Industry News

Industry Notes: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Ram Golf introduces FXT irons

Jupiter Links Golf Club: The TGL team co-owned by Tiger Woods announces that Max Homa, Tom Kim and Kevin Kisner will join Woods on the four-man roster that is set to compete in the league’s inaugural season that launches Jan. 7.

Presidents Cup: International Team captain Mike Weir announces Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Geoff Ogilvy and Camilo Villegas as captain’s assistants for the 2024 Presidents Cup, which will be played at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 24-29.

Ram Golf: Introduces its FXT irons that promote increased yardage, improved feel and more forgiveness. The irons feature a dual material face and have a muscleback design to deliver a forged-like effect. Clubs are offered in an anodised black finish or a chrome satin finish and are available with a choice of aftermarket shafts. The irons retail for $399.99 and are available at

Country Club of North Carolina: Pinehurst, North Carolina, course is selected to host the 2026 Carolinas Amateur and the 2027 Southern Amateur Championship. The Carolinas Amateur has been contested four previous times at CCNC — 1969, 1984, 2004 and 2018 — and will be held July 9-12. CCNC has hosted the Southern Amateur seven times previously, the last being in 2017.

LIV Golf: Announces that Grammy Award-winning artists Macklemore and Dan + Shay will perform live at the LIV Golf League’s debut tournaments in Houston and Nashville, respectively. Macklemore will perform on June 8 at the Golf Club of Houston, while Dan + Shay will perform at The Grove on June 22 at LIV Golf Nashville. All event grounds passes and hospitality tickets for June 8 and June 22 include the concerts.

Folds of Honor Collegiate: Announces that the third tournament will be contested Sept. 9-11 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed American Dunes Golf Club in Grand Haven, Michigan. This year’s tournament has expanded to 15 men’s and women’s teams, and will be a 54-hole format that will broadcast live on Golf Channel. Also, Michelob Ultra has been named as a presenting sponsor. 

Solheim Cup: Announces Skyscanner as the travel technology partner for the 2024 and 2026 matches. For Skyscanner, a search aggregator and travel agency based in Edinburgh, Scotland, this is its first multiyear sponsorship agreement. The company seeks to increase its brand awareness with travelers in some of the fastest growing segments in sport and sport tourism.

American Golf Industry Coalition: To host its 16th National Golf Day in Washington, D.C., May 8-10. During the three-day event, a host of golf industry representatives will converge on Capitol Hill to discuss with policymakers key issues affecting the golf industry and highlight the industry’s economic impact. In 2023, the Coalition released a study that highlighted the golf industry's $102 billion direct economic impact, an increase of 20% over its $84 billion direct impact in 2016.