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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:08 Tuesday, 15 September 2015 22:06
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — Henry Smokler, whose nearly 20 years of high-level legal service—11 in the golf industry—is highlighted by guiding some of the game’s most groundbreaking broadcast and digital media partnerships, has been named General Counsel for the PGA of America.
Smokler, who begins service October 5, will be based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and will report to PGA Chief Executive Officer Pete Bevacqua. Smokler will be responsible for all legal affairs for one of the world’s largest working sports organizations, including all corporate, strategic, and tactical legal initiatives.
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LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Doug Ferguson/AP) — David Feherty signed a contract with NBC Sports that will put him on the broadcast team with Johnny Miller, allow him to extend his popular “Feherty” series on Golf Channel and possibly lead to new ventures for golf’s funnyman.
“It’s a thrill, just the thought of it, and a new step in my career,” Feherty said. “And I can’t wait to get started.”
Feherty had been with CBS Sports for nearly two decades and developed into one of golf’s most famous on-course reporters with his mix of irreverence and Irish humor. He didn’t renew his contract after CBS’ final golf broadcast at The Barclays three weeks ago.
NBCUniversal will be his exclusive network home, meaning Feherty likely will be working all four days of tournaments that are broadcast by Golf Channel on the weekdays and NBC Sports on the weekend. He will split time between analysis from the tower and on the ground.
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Common adage paints golf as a primarily mental game that leaves little room for distraction — from spectators to apparel to inclement weather. Nike Golf’s Aeroloft Jacket neutralizes two of these three disturbances.
“Aeroloft technology allows us to produce excellent insulation with minimal weight,” explains Eric Schindler, Nike Global Apparel Product Director. “We utilized stretch knit fabrics in conjunction with the Aeroloft padding to maximize movement and thermoregulation.”
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When Rory McIlroy steps onto the first tee today for his final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the Nike Golf athlete will look to disrupt the status quo with both his swing and his shoe: a limited edition Nike Lunar Control 3.
“We set out to be disruptive with this shoe,” explains James Arizumi, Nike Golf’s Design Director of footwear. “We challenge the status quo by placing the Swoosh on top of the shoe in the toe area, instead of on the side.”
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Michelle Wie celebrated her 2014 U.S. Open win with a victory tour through New York City — championship trophy in hand and Nike Blazers on her feet, just one of the self-professed sneakerhead’s 20 pairs.
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