Golf News – March 12, 2019

Puma Golf Ambassadors Rickie Fowler, Bryson Dechambeau and Gary Woodland Will Dress to Impress for The 2019 Players Championship

CARLSBAD, CA – Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland will be dressed to the nines each day at THE PLAYERS Championship in apparel and footwear from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘19 Collection. With the new dates for THE PLAYERS, the final round of tournament play will end on St. Patrick’s Day.

Rickie’s Limited-Edition Clover P Cap on Sunday and the custom COBRA x Vessel Tour Staff Bag that will give a nod to the celebratory day.

Bryson will use a custom COBRA x Vessel Tour Staff bag, inspired by the Pot O’ Gold. A limited number of these Stand Bags, with the same detailing, will be sold at pumagolf.com. The bag features gold details, and a four-leaf clover design on the ball pocket.

Gary will continue to wear pieces from PUMA’s Volition America Collection, benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation. See details for looks for all three PUMA athletes this week:

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Lamkin Wins at Arnold Palmer Invitational

SAN DIEGO, CA – Lamkin Corporation – the original manufacturer of premium golf grips – would like to congratulate the winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on his victory this weekend that was sealed with a faultless final round of 64 and sees him continue his remarkable form of the last 12 months.

Equipped with Lamkin’s TS1 grips, on his swinging clubs and Lamkin’s Deep Etched putter grip, the winner played stunning golf all day, racking up eight birdies, including a monster 43 foot birdie putt on the last to secure the win.

The winners Lamkin TS1 grips, in a customized Blue color, feature Lamkin’s revolutionary GENESIS compound and utilize FINGERPRINT TECHNOLOGY micro-textures for unmatched feel and responsiveness. A reduced-taper shape reduces excess grip tension for a more fluid swing. The Tour-inspired TS1 is exceptionally durable and maintains a consistent feel in all weather conditions.

The Deep Etched Putter grip features a prominent horizontally etched pattern and a traditional sized, paddle shape. The surface texture, profile and firmer material make it an ideal choice for players who want a grip that delivers maximum feel and shot feedback.

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Callaway Apparel Ambassador Showcases Spring 2019 Aruba Collection at THE PLAYERS Championship

CARSLBAD, CA – Callaway Apparel announces that ambassador Talor Gooch will be wearing Callaway Apparel’s Spring 2019 Aruba Collection in THE PLAYERS Championship being held this week at TPC Sawgrass. Gooch’s looks will utilize navy and white bases mixed with vibrant pops of Aruba Blue and Sharp Green. Gooch’s Sunday look, that includes a pair of pink Oxford pants, is a nod to the past in which the tournament would end on Mother’s Day.

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Sage Run at Island Resort & Casino Ready to Open Full-Time this Spring

HARRIS, MI – Sage Run at Island Resort & Casino, on May 31, will be the third new golf course to open in Michigan in the last three years.

Mancilla said the building of Sweetgrass at the Hannahville Indian community resort answered the need for an additional amenity for resort guests, but it also brought about increased demand by golfing guests

Sweetgrass, a flowing prairie links style course with gentle rolling hills, fun and challenging greens and beautiful fescue grasses, has been a big hit since opening in 2008 Sweetgrass is part of the “Road to the LPGA” with its Symetra Tour Island Resort Championship (June 21-23) featuring the future of women’s professional golf.

Mancilla said Albanese is an architect who lets the land dictate what the designs of his courses will be, and at Sage Run the land is 180 degrees in contrast to the land where Sweetgrass was created.

“Sage Run is 75 percent through great trees, very dramatic up and down through the hills with some great long holes going down the hills and some great short holes going up the hills; It’s a lot different.”

Albanese said his company’s design philosophy is to never try to force a design and they stayed true to it at Sage Run. A natural drumlin, or elongated hill or ridge formed by glacial ice long ago, is the primary feature on Sage Run.Natural long grasses edge the bunkers, and some of the short par 4s have blind shots to the greens. Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, rated among the world’s top courses, served as inspiration.

The Sage Run name pays homage for the Hannahville Indian Community to the Potawatomi tribal traditions.

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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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