Industry News

Industry Notes: Wednesday, August 24, 2024

LPGA, LET, Nikon announce a multiyear partnership

LPGA, Ladies European Tour: Announce a multiyear partnership with Nikon Inc., and the CoolShot Rangefinder will become the official rangefinder of both Tours. As part of the partnership, LPGA and LET players will receive Nikon rangefinders for use during competition and practice, with the rangefinders featuring a special competition mode to comply with the Rules of Golf.

International Golf Federation: Guy Kinnings, chief executive of the European Tour group, has been elected as the new chairman of the IGF Board. Kinnings will serve in the role through 2027, inclusive of the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics Games. Kinnings takes over as the IGF chairman from former European Tour Group chief executive Keith Pelley.

Travis Club Austin: Breaks ground on its Beau Welling-designed golf course, which is part of a 1,500-acre master-planned community in Spicewood, Texas, west of Austin on Lake Travis. The championship course is scheduled to debut in late 2025 along with the accompanying practice facility, comfort stations and initial social outlet, the Golf House.

Memorial Tournament: Accepts entries from two-time winner Patrick Cantlay, past Memorial and major winner Hideki Matsuyama, Sahith Theegala and Tommy Fleetwood. The PGA Tour's 49th Memorial Tournament is June 3-9 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.