News for Monday, June 25, 2012
PNC: Matt Dobyns
Matt Dobyns did something unorthodox to get better on the greens, and it is paying off thus far at the PGA Professional National Championship.
Twelve days into his new job as the new head of Adams Golf, John Ward spoke with Golfweek in Plano, Texas.
Open Championship qualifying
James Morrison took the Open Championship International Qualifier in Berkshire, England, to qualify for his first Open a year after missing out by one stroke. Nine others will join him.
See what the winners had in their bags this week.
In the agony of defeat, two players stepped up after the Travelers Championship and accepted the blame.
Achenbach on David Graham
James Achenbach: For the good of the game, the ramifications of equipment rules should be carefully examined. So says two-time major champion David Graham.
After multiple weather delays and the eventual cancellation of the second round altogether, Ryan Orr and Claudia De Antonio finished at the top of the AJGA Florida Junior, held at the Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Florida.
Get Golf Ready
Continuing its push to grow the game, the PGA of America debuted a promotional campaign for the Get Golf Ready initiative on ESPN Radio and Yahoo.com.
They say everything’s bigger in Texas. For Julia Beck and Benjamin Arnett, champions in their respective divisions at the AJGA BilliardFactory.com Junior Championship at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course in The Woodlands, Texas on June 21, they would likely say that includes the drama.
Jake Carter of Aiken, S.C. and Bing Singhsumalee of Naperville, Ill. claimed titles in their respective divisions at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge in Galena, Ill on June 21.
has given a verbal commitment to Oklahoma.
Rylee Reinertson of Gibbon, Neb., has given a verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma in the fall of 2014. Reinertson is the top player on the Gibbon High School golf team.
Three-time champion Mike Small shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday on the Black Horse Course to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Professional National Championship.
The LPGA named Mike Nichols as chief business officer of the Symetra Tour. Nichols will oversee the developmental tour’s strategic plan, budget, sales, marketing, owned events, corporate sponsorships and tournament-partner relationships.