WEDNESDAY  | MAY 2, 2018

One in a weekly series of stories about golf gear to run each Wednesday.

By Gary Van Sickle

Golf and music are not an obvious combination. Especially since the phrase most commonly identified with golf is, “Shhhhhh!”

There are traditionalists who still think that the game should be played in utter silence, may even resent birds chirping during their backswings and will hate everything about this story.


Houston, we feel your pain in Chicago

We in Chicago feel the same as Daryl Lott (“From the Morning Read inbox," April 30).

For years we had a regular PGA Tour event until a few pros poo-pooed the course setup at Cog Hill, and now we are thrown a crumb every few years with the BMW Championship (“Nothing lasts forever on PGA Tour,” April 27).



Required finish, or better, this week for Justin Thomas to claim the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Thomas, 25, ranks No. 2, but Dustin Johnson, who has been No. 1 for 63 weeks, is not entered in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.



Two Roads Hospitality has selected Inntopia Marketing Cloud for its CRM platform, Inntopia announced. The news expands Inntopia's list of golf clients to include numerous resort destinations.

The island of Kauai placed four courses among Hawaii's top 15 in Golfweek magazine’s recent “Best Courses You Can Play” ranking. Princeville Makai, Poipu Bay, The Ocean Course at Hokuala and Wailua were recognized.


A Lamkin grip was used by the recent winner of the European Tour’s Volvo China Open, the company reported. Lamkin’s Sink 11-inch square grip was used on the winner’s putter, according to the manufacturer.


Casa de Campo Resort and Villas has opened a golf learning center at the resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The 21-acre facility will be led by Charlie Epps, the longtime coach of two-time major champion Angel Cabrera.


Sweden’s Alexander Bjork, a Galvin Green endorser, won the recent Volvo China Open while wearing gear from the Swedish golf clothier, the company announced. Bjork wore the Ventil8 Plus Mayer polo shirt and matching Ventil8 Plus Noah pants, Galvin Green said.


Troon is promoting May as “Player Development Month” at Troon-affiliated facilities worldwide. Introductory golf clinics and activities will be held at Troon properties this month.


The PGA of America is working with Schupan Recycling to create a recycling program for the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. The event will be played May 24-27 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.


April 28 - May 2
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

El Caballero CC, Tarzana, Calif.

May 3-6
LPGA: Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic

The Colony, Texas

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship

Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

May 4-6
Symetra Tour: IOA Invitational

Atlanta National GC, Milton, Ga.

Champions: Insperity Invitational

The Woodlands (Texas) CC

May 5-6
European Tour: GolfSixes

Centurion Club, St. Albans, England

12700 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191
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