|Friday Sep 10, 2021|
Due to pesky technical difficulties, the Thursday, Sept. 9, edition of The First Call missed many of your inboxes. For that, we apologize. Go here to see the archived version. Along with today's new edition, the Features and Industry News sections from the Sept. 9 issue have been re-posted in today's issue.
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> Royal Melbourne declares one shot par for the course
[Noel Towell / Samantha Hutchinson | The Age | Read]
> 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]
Having already subsidized more than 1 million rounds for kids, the California-based nonprofit receives $1 million GolfNow donation to help broaden reach
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.
Tom Cox, co-founder and CEO of GolfBalls.com, joins 'ModGolf Podcast' host Colin Weston to discuss how the online retailer became more than a 'side hustle'
"What do you need to start a business? Three simple things — know your product better than anyone, know your customer and have a burning desire to succeed."
European Tour: BMW PGA Championship
Site: Wentworth Golf Club (West), Virginia Water, England.
Television: Today, 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: Today-Sunday, 3:30-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).
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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