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July 1, 2017

Golf Range News

Troon – a leader in golf course management, development and marketing – is celebrating “Troon Family Golf Month” throughout the month of July as a way of introducing juniors to the game of a lifetime. Throughout July, many Troon facilities are increasing their family golf programming with familyoriented instructional programs, clinics, events and tournaments. Two examples of Troon Family Golf Month activities include:

The Club at Savannah Harbor – Savannah, Georgia

The Club at Savannah Harbor is offering complimentary 30-minute golf clinics throughout the month to encourage families to spend time outside together. Juniors can also play the club’s familyfriendly, 9-hole short course for free. In addition, on Sunday, July 16th The Club at Savannah Harbor hosted a fun Parent Junior Tournament.

Kapalua Golf – Maui, Hawaii

Kapalua Golf and Kapalua Golf Academy hosted a Family Golf Demo Day on Saturday, July 15th. The Family Golf Demo Day featured clubs and equipment that will appeal to all members of the family, including Callaway, U.S. Kids and more.

During U.S. Open Week last month, four members of the Arizona Diamondbacks moved from the diamond to the upper deck. And instead of baseball bats, they carried golf clubs as they attempted to knock golf balls from the stands into a pool set up on the field. This baseball stadium/golf phenomenon began when Callaway Golf transformed Petco Park in San Diego into a nine-hole golf course a few years ago, and has really caught on at stadiums across the country. Be on the look out for an opportunity to try this unique experience near you!

How important is stretching for older golfers? Players on the PGA Tour Champions rank it right up there with time on the practice range and the putting green. For more on how important stretching is to the preparation process for senior golfers, check out this article that appeared in the Baltimore Sun just prior to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. Featured in the piece is golf’s iron man, Berhard Langer – who’s also a central figure in Tour Talk in this month’s issue of Golf Range Magazine.