Golf News – June 11, 2019


Lexi Thompson Wins 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic with Bridgestone TOUR B X Ball

COVINGTON, GA – Bridgestone Golf Tour team member Lexi Thompson continued one of the best Tour seasons in Bridgestone Golf’s history, with a dramatic come-from-behind victory at the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic. Thompson finished with a clutch eagle on the 18th hole to garner her 11th career LPGA victory and the 6th win for Bridgestone this season, including 5 with the TOUR B X golf ball.  Thompson’s victory vaults her to #1 on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list.

The TOUR B Series golf balls represent Bridgestone’s most technologically-advanced models to date. During development, company engineers used data from nearly 350,000 in-person ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each type of swing characteristics identified.

Returning to the scene of her professional debut just 9 years ago, Lexi carded a 12-under total of 201 to win the 54-hole event by two shots.  In testing the TOUR B X ball with the Bridgestone R&D team this past fall, Thompson optimized her fit and acquired an additional 5 yards off the tee with improved accuracy.  In addition, Thompson’s approach shots benefitted from her adoption of the TOUR B X as well, seeing a more preferred penetrating ball flight, perfect for cutting through the strong breezes of the Bay Course at Seaview all week.

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June Specials Abound at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel’s Circling Raven, Idaho’s No. 1 Rated Course

WORLEY, ID – Circling Raven Golf Club – the No. 1-rated public course in Idaho and amenity of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel – offers several June specials that run the gamut from Dad’s Day and merchandise specials, to 36 holes on the Summer Solstice and a TaylorMade Demo Day.

Friday, June 14 – Purchase select merchandise marked with flags in the award-winning golf shop – twice named the No. 1 golf shop nationally in the Resort Category by PGA of America – and save 15% – 25% off. While there, buy a gift card for Father’s Day and receive a free Circling Raven Signature Bag Tag.

Sunday, June 16 – Play Circling Raven with Dad on Father’s Day, two players for $150 (no age restrictions) – a savings of 15% on the two rounds – with $6 doubles all day.

Friday, June 21 – Can’t get enough golf? Be sure to play Circling Raven on the year’s longest day, when your first round is the normal rate ($99), your second round is $40 per person, and your same-day third round is free. Plus, get 15% off lunch between rounds.

Sunday, June 23 – TaylorMade Demo Day is an ideal time to try the iconic golf company’s equipment. If you spend $500 on TaylorMade equipment, you’ll get two rounds at Circling Raven for the price of one. Spend $1,000 and receive one complimentary round.

In addition to the June specials, Circling Raven is distinctly exceptional year-round. The esteemed golf club is such a great value that it ranked No. 17 in Golf Digest’s bang-for-your-buck list “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses Re-Ranked by Price.” This, thanks to peak green fees at $99 with GPS mounted cart and unlimited range balls at the 25-acre practice facility.

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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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