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Industry Notes: Monday, August 28, 2023

U.S. Solheim Cup team announced; Pawleys Plantation on schedule for reopening in October

KBS Golf Shafts: Viktor Hovland won the Tour Championship while playing KBS' Tour-V 120 shaft in his irons and Tour-V 130 shaft in his wedges.

USGA: Names the six players who will represent the United States in the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships, Oct — 18-21 for the men and Oct. 25-28 for the women at Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Golf Club. The players are Anna Davis, 17, of Spring Valley, California, Rachel Kuehn, 22, of Asheville, North Carolina, Megan Schofill, 22, of Monticello, Florida, Nick Dunlap, 19, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, David Ford, 20, of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and Gordon Sargent, 20, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Founders Group International: Announces that the restoration project on Pawleys Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is nearing completion and the course is scheduled to reopen in October. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course closed on May 22 for a comprehensive greens, bunkers and clubhouse renovation. The focal point of the course project is the restoration of the course’s greens to their original size and specifications, an effort that will collectively expand the putting surfaces at Pawleys by nearly 40,000 square feet — or an average of 48% larger than previously.

Solheim Cup: The 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup team is complete after nine automatic qualifiers were announced early August 28, followed by U.S. captain Stacy Lewis selecting Ally Ewing, Cheyenne Knight and Angel Yin as her captain's picks. The remaining nine players that will represent America at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain, Sept. 22-24, are Nelly Korda, Allisen Corpuz, Megan Khang, Jennifer Kupcho, Danielle Kang, Andrea Lee, Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang. Thompson and Zhang were the two highest Americans in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings not among the seven qualifiers from the U.S. Solheim Cup team standings.