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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 98                                                         
Thursday, May 23, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I like money a lot but that's not why I play. It just hits my account. I don't ever see it. I'm just going to go play golf.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was the last player before Brooks Koepka to win a major wire-to-wire?

IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE OPTIONS: Golf has a problem. Millennium Companies has a solution. It’s not news that more than 500 golf courses have closed since 2012 and hundreds more are losing money. Millennium Companies believes it has an innovative real estate repurposing solutions for private owners and municipalities saddled with failed or failing courses. Its leadership team of experts in golf, real estate, law, and land use has devised numerous ways to re-use and renovate negative-revenue acreage, turning it into valuable, multi-use properties. 

Among the land-use plans Millennium Companies is poised to create, it promises, are new and exciting forms of golf, ones that are more energizing, entertaining, take less time to play, and are more inclusive than the traditional golf experience. Millennium also develops residential, neighborhood retail, and other recreational amenities that further revitalize communities while creating indoor and outdoor areas for families and professionals to enjoy year-round. 

“We work closely with private owners of daily-fee golf courses throughout the U.S. who are interested in exploring alternative uses for their land because their courses are no longer sustainable in their current format,” explained Millennium Companies CEO Bob Hobbs, Jr.  “Together with these owners, we create a plan to acquire their courses and repurpose them in a way that benefits surrounding homeowners while allowing ownership to exit the golf business gracefully. We also can help municipalities stop the never-ending losses and actually generate new sources of tax revenue.” 

“For years, cities were forced to decide between closing courses to save taxpayer money or maintaining them for the limited constituency who utilized them,” said Chief Land Use Officer Jason Morris, who has worked in land-use law and real estate for more than 25 years. “We will use our combined expertise to offer city leaders flexible solutions that save taxpayer dollars while maintaining golf —but the right kind of golf—at the same time.”

For more information on the company and its services, access its web site at www.millenniumcompanies.com

HERE’S JOHNNY: If you’ve missed him, he’s coming back. Johnny Miller, who has a long history of working with Callaway Golf is teaming up with the company for a new podcast. Miller will work with Callaway on custom experiences and a variety of content development projects, including the original podcast Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller, which launched on iTunes and a variety of other podcast platforms. The podcast, part of the Callaway Podcast Network, features Chris Harrison as the host; Harrison is an avid golfer best known for his host duties on ABC’s The Bachelor franchise. The podcast will feature six episodes in 2019 occurring after major events in golf. The podcast will increase to 8 episodes in future seasons. 

“Johnny Miller was a legend on the course and in the TV booth there was no equal. I know he’s got more to say on the world of golf and the world in general. There’s no chance I’m missing the opportunity to sit next to him and hear what he has to say,” said co-host Harrison. “I think golf fans will really enjoy what we have coming, starting with our new Real Golf Talk podcast,” said Miller.

Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller is a part of the Callaway Podcast Network and is available on apple, Spotify, Soundcloud or wherever you access podcasts.

IS THIS THE FUTURE? The worlds of online gaming and live professional golf will collide for the first time on the European Tour this week, when the Made in Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort plays host to the first European eTour Championship. Eight of the best players from around the world in the most popular online golf game, World Golf Tour by Topgolf, will go head-to-head in knockout match play format for a prize fund of $5,000 – the biggest prize pool in an esports golf tournament. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

THE NEXT ONE TO WATCH FOR: U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland of Norway was selected for the Ben Hogan Award as the national's top college golfer. READ MORE>>>

MORE TIGER! A scripted limited series based on the 2018 Tiger Woods biography written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian is in development. “Tiger Woods” is set to be taken to market by Wheelhouse Entertainment and Benedict, Wheelhouse announced.
“As a rabid sports fan, I had seen Jeff’s byline and read much of his work, always impressed by his insights and access into some pretty rarified worlds, but when I picked up ‘Tiger Woods’ I saw what a true force Jeff really is – and a compelling way to bring the Tiger Woods story to life as one of the most moving in sports history,” ” Wheelhouse CEO Brent Montgomery said in a release. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I like money a lot but that's not why I play. It just hits my account. I don't ever see it. I'm just going to go play golf.”--Harold Varner III.

The last player to win a major wire-to-wire was Jordan Spieth (2015 Masters Tournament).

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 97                                                         
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “If you look at what hobbles golfers, the golf gods have a way of getting everybody. I mean sooner or later you get everybody. I came across a great line. It does not take much for golfers to go from invincible to invisible.”

BRAIN TEASER: There have been five wire-to-wire winners at the PGA Championship. Aside from Brooks Koepka, can you name any of the others to accomplish the feat?

FOR DA KIDS: The United States Golf Association (USGA) is joining forces with Marvel Entertainment to create exclusive golf education products to engage junior golfers on the elements to learning the game.

To be officially launched in June at the 2019 U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach, the collaboration comes to life through a printed and digital comic book featuring many of Marvel’s Super Heroes, who show juniors the basics of playing golf. Parents, golf coaches, courses and club professionals will be able to order the books online at usga.org/publications in June.

As part of the agreement, limited-edition Marvel-themed golf posters will be distributed, while supplies last, at the Junior Experience on Sunday of the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

“We’re excited for this opportunity to introduce and teach the game of golf to a junior audience in a way that’s completely unique,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “Utilizing the power of the Marvel Universe will help us introduce the game to potential new golfers while also giving our existing players a fun new way to learn.”

The story follows Tony Stark (Iron Man) and other Avengers as they teach the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes about golf. The comic book also folds out into a poster that highlights some lessons for juniors who are learning the game.

“For 80 years, comic books have been at the core of the Marvel Universe, introducing fans of all ages to new adventures, ideas, and experiences through visual storytelling,” said Michael Pasciullo, SVP of Marketing and Communications at Marvel Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the USGA to use our iconic heroes and that storytelling to inspire the next generation of athletes and golfers.”

The new publications will replace the longstanding Peanuts/Snoopy Rules books published and offered to the golf’s youngest fans for more than 30 years. A supplemental teacher’s guide intended for teaching professionals of junior golf programs will also be available for purchase. The guide provides more context and alternative options to apply and understand the Rules, handicapping and etiquette.

A BUYER: Callaway Golf Co, President and CEO, Oliver Brewer has purchased 10,000 shares of company stock, according to a filing with the Washington-based SEC on May 21, 2019. The purchase price was 15.1 per share. At present, he holds 602,268 shares of Callaway stock.

WEB GEMS:

RESPECT: Majors matter more than any other golf tournament. They are not the sole measure of greatness. And that might be one reason it took Brooks Koepka winning four majors — as many as Rory McIlroy, one more than Jordan Spieth among his contemporaries — for the 29-year-old Floridian to get the kind of attention his game deserves. Never mind the No. 1 ranking that came with his victory Sunday in the PGA Championship. That could change in two weeks. Koepka now is at that level — and it took back-to-back titles in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship to get there — that he makes people look when he walks onto the range, that he’s considered a top favorite wherever he goes without anyone having to look up the odds. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “If you look at what hobbles golfers, the golf gods have a way of getting everybody. I mean sooner or later you get everybody. I came across a great line. It does not take much for golfers to go from invincible to invisible.”--Brandel Chamblee.

Bobby Nichols (1964), Jack Nicklaus (1971), Raymond Floyd (1982), Hal Sutton (1983), Brooks Koepka (2019) are the five wire-to-wire winners at the PGA Championship.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 96                                                         
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “There's always a chip. I think every great athlete always has a chip, whether it be somebody saying you can't do something -- it doesn't matter. It works for me. Why would I stray from that? It's one of those things that it doesn't need to come from anybody. It can come from me. I can make something up in my own head and tell myself I can't get to 10 or more, and I'm trying to prove myself wrong. It doesn't need to come from the outside. I can do it internally, too. Telling me I wasn't tough. That pissed me off. That really pissed me off.”

BRAIN TEASER: At age 13, this player ended his father’s five-year club championship streak at Sherbrooke Golf and Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla., by taking him down in the finals. Who is he?

ITS ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS: Back in the day Bob Dylan sang about the times changing. Its doubtful whether anyone has this in mind when the singer-songwriter was forecasting the world was moving in a different direction.

Medterra CBD has expanded sports and fitness capabilities with major investments in the golf industry by partnering with Worldwide Golf Shops, the parent company to Edwin Watts, Roger Dunn, and other well-known golf retail stores in the United States. The growing startup has also signed US Open Major Champion Lucas Glover, 4-time PGA tour winner Charley Hoffman, and Morgan Hoffman as part of their sports ambassadorship program. To further expand their expertise, Medterra hired former Nike Director of Sales, Greg Moore, who has 25 years of golf industry experience to serve as their VP of Sales for the Golf Division.

"We are seeing an increase in the use of CBD in golf athletes and our companies share core values around transparency and are second to none in customer service and expertise," said Al Morris, CEO of Worldwide Golf. "We're thrilled that Medterra has found a true partner in Worldwide Golf as CBD becomes more popular and we continue to expand into the golf industry," said Medterra CBD CEO and co-founder Jay Hartenbach.

Worldwide Golf will be rolling out Medterra products nationwide this month to offer consumers CBD solutions such as Medterra's MedOil CBD Tinctures, Good Morning CBD Soft-Gels, and CBD Rapid Cooling Cream.

The use of CBD for training and recovery is becoming increasingly popular within the golf community and beyond. According to Medterra, Lucas Glover, Charley Hoffman, and Morgan Hoffman, all have seen the benefit of using Medterra's CBD Rapid Cooling Cream, MedOil CBD Tinctures, Good Morning Capsules, and Dissolvable Sleep Tablets as part of their daily regimens.

"The use of Medterra's high-quality CBD products help get my energy up, stay alert and focused round after round. As a Tour Professional, I can trust Medterra's THC-free products because they are certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority," said Charley Hoffman. "We've seen fantastic results with these athletes using Medterra products and it's the next big step for us as a company to move into the golf industry supporting such high caliber athletes," said Hartenbach.

In addition, Medterra will be participating in their ambassador's philanthropic initiatives such as Morgan Hoffman's Foundation, which focuses on leading the race to find a cure for muscular dystrophy (MD).

WEB GEMS:

HE’S DIFFERENT: “To me Brooks is like Dustin with Tiger’s mind, a phenomenal athlete with an incredible mindset, able to go to this deep dark place that not a lot of golfers can find,” the Northern Irishman said on Sunday. “I hope he really stamps his authority on world golf because he deserves to be there. “You can’t teach somebody to think the way that Brooks Koepka thinks. I wish I could use negativity the way he’s able to use it.” READ MORE>>>

ITS NEVER EASY: Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which no one had done in 29 years, it didn’t seem enough to be the first name mentioned among the next generation of stars. So he spent three days setting records at Bethpage Black in the PGA Championship — the first player to shoot 63 in consecutive years in the majors, the lowest 36-hole score in major championship history and a seven-shot lead, the largest ever for 54 holes in the PGA Championship. And then he endured the toughest day of his career Sunday, which turned into the most rewarding. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “There's always a chip. I think every great athlete always has a chip, whether it be somebody saying you can't do something -- it doesn't matter. It works for me. Why would I stray from that? It's one of those things that it doesn't need to come from anybody. It can come from me. I can make something up in my own head and tell myself I can't get to 10 or more, and I'm trying to prove myself wrong. It doesn't need to come from the outside. I can do it internally, too. Telling me I wasn't tough. That pissed me off. That really pissed me off.”--Brooks Koepka.

At age 13, Brooks Koepka ended his father’s five-year club championship streak at Sherbrooke Golf and Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla., by taking him down in the finals.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 95                                                         
Monday, May 20, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “What I said was I've been flipped off before, probably not as often as you would think, but I've felt like he was giving me the finger for four and a half hours. I said it tongue in cheek. I wanted people to know that it didn't bother me in any way.”  

BRAIN TEASER: This player’s great uncle was Dick Groat, who won two World Series as a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates, claimed the 1960 National League MVP award and earned a spot on eight National League All-Star teams. A multi-sport athlete, Groat was also claimed third overall in the 1952 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Can you name who Grout’s great nephew is?

LESS IS MORE: It’s been a little while since there has been a new product introduction. But as the playing season is about to embark for recreational and aspirational players, PING has expanded its G410 driver family with the release of the G410 LST. According to PING, it s a high-MOI driver engineered to produce low, stable spin by movable-weight technology. 

“With the tremendous success of the G410 Plus and SFT drivers introduced earlier this year, we’re pleased to add the highly anticipated G410 LST model to the line-up in time for the summer golf season,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “It took us a little longer than planned but that was only because our first iteration didn’t out-perform the G400 LST. We re-worked the design to meet our performance improvement standards and are excited to get the G410 LST driver into golfer’s hands.

“The head size is slightly smaller than the Plus model and the CG is positioned to reduce spin several hundred rpms while still providing extremely high forgiveness,” Solheim added. “The combination of lower spin and more stability plus the ability to dial in the shot shape with our movable-weight technology greatly expands the types of golfers who can benefit from the technology of the G410 LST driver. As always, we encourage golfers to undergo a thorough custom fitting with a trained pinglstPING Fitting Specialist to determine which G410 driver model best fits their game.”

The G410 LST shares the movable-weight technology introduced in the G410 Plus model. According to the company, the CG position is slightly forward of the G410 Plus in all three positions (Draw, Neutral, Fade), leading to spin reduction of approximately 200 to 400 rpm, depending on shaft choice and a golfer’s launch conditions. Each weight position shifts the CG location by 1/10" in each direction from neutral, influencing left or right shot direction approximately 10 yards (20 yards of correction between Draw and Fade settings).

“The addition of the movable-weight technology in our low-spin driver option allows us to fit a wider range of golfers,” said Solheim. “A perfect example is a high-swing-speed player who battles a miss to the right. In that case, the combination of placing the weight in the draw position and the lower spin greatly improves dispersion and leads to increased ball speed for more distance.”

Patented Dragonfly Technology on the inside, PING said, creates an ultra-thin crown structure, saving weight, which is moved to the extreme boundary of the clubhead to increase the MOI by 3% (compared to the G400 LST) for added ball speed and forgiveness.

For even more custom fitting options, the patented adjustable hosel expands from five to eight settings, offering loft (0, +1⁰, +1.5⁰, -1⁰, -1.5⁰) and lie adjustments (including up to 3⁰ flatter than standard) to optimize ball flight. “The expansion of the loft options is a tremendous benefit for all golfers, and the flatter lie angles add another layer of opportunity for expert club fitters to really fine-tune a golfer’s driver,” said Solheim.

Four high-performance shaft options are available at no up-charge. The PING Tour 65 & 75 and the counter-balanced PING Alta CB Red 55 are developed in house by PING engineers. For popular custom after-market options, golfers can choose the Project X EvenFlow Black 75 and Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60.

The multi-material driver (U.S. MSRP: $540 is available for pre-order and custom fitting at authorized PING golf shops around the world beginning today.

YOU ALWAYS NEED A PLAN: PING has also introduced the Blueprint, a forged-blade iron. “As the name suggests, we’ve applied a Blueprint approach to the new irons,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “Every detail is extremely precise and carefully calculated. The resulting design is spectacular in every way for the elite player -- performance, feel and looks. It’s a true shot-maker’s iron crafted with precision, and for precision.”

“With that in mind, we know the Blueprint iron isn’t for everyone. We encourage golfers interested in the Blueprint to get fit and compare it to other PING iron designs to find the best solution for their game,” Solheim continued. “To paraphrase the warning sign next to the first tee at Bethpage Black that we saw so often last week during the PGA Championship, ‘The Blueprint is an extremely difficult iron to play, which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.’

blueprintThe Blueprint’s small blade design will appeal to the player who puts a premium on workability and trajectory control. Shorter blade lengths, less offset and narrow sole widths were optimized, PING said, to perform in all conditions. A machined tungsten toe screw increases the MOI for additional forgiveness and combines with an internal heel weight to provide precise swing-weight tuning.

“I put them in play immediately once they arrived,” said PING pro Tony Finau, the 15th –ranked player in the world. “They’re workable, incredibly versatile and feel great. There isn’t a single shot I can’t hit with them, which gives me a lot of confidence in pressure situations. The look at address is also perfect; the size and shape really fit my eye.”

Based on requests from several PING professionals, according to the company, for a blade-style iron sized and shaped to deliver more control and workability, PING’s engineering team took a scientific, methodical approach to the development and design of the Blueprint iron. Through on-course observation sessions and conversations with the players about the shots they rely on to excel in competition, the engineers began the prototyping process to apply what they had learned and gather additional feedback. After extensive in-house research with varying head sizes, the findings revealed the theory of “aim small, miss small” was validated by many of the highly skilled players in the test, who produced tighter stat areas when hitting the more compact head. That design was prototyped in limited quantities and released on tour nine months before the official introduction.

“When we launched it on tour, a few players put it in play immediately and it wasn’t long before we had our first win,” said Solheim. “Based on a lot of their input, we were able to deliver exactly what they were looking for while expanding our iron offerings into a new category. We’re very pleased with the development process we went through and are looking forward to applying our learnings to future PING products.”

“The feel is amazing,” reported PING pro Louis Oosthuizen, who was the first player to put the new irons in his bag last fall and the first to win with them at the South African Open in December. “I love the feedback I get and how smoothly they go through the turf from any lie. They’re like no other iron I’ve ever hit. The Blueprint’s workability gives me the control to hit all the shots with the precision I need to win tournaments.”

The Blueprint is available for pre-order and custom fitting at authorized PING golf shops around the world beginning today.

WEB GEMS:

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! Paul Casey believes Phil Mickelson should captain the United States in the 2024 Ryder Cup in order to maximize the “intimidating” atmosphere, which awaits the European side. “The crowd were amazing,” Casey said after a closing 69. “He [Mickelson] gets nothing but positive reception around here and I got a lot of that off the back of him, which was great. In 2024, I would get none of that.” READ MORE>>>

ITS NEVER EASY: Koepka said at the start of the week that majors are sometimes the easiest to win. This one should have been. It wasn’t. His 74 was the highest final round by a PGA champion since Vijay Singh won in a playoff in 2004 at Whistling Straits. “I’m just glad I don’t have to play any more holes,” Koepka said. “That was a stressful round of golf. I’m glad to have this thing back in my hands.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “What I said was I've been flipped off before, probably not as often as you would think, but I've felt like he was giving me the finger for four and a half hours. I said it tongue in cheek. I wanted people to know that it didn't bother me in any way.”-- Brandel Chamblee on Brooks Koepka.

Brooks Koepka’s great uncle is Dick Groat, who won two World Series as a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates, claimed the 1960 National League MVP award and earned a spot on eight National League All-Star teams. A multi-sport athlete, Groat was also claimed third overall in the 1952 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Grout, now 88 years old, just retired as a radio analyst for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team after 41 seasons.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 94                                                         
Friday, May 17, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's a big ol' golf course, and you've got to be ready for it. It's tackle football, both playing it and walking it. That warning sign is for real. The interesting thing is nobody ever says it's unfair. They say it's a great test, and it's a happy place. It is hard, but it's fair and it's in front of you and you understand it. You can't beat it but you can understand it.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was the last player to win a major at Bethpage Black?

IN TIGER WE TRUST: Its been said many times that timing is everything. The PGA OF America can attest to that with its decision to move its Championship from August to May. Lady luck never hurts along the way!

“To follow the Masters every year is terrific,” stated Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America. “Obviously this year is even more so. We knew it was a great move. Now it looks genius with Tiger having created the conversation for the last month. It obviously blew up our ticket sales immediately thereafter.”

Waugh acknowledged that Woods has historically driven interest in the game. “When Tiger first came on the scene, that was the biggest growth we had from a participation point of view. I don't know that we could match that, but hopefully that momentum in the game is in a really good spot. I just think this is a great moment in time for us, for the game. We feel momentum across a lot of ways, whether it be our junior league signups, which are up about 25 percent and what we think are participation levels up enormously around the world.” According to the PGA of America, 60,000 youths participated last year.

The recently minted CEO is optimistic that golf has some upward momentum that can take it to higher levels. “I hope golf is three and a half to four hours, not five and a half, but that's not going to solve everything,” said Waugh. “There's so many good signs in the game. For junior league, we've made it fun, we've made it inclusive, we've made you part of a team, you get a uniform. As a result, it's blown up. Topgolf is growing 25 percent a year. GolfTEC, which makes it very accessible where it's sort of a pop-up sort of way to go hit balls and get a lesson and where people work and play, that's grown 20 to 25 percent a year.

“We're showing that people want to play, we've just got to figure out how to do it, and I think we've historically measured it improperly by 18 holes because I don't think that is the right measurement. I don't know what it is. I'm not trying to cheat and change the yardstick, but I think we have to measure it in different ways.”

WEB GEMS:

DO YOU REMEMBER? After the many nice compliments that have been lavished on the course this week, the best is still the unspoken one that we all know: Bethpage Black matters. It matters to pros who appreciate playing in such a wonderful big ballpark. Thanks are due to Ted Bishop, who is as responsible as anyone for this championship being here, for the Ryder Cup coming in 2024 and for the Black remaining as a place where pros rave about the experience. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's a big ol' golf course, and you've got to be ready for it. It's tackle football, both playing it and walking it. That warning sign is for real. The interesting thing is nobody ever says it's unfair. They say it's a great test, and it's a happy place. It is hard, but it's fair and it's in front of you and you understand it. You can't beat it but you can understand it.”--CEO of the PGA of America, Seth Waugh.

Lucas Glover entered this week as the reigning major champion at Bethpage Black, where he won the 2009 U.S. Open.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 
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