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Golf Fore Africa’s 4th Annual East Coast Classic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 22:03 Tuesday, 28 April 2015 21:54

Friar's HeadNEW YORK, New York — Golf Fore Africa announced its upcoming golf tournament and event, The 4th Annual East Coast Classic, on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Friar’s Head, New York.

This event allows fans of the LPGA and supporters of Golf Fore Africa to have an opportunity to spend a day golfing with stars from the LPGA while raising funds to support GFA’s Project Zambia . With 50% of rural Zambians lacking access to clean water and one of eleven children dying before the age of five, Golf Fore Africa partners with World Visions’ WASH Program that plans on reaching 305,000 people with water. Around 280 communities will benefit from WASH interventions.

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The R&A Announces Results of Pace of Play Survey and Plans for Industry Forum

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 21:42 Tuesday, 28 April 2015 21:38

R&A Pace of Play SurveyThe R&A has announced the results of a pace of play survey, with an industry forum to discuss the findings planned for later in the year.

The survey received more than 56,000 responses from golfers in 122 countries between September 2014 and March 2015. It was carried out by The R&A as part of its efforts to investigate the issues affecting golf and the extent to which they impact on participation in the sport.

The survey revealed that while 70% of golfers are largely happy with the duration of their rounds, 60% of golfers expressed the view that they would enjoy golf more if they played in less time.

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Laura Davies Visits the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 14:40 Sunday, 26 April 2015 14:32

Laura DaviesIn anticipation of the ceremony, which will also include the induction of David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast, Davies made her maiden trip the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum to absorb golf’s rich history and reflect on the magnitude of her impending induction.

“This is so much more than I expected!” Davies exclaimed as she walked through the halls of the Museum filled with priceless artifacts, paraphernalia and classic imagery of the likes of Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Annika Sorenstam and Nancy Lopez.

The soft-spoken Davies opens up to the WGHOF staff as she concedes that “Hall of Fame recognition” never crossed her mind when she took up the game at the young age of eight.

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Injured Tim Clark Withdraws from Match Play Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:00 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:53

Tim ClarkCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — The PGA Tour says Tim Clark of South Africa has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because he’s still recovering from an elbow injury.

Clark has not played since the Sony Open in early January.

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Wyndham Extends Sponsorship of Wyndham Championship Through 2026

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:52 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:50

Wyndham ChampionshipGREENSBORO, North Carolina — PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and CEO Stephen P. Holmes announced that Wyndham Worldwide has signed a 10-year extension as title sponsor of the Wyndham Championship, continuing its commitment through 2026. The agreement commences when the current four-year deal concludes with the 2016 tournament.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this new long-term commitment by Wyndham Worldwide, which represents a continuation of the tremendous progress the tournament has made through Wyndham’s support since 2007,” Finchem said. “Wyndham has had a very positive impact on every aspect of the tournament, from helping the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation’s efforts to increase charitable contributions through the Wyndham Championship, to elevating the tournament’s visibility and on-site enjoyment through creative brand activities and promotions.”

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