Tuesday Oct 05, 2021


For prominent golf influencers like Paige Spiranac (3.2 million Instagram followers) and others in that space, this week started on a literal downer. Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp were offline for nearly six hours due to networking issues. When service was eventually restored, Spiranac could breath a sigh of relief as her follower total had held firm.

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> PGA Tour and PointsBet extend official betting operator relationship
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> Team golf comes to PGA Tour Champions in 2022
[Adam Schupak | Golfweek | Read]

> The inside story of how "Tin Cup" became a classic
[Local Knowledge | Golf Digest | Listen]

Mastering the art of 'nimble amnesia'
Ron Powers, Full Swing Simulators' head of swing suite division, joins the 'ModGolf Podcast' to discuss moving on from failed ideas, skills-based gaming as the future of gambling and more

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Fact of the Day
Golf is closely tied with the outdoors, so it's no wonder that the most common words used in golf club names are natural elements. The five most popular nouns used in golf course names are: 1, Hill; 2, Creek; 3, Ridge; 4, Oak; 5, Pine.

Source: Longitudes Group Green Grass database
Ryder Cup-style match between The Allegria and Madinaty Golf Club, two Troon managed and operated properties, decided by 1.5 points on Greg Norman Signature Course
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Johnson will oversee golf operations, agronomy, sales and marketing, food and beverage and facility maintenance operations for the daily-fee Vallejo, Calif. facility
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Brier, a co-designer of the one-size Zoom glove range, also used the new Focus S laser rangefinder
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Riekstins becomes chief development officer; Vitek ascends to chief operating officer
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"To find a man’s true character, play golf with him."
— P.G. Wodehouse
Q&A: Clay Hood
Clay Hood, CEO of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Precision Pro Golf, shares his views on what he has learned through the pandemic, what he would tell his younger self and what is a key to success.

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

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

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

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