March 1, 2016

Golf Range News

PING: Continuing its annual tribute to outstanding custom clubfitters, Ping announced its distinguished Top 100 National Fitters of the Year for 2015. The recognition salutes those Authorized Ping Fitters who have shown the highest commitment to custom fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities. Winners were chosen based on points earned across several criteria, including custom orders, commitment to ongoing training, sustained sales growth, use of Ping tools and technologies, and support of the entire Ping product line. “Since the 1970s, Ping has demonstrated the connection between custom fitting and better scores, and we’re delighted to recognize these dedicated, accomplished fitters who help golfers experience the difference a precise fit makes,” said John A. Solheim, Ping Chairman & CEO.

The PGA of America has formed a new strategic alliance with Denverbased GolfTEC – the largest employer of PGA of America Professionals in the United States – wherein the world’s leading golf lessons provider is committed to ensuring future employment opportunities for PGA Professionals at its centers worldwide. GolfTEC will also consult and contribute to a variety of PGA programs, as well as provide select educational services. “Over the past two decades, GolfTEC has established itself as a leading force in golf instruction, with nearly six million lessons given through the employment of more PGA Professionals in the United States than any other brand,” says PGA President Derek Sprague. “Led by President, CEO and PGA member Joe Assell, GolfTEC enables consumers to rely upon and understand the great value and importance of connecting with the unique expertise of PGA Professionals.”

World-renowned golf instructor, Jim McLean, celebrates the 25th year of the Jim McLean Golf School at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. Since the school’s inception in 1991, McLean has firmly established himself as one of the top golf instructors in the world. The 25th anniversary signifies the longest tenure of any professional coach in South Florida.