News for Monday, July 1, 2013


News 2013 July 1


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PGA Tour, PGA set to enact USGA anchoring ban

PGA Tour: Policy Board allows USGA’s ban on anchoring

The PGA Tour Policy Board says the USGA's ban on the anchored putting stroke will apply to PGA Tour competition beginning in 2016.

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West Virginia men's golf to return in 2015-16

The Mountaineers golf program, which ended a 49-year run in 1982, is making a comeback to satisfy the Big 12 requirement of minimum sports.

Player of the week: Lilia Vu

Lilia Vu won the AJGA's Junior at Robinson Ranch, and is the junior girl's player of the week.

Player of the week: Austen Truslow

Austen Truslow won the AJGA's Golf Pride Junior Classic on June 27 and is the junior boy's player of the week.

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Player Diary: California's Max Homa (Part 10)

Max Homa, a senior star at California, will be blogging for all season long, giving you insight into what goes on behind the scenes with the Golden Bears.

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Cover, Walsh raise money via Dormie Cup

Patrick Cover, Thomas Walsh raise thousands of dollars via the Dormie Cup to win the 2013 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award

Patrick Cover and Thomas Walsh started the Dormie Cup as 8th and 9th graders, respectively. After three years of the tournament and raising money for different charities, the two will get to play in the Rolex Tournament of Champions on July 9 after winning the 2013 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award.

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Manthena inspired by family for her charity work

Divya Manthena draws inspiration from family for charity work, earns USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award

As a little girl, Divya Manthena walked the streets of India and saw sights she would never forget. That's when she decided to stay a non-profit organization named Krishak for families back in India. But that's not all the charity work she has done.

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After early-year struggles, Lee is winning again

Girls Junior Golf: After early-year struggles, Alison Lee is winning again

After struggling with her swing, Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., has finally found her game. Golfweek's No. 1-ranked junior has won back-to-back AJGA events and is ready to continue her winning ways at AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions.

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Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X Mallet

The Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X Mallet, the putter Adam Scott used to win the 2013 Masters, will be made available to the public starting Aug. 1.

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Callaway FT Optiforce drivers

Callaway Golf officials have high hopes for the new FT Optiforce drivers, but a more important strategy story is emerging at company headquarters.