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USGA Announces New Regional Alliances

  • by Pat
  • 12 Days ago
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The United States Golf Association recently sent a press release announcing the new Allied Golf Associations (AGA). In all 59 regional golf associations were recognized by the USGA to receive funding and acknowledgement by the national association. The AGA’s are supported by five existing regional affairs offices to provide guidance for course rating, handicapping, championship […]

Did We See the Tiger of Old?

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  • 1 Month ago
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By: Ed Travis   It’s been a couple of weeks, since we witnessed Tiger Wood’s competitive comeback at the Hero World Challenge, but a few comments seem appropriate.   First of all, those of you looking to break into broadcasting should listen to the gushing commentary by some of the Golf Channel and NBC personalities […]

Golf Generates $3.9 Billion Annually for Charity

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  • 1 Month ago
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By: Fred Altvater   If you are one of the 12 million golfers that participated in a charity golf outing, you helped raise a total of $3.9 Billion for donation to thousands of charitable organizations across the country. Everyone is aware of the $2.4 billion the PGA Tour has raised through its tournaments, since 1938. […]

1966 Glass City Classic Offered the Largest Purse in LPGA History

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  • 1 Month ago
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By Fred Altvater Toledo has hosted a continuous event on the LPGA Tour since 1984, but long before the Marathon Classic, or Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, a future Hall of Famer, Sandra Haynie won one of the tour’s largest checks, at the time, in the 1966 Glass City Classic. Haynie fired a final-round one-under-par 70 […]

Carl’s Golfland Makes HUGE Jump to the Future of Golf

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  • 2 Months ago
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By: Fred Altvater   Last month I had an opportunity to visit Carl’s Golfland in suburban Detroit. Carl’s Golfland is a leader in professional club fitting, offering a fully stocked retail store, plus a driving range, with covered hitting bays for year-round golf in Michigan. In addition, they are one of the largest online golf […]

Veterans Golf Association Completes 2017 Season

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  • 2 Months ago
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  The Veteran Golfers Association is committed to promoting the game of golf to veterans and their family members. The VGA develops programs that allow members to compete, socialize, and remain physically active through the game of golf. The Veterans Golf Association (VGA) is an international golf organization introducing the game of golf to military […]

Golf Life Navigators Can HELP YOU FIND YOUR Best Match in Florida

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  • 2 Months ago
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If you are nearing leaving your nine-to-five job and dreaming of retirement to a golf community in Florida as your new address, how do you know which of the over 1,000 golf courses and neighborhoods is just right for you? Golf Life Navigators can help you with one of the most important decisions you will […]

Ohio Amateur Championship Has Storied History

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  • 4 Months ago
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By: Fred Altvater   The Ohio Amateur Championship dates back to 1904 and its list of winners over the years is quite impressive. The Ohio Golf Association conducts five championship events each year, including the Ohio Amateur. To qualify to compete in the Ohio Amateur a golfer must be a resident of the state of […]

Northern Ohio Golf Association Celebrates 100 Years

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  • 5 Months ago
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The Northern Ohio Golf Association (NOGA) has a rich history of promoting and preserving the game of golf in Northeast Ohio. It was originally established in 1917 to conduct inter-club competitions among the original eight member clubs. NOGA is proud of its association with the USGA and dedication to serving over 22,000 private and public […]

The Presidents Cup Exhibition….Bring on the Ladies

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  • 5 Months ago
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By: Ed Travis The 2017 Presidents Cup was fun. Golf fans saw quality shots hit by a couple dozen very good golfers, a few even deserving the oft-used label, world-class. Even the weather cooperated for the Presidents Cup, an exhibition masquerading as intense competition. It was crystal clear before the teams were named, this was […]
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