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X Forged CB Irons from Callaway
By ED TRAVIS

X Forged CB Irons from Callaway Golf are a multi-material forged players performance category model with a large cavity back
Fast Facts X Forged CB Irons:
Forged 1025 mild carbon steel body
MIM’d tungsten weighting
True Temper Project X IO (Individually Optimized) steel shafts
Mitsubishi MMT (Metal Mesh Technology) graphite shafts
Golf Pride’s Z Grip - firm feel
At retail Oct. 29, $200 each steel or graphite shafts


WYNTK:
Even better players often appreciate some added forgiveness from their irons and the new X Forged CBs<https://www.callawaygolf.com/> provide that along with a high level of consistency from the cavity back design and MIM’d tungsten weighting.
The idea behind the making a multi-material head is the ability to precisely locate the center of gravity based on the iron loft which gives the control for hitting various shots with the proper trajectory. MIM’d stands for Metal Injection Molded which combines air-filled urethane microspheres and tungsten shaped to improve impact sound and dampen vibration. The microspheres surround a tungsten weight allowing lower placement of the center of gravity in the longer clubs and a higher placement in the scoring clubs.
The head shaping features a topline, offset and blade length typical of players irons as well as the feel derived from the mild carbon steel forging.
It is worth pointing out the shaft choices are top of the line as is the firm feeling stock Z Grip.

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Callaway’s Apex MB Irons
By ED TRAVIS

Callaway Golf updates the two-year-old Apex irons with the Apex MB, a classic players category forged blade muscleback iron.

Fast Facts Apex MB
Traditional compact muscleback blade
Thin topline beveled sole
Rear weight
Callaway’s 20V design grooves
Chrome finish
Available October 29
$185 each steel shafts, $200 each graphite shafts
$1,285 for a 7-piece set steel, $1,400 for a 7-piece set graphite


WYNTK:
There is a lot that can be said for having good looking irons in the bag and the better the player the more important the look at address becomes. The new Apex MBs from Callaway Golf certainly past the looks test.
Weighting in irons is a critical performance factor which in large part translates into the location of the head’s center of gravity and a big reason why the average golfer does better with a cavity back model. Apex MBs have a weight in the rear of the head that Callaway says solves the problem in these blades allowing them “to precisely dial in swing weights without sacrificing CG location.”

Look for their staff players on Tour to be playing these soon.

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Two New Tour Edge Hot Launch Families
By ED TRAVIS
Tour Edge expands their offerings in the game-improvement club category with two new series, the Hot Launch E521 and C521.


Fast Facts Hot Launch E521 driver:
Super game improvement design for low to medium swing speeds
“Houdini” curved sole weight at trailing edge
Large offset with draw bias heel weight
Shallow faced, low center of gravity, high launch
Lightweight Mitsubishi Fubuki (45g to 55 g.) 44.5" shaft
Fast Facts Hot Launch C521 driver:
Game improvement design for medium and higher swing speeds
Diamond face design with mini-trampolines on face interior
Rear sole weight
Titanium cup face
Sole slot behind face
Aldila Rogue shaft


WYNTK:
In recent years Tour Edge<https://www.touredge.com/> has seen strong sales growth due in no small part to the popularity with the average player of their easy to hit Hot Launch brand. In our view the company’s commitment to quality clubs making use of the latest materials and technology for the type of clubs played by the majority golfers is only surpassed by the reasonableness of their pricing. For example, the preceding Hot Launch HL4 series from 2019 included a driver retailing for $200 with performance comparable to competitive drivers at twice the cost.
In addition to the drivers described above there are two entirely new Hot Launch club lines, the E521 and C521, comprised of fairway woods, hybrids, iron-woods and irons.
The E family is targeted for play by those wanting the maximum help in launch, forgiveness and distance while the C series is for those with higher swing speeds who need some features in their club’s design to help their swings but not with the extreme weighting and offset of the Es.
The two lines have a wide selection of standard clubs encompassing 46 right-handed lofts and 20 in left-handed all with a black PVD finish.
“We have designed the new Hot Launch 521 series to offer both sides of game improvement in one colossal launch,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “This is the biggest launch in our 34-year history.”
“What we’ve found is that the Game Improvement market falls into two distinct categories,” said Glod. “One side for players who want extreme ease of use and launch to the maximum degree and those who want the benefits of game improvement clubs, but with classic head shapes.”
Pricing and availability: all at retail Nov.1, 2020
Hot Launch E521 Driver and C521 Driver $229.99
Hot Launch E521 Fairway Metal and C521 Fairway Metal $149.99
Hot Launch E521 Hybrid and C521 Hybrid $129.99
Hot Launch E521 Iron-Wood $89.99 each steel and graphite
Hot Launch C521 Iron $69.99 each steel and graphite
Hot Launch E521 Wedge $89.99 each steel and graphite

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Discover Puerto Rico Golf For Variety, Quality, Player Friendly Attributes
Bilingual American Territory Offers Tropical Weather, No Passport Required for U.S. Citizens

As fall unfolds and chilly weather arrives, daydreams turn to Puerto Rico, where 18 golf courses, thousands of restaurants, sun-kissed beaches, dozens of casinos, a vibrant rainforest, history, culture, and renowned food and drinks greet visitors.

Caution, patience, and discipline have been staples of the Island’s proactive mandates designed to protect residents and visitors. Such diligence has allowed courses to welcome back players and provide them with the healthy activity that is golf, filled with competition, camaraderie, and embracing the Island’s beautiful, renowned environment.

Puerto Rico is a place where the Old World is mashed up with the new on an island that is small but offers an immense bounty of one-of-a-kind experiences. The discovery vibe resonates at each golf course located throughout the Island – from the northwestern tip to the east coast, with several in northeastern Puerto Rico near the capital San Juan. The Island’s golf resorts, accentuated by tropical splendor and remarkable ocean views, are renowned for their first-class service and inspirational amenities.

Puerto Rico is an enchanting destination where history, culture, gastronomy, nightlife, beaches, hotels, and resorts abound. It requires no passport for American citizens, is bilingual, uses the U.S. dollar for currency, and is the Caribbean’s air hub. There are more than 4,000 restaurants, and the lodging venues range from top hospitality brands to being named a top 10 Airbnb world destination.

For Travel Guidelines and island protocols, visit: https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines

The Island’s golf venues include:

TPC Dorado Beach (36 holes) – 787-626-1020
Costa Caribe (27) – 787-812-2650
Fort Buchanan (9) – 787-707-3980
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar (36) – 787-888-6000
Rio Bayamon (18) – 787-740-1419
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve/Coco Beach (36) – 787-657-2000
The St. Regis Bahia Beach (18) – 787-809-8000
Caguas Real (18) – 787-653-1573
Royal Isabela (18) – 787-609-5888
Deportivo del Oeste (18) – 787-851-8880
Palmas Athletic Club (36) – 787-656-3000
Punta Borinquen (18) – 787-890-2987
El Legado (18) – 787-866-8894

El Conquistador (18) – 787-863-1000

For more information on the Island’s golf courses, resorts, and other destination attractions along with Puerto Rico’s new health and safety guidelines, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com

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Bryson, Distance and the USGA
By ED TRAVIS

On his way to a six-stroke U.S. Open victory Bryson DeChambeau was not the longest off the tee on the narrow fairwayed, high roughed, penal test a.k.a. Winged Foot Golf Club. Given all the post tournament discussion, heartfelt angst and hand wringing it may be overlooked the young Californian was seventh in distance off the tee, a full eight yards behind leader Dustin Johnson.
DeChambeau’s greens in regulation, 46 of 72, however was one of the real accomplishments in his victory. His booming drives may have gotten all the attention but his iron play and putting were superb all week.
Since last year and making use of the downtime during the pandemic hiatus DeChambeau added 40 pounds of mostly muscle and pumped up his clubhead speed to a level more often seen on the World Long Drive Tour than the PGA Tour. It also gave him the power to hack it out of the really ugly places he hit it in ankle deep or deeper rough.


The key to his first major victory by a wide measure was raw physical strength. He could hit it most anywhere and muscle it out, often on to the green.
Some are saying this is golf at a new level-the future of the game.
But wait our game’s governing body, the United States Golf Association, is not happy. A Distance Insights Report in February said, “This report clearly shows a consistent increase in hitting distance and golf course lengths over the last 100-plus years. These increases have had a profound impact on costs to build, modify and operate golf courses and they have impacted golfers at all levels. We believe this problem will continue unless this cycle is brought to an end. With collaboration from the entire golf community, we have an opportunity to stem this tide and help ensure golf remains sustainable and enjoyable for generations to come.”
The USGA has tacitly acknowledged the problem is not with average golfers but with the stars, the 0.1% who are professionals and elite amateurs. The Association is set on doing something to rein in this game-changing development and DeChambeau is poster child.
Rather than celebrating the athleticism, dedication and skill of the top players the obvious plan is to add more restrictions to golf ball and golf club performance which seems to ignore that DeChambeau’s performance is a result of his new found strength and intense training to increase the speed of his swing.
The clubs and golf balls have not changed.
Frank Thomas, inventor of the graphite shaft and former Technical Director of the USGA puts it succinctly. “Fortunately, the laws of nature are playing an important part in governing the distance the ball will travel, while the athleticism of the elite golfers - about 0.1% of the golfing population- has changed, as it has in all other sports. Unfortunately - for most of us - this has not been as significant a change.”
Put another way, DeChambeau is six feet, one inch tall and weighs 240 lbs. Are other players to be competitive with this new golf now going to “bulk up” adding muscle and speed. Possibility a few but unlikely for most. As an aside, concurrent with DeChambeau going through his physical transformation this writer was bulking up as well…from the comfort of the family room couch without gaining a single yard off the tee.
The pandemic put the “roll back” of equipment performance until next year but the USGA evidentially plans to forge ahead.
In fact, the present CEO Mike Davis has announced his retirement at the end of 2021 and is on record saying before his term of office ends, he will get the ball “rolled back.”
The inevitable has only been postponed.
Athletes in other sports are encouraged to train harder, gain strength and speed but in golf the rules makers say that is wrong.
It is sad and perhaps the ultimate disservice to our game.

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Callaway Mack Daddy CB Wedge

By ED TRAVIS

The new game improvement Mack Daddy CB (cavity back) wedges from Callaway Golf are targeted for use by players wanting added forgiveness, lots of spin and high consistency from their wedges.

Fast Facts Mack Daddy CB wedge:
Game-improvement category cavity back wedge
Larger head/thicker topline compared
Cavity back with perimeter weighting
Two loft dependent sole grinds
JAWS grooves
KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 105 shaft stock
Golf Pride SG-1 grip stock
In shops Sept. 24, $129.99

WYNTK:
The Mack Daddy wedge line has been expanded by Callaway Golf to include a new game-improvement category model, the Mack Daddy CB, specifically to be a logical transition into higher-lofted scoring clubs for players already playing cavity back irons.

Lower lofts have a larger fuller sole with moderate bounce and higher lofts use a W-grind and low leading edge to help get the ball out of the rough and bunkers. Grooves on all lofts are Callaway’s JAWS grind to help generate spin on all types of shots and on the sand and lob wedge extend across the face.

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Honma Intros TR21X Irons
By ED TRAVIS


A new distance iron from Honma Golf, the TR21X model, is targeted at players ranging in skill level from professionals to mid-handicappers.


Fast Facts Honma TR21X Irons:
Blade-like look
Foam filled hollow body
Internal tungsten weight
L-cup face
$188 per club NSPro 95 NEO steel shafts
$212 Sakata VIZARD graphite shafts
WYNTK:
Honma has completed the TR family with the new TR21X irons<https://us.honmagolf.com/products/tr21-x-iron> that have a hollow foam-filled body and built for use by “competitive to mid handicap players.” These are players-distance category irons with very strong lofts-5-iron 23° and 10-iron (pitching wedge) 38°.
Weighting is low in the clubhead thanks for the head configuration and an internal tungsten bar of 42 grams in the long irons, 50 grams in the mid-irons and 73 grams in the short irons. Honma says even with the strong lofts they produce a high launch and a high resistance to twisting or MOI.
“The distance iron category is the fastest growing iron segment and the TR21X makes a bold statement of looks, sound, feel and flight that will bring a lot of confidence to players who put this full set in play,” says Mark Myrhum Director of Global Product. “Golfers can also take advantage of the exceptional long- and mid-iron playability and combine it with Honma’s high-performance TR20P, V or B irons.”
Combining with the previously introduced TR20 (P, V, B) models for a mixed set will attract some players or using one or more of the TR21X long irons as a utility club is also possible.
Announced at the same time were the TR21 FTi BIG-LB Fairway ($329), the TR21 F Fairways (($299) and TR1` H Hybrids ($249) all with Sakata VIZARD graphite shafts as stock.

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World Golf Expo 2021 - The New Age Marketing Crusader!

Pandemic or not, the Legendary Golf Guru, Andrew Wood was out and about to get a first-hand read on the state of the health of the golf industry.

Unfazed by the fury of the raging global pandemic, Wood, the master of marketing for the golf industry, went on a sustained voyage to meet, speak and share thoughts on the pandemic and its effect with golf operators in North America and Europe.

It was no ordinary journey! No golfer has been known or reported to have travelled thousands of miles during this challenging period to see for himself how the industry is coping. What Wood has experienced is a story that has to be told and retold and he will be sharing some of the highpoints at the World Golf Expo (WGE) where he is a featured speaker.

“You probably think I’m crazy but despite COVID, in the last 100 days, I have visited 21 American states and five countries. I have taken four airline flights, driven over 11,000 miles, and flown over 9,000 miles. I have played over 70 rounds of golf at over 40 different clubs, stayed in over 30 hotels, and eaten out every meal,” declared Wood.

What he discovered on this record voyage will prove to be an eye-opener. “The weeks that he spent and the miles that he has travelled offers eye-opening first hand experiences of how our industry is fighting to beat the pandemic and to keep golf going,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group who together with the giant Mission Hill Group of China are the co-presenters of the WGE.

Wood will be a key speaker at WGE and he will come armed with an idea-filled tool-kit on how golf clubs in the Asia Pacific can beef-up to grow their business in a post-pandemic business environment.

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open:

https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

World Golf Expo – Spearheading A Paradigm Shift For Golf!

World Golf Expo 2021 (WGE 2021) – The Total Golf Show!

www.worldgolfexpo.com   www.asiapacificgolfgroup.com

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Coral Creek Club Announces New Assistant Golf Professional

The private Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida, has announced the hiring of Abby Parsons as their new Assistant Golf Professional.  Abby joins the club in October from her current position at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, where she is one of the instructors in the Kohler Golf Academy.   

Abby is recognized as an Apprentice Pro by the PGA of America and is actively working toward her Class A designation with the PGA.  In addition to prior experience at several golf clubs, Abby was with the Golf Channel/NBC Universal where she served on the production team for the School of Golf, Golf Channel Academy and Champions Tour Learning Center.

“We are very confident in Abby’s abilities, love her ambition and know that her outgoing personality will fit so well at Coral Creek Club,” said Tom Noyes, General Manager. “We look forward to Abby joining our team.” 

A native of Pinehurst, Abby was influenced by the game from an early age as her father was the Head Golf Professional at Pinehurst National for many years.  Abby graduated from Boston University where she earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism.  She played four years on the women’s golf team.

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World Golf Expo 2021 - Time To Whip The Challenges!

Perhaps there has never been a more challenging period faced by the golf club industry than right now. The pandemic has brought about untold problems for golf clubs globally and the one man who looks upon these hurdles with a positive mindset is Gregg Patterson, without doubt the most sought after club industry speaker who is all set to spank the challenges and come out on top.

The founder and president of Tribal Magic is psyched up to speak at the World Golf Expo about “Disruptive Innovation” and how this can help build a culture of creativity. Patterson who spent 34 years as the general manager of the profitable Beach Club in California believes the competition is getting tougher and more aggressive. Innovation is needed and creativity is the engine that will drive the golf club industry to new heights in the post pandemic era.

Change is happening and anticipating those changes, “smelling the future”, seeing creative opportunities where others see chaos and responding to those changes with enthusiasm can be with the right “change mindset”, a joy for the management team,” exclaimed Patterson.

Noted for his high-energy management style, Patterson feels “disruptive innovation” and change that helps “create the future”, calls out to “Change Leaders” to lead “Change Teams” to make change happen.

“Gregg is a spell-binder and he has the perfect template on how the club industry can proactively take on the challenges of the pandemic age and get the industry buzzing again. If there is one man who knows how to get the job done, it’s Gregg!” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, which is producing the WGE in collaboration with the giant Mission Hills Group of China.

Don’t miss Gregg Patterson’s highly motivating and inspirational address. He is guaranteed to educate, inspire and entertain you!

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open:

https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

World Golf Expo – Spearheading A Paradigm Shift For Golf!

World Golf Expo 2021 (WGE 2021) – The Total Golf Show!

www.worldgolfexpo.com   www.asiapacificgolfgroup.com

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Florida’s Coral Creek Club Welcomes World Renowned Teacher David Leadbetter as Director of Instruction

The private Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida, is pleased to announce that David Leadbetter has been engaged to serve as the club’s Director of Instruction.  In an exclusive multi-year arrangement, the world class instructor will oversee Coral Creek’s teaching program, train the professional staff in his methodology and be available to members for lessons and coaching at a special rate. 

“We are truly fortunate to have David as our Director of Instruction,” stated Tom Noyes, Coral Creek Club’s General Manager.  “His affiliation will enhance Coral Creek’s reputation, and this is a fantastic opportunity for our members.  In addition to helping our pros broaden their observation and coaching skills, the added exposure and credibility David brings will aid in continuing to spread the amazing story that is the Coral Creek Club.  Following the recent Tom Fazio renovation of the course, the club’s next chapters are just now being written.”

“Coral Creek Club is a hidden gem that is about to be uncovered,” said Leadbetter.  “This Tom Fazio design is a course that can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels, and will provide a stern test for the very best players off the back tees.  Florida has been waiting for a course like this!  The club will be spoken about in the same breath as many other world class venues that I have had the good fortune to visit during my career.  It’s been my job to recognize and coach great golfing talent, and if I was to measure the potential of Coral Creek in a golfer’s terms, I would say that it has major winner written all over it!  I am proud and excited to become the Director of Instruction at the beautiful Coral Creek Club and to helping the members with their games.”

Leadbetter already has visited Coral Creek a number of times and he’s helped consult on the finer points of the practice facilities.  He believes that the newly renovated course is destined to become one of the most prestigious clubs in the state. 

In his 30 year career, Leadbetter has coached touring professionals to 26 major championship titles, helped seven PGA TOUR stars reach the number one position on the Official World Golf Rankings list, and counts his lessons to have resulted in over 150 individual worldwide tournament victories.  In addition to working with elite players, David is equally dedicated to helping the average golfer play better.

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A Strange PGA Tour Season

By ED TRAVIS

The 2019-2020 PGA Tour season will be remembered for a long time. The worldwide pandemic caused a disruption to our lives as well as the Tour’s schedule that hopefully will never be repeated. Besides the hiatus which resulted in just 36 tournaments being played rather than 46 as was done last year there was the requisite astonishment how far D.J., Bryson, Rory and any number of other athletes hit the ball off the tee plus the ongoing and somewhat misguided calls for restrictions of clubs and balls or both.

However, the old adage is still in play, “the more things change the more they stay the same.”

For the first time since World War II there was only one major championship since the other three were postponed or canceled. Only the PGA Championship won by Colin Morikawa was played and that of course means the 2020-2021 season will have six majors but for fans, the more the merrier.

Dustin Johnson finished the season with three wins and two out of three of the FedExCup Playoff events making him dominant to a degree that places him as an odds-on favorite for this fall’s rescheduled U.S. Open and Masters.

Switching gears but still in the category of interesting things about the just completed season were how the brands of equipment used by tournament winners changed from last year.

Much of golf equipment marketing is built around the publicity and even allure of winners and fan-favorite Tour players using a given brand. That can be misleading if only for the fact that Callaway Golf for example has more than three dozen PGA Tour members on staff and Titleist at least as many, some of which only play their golf ball.

In contrast TaylorMade Golf has eight Tour players on staff but they happen to include not only Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm but also a guy named Tiger Woods.

The effectiveness of product endorsement may be open to question but there is at least some benefit to companies from the exposure of their logo on a bag or shirt or hat. There seems to be little correlation between Tour endorsements and sales results with the exception of Titleist golf balls which are the standard all are judged. Twenty three out of the 36 events in the 2019-2020 season were won by players using either their Pro V1 or Pro V1x. TaylorMade players were next with nine wins, Bridgestone two while Callaway and Srixon users each had one.

Driver brands finished in a virtual dead heat with Ping, Titleist and TaylorMade able to boast 10, 11 and 11 wins respectively. Callaway which continues to be the largest seller of metalwoods, and irons had three wins and Cobra one.

Each of these end-of-season reports comes with the same caveat. The information is accurate to the best of my knowledge but more suitable for winning a bet at the 19th hole than drawing more in-depth conclusions.

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Eye On Asia – David Abeles – The Midas Touch!

David Abeles, President of TaylorMade Golf will be amongst the headliners at the Inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE) to be staged in Haikou, Hainan.

The outstanding golf executive will be setting the tone for WGE and we could not have asked for a better man to launch the global golf business Summit. Abeles has been described as someone who subscribes to the belief that “innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought”. Abeles took over at the helm of TaylorMade in 2015 and under his leadership, everything has come up roses.

There is no denying the fact that Abeles is the man with the proverbial Midas Touch. The Asia Pacific Golf Group, the parent company that publishes ASIAN GOLF is proud to have him as the keynote speaker at WGE.

The September edition of ASIAN GOLF also showcases brand new products from Titleist, TaylorMade and Callaway.

For this and more, check out the September 2020 edition of ASIAN GOLF. There’s nothing like ASIAN GOLF

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Srixon’s Soft Feel & Soft Feel Lady Golf Balls

By ED TRAVIS

Srixon has launched the Soft Feel 12th generation two-piece ionomer cover golf ball and a complimentary model for women.

Fast Facts Soft Feel Golf Balls:
Two-piece ionomer 338 dimple cover
60 compression
Gradient firmness core
Color choice of white or yellow
$21.99 per dozen

Fast Facts Soft Feel Lady Golf Balls:
Two-piece ionomer 338 dimple cover
58 compression
Gradient firmness core
Color choice of white or Passion Pink
$21.99 per dozen

WYNTK:
Srixon’s share of the golf ball market continues to grow and according to Golf DataTech from January through June in their U.S. ball sales on and off course sales grew by 30%.

A portion of the growth has been due to the Soft Feel models which are in the low-price or value category and now the 12th Soft Feel iteration has been released. The new ball continues to be a two-piece construction with a thin ionomer of 0.063 inches while the Soft Feel Lady cover is an even thinner 0.057 inches.

Thin covers and low compression are part of the formula to help generate spin on scoring shots and the gradient core – softest in the center, firmer at the edges – Srixon says has high rebound properties that produce distance off the driver.

Brian Schielke, Marketing Director at Srixon was quoted in the press release, “This is our 12th generation SOFT FEEL golf ball, putting us at the forefront of the low-compression distance ball category. With this new model, we’re excited to give golfers our longest SOFT FEEL to date, in a ball that maintains the signature feel golfers expect from a SOFT FEEL.”

The Soft Feel Lady, which has a slightly lower compression rating than the Soft Feel, is the 7th generation of the model.

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The Resurgence of the United Golfers Association

First Black Golfers Organization to Confront Longstanding Racial Gap in the Sport

The current landscape of golf is built on exclusion. This hard truth, in conjunction with the current divisive climate in the US, calls for golf lovers to support those who have been wronged in the past, and achieve a bigger and brighter future for all who love the game. The time is now to combat this inequity with the largest and most intentional golf diversification effort in history.

The United Golfers Association (UGA) was founded in 1925 by and for Black golfers as a parallel institution to the all-white PGA of America (PGA), formed in 1916. Along with many other activities, UGA operated a national golf tour for professionals, amateurs, and intercollegiate golfers, and continued to host events well after the desegregation of PGA in 1961. After four decades of dormancy, the mission of UGA is to now revive that legacy by providing a developmental academy for aspiring golfers and professionals and to supporting local/regional programs to expand access for African American players.

Andy Walker, Director of the UGA Developmental Academy and Player Development stated “I’m excited and honored to be a part of UGA’s revival. Golf has been my life since I was 5 years old and now, I can contribute to changing the complexion of the game. The UGA Academy will provide every resource available to refine African-American youth into tour-caliber players.” He continued, “Through this intensive process, the Academy will train the next leaders of the golf industry. We will create a qualified pool of professionals who will help grow the game. The time is now to tackle racial disparities in golf and equip our young players with the necessary tools to be the next stars of the game.”

In the last 60 years, the PGA Tour has only welcomed approximately 15 Black players. Since Tiger Woods earned his tour card in 1996, there was not another African American golfer on the tour until Harold Varner III in 2016. Unfortunately, the talent pool of Black Golfers is very small - if they are not identified and cultivated, an entire generation of potential tour-ready golfers could be lost. They require an advocate like UGA to attain their goals of competing at the highest level.

Tarek DeLavallade, UGA Executive Director and brainchild of its resurgence, stated “When I did a deep dive into the history of UGA, I realized our culture depended on this organization when it was founded and through the 70’s - but needs it more than ever now. One of our largest concerns is that the PGA currently has over 29,000 current members however only around 130 are African American!” He continued, “Once I understood the barriers for children in urban areas to discover the sport, for families to support aspiring youth to travel and compete, the lack of college programs that offer scholarships, and the lack of financial support Black players have in competing at the same level as their counterparts - I knew we had to do something. UGA understands that our efforts today can have a generational impact on current and future golfers. In reverence to our founders, it is our duty to fulfill that charge.”

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Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, and many of its managed golf facilities across the country are proud to support the 14th annual Patriot Golf Days, a joint fundraising campaign with PGA Hope that will be hosted Labor Day Weekend September 4 – 7, 2020.

Golfers playing Troon facilities throughout September and October will be raising funds to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation through various golf tournaments, on-course competitions and playing opportunities. The mission of Folds of Honor is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Over the past four years, Troon-managed facilities throughout the United States have raised more than $273,000 for the Folds of Honor Foundation through Patriot Golf Days activities. Since its inception in 2007, PGA Professionals have helped raise millions of dollars through Patriot Golf Day events, allowing Folds of Honor to award educational scholarships. Patriot Golf Days allows the Folds of Honor Foundation to present an ongoing tribute to the brave service members by ensuring that the families of fallen and wounded warriors have hope for the right educational start to life and best future possible.

“Troon, along with many of our managed-facilities, are proud to support Folds of Honor and its mission of giving back to the families of those who have given so much through their brave service and sacrifice,” said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. “We are excited to see so many of our facilities participating in Patriot Golf Days this year and look forward to making a sizable donation in the coming weeks.”

Examples of Patriot Golf Day programs at Troon-managed facilities include:

Kapalua Golf – Maui, Hawaii

On Sunday and Monday, September 6th and 7th, Kapalua will be offering complimentary golf for U.S. Armed Services veterans, retired and active U.S. Military after 11:40 a.m. A donation box will also be set on the first tee with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Lodge of Four Seasons – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Lodge of Four Seasons will be having a Patriot Golf Day raffle. For every $5 donation a guests makes, they will be entered into a drawing for four complimentary rounds at the Lodge of Four Seasons. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Folds of Honor.

Poston Butte Golf Club – Florence, Arizona

Poston Butte Golf Club is having a raffle for golf bags, foursomes and twosomes, golf balls, Hydro Flasks, and more. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the weekend for $10 with proceeds benefitting Folds of Honor.

Princeville Makai Golf Club – Kauai, Hawaii

Princeville Makai Golf Club will be hosting their 3rd annual Patriot Golf Day Tournament on Saturday, October 10. Proceeds from the 18-hole scramble tournament will benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation.

The Rawls Course at Texas Tech – Lubbock, Texas

The Rawls Course at Texas Tech will be having a combined raffle and closest-to-the-pin contest. A $10 entry will give the customer one raffle ticket and one shot for the closest-to-the-pin on hole 10.  In addition, guests will have the opportunity to add $1 to their purchases to benefit Folds of Honor.

Sun City Hilton Head – Bluffton, South Carolina

Sun City Hilton Head will be hosting a large, multi-course Patriot Golf Day tournament in which a portion of the entry fee and tournament mulligans will benefit Folds of Honor.

Tiburón Golf Club – Naples, Florida

All military – active, reserve and retired personnel – play for $45 per person and receive 20 percent off merchandise in the Tiburón Golf Shop. Tiburon Golf Club and Callaway are also providing complimentary rental clubs to active, reserve and retired military personnel during Patriot Golf Day Weekend. In addition, Tiburón Golf Club will host several fundraising activities during Patriot Golf Day Weekend including: Closest-to-the-pin contests September 4-7 for a $10 entry fee; Flag Day Competition on Saturday, September 5 for a $20 entry fee; and guests are also welcome to make any donation in $1 increments without participating in the activities. Proceeds will be donated to Folds of Honor.

Troon North Golf Club – Scottsdale, Arizona

Troon North Golf Club will be having a Patriot Golf Day Tournament on Saturday, September 19th. Additional donations of $5 or more will receive a drink ticket for a complimentary beverage. Tournament proceeds and donations will benefit Folds of Honor.

Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club – Wickenburg, Arizona

The Patriot Golf Weekend promotion at Wickenburg Ranch includes a round of golf on Big Wick, a round of golf on Li'l Wick, a $10 credit to Jake’s Spoon, and a Callaway hat. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Folds of Honor.

Westhaven Golf Club – Franklin, Tenn.

Westhaven Golf Club will have a Labor Day Weekend-long raffle with all proceeds benefitting the Folds of Honor. Club members can purchase one ticket for $10 or three for $20 for a chance to win various prizes.

For more information on all of Troon’s Patriot Golf Days programs and promotions, visit www.troon.com.  

About Patriot Golf Day

Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot, PGA Professional and USGA member, came up with the concept of Patriot Golf Day and founded the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2007, following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq. After returning from his second tour, Major Rooney witnessed a profound display of a family’s grief as they welcomed home the remains of Corporal Brock Bucklin. Inspired by this tragic homecoming of a fallen American solider, Rooney started the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide support to military families in the aftermath of their tragedies. For more information about Patriot Golf Day or to make a donation, visit www.foldsofhonor.com.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 435-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 485-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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World Golf Expo 2021 - Abeles To Kick-Off WGE!

David Abeles, President of TaylorMade Golf will be headlining the Inaugural World Golf Expo (WGE).

Abeles will be delivering the keynote address at WGE to be staged at the Mission Hills Golf Resort on Haikou, Hainan from March 16 – 18, 2021. 

Mission Hills Golf Resort, the world’s largest facility of its kind will play host to WGE and a myriad of other events that will be staged in conjunction with this major international golf Summit.

“We wanted David to speak at WGE for a number of reasons but the main reason is what drives this man - an incredible ability to be highly innovative and positive and to battle against adversity with a powerful mindset to overcome,” exclaimed Mike Sebastian, CEO of APGG and the executive producer of WGE. “David exudes a strong charisma and his enthusiasm to get things done and done well is infectious,” Sebastian added. “He is a prize catch and we are delighted to have him set the tone and direction for WGE.”.

Abeles took over at the helm of TaylorMade in 2015. There is no denying the fact that Abeles is the man with the proverbial Midas Touch. It was his vision and drive that has propelled TaylorMade to be regarded as global leader in golf equipment. He has been described as someone who subscribes to the belief that “innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought”.

Abeles is a firm believer in innovation and according to him, “Our biggest differentiator is that we actually take on the risk and invest in doing that. A lot of companies, whether it’s in golf or outside of golf, talk about the concept of innovation, but they don’t live it. It must be embedded in everything you do. And most companies aren’t willing to do it because it’s a higher risk.”

One meeting with Abeles is sufficient to conclude that he is a TaylorMade man through and through. In a recent interview he is quoted as saying, “The real reason why we exist, which is really the underpinning of our organization, is to help golfers play better golf. It’s that simple. In order to do that, we have to be able to take on the risk to innovate and advance technology and advance the performance of our products across all categories so that when golfers experience them and put them in play, they enjoy the game more and it helps them play better.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to listen to a world leader in golf talk about the game and future trends in golf.

Delegate registration and exhibition booth bookings are open:

https://secure.golfconference.org/event/world-golf-expo-summit-2021

https://www.worldgolfexpo.com/trade-show/ 

The time to act is NOW! WGE is a top-notch global business platform for the growing golf industry in the Asia Pacific. Come and be a part of this growth engine. We will help you become an integral part of a force that is moving forward!

Golf’s Asia Pacific Hub is ready to partner with you. See you in Haikou, Hainan in 2021!

WGE 2021 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

World Golf Expo – Spearheading A Paradigm Shift For Golf!

World Golf Expo 2021 (WGE 2021) – The Total Golf Show!

www.worldgolfexpo.com   www.asiapacificgolfgroup.com

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Little Linksters™ “Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in the World” Video Contest Marks its 10th Year!

Our Winners Are…In a contest year like no other, kids from across the world recorded and sent in their golf swings and boy did we get some great entries! Little Linksters™, LLC, The Little Linksters™ and the Association for Junior Golf Development rolled out the tenth installment of their Annual Best “Pee Wee” Golf Swing in the World Video Contest in the early part of this year, and had to, like all of us, endure the twists and turns of this year in the process.


After all of this, Little Linksters™ and the contest judges are pleased to present our winners!
Under 3 Division…
1st Place- JACK CANTIN (Canada, 1 Year Old)
2nd Place- STEPHEN LIMPACH (Florida, USA 2 Years Old)
T-3rd Place- RIAAN AYOOBI (Australia, 2.5 Years Old)
T-3rd Place- NICHOLAS GOMEZ (Texas, USA, 2 Years Old)


3-4 Years…
1st Place- VAUGHN COLEMAN (South Carolina, USA, 4 Years Old)
2nd Place- PENNY ROACH (Canada, 4 Years Old)
3rd Place- SANIA BHAMBANI (California, USA, 4 Years Old)


5-6 Years…
1st Place- THANDAN KONGSIRI (Texas, USA, 5 Years Old)
2nd Place- BOND HOGAN (Australia, 5 Years Old)
T-3rd Place- KEEGAN CARBRAY (Illinois, USA, 5 Years Old)
T-3rd Place- CAMDEN GUYTON (Georgia, USA, 6 Years Old)


7-8 Years…
1st Place- CARERON AMEN (California, USA, 7 Years Old)
2nd Place- ABIGAIL THAMBIRAN (South Africa, 7 Years Old)
3rd Place- TREBOR MELENDEZ (New Jersey, USA, 7 Years Old)


9-10 Years…
1st Place- ERIC CHAVEZ (California, USA, 10 Years Old)
2nd Place- ALISON OH (Virginia, USA, 10 Years Old)
T-3rd Place- JADEN SOONG (California, USA, 9 Years Old)
T-3rd Place- OWEN FONG (Canada, 10 Years Old)


11-12 Years…
1st Place- ALEX ZHANG (Canada, 11 Years Old)
2nd Place- MACIE RASMUSSEN (Virginia, USA, 11 Years Old)
3rd Place- CONNOR BRYCE (Texas, USA, 12 Years Old)


WATCH THE WINNERS
VIDEO PRESENTATION HERE:
https://youtu.be/2kJGTjx2fWY


This was the tenth straight year Little Linksters™, LLC, along with the Little Linksters™ Association for Junior Golf Development (501c3) has hosted this kid-centric contest. Once again, this year, some very heavy hitters from the golf world joined the cause, including World Golf Hall of Fame members, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, and PGA Tour Star, Jordan Spieth. They will join a team of US and International based PGA and LPGA teaching professionals. The judges include, US Kids Golf Top 50 instructors Michelle Holmes, Zoe Allen from Ireland, and Tom Reid from the UK, as well as acclaimed Canadian Instructor, Jason Helman. They all will join the contest’s host, and Little Linksters founder, Brendon Elliott, who was named the PGA’s National Youth Player Development award winner in 2017.


This popular contest allows parents to upload a video to YouTube of their “Little Linksters” swing. Videos this year were submitted from January through the end of July and winners were crowned in four age groups—ranging from ages 3 to 12. Voting was conducted by a panel of industry veterans and experts. This is an inclusive contest, with fun at its center point, so all children, regardless of ability are always encouraged to submit their swings!


“In what has been an incredibly challenging year in many respects, we were determined to once again offer this opportunity to children and showcase to the golf world what the youngest among us can do with a golf club. This contest is primarily about fun and celebrating a game that is blind to age…kids as young as two years of age can love this game and we see that year in and year out.” explained PGA Professional Brendon Elliott, founder of Little Linksters™, LLC and Little Linksters™ Association for Junior Golf Development. “Over the years, we have been very humbled to have had such a recognized and esteemed celebrity panel of judges including Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, Tony Jacklin, Annika Sorenstam, Hank Haney, Kelly Sheehan, Lexi Thompson, Jim McLean, Win McMurry, Paula Creamer, Nicole Weller, Chuck Evans, Brittany Lincicome, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Keegan Bradley, Mark Bradley, Allen Wronowski, Frank Nobilo, David Leadbetter, Michelle Wie and Holly Sonders.” added Elliott. 

This year’s contest saw just shy of 200 entries poured in from over 15 countries from around the world.
Elliott, is a US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher (2010, ‘11 and ’12), a 2013 US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher, a four- time NFPGA Junior Golf Leader award winner (2011-14), as well as a five-time Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher as named by the Golf Range Association, was named the PGA of America’s National Youth Player Development award winner in 2017. More recently, Elliott was named a 2019 GRAA Top 50 Elite Status Growth of the Game Teacher and one of Orlando Family Magazine’s 2019 Men of the Year. Brendon leads the judging of the Best Pee Wee Swing contest each year. He was assisted by this year’s celebrity panel of judges. 

Taking part in the 2020 campaign were:

• Jack Nicklaus— World Golf Hall of Fame member and the man that holds the record for the most major championship titles in the men’s game. Known to many as the best male golfer of all time. Mr. Nicklaus is making his fourth appearance as a judge in the Best Pee Wee Swing Contest.


• Annika Sorenstam— Also a World Golf Hall of Fame member. She is regarded as one of the best female golfers in history. She won 90 international tournaments as a professional, making her the female golfer with the most wins to her name. She won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and she tops the LPGA’s career money list with earnings of over $22 million. Annika is also making her fourth appearance as a judge.


• Jordan Spieth— Jordan is a three-time major winner and the 2015 FedEx Cup champion. In April 2016, Time magazine named Spieth to its list of the “100 Most Influential People”, noting that he “exemplifies everything that’s great about sports.” Spieth’s first major win came in the 2015 Masters Tournament where he became the second youngest golfer (behind Tiger Woods) to win the Masters. He then won the 2015 U.S. Open with a score of 5-under-par. He was the youngest U.S. Open champion since amateur Bobby Jones in 1923. This will be Jordan’s third time as a judge in our contest.


• Michelle Holmes— One of the very brightest instructors in the junior golf instruction arena. A multiple award- winning teacher, Michelle is the owner of the Michelle Holmes School of Golf at Cahoon Plantation. Michelle serves the greater Williamsburg, Virginia Beach and Outer Banks area but has an ever-increasing influence around the world. This is her third straight year as a judge. Among her numerous awards, Michelle is a US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Instructor.


• Zoe Allen— Another of the very brightest up and comers in the junior golf instruction arena. A multiple award- winning teacher, Zoe is the owner of Zoe Allen Golf at Lurgan Golf Club in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Zoe won the distinction of being named a US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Instructor this past January at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. This is her third year as a judge.


• Tom Reid— US Kids Top 50 Instructor, Tom Reid hails from the U.K. Tom is a former Touring Professional that has made a significant impact in the junior golf arena in Europe over the past few years. Formerly an instructor at the highly acclaimed Wentworth Club, Tom is now the senior teaching professional at Stoke Park Golf and Country Club. Tom is a lead in the Leadbetter Kids program, which is a youth program from the David Leadbetter Academy.
• Jason Helman— Over the past 25+ years as a Golf Professional, Jason has made his mark in Canada as a top instructor and golf coach. His passion for the game, pride in his students, and their willingness to learn and develop as golfers or athletes so they can reach their highest pinnacle in the game are what drives him. He said, “All I want is for my students to succeed, whether they’re 5 years old or a tour professional.” Jason is the 2010 PGA of Canada National Teacher of the Year as well as the 2016 PGA of Canada Professional National Development Award Recipient.


The Little Linksters™ golf program in Central Florida was originally designed specifically for children ages 3 to 8 years old but has expanded in recent years to include ages up to 18 and children of all abilities. The introductory program is taught in a fun and interactive way, using both traditional and non-traditional instructional methods to ensure children’s first introduction to golf is FUN!
The Little Linksters™ Association for Junior Golf Development, a 501c3 nonprofit in conjunction with AAU, is continuing to develop a national program that will enable teaching professionals from across the country to grow their business and the game of golf with a proven program that combines a child-friendly approach, a complete program curriculum, and uses items from some of the industry’s best training aid and junior golf equipment companies.
One of the Association’s most prized projects, called G.O.A.L.S. (Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills) is specifically aimed at introducing children ages 3-12+ with special needs to the game of golf. In doing so, children will learn valuable life skills that will help them throughout their life. The Special Olympics of Central Florida is a proud partner of Little Linksters™ efforts with this program. Support of the G.O.A.L.S. program has also come from the Alliance for Accessible Golf as well as Jordan Spieth and the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.


Little Linksters has added additional programming in 2020 that touches children ages 3-10 as well as 11-16 that are in economically challenged situations and that may have never had an opportunity such as those that Little Linksters™ offers, to play golf. “Golf is more than a game; it is a tool to teach young children so much more and we hope to use this tool to enhance the lives of as many children as possible explains Elliott, Little Linksters™ founder and Executive Director.


To help the nonprofit, Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development contact them at nonprofit@littlelinksters.com To donate go to Little Linksters™ go here: https://littlelinksters.com/donate/


To become a corporate sponsor, contact Executive Director Brendon R. Elliott, PGA at brendonelliott@pga.com


For more information about the “Best Pee-Wee Golf Swing in the World” Video Contest or the Little Linksters™ Association for Junior Golf Development, please visit www.littlelinksters.com or contact Brendon Elliott at BrendonElliott@pga.com or by phone at (321) 278-1612.

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Branson Golf Garners International Interest through High-Profile Events, Tiger Woods, and Best-of Acclaim - Destination Stakes Claim as the Fastest-Growing, Most-Compelling Golf Venue in America

Bucket-list golf destinations must have a variety of exceptional golf courses that are close to one another, hold critical acclaim, and offer great restaurants, lodging, and after-golf diversions. Branson Golf checks all those boxes, but has something nowhere else does – Tiger Woods’ first public course, new courses opening virtually every year for the past five years, and an ever-growing collection of high-profile competitions that have legendary players raving about the destination.

Two PGA TOUR Champions events were played here in August, including one at which Phil Mickelson made his tour debut and won in mesmerizing fashion at Big Cedar Lodge’s Ozarks National, the Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw design that earned “America’s Best New Public Course 2019” by Golf Digest.

Next on tap is a match-up of epic proportion, Americans Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas prepare to take on European standouts Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. The Payne’s Valley Cup will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, and will serve as the official debut of Payne’s Valley, the first public-access course in the U.S. designed by Tiger Woods’ TGR Design.

Whenever Woods is involved in anything, the golf world takes notice. And his partnership with Big Cedar Lodge Founder Johnny Morris has resulted in a scintillating golf course that is as beautiful as it is anticipated. Anyone who knows Morris, the noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops Founder, knows anything he does, he does to an astounding degree. That’s on display at all five Big Cedar Lodge golf courses, which also include Top of the Rock (Jack Nicklaus design), Mountain Top (Gary Player), and Buffalo Ridge (Tom Fazio and Morris).

As if what Morris is doing isn’t enough to command attention, accolades for Branson Golf courses this year have illuminated that it’s not just Big Cedar Lodge that makes the destination a must-experience place. Four Branson courses were rated among the top 10 in Missouri – Ozarks National (No. 1), Buffalo Ridge (No. 2), Branson Hills (No. 3), and LedgeStone (No. 7).  Additionally, Ozarks National and Buffalo Ridge were honored as “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in America,” ranking nos. 64 and 83, respectively (out of roughly 13,500 U.S. playing venues).

“Branson has become a world-class golf destination, and we have incredible hotels, resorts, restaurants and much more to accommodate visitors,” said Lynn Berry, Director of Communications, Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Thousand Hills (Bob Cupp design), The Pointe, and Holiday Hills complete Branson Golf’s roster of 10 courses, and each has earned appreciation for their playability and value.

For more information about Branson Golf, visit www.explorebranson.com/golf or www.facebook.com/bransongolf

About Explore Branson Golf
Ozarks National, 800.225.6343
Mountain Top, 800.225.6343
The Pointe, 417.334.4477
Thousand Hills, 800.487.0769, 417.334.4553
Buffalo Ridge, 800.225.6343
LedgeStone, 417.335.8187
Top of the Rock, 800.225.6343
Branson Hills, 417.337.2963
Payne’s Valley, 800.225.6343
Holiday Hills, 417.334.4838

About Explore Branson
Branson is a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains — and an incredible value — with dozens of live performance theaters, three pristine lakes, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, a Historic Downtown district, a Town Center-style shopping complex, a full range of dining options, and a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, campgrounds and meeting and conference facilities. Branson is less than one day’s drive for one-third of America’s residents. With low-cost flights to the Branson Airport (BKG www.flybranson.com) and nearby Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), it has never been easier to access Branson. Call 1-800-296-0463 for help planning your next vacation, convention or reunion. See more at: http://www.explorebranson.com

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Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, located in the heart of Riviera Maya, sits on beautiful Caribbean beachfront in an exclusive gated community just north of Playa del Carmen. Situated on 590 acres of breathtaking oceanfront, the resort is surrounded tranquil lagoons, preserved mangrove and lush vegetation. The resort is hosting an entirely new package geared towards golfers. 

With this all-inclusive package guests will enjoy luxury, vibrant accommodations while golfing at three nearby golf courses, including the pristine El Camaleón Mayakoba located in the Mayakoba complex, as well as other local courses, Gran Coyote, and Iberostar Playa Paraiso. This is in addition to unlimited food and beverage, and round-trip airport transportation.

The package has two options: Option One: 4 Nights’/3 Rounds all-inclusive, at $447 per person a night. This includes 4 nights of accommodations at Andaz Mayakoba Resort, standard king or double guestroom, and 3 rounds of golf at either El Camaleón, Gran Coyote and Iberostar Playa Paraiso.  Option Two: 7 Nights’/5 Rounds for $437 per person a night, same accommodations as option one. This second package however includes 2 rounds at El Camaleón, and 1 round each at the other Mayakoba courses Gran Coyote, Iberostar Playa Paraiso, and Rivera Cancun.

Directly adjacent to the resort in the Mayakoba complex is El Camaleón. A golfing paradise, this course offers three diverse ecosystems for golfers; the topical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands, and the beach. El Camaleón spans 7,024 yards with a par 72 layout along several miles of crystal-clear freshwater canals.

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