Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

This week, the LPGA is in Omitama, Japan, for the Toto Japan Classic, which is co-sanctioned with the LPGA of Japan Tour and has an interesting bit of history. While this is the 46th playing of the tournament, the event was an unofficial stop on the LPGA from 1973-75 and was played as a JLPGA event only during the pandemic years 2020 and 2021. As a side note, 10-time major champion Annika Sorenstam won this tournament five successive years from 2001-2005.


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If the goal of the men's majors is to have the world's best players, then shouldn't the qualification standards for LIV players be reviewed — and possibly changed?

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TFC Inbox: Can there be such a thing as too much golf?
The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Fall runs through Nov. 19, meaning there is a 46-day break before the 2024 season begins. The First Call readers weigh in on whether the season should end with the Tour Championship in early September

Storyteller Danielle Tucker talks golf and a 25-plus-year radio career
The Hawaii-based host of 'The Golf Club Radio Show' joins host Colin Weston to share tales of her more than quarter century in journalism and how her show has evolved
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Adare Manor on deck for 2027 Ryder Cup
Irish Minister Catherine Martin joins 'Golf Innerview' host Ann Liguori to discuss golf in Ireland and preparation for the next European Ryder Cup
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The healing power of golf for kids who can use a boost
PGA Teaching Pro Kevin Corn joins host Colin Weston to discuss the impactful program he spearheads at the Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital outside of St. Louis
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Panama City, Panama, club completes numerous agronomy and course enhancement projects in preparation for the LAAC, Jan. 18-21, 2024
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Nonprofit recognizes 40 courses that have been a certified Audubon Certified Sanctuary Program for Golf member for 10, 20 and 30 years
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Card members who complete a ticket order with their American Express card receive a 20% discount to the Jan. 18-21 tournament in La Quinta, California
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Presidents Cup, American Junior Golf Association: Announce Graham DeLaet and Charley Hoffman as the respective captains of the International and U.S. teams for the 2024 Junior Presidents Cup, Sept. 23-24 at Le Club Laval-sur-le-Lac in Montreal, Canada.

PGA Tour, Bridgestone Americas: Announces the field for the inaugural Bridgestone HBCU Invitational, a 54-hole team and individual stroke-play event, Nov. 1-2, at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. The tournament will feature nine HBCU men’s and five HBCU women’s teams, with the winning schools earning a two-day development camp at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Schools competing in this year’s event include Alabama State, the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Chicago State, North Carolina Central, Tennessee State, Florida A&M, Morehouse College, Miles College, Southern University and Prairie View A&M.


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Bill Bergin readies Georgia’s Valdosta Country Club for its reopening; Singapore Island’s historic Island course gets a Nelson & Haworth renovation
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