Golf News – January 19, 2021

PXG Grows Its Tour Presence in 2021, Adding 8 PGA TOUR Players to Its Professional Roster

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PXG – the global golf company dedicated to developing high-performance equipment and apparel – started 2021 with a bang. The company kicked-off the year with the introduction of its game-changing Science of Sexy formula and All-New PXG 2021 0211 Collection. Continuing the momentum, PXG has revealed its official 2021 PGA TOUR roster, which includes eight new players. The recent additions bring PXG’s list of PGA TOUR professionals to 14.

Joining the PXG Troops this year are:

  • Jim Herman
  • Sung Kang
  • Danny Lee
  • Luke List
  • Henrik Norlander
  • Adam Schenk
  • Kyle Stanley
  • Hudson Swafford

On joining PXG, three-time PGA TOUR winner Jim Herman shared, “I have played with PXG staff players in the past, and I have always been intrigued with how I would play with PXG equipment. Once I swung PXG Irons, I instantly knew I needed them in my bag.”

Sung Kang, PGA and OneAsia Tour winner, added, “PXG makes some of the best performing equipment in golf. I know, with the support of Bob Parsons, his team, and PXG clubs, that I am going to be able to take my game to the next level!”

PXG has also notably expanded its support of the Korn Ferry Tour, adding six new players. The professional golfers joining current PXG staffers Scott Langley and Grant Hirschman include:

  • Kevin Dougherty
  • Nicolas Echavarria
  • KK Limbhaust
  • Justin Lower
  • Seth Reeves
  • Charlie Saxon

“Between grit and their love of the game, every one of these new players brings something special to the course,” said PXG founder and CEO Bob Parsons. “We are proud to welcome them all to the PXG Troops and honored that they have chosen to put PXG in play.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the PXG Team. Their innovation is best in class, and their commitment to constantly push the envelope in developing the best clubs possible and break boundaries is what attracted me to them,” two-time PGA TOUR winner Kyle Stanley stated. “It’s a great feeling knowing I have an entire company behind me, committed to helping me play my best.”

Since its inception in 2014, PXG has continued its mission to make uncompromising, high-performance equipment that helps elevate enjoyment on the course for golfers at every level.

Visit PXG Golf HERE

Youth on Course Expands Affordable Junior Golf Access Across All 50 States

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Youth on Course — the non-profit organization dedicated to opening doors, supporting dreams and transforming the lives of young people through opportunities on and off the golf course – is expanding nationwide, bringing life-changing growth and learning experiences to 2.8 million junior golfers across all 50 states.

Leading up to this moment and amidst a pandemic, 2020 was historic for the organization. A few notable highlights include:

  • A 56% increase in membership, now totaling more than 120,000 and eclipsing one million rounds played
  • Subsidized a total of 400,000 rounds, an 100% increase from the previous year and generating a total of $2.8M back to golf courses from unused tee times
  • Amidst a challenging year, fundraising support exceeded expectations with nearly $1M generated from the 100 Hole Hike and the establishment of a long-term partnership with NBC Sports’ GolfNow which includes a RoundUp donations program and development of a custom booking engine

Juniors nationwide ages 6-18 may sign up for a Youth on Course membership at www.youthoncourse.org/join.  In partnership with Allied Golf Associations, GolfNow, PGA and LPGA Sections and golf course management companies, Youth on Course will sign on facilities in more than 10 new regions throughout the year to provide expanded access to affordable play and off-course growth and learning experiences.

“We are incredibly delighted by the successes our nonprofit had in 2020 and are thrilled to increase the momentum in 2021 with the initiation of our nationwide membership,” says Michael Lowe, vice president of programs for Youth on Course. “Knowing all the benefits that come with our sport, more and more families are introducing their children to golf, and Youth on Course is keeping kids involved into their teen years and beyond. Establishing a footprint in all 50 states is a testament to the positive influence Youth on Course has been for juniors over the years.”

For individual courses looking to join Youth on Course’s network, general managers and head professionals can sign up their facilities by filling out an online interest form. In return, facilities will receive subsidies for each round played at $5 or less during one of the designated times for Youth on Course members.

Fueling the golf industry, Youth on Course subsidizes rounds for members and puts money back into allied golf associations and individual courses. The organization’s structure helps golf courses fill typically unused tee times and garner additional revenue with more than 40% of members playing with paying adults. The amount reimbursed back to participating courses has almost doubled in the past year, reaching close to $2.8 million this year alone and totaling nearly $8 million dating back to 2005.

Visit Youth on Course HERE

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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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