Golf News – August 6, 2019

Nippon Shaft Player Earns PGA Tour Card with Win in California

CARLSBAD, CA – The winner of the Ellie Mae Classic used Nippon Shaft N.S.PRO MODUS³ Tour prototype steel shafts in his iron  to record his first victory on the Korn Ferry Tour and secure full PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2019-20 season.

The 28-year-old out of Brigham Young led the field in greens in regulation at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California en route to a 17-under par finish with rounds of 66-65-65-67—263. He did not make a bogey in his final round, which he started one shot behind the leader.

It was the 34th victory this year for the MODUS³ series and the 188th overall, according to company officials.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the Ellie Mae Classic on his very important victory,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft.  “Nippon Shaft is proud that he felt he could rely on Nippon Shaft products to compete in one of the more important tournaments of his career to this point. We wish him all the best as he continues to pursue his PGA TOUR dream.”

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Test Drive A BIG MAX Cart Across The U.S.

TACOMA, WA – Europe’s #1 Push Cart brand, BIG MAX, is giving golfers across the U.S. the chance to try out one of its award winning push carts at no cost this summer with its Test Drive program.

35 venues across 13 states have taken up the program that enables golfers to take a BIG MAX push cart out for a test round. BIG MAX hopes that golfers across the country will get to experience first hand the multiple health and game benefits of pushing along with all of the benefits unique to pushing a BIG MAX cart.

Rick Oldach, CEO of BIG MAX USA explains, “Using a push cart enables golfers to get the health benefits of walking 4 or 5 miles whilst keeping stress and fatigue from the back and shoulders that can come from carrying your clubs. And with BIG MAX you get the added benefit of 25 years of innovative engineering that makes them a breeze to push, simple to fold and store in the smallest of spaces, and full of features that make life on course easier. We’re delighted to offer golfers the chance to see for themselves what they could get from using a BIG MAX push cart, and have no doubt that once they try one, they’ll never go back!”

From California to New Jersey and Minnesota to Texas BIG MAX carts are waiting to be test driven by golfers who are curious to try out a push cart and want to start with the brand that Europe – the continent of walking golfers – has chosen as their No. 1 brand for the past 20 years.

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TPC Danzante Bay to Hold Two-Person Team Challenge Golf Tournament

LORETO, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO — TPC Danzante Bay and neighboring Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto are holding the inaugural Two-Person Team Challenge, to be held October 6 to October 10 on the spectacular Rees Jones-designed golf course along the Sea of Cortez on the east coast of the Baja Peninsula.

While there will be spirited competition and prizes, this first-ever event will be great fun and give lucky two-person teams the opportunity to challenge and enjoy one of the world’s most acclaimed new golf courses. The 18 holes of TPC Danzante Bay traverse a shifting landscape of canyon, cliff, and beach that is as awe-inspiring as it is strategic.

A limited number of two-person teams will play three rounds of golf (one practice round and two rounds of competition) and enjoy other golf-related activities. The five-night tournament package includes:

  • Deluxe Suite accommodations at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto
  • Welcome cocktail party on the stunning 17th hole
  • Steak and baked potato dinner, followed by cigar and scotch tasting on the patio at Casa Mia Restaurant
  • Two buffet breakfasts at Market Restaurant
  • Three 18-hole rounds of golf (NET Stableford scoring used for two tournament rounds)
  • Two-course Mexican Lunch at Casa Club
  • Two-course BBQ Lunch at Casa Club
  • Four-Course awards dinner at Danzante Restaurant
  • Selection of one of the following activities: additional 18-hole round of golf, an 80-minute massage at Sabila Spa, or ATV tour
  • Tax and Services

The 4,447-acre resort sits on a sprawling stretch of beach along Danzante Bay, where the natural habitat includes 900 species of fish. In addition to golf, resort guests can enjoy world-class fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, tennis, and hiking.

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto is just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Alaska Airlines. It’s accessible seasonally with direct WestJet flights from Calgary and from destinations within Mexico via Calafia and Volaris Airlines.

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Michael Feland

Born in Houston, TX, raised in New Orleans, LA, Mike and his family currently live in Orlando, FL. Mike is a First Tee Level 1 Certified instructor and enjoys sharing his love for the game with the Orlando area youth that participate in The First Tee of Central Florida program.

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