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Rio's Olympic Golf Course Grass May Have To Be Ripped Up

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:14 Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:00

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday.
 
The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in building the course, which had been billed as one of the highlights of the Rio Games.

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Mark Fletcher of Fletcher Sport Brands Leaves Sunice, AUR, and Tommy Hilfiger Golf

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:16 Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:12

altMONTREAL, QUEBEC — Mark Fletcher, President of FSB, announced that he has informed his partner, Alen Brandman (majority shareholder of FSB), that he would be leaving ‘FSB’ this week.

“Mark informed me in early September that he would like to pursue other opportunities and interests. I thank him for his experience and contributions, especially for having built Sunice into the leading brand it is today, and I wish him well,” said Alen Brandman.

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Michelle Wie First Woman On Golf Digest Cover In 8 Years

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 13:08 Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:38

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Michelle Wie has  probably been one of the 10 biggest stories in golf this season and on Tuesday Golf Digest confirmed that by putting her on the cover of their upcoming October issue. 
 
Wie joins Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Paulina Gretzky, Keegan Bradley, Jimmy Fallon, Jordan Spieth, and Jason Dufner as the cover subjects for 2014.
 
Inside the magazine she talks about what got her game back on track and how it helped her to win the Women's U.S. Open.

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Adams Golf HQ Closes - Adidas Lays Off 15% Of Workforce

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 23:11 Monday, 18 August 2014 22:58

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The Adidas Group, parent company to TaylorMade-Adidas, Ashworth and Adams Golf, has said in a statement that it has closed its Adams Golf headquarters in Texas and has consolidated the business into TaylorMade's California headquarters in Carlsbad.
 
At the same time, according to mygolfspy.com, 15 percent of the golf division's staff, a majority of whom were Adams Golf employees, have been laid off. 

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Radisson Fort McDowell Resort to Rebrand as We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 June 2014 04:44 Saturday, 07 June 2014 04:41

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation announces its re-launch of the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort as the new We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center effective September 30, 2014.

Incorporating the We-Ko-Pa name, meaning “Four Peaks” in Yavapai, not only complements the spectacular mountain scenery and free-flowing Verde River surrounding the resort, it strengthens its synergistic relationship with the nearby award-winning We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. It also pays tribute to the Tribe’s rich and diverse Yavapai heritage, while enabling the Fort McDowell Nation to manage one of its most prestigious enterprises and provide employment opportunities to Tribal members and to those living in neighboring areas.

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