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25% Off UA Members Bounce 1/4 Zip

UnderArmour is offering 25% off their Member’s Bounce quarter zip through the link below. The Bounce is a nice mid-layer top that would work well for those cooler rounds.

25% Off The UA Member’s Bounce 1/4 Zip. The One Thing Every Guy Needs. Shop Now.

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Moosejaw Outdoor Goods Holiday Sale

Moosejaw has a great selection of outdoor clothing that can be ported over for use by golfers. As colder weather encroaches, I shift from “golf apparel” to outdoor apparel.

Get a Free $20 Gift Card with any item $99+. Get $20 with a $149 item, $40 with a $199 item, $50 with a $249 item, and $100 with an item $499+. Gift card expires, 1/31/15, that’s why it’s an “almost” gift card.

November 26, 2014 |  Category: Equipment
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Alex Elmore Promoted to President of Billy Casper Golf

Alex Elmore Promoted to President of Billy Casper Golf;
Positions Company for Accelerated Growth

(VIENNA, VA) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) has promoted Alex Elmore from Chief Operating Officer to President of the company with the largest portfolio of golf courses, country clubs and resorts under ownership and operation in the U.S and fourth largest worldwide.

A 10-year BCG veteran, Elmore, 46, will be responsible for all facets of company performance.  Aligning with an unwavering focus on revenue generation at 150-plus golf properties, he will continue leveraging BCG’s scale, significant commitments to technology, data-driven marketing and highly talented teams at course and corporate levels.

“We are experiencing unprecedented growth opportunities as Billy Casper Golf helps re-shape and strengthen the $68 billion golf industry,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG.  “Alex Elmore’s leadership will expand our core business of golf operations and integrate new businesses in technology, branding, turf management and cause marketing to our portfolio.”

Elmore was instrumental in BCG’s 2013 merger with Kitson and Partners Clubs accounting for 13 new golf properties.  That same year, he managed the company’s acquisition of Women on Course, the nation’s leading golf-lifestyle networking organization that has increased participation by more than 400 percent in one year under BCG management.

“As much as we have accomplished the past few years building the best operating platform in the history of golf, Billy Casper Golf is firmly on the path of even greater near- and long-term growth,” says Elmore.  “Our database touches one of every eight active golfers in America, giving us both extraordinary influence in the marketplace and responsibility for the sustainability of golf.”

Elmore’s promotion coincides with Executive Vice President Joe Goodrich’s increased involvement with BCG’s aggressive strategy to acquire public and private golf properties, as well as course-management companies.  He will also direct its burgeoning private club division, player-development initiatives, retailing best practices and other programming unique to BCG.

Recently named Golf Inc. magazine’s sixth most powerful person in golf, Hill will continue guiding BCG, expanding its holdings and serving on boards of organizations dedicated to growing the game.

Adding to BCG leadership is Joe Steranka, the veteran sports marketer and retired CEO of the PGA of America (2005 to 2012).  In early 2014, he became Chief Global Strategist of BCG and Buffalo Communications, the in-house PR, marketing and strategy development division that represents top brands in golf and sports.

Other recent BCG achievements:

Launch of the Billy Casper Digital Network, comprised of 120-plus websites and more than 500,000 unique visitors monthly, that delivers new, compelling and highly-curated content across traditional and mobile devices for greater brand engagement and sales

Advent of the BCG Superintendent Business Institute to enhance the business development of superintendents and assistant superintendents with eligibility for Golf Course Superintendents Association of America credits

Expansion of the BCG University career development platform with 16 new training modules – including “The Fundamentals of Effective Thinking,” “Interpersonal Communications” and “Financial Statements” – for the company’s 6,000-plus employees (peak season) and good toward PGA of America education credits

Early adoption of FootGolf, a widely popular hybrid game of golf and soccer, to attract new guests and provide overall excitement

Record fundraising of more than $875,000 for Wounded Warrior Project from the “2013 World’s Largest Golf Outing” on August 11 that involved more than 12,000 golfers, including 439 injured service men and women, at 110-plus BCG managed courses 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, BCG 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.

More information: http://www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444.

November 13, 2014 |  Category: Business
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The Sea Pines Resort Announces Love Golf Design to Renovate Ocean Course

The Sea Pines Resort Announces Love Golf Design to Renovate Ocean Course

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)  – The Sea Pines Resort announces Love Golf Design, the course architecture firm founded and headed by PGA TOUR star Davis Love III and his brother Mark, will redesign its historic Ocean Course.

Based on Georgia’s St. Simons Island, Love Golf Design has done numerous course designs and renovations in the region including Retreat at Sea Island (Sea Island, Ga.), Laurel Island Golf Club (Kingsland, Ga.), and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort (Myrtle Beach, S.C.). Love is a five-time winner of the RBC Heritage held on lauded Harbour Town Golf Links.

The Ocean Course is steeped in Hilton Head golf history as the first course built on the famed island in 1962 by prolific architect George Cobb. Mark McCumber, a 10-time PGA TOUR winner, remodeled the original design in 1995. Love Golf Design will perform and oversee a total renovation of the entire layout. The course will close for play next Oct. and reopen in Sept., 2016.

“Sea Pines is one of my all-time favorite places to play so we’re excited to redesign the Ocean Course to be in line with the great golf offered by Harbour Town Golf Links and Heron Point,” says Love. “It’s an honor for us to work with one of the world’s premier golf destinations.”

The project follows completed enhancements by Pete Dye to his Heron Point design, which reopened for play on Sept. 22.  Dye’s team softened the green surrounds and contours, enlarged several greens, and added ornamental landscape beds throughout the layout. The putting surfaces were transitioned to Tif-Eagle Bermuda grass.

Next May, after the 2015 RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links will close for the summer as its fairways will be changed to cutting-edge Celebration Bermuda grass. Harbour Town’s greens will additionally be reseeded with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same grass on the putting surfaces since 2001, and the irrigation system will be replaced.

“We’re thrilled to have a great champion like Davis Love III and his exceptional design team working on the Ocean Course,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports and Operations. “Our continual goal at The Sea Pines Resort is to offer world-class golf.”

Earlier this year, the legendary Lowcountry destination opened its new Plantation Golf Club clubhouse and golf learning center serving Heron Point and the Ocean Course. The amenities of the 23,000-square-foot clubhouse include an expansive pro shop; Live Oak, Lowcountry-inspired cuisine; 2,000 square feet of event space; and spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms.

For more information on golf at The Sea Pines Resort: http://www.seapinesgolf.com, 866.561.8802.

About The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.

One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. Its new Plantation Golf Club and world-class golf learning center are recent additions to its superlative golf amenities.

Guests may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.

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