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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.
Nick Price and Gary Player honored at St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame
  Next up on golf's major championship menu is the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
27 Apr 2015 - 2:14pm - 0 Comments
Laura Davies visits World Golf Hall of Fame ahead of her induction
  Laura Davies was so obsessed with sports as a young girl that she can't recall one that was played in her native England that she didn't attempt.   "Golf, tennis, cricket, soccer, snooker, pool, darts ...
22 Apr 2015 - 10:08am - 0 Comments
Chattanooga-area golfer Don Potter, age 73, has 15 holes-in-one – so far
Don Potter is one of the luckiest golfers in the greater Chattanooga area, and perhaps all of the Southeast.   If he had a ring for every hole-in-one he's scored, both hands – thumbs included – and all the toes on one of his feet would be ne
22 Apr 2015 - 9:05am - 0 Comments
California courses face water restrictions
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Steve Scarborough said he could see this coming several years ago. As superintendent at Bakersfield Country Club for about 30 years, Scarborough has been through wet and dry years.
2 Apr 2015 - 1:19pm - 0 Comments
Pioneer Bill Spiller among six in first class of Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame
  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame has announced its first class of inductees that includes four players, a coach and a course designer.   Two-time U.S. Amateur champ Charlie Coe; U.S.
1 Apr 2015 - 1:01pm - 0 Comments
Northern Utah golfers: 'What winter?'
OGDEN, Utah -- Winter golfing in northern Utah is not for the faint of heart. Steven Rawlings recalls one time golfing with his son in the dead of winter.
29 Mar 2015 - 1:37pm - 0 Comments
PGA Professional Rosie Iverson dies at 60
MINNEAPOLIS -- For nearly three decades, PGA Professional Rosemary "Rosie" Iverson guided thousands of golfers to a better swing.
24 Feb 2015 - 2:54am - 0 Comments
Rhonda Glenn, broadcaster and golf historian, dies at 68 from cancer
Rhonda Glenn, the first female anchor on ESPN who became a USGA historian and tireless promoter of women's golf, died after a long illness. She was 68.
13 Feb 2015 - 11:37pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy and former agent reach out-of-court settlement in dispute
  DUBLIN (AP) – Top-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy reached an out-of-court settlement with his former management company on Wednesday, cutting short a multi-million-dollar case that could have exposed the financial dealings of one of the biggest names i
4 Feb 2015 - 10:11am - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy and former agent seek settlement as case goes to court
DUBLIN (AP) – Rory McIlroy and his lawyers held negotiations with his former agent Tuesday in a bid to reach a settlement in their multi-million-dollar court case.   The two sides met for five hours at the High Court complex in Dublin
3 Feb 2015 - 5:41pm - 0 Comments
Miami children's hospital to take Nicklaus' name after $60 mil pledge
  MIAMI (AP) – A decade after Jack Nicklaus began a foundation aimed at children's health, a Miami health care system is changing the name of its main hospital to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital.   Miami C
3 Feb 2015 - 1:08pm - 0 Comments
Kel Nagle, World Golf Hall of Fame member, dies at 94 in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) – Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died.
29 Jan 2015 - 12:02am - 0 Comments
Donald Trump scraps plans to build luxury homes on seaside golf range
15 Jan 2015 - 7:40pm - 0 Comments
Judge rejects prosecutors' request to halt construction on Olympic course
SAO PAULO – A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events.  
28 Nov 2014 - 9:54pm - 0 Comments
State prosecutor asks that work on Olympic golf course in Rio be halted
RIO DE JANEIRO – Construction work on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics could be halted under a filing made by state prosecutors suing the city of Rio de Janeiro and the developer over environmental rules.    In a 27-page leg
20 Nov 2014 - 2:45pm - 0 Comments
Installing grass on Olympic course could be problem, says Rio prosecutor
RIO DE JANEIRO – The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday.   The public prosecut
15 Oct 2014 - 6:25pm - 0 Comments
R&A appoints English business exec Martin Slumbers as its new leader
15 Oct 2014 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Laura Davies, Mark O'Meara among four voted in World Golf Hall of Fame
Even with more than 70 wins worldwide and four major championships, Laura Davies of England never had a week like this.   Davies was chosen as one of four inductees to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
15 Oct 2014 - 1:25pm - 0 Comments
Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members
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.
18 Sep 2014 - 2:36pm - 0 Comments