FILA Buys Achushnet Company (Titleist)

Wally Uihlein Chairman and Chief Executive Officer May 20, 2011 In December, 2010, we shared an announcement that our parent company, Fortune Brands, had approved a plan for the sale or tax-free spin-off of the Acushnet Company. Today, Fortune Brands announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of Acushnet Company to a […]

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Wal-Mart Becomes Title Sponsor of NW Arkansas LPGA Event

ROGERS, Ark. – For the fifth consecutive year, the LPGA Tour will return to Northwest Arkansas and to Pinnacle Country Club in September 2011, tournament officials have announced.  Similar to the timing of this year’s tournament, the 2011 event will take place Labor Day week, Sept. 5-11. The 54-hole professional competition will take place Friday […]

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Callaway’s New RAZR Hawk Woods

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011  — Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) today announced the February 18 retail availability of the new RAZR Hawk™ line of woods, including the RAZR Hawk and RAZR Hawk Tour Drivers, as well as RAZR Hawk Fairway Woods. Callaway’s new RAZR platform of products represents the Company’s most premium technology offerings. […]

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Tiger Woods Foundation Launches Summer Academy

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2011 — For the first time, students from around the country will have the opportunity to attend the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) in Anaheim, Calif., as part of the Tiger Woods Learning Center’s Summer Academy. Taught by year-round, full-time instructors, the Academy will provide an unparalleled learning experience for young […]

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A Formula for the Renaissance of Golf

by Barney Adams A rather arrogant title methinks. Let’s start with the question, does golf need a renaissance and to accurately answer I looked up the word. While rebirth is given as a synonym the broader meaning is a cultural change from history going forward. When I accessed data from The National Golf Foundation and the […]

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Can You Believe This One?

AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB ANNOUNCES FOUNDATION Masters Tournament Featured in EA Sports’ Tiger Woods Game This news release from Augusta has shocked some observers because it seems so out of character for the staid and formal image that has been cultivated about America’s most famous private golf club.  EA Sports is one of only two […]

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Tiger Cranks Up PR Campaign

We’re coming up on the anniversary of the infamous Tiger Woods car accident.  It happened on November 27, 2010, the day after Thanksgiving as Tiger took out a fire hydrant just yards from his Florida mansion and along with it, the pristine image of the most renowned athlete in the world.  Tiger’s life began to change […]

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Tiger Switches Putters for Open Championship

World number one Tiger Woods is working on his swing, working on his personal life and now working with a new wand. For the first time since 1999, Woods is ditching his custom made Scotty Cameron putter for a new Nike design. Asked about the reason for the change, Woods responded, “It rolls the ball […]

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2010 Masters Tournament Notes

(Note: All reference times will be posted as CDT) 8:00 a.m. – I missed the ceremonial kick-off with Arnie and Jack… just texted with Bob. He said it was cool. Players appear to be off and running… head to www.pgatour.com for leaderboard updates. 7:12 a.m.  Why Tiger Won’t Win The 2010 Masters – Below is […]

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