279-yard course is a “driver’s” course, which should come as no surprise as both Palmer and Nicklaus wielded awesome power games in their primes. The front nine is an open, links style layout that gives a nod to the heritage of the historic city of St. Augustine, Florida. The back nine is more traditional Florida golf fringed with loblolly pines, 200-year-old oak trees, indigenous coquina rock and numerous water features.

The Slammer & Squire was designed by course architect Bobby Weed with World Golf Hall of Fame Members and design consultants, Sam “The Slammer” Snead, and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. All three men shared a desire to build a course that rewards good shot making while preserving the area’s natural beauty. What developed is a well-groomed course that showcases the pristine unspoiled wooded areas, wetlands and natural beauty of the region with an emphasis on the short game. The 6,939 yard course has generous landing areas with beautifully contoured greens. Players will revel in the three finishing holes which offer breath-taking views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Both courses have hosted numerous nationally-televised events including several Champions Tour events.

For more information: www.golfwgv.com, 904.940.6088.

About GolfBoard

A product of Sol Boards, Inc. of Bend, Oregon, GolfBoard is a new, easy-to-ride electric powered 4wd board that adds fun and excitement for golfers of all ages and athletic ability. There are two versions of the GolfBoard: a commercial-grade CourseBoard ideal for rental fleet use, and a personal use SportBoard available to be customized with a wide selection of custom fender colors, graphics, wheels, and decks, plus a high-performance package providing top speed of 14 mph. Affordable personal and fleet leasing options are available via GB Leasing.
For more information: www.GolfBoard.com, 888.328.2841.

RTJ GOLF TRAIL TO BEGIN WINTER MEMBERSHIPS THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 1

Birmingham, Ala. – Oct. 27, 2015 – As Old Man Winter approaches, golfers can now rejoice. Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is launching a new RTJ Winter Membership thus Sunday featuring unlimited golf November through February at nine RTJ locations. Golfers may purchase Winter Memberships in monthly increments for up to four months. Winter Memberships are $150 per month per person or $225 per couple per month. Tee times are scheduled within seven days of play. Carts are not required but are available for an additional fee.

“When snow starts to fall, snowbirds head down I-65 toward Alabama’s beaches,” said John Cannon, president of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. “Snowbirds and other golfers have a great reason to pack their clubs and experience some of the best golf on earth playable all year long,” said Cannon. “RTJ has recently been named one of the best buddy trip destinations by Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella and this Winter Membership encourages golfers to come experience it for themselves. The Alabama courses played by the PGA TOUR and the LPGA are included in these offerings,” he said. “You can play four months of unlimited golf on the RTJ Golf Trail for roughly the same price as one round at Pebble Beach, Trump National Doral or TPC Sawgrass. Golfers looking for great courses at affordable prices, come play RTJ this winter. Between the variety of golf courses, great BBQ and local craft beers, you might need to extend your stay.”

The RTJ Winter Membership offer runs between Nov. 1, 2015 and Feb. 29, 2016. Memberships can be purchased in one month increments and are available at the individual RTJ locations. RTJ Ross Bridge and the Lakewood Club are not part of this Winter Membership promotion, but will be available for play at discounted rates for all Winter members. Please make tee time reservations directly with the individual sites within seven days of play.

For more information on the Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail visit www.rtjgolf.com.

STREAMSONG RED AND BLUE CLIMB GOLF MAGAZINE’S “TOP 100 COURSES IN THE U.S.” LIST

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STREAMSONG, FLORIDA – October 21, 2015 – Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue have been named to GOLF magazine’s list of Top 100 Courses in the U.S., adding to the resort’s growing list of accolades. In this year’s list, Streamsong Red ranked 47 and Streamsong Blue ranked 56, up from their rankings of 52 and 62 respectively in the list’s last edition.

The GOLF Magazine list, compiled biennially and based on input from a group of 100 international panelists, is published in the October  2015 issue. Panelists evaluate a ballot of 493 public and private courses in the U.S. The panelists recognized Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue for the following attributes:

“Tall, odd-shaped sand piles, significant climbs and drops, firm, fast-running Bermuda fairways and lakes submerged in the sand spice the play on the Coore-Crenshaw-designed Red course.”
“Streamsong Blue features a distinctive sand-based canvas that puts an emphasis on ground-game prowess. Tom Doak crafted fairways that cling to the terrain as if they’ve been here for thousands of years. Greens melt into their surrounds. Imaginative green contouring forces players to think before approaching.”
“We are incredibly proud of our team and are honored to see Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue ascend the rankings as two of the greatest golf courses in the nation,” said Rich Mack, CFO and executive vice president for The Mosaic Company, which owns the resort. “As we continue to evolve and meet our guests’ expectations, these rankings are a very positive indication we are headed in the right direction. In 2017, with the arrival of Streamsong Black, we will continue to work hard to make Streamsong an even greater golf experience for all of our guests.”

In less than three years since opening, Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue have received numerous accolades throughout the golf industry, including Golfweek’s “Best Modern Courses” and “Best Resort Courses,” as well as Golf Digest’s “Florida’s Best Public Courses.”

Tucked away on 16,000 natural acres in central Florida, Streamsong also offers guests a range of unique activities and amenities, including guided bass fishing excursions on the resort’s prolific lakes and streams, sporting clays, the grotto-style AquaPietra spa, tennis courts and a nature trail.

For availability and reservations, please call 863.428.1000 or visit www.streamsongresort.com.

About Streamsong Resort

Streamsong® Resort has been developed by The Mosaic Company and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources. From awe-inspiring golf courses and enchanting nature trails to sumptuous dining and ethereal spa experiences, Streamsong operates in concert with its environment. This appreciation for the land’s inherent beauty creates an unparalleled luxury resort. The resort is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts and the golf courses are managed by KemperSports. For more information, visit www.streamsongresort.com.

WILSON STAFF SET FOR JANUARY 2016 RELEASE OF ITS NEXT GENERATION IN FEELTECHNOLOGY: NEW FG TOUR F5 FAMILY

CHICAGO, October 6, 2015 – The new Wilson Staff FG Tour F5™ line of woods offer a design geared towards the better player, while providing game improvement technology to help compliment anyone’s game. Each of the FG Tour F5 fairway woods and hybrids embodies Fast Fit™ technology. The fastest, easiest and one of the lightest adjustable hosel systems allowing for quick fitting changes.

“Our product design starts and ends with the player in mind and even the best players want to manage and minimize their miss-hits as much as possible” comments Global Director of Innovation Michael Vrska.

 

Wilson FG Tour Driver

FG Tour F5 Drivers (MAP: $379.99)

The FG Tour F5 driver is offered in two lofts, each featuring six loft settings and three adjustable sole weights to allow players to attain their ideal launch angle, ball speed and spin rate. Wilson Advisory Staff PGA Tour players heavily influenced and refined the deep face, 460cc head during its developmental stages.

  • 9.0o and 10.5o models are available, each with 6-way adjustable
    hosels covering every loft from 8.0o to 12.5o in half degree
    increments.
  • Green Means GO! Fast Fit technology allows players to make
    quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club
    head from the shaft.
  • An interchangeable weight placed low and close to the face
    decreases spin while maintaining an optimal launch for
    maximum distance.
  • Reactive Face™ technology features variable thicknesses to
    maximize response and ball speeds at every spot on the face.
  • A chemically-etched crown reduces weight where it does not
    benefit the golfer to be repositioned elsewhere in the head to
    lower center of gravity and increase moment of inertia.

 

 

Wilson Fairway

 

FG Tour F5 Fairway Woods (MAP: $229.99)
A Carpenter Custom 455 maraging steel face and Fast Fit technology lead to maximum distance and optimized ball flight in the FG Tour F5 fairway woods.
Wilson Advisory Staff PGA Tour players influenced and refined the stainless steel face insert developmental stages.

  • The premium Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face creates a thin, hot, high CT face for increased ball speeds and longer distances.
  • Green Means GO! Fast Fit technology allows players to make quick adjustments by eliminating the need to remove the club head from the shaft.
  • Three loft models are available, each including a 6-way adjustable hosel for precise ball trajectory.

The interchangeable weight placed low and close to the face decreases spin while maintaining an optimal launch for maximum distance

 

wilson fairway chart

 

 

 

wilson hybrid

 

FG Tour F5 Hybrids (MAP:$209.99 )
A Carpenter Custom 455 maraging steel face, combined with Fast Fit technology and an improved head design, leads to maximum distance and versatility in the FG Tour F5 hybrids.Wilson Advisory Staff PGA Tour players influenced and refined the stainless steel face insert during its developmental stages.

  • The premium Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert creates a thin, hot, high CT face for increased ball speeds and longer distances.
  • Larger volume on stronger lofted heads provides forgiveness on longer shots.
  • Green Means GO! Fast Fit™ technology allows players to make quick adjustments using the lightest adjustable hosel system for optimal launch and spin.
  • 17o, 20.0o and 23.0o, models, each with 3 loft and 3 upright lie settings are available in right hand and 20.0o, and 23.0o models are available in left hand.

 

wilson hybrid chart

About Wilson Golf
For 100 years, Wilson Golf has designed, manufactured and distributed premium and recreational golf equipment throughout the world. Since 1914, Wilson Staff irons have won 61 major championships, more than any other iron manufacturer in history. That winning tradition continues today by delivering the highest quality equipment to all golfers to enhance performance on the course and overall enjoyment of the game.

About Wilson

Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports, is the world’s leading manufacturer of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Through its dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.

3rd PGA of SA World Club ProAm To Tee-Up in South Africa

 After receiving world acclaim for the professional and successful hosting of the second, annual World Club ProAm championships, the organisers – the PGA of SA, Flagship Events and World Golf Events SA – are teeing-up for the third consecutive event, which will swing into action from 27 February to 5 March 2016 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

PGA of SA Chief Executive, Ivano Ficalbi, said,  “We are pleased to announce that the entries are open and teams who have been waiting have been quick to secure their spots for 2016. This tournament, the only Club ProAm of its kind in the world, has come a long way since we announced the inaugural event at the 2012 PGAs of Europe Annual Congress in Portugal, and we are proud to say that it just keeps getting better and better”.

Moving into the third year, the tournament is set to achieve even greater hype and interest on the European golf platform with the announcement by the PGAs of Europe that they will be sanctioning the World Club ProAm as a premier tournament on their 2016 calendar.  With this recognition, world-class courses, fantastic playing conditions of 90 holes across four championship courses and payouts up to 60th place, more PGA Professionals are looking to etch their name on the individual trophy and fill the shelf at their club with the team silverware.

To achieve this, they will have to battle it out in an Individual Stableford format competition to claim the US$33,000 cash first prize. The teams will compete in a Pro-Am four round tournament consisting of three rounds of combined Betterball Stableford and a single round of Fourball Alliance Stableford for the prestigious Team Pro-Am trophy. A total prize purse of US$210 000 will be paid out that includes cash for the Professionals and US$50 000 in cutting-edge golf apparel for the daily amateur prizewinners, plus two luxury hole-in-one cars for the Professional and amateur as separate prizes.

Four of the country’s finest courses – Durban Country Club, Zimbali Country Club, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate and Cotswold Downs Golf Estate – will come together to provide a supreme test of tournament golf from tee-off to the final putt. ‘Unique’, ‘fun’ and ‘challenging’ are the words that best describe what can be anticipated. All four courses boast world-class playing surfaces, topography that provides for spectacular sea views of the Indian Ocean and an awe-inspiring combination of golf and nature.

“With a number of respected golfing publication awards under their belts and the prestige of being designed by world famous course designers, we are confident that our selection will deliver on an unforgettable golf experience,” concludes Ivano Ficalbi.

All registered PGA Professionals are invited by the PGA of South Africa to enter online at www.worldclubproam.com and identify three amateur golfers, with official handicaps, to make up the entry as prescribed for their region. The entry includes a full golfing package of five days of competitive golf across 90-holes of championship courses, plus seven nights 5-star accommodation sharing at the Durban Hilton Hotel and 5-star gala events.

 

Follow the tournament on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldClubProAmSouthAfrica

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0cbxYkq5BoIR3JTco_bUgQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/worldclubproam

 

Ypsilanti Named One of Livability.com’s Top 10 Best Cities for Singles, 2015 #ypsilanti

Ypsilanti Named One of Livability.com’s Top 10 Best Cities for Singles, 2015
Inaugural list identifies and ranks America’s top cities for singles
Nearly three in 10 U.S. households now have exactly one person in them. But not all cities are created equal for those looking to find someone – whether to marry or just to be single together. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Ypsilanti a Top 10 Best City for Singles, 2015. Ypsilanti offers a high concentration of singles, lots of ways to meet new people, and plenty of options for that first, second or third date.

When choosing the best cities for singles, our editors started by looking at places where there are plenty of singles to choose from, looking at the percentage of unmarried people, the percentage of the population in prime marriageable age (20 to 34), and places where large percentages are living alone – all Census data. Our friends at Esri then helped us find places where people are doing single-ish things. These cities tend to have higher-than-average rates of people who go to art galleries, bars, nightclubs and pool halls. They have more residents who are likely to dance, sing karaoke and go to romance movies. We subtracted points for places where people play a lot of computer games (Get out of the house, people.) and added points for people using dating sites and apps.

Finally, our editors added in a couple of measures to find places that are good for everyone, like demographic diversity and cost of living.

“Some people want to stay single. Some people don’t,” says Livability editor Matt Carmichael. “These cities are great for people who are single, as well as those looking to find someone not to be single with.”

Ypsilanti is experiencing a surge of young, creative types, making it one of the best cities for singles, especially those who dig an artsy, small-town vibe. Singles far outnumber married people in Ypsilanti, and residents tend to use dating apps and online sites at a higher rate than most Americans. Ypsi’s primary entertainment districts – downtown and Depot Town – are filled with shops, restaurants, and bars, which make it easy to find places to meet new people or go on first dates. Newcomers often find it easier to break into the Ypsi dating scene by joining gyms, volunteering or attending club events like bike rides, fun runs and art events.


Top 10 Best Cities for Singles, 2015

  1. Carrboro, NC
  2. Hoboken, NJ
  3. West Hollywood, CA
  4. Oxford, MS
  5. San Marcos, TX
  6. Ypsilanti, MI
  7. Ames, IA
  8. Miami Beach, FL
  9. Athens, GA
  10. Moscow, ID