Ohio News & Events

  • 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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  • Hotel Fitness Championship Tournament Director Named

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Duke Butler IV will serve as tournament director of the new Hotel Fitness Championship, to be held Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2013, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne. Butler will head the day to day operations of the championship for the Western Golf Association, which is conducting the event, said Vince Pellegrino, WGA vice president of t ...

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  • Longaberger is Rated One of Nation's Elite Courses

    Longaberger Golf Club, managed by Billy Casper Golf, has moved up one spot to No. 55 on GOLF Magazine's biennial "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in America list and has retained its top spot the No. 1 public course in Ohio.Longaberger was also among only 16 courses in the Top 100 to be noted as a "Top Bargain" for its value-based rates for the average golfer. ...

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  • Fore Hope/Guy Derr Golf Tournament Set

    The Fore Hope/Guy Derr Memorial Adaptive Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Aug. 24, at Safari Golf Club. Several events are planned along with the tournament, such as an 8-hole competition, hitting while blindfolded, a one-armed swing and teeing off from a seated position. There willalso be closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt awards. SC ...

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  • Longaberger Partners With Hotel For Stay-And-Play Package

    Longaberger Golf Club announced its new partnership with nearby Newark Metropolitan Hotel. The course and boutique hotel are offering stay-and-play packages starting at $187.50, including two rounds and one night stay. Longaberger is currently ranked in Golf Magazine's "100 Best Courses You Can Play" and Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, ...

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  • Nationwide Facilities Help Take Your Daughter To The Course Week

    The PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) are encouraging everyone to introduce daughters, granddaughters and nieces to the game of golf during Take Your Daughter to the Course Week, July 9-15. More than 1,000 participating facilities across the country will offer free green fees to girls accompanied by a paying adult, with m ...

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