Golf News – Cinco De Mayo, 2017

TecTecTec Unveils VProDLX 1K Laser Rangefinder With Advanced Optics

(Vannes, France) – TecTecTec – maker of technologically-advanced yet affordable laser rangefinders for golf which are Amazon’s No. 1 category seller – introduces the VPRODLX 1K, the company’s most advanced rangefinder to date, which can accurately measure distances up to 1000 yards away.

Precise within one yard, DLX 1K models feature an ultra-clear, multi-layered optical lens for excellent visual clarity and 6x magnification with diopter adjustment to ensure golfers can easily lock onto any object and receive exact yardages. The new models are available in standard ($199) and “S” editions ($249) featuring PinSlope Technology to calculate elevation-adjusted distance to the target.

All TecTecTec rangefinders feature three scanning modes – Pinsensor measures overlapping targets, including flagsticks and wooded areas; Target Priority displays distance of the closest subject; and Scan Mode helps read distances to hazards. The new VPRODLX 1K is available in red, white, black and silver color options.

“The technology in the rangefinder category has increased dramatically in recent years and our VPRODLX 1K offers tremendous performance at an unbeatable value,” says Renan Lore, Director of TecTecTec. “Our advanced optics make it extremely comfortable and easy for golfers to lock onto their target, especially at long distances.”

Weighing just 0.41 lbs., the VPRODLX 1K models are compact, water resistant and extremely durable. Included with purchase are a premium carrying pouch, CR2 battery, wrist strap and microfiber cleaning cloth.

Additional models in the company’s line-up include the VPRO500 and VPRO DLX. TecTecTec rangefinders are backed by a two-year warranty, 24/7 access to customer service and a full refund on products returned within 30 days of purchase.

The Sea Pines Resort Announces Vacation Packages Ideal For Canadian Travelers

New Air Canada direct flights from Toronto to Savannah / Hilton Head available through Oct. 15

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head’s premier vacation destination – announces an array of exceptional packages ideal for Canadian travelers to enjoy its world-class golf courses and amenities.

Air Canada – Canada’s largest domestic and international airline – has commenced direct service from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) starting May 1. The new route will offer one flight daily through Oct.15.

Ideal for experiencing iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, host of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, as well as acclaimed Heron Point by Pete Dye and the dramatic new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, the three-night “Villa Golf Package” starts at $218 (per person, per night, quad occupancy).

This offer features rounds on all three layouts with a stay in a two-bedroom deluxe villa complete with fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and living room. Complimentary afternoon replays on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes are also included, as well as warm-up range balls, two hours of tennis court time at The Sea Pines Racquet Club and access to the resort’s fitness center.

Another great option is the “Inn Golf Package.” Starting at $297 (per person, per night, double occupancy), it features play on all three courses with a luxury stay at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town – the resort’s award-winning 60-room boutique hotel. The offer includes all the features of the Villa Golf Package highlighted above, plus daily breakfast or lunch for each golfer at Links, an American Grill; private transportation to the first-class Sea Pines Beach Club; complimentary valet or self-parking; free adult bikes (with reduced rates on children’s bikes) and full access to the Inn’s luxurious pool.

Through Sept. 9, the resort’s Escape Vacation Package starts at $136 per night for weekly stays in a two-bedroom deluxe villa with a $100 resort credit (redeemable for golf, dining and activities), free golf for children 12 and younger on the Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes courses (with each paid adult round), and no charge for children 12 and younger on a 90-minute dolphin excursion cruise (with each paid adult). A wide array of homes and villas are offered.

Also included in the Escape Vacation Package are one complimentary beach family portrait session, 10% off spa treatments at LeSpa of Sea Pines (does not include spa packages or products), complimentary access for two at the Harbour Town Lighthouse, and a choice of one complimentary Eco-Adventure or resort activity for two people or a visit to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn.

“Our wide array of packages is ideal for our friends north of the border to take full advantage of the new Air Canada direct flights and enjoy our championship courses and world-class golf amenities,” says John Munro, Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing. “We’re proud that we provide one of the great resort vacation experiences in North America.”

The resort is also offering Summer Golf Specials from May 22 to Sept. 17 for tee times booked after 1 p.m. Play all three championship courses: Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III for $389 per person. Play Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III for $199 per person.

Not to be missed while at Sea Pines are visits to the spectacular new 44,000-square-foot Harbour Town Clubhouse, named the 2016 “Best New Public Clubhouse” by Golf Inc. Magazine. The resort’s 23,000-square-foot Plantation Golf Club was awarded the 2015 “New Clubhouse of the Year” by the same publication.

For more information: seapines.com, 866.561.8802.

PGA National Resort & Spa Announces ‘Summer Escape And Play Unlimited Golf Package’

Kids 12 and under stay, play golf and eat breakfast free

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – home of the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic and former Ryder Cup venue – announces its “Summer Escape and Play Unlimited Golf Package” for memorable getaways at exceptional rates.

From May 25 – Sept. 30 and starting at $94.50 (per person, per night, double occupancy) and $174 (per person, per night, single occupancy), this value-packed offer at South Florida’s premier golf destination features:

• Resort accommodations with new luxury bedding

• Full breakfast daily in the Palm Terrace restaurant

• One round of golf daily on the Fazio, Squire or Estates courses ($50 surcharge for play on The Champion Course)

• Complimentary replay round daily (replay round can be confirmed day of play. $50 surcharge for The Champion Course replay)

• 50% off daily golf clinics

• Access to therapeutic Waters of the World Mineral Pools at The Spa at PGA National

• $35 cart fee per person, per day

Additionally offered from May 25 – Sept. 30, “Kids 12 and Under Stay, Play Golf and Eat Breakfast Free.” Based on availability, children ages 12 and under of resort guests eat breakfast free with each accompanying adult breakfast purchased in the Palm Terrace restaurant. Kids 12 and under also receive complimentary golf after 2 p.m. with each accompanying adult golf round booked (cart fee applies). Taxes and resort fees are extra on the two offers mentioned above.

“Summertime is ideal to enjoy our incredible courses and world-class accommodations and resort amenities at great rates,” says Jane Broderick, Director of Golf. “We invite everyone to come visit us and discover firsthand why we’re at the pinnacle of South Florida golf destinations.”

The acclaimed Champion Course is regarded as one of the top layouts in the U.S. The Bear Trap (Nos. 15 – 17) is hailed by USA Today as “one of the toughest stretches in golf,” and known to strike fear into the hearts of golfers, professional and amateur alike. In addition to The Champion, PGA National showcases four additional layouts: The Palmer, Fazio, Squire and Estates courses.

The resort’s expansive 40,000-square-foot European-style spa is renowned as the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa recently underwent a revitalization to its pool deck complete with new furnishings as well as renovation of the sleek ladies’ lounge and wet room including all new sauna, steam rooms, indoor Jacuzzi and locker rooms.

Resort guests can also enjoy the new high-tech 33,000-square-foot Sports & Racquet Club featuring a wide array of fitness activities and classes including pickle ball and tennis on the 18 Har Tru tennis courts (11 lit for night play). Not to be missed is the striking zero-entry pool, chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant, and chic iBAR in its glamorous lobby.

For more on PGA National Resort & Spa: pgaresort.com, 800.863.2819.

Afternoon Delight Golf Package At Turnberry Isle Miami Is Marriott Golf’s Global Getaways Featured Package Of The Month

ORLANDO, Fla., May 2, 2017… As part of its national Global Getaways travel marketing program, Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, today announced the Afternoon Delight Golf Package at Turnberry Isle Miami is the portfolio’s featured golf package of the month.

The Afternoon Delight Golf Package at Turnberry Isle Miami, an Autograph Collection property in Aventura, Florida is highlighted by an arrival round of golf, followed by a round of Golf after 12pm during each night stay. Golfing travelers can tee-it-up at one of the two 18-hole championship courses, Soffer & Miller, originally designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and been re-imagined by famous golf icon Raymond Floyd.

In addition to golf, the package also includes complimentary range balls and an American buffet breakfast for two at CORSAIR kitchen and bar. Rates for this package start at $399 per night.

Global Getaways, the centerpiece of Marriott Golf’s travel marketing program, is a monthly e-newsletter that communicates to their consumer audience of 400,000+ leisure travelers. The e-newsletter highlights golf news, package deals, special offers and more from Marriott’s portfolio of properties

For more information on the Afternoon Delight Golf package, click here: bit.ly/2qeLzgC

May Is “Player Development Month” At Troon Facilities

Courses around the globe amplifying “Get Into Golf” opportunities and participating in “Let’s Play Golf Week” events

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 1, 2017) – In an effort to grow the game of golf, Troon has launched “Player Development Month” as Troon daily-fee facilities, private clubs and Troon Golf Academies around the world will join together to conduct more than 500 introductory golf clinics and “Get Into Golf” clinics throughout the month of May. 2017 marks the sixth year that Troon has promoted May as Player Development Month. Over the last six years thousands of golfers have been introduced to golf through fun, affordable and educational clinics at Troon facilities.

Additionally, a number of Troon-affiliated facilities are kicking off Player Development Month by participating in “Let’s Play Golf Week” during the first week of May. Golf Channel’s Morning Drive will serve as Let’s Play Golf Week’s on-air hub with special guests and in-show content featured on each of the themed days. Themed days include World’s Largest Golf Outing, Bring a Beginner Day, Family Golf Days and more.

“Troon facilities, associates and teaching professionals work tirelessly to grow the game and introduce new golfers to their respective clubs throughout the year,” said Mike Ryan, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, Troon. “In May our facilities ramp up the frequency of these introductory events in an effort to bring even more golfers to the game. This year we are excited to incorporate Let’s Play Golf Week activities to further enhance opportunities to get into the game and get connected with Troon-affiliated facilities.”

As part of Player Development Month, Troon facilities will be hosting numerous “Get Into Golf” clinics and activities. The Get Into Golf program, developed by Troon and introduced in 2016, provides all the tools necessary to give golf a test run, including golf clubs and golf balls, practice range time, a weekly ‘intro to golf’ clinic and ending with a three-hole test run – so participants can get a taste of what it’s like to be on a golf course in a friendly, fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Get Into Golf starts at just $39 at participating Troon facilities across the globe. For scheduling information, a full list of participating Troon courses, and to learn more about the Get Into Golf program, visit TroonGolf.com/GetIntoGolf.

For more information on Troon Player Development Month and a full list of clinics, visit TroonGolf.com/player-development.html. To learn more about all of Troon’s “grow the game initiatives,” visit PlayTroon.com.

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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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