PINEHURST, N.C. – The United States Golf Association has approved the use of distance-measuring devices in all of its amateur championships and their qualifying events, starting this year. The USGA's championship committee
Longtime golf producer Frank Chirkinian is going into the World Golf Hall of Fame. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem made a surprise announcement Wednesday night. He says that Chirkinian has been selected through the lifetime achievement category.
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The Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking will be launched by the Royal & Ancient Club following the success of the Men’s Ranking, now in its fifth year, R&A officials have announced.
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Plans for a Tiger Woods signature golf estate, including a boutique hotel and sheik-style palaces, have been shelved as Dubai’s financial downturn claimed another major project launched during the eye-popping boom years.
31 Jan 2011 - 11:17am - 0 Comments
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared on Tuesday that he is no enemy of golf despite his concerns about elite golf courses on prime urban real estate in Caracas.
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Adams Golf has acquired putter maker Yes! Golf, company officials have announced.
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Herb Kohler has officially changed the name of the red brick building behind the 18th green at St. Andrews to “Hamilton Grand.” The next step is to convert the Victorian landmark into 26 luxury apartments.
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Two-time British Open champion Padraig Harrington has become the first "Working for Golf" ambassador for the sport's ruling Royal and Ancient Club.
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Tiger Woods has one less endorsement deal, ending his 13-year relationship with golf’s biggest magazine when they couldn’t agree on how many hours he should devote to the job.
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Cornell University has acquired 70 years’ worth of plans and papers of famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones. The collection was donated by Jones’ sons, Rees and Robert Jr., who also are golf course designers.
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Hall of Famer Jack Burke, Jr., USGA Women’s Committee chairman Barbara Douglas and Steve Stricker have been honored with three prestigious awards given by the Golf Writers Association of America.
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Despite a pay cut of $48 million and failing to win a single tournament, Tiger Woods again emerged as golf's top earner in 2010.
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A handshake with Arnold Palmer led to the creation of IMG. It also produced thousands of boxes containing letters, memos and other documents that help explain how the late Mark H. McCormack build the largest sports management company in the world.
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A Japanese court has handed down a suspended sentence to Australian golfer Wayne Perske for possessing and using cocaine.
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David Fay is retiring from the U.S. Golf Association, his two decades as executive director marked by a steady push for golf’s return to the Olympics and for the U.S. Open to be held on golf courses that anyone could play at a reasonable price.
24 Dec 2010 - 12:40pm - 1 Comments
Procter & Gamble Co. will not renew its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods at the end of the year, adding another name to the list of companies that cut ties with the golfer after last year’s revelations of marital infidelities.
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Slices, hooks and other errant shots are a common hazard on the links and a golfer can’t expect to get a warning shout of “Fore!” every time a ball comes his way, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday in dismissing a personal injury lawsuit.
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A year ago on Sept. 11, the eerie timing of a friend’s death made Johan Immelman wonder if time was eroding memories of the terrorist attacks on America and how the citizens rallied behind one another the day after.
18 Dec 2010 - 10:48am - 1 Comments
The International Golf Federation has named Peter Dawson as its president and Ty Votaw as vice president. Both appointments are for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2011, federation officials announced Wednesday.
15 Dec 2010 - 6:08pm - 0 Comments
Fortune Brands plans to sell or spin off the Acushnet Co., the parent company of the Titleist and FootJoy brands, company officials announced on Wednesday.
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