Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

Of the 122 respondents to The First Call poll question, "Should a world ranking system factor in LIV Golf events?" 66% chose "No."


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Should the Players Championship, which this week will feature 43 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (as of Friday's field release), be considered in the same discussion as the four majors — if no, why not?

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Proud 90 puts the fun in funky fashion collection
Apparel brand founder Rick Versace Jr. took a look at Rickie Fowler — his fashion, not his game — and created a line of polos with a playful vibe for the rest of us
Partnership allows courses using Teesnap software to distribute tee times on GolfNow's online platform
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Partnership will provide brand category exclusivity, marketing and product supply at 300 junior golf events annually, on-site activation and digital branding assets
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Winners from seven divisions were chosen based on a voting committee made up of coaches from those respective divisions
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Deal will provide juniors and parents access to college coaches and education about collegiate golf and the recruiting process
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Clubfitting company tests new putter line that touts performance, new dual-milled faces, refined shapes and weight distribution
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> LIV Golf announces first tournament sponsor
[Joel Beall | Golf Digest | Read]

> PXG lays off 125 employees
[Tony Covey | | Read]

> 'This is what fans want': Commissioner Jay Monahan looking forward to future of PGA Tour scheduling
[Adam Schupak | Golfweek | Read]

> Phil Mickelson claims the PGA Tour rejected his efforts to bring in $1 billion for 8 big events
[Tod Leonard | Golf Digest | Read]

> PGA Tour players' meeting at TPC Sawgrass provides clarity amidst sweeping changes
[Rex Hoggard | Golf Channel | Read]

"I think we all knew that even when Jon Rahm was in college you could have made the argument that he was a top-20 player in the world."
— Rory McIlroy, on the potential Jon Rahm possessed dating back to his collegiate playing days at Arizona State University where he was the No. 1-ranked amateur in 2015
Design Notes: Apes Hill Barbados reopens after Ron Kirby reno
Progress continues for Dormie Network’s GrayBull in Nebraska; Drew Rogers begins new renovation phase at Michigan’s venerable Plum Hollow

An early outlook at the 2023 golf market
Co-hosts Jon Last and David Klein look at how this season could defy macro market level trends
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Honda Classic's Ken Kennerly talks the future of the PGA Tour event
Tournament's executive director emeritus joins host Ann Liguori to talk about the PGA Tour stop's past, present and future
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Perseverance, pivoting and the ability to adapt
Ryan Engle, founder and CEO of Golf+, joins host Colin Weston to share how his love for writing code and playing golf led to the creation of his company's VR gaming platform
[Listen | More 'The ModGolf Podcast' episodes]


11-12: New Jersey Golf and Travel Show, Edison, N.J. | Info
18-19: Niagara Golf Show and Sale, Niagara Falls, Ontario | Info

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