Golf News – July 17, 2019

STITCH® Launches SL2™ Golf Bag

APEX, NC – STITCH Golf expands its golf bag family with the launch of the SL2 carry golf bag incorporating a unique blend of design and function to meet the needs of today’s serious golfer.

“Created for the weekend warrior who plays hard and prefers walking, the Tour inspired SL2 is the perfect walking bag,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “We are proud to introduce the SL2 as our next generation of golf bags, following the SL1, the perfect caddie bag, and our STITCH Tour bag.

“When designing the SL2 we focused our efforts on form and functionality without sacrificing style,” added King. “Inspired by racing, the SL2 looks and performs like our tour bag with the same Stitch blue, orange, and navy color cues, embodying STITCH’s golf lifestyle ethos.”

Constructed with STITCH’s Touring Fabric, a proprietary material with the strength of leather, but more light weight, durable, and water resistant, the SL2, $368, also has the versatility of interchangeable single and double straps with the convenience of a stand.  Weighing only four pounds, the SL2 is extremely lightweight, yet with multiple dividers, can easily accommodate a full set of 14 clubs. Add in optimal storage, and the SL2 provides the ultimate in comfort, efficiency, and mobility.

Additional features of the SL2 include:

  • Full length apparel pocket
  • A felt lined pocket for valuables and insulated beverage pocket
  • Water and stain resistant with sealed zippers
  • Single and double strap included
  • 4-way divider with lift-assisted handles
  • Gunmetal hardware and finishes
  • Designed with STITCH tour colors and sonic welded branding
  • Detachable rain hood

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Garmany Golf Offers Northern Ireland Travel Experience

CHICAGO, IL – The splendor of Northern Ireland is on full display this week as the country hosts the best golfers in the world and the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club’s Dunluce Links in County Antrim, just northwest of Belfast.

It’s no wonder Northern Ireland is quickly rising on the list of most desired places in the world to visit – particularly for those who embrace bucket list golf and unforgettable experiences.

To commemorate the occasion, Garmany Golf is offering a special promotion for travelers who wish to experience all this country has to offer. Garmany Golf is offering a 10% discount on the full Experience to any group of four or more that books a minimum 7-night Northern Ireland Golf Experience before July 31, 2019. Travel must occur within 18 months of booking and is subject to availability.

There is something for everyone in Northern Ireland—stunning coastlines, jaw-dropping scenery, great shopping, emerging culinary experiences at world-class restaurants, a remarkable history and culture, medieval castles, one-of-a kind tourist attractions, a lively music scene, and incredible bucket list golf.  This is not the Northern Ireland of 30 years ago, although its rich history has woven the fabric of the renaissance we experience today.  This is the Northern Ireland that has given us golf greats Graeme McDowell, Rory McIIroy, David Feherty, Darren Clarke, as well as Game of Thrones and Van Morrison.

There are literally dozens of other fantastic courses, lovely hotels, and attractions that grace Northern Ireland.

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PGA Golf Club to Host 2020 Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships

Boys Junior PGA Championship – July 13-16, 2020
Girls Junior PGA Championship – July 28-31, 2020

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, will host both the Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships in 2020. The Boys Junior PGA Championship will be contested July 13-16, 2020. The Girls will follow on July 28-31, 2020. Each event features 144 players in a four-round, 18-hole, stroke-play format.

Both Championships have been springboards for many of the PGA and LPGA Tours’ most accomplished players. Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Phil Mickelson have competed on the Boys side, while the list of past Girls Junior PGA winners includes Major Champions Inbee Park, Ariya Jutanugarn and Lexi Thompson.

Owned and operated by the PGA of America, PGA Golf Club is home to three distinct golf courses – the Wanamaker, Ryder and Dye – designed by renowned architects Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. The Wanamaker Course will host both Championships.

Last year, Yealimi Noh captured the Girls Junior PGA Championship with a dominating, record-setting performance at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Kentucky. Meanwhile, Akshay Bhatia became the first back-to-back winner in Boys Junior PGA Championship history, secured with a greenside chip-in eagle on the 72nd hole at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Both players, who were part of the victorious 2018 United States Junior Ryder Cup Team, have set their sights on professional playing careers. Noh made an impressive Top 10 finish in her LPGA Tour debut just over a week ago, while Bhatia competed in a PGA Tour event earlier this year.

Following the completion of the 2020 Girls PGA Championship, the six boys and six girls selected to the United States Junior Ryder Cup Team will be announced, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020.

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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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