Tuesday Oct 12, 2021


Don't underestimate the ingenuity of sports bettors. Gamblers in New York City bike, walk, jog and ride electric scooters across the George Washington Bridge to bet legally when their phones recognize they are in New Jersey. It costs New York millions in lost revenue from sports betting. “It gives me agita,” Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., chairman of the New York State committee on gaming, told the New York Times. New York has legalized sports betting but it's on hold while the state considers bids from companies to run wagering in the Empire State.

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> Phil Mickelson’s odd rules situation spotlighted the significance of golf’s honor code
[Michael Bamberger | Golf.com | Read]

> Jin Young Ko shot in the 60s — again — to tie Annika's record of 14 in a row
[Associated Press| LPGA | Read]

> Tiger Woods, without crutches, watched his son at a junior golf event
[William E. Ricks | ESPN | Read]

The cost of everything just went up … if you can get it at all
From general managers to superintendents, hard decisions are having to be made due to rising prices across the board. How could that affect the bottom line — and you?

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Of the 1,169 golf specialty retailers that Longitudes Group tracks, 88% offer custom club fitting.
The Sabino Springs Homeowners Association acquired the property from Romspen Arizona National LLC. It is a gated community of 515 homes amid 430 acres of natural desert at the base of the Catalina Foothills next door to Arizona National Golf Club.
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Pinehurst No. 2 Ranked Sixth on Golf Digest’s Annual Rankings of Public Golf Courses
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Jin Young Ko went wire-to-wire at the Cognizant Founders Cup, the event that honors the 13 women who laid the foundation for women’s golf.
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"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time."
— Marian Wright Edelman
Q&A: Justin Tupper
Justin Tupper, senior vice president of content and strategy for NBC Sports Next, shares his thoughts on scheduling "working time" and the significance of an acronym.

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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