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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- Wally Uihlein, one of the most influential executives in the golf equipment industry, is retiring at the end of the year after 41 years at the parent company of Titleist.
GOLF 20/20 announces the game’s 2016 charitable impact
(ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) – GOLF 20/20 – a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the U.S.
25 Jan 2017 - 8:58am - 0 Comments
Baltusrol Golf Club names Ryan P. Fountaine director of golf
Springfield, N.J. (January 17, 2017) — Baltusrol Golf Club, host of several U.S. major championships including most recently the 98th PGA Championship last July, has selected Ryan P. Fountaine, PGA to be its next Director of Golf.
17 Jan 2017 - 10:33am - 0 Comments
Robert Mendralla, golf club designer, dies at 86
Robert Mendralla was a nationally known golf club designer for Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, fashioning clubs for notable golfers and celebrities.
15 Aug 2016 - 1:13pm - 0 Comments
Nike to get out of golf equipment business
Nike is getting out of the golf equipment business, a surprising announcement Wednesday that is sure to send Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and other players searching for new clubs and golf balls next season.
4 Aug 2016 - 8:29am - 0 Comments
Driscoll goes from range-ball picker to golf course owner
RAMONA, Calif. -- Daryl Driscoll feels as if his golf life has come full circle.
10 May 2016 - 3:11pm - 0 Comments
Hampton's The Woodlands turns 100
HAMPTON, Va. -- Suffice to say, Sam Snead could have celebrated his 50th birthday on any golf course of his choosing. Such are the perks of winning at storied layouts such as Augusta National, St. Andrews, Oakmont, Riviera and Pinehurst No. 2.
8 May 2016 - 3:31am - 0 Comments
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.
1 May 2016 - 7:09pm - 0 Comments
10 must-have items for your new golf season
April is here, which for many of us means just one amazing thing: It's golf season! Hopefully the white stuff is gone, or at least close to gone, depending on where you're reading this. 
1 Apr 2016 - 12:25pm - 0 Comments
Most players under 50 no longer eligible for World Golf Hall of Fame
30 Mar 2016 - 3:07pm - 0 Comments
A hole-in-one on the same hole two days in a row? This man did it
  NAPLES, Fla. – Jim Fitzgerald, a 67-year-old retiree from Chicago, was playing in Hideout Golf Club's 17th annual Member-Guest last week. He had never made a hole-in-one.
16 Mar 2016 - 1:50pm - 0 Comments
Warmer weather brings northern golfers out of hiberation
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- Max Gilbert was en route to a business meeting Tuesday when he heard from a friend that Hickory Hills Golf Course was opening for the season around noon.
9 Mar 2016 - 10:17am - 0 Comments
Georgia senior golfer fires course-record 58
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When a senior amateur golfer has made 22 hole-in-ones, what's left to accomplish? For Evans resident Roger Tant, that answer was easy: breaking 60 on his home course. Tant did that last week -- with a shot to spare.
30 Sep 2015 - 8:02am - 0 Comments
Exceptional year for golf in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sensational spring and summer weather has Minnesota golf heading for perhaps the fastest year-over-year rebound in the nation.
27 Sep 2015 - 4:07am - 0 Comments
Updated clubhouses key to golf's future?
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Palm Beach Gardens isn't alone among the local communities ditching sub-par golf clubhouses to attract events.
26 Sep 2015 - 4:00pm - 0 Comments
Charlie Sifford's son, ex-daughter-in- law charged with $1 million theft
  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
28 Jul 2015 - 4:46pm - 0 Comments
Lizette Salas among three tied for first-round lead at Meijer Classic
  BELMONT, Mich. (AP) – Lizette Salas built on her strong finish two weeks ago in the U.S.
23 Jul 2015 - 7:08pm - 0 Comments
IOC President urges golfers to stay in Olympic Village during Rio Games
18 Jul 2015 - 12:44pm - 0 Comments
Golf groups distance themselves from Trump after immigration remarks
  Donald Trump says the golf industry supports him because "they know I'm right." Four leading golf organizations said he's wrong.   The PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America broke their silence Wednesday to issu
1 Jul 2015 - 6:40pm - 0 Comments
Nike chairman Knight to step down
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.
30 Jun 2015 - 10:10pm - 0 Comments