Orlando News & Events

  • Kwon, Mcraney win divisions in Hurricane Junior Golf event

    The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Gainesville for the first event of February. The event was hosted by the beautifully designed Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club. This tournament featured perhaps the coldest temperatures of the season thus far for our golfers. Both Saturday and Sunday started off with temperatures in the 40s before settling ...

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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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  • Hudson earns 1st career win in IJGT event

    HARMONY, FLA. – Windy conditions made for tough competition at the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Florida Swing event. Held January 19-20 at Harmony Golf Preserve, the two-day, 36-hole Florida Swing featured junior golfers ages 14-19 representing 14 states and six countries. First time IJGT participants Daniel Hudson of Western Springs, Ill., an ...

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  • Golfweek Amateur Tour Opens 17th Season in 2013

    The Golfweek Amateur Tour will open its 2013 season on March 23 at Black Bear GC in Eustis. Thirteen tournaments are scheduled on some of the finest courses in central Florida. “Last year we played a terrific schedule; this year our lineup is every bit as good” said Tom Mirus, Tour director. “We will be taking the tour to some new courses ...

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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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  • PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Bear Trap Package

    PGA National Resort & Spa - home of the PGA Tour Honda Classic - announces the new "Bear Trap Package" commemorating the notorious three-hole stretch (Nos. 15 -17) on its famed Champion Course.With two rounds offered in this exceptional stay-and-play, golfers can experience the Honda Classic venue the way the pros do, as well as the brand new Fazio Cours ...

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  • Emerald Dunes Club in West Palm Beach, Florida adds Tom Fazio Short Game Area

    With the recent completion of its Tom Fazio Golf Course Master Plan, The Emerald Dunes Club paid particular attention to expanding upon the extensive practice and game improvement facilities available for members. A significant addition is the separate new Tom Fazio Short Game Area that occupies over four acres and is conveniently located adjacent to the clu ...

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