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May 22nd, 2019

The United States Golf Association and Marvel have teamed up to create a comic book for Junior Golfers. Knowing how popular the Marvel movies and characters are with youngsters and families all around the world, the impact of this highly creative idea is likely to be international. Great News!

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Exclusive Interview: Colin Mayes, CEO, Burhill Golf & Leisure

Exclusive Interview: Colin Mayes, CEO, Burhill Golf & Leisure

Interviews     11:00 am, June 14, 2019

Golf Business News talks to Colin Mayes, chief executive of Burhill Golf & Leisure, owner/operator of a portfolio of ten golf clubs in the UK, about the current state of the golf industry and what BGL is doing to take its slice of the increasingly competitive leisure market

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Comprehensive Education Conference at PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas

Comprehensive Education Conference at PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas

Exhibitions & Conferences     10:55 am, June 14, 2019

Early Education Registration Savings of Up to 25 Percent, Plus PGA Member Special Savings, Available through July 17

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Amendoeira prepares to host World Kids Golf Championship

Amendoeira prepares to host World Kids Golf Championship

Courses     10:26 am, June 14, 2019

Amendoeira Golf Resort in Portugal is set to offer another tantalising glimpse into the future as it hosts the 11th World Kids Golf Championship. Talented youngsters from the ages of seven to 18 will take part in several age categories (July 22-26) with the Algarve resort welcoming more than 100 competitors and their families for […]

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Warren Buffett’s Clubs sell for 40k at auction

Warren Buffett’s Clubs sell for 40k at auction

Salesroom & Memorabilia     8:59 am, June 14, 2019

A set of golf clubs once owned by stock market guru Warren Buffett (pictured) were sold for £40,000 at an auction in Boston this week. The golf bag, which features the billionaire businessman’s name embroidered in gold on the front pocket and a NetJets logo, contained nine Ping Eye2 irons (3-SW), Ping putter, Callaway Heaven […]

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Troon Appoints Ruth Engle And Bob Eddy To Board Of Directors

Troon Appoints Ruth Engle And Bob Eddy To Board Of Directors

People     8:45 am, June 14, 2019

Troon® announces the appointment of Ruth Engle and Bob Eddy to its board of directors with immediate effect. Engle is Troon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Eddy is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc

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Toro Machinery And Toro The Dog At Two Peterborough Golf Clubs

Toro Machinery And Toro The Dog At Two Peterborough Golf Clubs

Courses     8:40 am, June 14, 2019

The family-managed duo of golf courses, Thorpe Wood Golf Course and Orton Meadows Golf Course in Peterborough, continues its joint ambition to switch to Toro with the arrival of its latest fleet

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APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – Women In Golf’s Cross-Hairs

APGS 2019 – A 5G Mindset – Women In Golf’s Cross-Hairs

Exhibitions & Conferences     8:37 am, June 14, 2019

Elisa A. Gaudet, the founder of Women’s Golf Day, is to speak at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit, staged on November 4 – 6 in the futuristic Indian city of Gurugram at the multi-award winning DLF Golf and Country Club

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National Recognition For Branston Golf & Country Club

National Recognition For Branston Golf & Country Club

Growing the Game     8:35 am, June 14, 2019

Golf Mark, the national accreditation and recognition award, England Golf's equivalent to Sport England's Club Mark, for high standards in the sport has been awarded again at Branston Golf and Country Club near Burton upon Trent

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Redesigned Alliance Website Increases Tools for Participation

Redesigned Alliance Website Increases Tools for Participation

Growing the Game     8:30 am, June 14, 2019

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) announces the launch of its redesigned website. Created in cooperation with Potomac Digitek, based in Gaithersburg, MD, the new site provides improved access to its many resources including: Best Practices for Courses and Programs Toolkit for Golfers Toolkit for Golf Course Owners & Operators Search Engine for Accessible […]

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Mission Hills Strengthens Ties with Faldo Series

Mission Hills Strengthens Ties with Faldo Series

Growing the Game     8:19 am, June 14, 2019

Mission Hills China is strengthening its ties to the Faldo Series Asia with confirmation it will stage two qualifying tournaments in 2019. Last month, the Faldo Series Shenzhen Championship was held over the Rose-Poulter Course at Mission Hills’ Dongguan site, the second leg of the 2019-20 Faldo Series Asia season. Meanwhile, attention will focus on […]

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La Finca wins best Spanish sports resort at World Travel Awards

La Finca wins best Spanish sports resort at World Travel Awards

Travel     5:03 pm, June 13, 2019

La Finca Resort has won the title of Spain’s Leading Sports Resort 2019 at the World Travel Awards, the tourism industry’s most prestigious awards. The awards ceremony took place last weekend in Madeira, Portugal.  La Finca Resort has three 18-hole golf courses ranked among the best in Spain: La Finca (46th), Villamartín (68th) and Las […]

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Chambers Bay returfs greens with poa annua

Chambers Bay returfs greens with poa annua

Courses     4:56 pm, June 13, 2019

Chambers Bay in Washington, host of the 2015 US Open, has re-turfed its greens, moving from fescue to poa annua grass. The course came in for heavy criticism during its hosting of the US Open four years ago, with the lumpy and patchy fescue putting surfaces not reaching the expected standard for a major championship. […]

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Rolex Celebrates 40th Edition As Official Timekeeper Of The US Open

Rolex Celebrates 40th Edition As Official Timekeeper Of The US Open

Sponsorship     1:57 pm, June 13, 2019

As the world’s best golfers prepare to tee off on time for the 119th US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links today (June 13) , one company that will be keeping its eye on the clock will be Rolex, which has had the honour of being the event’s Official Timekeeper for the past 40 years. […]

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Lumine Unveils Autumn/Winter Golf Break Packages

Lumine Unveils Autumn/Winter Golf Break Packages

Travel     11:58 am, June 13, 2019

Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community has announced a range of new golf breaks packages for the autumn season offering unlimited championship-quality golf and Mediterranean culture on the Costa Daurada coastline. As host venue for the European Tour Final Qualifying Stage for the third time in November, the latest offers are an ideal opportunity for […]

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Galvin Green unveils Part Two Collection

Galvin Green unveils Part Two Collection

New Products     2:05 pm, June 12, 2019

Galvin Green’s new Part Two range offers serious golfers a range of high-performance garments designed to help them perform at their best in the most demanding playing conditions. Worn by the European Ryder Cup team in Paris, the new range, which goes on sale this month, features a range of ground-breaking materials, including a completely new […]

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Motocaddy Increases Customer Cashback In New Trolley Trade-In Promotion

Motocaddy Increases Customer Cashback In New Trolley Trade-In Promotion

Corporate     1:38 pm, June 12, 2019

Following last year’s successful trolley trade-in promotion, Motocaddy, the world’s top-selling trolley brand, is providing retailers with another sales boost this summer by increasing the amount of cashback on offer to golfers who trade their old electric trolley for a newer model

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European Tour and Club Car extend partnership

European Tour and Club Car extend partnership

Corporate     12:59 pm, June 12, 2019

The European Tour and Club Car have extended their long-standing relationship, agreeing a new four-year deal. Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has been a European Tour Official Supplier since 1999. As well as supplying golf cars to the European Tour, Club Car has also been […]

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Gleneagles gears up for International Pro Am 

Gleneagles gears up for International Pro Am 

Travel     11:56 am, June 12, 2019

Gleneagles is teeing up a summer celebration of golf as its annual International Pro-Am event, carrying a prize fund of £30,000 and staged the week after The Open at Royal Portrush, attracts its largest number of entries to date. Close to selling out, the event at the luxury Scottish resort mixes luxury hospitality, world-class service […]

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Bernhard & Company launches new Training Academy

Bernhard & Company launches new Training Academy

Corporate     11:50 am, June 12, 2019

Pioneering industry-leading training programmes set to become a hub of knowledge for the turf industry promoting learning and development across the globe

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PhiNetworks and Topgolf join forces to develop Phigolf WGT Edition

PhiNetworks and Topgolf join forces to develop Phigolf WGT Edition

New Products     10:41 am, June 12, 2019

PhiNetworks has announced a collaboration with Topgolf to introduce Phigolf WGT Edition. The collaboration combines World Golf Tour by Topgolf’s realistic graphics and life-like golf simulation with Phigolf’s ability to capture and analyse the physical motion of playing golf

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New partnership to boost golf in South Wales schools

New partnership to boost golf in South Wales schools

Growing the Game     10:30 am, June 12, 2019

Children at 30 primary schools across South Wales will get the chance to learn golf and move on to join clubs, thanks to a new partnership between Wales Golf and PlaySports, a not-for-profit sports development organisation which offers a range of services delivered by professionally qualified coaches, working with schools and communities throughout South Wales

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SkyCaddie SX500 helps Baker to maiden victory on Staysure Tour

SkyCaddie SX500 helps Baker to maiden victory on Staysure Tour

Sponsorship     8:55 am, June 12, 2019

Englishman Peter Baker used his SkyCaddie SX500 to help secure a five-stroke victory in this weekend’s Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean Van de Velde at the Arras Golf Resort in northern France, on the Staysure Tour

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Bishopwood Hosts The ClearWater Cup 2019

Bishopwood Hosts The ClearWater Cup 2019

Corporate     8:51 am, June 12, 2019

Bishopswood Golf Club was the venue for this year’s CourseCare Cup held recently when the South Coast Greenkeepers played the Wessex Managers

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Women’s Golf Day enjoys record-breaking reach

Women’s Golf Day enjoys record-breaking reach

Growing the Game     5:25 pm, June 11, 2019

Women’s Golf Day 2019, held on June 4, smashed all previous records for venues, countries and overall reach, with the global event being celebrated in 845 locations across 46 countries. The event was an even bigger hit on social media, with over 25 million people viewing WGD content for a total of over 47 million impressions across social platforms

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Toptracer tees up 50th range installation

Toptracer tees up 50th range installation

Corporate     1:45 pm, June 11, 2019

Forthview Golf Range in Scotland has become the 50th facility in the UK to have had Toptracer Range technology installed.Toptracer Range offers a combination of new ball-flight tracking technology and fun to transform driving ranges into the ultimate entertainment destination for golfers of all abilities

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Titleist to debut new irons at US Open

Titleist to debut new irons at US Open

New Products     1:02 pm, June 11, 2019

Titleist’s new T100, 620MB and 620CB irons will make their tour debut at this week’s US Open, marking the first opportunity for players to use the new irons in competition. The three new iron models follow the successful introduction of the new TS2 and TS3 hybrids and U-500 and U-510 utility irons at the recent […]

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Abacus announces new appointments in the UK

Abacus announces new appointments in the UK

Corporate     12:54 pm, June 11, 2019

Swedish apparel brand Abacus Sportswear has announced several key new appointments to its staff in the UK. Marc Anderman has been named as the new UK Commercial Manager, and he is joined by Simon Wheatley and Alex Wheatley as the distribution agents for the South of England

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Shearer backs Betfred British Masters’ return to Close House

Shearer backs Betfred British Masters’ return to Close House

Sponsorship     12:46 pm, June 11, 2019

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has welcomed the return of the Betfred British Masters to Close House in August 2020 and believes the European Tour tournament can be an even bigger hit in the north east than it was two years ago. Nearly 70,000 fans came out to watch some of world’s leading golfers in […]

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Golf Genius agrees partnership with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Golf Genius agrees partnership with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Corporate     12:40 pm, June 11, 2019

Golf Genius, the leading global provider of cloud-based tournament software, has agreed a deal with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts becoming its tournament management software partner. Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, which operates five golf venues in the UK, and four golf resorts on the Costa Del Sol, will utilise the Golf Genius software to organise and […]

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FootJoy launches limited edition US Open-themed Flex shoe

FootJoy launches limited edition US Open-themed Flex shoe

New Products     8:22 am, June 11, 2019

FootJoy is celebrating the 2019 US Open by launching a limited-edition FJ Flex golf shoe which is inspired by the colours of the American flag. The new design will be issued to tour players ahead of the tournament, which begins on June 13, and is available for consumers to buy in limited numbers. FootJoy brand ambassadors […]

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PowaKaddy picks up media plaudits

PowaKaddy picks up media plaudits

Media     3:20 pm, June 10, 2019

PowaKaddy’s popularity in the electronic trolley market has been highlighted by impressive performances in recent Golf Monthly and Today’s Golfer annual awards, with the company gaining recognition for the recently-launched C2i GPS trolley and the continued success of the Freeway series. The C2i GPS was a top performer, being praised highly by both Golf Monthly […]

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Abu Dhabi hosts 2nd Golf Tourism Week

Abu Dhabi hosts 2nd Golf Tourism Week

Travel     3:11 pm, June 10, 2019

With attendees from some of the most influential golf trade and media titles, this year’s Abu Dhabi Golf Tourism Week welcomed decision makers and journalists from 12 countries. With a packed itinerary, the key amenities of Abu Dhabi were showcased, including experiences of golf, luxury accommodation, culture and top tourist attractions. Golf Tourism Week attendees, […]

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2018 Ryder Cup boosts French economy by €235m

2018 Ryder Cup boosts French economy by €235m

Ryder Cup Business     10:31 am, June 10, 2019

The 2018 Ryder Cup boosted economic activity in France by more than €235 million, according to a new report commissioned by Ryder Cup Europe and supported by the French Golf Federation (FGF). More than 270,000 people attended last September’s contest at Le Golf National to see Europe defeat the United States 17½-10½ as France hosted […]

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Georgia Hall and Ken Brown awarded MBE

Georgia Hall and Ken Brown awarded MBE

People     9:59 am, June 10, 2019

Reigning Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall and former Ryder Cup player Ken Brown both received MBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of their contributions to golf

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McDowell Qualifies For Open Championship

McDowell Qualifies For Open Championship

People     9:36 am, June 10, 2019

Graeme McDowell finally secured his place in The Open Championship after securing a top-ten finish at the RBC Canadian Open. McDowell, 39, whose previous attempts at qualifying to play at Royal Portrush had fallen short, booked his appearance at The 148th Open when he finished tied eighth at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ontario. […]

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Sustainability to the fore at Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

Sustainability to the fore at Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

Management Topics     8:46 pm, June 9, 2019

A pioneering partnership between the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and Scottish Water aims to reduce single-use plastic consumption at Scotland’s national open by 80%.

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Thailand’s Biggest Tournament for Club Golfers is Underway

Thailand’s Biggest Tournament for Club Golfers is Underway

Travel     8:05 pm, June 9, 2019

More than 400 participants representing 22 countries have arrived in Thailand for the 2019 Centara World Masters Golf Championship, which started in Hua Hin today (Sunday).

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Thailand make a splash to claim GolfSixes Cascais title

Thailand make a splash to claim GolfSixes Cascais title

Sponsorship     7:58 pm, June 8, 2019

For the first time in European Tour history, a title was decided by a closest to the pin play-off as Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai and Thongchai Jaidee (pictured) overcame Tom Lewis and Paul Waring of England in the final of GolfSixes Cascais

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MBE for Georgia Hall

MBE for Georgia Hall

People     7:44 am, June 8, 2019

British Open champion Georgia Hall says it sounds ‘unreal’ to be named an MBE at 23 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, which names Britain’s top names recognised for their services to the country

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Keith Pelley: Innovate or miss the cut

Keith Pelley: Innovate or miss the cut

Opinion     2:29 pm, June 7, 2019

An interesting discussion developed at our headquarters the other day about whether our current stretch of European Tour events – Made in Denmark, the Belgian Knockout and this week’s GolfSixes Cascais – should form an official ‘Innovation Swing’, writes European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley It is debate not without merit. The golfing calendar is […]

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fibodo reports 363% revenue growth ahead of fifth anniversary

fibodo reports 363% revenue growth ahead of fifth anniversary

Corporate     2:10 pm, June 7, 2019

Booking management platform and technology business, fibodo, (Find It. Book It. Do It.) has reported strong revenue growth figures and a headcount boost as it looks towards its fifth year in business

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New Rain Bird irrigation plants in Golf Club Castelconturbia

New Rain Bird irrigation plants in Golf Club Castelconturbia

Courses     12:56 pm, June 7, 2019

Rain Bird’s latest technology provides Trent Jones course with a more easily maintained system that improves irrigation efficiency and provides robust defence against drought conditions

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Team Europe’s Outfit Revealed For ‘Tartan Friday’

Team Europe’s Outfit Revealed For ‘Tartan Friday’

Sponsorship     12:56 pm, June 7, 2019

Specially commissioned Solheim Cup tartan goes into Team Europe’s Friday outfit

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Royal Mid-Surrey Commissions Baxter Painting

Royal Mid-Surrey Commissions Baxter Painting

Salesroom & Memorabilia     11:33 am, June 7, 2019

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club has commissioned Graeme Baxter, the official artist to some of the world’s most famous golf tournaments such as the Open Championship and the Ryder Cup, to paint a picture of the club’s signature 18th hole. Baxter, who was born in Scotland, but now lives in Texas, recently made his first visit […]

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CaddieNow Closes on $3 Million Funding Round

CaddieNow Closes on $3 Million Funding Round

Corporate     11:28 am, June 7, 2019

The new funding will be allocated primarily to developing CaddieNow’s technology platform, expanding its sales and marketing teams, and further equipping its customer service team

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Brand Fusion Celebrates Milestone With Sun Mountain

Brand Fusion Celebrates Milestone With Sun Mountain

Corporate     11:09 am, June 7, 2019

Leading golf equipment distributor Brand Fusion International is celebrating a successful 20-year partnership with US-based golf bag brand Sun Mountain, having first sold its range across Europe in the summer of 1999. “Innovation has been the key to Sun Mountain’s success over the past two decades, together with a level of design and manufacturing quality […]

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Golf Foundation enlists TV property show presenter as new ambassador

Golf Foundation enlists TV property show presenter as new ambassador

Growing the Game     10:55 am, June 7, 2019

The Golf Foundation has welcomed Channel 4 TV presenter Kerr Drummond to its growing roll call of ambassadors for the national golf charity that encourages young people to benefit from the sport. Drummond, 33, who presents property series ‘Coast vs Country’ on Channel 4, is a lifelong golfer, having first picked up a golf club […]

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Faldo Series Breaks New Ground with Thailand Trilogy

Faldo Series Breaks New Ground with Thailand Trilogy

Growing the Game     10:22 am, June 7, 2019

In addition to the standalone Faldo Series Thailand Championship, a series of three other qualifying events will be staged across the country, in conjunction with international schools in Thailand

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Madeira enjoys surge in golf visitors

Madeira enjoys surge in golf visitors

Travel     9:43 am, June 7, 2019

Madeira has experienced a boost in golf numbers during the first four months of 2019, with its two mainland courses experiencing almost double-digit growth. Palheiro Golf has enjoyed 9.4 per cent growth on the same period last year, while Santo da Serra is not far behind with an increase of 8.4 per cent. Tourism officials […]

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Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal irons scoop MyGolfSpy.com award

Mizuno JPX919 Hot Metal irons scoop MyGolfSpy.com award

Media     1:51 pm, June 6, 2019

Mizuno’s JPX919 Hot Metal irons have been awarded the title of ‘Most Wanted’ game improvement irons of 2019 by US-based equipment website MyGolfSpy.com. “Outside of Japan, Mizuno has generally been pigeonholed as a better players iron manufacturer,” said Chris Voshall from Mizuno USA. “Winning consumer tests with irons like the JPX919 Hot Metal is a nice […]

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Last week's most read stories

  1. European Tour and Club Car extend partnership
  2. 2018 Ryder Cup boosts French economy by €235m
  3. Golf Genius agrees partnership with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
  4. Gleneagles gears up for International Pro Am 
  5. FootJoy launches limited edition US Open-themed Flex shoe
  6. Galvin Green unveils Part Two Collection
  7. McDowell Qualifies For Open Championship
  8. Rolex Celebrates 40th Edition As Official Timekeeper Of The US Open
  9. Titleist to debut new irons at US Open
  10. La Finca wins best Spanish sports resort at World Travel Awards

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