Thursday Jan 06, 2022

Ricky Wysocki is a two-time world champion of golf, though you might be scratching your head if name does not ring a bell. It’s because he’s a disc golfer,  actually one of more than 120,000 members in the Professional Disc Golf Association. Yes, the sport can be dismissed as not being of the traditional golf variety, but it’s growing. According to the PDGA, there are more than 8,000 courses worldwide and the sport raised some eyebrows on Tuesday when it was announced that Wysocki signed a four-year $4 million endorsement agreement with Dynamic Discs, including a $250,000 signing bonus entirely in Bitcoin.

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> Cameron Champ out of Kapalua with positive COVID-19 test
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> Brooke Henderson's 48-inch driver will have to go after LPGA institutes local rule that limits driver length
[Beth Ann Nichols | Golfweek | Read]

> Trump has now lost more than $100 million at his European golf resorts
[Dan Alexander | Forbes | Read]

> Innisbrook Resort seeks to build homes on one of four courses
[Tracey McManus | Tampa Bay Times | Read]

Of 232 golf courses that are near a U.S. coastline and are at or below 1-meter elevation, 79 percent are located in the Southeast. Another 17 percent are in the Northeast, while 4% are in the West, including Hawaii.

Source: Longitudes Green Grass Database, National Elevation Dataset
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PGA Tour: Sentry Tournament of Champions
Site: Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Hawaii
Television: Today-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 4-6 p.m. (NBC), 6-8 p.m. (Golf Channel)


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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