Galvin Green Launches Ventil8 Plus Range for Spring/Summer 2017

Galvin Green Launches Ventil8 Plus Range for Spring/Summer 2017
New Premium Performance Blend Offers Exceptional Moisture Wicking Via Body-Mapping Technology

(Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – announces the introduction of its 2017 Spring/Summer Ventil8 Plus range featuring body-mapping technology.

Designed for ultimate breathability and comfort in excessive heat, Ventil8 Plus fibers feature a revolutionary body-mapping technology to wick moisture twice as fast as a traditional polyester shirt. The ultralight material draws sweat away and diffuses it over a larger area for rapid evaporation alongside ventilation panels for maximum airflow.

“The Ventil8 Plus line brings a level of technical fabrication unlike anything else on the market,” says Andrew Creed, President of Galvin Green USA. “We set out to offer golfers the perfect combination of style and market-leading performance, and Ventil8 Plus over delivers.”

The latest Cool Layer advancement within the brand’s heralded Multi-Layer Concept, Ventil8 Plus is offered across a range of men’s, women’s and junior’s polos, trousers, shorts, and skorts. Boasting a UV protection rating of 20+, all garments are developed with an anti-bacterial effect for odor control and are machine washable for easy care.

Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.

Galvin Green is the Official Team Supplier of Outerwear for the 2016 and 2018 European Ryder Cup Teams. Through this partnership, the company will provide its premium waterproof garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club (2016) and Le Golf National (2018).

Learn more at www.GalvinGreen.com; get social at www.Facebook.com/GalvinGreen and @GalvinGreen

About Galvin Green

Galvin Green is a family-owned business founded in 1990. A pure golf brand, its products – including premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories – are available for purchase at better green grass shops and golf-specialty retail locations in more than 20 countries, and trendygolfusa.com.

Crafted by golfers for golfers, every garment and layer has been developed to be compatible – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Each detail exists because the game demands it.

Sandra Palmer, Nancy Scranton To Be Inducted into Legends Hall of Fame at French Lick Resort

Sandra Palmer, Nancy Scranton To Be Inducted into Legends Hall of Fame at French Lick Resort

Induction will be held in conjunction with the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank

FRENCH LICK, IND.  – LPGA veterans Sandra Palmer and Nancy Scranton will become the newest inductees into the Legends Hall of Fame.

Palmer, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and Scranton, a native of Centralia, Ill., will be inducted on Saturday, July 8, into the Legends Hall of Fame — a permanent exhibit featured at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.

The induction will be held in conjunction with the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank, set for July 10-12, at French Lick Resort. This year’s event will be sanctioned by the LPGA as a senior LPGA major championship and will feature many members of The Legends Tour.

“I was speechless – really stunned, but deeply honored to learn that I will be a part of the Legends Hall of Fame,” said Palmer, who now lives in Long Beach, Calif.

“I feel very honored to be recognized in this way by The Legends Tour and by French Lick Resort,” added Scranton, who now lives in St. Augustine, Fla.

“It has been such a blessing to be a part of this great group of women and French Lick Resort has not only hosted The Legends Tour Championship for the past four years, but it also created a home to showcase the best women golfers in our history,” Scranton said.

While she is a native Texan, Palmer grew up and played junior golf in Bangor, Maine. She attended North Texas State University, where she was runner-up in the 1961 National Collegiate Championship. She was also a four-time winner of the West Texas Amateur and won the 1963 Texas State Women’s Amateur Championship.

Palmer turned professional and became an LPGA Tour member in 1964. She went on to win 19 professional events, including major championships at the 1972 Titleholders Championship and 1975 U.S. Women’s Open.

Palmer also was the LPGA’s top money winner and Player of the Year in 1975, and she finished in the top 10 on the LPGA’s season money list from 1968-1977. She played in her last LPGA Tour event in 1997.

Palmer was inducted into the Texas State Golf Hall of Fame in 1985, as well as into the National Collegiate Hall of Fame in 1988.

She is a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top-50 LPGA teachers. Palmer currently is the director of women’s golf at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, Calif.

In addition, Palmer has played in more than 30 Legends Tour tournaments and routinely still competes in the Legends Honors Division for players age 63 and over.

“It’s wonderful that the Legends Hall of Fame has a home and that a competition for senior women professionals has a worthy stage,” said Palmer. “French Lick definitely brings out the best in your game.”

As an amateur, Scranton won the 1981-1982 St. Louis Metro Championship, the Southern Illinois Championship (1979, 1982-83) and the 1983 Illinois Women’s State Championship.

Collegiately, Scranton attended both Florida State University and the University of Kentucky, where she registered three top-five finishes, including two collegiate tournament wins. Scranton was named to the 1983 All-Southeastern Conference list.

The Illinois native qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt and was a rookie in 1985. She went on to win three LPGA tournaments, including one major championship – the 1991 du Maurier Classic. In addition, she was a member of the 2000 U.S. Solheim Cup Team

After giving birth to twins Libby Jane and Luke Scranton in 2004, Scranton began competing on The Legends Tour, where she has won five times and posted 16 top-10 finishes.

Scranton has also been a stalwart on The Legends Tour’s Team USA for its ISPS Handa Cup competitions, on which she has contributed 19 points and compiled an 8-6-3 match record in the team matches event.

With their induction this summer, Scranton and Palmer will become the ninth and tenth members of the Legends Hall of Fame.

“I was really caught off guard when I found out about this induction,” added Scranton. “I was out of the country visiting my sister and her family in Italy, so it was fun to get to celebrate the news with her.”

Annual inductions include one active member of The Legends Tour who is still regularly competing in official Legends Tour events and one semi-retired Legends Tour member who has made a significant impact on the game during her LPGA and Legends Tour careers.

Palmer and Scranton will join Legends Tour Hall of Fame members Sandra Haynie and Elaine Crosby (inducted in 2016), JoAnne Carner and Rosie Jones (2015), Nancy Lopez and Jane Blalock (2014), and Jan Stephenson and Kathy Whitworth (2013).

For more information about The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.

About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 15 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise over $17 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.

OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA WELCOMES ROBOGOLFPRO® TO THE GOLF PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE CURRICULUM

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 27, 2017) — Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is excited to announce the addition of RoboGolfPro®, the only swing training system that allows golfers to discover their ideal swing.

RoboGolfPro® is a revolutionary device that allows golfers to instantly feel their perfect swing by taking them through the correct movements with the help of video and mechanical training. Omni La Costa is the robotic training system’s only location in Southern California.

“The technology that goes into the RoboGolfPro® system is an essential element to the holistic approach to game improvement that is fundamental to the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute,” said AJ Avoli, director of the Omni La Costa GPI. “There is nothing else like the RoboGolfPro®.”

The RoboGolfPro® swing trainer was developed by Scot W.R. Nei, who has been successful as a tour player, equipment designer and instructor. The robot-like arms on his RoboGolfPro® take the student through the motion of the perfect swing, creating the “aha moment” by combining the feel and understanding of what the swing should be.

“RoboGolfPro® allows the instructor to get inside of the golfer’s mind, to create cognitive development and motor learning patterns that have instant success,” said Nei, who has joined the Omni La Costa GPI staff as a guest instructor. “It is ideal for RoboGolfPro® to be part of the curriculum at Omni La Costa, where so many exciting things are happening in golf instruction.”

Led by Avoli, one of Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America,” the Omni La Costa GPI offers a combination of physical, mental and high-tech programs designed to help golfers of all levels improve and gain a better understanding of their games. Among the other technology on hand is state-of-the-art computer technology that aids in visual learning, along with proven teaching tools such as the mySwing 3D Motion Capture System, Trackman and FlightScope launch monitor systems.

An eight-acre practice facility has recently been renovated for the resort’s Golf Performance Institute, and features both grass and high-quality mat hitting surfaces. The short-game area boasts both an 8,000-square-foot target green and 10,000-square-foot putting green.

This summer the Omni La Costa GPI will debut a golf-centric psychological program being developed for the resort by the world-renowned Chopra Center, which is also located on property.

One of 11 Omni golf resorts coast-to-coast, Omni La Costa is recognized as one of the historic golf destinations in the country, with two distinctive courses. The Champions Course and Legends Course were renovated in 2011 and 2013, respectively, by Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Course Design, adding length and enhanced strategic values, while upholding the integrity of the original 1960s Dick Wilson layouts.

For more information about RoboGolfPro® and the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute, visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/golf/academy or call (760) 804-7431.

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About Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa embodies “The La Costa Lifestyle” with programs and offers that pay homage to the resort’s storied legacy as the country’s original wellness destination and playground of choice for Hollywood’s jet set. Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, Calif., the resort boasts more than 600 guestrooms, suites and villas, an adults-only pool and cocktail venue, 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an Athletic Club, exhilarating waterslides and 36-holes of golf on two distinctive courses. Honored as the #1 Wellness Spa by Spa magazine, the 43,000-square-foot Spa at La Costa includes a private pool, waterfall showers, café and therapeutic reflexology path. Acclaimed restaurants – Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Bistro 65 present coastal California cuisine with a focus on sustainability and seasonality in partnership with local farms. Also home to Premier Fitness Camp and the worldwide headquarters of The Chopra Center, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa offers continually evolving health and wellness programming. For more information, call (800) 854-5000 or visit www.omnilacosta.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants and unique wellness options.  Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

OMNI GOLF RESORTS HONOR AMERICA WITH NATIONAL STARS, STRIPES AND EAGLES HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST

(DALLAS, Texas, June 28, 2017) – Nothing sparkles like fireworks on the golf course more than a hole-in-one, and so to honor America, each of the 11 golf destinations in the Omni Hotels & Resorts collection is participating in the summer-long “Stars, Stripes & Eagles” Hole-In-One Contest.

Kicking off on the 4th of July and continuing through Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4, 2017), Omni golf resorts from coast-to-coast will designate a par-3 for the daily Stars, Stripes & Eagles Hole-In-One Contest.

The hole will be marked with a special “stars and stripes” flagstick and golfers who are staying at the resort on a golf package will have the opportunity to win with a “firecracker of a shot.”

So the whole country can celebrate if a hole-in-one is made, golfers must post a video of their “eagle” that day on social media – tagging it #OmniGolf – to be eligible to win.

Guests who make a hole-in-one on the Stars, Stripes & Eagles Contest will receive their current stay complimentary (up to two nights), including their portion of the golf package, tax and resort charges. Additional guests are still responsible for their charges. Guests must be staying at the resort on a golf package to redeem prizes, which are non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed later. Some restrictions may apply.

Located at some of the country’s most beautiful resorts, Omni’s golf courses were designed by award-winning golf architects, many also legendary champions of the game.

Omni golf destinations offer challenges for golfers at all levels of play, so pros, amateurs, and their families can find courses to enjoy while creating memorable golf experiences.  Every Omni golf resort also features luxurious accommodations and superior service, on and off the course.

Golfers can participate in the Omni national Stars, Stripes & Eagles Hole-In-One Contest at the following destinations:

For more information about the Omni Golf Collection, visit https://www.omnihotels.com/destinations/golf/stars-stripes-eagles or call 1-800-The-Omni (1-800-843-6664).

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About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Participate in Senior LPGA Championship Pro-Am

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Participate in Senior LPGA Championship Pro-Am
1st Ever Senior LPGA Championship to be held at French Lick Resort July 7-12

FRENCH LICK, IN (June 28, 2017) – It was announced today that The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, the nation’s 66th United States Secretary of State, will be participating in one of two Pro-Am Tournaments scheduled during the first-ever Senior LPGA Championship, presented by Old National Bank. Joining Dr. Rice for the July 7 event on the Pete Dye Course will be Kathryn Imrie, an LPGA instructor and former tour player, who is also playing in the Senior LPGA Championship.

Rice was the National Security Advisor under former President George W. Bush and became Secretary of State in his second term. The first black woman to be a Stanford provost in 1993, she now is a professor of political economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business

Dr. Rice made history again when she was named one of the first of two women ever admitted to Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters tournament.

The championship week, scheduled July 7-12, will feature back-to-back pro-am events pairing some of the biggest names in women’s golf with philanthropic golfers wishing to support Riley Children’s Foundation, the fundraising organization for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

The exclusive pro-am events, sponsored by Faegre, Baker Daniels and Ice Miller, are slated to include 32 foursomes, plus pros. Five World Golf Hall of Fame members – Laura Davies, Patty Sheehan, Hollis Stacy, Betsy King and Pat Bradley – have committed to the Senior LPGA Championship along with an additional 12 LPGA Tour major champions. In total, the group has garnered 375 LPGA Tour wins and over 60 worldwide championships.

The benefit tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and practice, followed by a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. EST. The scramble format pairs players with a different pro for each 18 holes. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the tournament.

Entry fees for a foursome begin at $6,000. All pro-am golfers will receive tickets to the Pairings Party and VIP gifts.
Presenting sponsor for the 2017 Senior LPGA Championship is Old National Bank. Additional sponsors include Visit French Lick West Baden, Zeus, Coca-Cola, Smithville Fiber, Ice Miller, Hylant and French Lick Casino.

Additional sponsorship and underwriting opportunities may also available. For more information, please contact Joe Vezzoso at 812-639-7653, email srlpga@frenchlick.com or visithttps://frenchlick.com/golf/events/seniorlpga/home.

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ABOUT THE LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and head- quartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA. com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

ABOUT FRENCH LICK RESORT
French Lick Resort is a $560 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino. This premier resort and casino destination in Southern Indiana features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 45 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 163,000 square feet and an array of dining and entertainment options.

ABOUT THE SYMETRA TOUR
The Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and concluded its 36th competitive season in 2016. With the support of its umbrella partner, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7M in prize money to $3.5M in prize money awarded over the course of 23 tournaments — the most events since 1988. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 418 LPGA titles. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA, Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.

Bogey Golf Tour: BGT Canadian Open

 

Bogey Golf Tour: BGT Canadian Open
June 11, 2017 at Belleview Golf Club, Woodslee, Ontario

Our golfers battled the heat and the wind at Belleview Golf Club in the BGT Canadian Open but still came in smiling! Congratulations to all our winners!

Long drive prizes were $50 gift cards to Golf Town compliments of Supreme Restoration Services Inc. Congratulations to Luke Fraser, Todd Poynter and Peter Harris. Closest to the Pin prizes were 3 days and 2 nights for 2 at Treetops Resort. Congratulations to Luke Fraser and Dan Taylor.

Congratulations to the Low Net Winners in each division
Par Division (0-12.9 hdcp.):
1st place Adrian Roy shot 83 net 69.6
2nd place Danny Angelidis shot 86 net 76.0
3rd place Ramsey Fadel shot 89 net 76.9

Bogey Division (13-21.9 hdcp.):
1st place Doug Brown shot 89 net 68.8
2nd place Dan Taylor shot 90 net 70.5
3rd place Chris Beer shot 88 net 71.4

Double Bogey Division (22-27.0 hdcp.):
1st place Ray Pillon shot 94 net 71.1
2nd place Domenico Paonessa shot 98 net75.3
3rd place Peter Harris shot 98 net 75.4

Congratulations to the Low Gross Winners: Adrian Roy (83), Chris Beer (88) and Ray Pillon (94)

Bogey Golf Tour, the premier amateur golf tour for the average golfer

www.bogeygolftour.com
Link to results page: www.bogeygolftour.com/tournament-results-208/bgt-canadian-open

Upcoming Event: Monday June 19th BGT U.S. Open at Washtenaw Golf Club, Ypsilanti, Michigan

www.bogeygolftour.com/tournament-252/bgt-us-open

SRIXON LAUNCHES FAST, EASY ONLINE GOLF BALL PERSONALIZATION AT SRIXON.COM

SRIXON LAUNCHES FAST, EASY ONLINE GOLF BALL PERSONALIZATION AT SRIXON.COM

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – June 12, 2017 – SRIXON®, a global leader in high-performance golf equipment and a brand Dedicated to Improving Your Game, has launched text personalization for golf balls on its website, Srixon.com. Now, online visitors can design their name, monogram or special message on their favorite Srixon golf ball model in a fast, easy process.

Once a visitor arrives to the golf ball product page, the PERSONALIZE button allows entry of up to 17 characters of text per line, on up to three lines. Seven different text colors are available for personalization, and the site shows an example view of the text in any specified color for reference.

These award-winning Srixon golf ball models are available with online text personalization:

·         Z-STAR (Pure White and Tour Yellow)

·         Z-STAR XV (Pure White and Tour Yellow)

·         Q-STAR TOUR (Pure White)

·         Q-STAR (Pure White and Tour Yellow)

·         Soft Feel (Soft White and Tour Yellow)

·         Soft Feel Lady (Soft White and Passion Pink)

Srixon has two promotions featuring text personalization for each golf ball model featured above. Both promotions are happening now and valid until the end of the year:

·         Buy 3 dozen personalized golf balls, get 1 free dozen personalized*.

·         Free personalization on any dozen purchased**.

For more information on Srixon golf balls, visit Srixon.com.

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags and Headcovers

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags and Headcovers

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is celebrating the season’s second major championship with the release of limited edition, USA-themed hats, bags and headcovers.

Each piece is specially designed in a red, white and blue color scheme and available at select retailers or through Bridgestone Golf’s website at www.bridgestonegolf.com. Details on the new lines include:

  • “USA Collection” Headwear – Structured performance polyester cap with bold base color in either navy blue or red with decorative stars and stripes and Bridgestone’s logo embroidered on the front ($24)
  • Bags – Three models:
    • Staff Bag – Replica of what Bridgestone staff players will use during the U.S. Open ($450
    • Stand Bag – High-quality craftsmanship; red, white, blue coloring ($299)
    • Lightweight TourB Stand Bag – Just 4.2 pounds, perfect for walking ($159)
    • Headcovers – Exact replicas of what Bridgestone Staff players will be using at Erin Hills, available in sets of three to accommodate a driver, fairway wood and hybrid ($99).

“We wanted to do something really special for our customers to commemorate the national championship,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Coordinator. “These special edition products capture the excitement and tradition associated with this event and allow our Tour Staff and fans to display their patriotism in a fun and fashionable way.”

Additional information on all Bridgestone Golf accessories can be found at https://bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/style.

Bridgestone’s professional staff features FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, Olympics bronze medalist Matt Kuchar, Masters winner Fred Couples, three-time major champion Nick Price and rising stars Bryson DeChambeau and Hudson Swafford.

About Bridgestone Golf

Bridgestone Golf USA is based in Covington, GA and manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and, as the world’s largest tire manufacturer, leverages its 900 rubber polymer science engineers worldwide to produce high-performing products. Customer swing and related data, captured through its popular, nationwide ball-fitting program, advises continuous advancement of ball technology. Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo.

More information: bridgestonegolf.com.

18th Annual Veterans Golf Classic is Poised to Tee-Off

 

18th Annual Veterans Golf Classic is Poised to Tee-Off

332 Players From 29 States Are Descending on Myrtle Beach For 54-Hole Event

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The 18th annual Veterans Golf Classic, which has attracted 332 players from 29 states, is poised to tee-off on nine outstanding Myrtle Beach golf courses.

A 54-hole, two-man team event, the Veterans Golf Classic is open to all current and former members of the military and their friends, and will be played June 5-7.

The event features a different format of play each day – better ball, combined net team score and scramble – and each team must include at least one current or former member of the armed forces. Players are placed into one of four flights – Eisenhower, MacArthur, Nimitz and Franks – based on their handicap.

The host courses for this year’s event are: Shaftesbury Glen, the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort, Wild Wing Avocet, Prestwick Country Club, International Club, The Witch, Thistle and Long Bay Golf Club. All nine host courses earned at least 4 stars, according to Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play Guide.

Participants will also enjoy a Sunday welcome reception and a Wednesday night awards banquet, in addition to receiving a Veterans Golf Classic hat and shirt and an assortment of goodies in a tournament gift bag.

The Wednesday banquet is one of the event’s highlights. The colors of each service branch – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard – are presented and the atmosphere is the perfect blend of festive and respectful.

The competition extends beyond the standard two-man team event. The Branch Challenge pits the five branches of the U.S. Military against each other. Participants are entered into the contest and at the end of the tournament the branch with the lowest score is crowned champion.

The Carolina Cup, which matches members of the VFW against the American Legion, is another popular tournament within the tournament.

For more information, go to http://veteransclassicgolf.com/.