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Freedom Golf Association: Announces spring golf clinics for juniors and adults, and spring golf league for adults.
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Courses
Billy Casper Golf: Selected by Colgate University to manage its Seven Oaks Golf Course.
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Equipment
Nike Golf: Introduces the Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Matte Black Edition driver.
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Miura Golf: Announces that Miura club owners can now register their clues online.
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Mantis Golf: To exhibit its putter line at the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo, April 25-27 at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA.
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Game Improvement
Golflexx: Reports on the benefits of its golf training aid for senior golfers.
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Cleveland Golf: Introduces Pelz Corner, a new instructional section located on ClevelandGolf.com. The section is hosted by golf instructor Dave Pelz and focuses on perfecting all aspects of the golf game from 125 yards and in.
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Retail
MortonGolfSales.com: Enters into an agreement with the American FootGolf League to expand the online availability of FootGolf merchandise.
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Services
Golfstix Value Guide: Launches a redesigned website with an expanded trade-in program and a photo quote service that allows mobile users to receive club value estimates within minutes.
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Solutions
Bernhard and Co.: Announces recent enhancements to several models.
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Expect familiar Royal Liverpool for Open
Hoylake's Royal Liverpool has a few changes in store for playing host to the 2014 Open Championship -- where Tiger Woods won the last edition played there.
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R&A CEO Dawson to retire in September 2015
Peter Dawson has announced his retirement as chief executive of the R&A and secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the R&A announced today. Dawson will leave his post in September 2015.
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Notes: Players' playoff; golf's 'adult spring break'
Two players who have lost the Players Championship in playoffs have mixed feelings about its new format; a PGA Tour player says the tournament after the Masters feels like 'adult spring break;' plus more news and notes.
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Kuchar, Donald find top 10 often
Matt Kuchar's RBC Heritage win was his eighth top 10 of the season and 45th since 2010 -- outpacing Luke Donald, who has 37 in that span on PGA Tour, and Dustin Johnson, who has 33.
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Fox's Buck says fans will be 'blown away'
Joe Buck says people will "totally be blown away" by the Fox Sports golf coverage. Greg Norman, Buck's sidekick in the tower, gave the strong impression he will be provocative on the air. And coordinating producer Mark Loomis said Fox has shown over the years that it can "push to the next step with technology."
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Niebrugge to defend Amateur Public Links title
Jordan Niebrugge will go for back-to-back titles in the final U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
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After 21 years, will Watson's Ryder Cup thinking change?
As 1993 U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Tom Watson chose two players low on points but high on past victories. As the 2014 roster takes shape, it remains to be seen what Watson's priority will be.
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Message of 2014 U.S. Opens: Scruffy is new neat
A good story to be told by the USGA about its forthcoming national championships is the different look at Pinehurst -- scruffier, less green, less manicured, and also firmer and faster. Luck will play more than a small role.
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Some numbers say don't 'Bubba-proof' Augusta
If it sounds a bit extreme to suggest that alterations need to be made to Augusta National to combat Bubba Watson after he won his second Masters, plenty of numbers suggest such measures might be an overreaction.
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Florida's Buddy Alexander to retire after season
After 27 years, Florida Gators head coach Buddy Alexander has announced that he will retire at the end of this season.
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