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Nike Athletes Pettersen and Henley Win Big for the Swoosh

Nike Athletes Pettersen and Henley Win Big for the Swoosh

-Each won with a full bag of Nike Golf equipment including the Nike 20XI Ball and Method Putter –   BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 22, 2012) – The Nike Swoosh clenched two wins this weekend thanks to performances by Nike Golf Athletes Suzann Pettersen and Russell Henley. Pettersen secured her ninth career victory on the LPGA Tour at the KEB Hanabank Championship and Henley captured his second victory in three starts on the Web.com Tour at the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open. Both Nike Golf athletes won in sudden death playoffs.   Pettersen sealed her victory on the third playoff hole by sinking a five-foot birdie putt with her Nike Method Putter, which features Nike’s polymetal groove technology, generating a faster forward roll […]

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BMW Championship: In the driver’s seat

BMW Championship: In the driver’s seat

Rory McIlroy won for the third time in four starts to secure the top spot in the TOUR Championship. CARMEL, Ind – Rory McIlroy remained No. 1 in FedExCup points by winning his second consecutive event in the Playoffs, shooting a 5-under 67 in Sunday’s final round to win the BMW Championship by two strokes. McIlroy’s four-day total of 20 under came on a Crooked Stick course that suffered nearly three inches of rain and forced officials to institute lift, clean and place rules for all four rounds. It’s the second win in less than a week for McIlroy, who on Labor Day Monday claimed the Deutsche Bank Championship. It’s also the third win in McIlroy’s last four starts, as […]

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Bo Van Pelt Will “Kick-Off” the 2012 BMW Championship by Attempting to Drive a Ball Through a Target

Bo Van Pelt Will “Kick-Off” the 2012 BMW Championship by Attempting to Drive a Ball Through a Target

PGA TOUR Pro/Indiana Native Bo Van Pelt Will “Kick-Off” the 2012 BMW Championship by Attempting to Drive a Ball Through a Target Hung Between the Uprights at Lucas Oil Stadium to Award a $100,000 Scholarship for an Evans Scholar 2012 BMW Championship Play Runs from September 6 – September 9 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN   Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 4, 2012… Making its debut in Indianapolis, the2012BMW Championship will “kick-off” at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday, September 4 when PGA TOUR pro and Indiana native Bo Van Pelt attempts to drive a golf ball the length of the field and through a target hung between the far uprights.  Van Pelt will be joined by former […]

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Jonathan Randolph Rallies to Win Woodcreek Classic

Jonathan Randolph Rallies to Win Woodcreek Classic

Erwin, Skinns finish T2, 1 back Elgin, S.C. – September 2, 2012 – With PGA TOUR Qualifying School lurking right around the corner, every player on the NGA TOUR hopes their games are heading in the right direction at the end of the season.  For Jonathan Randolph, Q-School can’t come soon enough.   Randolph, a former Ole Miss All-American from Brandon, Miss., shot an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Woodcreek Classic sponsored by Cigna on Sunday, finished with a 25-under 263 total and won his second NGA TOUR event in a row.   “I’m just trying to soak it all in,” said Randolph, who earned $28,000. “It’s been a long year, and to get wins in the […]

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Chris Erwin takes lead at Woodcreek Classic

Chris Erwin takes lead at Woodcreek Classic

Daniel Wax second, 1 shot back   Elgin, S.C. – August 31, 2012 – After sharing the lead following the first round of the Woodcreek Classic sponsored by Cigna, Chris Erwin used a 6-under 66 in the second round to move atop the leaderboard alone at the conclusion of play in the NGA TOUR event on Friday afternoon.   Erwin, a former Valdosta State standout from Brentwood, Tenn., carded eight birdies and two bogeys at the The Members Club in the second round to move one shot ahead of first round co-leader Daniel Wax. Erwin, who shot a 59 on the NGA TOUR in 2010, is 16-under par heading into the weekend.   Wax of Marina Del Ray, Calif., kept […]

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Pinehurst Converts No. 1 Greens to Heat-Resistant Bermuda Grass

Pinehurst Converts No. 1 Greens to Heat-Resistant Bermuda Grass

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. Aug. 28, 2012 – Pinehurst Resort has converted the greens on Pinehurst No. 1 to heat-resistant Bermuda grass, which will enhance play throughout the year and particularly during the heat of summer. The project, which began in July and is scheduled to be finished in September, also includes construction of a new par-3 and small re-routing that will make the former par-5 17th the new finishing hole. Pinehurst has replaced the current Penn G-2 bentgrass greens with MiniVerde Ultra Dwarf, a strain of Bermuda grass that has been installed with great success throughout the Southeast. This extremely durable strain will allow Pinehurst No. 1 to maintain smooth, consistent putting surfaces, including conditions far superior to bentgrass […]

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Wax, Erwin share lead in Woodcreek Classic

Wax, Erwin share lead in Woodcreek Classic

Narramore, Kizzire T3 one shot back Elgin, S.C. – August 30, 2012 – Daniel Wax and Chris Erwin fired 10-under 62s in the opening round of the Woodcreek Classic sponsored by Cigna and held a share of the lead in the NGA TOUR event at the end of the first round on Thursday. Erwin, a Valdosta State alumnus from Spring Hill, Tenn., went bogey-free around The Members Club at Woodcreek in the first round and poured in 10 birdies on the par-72, 7,002-yard course. Erwin, who shot a 59 in NGA TOUR competition in 2010, is searching for his first victory on the NGA TOUR.   Wax, a former University of Denver standout from Marina Del Ray, Calif., shot a […]

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CofC Women’s Golf to Host Cougar Classic

CofC Women’s Golf to Host Cougar Classic

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s golf team will host one of the most competitive tournaments in the country this year as they are set to put on the Cougar Classic, Sept. 9-11 at Yeamans Hall Club. Tournament Information This year’s tournament will mark the 10th anniversary of the event. This year’s field will include 10 of the top 15 teams from the 2012 NCAA Championship, including each of the top five from the championship.   “We are very excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this great event,” CofC head coach Jamie Futrell said. “This has become one of the most competitive tournaments in the country and we are excited to start our season with the best […]

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NGA TOUR ready for Woodcreek Classic

NGA TOUR ready for Woodcreek Classic

Heavy hitters turn out for annual event   Myrtle Beach, S.C. – August 28, 2012 – It’s been said time and time again that if you can compete on the NGA TOUR you can compete on any tour. The same thing could be said about players in the Woodcreek Classic sponsored by Cigna.   Over the past five years, players that contended for wins in the annual NGA TOUR event at The Members Club at Woodcreek and WildeWood have gone on to earn victories on the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour.   After competing in the 2010 Woodcreek Classic, Ted Potter Jr. played his way onto the Web.com Tour, where he racked up two wins and a PGA TOUR card […]

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Seahawks Women’s Golf Announce 2012-13 Schedule

Seahawks Women’s Golf Announce 2012-13 Schedule

Two home tournaments, visits to several familiar stops and a trio of new events comprise the 2012-13 women's golf schedule.

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