Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Brunswick Isles Golf Trail Adds Carolina National Golf Club

(NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- The Brunswick Isles Golf Trail, which stretches out along the coast of southern North Carolina and northern South Carolina, now offers 477 memorable holes of championship golf with the addition of Carolina National Golf Club located between Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Wilmington, N.C.

Carolina National is located along the pristine Lockwood Folly River in North Carolina. The 27-hole Fred Couples signature golf facility includes a 14,000 square foot putting/chipping green and a 320-yard driving range. Twenty-seven holes provide golfers with the opportunity to have a variety of playing experiences by combining different 9's for each 18 hole round.

Golf Digest recognized Carolina National as one of the finest clubs on the eastern seaboard. It's an Audubon-Certified Sanctuary and upholds principles of environmental stewardship. It is responsible for maintaining a refuge for wildlife along with a healthy environment.

"We're thrilled to have Carolina National join the great golf courses of Brunswick Isles Golf Trail," said Jack Himmelsbach of The Glens Golf Group which manages Trail courses Heather Glen and Glen Dornoch, as well as accommodations partner Village at the Glens. "This course is truly unique in design because it can accommodate all skill levels, yet challenge the most accomplished golfer."

Stretching nearly 80 miles from Leland, N.C. to North Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Trail winds through unspoiled coastal area known as Brunswick Islands and offers some of the best courses in the Carolinas. Trails courses have been honored with everything from "Best New Course in America" to four-star ratings in Golf Digest's "Places To Plat" to rankings on the list of "America's Top 100 Greatest Public Courses."

Official Trail accommodations are available at Brunswick Plantation, Village at the Glens and Coastal Golfaway.

More information about the Trail and each of its courses is available at


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Myrtle Beach Golf Offers Discount

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Myrtle Beach Golf at is offering 50-percent off green fees this fall at 13 Myrtle Beach National Company golf courses. The participating golf courses include all three courses at Myrtle Beach National, Aberdeen Country Club, Blackmoor Golf Club, Litchfield Country Club, Long Bay Club, River Club, Tradition Golf Club, Wachesaw Plantation East, Waterway Hills, Wild Wing Plantation and Willbrook Plantation.

Tee times are only available prior to 8 a.m. and must be booked for play from Sept. 16 through Nov. 14.

"Myrtle Beach is a great destination for fall golf," said Jim Woodring, vice-president of golf operations for the Myrtle Beach National Company. "This fall special is only going to be available for a short period of time, so golfers need to book those special tee times now. With this special and events like our Carolina Couples Classic in October, we look forward to cooler days and great conditions on all of our golf courses."

For more information or to book tee times, call 866-442-8417 or visit Those interested may also email a request to


Thursday, June 24, 2010

TPC Sawgrass Offers Play Package

(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.) -- Following one of the most surprising come-from-behind victories at The Players Championship that dealt Tim Clark his first ever PGA Tour win, TPC Sawgrass, Home of The Players, offers guests the exclusive opportunity to Play Where The Players Play at Northeast Florida's eminent golf destination positioned just off sparkling Atlantic coast beaches.

Golf enthusiasts of all skill levels have the chance to tee off on The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and experience the very best in PGA Tour player luxuries while challenging the pros' recent scores at The Players Championship. The Players Package starts at $432 per person per night for a three-night stay, based on double occupancy May 10 - Aug. 31, 2010, and golfers can call PGA Tour Experiences at 888-421-8555 or visit to book.

MAY 10 - AUG. 31, 2010

• Three-night accommodations in Marriott's Revive guest room
• One round of golf on Dye's Valley Course
• Two rounds of golf on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course
• One-hour lesson at the TOUR Academy
• Use of an experienced TPC Sawgrass forecaddie

While facing challenging finishing holes 16, 17 and 18 on The Players Stadium Course and trying to make a sought-after hole-in-one on the infamous island hole, personal forecaddies help golfers closely replicate the experience of a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Forecaddies educate players on the history and heritage of golf, the TOUR and TPC Sawgrass while providing all the traditional services on both courses at TPC Sawgrass, emulating the experience of a professional golfer at The Players.

Play Where the Players Play golfers also enjoy a round on Dye's Valley course at TPC Sawgrass, the par-72, 6,092-yard course named among Golf Magazines's "Top 10 Courses You Can Play." The "Cinderella" course, often lost in the shadows of its more famous sister course, is similarly challenging and compelling, and a TPC Sawgrass golf getaway is not complete without it.

Golfers looking to brush up on swing technique have access to the TOUR Academy and can experience highly personalized, first-class golf instruction. The TOUR Academy incorporates a variety of state-of-the-art instructional tools, including a TaylorMade MATT System, Swing Analysis and TrackMan Launch Monitor or club fitting with new TPC Sawgrass partner, FuZion Golf.

After a great day out on the beautifully landscaped grounds, guests are welcomed into the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, a magnificent 77,000 square-foot Mediterranean Revival style clubhouse featuring an array of upscale dining and TOUR memorabilia.

Named "One of the Top 10 Best Golf Resorts in the World" by Travel + Leisure, the Sawgrass Golf Resort is situated along the Atlantic Coast between Jacksonville and historic St. Augustine, and features 508 guest rooms, suites and villas, the 25,000 square-foot Spa at Sawgrass, four resort swimming pools and access to 26 miles of Atlantic beach at the Cabana Club.

To Play Where The Players Play at TPC Sawgrass, call PGA TOUR Experiences at 888-421-8555 or visit

*Three-night minimum stay required. Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Based on availability. Rates subject to change.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wilson Staff D:25 Golf Ball Earns Golf Digest Hot List Medal

New Traction Control Technology delivers superior performance with new groove standards

(CHICAGO) – Wilson Golf was awarded an esteemed Golf Digest magazine Hot List medal for its newly designed D:25 golf ball in the “$20 and under” golf ball category.

D:25 features new Traction Control Technology to offer great spin without sacrificing distance. The award was announced in the June issue.

“Wilson is proud to have its golf balls recognized as one of the industry’s best,” said Tom Gruger, global director of marketing of Wilson Golf. “Affirmation from a leading publication is the kind of third-party endorsement that fuels trial with consumers, and that's great for us. This is an extremely soft distance ball that excels in head-to-head comparisons.”

Wilson Staff’s 2010 golf balls - developed in anticipation for the new groove standards - promote more spin and better playability around the greens.

The winner of the Hot List silver award, the D:25 is a low-compression two-piece ball delivering minimal spin off the driver face. A 302-dimple design provides high lift conditions for more height on tee shots and longer carry distances. The D:25 golf ball was designed for players looking to hit longer drives and minimize mis-hits.

All Wilson Staff golf balls are built on a low-compression platform featuring ultra-soft, high-velocity cores for the softest feel with no sacrifice in distance.

All three golf balls, the FG Tour, C:25 and D:25 utilize Wilson’s breakthrough Traction Control Technology which is specifically tailored for the industry’s new less-aggressive groove specifications. At impact, the low compression construction conforms to the clubface where more grooves are engaged through Traction Control Technology providing golfers with a 17 percent higher surface contact area and 13 percent more grooves that are engaged during impact compared to industry leading golf balls.

Most recently, Wilson Golf introduced an innovative approach to online golf ball fitting to help simplify the ball selection process. Consumers can go to: and follow a series of questions to determine the best ball for their game.

Wilson Golf was awarded three other Golf Digest magazine Hot List medals in 2010:
* Gold medal for the revolutionary Wilson Staff D-FY iron/hybrid combination set in the super-game improvement iron category with the patent-pending Half-and-Half shaft technology to deliver the accuracy of steel and the response of graphite;
* Gold medal award for the Wilson Staff Conform golf glove made of premium Abyssinian cabretta leather with the I-Pure wristband releasing negative ions to help body’s overall performance; and
* Silver medal for the Wilson Staff FG Tour irons in the player iron category for the better player looking for tour-preferred feel and response.

All Wilson Staff equipment introduced in 2010 meets the new USGA and R&A groove standards for Conditions of Competition for Elite (Tour) Play.

Additional information is available on the Wilson Staff website at

The suggested list price for the Wilson Staff FG Tour golf ball is $37.99 per dozen, $24.99 per dozen C:25 golf balls and $19.99 for one dozen D:25 golf balls.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Carling Coffing Pledges to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Duramed FUTURES Tour Professional To Donate Percentage of 2010 Earnings; Medtronic Will Match

(Cincinnati, Ohio) – Professional golfer Carling Coffing announced today that she will donate 5 percent of her 2010 professional golf earnings to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

In making the announcement, Coffing, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 5, said, “Diabetes has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I hope that through my successes and exposure on the golf course I can be a role model for children with diabetes and show them that all of their dreams are still achievable. This donation to the JDRF is just my first step in what I hope will be a significant role in educating and motivating those with diabetes.”

A Middletown, Ohio native and a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University, Coffing is in her third season as a professional on the Duramed Futures Tour. In her first two seasons, Coffing made the cut in over 70% of her events, with her best finish an 11th place at the Alliance Bank Classic in Syracuse, NY. While at OSU, Coffing was twice named to the Big Ten All-Conference Second Team. Prior to college, Coffing was the winner of the 2002 Ohio State High School Girls Golf Championship.

Coffing will be appearing as a contestant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break: Sandals Resorts, which will premiere June 21 at 9 p.m.

Medtronic, a leader in diabetes management solutions, will match her JDRF donation. Coffing added, “I am so pleased to be working with Medtronic and to have them match my donation. I have used a Medtronic insulin pump for a number of years and it has vastly improved the quality of my life.”

More information about Carling Coffing can be found on her official website:


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mystical Golf Unveils 'Best Value' Stay-and-Play Package

(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Mystical Golf - owner and operator of the award-winning The Witch, Man-O-War and The Wizard golf courses in Myrtle Beach - has introduced its new "Best Value" stay-and-play package.

Three rounds of golf (one per course) with lunch, four nights' oceanfront resort lodging and breakfast, and unlimited range balls highlight the package. Starting at $193 per person, double occupancy, taxes and fees are included; cart fees are extra.

"Especially nowadays, discriminating golfers demand bang for the buck," says Claude Pardue. "That's why we designed the 'Best Value' package, as golfers experience the magic of our resort-style conditions, three distinct and thought-provoking layouts, and gracious, southern hospitality."

For "Best Value" package information:, 843.282.2977.

Reaching 4-1/2 stars from Golf Digest and named "The Best Value in America" by GOLF Magazine, The Witch, Man-O-War and The Wizard stand out from the Myrtle Beach pack.

The Witch sits on 500 acres of tranquil cypress groves and wetlands teeming with flora and fauna. Tactical play is rewarded on the par-71, 6,702-yard layout. With 4,000 feet of bridges wending through swamps (front nine) and rolling hills (back nine), golfers may spy cranes, bald eagles, alligators and black bears.

Man-O-War is revered for its back-to-back island greens and water features touching every hole. With a commanding 141 slope rating, the par-72, 6,967-yard layout is offset by straight-forward shots and massive, bent-grass greens.

Reminiscent of classic, wind-swept links courses in Scotland and Ireland, The Wizard presents deep bunkers, mound-framed fairways and dramatic elevation changes. Trademark stone bridges and an Old-World, castle-style clubhouse add character to the par-72, 6,721-yard shot-maker's course.

All three splendidly diverse courses are designed by celebrated architect Dan Maples.


Adidas Golf Brings Infinite Elegance, Superior Performance To Women's Golf Apparel

Adidas Golf continues to elevate the art of performance by introducing women's adiPure, delivering refinement on and off the golf course

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - adidas Golf recently introduced adiPURE, a new and innovative apparel and footwear line for the sophisticated and refined golfer, and at the time, only offered men's fashions. Now, adidas Golf is expanding the adiPURE apparel line by offering its elegance and performance to female golfers creating a range of timeless, sleek and sophisticated golf apparel for women featuring all adidas proprietary technologies in stunning colors, sleek silhouettes, and impeccable details.

"We have created adiPURE for the woman who demands excellence in her apparel in terms of fit, function, and form," said Patricia Dahan, Senior Director of Global Apparel. "We believe that there is nothing like adiPURE in the marketplace today. We have successfully combined style, simplicity and performance at their very highest levels."

Women's adiPURE offers a limited collection of tailored tops, bottoms, sweaters, and layering pieces that are appropriate on or off the golf course. The first adiPURE women's apparel collection features a soft color palette of mauves and platinums for a timeless look and feel, as well as ultra soft, comfortable fabrications that feature ClimaLite, ClimaProof, ClimaCool and ClimaLite Warm technologies.
* Premium tailored fit polos incorporate sanded fabrication with Lycra eliminating restriction, as well as a moisture-wicking peached fabrication with ClimaLite technology.
* Slim fit pants and skorts are a blend of cotton sateen and Lycra for excellent recovery and comfort on the course.
* Fitted cashmere blend sweaters and layering jackets complete and compliment the wardrobe on cooler days.

Women's styles of adiPURE apparel will be available at a limited number of green grass shops throughout the country June 15 as well as worldwide in the fall. Manufacturer's suggested retail price for women's adiPURE apparel is $65 to $120 for various pieces in the collection.

To find a local retailer in your area, call customer service at 800-888-2582.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Eco-Friendly Golf Company To Participate In UN's World Environment Day

(TEMPE, AZ) - Dixon Golf, s manufacturer of eco-friendly golf equipment, will participate in World Environment Day. World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, the designated authority of the United Nations system in environmental issues.

Don Cheadle, a spokesperson for Dixon Golf, will be at the official WED ceremony in Rwanda at Volcanoes National Park. UNEP has encouraged organizations and individuals to participate in WED, even if they can't make the trip to Rwanda. The theme of this year's event is "Many Species. One Planet. One Future."

In recognition of World Environment Day, Dixon Golf has committed a corporate recycling day June 5 as well as pledged to car pool or take mass transit to work for the week.

"The changes we make and the initiatives we participate in all tie back to one goal: to be as environmentally conscious as we can be. We're proud of Don [Cheadle]'s participation in the event, and we are happy to do anything we can to promote environmental responsibility."

World Environment Day began in 1973 in an effort to increase awareness and action to environmental needs.

For more information on World Environment Day, visit UNEP's website at


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Course at Wente Vineyards Celebrates Women's Golf Month

(LIVERMORE, Calif.) - Now that "Sex and the City 2" is out, put down the cosmopolitans and head over to Livermore to celebrate the National American Express Women's Golf Month at The Course at Wente Vineyards. Throughout the month of June, The Course provides the perfect girlfriends' getaway for beginner and advanced female golfers alike.

Tailored to only the ladies, there are several excuses to get out to The Course for a day with just the girls:
* The Course is offering evening Learn to Golf group clinics for novice (June 10, 15 and 22) and advanced golfers (June 9, 16 and 23). Learn golf etiquette, terminology or perfect the game of golf through tailored instruction.
* For a more private setting, take a lesson from one of The Course's PGA Professionals and bring along up to two girlfriends for no additional charge. Cost for one 45-minute lesson is $75.
* $30 off all weekday rounds and after 1:00 p.m. on the weekends (not including twilight rates). For the shopaholic and spa lover, each round includes a pass to Aventine Day Spa at Ruby Hill and a discount voucher at From Tee To Green, a retail store specializing in women's golf apparel, shoes, clubs and accessories located in Danville.
* 20 percent off all ladies merchandise at The Course's golf shop.