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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The R&A became the latest golf club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women. The vote was effective immediately.
Historic debut for Asia Golf Show /PGA Merchandise Show in China
Global industry leaders, including top PGA Professionals from around the world, have gathered at the 2011 Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show-Asia, Oct. 20–22, at the Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center.
21 Oct 2011 - 7:09pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy splits from agent Chandler, to join McDowell at Horizon Sports
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy split from agent Chubby Chandler on Friday to join his fellow Northern Irishman and Ryder Cup partner Graeme McDowell at a Dublin management company.
21 Oct 2011 - 12:54pm - 0 Comments
Washington lawyer Nager nominated to succeed Hyler as USGA president
Washington attorney Glen D. Nager has been nominated to be the next president of the U.S. Golf Association. USGA presidents serve two one-year terms. Hager would succeed Jim Hyler.
19 Oct 2011 - 7:03pm - 0 Comments
Walker Cup captain Edwards to take coaching role for English Golf Union
Nigel Edwards, the non-playing captain of the Britain and Ireland team that won back the Walker Cup last month, is to become the English Golf Union's new director of coaching.
18 Oct 2011 - 11:22pm - 0 Comments
Ret. Cpl. Chad Pfeifer, a PGA of America Apprentice, Captures Title in the Inaugural Warrior Open
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Ret. Cpl. Chad Pfeifer of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost his left leg in service to his country in Iraq and is now a member of the PGA of America's Professional Golf Management Program, captured the inaugural Warrior Open, Oct. 11, in Irving, Texas.
18 Oct 2011 - 3:55pm - 0 Comments
2011 Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show-Asia to Feature Top Industry Names, World-Class Instructor Education, Product Demos Oct. 20-22
UPDATE: The 2011 Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show has officially opened.  Stay with PGA.com for photos and all the latest. **********************
18 Oct 2011 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
Rio 2016™ to launch golf course design contest
The Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 ™ announces the launch of an international contest to select a golf course design for the Rio 2016™ Olympic venue.
17 Oct 2011 - 10:42am - 0 Comments
Sorenstam to stay with IMG, extends her deal for business and charity work
Annika Sorenstam is sticking with longtime management company IMG.
27 Jul 2011 - 5:43pm - 0 Comments
Cutter & Buck parent New Wave Group to acquire Ahead apparel firm
New Wave Group AB, headquartered in Sweden but with significant interests in the United States, has entered into an agreement to acquire headwear and apparel company Ahead, company officials have announced.
19 Jul 2011 - 12:45am - 0 Comments
Woods’ story translated into comic book of unauthorized biography
Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity and athlete to get his own unauthorized biography in a comic book.
13 Jul 2011 - 12:23am - 0 Comments
Golf Foundation honors Els for his work in aiding growth of junior golf
Former British Open champion Ernie Els received a special award on Tuesday at the British Open to mark his contribution to developing talent.
13 Jul 2011 - 12:15am - 0 Comments
Golf writer Ramsey dies at 75 after cancer battle, honored by Nicklaus
Longtime Australian golf writer Tom Ramsey has died at 75. He fought cancer for a decade and died Wednesday.
30 Jun 2011 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Callaway interim CEO seeks to regain market share, announces layoffs
Callaway Golf’s new interim CEO, Anthony Thornley, says the golf equipment maker will put some savings from planned job cuts toward boosting marketing spending and gaining back market share.
30 Jun 2011 - 5:03pm - 0 Comments
Callaway names ex-Qualcomm COO Thornley as its interim CEO
Callaway Golf Company has appointed Anthony S. Thornley interim president and chief executive officer. The move announced Wednesday fills a vacancy created by the resignation of George Fellows.
29 Jun 2011 - 11:27pm - 0 Comments
Woods to pitch heat rub in Japan, his first new endorsement deal since 2009
Tiger Woods has signed a three-year deal to promote a Japanese pain reliever, his first endorsement since he was caught in a sex scandal toward the end of 2009.
29 Jun 2011 - 11:46am - 0 Comments
Woods to stay with agent Steinberg, ending 12-year deal with IMG
Tiger Woods says he’s staying with his agent. Mark Steinberg, who has been managing golf’s biggest start since 1999, did not renew his contract with IMG two weeks ago and no longer is with the company. Woods had his choice of staying with IMG or going with Steinberg.
6 Jun 2011 - 4:57pm - 0 Comments
Longtime puttermaker Ray Cook Golf to hold auction for all its assets
The assets of Ray Cook Golf, a longtime clubmaker whose putters have been used in more than 200 wins on the PGA Tour, will be auctioned off on June 8, company officials have announced.
31 May 2011 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Woods' agent Steinberg out at IMG as contract renewal discussion fails
Mark Steinberg, the agent for Tiger Woods the last 12 years and head of the IMG golf division, did not renew his contract Tuesday and is no longer with the sports management company. “He is no longer with IMG,” company spokesman Jim Gallagher said.
25 May 2011 - 12:47am - 0 Comments
Titleist and FootJoy parent Acushnet sold to Korean investors for $1.2 billion
The company behind Fila shoes and clothing is taking a swing at golf, forming a foursome to purchase the maker of Titleist golf balls and FootJoy shoes from liquor company Fortune Brands Inc.
20 May 2011 - 12:40pm - 1 Comments