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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 194                                                       
Thursday, October 4, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? The problem is you guys (the media) try to find a reason why we lost and the simple reason is we just didn’t play good enough. We didn’t make the putts, hit the fairways, especially me. I lost two matches and halved another one. If I win those, if Tiger (Woods) wins his; Dustin lost one with me and then I think lost in the singles. If we play how we’re supposed to play, we win. There’s nothing wrong with our team. Our team was great. Jim was great.”

BRAIN TEASER: Last season on the PGA TOUR, two played tied for the most consecutive rounds of par or better. Can you guess who they were and how many consecutive rounds of par or better they posted?

SOLD: Overload Golf Ventures has acquired Henry-Griffitts. "Henry-Griffitts has a long history of pioneering products and expertise for the golf industry," said Brett Campbell, partner at Overload Golf Ventures. "The company, which pioneered clubfitting, has never shied away from incorporating cutting edge technology into everything it does, we plan to bring Overload Golf Ventures resources to help leverage this expertise and drive the future innovation of club fitting." PING would likely dispute the claim of pioneering clubfitting, but it’s the golf industry and perception is everything!

Overload Golf Ventures has appointed Austin Fazio as the new CEO of Henry-Griffitts.    "With all of the great history and relationships Henry-Griffitts has developed in the last 35 years, the company is uniquely positioned to take advantage of new technologies and partnerships, to drive new products and remain a leading innovator in the industry." said Austin. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

MONEY WANTED: The owners of Loch Lomond Golf Club are inviting investment proposals for its subsidiary golf course Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland. Savills has been appointed as advisors. Ian Simpson, director in the leisure and trade related team at Savills commented: “Development of the golf lodges will complement this next stage of development and construction of 45 residential units adjoining the golf course will generate capital to assist with the process. The aim is that an investment partner will acquire a substantial interest in Dundonald Links in exchange for capital investment required to complete this exciting development.” READ MORE>>>

GROW THE GAME: The USGA continues to add to its coffers with the announcement it has welcomed Cisco into the fold. The new multiyear global partnership focuses on using technology to enhance the fan experience at USGA championships, create new opportunities for content distribution on-site and worldwide, and accelerate the USGA’s mission-driven initiatives to drive global innovation in golf.   

As the Official Technology Partner of the USGA and its championships, Cisco is suppose to strengthen the experience at the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open for people attending or covering the action. In addition, Cisco’s collaboration and video technology is suppose to increase distribution of content on-site at championships and worldwide; create opportunities for fans to engage with the sport and its players; and augment the broadcast studio at USGA Headquarters to better support strategic initiatives such as learning golf’s new Rules.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Cisco to discover the many ways in which we can better leverage technology to lead golf into the future,” stated USGA CEO Mike Davis. “Their industry leadership and the significant breadth of their capabilities will elevate not only our championships, but how we better serve and generate measurable impact for recreational golfers, golf courses, and the game.”

In addition, Cisco will play an, “integral role in strengthening and accelerating the USGA’s mission-driven innovation initiatives to create a more sustainable and enjoyable game.” Good luck with transparency and measuring it. According to the partners, this will include partnering with the USGA to support STEM education and spark new ways of thinking, beginning with the USGA’s Golf Innovation Symposium in March 2019 in Japan.

WEB GEMS:

FAKE NEWS: “This Dustin thing, I just don’t get. There was no fight, no argument. He’s one of my best friends. I love the kid to death. We talked on the phone Monday and yesterday, so you tell me how we fought. People like to make a story and run with it. It’s not the first time there’s been a news story that isn’t true that’s gone out.” READ MORE>>>

HUH? Ten years ago the global financial recession roiled everything in its path, leaving no corner unturned, including the golf industry. But now, golf legend Greg Norman is thanking President Trump for turning the tide. “The game of golf has been in the doldrums, but now it’s not and I want to thank President Trump for pulling us all out of it,” Norman on Wednesday told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: The problem is you guys (the media) try to find a reason why we lost and the simple reason is we just didn’t play good enough. We didn’t make the putts, hit the fairways, especially me. I lost two matches and halved another one. If I win those, if Tiger (Woods) wins his; Dustin lost one with me and then I think lost in the singles. If we play how we’re supposed to play, we win. There’s nothing wrong with our team. Our team was great. Jim was great.”--Brooks Koepka.

In the 2017/18 season, Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas posted 24 consecutive rounds of par or better.

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