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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.
New Augusta Nat'l member Moore known for breaking gender barriers
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Busting into an all-boys club has never been a problem for Darla Moore.
20 Aug 2012 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Augusta National adds its first two female members in Rice and Moore
NEW YORK -- For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
20 Aug 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Long putters likely to be banned, says Harrington, who hopes change is soon
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Padraig Harrington thinks long putters are on the way out -- even though their most famous practitioner, Adam Scott, did not follow Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson in winning a major with one on Sunday night
23 Jul 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Decision on whether long putters stay legal could be made soon, says R&A
23 Jul 2012 - 10:51am - 11 Comments
Callaway announces layoffs and cost- cutting steps, stock falls 9 percent
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Callaway Golf is laying off 12 percent of its workforce and implementing a series of cuts that the company hopes will save about $52 million a year, company officials said Wednesday.
11 Jul 2012 - 6:16pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Open TV ratings get boost from return to prime-time last-round finish
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Open's return to prime time aided its television ratings.
19 Jun 2012 - 12:42am - 0 Comments
Steinberg, Woods' agent, arrested for DWI in suburban New York City
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, has been arrested on drunken driving charges in suburban New York. Police say Steinberg was stopped during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in Ardsley and arrested on DWI and aggravated DWI charges.
3 Jun 2012 - 7:41pm - 0 Comments
Famed MacKenzie's Sharp Park celebrates 80 years
Sharp Park Golf Course, a rare seaside municipal golf links built in 1932 by master architect Alister MacKenzie—- best-known for building world-class private courses like Cypress Point Club and Augusta National, home of the annual Master’s Tournament – will mark its 80th anni
19 May 2012 - 6:57pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Amateur trophy among artifacts stolen in burglary at USGA Museum
BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The U.S. Amateur trophy is among the artifacts missing after a burglar broke into the U.S. Golf Association Museum in northern New Jersey.
17 May 2012 - 1:42am - 0 Comments
Golf Town, Canadian golf retailer, to buy Golfsmith for $96.5 million
NEW YORK -- Golf Town will buy Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. for about $96.5 million, the Canadian retailer said Monday, more than doubling its store base and significantly expanding its presence in the United States.
15 May 2012 - 2:22am - 0 Comments
Mickelson headlines diverse group of five inducted into Hall of Fame
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Phil Mickelson loved golf before he was old enough to walk and swing a club. It took him on a thrilling ride of major championships and a few spectacular crashes, eventually leading to his induction Monday night into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
8 May 2012 - 12:51am - 0 Comments
Mickelson arrives at Hall of Fame, stellar career defined by creativity
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Phil Mickelson has won four major championships and let just as many get away.
6 May 2012 - 1:57pm - 0 Comments
Celebrating National Golf Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of the game's leading associations and industry partners, met with dozens of Members of Congress on April 18, the fifth annual National Golf Day, to share stories and data about golf's diverse businesses, empl
18 Apr 2012 - 12:12pm - 0 Comments
House of Representatives passes bill to award Gold Medal to Nicklaus
The House of Representatives has voted to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on golf great Jack Nicklaus. The legislation now goes to the Senate for a vote. Once approved there, it will go to President Bush.
16 Apr 2012 - 11:50pm - 1 Comments
Innisbrook owner Johnson wants to see more women get into golf industry
Sheila Johnson is quietly giving women a stronger voice in the golf industry.
2 Apr 2012 - 12:02am - 0 Comments
Ascension of female CEO at IBM revives Augusta membership debate
The appointment of a new chief executive at IBM has revived the debate over Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership just one week before the Masters.
29 Mar 2012 - 11:46pm - 3 Comments
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company to acquire Adams Golf
HERZOGENAURACH AND CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The adidas Group and Adams Golf, Inc.
19 Mar 2012 - 11:38am - 0 Comments
Bisher, famed Georgia writer honored for covering golf, dies at 93
Famed Georgia sportswriter Furman Bisher, who covered everything from major golf tournaments to the Triple Crown during a career that spanned six decades, died Sunday of a massive heart attack outside Atlanta. He was 93.
19 Mar 2012 - 12:35am - 0 Comments
Trump has 'monster' plans for Doral Resort, sees $200 million renovation
Donald Trump has monster plans for his purchase of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa.
8 Mar 2012 - 6:11pm - 3 Comments