Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Announces ‘Father’s Day Golf Getaway’

Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Announces ‘Father’s Day Golf Getaway’

Features Three Nights Oceanfront Accommodations, Four Rounds of Championship Golf at Famed ‘Big Cats’

(NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) – Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts (MBSR) – operator of the area’s premier oceanfront condo-hotel and vacation rental properties – announces the “Father’s Day Golf Getaway” featuring oceanfront accommodations and four rounds of championship golf at the “Big Cats” courses.

Starting at $475 per golfer, the package includes 72 holes of premier golf with one round each at Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run, Leopard’s Chase and Tiger’s Eye. Dad will also enjoy four days and three nights in a one-bedroom condo with beach access at Avista Resort.

Available from Father’s Day weekend through August 31, these courses offer challenging layouts for golfers of all skill levels.

Avista Resort provides easy access to dining, shopping, sugar sand beaches and other area attractions on the world-famous Grand Strand. Through its knowledgeable golf desk, MBSR is able to completely turnkey golf vacations for any size group to meet any budget.

To book or for more information, visit or call (888) 571.4104.

About Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts

Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts is a collection of six oceanfront and ocean view condo-hotels in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Avista Resort, Prince Resort, Horizon at 77th, Grande Shores, Seaside and the Towers at North Myrtle Beach all provide the comforts of full-service resort hotels with the space and luxury of condominiums.

Each property features modern décor that reflects a coastal lifestyle and breathtaking views of the pristine northern region of the world-famous Grand Strand. Elegant yet affordable, units are spacious one to three bedrooms with fully-equipped kitchens, washer / dryer, and private balconies. Most hotels have fitness centers, an array of indoor and outdoor pools, on-site dining and access to world-class beaches.

May 23, 2014 |  Category: Tourism
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Nike Golf Unveils NG360 App Updates

Nike Golf Unveils NG360 App Updates

- Golfers can now share customized photos from their round, compare stats with friends and pros, and break down Tiger and Rory’s swings -

BEAVERTON, Ore. (May 8, 2014) – Nike Golf’s newest NG360 app update makes it easier than ever for golfers to share and compete with friends and other golfers around the world.

The NG360 app inspires, motivates and enables golfers to improve their game through a variety of digital tools available on any iOS mobile device. The app provides score and stat tracking, Nike+ friend leaderboards, swing analysis and gear recommendations, and with the latest updates, users can now share customized photos; analyze slow motion swing videos from Nike Athletes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy; and see how they stack up against friends and Nike Golf Athletes with new Levels and Comparisons tools.

Customized Photo Sharing Golfers can capture their round with a photo, upload the image from an iOS device, tag location and friends, and customize with an overlay that includes stats, scores, personal bests and “trophies.”

Learn From the Best NG360 now enables golfers to break down Tiger and Rory’s swings with frame-by-frame slow-motion analysis.

Levels and Comparisons Two additional features with the NG360 update, Levels and Comparisons, allow users to measure their performance in a variety of categories against other golfers and Nike Athletes. With the Levels tool, users can see how they stack up across scoring average, greens in regulation and putts per round to help pinpoint areas for improvement in their game.

The NG360 updates for iOS devices are available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Sweden, Scotland and Germany. The app is available for free on the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch or at

The NG360 app will be available for Android devices in summer 2014.


Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at  To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit and to become a fan on facebook go to To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at

May 10, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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WE ARE GOLF Returns to Capitol Hill for National Golf Day on May 21

WE ARE GOLF Returns to Capitol Hill for National Golf Day on May 21

Jack Nicklaus, Industry Executives to Meet with Congress about Game’s Economic, Charitable, Environmental, Fitness Benefits (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – returns to Capitol Hill for the seventh annual National Golf Day on Wednesday, May 21 to meet with Members of Congress and discuss golf’s nearly $69 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits.

Jack Nicklaus, 18-time major winner, will join golf industry executives in D.C. for The First Tee Congressional Breakfast. Golf’s leaders will meet with Members of Congress throughout the day to share stories about the game’s nearly 15,000 diverse businesses, two million employees, tax revenue creation, tourism and ecological value.

“Our primary goal is to communicate to Congressional members that golf is a major U.S. industry and generates almost $4 billion annually for charities – more than the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL combined – with the majority of funds going to causes unrelated to the sport,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation (WGF) and administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “The May 21 event is an ideal opportunity to bring industry stakeholders together on Capitol Hill to showcase the game’s benefits to society and explain why golf courses should be regarded like any other small business.”

Organizations participating include the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The First Tee, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, WGF and others.

National Golf Day will feature a day-long exhibit in the Cannon Caucus Room with live lessons for Members of Congress and staff from 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year Michael Breed, host of “The Golf Fix” on Golf Channel, and LPGA Professional Dana Rader. Special exhibits and activities include a “Closest to the Pin” contest utilizing an aboutGolf simulator, the exclusive on-air provider for the Golf Channel and official licensed product of the PGA TOUR; state-of-the-art swing analysis from GolfTEC; Birdie Ball, the latest at-home training technology; and a Republican vs. Democrat “Putting Challenge.”

“We look forward to representing the two million men and women who rely on the golf industry to make a living while providing significant benefits to local communities,” says Rhett Evans, CEO of GCSAA and WE ARE GOLF Coalition Chairman. “When passing legislation, we want Congress to appropriately recognize the size and scope of the golf industry so we are treated similarly to other businesses.”

To join the conversation, visit the social media hub at From May 1-31, be sure to use #NGD14 and tag @wearegolf for Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.


WE ARE GOLF, created in 2010, is an industry coalition that communicates the economic, charitable and environmental impact of golf, as well the health and wellness benefits of the game and the affordability and accessibility of golf, to Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies.  The goal of WE ARE GOLF is to ensure that laws and regulations that impact the golf industry are equitable and appropriate to an industry that generates nearly $70 billion in economic impact annually, employs close to two million Americans and generates nearly $4 billion in charitable giving each year.

For more information, please visit

May 10, 2014 |  Category: Business
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Hilton Head Golf Island, JetBlue Announce ‘Airways, Fairways & Spa Days’ Sweepstak

Hilton Head Golf Island, JetBlue Announce ‘Airways, Fairways & Spa Days’ Sweepstakes

Enter to Win the Ultimate Lowcountry Family Golf Getaway

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – and JetBlue announce the “Airways, Fairways & Spa Days” sweepstakes featuring airfare, accommodations, golf and spa treatments for four, valued at over $5,000.

To mark the arrival of the new non-stop JetBlue flights from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), JetBlue and HHGI have teamed up to offer a giveaway golfers can enter from April 23 – September 23, 2014.

The Boston Airways, Fairways & Spa Days sweepstakes includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for four from BOS to SAV
  • Two rooms for three nights, four days at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
  • Two rounds per person (based on a foursome) at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses
  • One complimentary round for two at Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage
  • One complimentary round for four at Golden Bear Golf Club
  • Two spa treatments at the Heavenly Spa by Westin
  • Complimentary breakfast for four at the Westin
  • $100 resort credit towards bikes, kayaks and other family activities
  • Complimentary court times at the Port Royal Racquet Club

    The New York Airways, Fairways & Spa Days sweepstakes includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for four from JFK to SAV
  • Five days, four nights’ accommodations for four in a Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort villa
  • Two rounds of golf for four on any of the three Palmetto Dunes championship courses (Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills)
  • One round for four at the Country Club of Hilton Head
  • Four complimentary massages at Marriott’s Spa Soleil
  • $100 resort dining card
  • Complimentary kayak excursion for four
  • Complimentary bike rentals
  • Two hours of court time daily at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

    To enter, visit

    “The ‘Airways, Fairways & Spa Days’ sweepstakes is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to take a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expense-paid vacation and experience everything our beautiful island has to offer,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. “With our partner, JetBlue, Boston and New York residents are only a short flight away from the ultimate Lowcountry golf getaway.”

    The inaugural JetBlue flights took place Feb. 13 and are now available seven days a week. Duration from BOS and JFK to SAV is about 2.5 hours. Hilton Head Island is an easy 40 minute ride from the airport.

    As one of the nation’s foremost golf locales, Hilton Head is the preferred vacation spot of players seeking a high-concentration of world-class courses. Legendary designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Davis Love III are represented. The region features an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

    More info:, 800.523.3373.

    Rules and restrictions apply. Giveaway is courtesy of JetBlue Airways, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Country Club of Hilton Head, Golden Bear Golf Club, Harbour Town Golf Links, Heritage Golf Group and Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau. For JetBlue terms and conditions, visit

    About Hilton Head Golf Island

    Hilton Head Golf Island features 28 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class designs sculpted by such vaunted architects as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones.

    Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

    The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.


  • April 25, 2014 |  Category: Tourism
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    Marriott Golf Academy℠ Locations Designated TaylorMade® Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Centers

    Marriott Golf Academy℠ Locations Designated
    TaylorMade® Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Centers
    New Partnership Enhances Club Fitter’s Workshop™ Experience at
    Marriott Vacation Club Resorts in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert, Calif.

    ORLANDO, Fla. – April 16, 2014…The acclaimed Marriott Golf Academy℠, with locations at Marriott’s Grande Vista resort in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort in Palm Desert, Calif., today announced a partnership with TaylorMade-adidas Golf, whereby both Marriott Golf Academy℠ locations will become TaylorMade® Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Centers. Currently recognized among America’s 100 Best Club Fitters, Marriott Golf Academy℠ will now operate two of the 30 exclusive TaylorMade® Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Centers nationwide.

    This partnership will further enhance the dynamic club fitting experience at both Marriott Golf Academy℠ locations, while offering a more complete stable of equipment options for students to ensure they are properly fit with equipment that will help optimize their performance.

    Marriott Golf Academy℠ offers a wide range of expert instructional programming for golfers of all skill levels, including 2- and 3-day golf schools, 3-hour full swing & short game sessions, private lessons, on-course instruction, corporate programs, junior programs and a selection of programs and services from the Club Fitter’s Workshop™, an important complement to any golf instructional experience. The Club Fitter’s Workshop™ at each location is equipped with Trackman®, the most advanced launch monitor, swing analysis technology and software program in the industry, along with the leading putter fitting systems in the marketplace.

    “We have the most accomplished master club fitters in the world managing The Club Fitter’s Workshop at each location, and the partnership with TaylorMade-adidas Golf will provide them with more resources to enhance the overall experience for students of all ages and abilities,” said Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf.  “With today’s advanced technology, a custom set of golf clubs will truly help golfers optimize performance, while enhancing their overall enjoyment of the game.”

    The dynamic club fitting session is designed to assess a golfer’s game, calibrate their static measurements and determine the ideal equipment that will enhance their performance. Now designated as a TaylorMade® Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Center, the Club Fitter’s Workshop™ at each location will offer even more precise equipment options from the industry’s leading equipment manufacturer. While TaylorMade-adidas Golf will have an expanded presence at each facility, other leading equipment brands will also be available at the Club Fitter’s Workshop™ to accommodate the unique swing characteristics and preferences of all golfers.

    “Marriott Golf Academy facilities are known for providing first-class golf, instruction, and custom club fitting experiences to their patrons,” said Brad Holder, TaylorMade Golf’s Senior Director of Global Marketing Operations. “We’re proud to partner with Marriott Golf Academy and extend that tradition of excellence by bringing the TaylorMade Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Center to two of their marquee facilities.”

    For more information on TaylorMade® Tuned Performance Premier Fitting Centers at Marriott Golf Academy℠ locations, please visit or call 855-642-2369.

    About Marriott Golf Academy℠ With locations in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert, Calif., Marriott Golf Academy combines the world-class service and hospitality of Marriott with expert instructional programming. From low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage, to newcomers to the game seeking an introductory program that is matched to their needs, Marriott Golf Academy℠ offers programming for the entire family, at two desirable Marriott Vacation Club destinations. For more information on all programs and packages offered by Marriott Golf Academy℠, golfers should call 855-642-2369, or visit

    About Marriott Vacation Club Marriott Vacation Club is a global leader in vacation ownership with over 417,000 Owners, a diverse portfolio of 54 resorts and more than 11,900 timeshare villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

    About the adidas Group The adidas Group is a global leader in the sporting goods industry, offering a broad portfolio of footwear, apparel and hardware for sport and lifestyle around the core brands adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany, the Group employs more than 50,000 people across the globe and generated sales of € 14.5 billion in 2013.

    About TaylorMade-adidas Golf Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company sells golf clubs, balls, clothing and accessories under the TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Adams and Ashworth brands. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company posted 2013 sales of over €1.3 billion.

    April 24, 2014 |  Category: Business
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    Nike Golf Reveals VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition Driver


    Nike Golf Reveals VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition Driver

    - College football helmets inspire new all-black limited edition design -

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 23, 2014) – Sports teams often incorporate black into uniforms for a big rivalry game or season opener – it’s a color traditionally associated with power, strength and sophistication. The concept, especially popular during college football season, also inspired Nike Golf club designers when it came to creating the new Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver.

    Nike Golf’s latest limited-edition innovation features a black Golf Pride Tour Wrap 2G grip, Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black shaft, and matte black club head – a design element specifically modeled after matte black college football helmets that have popped up in recent years.

    “The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver offers a unique, limited-edition design combined with Nike’s high speed cavity back technology,” says Rob Arluna, Nike Golf Global Golf Club Business Director. “The black matte finish on the head provides a sleek, modern aesthetic and eliminates glare. The black grip and shaft give the driver a stealth, covert look.”

    High-Speed Cavity Back technology redistributes weight to the heel and toe allowing for increased distance and more stability across the face of the driver. The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver features Fly-Brace technology that ties the sole to the crown, stiffening the rear portion of the club and transferring more energy to the face at impact.

    The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver also boasts two additional proprietary technologies: A larger, re-engineered NexCOR face for increased ball speed and distance, and FlexLoft adjustability, which allows athletes to easily customize loft and face angle positions for 15 drivers in one.

    The Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver will be available on and at select retailers May 15, 2014. Available in right hand only.

    Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition Driver

    Availability: May 15, 2014

    Street Price: $299


    Located at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Nike Golf designs and markets golf equipment, apparel, balls, footwear, bags and accessories worldwide. Nike Golf is passionately dedicated to ushering in the future of this great sport by developing ground-breaking innovations that enable and inspire athletes to become better. For more information on Nike Golf, visit our Web site at  To follow Nike Golf on Twitter visit and to become a fan on facebook go to To view Nike Golf videos subscribe to our You Tube channel at

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    Colgate University Selects Billy Casper Golf to Manage Seven Oaks Golf Course (Hamilton, NY)

    Colgate University Selects Billy Casper Golf to Manage Seven Oaks Golf Course (Hamilton, NY)

    Iconic Layout First-Ever Design by Renowned Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

    (VIENNA, VA) – Colgate University has selected Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – the largest domestic owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts – to manage its Seven Oaks Golf Course (Hamilton, NY), the first design by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

    BCG will provide turnkey management of Seven Oaks golf operations, including marketing and sales, staffing and training, merchandising and special events.

    Located less than one hour southeast of Syracuse, NY, the 6,915-yard, par 72 Seven Oaks is open to the public with memberships available.  Popular among students, faculty, alumni, the general public and area residents, BCG is expanding an events calendar and other programming with special attention to residents, junior, women and senior golfers.

    Seven Oaks is in good company with other Trent Jones, Sr. designs which have hosted PGA Tour and major tournaments, including Hazeltine (Minneapolis), Spyglass Hills (Monterey), Firestone (Akron, OH) and Royal Kaanapali (Hawaii), and re-designs at Congressional Country Club (Washington, DC), Olympic Club (San Francisco) and Baltursol (New Jersey).

    “To be selected by the prestigious Colgate University is an honor,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG.  “The beautiful, parkland-style layout of Seven Oaks has withstood the test of time, and Billy Casper Golf is excited to enhance course offerings to guests and members.”

    Seven Oaks has hosted many brand-name golf outings and tournaments, including the U.S. Senior Open Championship Qualifier, USGA Men’s Amateur Qualifier and NCAA Division I Golf Championship.  It has also been named among the “Best Public Golf Courses in New York” by GOLF Magazine and Golfweek.

    Situated on the Colgate University campus, Seven Oaks is named for the village in the English County of Kent, where the Colgate family lived before emigrating to the U.S. in the late 18th century.  The first nine holes were designed by Trent Jones, Sr. in 1934, they opened in 1956 following the Great Depression and World War II; the second nine was completed in 1965.  Trent Jones, Sr. attended nearby Cornell University – like Colgate, in upstate New York – and his love for the area’s scenic countryside led him to hold special admiration for Seven Oaks.

    Characteristic of famous Trent Jones, Sr. courses, Seven Oaks is known for its strategic placement of water hazards as well as extensive tee areas and large, expansive greens.  Complementing the championship 18 holes is the Perkin-Sumption Practice area that opened in 2005 and The Seven Oaks Clubhouse, the full-service restaurant and caterer located at the golf course.

    For more information:, 315.824.1432.

    About Billy Casper Golf

    Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. with more than 150 properties in 28 states.  Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia with regional offices across America, Billy Casper Golf directs all aspects of course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

    Billy Casper Golf divisions: Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public relations, branding, marketing-communications and creative services firm representing top brands in and related to golf. Buffalo Turf & Landscape Company provides golf course maintenance-only programs with a new fee-for-service structure that allows property owners unfettered visibility into actual activities and costs. Women on Course is the nation’s premier golf-networking organization, further solidifying Billy Casper Golf’s commitment to grow participation in the golf lifestyle. More information:, 703.761.1444.

    About Colgate University

    Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts institution distinguished by the dedication of its 272 full-time faculty-scholars, and its commitment to undergraduate research, globalization, technology in teaching, sustainable practices, and residential education.  Colgate offers 52 majors to a diverse student body of 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams.  The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.

    April 24, 2014 |  Category: Business
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