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Club Companies Report Second Quarter Results

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Our window on the finances of golf equipment companies is not wide since most firms are part of larger corporations or held privately and financial information is unavailable. Therefore, the only view comes from the published reports of the two publicly traded corporations who also happen to be the largest in the industry. Second quarter results for Acushnet Holdings Corp....

Nicklaus Design to Renovate Sailfish Point

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While new golf course construction in the U.S. is limited to a few high-profile projects each year, the market for “full-scale” renovations and “to-scale” restorations continues to soar. Sailfish Point, a 532-acre luxury oceanfront community near Stuart, Fla., recently announced Nicklaus Design will return for a complete makeover of its nationally-ranked Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Opened in 1981, the captivating...

Titleist Tour Speed Now at Retail

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Titleist the largest seller of golf balls introduces the Tour Speed, a lower compression three-piece urethane cover model at a midlevel price point. Fast Facts: Three-piece construction Cast thermoplastic urethane 346-dimple cover New formulation of core to increase response speed Titleist’s fastest ever ionomer casing layer Lower compression and softer feel At retail August 7 SRP $39.99 dozen WYNTK: At first glance the new Tour Speed from Titleist...

Vero Beach Offers Wide Variety of Private, Public Golf in a Tranquil Coastal Setting

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Historically, golf travelers have fallen into a pattern when it comes to Florida-based golf trips: grab a flight to Orlando, the Palm Beaches, the First Coast or Naples, play 36 holes a day, rinse, and repeat. As our travel patterns and habits adjust to the new normal, however, it is more about hitting the open road in a suitable SUV...

OnCore’s 4-piece Ball Vero X1

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OnCore’s new Vero X1 4-piece urethane cover golf ball has a larger core to provide more iron spin for added control. Fast Facts: Premium category 4-piece cast urethane cover High spin design with metal infused into mantle 85 compression 318-dimple cover $39.99 at OnCoreGolf.com WYNTK: OnCore has added the Vero X1 to its golf ball offerings that include the low compression Avant 55 for recreational players and...

North & South Championship at Pinehurst Resort Offered Amateur Golf Clarity Amid Uncertainty

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PINEHURST, N.C. – The number of collegiate-branded golf bags at the annual North & South Men’s and Women’s Championships at Pinehurst Resort was staggering. Hundreds of team logos, nicknames and colors were reflected against the omnipresent sunlight of the North Carolina Sandhills, all awaiting a loop around these storied links with their players and caddies. The banter between entrants was casual...

Walker Trolleys off to Fast Start, True Linkswear OG Feel Offers Unrivaled Comfort

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In baseball parlance, Walker Trolleys – a walking golf lifestyle brand and maker of premium push carts – has hit a walk-off home run. The Austin-based company exceeded first and second quarter sales projections for its Cape model amid strong nation-wide demand for walking-engineered golf gear. It sold 90% of the first production run of the Cape through pre-order and immediately...

Golf Travel by Design in the Carolinas: From Hilton Head to Pinehurst, These Carolinas Golf Course Architects Have Left Their Mark

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North and South Carolina are home to nearly 1,000 golf courses, including the largest golf resort in North America, Pinehurst Resort. Many of the states’ layouts bear the names of renowned designers like Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones and Gil Hanse. But over the years, the Carolinas have cultivated their own crop of talented golf course...

Maybe We Need a “Rahm Rule”

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Jon Rahm’s chip-in on the 16th hole Sunday at the Memorial Tournament all but clinched his victory and was described variously as “masterful” and even “Seve-like.” However, PGA Tour rules officials said his ball moved prior to the chip and assessed a two-shot penalty which reduced the 25-year old Spaniard’s margin of victory from five strokes to three. It was...

Looking to Turn Pro? A Guide to Financial Aspects of Golfing

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As an avid golfer looking to go pro, your game must be in the red; otherwise, your bank account might be. The average pro golfer makes around $2 million a year, but it takes some considerable investments to get to that point. When you’re starting in the golfing world, you will have to fund yourself first before you can...

Nicklaus Commemorative Irons by Miura

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Jack Nicklaus and Katsuhiro Miura have collaborated to design a limited-edition update of the classic Nicklaus blade irons. Fast Facts: Miura and Nicklaus design modern version of Nicklaus blade Limited edition Forged S20C carbon steel Uniform offset throughout set Satin chrome finish Available now for preorder To ship first quarter 2021 3-iron through pitching wedge $2,750 WYNTK: Since the Nicklaus Companies and Miura Golf are both part of 8AM Golf...

Sultan’s Run Golf Course – One of Indiana’s Best Golf Courses

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Dubois County in Indiana is home to a number of large businesses: Best Home Furnishings in Ferdinand, Farbest Foods in Huntingburg, and Kimball Electronics and Jasper Engines in Jasper. It is also home to one of the state’s top-ranked golf courses, Sultan’s Run, a true golfing masterpiece. Since the course opened in 1992, Sultan’s Run has received its fair share...

Ryder Cup 2021

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It was no surprise last week when the PGA of America, owners of the Ryder Cup, and the two tours whose players make up the competing teams pushed back the matches originally scheduled for September at Whistling Straights (Kohler, Wisc.) until 2021. The importance of protecting the tens of thousands of fans, volunteers, players, caddies and yes, media, traveling to...

Maui Jim Sunglasses – See the Course in a Whole New Light

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Maui Jim Sunglasses have always had a lot of good things going for them. They are great for driving and you won’t find a more adaptive lens to wear at the beach. So it only made sense that when a few years ago Maui Jim decided to make some sport specific sunglasses and lenses, golf would be one of...

RZN Golf Balls are Back

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One Liner: Nike Golf may be gone but the RZN ball is not. Fast Facts RZN Golf Balls: RZN HS-Tour 4-piece urethane cover 105 compression Swing speeds >105 mph $34.95 dozen at RZNGolf.com. RZN MS-Tour 3-piece urethane cover 85 compression Swing speeds <100 mph $29.95 dozen at RZNGolf.com RZN Distance 3-piece ionomer cover 85 compression for all swing speeds $19.95 dozen at RZNGolf.com RZN Speed 2-piece ionomer cover <85 compression for any swing speed $11.95 at RZNGolf.com WYNTK: Feng Tay...