Tuesday Jan 04, 2022

2022 begins with Jon Rahm as No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, a position he has held for 32 weeks in his career. He is tied for 12th all-time in weeks led, a mere 651 weeks — roughly 12.5 years — behind leader Tiger Woods.

Question of the Week: What do you believe is the top issue facing golf in 2022? Send replies to shall@morningread.com and please include name, along with city and state of residence.

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> Scottish golfers' handicaps could benefit as plans afoot to take playing conditions into account
[Martin Dempster | The Scotsman | Read]

> There's a better, golfier way to pick the PIP winner on the PGA Tour
[Mike Purkey } Morning Read | Read]

The birth of Whiskers
A broken shoelace took co-founder Kyle Groth on a circuitous route to create a product that is finding its way on a growing number of shoes — especially golf
Of all the courses in Louisiana, 16% (21) are within 3 miles of the coast and sit at or below 1-meter elevation.

Source: Longitudes Green Grass Database, National Elevation Dataset
Newly created position will focus on fundraising, expanding the breadth of the foundation
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Company will debut 2022 collections for Divots, Byron Nelson and Carnoustie Sportswear brands
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Manufacturer uses dual-density foam technology to create tee systems that simulates fairway play and an adjacent area that looks and plays like the first cut of rough
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Announced: By Saudi International, Public Investment Fund as the title sponsor for the Asian Tour event, Feb. 3-6 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in , 3-6 February 2022.

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."
— Indira Gandhi
Q&A: Tripp Davis
Tripp Davis, president of the Tripp Davis and Associates, discusses how he became interested in course design by making his own yardage books, the elements of a good course design and issues that the industry faces.     

25-28: PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

5-10: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, San Diego, Calif. | Info
18-20: Toledo Golf Show, Toledo, Ohio | Info
19-23: CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo, San Diego, Calif. | Info
25-27: Colorado Golf Expo, Denver, Colo. | Info

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