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Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:10 Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:57
Rhonda Glenn, the first female anchor on ESPN who became a USGA historian and tireless promoter of women’s golf, died after a long illness. She was 68.
Barbara Romack, a former U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, said Glenn died Thursday night in a hospital in Gainesville, Florida, near The Villages, a senior community built around golf. She had been battling cancer.
With an engaging smile and happy disposition, Glenn became the first woman to be a fulltime sportscaster for a national network when she sat behind the desk at SportsCenter in 1981 just two years after the 24-hour sports network was launched.
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 21:55 Sunday, 08 February 2015 21:44
SAN DIEGO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the “Big Three,” died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83.
Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart and recovered from a bout of pneumonia over Thanksgiving. His son said Casper was going to cardio rehab for the last four months and was doing well until he started to feel badly in the last week.
In any other era, Casper might have commanded more attention than he did.
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 20:27 Sunday, 08 February 2015 20:20
After a brief hiatus Landmark Sport Group is proud to announce the re-launch of their golf division. With over 25 years of experience in professional representation in the golf industry, Landmark has a proven track record of launching the careers of Canada’s best golfers.
“We are proud to be back in a position to offer Landmark’s golf services and it’s always been our honour to be part of the growing success of Canadian golf,” says Landmark Sport Group President, Elliott Kerr. Prior to the sale of their golf division, Landmark represented Canada’s top PGA TOUR golfers including Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Adam Hadwin as well as LPGA Tour star Dawn Coe-Jones.
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 19:10 Sunday, 08 February 2015 19:05
The annual St Andrews Level 3 Tournament Administrators and Referees School (TARS) took place this past week, bringing together a record number of representatives from golf organisations around the world.
The School, held at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrews, was attended by 96 delegates from more than 40 different countries spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom.
The event began with practical demonstration sessions that used specially constructed indoor golf settings, allowing participants to discuss different Rules scenarios with the instructors.
Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 18:52 Sunday, 08 February 2015 18:48
NEW YORK, New York (Joey Flyntz/USGA) – While USGA President Tom O’Toole Jr. was announcing the addition of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open to the Association’s 2018 championship calendar upstairs, several new initiatives were being spotlighted downstairs during the final day of USGA Annual Meeting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Among the highlights of the “Serving the Game” exhibit was a display featuring GPS flagstick tracking technology the USGA developed with Spectrum Technologies. Aimed at reducing pace-of-play issues, a flagstick is equipped with a radio antenna, processing and communications unit, and a ferrule sensor that detects when the flagstick is removed from the hole. When a group replaces the flagstick after putting out, the cycle time is recorded and logjams can be more efficiently rectified.
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