Friday, April 25, 2014
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Loudmouth Golf: Collaborates with Turtle Creek Apparel to create a Patriotic Turtles line of pants, shorts and skorts.
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Courses
Sanford Golf Design: Selected to rebuild Spring Run Golf Club in Bonita Springs, FL.
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Mississippi Golf: Reports on its state park golf courses, which feature lodging and stay-and-play packages.
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Game Improvement
ThinQ Golf: Launches a redesigned app and website that focuses on improving a golfer's mental game and on-course performance.
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Tathata Golf: Announces restructured pricing for its certified instructor training program.
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Life And Style
Golfersskin: Reports on usage of its sunscreen on the PGA, Champions and European tours last week.
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Marketing / Public Relations
INeedGolfers.com: Launches its $99 marketing plan designed for golf courses seeking a social media presence.
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Non-Profits
The First Tee of Orange County (CA): San Juan Hills Women's Golf Association's third annual fundraising tournament, scheduled for May 22, to benefit The First Tee of Orange County.
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People
Golf Media Network: Appoints Jim Whittemore as its first chief operating officer, director of sales.
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Black Knight International: Reports that Gary Player was a guest speaker at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley's opening ceremony.
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Fletcher: Reports on the 60th anniversary of Pat Fletcher's win at the Canadian Open.
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Promotions
Polara Golf: Holding a sweepstakes to win a trip to the John Daly Skins Game and Charity Classic, July 20-24 at The Thundering Waters Golf Club in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
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Services
FitGolf Performance Centers: To offer its pre-round stretch tent service at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, PA, on April 26.
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Solutions
Geronimo Solutions: Launches Bestoutings.com, a new technology platform that allows outing planners to submit a RFP to more than 8,300 golf courses.
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StrackaLine: Adds TPC Louisiana, host course to this week's Zurich Classic, to its green reading app.
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Tours / Tournaments
Sweetgrass Golf Club / Harris, MI: Seeks more than 300 volunteers for the LPGA Symetra Tour's Island Resort Championship, June 28-30.
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USGA: Launches usopen.com and uswomensopen.com, the official websites of the 2014 U.S. Open championships to be played back-to-back weeks at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's Course No. 2, June 12-15 and 19-22, respectively. ... CBS Sports: To air coverage of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, 3-6 p.m. ET.
» Tours / Tournaments
USGA: Accepted a record number of entries for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's Course No. 2. The total of 10,127 entrants eclipses the 9,860 for last year's championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. Among the record total are 51 players, including 12 past champions.

Ko, 17, makes Time's "most influential people" list
17-year-old Lydia Ko has been named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world. Ko is the only golfer to make the list.
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Fresh off win, Wie revisits Stanford years
For those who think Michelle Wie made a mistake when she chose to juggle five years at Stanford while playing the LPGA, well, you're mistaken - she calls that time the best years of her life.
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