National: What's New

GAME GOLF Launches Free Tracking App

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:05 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 22:56

Game Golf Tracking AppSAN FRANCISCO, California — GAME GOLF, the first wearable device that automatically tracks and graphically displays a golfer’s round with valuable game data and statistics, announced the new GAME GOLF Tracking App enabling golfers to track their game and club distances in real-time, and manage their game with a built-in GPS rangefinder, all from their iOS or Android device. No purchase of the GAME GOLF physical device is required to use the new App.

In celebration of GAME GOLF’s newest free app and its Irish roots, the company is giving away a once-in-a-lifetime Irish golf vacation. Two players and one guest each, who post a minimum of three 18-hole golf rounds with either the GAME GOLF wearable device or the new GAME GOLF Tracking App from now through June 30, 2015, will be eligible to receive an all-expense paid golf trip to Ireland. For contest rules, log on to GAMEGOLF.com.

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Golf Loses Club Pro Dick Munn to Cancer

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:27 Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:17

Dick Munn(Kent Gilchrist/British Columbia Golf) — Dick Munn, who epitomized everything an aspiring pro should know and work to perfecting, was 72 when dreaded cancer claimed him.

I know the above to be true because, I was lucky enough to count Dick as a friend. I first met him when he was the head pro at tony Point Grey, a private enclave that is bordered by Marine Drive on one side and Shaughnessy on the other on Vancouver’s golfing avenue, which non golfers call Marine Drive.

He is likely better known for starting Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna in 1980 with Alberta oilman Angus MacKenzie. But he started his career as a high school dropout where he became head pro at Cedar Hill in his hometown of Victoria when he was 19.

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Mark Immelman, Brother of 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman, Launches Golf Academy

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:36 Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:28

altCOLUMBUS, Georgia — Mark Immelman and Brookstone School have joined together to launch the Mark Immelman Golf Academy providing superior golf coaching and an extraordinary college preparatory education for players looking to reach their ultimate potential or the professional rank. The Academy is tailored to developing well-rounded student athletes in the classroom and on the course. “I am extremely excited to open this Academy,” says Immelman. “For golfers who love the game, love working hard, and love challenges, we can promise a great experience on and off the course.”

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Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream Now Available in Columbus Kroger Stores

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 05:45 Friday, 10 April 2015 05:39

Jack Nicklaus ice creamA month after a wildly successful launch, Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream, a new premium ice cream priced with the family in mind, is being made available for purchase this week at 60 Columbus-area Kroger stores. The debut in Nicklaus’ Central Ohio hometown comes after a launch during The Honda Classic, where patrons of the popular PGA Tour stop enjoyed tasting and testing 50,000 scoops. The first stores to feature the ice cream were Winn Dixie and Bi-Lo stores in the southeastern United States.

Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream manufacturer, Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc., announced in February that the golf icon was launching the pint-sized product, with seven unique flavors and a goal to support children’s healthcare charities.

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From the Fringe: Houston Golf Association Gives Back to Area Youth with Scholarship Program

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 05:27 Friday, 10 April 2015 05:19

Ashton RadvanskyHOUSTON, Texas (Doug Milne/PGA TOUR) — There are six high school seniors in Houston who know nothing about the game of golf other than it just helped grass the fairway to their future.

Though these individuals may admittedly not know the difference between a tee box and a green, they now know all about the Houston Golf Association. Specifically, they know of its Academic Scholarship Program.

In its first year of 1996, the HGA Academic Scholarship Program gave out a single scholarship. The program has awarded $1,120,000 grants-in-aid and produced 32 graduates from 16 different colleges and universities. Winners of the scholarships are granted $5,000 a year for four years to help offset the cost of their continued education.

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