Golf News – May 4, 2018


FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – Oakley announced the signing of professional golfer and PGA Tour player, Austin Cook. As part of the new partnership, Cook will wear the brand’s performance and lifestyle apparel and eyewear.

While training and playing on the PGA Tour, Cook will wear Flak Draft with Prizm™ lenses. Oakley Prizm™ is a revolutionary lens technology, grounded in decades of research, that has turned eyewear into essential sports equipment. Oakley has two golf specific lens options: Prizm Golf and Prizm Dark Golf. Both lenses are engineered to dramatically enhance detail and help improve performance, and the technology provides ultra-precise color tuning for specific environments.

“I am thrilled to be joining Team Oakley, as I am a huge fan of the brand’s sport and lifestyle products,” said Austin Cook. “On the course, Oakley Prizm lenses have become a vital part of my game – helping me see better and more confidently navigate every round I play.”

Cook is currently the number one rookie on Tour – claiming his first PGA Tour victory after his fourth tournament and finishing top-25 in six out of the 15 tournaments that he has played so far during the 2017-2018 season. He is ranked #23 in FedEx Cup points and #106 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“Austin Cook is arguably one of the most notable rookies in golf right now,” said Cuan Petersen, Vice President Global Sports Marketing at Oakley. “We are excited to support him as he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in golf.”

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Golf Digest: Boyne Golf Academy Among Best Golf Schools & Academies

PETOSKEY, MI – The Boyne Golf Academy, one of the leading golf instruction schools in the country and part of Boyne Resorts, has received an Editor’s Choice Award by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Schools & Academies.

The publication’s annual review of “The Best Things in Golf” by its editors appears in the May 2018 issue and online at The listing recognizes top golf schools and academies throughout the United States.

“Our list offers a mix in geography and type of experience, but all of the schools have top-of-the-line instruction at a variety of price points,” said Golf Digest editors. “The best academies give you anything from three or four days of full immersion to shorter day sessions interspersed with free time to play (or explore) on your own.”

The Boyne Golf Academy has been one of the top golf schools in the country since 1986. Based at both Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands, the academy features nationally recognized professional instructors who have developed a variety of programs for juniors, adults, and ladies of all skill levels.

New additions to the Boyne Golf Academy in 2018 include Boyne’s Get Golf Ready Program and the 5-5-5 Clinic where golfers will learn five shots in five weeks with a goal of lowering your scores by five shots.

Joining the Boyne Golf Academy this year is Michigan legend Jeff Roth. Roth, a Michigan native, member of the Michigan PGA Hall of Fame and the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, has won more than 70 professional tournaments and competed in 19 national major championships. His knowledge of the golf swing and playing experience makes him a significant addition to the instruction team.

The Boyne Golf Academy can improve every aspect of the game from short game to the long game utilizing the top state of the art teaching technology including Trackman and GEARS Club and Body Tracking System. In addition, the academy is a leader in junior golf instruction with the nationally acclaimed Nike Junior Golf Camps. Guests can also learn from the best instructors through weekly resort clinics and customized private and group lessons.

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