Thursday Sep 09, 2021


Pick up a penny here and a penny there and eventually they all begin to add up. In Golf Business’ September issue, Lauren Gstalder, managing director of distinguished partners events for the American Cancer Society, says the organization’s golf portfolio is expected to raise more than $10.5 million from over 40 charity tournaments this year.

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> Rory McIlroy's next big investment
[Joseph Pompliano | Huddle Up | Read]

> Cattle, sheep and fun golf
[Kenny Pallas | The Links Notes | Read]

> 2025 British Open will return to Royal Portrush
[Associated Press | Read]

> Steve Stricker picks a younger, brawnier American Ryder Cup team
[Dan O'Neill | Morning Read | Read]

A $5 green fee? Youth on Course creates affordable golf for juniors
Having already subsidized more than 1 million rounds for kids, the California-based nonprofit receives $1 million GolfNow donation to help broaden reach

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Fact of the Day
Online sales of golf balls have increased 24% from pre-COVID to current day.

Source: Longitudes Group Market Value Model 2021
Rai, a winner on the European Tour who just earned his 2021-22 PGA Tour card, has gained 20 yards of distance aided by its training system, the company reports
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New 2,900-square-foot Ballantyne facility features 5 teaching / practice bays along with a putting green
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Coleman to oversee agronomic maintenance of the Monterey, Calif., club
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Organization will convene in Monroeville, Pa., Sept. 30–Oct. 3
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Las Vegas, Nev., club using full-service GolfNow Plus marketing platform to help brand, global reach
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Arizona native specializes in using ethnic ingredients in classic cooking styles
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Introduced: By Cleveland Golf, its Launcher XL game-improvement irons, which will launch in North America on Sept. 17. The line features Action Mass CB, an 8-gram weight placed inside the end of the grip, to help square up the club face at impact; a v-shaped sole for less drag; and loft-specific grooves. The 7-piece steel set will retail for $799.99; the 7-piece graphite set for $899.99.

Q&A: Nicole Wheatley
Nicole Wheatley, CEO of Medi8 Golf, tells of her fortuitous journey into golf and how listening and honesty are bedrocks to conducting business.
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
— Bill Gates

European Tour: BMW PGA Championship
Site: Wentworth Golf Club (West), Virginia Water, England.
Television: Today-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

PGA Tour Champions: Ascension Charity Classic
Site: Norwood Hills Country Club, St. Louis.
Television: Friday-Sunday, 3:30-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).


9-10: National Golf Course Owners Association Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat 2021, Monterey, Calif. | Info
21-24: World Golf Expo 2021, Hainan, China | Info

6-9: Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show, Columbus, Ohio | Info

25-28: PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

5-10: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, San Diego, Calif. | Info

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