FRIDAY  | AUGUST 24, 2018
by Ted Bishop

Seth Waugh could be a game-changer for the PGA of America. Sources close to the PGA’s search for a chief executive officer tell Morning Read that Waugh’s hiring could be a “done deal” soon, with an announcement possible before next month’s Ryder Cup.

Phone messages left by Morning Read with Waugh were not returned. A PGA spokesman would confirm only that the hiring process was “ongoing.”

 



by Adam Barr

Hey, I’m still upset that I couldn’t see Ali-Frazier I. And that was 47 years ago. How do you expect having to pay for seats at video ringside for golf is going to go over?

Wednesday’s release of details of the ballyhooed Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson made-for-TV match included a big lemon to suck on. Turner Sports will air and stream the event live Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, Bob Harig reported for ESPN.com. The plan at this point is for the winner to take all of the $9 million purse.

 


Perfect setting for Mickelson-Woods match
Doesn't Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas have its roots connected to Steve Wynn, who recently resigned from his position amid sexual-harassment allegations over a number of years from multiple women?

At first, I didn't think the setting for the Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods match sent the right message (“In the news,” Aug. 23). But when I really think about it, and think about their off-tour careers, isn't this a perfect setting for a Phil-and-Tiger combine? 

 


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Number of players tied for the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust, the first of four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments. Americans Jamie Lovemark, Sean O’Hair, Vaughn Taylor and Kevin Tway shot 5-under 66s at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. A group of 13, led by world No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson and reigning U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka, were tied at 67. Tiger Woods shot 71. From the 125-man field, the low 100 and ties advance to next week’s Dell Technologies Championship (scores).

 




FROM THE INDUSTRY

Reynolds Lake Oconee introduced the Ultimate Golf Experience Package, which features all-day play on the Greensboro, Ga., resort’s four courses. Reynolds also offers a variety of lodging options and other activities. Pricing starts at $399 per person.

 

For the second consecutive year, Arcis Golf has made Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fast-growing private companies. Arcis Golf is the second-largest fee-simple, owner-operate of private, resort and daily-fee clubs in the U.S.

 

Golf Life Navigators has added four clubs to its network that matches private clubs in the Sun Belt with prospective members. Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C.; Hampton Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C.; Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C.; and Spruce Creek Country Club in Port Orange, Fla.; are the latest additions to the Golf Life Navigators roster.

 

Puma Golf and Malbon Golf have teamed to introduce a collection of lifestyle golf apparel and accessories. The two brands have combined on an eight-piece collection that blends Puma’s golf style with Malbon’s urban street fashion.

 

For golfers exposed to the wet and warm conditions in the U.S., manufacturer Big Max USA offers two golf bags to seal out the weather. To play in the worst weather, the Aqua model is 100 percent waterproof. For other climates, the Dri Lite model offers many of the same features as the Aqua.

 

Galvin Green hired Kevin Caporaso as sales representative for metropolitan New York and northern New Jersey, the Swedish golf clothier announced. Caporaso, a Long Island native, spent 12 years as a PGA professional in the area and has five years of industry sales experience.

 


CALENDAR
August 21-24
Men’s amateur: Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur

Victoria (British Columbia) GC

August 23-26
PGA Tour: Northern Trust

Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J.

LPGA: CP Women’s Open

Wascana CC, Regina, Saskatchewan

European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters

Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic

Web.com Tour: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship

Ohio State GC (Scarlet), Columbus, Ohio

August 24-26
Champions: Boeing Classic

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash.

August 25-30
Men’s amateur: U.S. Senior Amateur

Eugene (Ore.) CC

August 28-30
Women’s amateur: Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior

Lookout Point CC, Fonthill, Ontario

August 29 - September 1
Women’s amateur: Women’s World Amateur Team

Carton House GC, Maynooth, Ireland


      
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