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  • Tiger Woods Named USGA’s 2024 Bob Jones Award Recipient

    Tiger Woods Named USGA’s 2024 Bob Jones Award Recipient

    By the USGA LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (March 2, 2024) – The United States Golf Association has selected Tiger Woods as the recipient of this year’s Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor, in recognition of his commitment to sportsmanship and respect for golf’s time-honored traditions. Woods, a 15-time major champion and nine-time USGA champion, has…

  • GWAA’s Bartlett Award honors work of Jim and Tabitha Furyk

    GWAA’s Bartlett Award honors work of Jim and Tabitha Furyk

    By Jeff Babineau, GWAA ORLANDO, Florida (Feb. 26) – Jim Furyk’s one-of-a-kind golf swing may take a circuitous route to a golf ball – with substantial success, mind you. But when it comes to helping youths and addressing meaningful community needs near home in Florida, Furyk and his wife, Tabitha, always have taken a more direct…

  • Herbert V. Kohler/GWAA Journalism Scholarship Information

    Herbert V. Kohler/GWAA Journalism Scholarship Information

    Starting this fall, the GWAA will award two (2) Herbert V. Kohler/GWAA Journalism Scholarships to deserving students to help with their college costs. Each scholarship is for $5,000 per year; the Kohler family has generously committed to doing this for the next five years.  We are seeking applicants who have an interest in pursuing a…

  • PGA Tour launches PGA Tour Enterprises

    PGA Tour launches PGA Tour Enterprises

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (January 31, 2024) – The PGA TOUR – in partnership with Strategic Sports Group (SSG) – today announced the launch of PGA TOUR Enterprises, a new commercial venture under the PGA TOUR’s control, and in a first-of-its kind program, nearly 200 PGA TOUR members will have the opportunity to become equity…

  • Judy Rankin Named Recipient of 2024 PGA of America  Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism

    Judy Rankin Named Recipient of 2024 PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism

    FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2024) ー The PGA of America today named Judy Rankin as the 2024 recipient of the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. Rankin and her outstanding career will be celebrated in April during the 50th annual ISPS Handa GWAA Dinner in Augusta, Ga. The PGA of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award in…

  • Dom Furore Named Recipient of 2024 PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in Photojournalism

    Dom Furore Named Recipient of 2024 PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in Photojournalism

    Story from PGA.com: The PGA of America today named Dom Furore as the fourth recipient of the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award in Photojournalism. Furore and his distinguished career will be recognized in April during the 50th annual ISPS Handa GWAA Dinner in Augusta, Georgia.  The PGA of America established the Lifetime Achievement Award…

  • Rahm, Vu, Stricker Named GWAA’s 2023 Players of the Year

    Rahm, Vu, Stricker Named GWAA’s 2023 Players of the Year

    (ORLANDO, Florida, January 2, 2024) – Jon Rahm, Lilia Vu and Steve Stricker, three players who made a mark on the biggest stages in golf last year, have been voted 2023 Players of the Year in their respective divisions by the Golf Writers Association of America. All three were dominant on their respective tours and…

  • USGA, R&A Announce Decision to Revise Golf Ball Testing Conditions in 2028

    USGA, R&A Announce Decision to Revise Golf Ball Testing Conditions in 2028

    From the USGA and R&A LIBERTY CORNER, N.J., USA and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Dec. 6, 2023) – The R&A and USGA will update the testing conditions used for golf ball conformance under the Overall Distance Standard (ODS), which will take effect from January 2028. The decision aims to reduce the impact increased hitting distances have…

  • Sir Michael Bonallack Dies at 88

    Sir Michael Bonallack Dies at 88

    From the R&A: Sir Michael Bonallack OBE, Britain’s most decorated amateur golfer and a leading figure in the sport, has sadly passed away at the age of 88. The former Captain and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews had been suffering from ill health in recent times but was able…

  • Karsten Solheim Among Four Inducted into Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame

    Karsten Solheim Among Four Inducted into Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame

    Originally appeared on NSGA.org: DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (September 5, 2023) – The four inductees in the Class of 2024 of the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame all made a significant impact on their niche of the industry.  Glenn Barrett (OrthoLite), Cathy Pryor (Hibbett Sports), Karsten Solheim (PING Golf) and Mike Thompson (Rawlings) will join…