Golf News – June 9, 2017

RICKIE FOWLER’S PUMA GOLF STYLE FOR THE 2017 US OPEN

Rickie Fowler will be styling each day at the 2017 US Open Championship, dressed head-to-toe in apparel, accessories and footwear from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘17 Collection. Fowler will be sporting a green & yellow staff bag, a nod to the Green Bay Packers, with the US Open being played in Wisconsin.

View the SS’17 collection here: http://www.cobragolf.com/pumagolf/collections/ss17.

Bridgestone Golf Releases Patriotic Themed Hats, Bags And Headcovers

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator and manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – is celebrating the season’s second major championship with the release of limited edition, USA-themed hats, bags and headcovers.

Each piece is specially designed in a red, white and blue color scheme and available at select retailers or through Bridgestone Golf’s website at bridgestonegolf.com. Details on the new lines include:

• “USA Collection” Headwear – Structured performance polyester cap with bold base color in either navy blue or red with decorative stars and stripes and Bridgestone’s logo embroidered on the front ($24)

• Bags – Three models:
o Staff Bag – Replica of what Bridgestone staff players will use during the U.S. Open ($450)
o Stand Bag – High-quality craftsmanship; red, white, blue coloring ($299)
o Lightweight TourB Stand Bag – Just 4.2 pounds, perfect for walking ($159)

• Headcovers – Exact replicas of what Bridgestone Staff players will be using at Erin Hills, available in sets of three to accommodate a driver, fairway wood and hybrid ($99).

“We wanted to do something really special for our customers to commemorate the national championship,” says Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone Golf Clubs and Accessories Marketing Coordinator. “These special edition products capture the excitement and tradition associated with this event and allow our Tour Staff and fans to display their patriotism in a fun and fashionable way.”

Additional information on all Bridgestone Golf accessories can be found at bridgestonegolf.com/en-us/style.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus putting personal touch on new Banyan Cay Course in West Palm Beach, Fla.

West Palm Beach, Fla. – The vision of golf’s greatest champion and one of the world’s most acclaimed golf course designers is taking shape in the heart of West Palm Beach, Fla. Jack Nicklaus, the winner of a record 18 career major championships and whose legacy as a player can only be rivaled by his legacy as a global golf course designer, toured his Signature Golf Course at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf, as he and his Nicklaus Design team continue to fine-tune the fairways, greens and bunkers. Nicklaus is leading the design of West Palm Beach’s most-anticipated new championship golf course.

The Banyan Cay Resort & Golf property includes a boutique luxury hotel, featuring 150 rooms and suites; a world-class spa and wellness center; expansive resort pools and cabana areas; and multiple dining options. The resort will be a four-star facility operated by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, widely recognized as one of the world’s leading luxury boutique operators.

The centerpiece at Banyan Cay is the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course—the highest tier of offering from Nicklaus Design, the world’s leading design firm. Mr. Nicklaus, who has personally been involved with nearly 300 golf course designs worldwide, is overseeing the design and development of the course.

With field book in hand, Nicklaus surveyed all 18 holes, adjusting fairways and bunker shapes. Walking the greens, he inspected lines of sight, water hazards, and all other elements of the course, parts of which are now being grassed. The Banyan Cay Course will offer elevations and movement perfect for a seasoned golfer to enjoy. The course is projected to open in the fall of 2017, with the resort amenity projected to open in late 2018.

Visitors to Banyan Cay Resort & Golf will be playing in the shadow of greatness. Every swing and putt will put players in the footsteps of the game’s most celebrated champion. Each hole is the result of the personal vision of the Golden Bear.

Meanwhile, Banyan Cay Resort & Golf also released a new and exciting video Fridayshowing a bird’s eye view of the course.

Marriott’s Grande Vista Golf Club Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Family Golf Festival With Free Golf For Families On Saturday, June 10th

Complimentary tee times for family golf foursomes from 9:30 – 11:00am; Marriott Golf Academy instructors to capture swing analysis on tee-box with Trackman system

Orlando, FL – June 7, 2017… In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Marriott’s International Family Golf Festival, golfers of all ages and abilities are invited to join their family members at Marriott’s Grande Vista Golf Club/Marriott Golf Academy (12001 Avenida Verde • Orlando, Florida 32821) on Saturday June 10th, for a special day on the links, highlighted by Free Golf.

Complimentary tee times are available for families golfing together, on a first come, first served basis. Families are encouraged to call the golf shop at 407-238-7677 to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival, which aligns with Marriott’s commitment to player development programs, enables golfing families to tee-it up together in a welcoming environment. Additionally, PGA Professionals & Marriott Golf Academy Certified instructors will be stationed on a tee box to capture swing analysis from all participants, using the Trackman System.

Following golf, all participants will receive a voucher for a limited $10 lunch menu in The Grill. For more information on the Family Golf Festival or to book your tee time, call the golf shop at 407-238-7677.

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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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