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2016 PGA Merchandise Show Brought World of Golf Together

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 23:04 Monday, 01 February 2016 22:53

PGA Merchandise ShowPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (The PGA of America) — The 63rd PGA Merchandise Show, the industry’s annual “MAJOR of Golf Business,” came to a close January 29, in Orlando, after successfully marking the kickoff to the PGA of America’s Centennial Celebration and welcoming more than 42,000 golf industry professionals from 91 countries around the world.

PGA Professionals and buyers uncovered the newest products, trends and technology from more than 1,000 exhibiting golf companies and brands, including 284 companies new to the event, creating the world’s largest business-to-business golf event within 1 million square feet of interactive exhibit, demonstration and meeting space of the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse Exhibit Hall.

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Just4Golf Wins Best New Product at 2016 PGA Merchandising Show

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 21:58 Monday, 01 February 2016 21:34

Just4Golf Knit Pom-Pom Golf Club CoversORLANDO, Florida — Just4Golf Accessories, a brand best known for its knit club covers that mix and match to your personal style, was awarded Best New Product for its newly licensed and branded Loudmouth Golf and LPGA-USGA club covers. The items were displayed in the New Product Zone at the 2016 PGA Merchandising Show in the Orange County Convention Center held last week in Orlando, FL.

“I am overjoyed to win Best New Product this year at the PGA Show! The synergy between Just4Golf, Loudmouth and the LPGA has been fantastic and I am excited for the future of our partnerships,” says Linda Faye, President of Just4Golf. “It’s thrilling to be sharing our new, award-winning head covers with the golf community.”

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BC’s Jared du Toit Begins His 12th Consecutive Week at the No. 1 Ranked Canadian

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 23:15 Friday, 29 January 2016 23:05

Jared du ToitAdam Hadwin picked up 32 spots in the world rankings after coming within five strokes of his first career PGA Tour victory. The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer finished tied for sixth at the PGA’s CareerBuilder Challenge after beginning the final round in third, three back of leader and eventual champion Jason Dufner. Three straight birdies to close out the front nine put Hadwin in a tie for the lead with Dufner, who then rallied for three birdies of his own to reclaim the lead. Hadwin went in the other direction with three bogeys which all but spelled the end of his chances for victory. The result was good for 7.20 world ranking points, his first points paying finish since the Frys.com Open last fall. It was also his best world ranking result since finishing tied for fifth at the Crowne Plaza event last May. The $194,300 paycheque was the biggest of his two-year PGA career.

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Tristan Mullally Wins Coach of the Year

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 22:59 Friday, 29 January 2016 22:51

Tristan Mullally(Golf Canada/Tyler Costigan) — Team Canada Women’s Head Coach, Tristan Mullally, added another trophy to the shelf, winning the PGA of Canada’s Ben Kern Coach of the Year award at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

The PGA of Canada awards the Ben Kern Coach of the Year based on a professional’s overall performance in coaching; unusual, innovative and special coaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has coached.

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Brooke Henderson Hope to Build on Strong Rookie Season in Olympic Year

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:25 Tuesday, 26 January 2016 22:21

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (Gregory Strong/CP) — Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson is coming off a breakthrough rookie season. She’s hoping to build off it as she aims for bigger things in 2016 and beyond.

“I’m looking to get a few more wins on the LPGA Tour and hopefully a major championship within the next couple of years,” Henderson said. “I know that requires a lot of hard work and improvement on my behalf and a solid week (at each event). But I know it’s possible and I’m just looking forward to getting the chance to do it.”

Henderson will begin her season at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. The US$1.4-million tournament begins at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island.

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