Industry News

Industry Notes: Tuesday, May 23, 2023

PGA Tour: Joie Chitwood, former Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament director and longtime motorsports executive, has been named executive director of the 2026 Presidents Cup, which will be contested at Medinah Country Club outside of Chicago.

Toptracer: Launches Toptracer Coach, a web-enabled platform that allows PGA Professionals to create assignments, access data from Toptracer Range sessions, and optimize their coaching sessions by providing objective instruction to their students.

Malcolm DeMille: Grayson Murray won the AdventHealth Championship and received a Malcolm DeMille-handcrafted trophy that celebrates the AdventHealth butterfly logo, stands over 10-inches tall, is crafted in nickel plate and features a swirling detail that raises up to the AdventHealth logo.

Volcano Golf Course, Volcano Winery: Collaboration between the Kilauea, Hawaii, companies has created Tee and Taste, an exclusive package pairing golf play with a tasting of the finest local wines. The package includes five holes of walking play at Volcano Golf Course and a certificate for a tasting of six wines and two estate teas at Volcano Winery. Packages start at $25 per person.

PGA Tour: Golf Channel and Peacock will broadcast eight hours of live weekend coverage at the Final Stage of 2023 PGA Tour Q-School, scheduled for Dec. 14-17 at the Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass and Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Also, Korn Ferry, the umbrella sponsor of the Korn Ferry Tour since June 2019, will be the presenting sponsor for PGA Tour Q-School.

ClubUp: Announces new agreements with St Andrews Links in Scotland, Barnbougle in Tasmania, Australia, and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ClubUp's technology offers a more efficient way to schedule and communicate with caddies working at a partner club property, In addition to the caddie technology, ClubUp is now working with clubs to improve outside service operations by providing GPS technology, pace-of-play tools and a staff-scheduling platform.

LPGA: Launches a line of affordable golf clubs, accessories and shoes for female beginners and juniors. Women’s 13-piece and eight-piece club sets and seven-piece and five-piece junior girls club sets are now available for purchase in more than 1,200 Walmart stores and online at All club sets include an LPGA-branded golf bag. Women’s club sets start at $199, and junior club sets start at $98. LPGA-branded apparel items and spikeless golf shoes are also now available.