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  CLEVELAND (AP) – The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole more than $1 million from him.   Sifford in 1961 became the first black golfe
Venturi selected for World Golf Hall of Fame via Lifetime Achievement
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Former U.S. Open champion and longtime television analyst Ken Venturi has been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame. Venturi, 81, was chosen through the Lifetime Achievement category.
8 Oct 2012 - 7:40pm - 1 Comments
Couples selected for induction into World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013
ATLANTA -- Fred Couples, a former Masters champion and one of the most popular figures in the game, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
19 Sep 2012 - 4:13pm - 0 Comments
Sota, Spanish star who urged nephew Ballesteros to greatness, dies at 74
MADRID -- The Spanish golf federation says Ramon Sota, the uncle of Seve Ballesteros and inspirational player of the 1960s and 70s, has died. He was 74.
29 Aug 2012 - 3:54pm - 0 Comments
Olympic course in Rio set to break ground soon, host test event in 2015
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Royal & Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson said officials expect to break ground on the Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro this fall, keeping it on schedule for the 2016 and for what he called a ''test event'' prior to the Olympics
29 Aug 2012 - 12:41pm - 0 Comments
New Augusta Nat'l member Moore known for breaking gender barriers
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Busting into an all-boys club has never been a problem for Darla Moore.
20 Aug 2012 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Augusta National adds its first two female members in Rice and Moore
NEW YORK -- For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
20 Aug 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Long putters likely to be banned, says Harrington, who hopes change is soon
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Padraig Harrington thinks long putters are on the way out -- even though their most famous practitioner, Adam Scott, did not follow Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson in winning a major with one on Sunday night
23 Jul 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Decision on whether long putters stay legal could be made soon, says R&A
23 Jul 2012 - 10:51am - 11 Comments
Callaway announces layoffs and cost- cutting steps, stock falls 9 percent
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Callaway Golf is laying off 12 percent of its workforce and implementing a series of cuts that the company hopes will save about $52 million a year, company officials said Wednesday.
11 Jul 2012 - 6:16pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Open TV ratings get boost from return to prime-time last-round finish
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Open's return to prime time aided its television ratings.
19 Jun 2012 - 12:42am - 0 Comments
Steinberg, Woods' agent, arrested for DWI in suburban New York City
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, has been arrested on drunken driving charges in suburban New York. Police say Steinberg was stopped during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in Ardsley and arrested on DWI and aggravated DWI charges.
3 Jun 2012 - 7:41pm - 0 Comments
Famed MacKenzie's Sharp Park celebrates 80 years
Sharp Park Golf Course, a rare seaside municipal golf links built in 1932 by master architect Alister MacKenzie—- best-known for building world-class private courses like Cypress Point Club and Augusta National, home of the annual Master’s Tournament – will mark its 80th anni
19 May 2012 - 6:57pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Amateur trophy among artifacts stolen in burglary at USGA Museum
BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The U.S. Amateur trophy is among the artifacts missing after a burglar broke into the U.S. Golf Association Museum in northern New Jersey.
17 May 2012 - 1:42am - 0 Comments
Golf Town, Canadian golf retailer, to buy Golfsmith for $96.5 million
NEW YORK -- Golf Town will buy Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. for about $96.5 million, the Canadian retailer said Monday, more than doubling its store base and significantly expanding its presence in the United States.
15 May 2012 - 2:22am - 0 Comments
Mickelson headlines diverse group of five inducted into Hall of Fame
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Phil Mickelson loved golf before he was old enough to walk and swing a club. It took him on a thrilling ride of major championships and a few spectacular crashes, eventually leading to his induction Monday night into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
8 May 2012 - 12:51am - 0 Comments
Mickelson arrives at Hall of Fame, stellar career defined by creativity
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Phil Mickelson has won four major championships and let just as many get away.
6 May 2012 - 1:57pm - 0 Comments
Celebrating National Golf Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of the game's leading associations and industry partners, met with dozens of Members of Congress on April 18, the fifth annual National Golf Day, to share stories and data about golf's diverse businesses, empl
18 Apr 2012 - 12:12pm - 0 Comments
House of Representatives passes bill to award Gold Medal to Nicklaus
The House of Representatives has voted to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on golf great Jack Nicklaus. The legislation now goes to the Senate for a vote. Once approved there, it will go to President Bush.
16 Apr 2012 - 11:50pm - 1 Comments
Innisbrook owner Johnson wants to see more women get into golf industry
Sheila Johnson is quietly giving women a stronger voice in the golf industry.
2 Apr 2012 - 12:02am - 0 Comments