National: What's New

Hyler, Lang Named USA Captains for 2014 World Amateur Team Championships

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:29 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:25

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association announced that past USGA President Jim Hyler and past USGA Women’s Committee Chairman Martha Lang will serve as USA captains for the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. The events will be played September 3-6, 2014, (women) and September 10-13, 2014 (men) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.

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USGA Honors African-American Golf Pioneers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:25 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:19

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association is honoring African-American golf pioneers as part of the USGA Museum’s newest exhibit, “More Than A Game,” which focuses on how the creation of African-American golf clubs positively impacted the community despite the pervasive prejudice and racism of the Jim Crow era. The exhibit opens on Saturday, February 22, 2014, and will run for two years.

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Inaugural Virtual Golf Performance Summit Scheduled for May 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:29 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 18:49

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — The first ever Virtual Golf Performance Summit (VGPS) will be taking place May 18-19, 2014 (Sunday to Monday), through the use of an online exhibition hall.

The event will host industry experts as they discuss subjects related to modern and science-based golf performance. The event will be open to all golf professionals and amateurs alike with "e-tickets" ranging from $299 to $399.

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Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Launches National MJT Mini Tour

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 23:10 Tuesday, 04 March 2014 07:46

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) presented by Boston Pizza is launching a national Mini Tour for boys and girls ages 12 and under.

The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour currently offers multi-day competition for Junior (17-19), Juvenile (15-16), and Bantam-aged boys (14 and under) and for Girls (19 and under), and is now introducing a circuit for a Peewee-and-under aged division for both boys and girls across the country to meet demand for age-appropriate competition over a limited number of holes and shorter yardages.

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PING Canada Renews CJGA Sponsorship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 07:44 Tuesday, 04 March 2014 07:41

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RICHMOND HILL, Ontario — In 2001, PING Canada became the first golf manufacturer to contribute to the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) as a sponsor. PING’s commitment to junior golf in Canada will continue through 2014 as the Oakville, Ont. based company will return as a partner for a 13th consecutive year.

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