News for Monday, February 20, 2012


News 2012 February 20


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Heda (NR, 2013) commits to George Washington

has given a verbal commitment to George Washington.

Michael Heda has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for George Washington University

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Vandy's Stratton scrambles into spotlight

Vandy's Lauren Stratton

Vanderbilt junior Lauren Stratton climbed to the No. 2 spot in Golfweek's rankings without anyone really noticing. Julie Williams provides an overdue introduction.

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Top-ranked Hak closes strong to win HP Boys

Hak wins HP Boys

Shun Yat Hak solidified his standing as Golfweek’s top-ranked junior with a final-round comeback Feb. 20 to capture the AJGA’s HP Boys Championship.

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Winner’s Circle: Feb. 13-19, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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2012 Match Play: Matches we'd like to see

10 matches we'd like to see

Here’s 10 matches we’d like to see play out this week in the Arizona desert at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

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Lamkin takes ownership of European distribution

Grip manufacturer Lamkin Corp. announced Feb. 20 that it completed the acquisition of its European distribution operation.

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PGA of America to drive growth with Golf 2.0

Grow the Game

Gene Yasuda: Striving to court more golfers and serve them better, the PGA of America’s Golf 2.0 initiative aims to help course operators convert their facilities into centers of hospitality.

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A guide to understanding shaft vocabulary

Guide to shaft vocabulary

Golf shafts come with their own vocabulary. Understanding the language of shafts is not always easy. Philip Foster and the folks at Mitsubishi Rayon are here to help.

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2012 Match Play: First-round predictions

Match Play predictions

2012 Match Play: The brackets are set and the matches confirmed, so it didn't take long for our Jim McCabe and Alex Miceli to weigh in with some first-round predictions.

Cal wins John Burns Intercollegiate title

The California men's team is starting to like Hawaii.

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Team of the week: UCLA

The Bruins won their fourth title of the season at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

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Player of the week: Lindy Duncan, Duke

Duncan won her fourth career title at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

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Player of the week: Julian Suri, Duke

The Blue Devils junior shot rounds of 65-70-70 for an 11-under 205 total and a four-shot victory over Cal’s Max Homa in leading Duke to a runner-up finish at the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii.

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Team of the week: Washington

The Huskies, led wire to wire at the San Diego Intercollegiate, winning by seven and 14 shots over Pac-10 rivals USC and UCLA, respectively.

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Only hours left to play our Challenge and win big!

Play our Challenge and win!

Have you filled out your bracket yet? The deadline is almost here (9:59 a.m. EST!), so fill out a free bracket for the WGC-Match Play and enter to win tons of prizes from Cobra-Puma, EA Sports, Golf Pride, Big Green Egg or Fujikura!