Kingsmill Championship Will Continue through 2020


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., August 29, 2017 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Kingsmill Resort announced today a contract extension for the Kingsmill Championship on Tuesday. Kingsmill Resort, which has held the Kingsmill Championship tournament annually since 2003, will renew its title sponsorship for an additional three years (2018-2020).

“We are thrilled Kingsmill Resort has extended our long-term partnership as it ensures that we will continue the rich tradition of showcasing the best golfers in the world, at one of the very best resorts in the world,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan.

“Everything at Kingsmill is first class –– from the beautiful resort, to the championship River Course, to the incredible volunteers, to the way they treat players and fans alike.”
The contract extension allows the LPGA to continue to add to the list of past Kingsmill Championship winners, which includes the likes of LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak and Karrie Webb.

“Kingsmill Resort is honored and incredibly excited to once again partner with the LPGA LPGA Tour as we announce the extension of a 35-year-old tradition of professional golf being played at Kingsmill Resort,” Kingsmill Resort’s Chief Operations Officer John Hilker said. “On behalf of our staff and the thousands of volunteers who make the Kingsmill Championship possible, we look forward to working within the Hampton Roads community to provide individuals, families and juniors an opportunity to create and share lifelong memories surrounding the game of golf.”

At the 2017 Kingsmill Championship, current World No. 2 Lexi Thompson famously skydived into her pro-am tee time and then went on to set a tournament scoring record and capture her eighth career win on the LPGA Tour. Thompson was thrilled to hear the LPGA is continuing its annual stop in Williamsburg, saying, “I’m excited to hear that the LPGA will continue to have the Kingsmill Championship. It’s always been one of my favorite stops on Tour with some of the best fans. I can’t wait to return to the Kingsmill Resort next year to defend my title.”

LPGA Tour players consistently rave about the Kingsmill Resort, especially three-time Kingsmill Championship winner and LPGA Tour veteran Cristie Kerr, who said at this year’s tournament: “I just love the feel of the place. It’s a big golf course. It’s a classic golf course with very good greens. I just love the layout.”

About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 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 the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.

The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.

Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via
www.LPGA.com. Join the social conversation at www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo, and on Instagram and Snapchat at @lpga_tour.

Arcis Golf Recognized Among Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Arcis Golf Recognized Among Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Earns #171 Overall and #2 in the Travel & Hospitality Category

Dallas-based Arcis Golf, one of the country’s leading owner-operators of golf courses, is ranked No. 171 on the newly released 2017 Inc. 5000 list recognizing the fastest-growing private companies in America and also earned the No. 2 rank in the Travel & Hospitality category.

With 2,456% growth in revenues over a three-year period, the distinction on the 36th annual Inc. 5000 list places Arcis Golf among such prestigious company as Microsoft, Domino’s Pizza, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, Zappos.com and many other well-known names – all past recipients of the Inc. 5000 recognition.

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company achieved a staggering three-year average growth of 481%. Arcis Golf’s growth was over 400% higher than the average of this year’s fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 list. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years.

“We honor just one thing: real achievement by a founder or a team of founders. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great–usually from scratch,” said Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. Magazine. “That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as entrepreneurs know better than anyone.”

In less than four years, Arcis Golf has skyrocketed from a small start-up to the 2nd largest owner and operator of U.S. golf facilities within the hospitality and leisure space through strategic acquisitions, with nearly 70 high-quality private and daily fee facilities positioned in or near major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

Additionally, Arcis Golf has built a strategy and an irreplaceable and distinctive portfolio, along with a best-in-class leadership team, that is delivering industry-leading organic and same-store growth. This differentiated approach is reinventing the modern club experience, making it more relevant to today’s consumer lifestyles.

“The Inc. 5000 recognition is such an honor and a tribute to our company and leadership team’s innovative approach to this business,” said Arcis Golf CEO Blake Walker. “We are finding and implementing new ways to engage our customers, through unrivaled programming and amenities, game-changing technology, and unprecedented experiences. I’m honored to work with such a talented team.”

Arcis Golf has allocated millions of dollars in major capital improvements in its facilities nationwide and has grown to 3,900 employees.

Arcis Golf will be among the companies honored at the 36th Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala, to be held Oct. 10-12 in Palm Desert, Calif. For more information visit www.inc.com.

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About Arcis Golf

Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties tailor each element of the golf and country club experience to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages. Established in March 2013, Arcis Golf is comprised of exclusive private club and daily-fee golf operations. The Arcis Golf portfolio is supported by Arcis Equity Partners, LLC through strategic acquisitions that build and sustain the company’s leadership position in upscale golf and club experiences.

Cleveland Golf Announces New Launcher Woods and Irons

Cleveland Golf Announces New Launcher Woods and Irons for Golfers Who Prefer to Launch the Ball High and Straight

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — August 7, 2017 — CLEVELAND GOLF® woods and irons are back with powerful technologies that help avid golfers experience faster ball speeds, more distance, and added control. Optimized for dedicated golfers who prefer forgiving clubs that launch the ball high and straight, Cleveland Golf’s new woods and irons will launch in North America on Sept. 15, 2017.

Since 1979, Cleveland Golf equipment has brought industry-leading performance to professional and amateur golfers alike. In keeping with that legacy, Launcher Woods and Irons combine Cleveland Golf’s most popular club technologies with new performance innovations that provide avid golfers with the distance, forgiveness, and control they demand.

Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Cleveland Golf, explained why the company’s woods and irons are back: “When we looked into the woods and irons markets we saw a major disconnect. Prices are increasing dramatically while golfers aren’t seeing significant performance gains. So we set out to create new woods and irons with true performance benefits that are obvious the moment a golfer swings one of these clubs.

“When it comes to drivers, a big part of the problem is excessive adjustability. These features are nice for some golfers but are quite heavy, positioning weight in less than ideal locations.  It’s a major tradeoff in performance. By replacing those features with a lightweight hosel and weight positioned low and deep within the head, we built the Launcher HB driver with more forgiveness and incredible distance that will clearly show up on a launch monitor.”

 Launcher HB Woods

The new Launcher HB Driver, Fairway Woods and Hybrids utilize performance technologies that help golfers launch the ball far and straight. The clubs employ a redesigned HiBore Crown, ultra-lightweight hosel, Flex-Fin Technology, Low and Deep Weighting and a Launcher Cup Face to deliver the distance and forgiveness sought after by most golfers.

Launcher CBX Irons

Launcher CBX Irons combine all of Cleveland Golf’s proven wedge spin technologies with a forgiving cavity back design. Progressive shaping, Feel Balancing TechnologyTM and a V shaped sole work in tandem to increase forgiveness. Tour Zip Grooves and Laser Milling produce high levels of spin from the fairway and the rough, providing dramatically improved control around the course.

 Launcher HB Irons

With the fully-hollow Launcher HB Irons, Cleveland Golf improves upon one of their most popular iron designs. The extremely forgiving irons use a high-strength steel face, HiBore Crown, and hybrid-like design to help golfers launch the ball higher and farther than typical cavity back irons.

Launcher Woods and Irons will be available for pre-sale at select retailers on Aug. 28, 2017 and will launch throughout North America on Sept. 15, 2017.

Launcher HB Driver Price:

  • $299.99 MAP

Launcher HB Fairway Woods Price:

  • $219.99 MAP

Launcher HB Hybrids Price:

  • $199.99 MAP

Launcher HB Irons Price:

  • Men’s 7pcs Steel Set: $699.99 MAP
  • Men’s 7pcs Graphite Set: $799.99 MAP
  • Women’s 7pcs Graphite Set: $799.99 MAP

Launcher CBX Irons Price:

  • Men’s 7pcs Steel Set: $699.99 MAP
  • Men’s 7pcs Graphite Set: $799.99 MAP
  • Women’s 7pcs Graphite Set: $799.99 MAP

 

ABOUT Cleveland Golf®:

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland Golf is part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Inbee Park and many others. CLEVELAND GOLF® develops innovative short game solutions, producing advanced wedges and putters for a wide range of players that are designed to improve scoring from 125 yards and in.

 

THE LINKS AT PERRY CABIN BY PETE DYE TO DEBUT IN SPRING 2018


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THE LINKS AT PERRY CABIN BY PETE DYE TO DEBUT IN SPRING 2018

St. Michael’s, Md. (Aug. 15, 2017) – The Links at Perry Cabin debuts Spring 2018 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay. Created by renowned architect Pete Dye, the Links is an exciting, exhilarating 18-hole layout that plays through trees and over significant elevation changes.

“This golf course is exciting because it incorporates all of the Pete Dye mysterious things that he does,” commented Alice Dye, Pete’s wife and long-time design collaborator. “As you go along, it builds up and you see a little Pete Dye here and a few more Pete Dye elements there, and then you get to the 16th hole and the final three holes are so exciting.”

The Dyes describe The Links at Perry Cabin as a family “mulligan” because Pete worked on a course at the same site back in the 1960s with his late brother Roy Andy Dye before the developer went bankrupt. The new course—a total rebuild designed by Pete Dye with additional input from Alice and their son, P.B. Dye—is now part of the most luxurious resort in this part of the country.

It is also one of the most exclusive, being available only to club members and guests of the Inn at Perry Cabin.

“Several holes have a links-style feeling with continuous movement and some mounding that almost looks like natural sand dunes,” explained P.B. “The 7th has the same philosophy as the 9th hole at Yale, a famous ‘Biarritz’ hole with a big saddle in the middle of the green. It’s definitely not a hole that you see on the Eastern Shore, so it’s going to stand out.”

P.B. continued, “At the turn, you enter into an almost parkland-type course, holes 10 to 15 are in the woods with majestic old trees. You feel as if the course has been there for years. Then the last three holes—what we call the ‘Good Night Kiss’—golfers are going to remember, with a short par 4, a replica of the island green from TPC Sawgrass, and the 18th will be one of the most majestic finishing holes in golf.”

Golf memberships are being sold, with playing and lodging privileges built into a limited number of founder memberships.

St. Michael’s, Maryland, is located about 60 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and 90 miles from Washington, D.C. The area is easily accessible from Philadelphia (2.5 hours) and New York City (4 hours). Easton Municipal Airport, 20 minutes away, accommodates private aircraft.

For additional information, access the web site at www.linksatperrycabin.com, call 410-745-2300, or email Membership Director Ty Krause at tkrause@linksatperrycabin.com.

Senior LPGA and Symetra Tour Return to French Lick in 2018

Senior LPGA and Symetra Tour Return to French Lick in 2018

Hall-of-Famers, major champions, and future stars will compete on both the Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses

FRENCH LICK, IN – The legacy of women’s golf at French Lick Resort was on full display this summer with the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank, the first ever senior women’s major championship, and the Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic at French Lick.

The week-long celebration of women’s golf was such a success for both women’s golf and the primary charity, the Riley Children’s Foundation, that French Lick Resort moved quickly to set the dates for 2018.

The Senior LPGA Championship, won this year by Trish Johnson, will be contested next year October 15-17, 2018 while the Symetra Tour’s Donald Ross Classic at French Lick will be played July 12-14, 2018.

The Senior LPGA Championship is part of a five-year commitment with the LPGA Tour and televised on Golf Channel.

A field of 81 players, featuring a collection of past greats in the women’s game including LPGA Hall-of-Famers, current LPGA members and major champions over the age of 45, will compete on the spectacular Pete Dye Course. The 54-hole event offers a total purse of $600,000. The Symetra Tour’s 54-hole tournament played on the Donald Ross Course will have a purse of $200,000.

The history of women’s golf at French Lick dates back to 1957 where Louise Suggs captured the French Lick Women’s Open on the historic Donald Ross course. A few years later the LPGA Championship was brought to the historic site. In 1959 Betsy Rawls won the LPGA major followed by the legendary Mickey Wright winning the title in 1960. In 2013, the resort hosted The Legends Championship on the Pete Dye course and opened up the LPGA Legends Hall of Fame.

In 2018, the resort will add yet another chapter to women’s golf with these elite and historic players returning.

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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.comwww.facebook.com/lpga official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and

www.youtube.com/lpgavideo

ABOUT FRENCH LICK RESORT

French Lick Resort is a $600 million historic restoration and casino development spread dramatically across 3,000 scenic acres. It encompasses both the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel, which have been fully restored to their original sophistication and luxury, combine for 689 rooms and are located about one mile apart. The casino, built adjacent to the French Lick Springs Hotel, opened in 2006. West Baden Springs, with its spectacular massive dome, opened in 2007 after having not been used for its original luxurious purpose since 1932. Other facilities and amenities at this world-class golf resort destination include two spas with a 36 treatment rooms (they continue to offer the Pluto Miner- al Springs bath), over 51,000 square feet of gaming space, 165,000 square feet of meeting space and a variety of dining and entertainment options. Free shuttle buses serve golfers and visitors from around the world. Visit www.frenchlick.com.

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.

ECCO® Golf Announces Ernie Els Limited-Edition ‘100th Major’ Commemorative Shoe

 

ECCO® Golf Announces Ernie Els Limited-Edition ‘100th Major’ Commemorative Shoe

(LONDONDERRY, NH) – ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces the forthcoming release of 100 limited-edition ECCO BIOM® HYBRID CLASSIC golf shoes to commemorate Ernie Els’ 100th major championship appearance at this week’s PGA Championship.

Showcasing colors chosen by The Big Easy, each shoe will be numbered from one to 100 on the heel and feature Els’ logo on the upper, sole and tongue. The limited-edition model will be available early fall at www.eccousa.com and www.tgw.com.

“I’m delighted to join what is an extremely exclusive ‘100 Club,’ and to be able to partner with ECCO and produce these limited shoes to benefit my charity is a fitting way to celebrate the achievement,” said Els. “It says a lot about the company that they thought to come to me with this idea. It’s been fun to be involved in the design process and now seeing the final product.”

Els will become only the 13th player in golf’s history to have competed in 100 majors, a record which includes victories at two Open Championships (’02 and ’12) and two U.S. Opens (’94 and ’97).

“To have played in 100 major championships is a remarkable achievement,” said Jesper Thuen, Head of Asia-Pacific and sponsorship at ECCO Golf. “The level of consistency that Ernie has been able to sustain throughout his career pays testament to both his natural talent and his work ethic. We’re thrilled to be able to honor this achievement with these special designs.”

First released in 2012 to industry acclaim, ECCO BIOM HYBRID CLASSIC showcases a completely anatomical last developed by scanning more than 2,500 feet and featuring the company’s patented, award-winning hybrid outsole.

In addition to Els, ECCO Golf shoes are worn in competition around the world by Fred Couples, Smylie Kaufman, Peter Hanson, Thomas Bjørn, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Caroline Masson and Gerina Piller, among others.

ABOUT ECCO

ECCO®, a world-leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on great design and leather quality, and innovative technology. Founded in Denmark in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world, which owns and manages every aspect of its leather and shoe productions, and its retail sales. ECCO is among the largest producers in the world of high-quality leather, which is used in ECCO’s shoes, and own production of leather goods and is also sold to several leading luxury brands. Today, ECCO products are sold in 87 countries in more than 3,300 ECCO shops and shop-in-shops, and at more than 14,000 sales points around the world. The company is family-owned and employs more than 19,000 people worldwide.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.