Industry News

Industry Notes: Thursday, January 12, 2023

2024 LAAC going to Santa Maria Golf Club in Panama; British sportswear brand Castore to exhibit at PGA Show

Announced: LPGA Foundation, the election of three new members to its board of directors — Miriam Hernandez-Kakol, Jose Tomas and Lynette Vanderwarker. The nonprofit organization empowers and supports girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives.

Selected: By The Masters Tournament, R&A and USGA, Santa Maria Golf Club in Panama City, Panama, to host the ninth Latin America Amateur Championship, Jan. 18-21, 2024. The LAAC will return to Panama for the second time in the event’s history and make its debut at Santa María Golf Club. 

Named: By the PGA of America, Paul Levy, a PGA past president, as Captain of the 2023 United States Junior Ryder Cup Team. He will lead the U.S. contingent of 12 boys and girls as they compete in the 12th Junior Ryder Cup at Golf Nazionale and Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy, Sept. 26-28. Levy, who served as the 40th PGA president, was inducted into the PGA of America Hall of Fame in 2021.

Announced: By Castore, its plans to debut at the 2023 PGA Show, Jan. 24-27 in Orlando, Florida. Castore, a British sportswear brand founded by brothers Tom and Phil Beahon, will showcase its golf apparel collection that uses laser-cut ventilation to enhance breathability, sources fabrics from family-owned Italian mills and uses techniques that minimize product weight.