|Friday Feb 11, 2022|
Golf is getting slimey. The kid-centric network Nickelodeon announces it will air the "Nickelodeon Slime Cup," an hour-long television special, this summer. Four three-player teams featuring a professional golfer, a celebrity and a Nickelodeon personality will compete in a two-round tournament on a tricked-up Los Angeles-area course and then will play the final round in the Rose Bowl. Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa are the confirmed pros.
> Question of the Week: The yet-to-be-named Saudi-backed golf league is reportedly going to feature 54-hole, no-cut tournaments, along with a team element. Considering the PGA Tour schedule features 46 stroke-play events, should it consider changing or adding new formats?
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Named: By Kinona, Kirsten Wlaschin as director of e-commerce and Bill Evans as national sales manager. The women-owned golf apparel company also announced retail expansion into Nordstrom.com and Dillard’s.
Selected: By the USGA, Stonewall, in Elverson, Pa., as the host site of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Scheduled for Sept. 9-14, the 36th annual event will be the club’s second USGA championship, having hosted the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The championship will be contested on the club’s Tom Doak-designed North Course.
Offered: By the Union League of Philadelphia, its Union League Liberty Hill and The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale courses as host sites for the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship, May 2-4. The PWCC, founded in 1986 by the National Negro Golf Association, features teams and players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions and other Minority Serving Institutions.
Hired: By LIV Golf Investments, Emily Hamel as senior vice president, global event experiences and Jeremy Krug as senior vice president, experience design. Also joining the leadership team are Brett Adams and David Benne (VP, event delivery), Emma Piper (VP, guest services), Laura Zidar (VP, tournament administration) and Gabe Clark (VP, workflow management). Both Hamel and Krug have transitioned into their new roles and are reporting into chief events officer Ron Cross.
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PGA Tour: WM Phoenix Open
Site: TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Television: Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
European Tour: Ras Al Khaimah Classic
Site: Al Hamra Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.
Television: Friday, 3:30-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 4-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 5-9:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).
11-13: West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, Mich. | Info
18-20: Toledo Golf Show, Toledo, Ohio | Info
19-23: CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo, San Diego, Calif. | Info
20-22: Carolinas PGA Super Show, Greensboro, N.C. | Info
25-27: Colorado Golf Expo, Denver, Colo. | Info
25-27: Kansas City Golf Show, Overland Park, Kan. | Info
26-27: Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat, Charleston, S.C.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info
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