Golf News – July 12, 2016


Rory McIlroy will be chasing his fifth major victory and his second Claret Jug at The Open Championship, the oldest of the four golf majors, starting July 14 at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.  Nike athletes joining McIlroy include Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, David Duval, Tony Finau, Russell Henley, Jamie Lovemark, Francesco Molinari, Ross Fisher, Seung Yul Noh, Thorbjorn Olesen and Tommy Fleetwood.  You can find their Nike 2016 Open Championship looks here.


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OPEN_RMcIlroy_Sat_square_1600OPEN_RMcIlroy_Sun_square_1600Saturday, Sunday.  You can find on Rory’s Nike 2016 Open Championship looks here.


16_07_langb_546040574_2000x1125NIPPON SHAFT WINS U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 11, 2016) – The winner of the U.S. Women’s Open used Nippon Shaft’s N.S. PRO 950GH steel shafts to a playoff victory at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California.

The 30-year-old champion from McKinney, Texas shot even par in the three-hole aggregate playoff.  The winner, who played her college golf at Duke, finished regulation play with a 72-hole total of 6-under par with rounds of 68-75-68-71—282.

The victory for which she earned $810,000 was her first this year and her second as a member of the LPGA Tour.

“Nippon Shaft would like to congratulate the winner of the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft “We are honored that she has been a long time user of our N.S. PRO 950GH,”

Nippon Shaft’s popularity on the world’s major golf tours grew significantly in 2015, with 106 players on the PGA and European Tours combined utilizing steel shafts built by the Japan-based golf shaft manufacturer, an increase of over 50 percent compared to the prior year when 70 major Tour pros used Nippon Shaft.

“Nippon Shaft is proud and gratified that player usage counts continue to grow on pace with the tournament results year after year on the world’s major golf tours,” said Fukuda.

In the 2014-15 season, Nippon Shaft players won 16 times on the world’s top tours, including the PGA TOUR, European Tour, Tour, Challenge Tour and the LPGA Tour.

the-glen-club-thkemperclubchampionshipKemperSports Announces KemperClub Championship

Third annual event to take place at Hawthorn Woods Country Club, The Glen Club and Royal Melbourne Country Club

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 12, 2015 – KemperSports announced today the dates for the third annual KemperClub Championship. The annual event will take place September 26-28, at Hawthorn Woods Country Club (September 26), The Glen Club (September 27) and Royal Melbourne Country Club (September 28) – all conveniently located along Chicago’s North Shore. Coming on the heels of two popular championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in fall 2014 and The Prairie Club in 2015, The KemperClub Championship is held annually at a rotating number of highly-rated golf courses in the KemperSports portfolio.

The event, which will consist of 40, 2-person teams competing in a four-ball format and flighted by handicaps, includes three tournament rounds, BBQ dinner on the patio at Hawthorn Woods and closing awards lunch at Royal Melbourne Country Club in addition to tee gifts and prizing. Out of town attendees receive preferred lodging rates at The Glen Club.

“We are excited to bring the third annual KemperClub Championship to three premier properties in our hometown,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “It is an honor to highlight three of our best private clubs in this championship.”

KemperClub is an initiative from KemperSports that is designed to engage customers with special promotions and events at KemperSports golf courses. KemperClub showcases unique experiences and events at more than 130 KemperSports properties across the country.

To sign up or for more information on the KemperClub Championship, visit or call 847.832.6401.

Matt Meeker

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