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Funk Gets Key to Village of Endicott

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 19:48 Friday, 15 August 2014 19:41

altVillage of Endicott (New York) Deputy Mayor Dave Baker presented a key to the Village of Endicott to En-Joie career money leader Fred Funk.



PGA TOUR Canada Joins Tour’s Trickshot Challenge

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 22:27 Monday, 11 August 2014 22:18

PGA TOUR Canada Trick Shots

PGA TOUR Canada players Drew Evans, Darren Wallace, Justin Peters, Micah Burke, Ben Silverman, and Will Strickler show off their best trick shots for the Tour's Trickshot Challege.



The Story Behind Snead’s Side-Saddle Putter

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2014 07:20 Saturday, 09 August 2014 07:13


Tony Parker (World Golf Hall of Fame)

Players who will have to adjust their putting styles for the upcoming ban on anchored putting can take heart in the success that World Golf Hall of Fame member Sam Snead found after he was forced into a similar situation in the 1960s.

Slammin' Sammy Snead was an eight-time winner of the Greater Greensboro Open. The tournament, which is now known as the Wyndham Championship, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. Snead's final PGA TOUR victory came at the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open at the age of 52. He set the record for oldest PGA TOUR winner with that victory.



From the Fringe: PGA TOUR, CBS Sports Expand Longstanding Relationship

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 19:34 Monday, 28 July 2014 19:28

CBS-Sports-NetworkPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — As an expansion of the longstanding broadcast partnership between the PGA TOUR and CBS Sports, PGA TOUR Entertainment is providing special programming that will air on CBS Sports Network during the weeks of the CBS Television Network's broadcasts of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and The Barclays.

PGA TOUR Entertainment has produced four 60-minute recap shows as well as four half-hour "countdown" shows, entitled PGA TOUR Presents The 9... . Two tournament recaps and two countdown shows will air twice on CBS Sports Network during each tournament week.



From the Fringe: R&A Allows Postal Vote on Admitting Women Members

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:50 Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:45

Peter Dawson

Canadian Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a postal vote on whether to admit women members for the first time.

The club announced that it would allow members to vote by post rather than limiting the vote to members attending in person.

The club says "by taking this decision all members can take part in this historic vote."



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