Industry News

Industry Notes: Thursday, May 11, 2023

Northern Ohio Golf Association to debut inaugural Ohio Adaptive Open Championship; PGA Tour, Meiomi Wines extend partnership

Northern Ohio Golf Association: In partnership with Cleveland Metroparks Golf, will debut the inaugural Ohio Adaptive Open Championship, Aug. 5-6, at Seneca Golf Course in Broadview Heights, Ohio. The Open will be available to all male and female golfers age 18 or older, professional or amateur, who have a physical, vision or neurological impairment.

PGA Tour, Meiomi Wines: Announce a multiyear extension that designates Meiomi Wines as the official wine of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions through 2025. As part of the Tour’s marketing partner program, Meiomi Wines will help support the partnership through experiential tournament activations, allowing fans to sip wine and swing clubs at multiple Tour stops, including this week's AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

USGA: Selects Johnny Miller as the recipient of this year’s Bob Jones Award, the association’s highest honor that recognizes character, respect and a commitment to sportsmanship in the game of golf. Miller's career has been as a noted player, longtime NBC Sports broadcaster and course designer, but his charitable contributions are many — he created the Johnny Miller Champ Foundation and for more than 40 years has been helping American Indian Services provide scholarships and educational programs to Native Americans in pursuit of higher education. Miller won the 1964 U.S. Junior Amateur and the 1973 U.S. Open — the first player to ever accomplish both. The USGA will celebrate Miller on June 13 at a ceremony in Los Angeles, California.