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Barb Trammell Named New IAGA President

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2016 18:12 Thursday, 10 November 2016 18:07

Barb TrammellAMELIA ISLAND, Florida (Golf Canada with files from the PNGA) — At a conference for the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) in early November in Amelia Island, Fla., Barb Trammell was named the new president of the IAGA. She will serve a one-year term.

An industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the golf business, Trammell has served as CEO of the Oregon Golf Association since November 2007, a position she will continue to serve.



Antigua Announces Its Spring 2017 Men’ s Outerwear Collection

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2016 18:04 Thursday, 10 November 2016 17:49

altPEORIA, Arizona — Focusing on an updated fabric story, the Antigua Group, Inc. announces its Spring 2017 Men’s Outerwear Collection.

“It’s a diverse offering of style, fabric, weight and content,” says Sean Gregg, Antigua’s Vice President of Product Development and Marketing Support. “Designed for practicality and style appeal, this season has all that’s needed in outerwear to complement Antigua’s polos while offering golfers the ability to layer as needed.”



Sizing Down Technology To A Big Step For Zero Friction

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 21:36 Sunday, 06 November 2016 18:32

Zero Friction Distance Pro GPS GloveEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Today’s technology, as we know it, keeps getting better and better. And in the case of Zero Friction, smaller.

The industry giant, known primarily for its tees, is now into the GPS market but in a dif-ferent way than one would expect. Their newest product, known as the Distance Pro GPS Glove, was on display at the 2016 PGA of Alberta Buying Show in Edmonton and was meeting with enthusiasm from course owners and operators.



North Florida PGA’s ‘Birdie A Thon’ Raises $100K For Arnie’s Army

Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2016 07:28 Friday, 04 November 2016 07:15

Birdie A ThonORLANDO, Florida — Troops comprised of North Florida PGA Members, family and friends rallied around a great cause with a Birdie A Thon for Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. The Birdie A Thon was tied into the North Florida PGA vs South Florida PGA Challenge Cup Matches at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Pledges for birdies for players and teams raised $100,000. The North Florida Section solicited the entire Membership to get involved and raise valuable funds that will help children and families in need. The players also went to their members, families and friends to get pledges for support as well. The Challenge Cup Matches concluded with the North Florida Section team making 154 birdies and the South Florida Section team making 139 birdies. North Florida retained the Challenge Cup with a 13 ½ - 10 ½ victory over the South Florida Section.



Byron Nelson Debuts ‘11 Straight’ Line Of Golf Shirts For Spring 2017 Collection

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 November 2016 20:34 Thursday, 03 November 2016 20:28

altNORCROSS, Georgia — Golf apparel company Byron Nelson USA is introducing its “11 Straight” line of golf shirts as part of a spring 2017 collection that includes slacks, shorts, sweaters, windwear and premium quality mercerized cotton shirts.

The “11 Straight” men’s golf shirt line gives a nod to the 11 straight PGA Tour events Byron Nelson won in 1945 and features a lightweight 95% poly and 5% Spandex blend fabric that provides plenty of stretch and cool moisture-wicking properties.



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