News for Friday, November 29, 2002


News 2002 November 29


2002: Business - Nike irons aim for broad appeal

Nike Golf executives are confident that they have accomplished two feats which, they say, few others can pull off.

2002: Business - Retailers welcome conclusion to COR confusion

To the end of the COR confusion that had stifled their business for nearly three months, retailers uttered a collective good riddance.

2002: Business - Cautious clubmakers OK with decision

Golf equipment companies that had erred on the side of caution were pleasantly surprised by the Aug. 6 announcement regarding spring-like effect.

2002: Business - TaylorMade, Callaway take the biggest hit

Two industry giants, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and Callaway Golf, stand to be affected the most by the Aug. 6 ruling on spring-like effect.

2002: Senior Tour - Irwin adds to senior supremacy

Following 20 victories on the PGA Tour, Hale Irwin turned his sights to the Senior PGA Tour in 1995. So far, it has provided a pretty handsome pension plan.

2002: PGA European - Lawrie survives 36 in fine fashion

Even after a victory that was about as comfortable as it gets in professional golf, Paul Lawrie was exhausted.

2002: PGA Tour - Tiger tuneup: TKO of Toledo

At the Buick Open Aug. 11, Esteban Toledo went toe-to-toe with the biggest heavyweight of them all – Tiger Woods.

2002: LPGA - Europe tabs Nilsmark as ’03 captain

Sweden’s Catrin Nilsmark was to be named European Solheim Cup captain Aug. 14 for the 2003 match to be held in Barseback, Sweden.

2002: LPGA - At Turnberry, Webb takes the fifth

Karrie Webb's exploits in women’s golf equal Woods’ in the men’s game, but she has achieved a feat even Woods will never accomplish – win five different major titles.

2002: Newsmakers - The Dawson Effect

At R&A exec’s urging, ruling bodies unify against high-COR drivers

2002: Perspective - Pinehurst: The premier Open layout

Achenbach’s U.S. Open top 10

2002: Perspective - What if Earl hadn’t gone to ’Nam?

Jeff Rude sprays it off the tee

2002: Business - Interest high on Hogan Apex Tour ball

The early consensus is that Spaldin's new ball will indeed create something of a stir.

2002: Business - Nike aims to improve customer service

With Tiger Woods winning majors, a new ad campaign running and a host of products shipping to retail, Nike Golf is operating on all cylinders – well, almost.

2002: Business - Treetops Resort acquired

Instructor Smith leads group purchase of Midwest complex.

2002: PGA European - Hansen needs OT for 1st title

First it was Anders Hansen to the winner’s circle. Now, it’s Soren Hansen.

2002: Senior Open - Clark gets competitive fix with low-amateur medal

If pride is what Bob Clark was seeking, he scored all he could hope for at the 23rd U.S. Senior Open.

2002: LPGA - A Golden moment for Annika

This time, Kate Golden couldn’t stop Annika Sorenstam. Neither it seems, can the rest of the LPGA.

2002: PGA Tour - Make it a double for Mattiace

Len Mattiace had a mistake-free day. Glen Hnatiuk, however, had plenty of errors.

2002: Competition - Wood again stands tall at Pinehurst

If you don’t believe May Wood has major game, ask the folks at Pinehurst Resort.

2002: Newsmakers - King of the Valley

Don Pooley makes Open his first Senior Tour victory.