PGA News Archive

Thursday, May 05, 2016
National Instruction Day Celebrates the PGA Professional from Coast-to-Coast
Talk about a day a century in the making. National Instruction Day served Wednesday as the exclamation point of the PGA of America’s 100-day Centennial campaign.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Anna Nordqvist drains incredible up-and-back putt at Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
  The LPGA Tour's Yokohama Tire Classic doesn’t tee off until Thursday morning, but it looks like the shot of the week has already been struck.    During her prep for the tournament on Wednesday, Anna Nordqvist faced a med
Whispering Pines Golf Course is honoring its link to military history
  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The military past of Whispering Pines Golf Club is being recognized with new tee markers, tee names and the installation of plaques honoring the 28 former base commanders of the property.   T
Golf industry has fun celebrating "Star Wars Day" 2016
  As I'm sure you are well aware, today is May 4 – "Star Wars Day" to nerds and geeks and sci-fi fans around the globe.
Oakmont's love of difficult golf will be on display again at the U.S. Open
  OAKMONT, Pa. – Jordan Spieth played Oakmont Country Club this week, making his first visit to the stern grandfather of U.S. Open golf courses.
What is the best advice you've received from a PGA Professional?
In the spirit of today being National Instruction Day, we pitched the following question to our nearly 350,000 friends in Facebook Nation: What's the best advi
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Stewart Cink takes leave from PGA Tour after wife's cancer diagnosis
  PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Veteran PGA Tour player and 2009 Open Champion Stewart Cink is taking an indefinite leave of absence after his wife Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer.   Cink, a six-time PGA Tour win
2016 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by CastleOak Securities
30th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by CastleOak Securities
CBS special on PGA Professionals and their impact to air on May 7
Pinehurst PGA Professional playing Wells Fargo in honor of fallen friend
When PGA Professional Kelly Mitchum prepares to tee off in Thursday's first round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club, he'll hear his name announced -- but he'll have Mike Townsend in his thoughts.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Twenty years later, Steve Scott looks back on epic bout with Tiger Woods
  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Twenty years after competing in perhaps the most memorable U.S.
Golf rules: Why taking relief may not be your best option
Just because the Rules of Golf offer you the option to take relief from an obstruction, it's not always in your best interests.
First Tee programs, rapidly growing, teach lessons that go beyond golf
  BEAVER, Pa. – Most children recall their first golfing experience on the putt-putt course, guiding a glowing neon golf ball into the mouth of a revolving windmill or putting it past a plastic gorilla.   But at Be
Golf tips: Why you slice the ball, and how to fix it
For most new golfers, the first frustration to overcome is usually how to make consistent contact with the ball. But once that's accomplished, it usually leads to a second, sometimes life-long frustration.
What's in the winners' bags for the week of May 1, 2016
  What equipment did Brian Stuard and the week's other winners use to achieve victory?
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Inventor's aim: Reduce 'Golf Misery Index'
McFARLAND, Wis. -- Rob O'Loughlin has a passion for sales, and for saving the game of golf he loves to play. He's happiest when he's doing both at the same time.
Friday, April 29, 2016
North Myrtle Beach museum scores hole-in-one with Bob Hope exhibit
  MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Whatever last laugh Bob Hope had in 2003 after his 100 years on Earth, he left the world a hole-in-one gift of smiles, family honor, American pride, and class that will last forever.   The No
Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford reopens after three-year renovation
  HARTFORD, Conn. – For the first time in almost three years golf will be played at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford on Sunday.   Keney Park GC reopens after an extensive restoration.
My favorite golf shot to hit is...
Anyone who has ever played the game for any amount of time has their respective bread-and-butter shot -- the one they most enjoy hitting.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Olympic trophy headed to Colonial for PGA Tour's Fort Worth stop
  FORT WORTH, Texas – The Olympic Games golf trophy is headed to Fort Worth as part of tournament week festivities at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.   The trophy, last presented in 1904 to gold medalist George