National: What's New
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:26 Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:15
Nike Golf has signed world No. 1 Jason Day to a multi-year contract. The agreement covers footwear, apparel, headwear and gloves. Day will first wear Nike this week at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii.
“Joining Nike is a dream come true,” Day said. “The brand is synonymous with the world’s best athletes. I’m honored and can’t wait to be part of the team and working closely with Nike to take my game, and the sport of golf, to even higher levels.”
Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:11 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:06
CHICAGO, Illinois — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly announced the creation of the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance (CPGA), a group to be led by Mark Rolfing, who will serve as the organization’s President and Founder. In partnership with the City and Park District, the CPGA aims to restore and improve the existing golf courses at Jackson Park and South Shore Golf Courses to create an economic and recreational asset for the South Side of Chicago.
“This is more than simply a unique opportunity to restore a historic public golf course, it’s a unique opportunity to drive resources and investments on the South Side,” said Mayor Emanuel. “And even with this restoration the course will remain a real community asset because we’re going to ensure that the neighborhood golfers who have been hitting the links here for years will be able to continue to access and enjoy it at a reduced rate.”
Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 06:33 Monday, 26 December 2016 06:22
(Matt Cusick/Tiger Woods Foundation) — The Tiger Woods Foundation is excited to announce the 19th annual Tiger Jam benefit concert at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino to be held May 19-20, 2017. The two-day charity event hosted by Tiger Woods returns to Las Vegas for an action-packed weekend of world-class golf, high-stakes poker and exclusive VIP experiences benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation's college-access programs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 18:38 Wednesday, 21 December 2016 18:31
(Adam Helmer/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada’s second installment of the Tournament Administration and Referees’ School (TARS) will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, B.C., from April 27th to 30th.
New for 2017, they are extending the invitation to all certified level 2 rules officials and PGA of Canada professionals!
The objective of the Tournament Administration and Referees’ School is to get championship volunteers and staff members from key golf associations/clubs in Canada assembled to discuss important topics related to tournament administration and competitions.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 08:05 Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:52
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Golf Canada with files from the R&A) — The merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalized and will come into effect January 1, 2017.
The heads of agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU’s business operations and its members of staff into The R&A group of companies. An agreed governance structure has also been implemented to give LGU Board members representation on relevant R&A Committees.
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