CLEVELAND GOLF INTRODUCES THE NEW HUNTINGTON BEACH SOFT PUTTERS

 

CLEVELAND GOLF INTRODUCES THE NEW HUNTINGTON BEACH SOFT PUTTERS

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Nov. 2, 2018 – Cleveland Golf® is proud to announce the new Huntington Beach SOFT putters, where science and artistry come together for your best putting performance. Get the distance control, soft feel and confidence to sink more putts with the new Huntington Beach SOFT, which officially launches on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

“Cleveland Golf putters have always been a great value, but the Huntington Beach SOFT Putter, featuring a speed optimized face and premium finish, takes it to a new level,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development.

The hallmark of the new Huntington Beach SOFT putters is Cleveland Golf’s proprietary Speed Optimized Face Technology (SOFT). SOFT helps normalize ball speed across the face of the putter, meaning, no matter where you strike your putt, you get consistent speed and consistent distance.

A unique aspect of these Huntington Beach SOFT putters is a custom face-milling pattern for every head shape. Rather than relying on the same face pattern on every putter shape, Huntington Beach SOFT utilizes a gradual face-milling pattern on higher MOI models, while using a more rapid milling variation on lower MOI models.

“The Huntington Beach SOFT putter’s speed optimized face is one of the most advanced technologies available to improve putting performance,” Brunski said. “You’ll make more putts – plain and simple. The fact we’re delivering it at such an aggressive price point makes this one of the best values in the market.”

Cleveland Golf’s Huntington Beach SOFT putters feature a coarse, diamond-shaped milling pattern to soften the feel at impact while increasing friction for a more consistent roll. Each one is crafted from soft 304 Stainless Steel, delivering a better feel and more confidence on the green.

Key Innovations Inside Huntington Beach SOFT:

  • Speed Optimized Face Technology: Provides consistent distance and speed control on every putt, even mishits.
  • Diamond CNC Milling Pattern: Deep grooves provide soft feel with a true roll that starts on-line.
  • Optimized Center of Gravity Location: Strategic weight redistribution provides solid feel and stability for straighter putts.
  • Tour-Proven Shapes: Six tour-proven models will suit any golfer’s stroke and style.

 

 Featuring classic designs and highly advanced shapes, the new Huntington Beach SOFT putters deliver score-dropping technology in a finely crafted package to help golfers of all skill levels improve their performance on the greens.

Huntington Beach SOFT putters are available for $129.99 MAP with 16 unique color selections and four different color fill areas, providing plenty of personalization options to meet your needs. Color personalization is available on each model for an additional $10.

For more detailed information on the new Huntington Beach SOFT putters, please visit: clevelandgolf.com

DeChambeau and Bridgestone Come Up Aces in Vegas!

DeChambeau and Bridgestone Come Up Aces in Vegas!

 “The Golf Scientist” Relies on Bridgestone TOUR B X Ball in Dazzling Victory at

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf Tour star Bryson DeChambeau opened his new season in much the same fashion he closed out the last, with a scintillating one-shot victory at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.  The win in the desert gives DeChambeau his fifth for his career (all with Bridgestone balls), and an astonishing three wins in his last five PGA TOUR starts.

Relying on Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X ball, the young star exhibited pinpoint iron play and impressive driving performance in his march to victory. In fact, DeChambeau ranked among the top 10 in driving accuracy, greens-in-regulation, birdies, eagles and strokes gained: total. The win moved him to No.5 in the Official World Golf Rankings propelling him to the highest ranking of his career to date.

In a city infamous for the ups-and-downs of its visitors, DeChambeau bucked that trend, proving to be a model of consistency in firing rounds of 66-65-66-66 for a tournament total 21-under par.   Not that his performance wasn’t without gambles, including a tournament-clinching 58-foot eagle on the 16th hole of Sunday’s final round to give him the lead for good.

“After the way I finished the 2018 season, I couldn’t wait to get back out here and continue the momentum I had,” said DeChambeau. “The TOUR B X continues to be a golf ball I can count on in the biggest of moments. I can’t overstate how important it is for my confidence down-the-stretch to have a ball in play that I have previously relied on in the heat of the battle.”

DeChambeau switched to the TOUR B X in late 2017 after extensive experimentation revealed a significant impact on his driving, iron play, short game and putting.  He also wears Bridgestone’s new TOUR B FIT Glove featuring high-end Cabretta leather with FIT technology to ensure a soft feel, consistent grip and excellent durability.

“Bryson continues to wow golf fans worldwide with his intelligent and exciting play,” said Dan Murphy, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. “He is primed for a great year ahead and we are proud to be the ball brand he is trusting in his quest to take his game to the next level of excellence.”

The TOUR B Series golf balls represent Bridgestone’s most technologically advanced models to date. During development, company engineers used data from nearly 350,000 in-person ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each type of swing characteristics identified.

For more information on Bridgestone Golf’s award-winning Tour B family of golf balls and the entire Tour team that relies upon them, visitwww.bridgestonegolf.com.

About Bridgestone Golf

Based in Covington, GA, Bridgestone Golf USA manufactures premium golf balls, clubs and accessories under the Bridgestone and Precept brands. The company started making golf balls in 1935 and today has more golf ball design patents than any other company. Beginning in 2006, Bridgestone revolutionized golf ball selection with its custom ball-fitting program, identifying a golfer’s ideal golf ball based on personal swing characteristics. Today, as the #1 Ball-Fitter in Golf, Bridgestone has conducted over 2.1 million fittings via a combination of live-fitting, online selection and its B-FIT App.  The consumer data gathered from ball-fitting continues to inspire Bridgestone’s innovative new golf ball designs, yielding industry-leading performance products for the entire range of players, from recreational golfers to the best in the world. Bridgestone Golf is proudly represented on international professional tours by icons such as Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Bryson DeChambeau and Lexi Thompson.  Bridgestone Golf USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bridgestone Sports Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. More information:  bridgestonegolf.com.

FINAL ROLEX SERIES EVENT OF 2018 WELCOMES EUROPE’S PRE-EMINENT GOLFERS TO DUBAI

FINAL ROLEX SERIES EVENT OF 2018 WELCOMES EUROPE’S PRE-EMINENT GOLFERS TO DUBAI

Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, 5 November 2018 – Now in its 10th year, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai will be contested by the top 60 players on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex on 15 – 18 November 2018 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

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Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s glittering city skyline, the tournament marks the final Rolex Series event of 2018. Launched in 2017, the Rolex Series presents a global programme of golfing showpieces on the European Tour, which Rolex has partnered since 1997.
The elite field is set to include many of the stars from the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, including Testimonees Thorbjørn Olesen and Jon Rahm, who will be defending his 2017 title.
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For 28-year-old Olesen, victory on Jumeirah’s Earth Course would make for the Dane’s second Rolex Series win in the same calendar year, after winning the Italian Open in June. In doing so, he would follow in the footsteps of 24-year-old Rahm, who won the 2017 Irish Open ahead of being crowned the winner in Dubai.
The Spaniard said: “I’m excited to return to Dubai and defend my title. It will be all the more special to do so alongside teammates from The Ryder Cup, which was an unbelievable experience for me.”
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Fellow players from the Rolex golf family contending the DP World Tour Championship include Rahm’s compatriot Rafa Cabrera Bello, who is also a previous Rolex Series winner; Belgians Thomas Pieters, a three-time European Tour winner, and Thomas Detry; 2016 DP World Tour Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, from England; and Haotong Li, from China, who won his second European Tour event early this year in Dubai.
RACE TO DUBAI
Established in 2009, the season-long Race to Dubai concludes at the DP World Tour Championship, with the leader of the Race to Dubai Rankings Presented by Rolex crowned alongside the tournament winner, to wrap up a season comprising 47 tournaments spanning 30 countries.
ENDS

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NOTES TO EDITORS

ROLEX TESTIMONEES CONTESTING THE 2018 DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Thomas Detry
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Haotong Li
Thomas Pieters
Thorbjørn Olesen
Jon Rahm
ROLEX TESTIMONEES THAT HAVE WON THE DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, DUBAI
Matthew Fitzpatrick (2016)
Jon Rahm (2017)
ROLEX TESTIMONEES THAT HAVE WON THE RACE TO DUBAI
Martin Kaymer (2010)
Luke Donald (2011)
ABOUT THE ROLEX SERIES
Through an unwavering commitment to the game of golf for more than 50 years, Rolex has developed one of the broadest and most enduring relationships between brand and sport, in the world.
Rolex has always contributed to the further development of golf worldwide through its partnerships with guardians of the global game – organizations with the responsibility of advancing the sport, such as the European Tour.
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of this partnership, in 2017, the Rolex Series was launched as the premium tournament category on the European Tour’s International Schedule. Presently comprising eight tournaments staged in a variety of golfing locations around the world, Rolex Series events offer a minimum prize fund of US$7 million.
The 2018 roster of Rolex Series tournaments include: the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27); the Italian Open (May 31-June 3); the HNA Open de France (June 28-July 1); the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (July 5-8); the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open (July 12-15); the Turkish Airlines Open (November 1-4); the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player (November 8-11); and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (November 15-18), where the leading golfer of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex will be crowned.
ABOUT ROLEX 
An unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.rolex.com

TPC Summerlin, Designed by Bobby Weed Golf Design, Hosts 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

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TPC Summerlin, Designed by Bobby Weed Golf Design, Hosts 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (November 3, 2018) – TPC Summerlin, in Las Vegas, designed by Bobby Weed Golf Design (BobbyWeed.com) with Fuzzy Zoeller serving as a consultant, played host this past week to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, an official PGA Tour event. Patrick Cantlay is the defending champion.

“We know this year’s event will feature excellent play and exciting competition,” said Bobby Weed. “”Summerlin has hosted a Tour tournament for over twenty years, and I am proud the course remains interesting and fun.”

While challenging enough for the best players in the world, TPC Summerlin has multiple tees on each hole, enabling golfers of all abilities to enjoy the exceptional layout. The course, which opened in 1991, is a member of the Tournament Players Club network operated by the PGA Tour.

Patrick Lindsay, executive director of Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, said, “We are proud to call TPC Summerlin the host course for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. It is a course that the PGA Tour professionals enjoy playing, and we’re excited about this year’s field and the new activations outside the ropes.

“The management and staff at TPC Summerlin are integral in the tournament’s success.”

TPC Summerlin’s par-72, 7,243-yard layout was carved from a magnificent swath of rugged desert terrain. The average elevation of the course is approximately 2,700 feet above sea level.

“Summerlin was designed to be a rich desert oasis, with copses of mesquite trees and native grasses,” explained Weed.

TPC Summerlin was the first golf course in Nevada to be certified as an Audubon Sanctuary System by Audubon International. Great care was taken during the construction of TPC Summerlin to preserve and protect natural wildlife habitats.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

The Shriners Open is the second event in the FedEx Cup and is played annually in October.

The Shriners Open débuted on the PGA Tour as the Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic in 1983. The tournament has been hosted by numerous courses before settling at its current venue, TPC Summerlin. The tournament’s champions list includes some of the most recognizable and in some cases, most decorated names in golf: Fuzzy Zoeller, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Webb Simpson. At the same time, the Shriners Open has been a breakthrough tournament for several Tour players who earned their first victory on the PGA Tour at TPC Summerlin, including Tiger Woods.

About Bobby Weed Golf Design

Acclaimed golf course designer Bobby Weed specializes in design, renovation and repurposing. His work features a balance of visual appeal, sustainability and playability, all informed by an environmentally-sensitive aesthetic and an exceptional hands-on, holistic approach.

Weed began his professional career with an extended apprenticeship with Pete Dye, launching a collaboration of over 35 years’ duration and a lifelong friendship. Hired in 1983 by the PGA Tour as the Golf Course Superintendent at TPC Sawgrass, Weed went on to become the Tour’s in-house designer from 1987-1996. He was responsible for the design of many of today’s best-known TPC venues, which continue as host sites for prominent Tour events.

Weed also was able to collaborate with many of golf’s most familiar names, including Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Jerry Pate and Chi Chi Rodriguez – a rare cross section of experience.

In 1994, Weed’s career reached an apex with the formation of his own design firm, where he continues to “handcraft” golf courses.

Chris Monti, senior design associate at Bobby Weed Golf Design, has been with the firm for over 20 years, working seamlessly with Weed in total involvement in every aspect of the design and execution process. Monti holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and spent a year studying the design of historic courses in the British Isles.

Today, Bobby Weed Golf Design has amassed an impressive list of new and renovated courses that consistently are ranked at the top of their respective categories, including The Olde Farm Golf Club, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, The Golf Course at Glen Mills, Medalist Golf Club and Timuquana Country Club.

Bobby Weed Golf Design also is a leader in golf course repurposing – a means to update layouts through redesign and reallocation of partial acreage for higher value land uses. Repurposing helps clubs and communities preserve golf while surmounting economic and other challenges. Weed’s skill, vision and business acumen coalesce to result in successful, refined and durable golf course design.

Bobby Weed is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He also is a 39-year member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, was a former Certified Golf Course Superintendent and is a member of the Florida Turfgrass Association.

Bobby Weed Golf Design won The BoardRoom Magazine 2017 “Excellence in Achievement Award in Course Architecture – Renovation.”

For more information on Bobby Weed Golf Design, see www.bobbyweed.com.

Tanglewood Park Golf Course Reopens After RTJ II “Refresh”

 

Tanglewood Park Golf Course Reopens After RTJ II “Refresh”

Robert Trent Jones Jr. updates his father’s public course, host of’74 PGA Championship

The Championship Course at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, North Carolina—a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that hosted the 1974 PGA Championship and the 1986 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship—reopened last Saturday after five months of implementing major portions of a long-range golf course refinements master plan prepared by Jones Sr.’s son, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Chairman and Master Architect of Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) Golf Course Architects.

The master plan, prepared at the request of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department, called for refinements to many elements of the golf course, notably all bunkers, tees, tree management, and resurfacing the greens with new turf.

“The changes are outstanding,” reports Michael Wilcox, Tanglewood Park’s Director of Golf. “The updated playability, strategy, and picturesque vistas will create a unique and memorable golf experience. Once the newly grassed areas are fully established, the Championship Course will once again be one of the premier public courses in the U.S. A new chapter at Tanglewood has begun.”

“I give the officials in the Forsyth County government a big standing ovation for realizing the tremendous asset that the Championship Course at Tanglewood Park represents to their County Parks System,” says Bruce Charlton, President and Chief Design Officer of RTJ II. “Our intent was to update the course in keeping with the RTJ Sr.’s design philosophies while polishing this gem to meet the demands of today’s game. It has been a pleasure implementing our visions in collaboration with Richard Mandell, an ASGCA member based in Pinehurst, N.C.”

Both Wilcox and Charlton noted the contributions of course superintendent Lee Barefoot, The Wadsworth Construction company led on this project by Matt Lohmann, and consultant Steve Johnson of Brown Golf Management.

Visit www.rtj2.com to learn more about RTJ II’s courses, sustainable designs, water conservation, and world-class public golf courses.

 

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About Robert Trent Jones II

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects (RTJ II), located in Palo Alto, Calif., is the preeminent golf design firm worldwide, having created more than 280 courses in over 40 countries on six continents. Trustees of a great tradition of golf course architecture, RTJ II is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course on each unique site. The RTJ II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course development and the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through completion of any project. For additional information, visit the RTJ II website at www.rtj2.com or contact the firm at +1 650-475-0329 or info@rtj2.com.

 

THE FEDDINCH CLUB, NEWEST COURSE IN ST. ANDREWS, ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS

ST. ANDREWS, Fife, Scotland (October 23, 2018) – Ewan McKay, Chairman of The Feddinch Club—the first and only private, residential member’s club with its own course in St. Andrews—confirmed today that several special developments have taken place to boost the appeal of membership.

 

Construction of The Feddinch Club course progresses, with much of the rough shaping now complete. Current work is concentrated on improving site boundary walls and directing surface water into newly created culverts and wetlands in out-of-play areas to enhance bio-diversity. This will be followed by mid-2019 completion of the rough shaping and installation of additional drainage and irrigation. The formal opening of the club is scheduled for Spring 2021.

Founder Member enrollment has been extended to Nov. 30, 2018. Those wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to enroll now only pay a 2.5% deposit, which remains in escrow until six months prior to opening, when the balance will be payable.

Enrollees enjoy special benefits including annual credits to be spent at the club along with:

    • Complimentary transfers from and to airports in Scotland and courses in the locale
    • 7 nights guaranteed accommodation annually for family use
    • The right to reserve 10 suite nights annually for unaccompanied guests
    • Entitlement to enter a ballot for accommodation during the week of The Open
    • Unlimited and complimentary play for spouse/partner and immediate offspring under age 30
    • Playing rights daily for up to seven golfers
    • The right to host an annual event for up to 24 participants
    • A personalized concierge service to take care of all requests
    • A gated entrance to maximize privacy and security and ensure total relaxation
    • Access to numerous outdoor pursuits for families
    • Opportunities to participate in driven game shoots and fishing expeditions

Additional updates from The Feddinch Club include:

  • An agreement in principle has been reached with the local Kingsbarns Distillery for the production of a Feddinch-branded single malt whisky and a variety of gins that will be available in the clubhouse. Members of The Feddinch Club also will be able to purchase a consignment of the whisky in barrels and, upon maturation, have it personally labelled.
  • In homage to the great golf course designer Donald Ross, who studied under Old Tom Morris in St. Andrews before coming to America where he became one of the country’s foremost architects, a statue of Ross will be erected at The Feddinch Club and each of the 19 holes will be named after courses designed by him. To date, acceptances have been received from Seminole, Inverness, Scioto, Grosse Ile, Charlotte Country Club, and Wannamoisett.

 

GOLFTEC Offers One Complimentary Lesson or Club Fitting with A Donation to PGA Hope in Honor of Veterans Day

GOLFTEC Offers One Complimentary Lesson or Club Fitting with A Donation to PGA Hope in Honor of Veterans Day

Redeemable at Participating U.S. Locations, Nov. 5-11


(Englewood, Colo.) 
– GOLFTEC is supporting PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, by offering one complimentary lesson or TECFIT club fitting session to anyone who first makes a small donation to PGA HOPE, the flagship military engagement program of PGA REACH.

Redeemable at all participating GOLFTEC locations in the United States between Nov. 5-11, interested parties can register online now at. To complete the process, customers simply follow instructions on making a donation, scheduling their lesson or fitting, and showing their receipt upon arrival at GOLFTEC. Each 30-minute lesson or fitting is valued at nearly $100, but individuals are only asked to make a $35 minimum contribution (more can be donated, if desired).

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a free, adaptive program that introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. For more information, please visit:www.PGAREACH.org.

“The PGA has done an incridble job with its charitable initatives and we’re excited to work with them this year to support this great cause ,” says Joe Assell, co-founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “Last year we raised nearly $30,000 for PGA REACH, but we’re raising the bar in 2018 and setting a goal of $45,000.”

“GOLFTEC is among the largest employers of PGA Professionals in the world, and we’re looking forward to working with their talented staff to make a difference in the lives of veterans through golf,” said Ryan Cannon, Senior Director of PGA REACH.  “We highly encourage golfers of all skill levels to support this program and experience the highest quality lessons and club fitting in the industry.”

Conducting more lessons than any company in the world, GOLFTEC’s unique fact-based approach has led to the average student dropping seven strokes over 18 holes in one year.  Lessons are taught one-on-one by Certified Personal Coaches, mostly in indoor bays that utilize proprietary teaching technology. Developing a comprehensive improvement plan for each student is the foundation of GOLFTEC’s philosophy.

The company’s enhanced TECFIT® custom club fitting program is a TOUR-like fitting experience combining swing characteristics with ball flight data to help identify optimal golf equipment for each student. An array of clubhead/shaft options are available to perfectly match players of any skill level with the clubs that best meet their needs. Nearly 75% of all golfers who experience a TECFIT custom driver fitting gain an average of 25 yards over their previous equipment.

To learn more about the promotion, visit golftec.com/pgahope.

About GOLFTEC

Since 1995, GOLFTEC has become the world’s largest provider of golf lessons and premium club fittings, operating more than 200 corporately-owned and franchised Training Centers in all major U.S. cities, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.  A top employer of PGA Professionals, the company’s 700-plus coaches have taught more than eight million lessons with students dropping an average of seven strokes from their scorecards.  Its highly-trained coaches leverage leading-edge technology for a completely fact-based approach to instruction, practice and club fitting.  GOLFTEC’s leadership position in golf improvement is augmented by its SwingTRU Motion Study™ – the largest ever conducted on golf swing mechanics.

About PGA REACH

PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf. To join its efforts or learn more about the foundation and its initiatives, visitPGAREACH.org.

2 Golf Outings Planned To Benefit Victims Of Hurricane Florence

2 Golf Outings Planned To Benefit Victims Of Hurricane Florence, Flooding Along The Grand Strand

FGI Offers Two Events For Area Golfers To Give Back To Employees, Community Who Were Impacted By Storm, Flooding Damage
October 16, 2018, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Two golf courses owned by Founders Group International (FGI) will host golf outings benefiting the Aberdeen Country Club Community and FGI employees who were impacted by Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding.

Both outings — one at Founders Club in Pawleys Island and another at Long Bay Golf Club in Longs —provide opportunities to help those in need while playing a round of golf.

The first event will be the Founders Strong Golf Outing at 10 a.m. on October 30 at Founders Club in Pawleys Island. The tournament format is a four-person scramble. Proceeds from the event will go to FGI employees affected by the storm and flooding.

The cost is $60 per player. The entry fee includes a round of golf, lunch after the round and prizes. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and silent auction. Those interested in signing up should email their foursome to Tom Van Hoogen at Tom.Vanhoogen@FoundersGolf.com.

“Hearing about what people have lost and what they are going through is heartbreaking,” said Van Hoogen, general manager and head golf professional at both River Club and Founders Club. “It’s tough when you hear about and see homes with several feet of water in them. There have been many families in the Founders Group that have been affected by this storm. Employees from Longs down to Pawleys Island have suffered, and in this time of need, we want to come together and help our FGI family get their homes and lives put back together.

“During this tough time, the Myrtle Beach area has shown a lot of pride and determination in aiding our community in any way possible. Whether it is from donations, filling sand bags, or helping people move out of flooded homes, the people have really come together to help out.”

The second event is the Aberdeen Country Club Community Rebuilding Golf Outing, which will have a 10 a.m. shotgun start on November 3 at Long Bay Golf Club in Longs. All proceeds will benefit those in the Aberdeen Country Club Community impacted by the storm.

The cost to enter is $60 per golfer and the golf shop will also collect household items and additional monetary donations. The entry fee includes a round of golf and lunch after the round. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. To register a foursome, email Corey.Bowers@FoundersGolf.com.

“Aberdeen’s community took one of the hardest hits from the flooding,” said Corey Bowers, head golf pro and general manager of Aberdeen Country Club. “So much devastation to the community, with almost every house and condo having damage from the storm. At Aberdeen Country Club, a part of FGI, we want to do whatever we can to help show support for our community. So, we will do what we do best, which is hosting a golf event to raise money, household supplies and more. Anything to help our community rebuild.”
About Founders Group International

Founders Group International (FGI) is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeastern United States. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., America’s seaside golf capital.

Those courses include Pine Lakes Country Club, the “granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach area courses; TPC Myrtle Beach, host site of the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s golf regional and Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship; and Grande Dunes Resort Club, home of the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center.

FGI administers www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlet Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through FGI’s assets, including “top-100 caliber” courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.

More information about Founders Group International is available at www.foundersgroupinternational.com, www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Weathered The Storm Well, Ready For Fall Play

Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Weathered The Storm Well, Ready For Fall Play

Myrtle Beach Golf Trips Has Everything Needed For The Perfect Golf Vacation

October 2, 2018, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Fall is officially here, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the golf clubs until next season.

Fall in Myrtle Beach is one of the best times of the year to enjoy great weather and golf courses in peak condition. Myrtle Beach Golf Trips, the Grand Strand’s largest golf vacation provider, is thankful that Myrtle Beach area golf courses weathered the impacts of Hurricane Florence well overall and are ready to welcome fall golfers.

Whether booking a fall golf trip with friends or looking to squeeze in a round of golf during a fall Myrtle Beach family vacation, Myrtle Beach Golf Trips has the ideal golfing package to meet every golfer’s needs. Myrtle Beach Golf Trips provides world-class golfing experiences at a very affordable rate, with fall specials beginning at just $35 per player.

“We are very fortunate to have made it through the storm in good shape with nearly all area golf courses open and ready for fall play,” said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International, parent company of Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. “Fall is one of the best times of the year to enjoy beautiful weather and great golf along the Grand Strand. We are very excited to welcome players back to the area as we officially kick off the fall golf season.”

Myrtle Beach, “the golf capital of the U.S.A.,” is home to over 100 golf courses, including designs from golf’s greats like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. From single-digit handicaps to those looking to play the game for the first time, Myrtle Beach Golf Trips has the perfect-curated golf experience for golfers of every age, gender and skill level.

For the latest golf course status updates and to book the perfect fall getaway, visit MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Trips

The area’s premier resource for tee time bookings, Myrtle Beach Golf Trips has been putting together great golf experiences for customers since 1927, by providing access to award-winning courses, multi-round tee time specials, and golf and lodging packages at the best prices.

Owned by Founders Group International (FGI) and with the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, Myrtle Beach Golf Trips helps thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries. Golfers can choose from “top-100 caliber” courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, Grande Dunes Resort Club, TPC of Myrtle Beach, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.

More information about Myrtle Beach Golf Trips and Founders Group International is available at www.foundersgroupinternational.com, www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAN A GREAT COASTAL GETAWAY AT THE SEA PINES RESORT

PLAN A GREAT COASTAL GETAWAY AT THE SEA PINES RESORT

Hilton Head Island’s top resort offers incentives and amenities for all ages

 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Oct. 3, 2018) – Offering its best values of the season, during the most favorable weather of the year,The Sea Pines Resort’s Getaway Package offers great lodging and activities on Hilton Head Island, named the number 1 island in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

The Getaway Package (available now through March 1, 2019) includes activities options from tennis to biking, golf for all ages, dinners and food discounts, as well as a family portrait session on the beach by the certified professionals at Memory Lane Portraits

Exclusively for Getaway Package guests, the Fall and Winter Golf Passport (available starting October 22) includes up to one tee time per day on Atlantic Dunes or Heron Point. The two-player, four-day passport* costs just $349, which provides an exceptional golf value for each round.  Harbour Town Golf Links can be added to the package for an additional $140 per guest per round.

The Getaway Package starts as low as $136 per night for a minimum of four nights in a two-bedroom deluxe villa in the Plantation Club. The Getaway Package is valid for weekly or nightly stays (4-night minimum).

 

Accommodations and seasonal special rates are also available at Hilton Head Island’s no. 1 hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town.

 

 

For more information about the Getaway Package, plus all the incentives and amenities included, visitwww.seapines.com/vacation-rentals/specials/fall-winter-getaways.aspx or call (866) 561-8802 (promo code GETAWAY).

 

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*The passport is available for play from Oct. 22, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2019. Tee times may be reserved up to one day prior to play and are based on availability. Fall and Winter Golf Passport is exclusive to Getaway Package guests and is valid only during the dates of stay. Offer cannot be combined with any other packages or offers and does not include complimentary afternoon replays. It is good on new reservations only and does not apply to group bookings. Taxes apply.

 

About The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands, and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.  Guests can choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes, and the luxurious 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities, and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.