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G8 economic summit being held at golf resort

Lough Erne Golf Resort
Lough Erne Golf Resort
The Lough Erne Golf Resort, which is hosting the G8 Summit this week, is for sale for about one-third of its original constructon cost.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Fast Play Friday makes PGA's Tom Abts one of game's innovators

Tom Abts
Scott Cohen
PGA Professional Tom Abts created Fast Play Friday, which has helped Deer Run make four-hour rounds the norm every day of the week.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Omni buys five big golf resorts from KSL

Barton Creek Resort
Courtesy of Barton Creek Resort
The Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas, is the biggest of the five resorts that Omni is buying from KSL.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Linda Hartough paints 16th hole at Merion

16th hole at Merion
Courtesy of Linda Hartough
Linda Hartough's depiction of the 16th hole at Merion is the 24th painting in her annual U.S. Open series.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Rickie Fowler makes a splash, er, splatter, at Merion

Rickie Fowler paint-splattered gear from Cobra Puma
Courtesy of Cobra Golf
Rickie Fowler himself created the the paint-splattered pattern on these new limited-edition cap, belt and shoes from Cobra and Puma.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Nike Golf signs two young Chinese players to endorsement deals

Hao-Tong Li (left) and Xin-Jun Zhang
Courtesy of Nike Golf
Hao-Tong Li (left) and Xin-Jun Zhang will represent Nike golf in clubs, ball, footwear, glove, apparel, headwear and accessories.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Special U.S. Open golf bags from Callaway and TaylorMade

TaylorMade and Callaway U.S. Open golf bags
Courtesy of Callaway and TaylorMade
The Callaway bag (right) has a few big and bold icons, while the TaylorMade bag (left) has a few more graphic elements.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Golf in Scotland is a $1.8 billion industry, says new study

Muirfield Golf Club clubhouse
Getty Images
The 2013 British Open at Muirfield will deliver a £70 million ($109 million) economic benefit to Scotland.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

2016 Olympic golf course site as seen from above

2016 Olympics golf course site
Getty Images
Several holes of the golf course to be built for the 2016 Olympics in Rio Janeiro will border the shore of Lake Marapendi – the long, skinny lake between the course and the barrier island.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Odyssey unveils USA-themed Versa #7 putter

Odyssey Versa USA-themed #7 putter
Courtesy of Odyssey Golf
The bold alignment stripe behind the head of the Odyssey Versa USA #7 putter is blue.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

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