Golf News – May 17, 2017

Golf Pride Is Most Trusted Grip Brand At 2017 Players Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. … Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride Grips Division was the most used swing and putter grip brand at the 2017 PLAYERS Championship. By the numbers, 118 of 145 players (81%) in the tournament field trusted their games to Golf Pride swing grips.

Golf Pride was the preferred grip of the event’s top players with 25 of the Top 30 finishers choosing its grips. Throughout the tournament, the winner relied on the brand’s popular MCC model grips. The MCC is designed to offer two distinct performance advantages to each of a player’s hands. Engineered with high performance rubber in the lower hand, the grip provides enhanced feel and responsiveness. Brushed cotton technology (BCT®) cord in the upper hand offers moisture management and improved traction.

Each week, Golf Pride is the leading grip played from tee-to-green on the PGA TOUR with an average of 80% of pros choosing Golf Pride swing grips in each event, without any paid endorsements.

The MCC family of grips is currently available at retail and features a street price of $9.99 per grip. For more information on Golf Pride’s entire 2017 product offering, visit golfpride.com

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Unveils Exceptional Summer Golf Getaways

World-class accommodations, opportunity to play new Pete Dye-designed Shepherd’s Rock

(FARMINGTON, Pa.) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – the acclaimed luxury resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania – unveils an array of exceptional golf vacation packages available for memorable getaways this summer.

A recent recipient of the coveted “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest in the “Best Golf Resorts in the Americas” category, Nemacolin boasts two exceptional layouts designed by World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye – Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock, which will open to the public on July 12. The resort also offers 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes, world-class amenities, and five-star dining.

The resort’s “Double Dose of Dye Two Night” package is available beginning July 12 and starts at $595 double occupancy, per night. Guests enjoy two nights’ luxury accommodations, and a round of golf each on Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock. The “Double Dose of Dye One Night” starts at $875 double occupancy and is highlighted by overnight luxury accommodations and a round each on Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock.

Nemacolin’s “Stay-and-Play Golf Package” begins at $629 double occupancy, per night and features a round of golf on Mystic Rock or Shepherd’s Rock and overnight luxury accommodations.

All three packages above are based on double occupancy and available through the end of golf season. The offers additionally include cart and forecaddie fees, as well as locker room and range usage before play. A two-night minimum stay may be required over weekend or holiday dates, and seven-day advance reservations are required.

“Our summer stay-and-play packages are ideal for golfers to be among the first to play the dramatic new Shepherd’s Rock course,” says Mike Jones, director of golf and recreation. “When combined with our acclaimed Mystic Rock layout and world-class accommodations and resort amenities, Nemacolin offers golf vacations few destinations can match.”

In addition to two extraordinary courses, the Nemacolin Golf Academy offers an array of game improvement programming with Golf Digest “Top 100 Teacher” PGA Professional Eric Johnson, including: individual lessons, TrackMan® Golf Radar Solution, SAM Putt Lab, V1 Video System, BodiTracks, one-, two- and three-day golf schools, and one of the leading club-fitting centers on the East Coast. A commitment to growing the game also abounds, with numerous junior and family golf options.

A $35 resort fee (per room, per day) is required on all vacation golf packages, and includes valet parking, on-property shuttle service, fitness center access (not inclusive of wet areas), wireless internet, local and toll-free calls; outdoor pool access, in-room coffee or designated complimentary coffee areas, newspaper, art tours, Fallingbrook Mini Golf and hiking trails access.

For more information: nemacolin.com, 866.399.6957.

Hit The Road, Golfers: Omni’s ‘Guys Golf Getaway’ Package Made For Summer Road Trips

The whole gang gets VIP treatment at 11 outstanding golf destinations coast-to-coast

DALLAS (May 16, 2017) Omni Hotels & Resorts wants this summer to be all about golf and good friends, so it’s offering great golf packages for groups of “fore” or more at its 11 luxury destinations in the Omni Golf Collection.

Beginning today, the “Guys Golf Getaway” package features the full VIP treatment at the Omni golf resort of choice. That means playing in the footsteps of legends when teeing it up at historic tour venues like The Omni Homestead in Virginia, Omni Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, and Omni Bedford Springs in Pennsylvania, as well as iconic courses like Omni Tucson in Arizona or Omni La Costa in Carlsbad. And those are just a few of the great courses in the Omni Golf Collection.

The Guys Golf Getaway package includes access to all resort amenities, along with unlimited golf (per person/per night, including arrival/departure days) and an in-room welcome amenity featuring an Omni “Brewski Bucket” full of beer and chef’s selection of appetizers. Every member of the group also gets a $50 golf retail credit, daily breakfast, unlimited use of the resort’s practice facilities, and club storage.

Gal golfers and couples’ golf groups are welcome, as well—the more in the group, the merrier (and more competitive) it gets!

Package prices start at $275 per person (based on a three night stay) and vary by resort and visit dates.

Omni Hotels & Resorts offers golfers many great reasons to get the gang together for a golf trip, notably access to some of the finest courses in the United States. Located around the country, the Omni collection of courses offers a wide variety of scenic beauty and challenge, plus guaranteed fun for golfers of any and all skill levels.

Other properties in the Omni Golf Collection include Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Florida; Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Calif.; The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.; Omni Interlocken Hotel in Denver; Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida; and Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

For more information, visit www.omnihotels.com/destinations/golf or call 1-800-The-Omni (1-800-843-6664).

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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