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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 243

Thursday, December 16, 2010

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm getting better. I've got less weaknesses in my game, my short game is improving, my longer play is improving, I'm much calmer out on the golf course than I used to be, I think. And (I’m) just enjoying golf.”

ON THIS DAY: In 1984, Phil Hancock and Ron Streck teamed to win the Chrysler Team Championship.

MEMBERS WANTED: The private club business model appears to have a few cracks in its armor and the downturn in the economy has accentuated the flaws. "It's a Ponzi scheme," argues Steve Graves, president of Creative Golf Marketing, a Kansas consulting group. READ MORE>>>

TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS: "We're a $100 million business that's got 30 customers. If you want to have more customers, you've got to take care of the 30 you have. You don't spend more time talking to people who aren't in business with you than people who are. I told people this would be a two-year turnaround, but in my head I was thinking six months. I'm learning I have to have patience I didn't know about coming in.” READ MORE>>>

SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS: Thanks to more orders from TaylorMade and Callaway, Taiwan’s golf equipment manufacturers, including Advanced International Multitech Co. and Dynamic Precision Casting Mfg., Co., have witnessed surging revenues this month. READ MORE>>>

RUB OF THE GREEN: The Waste Management Phoenix Open said it’s having a GREEN OUT on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 during the 3rd round of the tournament. “We want to show the world that we’re not only the ‘The Greatest Show on Grass’ but also ‘The Greenest Show on Grass’ by having EVERYONE (all fans, players, sponsors, caddies, Thunderbirds and vendors) show their support for the green/eco-sensitive efforts of the tournament by wearing GREEN. Green hats, green shirts, green pants or even green shoes will do,” said Tournament Chairman Mike McQuaid.  “We want to see a sea of green walking the grounds of the TPC Scottsdale.”

For every person who wears something green on Saturday, February 5th, the tournament host Thunderbirds will donate some green to Arizona Clean & Beautiful – a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and enhancing the beauty and environmental quality of Arizona.

FIT TO A TEE: Fred VanSteen and Dale Briggs at Knollwood Fairways in Southern Pines, N.C., have been named the 2010 PING National Fitter of the Year. First given in 1997, the award recognizes the Authorized PING Fitter that has demonstrated the highest commitment to custom fitting, according to the company and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities.

“Fred and Dale have done a remarkable job expanding a teaching and practice facility into a full-service fitting operation that has helped hundreds of golfers benefit from PING fitting technology,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “They effectively deliver on the PING promise of technological innovation combined with exceptional customer service. Given the busy Pinehurst market where Knollwood does business, we’re especially proud to recognize their efforts and honor them as PING’s National Fitter of the Year.”

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HEARD ON THE TEE: Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to be named as Europe's next Ryder Cup captain next month. A press conference has been scheduled for January 18th in Abu Dhabi, where the European Tour's four-week Middle East swing begins two days later. READ MORE>>>

TABLES ARE TURNED: After eight years as a caddie, Brett Waldman needs one himself now. The caddie for Camilo Villegas said he will play the Nationwide Tour next year instead of working for one of golf’s top players. Waldman earned that shot by completing an amazing ride through Q-school and shooting a 68 in the sixth and final round. READ MORE>>>

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ANSWER: Lee Westwood, currently ranked #1 in the world, after his second place finish at the Masters.

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