Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

We all know of Michael Jordan's love affair with golf. How can we not think of his numerous appearances as a cigar-toting United States cheerleader at Ryder Cup Matches through the years? And while Jordan Brand has been producing golf shoes for several years, the Air Jordan 1 Low Golf "Chicago" shoe is expected to be the most iconic yet. The low-cut golf shoe is a spin on the ones Jordan famously wore with the Chicago Bulls in 1985. An official release date has yet to be announced, but it's coming.

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Publicly traded golf manufacturers and retailers assisted in making 2021 a robust year for the active lifestyle space
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Annual Ryder Cup-style event features the men’s golf teams from Arizona, Arizona State
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Pasadena, Md., club's director of instruction makes developmental program's 2021 Top 50 Instructor list
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Operation 36, a developmental program and technology to introduce and guide anyone in playing the game of golf, includes instructors on its 2021 Top 50 Instructors list
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New seasonal collections feature understated color combinations ideal for both on, off the golf course
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Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association's gift maintains chapter’s position as a Platinum Tee Club Member
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European Tour players each designed unique versions for the SS22 collection that reflect their individual styles and personalities on and off the course
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Ridgefield, Wash., club's director of instruction started the Op 36 program at Tri-Mountain in early 2021 and now has more than 146 students in the program
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Chatelain, a 22-year Landscapes Unlimited employee becomes senior construction estimator
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Announced: By LA Golf, that Michelle Wie West, the 2014 U.S. Women's Open champion, is joining LA Golf as an investor, board member and brand ambassador.

"Virtue is concerned with what we do, and honor is concerned with how we do it."
— Gregory David Roberts
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

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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