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AT&T Byron Nelson Teams with Callaway Golf, Birdies for the Brave to Honor Pair of Wounded Veterans

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:49 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:41

Birdies for the BraveIRVING, Texas (PGA TOUR Charities) — The AT&T Byron Nelson helped two combat-wounded veterans emulate what it’s like to be a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR when it provided the two with the unique opportunity to be fit with their own set of custom golf clubs thanks to the generosity of Callaway Golf. Part of Birdies for the Brave’s Callaway Warrior Club Fitting Program, the fitting took place on Monday of tournament week on the practice facility at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas in Irving, TX, adjacent to the Callaway equipment truck, where TOUR players are fitted with clubs on-site at tournaments nationwide.

In addition to the fitting, the heroes had an opportunity to get some tips from TOUR players including Danny Lee, Sang-Moon Bae, Andres Gonzalez, John Rollins and Kelly Kraft, as well as learn how the Callaway staff works with each player to customize their clubs.



Mackenzie Investments Becomes Umbrella Sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:28 Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:22

Mackenzie Tour/PGA TOUR CanadaTORONTO, Ontario — The PGA TOUR and Mackenzie Investments announced a six-year agreement making the investment management firm the umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada.

The Tour is being renamed the Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada, effective immediately with this week’s season-opening event in Vancouver.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this landmark sponsorship and to welcome Mackenzie as the umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “Mackenzie’s involvement will enable us to continue to strengthen and grow the Tour throughout Canada.”



Nike’s Vapor Speed Driver Built for Tiger Woods Now Available

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:37 Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:31

Vapor Speed TW DriverNike’s new Vapor Speed driver designed and built to Tiger Woods’s specifications will be available for purchase for the first time in limited quantities.

“Stability has always been the most important thing to me when choosing a driver,” said Woods. “I like the pear shape. It is appealing to my eye and it also has a slightly lower MOI (Moment of Inertia) that allows me to shape shots easier.”



Lyle to Take Break from PGA TOUR

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:54 Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:37

alt(Australian AP via PGATOUR.COM) Dual cancer survivor Jarrod Lyle will take the rest of the PGA TOUR season off after failing to make significant inroads this year.

Lyle, who returned to the TOUR after beating leukemia for a second time in his life, has made the decision to pull the plug and better prepare himself for another crack in the 2015-16 season.



PGA of BC Announces New Marketing Manager

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:35 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:31

Katrina OwensFresh after finishing her degree in Communication Studies at McMaster University, where she graduated with Honours, Katrina joins the PGA of BC team with a wealth of education and experience in the field of public relations, communications, and marketing. In 2014, she spent the summer working with Golf Canada as their Media & Public Relations Intern, which saw her active at many national championship events throughout the season.



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