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World Golf Foundation, Industry Leaders Launch ‘Golf for Her’ Website

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:06 Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:52

altORLANDO, Florida — The World Golf Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values, launched a new women’s website,, designed to increase women’s participation in the game.

A revolutionary collaboration with the major entities in golf, the resource site is designed to attract and support female golfers of all ages and abilities. Contributing organizations include the LPGA, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, The First Tee, the USGA, ClubCorp, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, Golf Digest and GOLF 20/20, a subsidiary of the World Golf Foundation.



From the Fringe: Oosterhuis to Retire After 20 Years as Golf Broadcaster

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:51 Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:45

Peter OosterhuisCanadian Press

NEW YORK, New York (AP) — Peter Oosterhuis of England is retiring after 20 years as a golf analyst for CBS Sports and Golf Channel.

Oosterhuis won 20 times on the European Tour and played the PGA Tour for 11 years. He played on six Ryder Cup teams and a 14-11-3 mark, a remarkable record considering that Europe lost every Ryder Cup from 1971 to 1981.



Christy Kite, Wife of Tom, Passes Away

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:45 Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:37

altChristy Lee Kite, 63, passed away on Friday, January 23 in Austin, Texas, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1951. She spent her early years in St. Louis, but prior to her senior year of high school she moved with her parents to Las Vegas where she graduated from Las Vegas High School. She attended Arizona State University where she played on the ASU golf team and graduated with honors. After graduation, she returned to Las Vegas where she taught middle school math and science. In January 1975 after school, while playing golf with her mother at the Desert Inn Country Club, she met her future husband Tom Kite Jr.



Video Clip of the Week: Victoria Golf Professionals Issue Trick Shot Challenge

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 21:25 Thursday, 22 January 2015 20:21

Mac McLeod Trick ShotRoyal Colwood’s Mac McLeod and Derek Senft posted this nifty clip on YouTube and issued a challenge to their fellow PGA of Canada members...



PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua to Host Monthly Show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:30 Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:22

altNEW YORK, New York (PGA of America) — SiriusXM announced that Pete Bevacqua, the PGA of America’s Chief Executive Officer, will host a new show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 93).

State of the Game will make its live debut on Wednesday, January 28, at 8:00 pm ET and air monthly throughout the year. Bevacqua and co-host Brian Katrek will discuss the world of golf, focusing on the important role that the PGA of America and PGA Professionals play in growing the game and putting on some of the world’s most high-profile championships. They will also examine the health and growth of the game in the U.S. and abroad.

Bevacqua and Katrek will talk with PGA Professionals, industry leaders and other special guests, and will take calls from listeners around the country.



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