Golf News – June 30, 2016

2155707Marriott Golf Academy Brings Back Popular Free Lodging Promotion For Summer Golf Season

Free lodging packages available at Marriott Vacation Club Resorts in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert, Calif. featuring spacious & luxurious villas with all the comforts of home

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 28, 2016 … The acclaimed Marriott Golf Academy, with locations at Marriott’s Grande Vista resort in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort in Palm Desert, Calif., today announced the return of its popular FREE LODGING promotion (marriottgolfacademy.com/summer-promotions.html), which will be available now through October 2nd, with any 2 or 3-day golf school package.

Located in highly desirable vacation destinations, all 2 and 3-day golf school packages at Marriott Golf Academy include accommodations in a spacious and luxurious 1 bedroom villa, fully equipped with all the comforts of home and complemented by an assortment of on-site amenities and activities for golf groups, couples or the entire family. (Special rates on 2-bedroom villa upgrades and extra night add-ons, if available).

Available for golfers of all skill levels, from low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage to newcomers seeking an introductory golf experience that is matched to their needs, the 2-day and 3-day golf school packages are taught at a maximum 4-to-1 ratio to ensure each student receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

The 2-day school includes 8 hours of golf instruction, while the 3-day school includes 12 hours of golf instruction, each with a focus on full swing techniques, essential areas of the short game, putting and on-course instruction. Each respective 2-day and 3-day golf school also includes unlimited access to championship golf and practice facilities, an equipment evaluation, video swing analysis with access to the web-based Alumni Clubhouse and daily lunch with the golf instructor.

Located just minutes away from the family attractions exclusive to Orlando, Marriott Golf Academy, adjacent to Marriott’s Grande Vista resort, boasts a 35-acre instructional facility offering full swing and short game areas, a 9-hole golf course, Swing Analysis Studio and the Club Fitter’s Workshop™, while serving as the ultimate family vacation destination.

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort is located in the scenic Coachella Valley, a popular international destination for golf aficionados set against the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert, Calif. The golf resort, which boasts unmatched amenities for the whole family, is complemented by a world-class practice facility, a state-of-the-art swing studio, Club Fitter’s Workshop™ and an 18-hole championship golf course.

For more information on the limited time FREE LODGING promotion or other golf school packages, please visit marriottgolfacademy.com or call 855-642-2369.

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Fore In A Row!!

Vista, Calif. – June 27, 2016 – Fujikura Golf, recognized for designing and producing the world’s best performance golf shafts, proudly announces the company has been associated with another PGA Tour win.

Fujikura is back at it again with another win on the PGA Tour. Not only did the champion use Speeder Evolution and Motore Speeder 8.8 HB but there were 6 Fujikura shafts in the Top 10. The winner circle is becoming the norm and more players are trusting Fujikura on a week in week out basis. With the victory this week at the Quicken Loans National Fujikura has momentum by their side posting 4 wins in a row.

“The team at Fujikura wants to first and foremost thank the winner for their military service and also congratulate him on an amazing win this past weekend.” commented Fujikura Golf Product and Technical Services Coordinator Marshall Thompson.

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Ollie Schniederjans On Deck To The PGA Tour With First Professional Victory On Web.com

Los Alamitos, CA, June 30, 2016 – Haus Of Grey, LLC., the holding company to MATTE GREY and HEATHER GREY brands congratulates Ollie Schniederjans on his first professional victory at the Air Capital Classic in Wichita on the Web.com Tour this past Sunday, all but securing his PGA Tour card for the upcoming 2016 / 2017 season.

Schniederjans, the former #1 world ranked amateur, matched the course record on Saturday with a 61 to take a two-stroke lead going into the final round. Shooting a 67 on Sunday totaling 17-under for the week lead to a three-way playoff. Schniederjans won the event with a 18-foot birdie putt on the second hole of the playoff. The victory marked his fourth Top-10 this year and bumped him to 3rd on the Web.com Tour Money List.

On earning his PGA Tour status, Schniederjans stated during an interview, “I can’t believe how much I’ve learned this year. I never would’ve thought I had this much to get better at and this much to learn. I needed this year on the Web.com Tour, honestly. I don’t think I was ready for the PGA Tour. Maybe I could’ve been ready, but I wasn’t at my best. This year, I’ve gotten so many things in order. I feel like I’m going out there the best version of myself.”

Travis Johnson, Founder of Haus of Grey, said of the former Georgia Tech star, “At the moment this could appear to be a pinnacle moment for Ollie, but I can tell you that his game has only trended upward since we began following his amateur career to now, and that this is just the beginning of what he is going to achieve in his professional career. In my 8 years of building apparel brands and my 27 years of playing competitive golf, I’ve only witnessed a few as talented as Ollie. On behalf of our company and our North American retailers, I can tell you that we are all ecstatic to be in a position to support Ollie’s image as he continues to grow his legacy in the game and within our men’s brand, Matte Grey.”

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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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