Lehigh Valley / Poconos News & Events

  • Barto captures first IJGT title

    MALVERN, PA. - The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to the beautiful White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa., March 23-24 to host the 2013 IJGT Philly Challenge. Bitter cold and blistering winds made this two-day 36-hole tournament a challenge for the 90 competitors who teed off this past weekend.Matt Barto of Leechburg, Pa., claimed first pla ...

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  • PGA Merchandise Show has industry enthusiastic about 2013

    The 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held Jan. 23-26 in Orlando, Fla., celebrated its six-decade history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands introducing new and innovative golf equip ...

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  • PGA Merchandise Show comes to a close

    The 60th PGA Merchandise Show closed Saturday and celebrated its history while launching what many believed to be the most vibrant PGA Show Week in recent history to begin a strong 2013 for the golf industry. The 2013 PGA Merchandise Show brought together more than 1,000 companies and brands along with more than 43,000 PGA professionals, buyers and industry ...

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  • Study: Amateur golfers feel belly putter rule will have minimal impact on game

    Golf Datatech, LLC, an independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, has released a first-of-its-kind study developed to evaluate the reaction of "serious golfers" to the U.S. Golf Association's proposed new ruling that would prohibit anchoring the putter to the body while making a stroke. The study, which is being announced prior to ...

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  • Rounds Played at Record High Levels For 2012

    Golf Datatech, the golf industry's leading independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, announced that rounds played in 2012 have increased significantly and are trending towards record high levels for the year. The trending growth in rounds played, which are at levels not previously experienced since 2006, are backed by findings tha ...

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  • Golf’s Annual Charitable Impact Recorded at $3.9 Billion

    GOLF 20/20 -- the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry -- announced golf’s charitable impact of $3.9 billion in 2011. According to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation, golf as a fundraising vehicle includes an estimated: * 12,000 golf facilities (75 percent of U.S. total)* 1 ...

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  • Limerick Golf Club to Host Golf Outing for Charity

    LIMERICK, Pa. – Limerick Golf Club will host a golf outing to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, September 15th. Breakfast and beverages commence at 8am followed by a shotgun start for golf at 9am. The golf will be a scramble format. The cost of $75 per person includes a cocktail hour, breakfast, beer, dinner and prizes. The Wounded ...

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  • Limerick Golf Club Appoints Director of Golf Operations

    LIMERICK — Jason Hilz has been appointed Director of Golf and Club Operations by Limerick Golf Club. He has extensive experience with all aspects of golf facilities management. Hilz became a golf professional in Iowa at the age of 19. He played on the Nike Tour and the Prairie Golf Tour. He later accepted the position of assistant golf pro at Plymouth ...

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  • Gary Player Looks Back At First PGA Championship Victory

    As golf's top players tee off at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course for the final major championship of the season, nine-time major winner and golf icon Gary Player will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first PGA Championship victory in 1962 at the Aronimink Golf Club. In 1962, Player became only the second international golfer to lift the Wana ...

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  • Limerick Golf Club Appoints Director of Golf Operations

    LIMERICK, Pa. – Jason Hilz has been appointed Director of Golf and Club Operations by Limerick Golf Club. He has extensive experience with all aspects of golf facilities management. Hilz became a golf professional in Iowa at the age of 19. He played on the Nike Tour and the Prairie Golf Tour. He later accepted the position of assistant golf pro at Ply ...

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