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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 2014 U.S. Open Championship

USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 2014 U.S. Open Championship

111 Local Qualifiers Will Be Conducted in 42 States During May FAR HILLS, NJ Feb. 26, 2014 – Representing the start of an exciting and dramatic process in which thousands of golfers from around the world will pursue the title of America’s national champion, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in Village of Pinehurst, N.C., on June 12-15. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 111 sites in 42 states, will take place between May 2-19. “The U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifying process is the most democratic in that every amateur golfer who […]

USGA and Chevron Announce STEM Scholarship Program

USGA and Chevron Announce STEM Scholarship Program

FAR HILLS, NJ Feb. 20, 2014 – In a demonstration of their ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron announced a new scholarship program for qualified high school seniors who are pursuing college careers in STEM disciplines. The scholarships are available to students who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student with a focus in STEM-related courses. Applicants must also possess a demonstrated interest in golf, which may include: school team and tournament participation, involvement in a First Tee chapter, and family or other golf-related extracurricular activities. Accepted students will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $10,000, which may be renewed for […]

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Paul Brown wins in playoff at NGA Carolina Winter event hosted by River Hills GC

Paul Brown wins in playoff at NGA Carolina Winter event hosted by River Hills GC

Little River, SC November 1, 2013 – Paul Brown, who played collegiately at the College of Charleston, is riding a hot streak as of late, as evidenced by his recent advancement to second stage of the  Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. He continued that hot streak this week by winning the NGA Tour Carolina Winter Series event hosted by River Hills Golf Club. “Great putting and good shot making was key over the last two days as well as knowing the layout very well, certainly helped,” stated Brown, ‘I must say that the greens are fast and in unbelievable shape, congrats to the River Hills staff. The course was playing longer than in the recent past but the key here, whether […]

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Jin Jeong goes from NGA Tour Runner-Up to WGC HSBC in same year

Jin Jeong goes from NGA Tour Runner-Up to WGC HSBC in same year

Myrtle Beach, SC October 30, 2013 – When Jin Jeong lost in a playoff to Matt Hendrix at the NGA Tour Cutter Creek Classic earlier this year, who would’ve guessed that 5 months later he’d be known as a European Tour Champion and be one of eleven NGA Tour alumni in the limited field at this week’s WGC HSBC Champions event being held at the Sheshan International Golf Course in Shanghai, China? The 2010 British Amateur Champion won the ISPS Handa Perth International on the European Tour less than two weeks ago to earn the WGC birth. Jeong will be joining the likes of fellow NGA Tour alums Keegan Bradley and Bubba Watson who, oh by the way, are also known as Major […]

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253 NGA Tour Alums advance through Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament 1st Stage

253 NGA Tour Alums advance through Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament 1st Stage

76 NGA alums advance from 3rd Week of Web.com 1st Stage Sites, 253 NGA alums total Survive 1st Stage Myrtle Beach, SC October 28, 2013 – Another 76 NGA Tour alums advanced through the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament 1st Stage this past week, the third week of 1st stage events, bringing the grand total to 253 NGA Tour alums who maneuvered their way through 1st stage as they try to play their way onto the Web.com Tour for the 2014 season. The NGA Tour was well represented at all three locations this past week with 22 alums advancing at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C., 25 at St. John’s Golf & Country Club in St. Augustine, Fla., and 29 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. Only 24 players […]

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Ryan Moore bests NGA Tour alum Gary Woodland in Playoff at CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore bests NGA Tour alum Gary Woodland in Playoff at CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore bests NGA alum Gary Woodland in Playoff for CIMB Classic Win Myrtle Beach, SC October 28, 2013 – 2008 NGA Tour grad Gary Woodland shot a final day 69 to leapfrog fellow NGA Tour alum Chris Stroud, who held the 3-day lead at the CIMB Classic, and earn the right to compete in a playoff with third round co-leader Ryan Moore for the CIMB Classic win. Moore shot a final day 70 which was good enough to earn a share of the lead after the fourth round and gain his spot in the playoff. Moore took little time to grab the win, birding the first hole of the playoff held on hole number 18 while Woodland made par. […]

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Julia Potter Earns Medalist Honors at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

Julia Potter Earns Medalist Honors at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

Four-time champion Meghan Stasi sits in second, followed by Margaret Shirley ASHEVILLE, NC October 6, 2013 – Julia Potter, 25, of Granger, Ind., returned a 3-over-par 74 in Sunday’s second round of stroke-play qualifying to earn medalist honors at 1-over-par 143 in the 2013 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the par-71 Biltmore Forest Country Club. Potter’s 143, the third-lowest 36-hole score in championship history, gave her a five-stroke advantage over four-time and defending Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi, 35, of Oakland Park, Fla., who finished at 6-over 148. Margaret Shirley, 27, of Roswell, Ga., earned solo third at 7-over 149. The 2013 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by Oct. […]

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Julia Potter Holds First-Round Lead at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

Julia Potter Holds First-Round Lead at U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

ASHEVILLE, NC October 5, 2013 – Julia Potter, 25, of Grainger, Ind., shot a 2-under 69 and holds a five-stroke lead following Saturday’s first round of stroke play at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, being conducted at the par-71 Biltmore Forest Country Club. Christina Proteau, 30, of Canada, the leader following the morning wave, sits in solo second at 3-over 74. She is followed by a quartet of players at 4-over 75: Mercedes Huarte, 28, of Argentina; 2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Martha Leach, 51, of Hebron, Ky.; Olivia Herrick, 25, of Roseville, Minn.; and Rachel Smith, 25, of Mansfield, Texas. The 2013 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday […]

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Jack Nicklaus introduces his own golf ball line

Jack Nicklaus introduces his own golf ball line

Three Tees, Three Balls Golden Bear introduces Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue and Nicklaus White  golf balls with emphasis on maximum feel and distance for all players   Primary distribution through Nicklaus.com NORTH PALM BEACH, FL September 30, 2013 – Golf’s greatest champion, ambassador and philanthropist is combining his passions into one industry-shaping business with today’s announcement that Jack Nicklaus will be introducing a line of golf balls, with an emphasis on simplifying the game, as well as giving back to the game and to charity. Nicklaus is introducing three golf balls-Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue, and Nicklaus White-to accommodate three skill levels of player, using the traditional tees from which they typically play.   The balls, which are going into production this month […]

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2013 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur – Quarter and Semifinal Results/Final Pairing

2013 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur – Quarter and Semifinal Results/Final Pairing

DEFENDING CHAMPION PORT MEETS COHN IN FINAL 52nd USGA Senior Women’s Amateur conducted by the United States Golf Association (www.usga.org) SAN MARTIN, CA September 25, 2013 – Defending champion Ellen Port, of St. Louis, and Susan Cohn, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., each won two matches Wednesday to advance to the final of the 52nd USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at CordeValle. Port, 52, is vying for her sixth USGA title after defeating Mary Jane Hiestand, 54, of Naples, Fla., 4 and 3, in the afternoon semifinals. Cohn, 50, and playing in her first USGA championship in 21 years, beat Caryn Wilson, 52, of Rancho Mirage, 4 and 3, in her semifinal match. “Unbelievable,” said Port, a high school teacher […]

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