Golf News – March 14, 2014

Golf News – March 14, 2014


Every, Lee, Perez, and Chalmers share first-round at Valspar Champ’ship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Matt Every made the best of the worst conditions Thursday at Innisbrook. Danny Lee, finally, seems to be playing good golf in any weather.

They were among a four-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the Valspar Championship, a day so challenging that 3-under 68 was the highest score to lead after the first round in the 14-year history of this event.

Pat Perez and Greg Chalmers also had 68s to share the lead.

To read the complete story, click HERE.


Black Magic Wedge Available At Golf Fest San Diego

Westminster, CO:  Black Magic Golf will be on hand at the upcoming San Diego Golf Fest at Oak North Golf Course in Rancho Bernardo, California.  The company will be allowing golfers of all levels to hit their collection of Black Magic Hybrid Wedges.  The hybrid golf clubs are available in several lofts starting with the 37º hybrid approach iron perfect for high, soft shots from 120 – 150 yards for most men and 90 – 130 yards for women. Two hybrid pitching wedge lofts at 48 and 52º help people with long bunker shots, and green side shots from rough or deep grass, not to mention perfect pitch shots with spin.  The Black Magic Wedge is best known in 56º and 60º lofts to help golfers hit consistent, easy shots out of sand traps and deep grass around the greens.

The company encourages anyone wanting to see why hybrid wedges are so well designed to help them score better to visit Golf Fest in San Diego and the upcoming Las Vegas Golf Fest.  “We will have the ability to hit all the shots you need to score better and can create different shots using our wedges to show golfers how well they perform.  Our hybrid face forward wedges are really game changers for most people who try them in a demo day setting,” mentions Brad Cochran, General Manager of Black Magic Golf.

Golf Fest San Diego is one of the larger regional golf expos in the country, offering people golf club discounts and deals on golf rounds, clothing and new technology for their game like Black Magic Hybrid Wedges.  Golfers will get free rounds of golf for attending and have a chance at big prizes and sample merchandise from golf’s biggest companies.  Black Magic will be offering some special deals on hybrid wedge sets and bonus items for those who purchase.

“We make it easy for golfers to try out the Black Magic Hybrid Wedge at Golf Fest or people can take them home and if they choose we will allow a full refund.  We say Love It or Return It, no questions asked.  Plus we are giving everyone a chance to win an awesome Alphard Golf Bag who purchases a Black Magic Wedge at Golf Fest in March and April or online at,” Cochran added.

Black Magic Golf stresses that players ought to take the time to find the best fit for their needs.  The company will build the wedges to your specifications and they offer oversize grip options as well.  Black Magic has a partnership with Jumbo Max golf grips and will offer the Midsize and Larger grips as an option with the hybrid wedge purchase.  The company prides itself on the high level of quality of its products and the benefits those clubs give to people of all skill levels.

First Tee

The First Tee Of Orange County Announces Its Participation In The PGA Champions Tour 2014 Toshiba Classic

ANAHEIM, CA. – March 11, 2014 – The First Tee of Orange County, CA, a non-profit organization formed to impact the young people of Orange County, is pleased to announce that the chapter will have an on-site presence at the largest and most exciting event in Orange County, the PGA Champions Tour 2014 Toshiba Classic.

Most PGA Tour events are structured as a non-profit entity with the majority of the proceeds benefiting charity and PGA Champions Tour Toshiba Classic is an outstanding example of that. It is owned and operated by the Hoag Hospital Foundation, which has raised over 16 million dollars for charity. In addition to supporting Hoag, The Toshiba Classic and Toshiba America, Inc. use this tournament as a platform to benefit the Orange County community which is far reaching. It includes schools, charities as well as the economy.

According to The First Tee of Orange County President Tim Casey, “Participating in The Toshiba Classic provides us an opportunity to reach out one-on-one to potential participants as well as potential volunteers. Our entire team at The First Tee of Orange County thanks the charitable group at The Toshiba Classic for their generosity to the community and for letting our program benefit by it.”

The First Tee of Orange County booth will be located at the entrance of the event amongst the other booths and will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 14th through March 16th. Please visit us there to learn more about the program. The PGA Champions Tour 2014 Toshiba Classic is held from March 10th through March 16th at the Newport Beach County Club in Newport Beach, CA. Tickets can be purchased at Roger Dunn stores around Orange County or at the Main Admission Gate at the Newport Beach County Club.

The First Tee of Orange County impacts the young people in the Orange County community through its life skills education and character training. Each of these participants will be introduced to the lifelong sport of golf while learning skills such as goal-setting, managing emotions and resolving conflicts. The program emphasizes Nine Core Values™ (confidence, responsibility, respect, honesty, judgment, perseverance, sportsmanship, integrity, and courtesy) at every level of instruction.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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