Wednesday Oct 13, 2021


The USGA and R&A are trying to get ahead of the distance curve. They announced a local rule that allows professional and elite amateur tournament organizers to cap the length of clubs (excepting putters) at 46 inches. Though there are few pros who play drivers longer than that, it was likely a matter of time before someone put a long-drive competition style driver into play on a pro circuit. That’s unlikely to happen now, though it’s up to tournament organizers to decide when the local rule will be used.

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> PGA Tour adds $50k 'Play 15 Bonus,' increases Players purse to $20 million
[Rex Hoggard | Golf Channel | Read]

> A golfer wants to turn closed Florida courses into 'Quik Golf'
[Jason Lanning | Bay News 9 | Watch]

> Former NFL kicker Josh Scobee made an albatross at TPC Sawgrass
[Gary Smits | Florida Times-Union | Read]

Projecting who will cash in on the PGA Tour's $40 million of PIP money
An study of publicly available data shows that Rickie Fowler is still the peoples' champ. He's one of ten PGA Tour players in line to earn a share of Player Impact Program money, despite falling out of the top 125 in the world rankings.

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The state with the most number of private courses is Florida with 423. That accounts for 10% of all private courses in the U.S.

Source: Longitudes Group Green Grass database
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With seven golf courses to choose from, the members of Desert Mountain—the exclusive luxury community in North Scottsdale—are never at a loss for chances to tee it up.
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The outlet’s annual “Best Places to Work” award recognizes outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in the region.
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The best-in-kind award recognizes the finest clubhouse renovations from around the globe in private club and public course categories, including new and renovated. 
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Survey series started in 2006 and provides critical data to golf industry for assessment and best practices
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Im also won the Honda Classic earlier in 2021 and signed an endorsement agreement with Golfzon over the summer.
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The AFA commissioned Malcolm DeMille to breathe new life into their award named for General Jerome F. O’Malley former Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and pioneer of the United States Air Force Space Command.
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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?
"If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death."
— Sam Snead

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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