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From the Fringe: Professional Tour Event Makes History by Allowing Players to Compete Using Mobile Live Scoring App

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 02:21 Friday, 20 June 2014 02:09

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HELSINKI, Finland — Golf GameBook, the free smartphone app featuring a golf community, live scoring, tournament manager and social chat, has created a piece of history by becoming what is believed to be the first mobile live scoring app to be used by players competing in a professional golf tournament in Finland.

Competitors taking part in the Audi Finnish Tour event at Peuramma Golf, June 12-14, 2014, were each given a smartphone pre-loaded with Golf GameBook’s mobile live scoring app, the first time professional golfers have used a handheld device to post scores in full tournament play.

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From the Fringe: First PGA TOUR Grill Opens at San Diego International Airport

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:53 Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:45

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SAN DIEGO, California (PGA TOUR) — Next on the tee at San Diego International Airport: The PGA TOUR Grill. June 3, 2014 marked the grand opening of the first location of this brand new restaurant, a partnership between global restaurateur HMSHost and the PGA TOUR.

"Eat Smarter, Play Harder" is the motto the PGA TOUR Grill is built on, which showcases the restaurant’s focus on providing a healthy menu fit for active lifestyles. Located at the airport’s recently renovated Terminal 2 West, the PGA TOUR Grill gives travelers an inside look at the region’s storied history with the PGA TOUR and adds a new dimension to the airport’s dining program.

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Life In The Trap - Golf Comic Strip

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 23:05 Monday, 02 June 2014 22:43

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Recently we re-introduced the golf comic strip 'Life in the Trap' by artist Rick Newell. 
 
You can follow the ongoing exploits of his golf junkie characters by visiting here regularly.
 
Newell has dedicated his efforts in producing 'Life In The Trap' strips for the purpose of helping young men in need to further their education.
 
We present here a sampling of his work and hope it will make you smile, especially when you recognize some of the situations all of us golf 'nuts' find ourselves experiencing in pursuit of the great game of golf.
 
Here are three of Newell's latest creations for your enjoyment. And be sure to visit his site at www.lifeinthetrap.com

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From the Fringe: Canadian Golf Mourns the Loss of Dick Grimm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 02:52 Wednesday, 28 May 2014 02:24

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OAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — It is with great sadness that Golf Canada, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, and the entire golf community mourns the loss of Richard (Dick) Grimm, who passed away on May 26, 2014 at the age of 91.

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World’s Sexiest Golf Tournament Returns To Bali Hai Golf Club

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:33 Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:09

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The Las Vegas Strip is known for bright lights, gambling and the biggest hotels in the world.
 
This summer it will also be known as the home of the world’s sexiest golf tournament.
 
On August 9th, teams of four will be paired with a caddy from the ParMate female caddy program to compete in a shotgun start scramble golf competition open to the public at nationally ranked Bali Hai Golf Club.
 
The Las Vegas ParAm is hosted by members of the ParMates female caddy program who are known for enhancing a round of golf by being fun and sexy, yet still providing all of the same services as a traditional forecaddie including assisting with club selection, replacing divots, keeping score and reading the greens.
 
All ParMates currently work as professional models.

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