|Friday Aug 05, 2022|
The First Call conducted a social media poll earlier this week, asking the question: Do you believe the PGA Tour should offer guaranteed contracts to its top players, similar to what LIV Golf is doing? Slightly more than three fourths of the respondents (77.2%) replied '"No."
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Announced: By Payntr Golf, a distribution partnership with U.K.-based Specialist Sports as the golf footwear manufacturer continues its expansion across Europe.
Hired: By Sun Mountain Sports, Wes Whittingham as national sales manager. Whittingham brings 40 years of experience building and managing sales teams, having previously worked at Volvik, Bridgestone Golf and Orlimar.
Announced: By Edison Golf Company, that its Edison Forged wedge heads are now available for purchase by the community of do-it-yourself club builders. These are the same heads that Edison uses in its custom build-to-order process.
Signed: By Motocaddy, Ladies European Tour star Amy Boulden as a global brand ambassador to promote its award-winning range of caddies and rangefinder products to a growing female audience.
"When you don't come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that's difficult to come by."
Royal & Ancient Golf Club | LPGA Tour: AIG Women's British Open
Site: Muirfield, Muirfield, Scotland | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (USA Network); Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to noon (USA Network), noon to 3 p.m. (NBC).
PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship
Site: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
European Tour: Cazoo Open
Site: The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales.
Television: Today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-10 a.m. (Golf Channel).
PGA Tour Champions: Shaw Charity Classic
Site: Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, Calgary, Alberta | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 9:30-11:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay); Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Korn Ferry Tour: Utah Championship
Site: Oakridge Country Club, Farmington, Utah | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. (Golf Channel).
11-13: Golf Inc. Strategies Summit, Kiawah Island, S.C. | Info
6-9: International Association of Golf Administrators, Point Clear, Ala. | Info
23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info
6-9: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info
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