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May 1, 2016

Golf Range News

Since launching at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in January, the PGA Magazine Women Leaders Platform has experienced impressive growth and continues to provide great event, networking and idea-sharing opportunities for women PGA and LPGA Professionals across the country. At a recent event at Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, attendees learned how PGA Magazine is giving women PGA Professionals a blank canvas to “paint the picture” of the areas, events and ideas they would like discussed and shared among one another. The platform revolves around what women PGA Professionals want and provides a platform to help them grow the game at a local level using various aspects of the facility, including the practice range.

PGA Junior Golf Camps is launching its new Competitive Edge Overnight Camps, which is designed for advanced and competitive youth golfers. The camps are focused on accelerated game improvement for co-eds ages 12-18, who are seeking a competitive edge in preparing for tournament play, as well as collegiate golf. Camps include the advanced study of all aspects of the game, utilize the industry’s most advanced instruction technologies and feature daily oncourse PGA Professional instruction to hone course management skills. The camps also incorporate fitness and conditioning sessions, as well as nutrition seminars. Campers will be housed in four-star accommodations located on property at the four camp locations: Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin; PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida; Silverado Resort & Country Club in Napa, California; and Pauma Valley Country Club in San Diego County, California. In addition to the Competitive Edge Overnight Camps, PGA Junior Golf Camps is also offering half- and full-day options at more than 75 locations nationwide. For more info on dates and locations visit www.PGAJuniorGolfCamps.com.

Beginning last month on April 28, and continuing every Thursday for the next two months, Titleist product experts will be available at more than 80 facilities across the U.S. to conduct complimentary Titleist clubfittings, offer product trial and answer questions. Golfers of all skill levels and swing speeds who are interested in testing or being fit for the latest in Titleist golf club technology – including Titleist 915 metals, 816 hybrids, 716 irons, Vokey Design SM6 wedges and Titleist Concept Products – are invited to attend a “Titleist Thursdays” event. There is no cost to attend Titleist Thursdays events or register for a fitting. For a complete list of participating facilities, visit the following link: http://www.titleist.com/thursdays.

Pacific Golf Centers, one of the premier practice facilities in the Santa Cruz area of coastal Northern California, is for sale. The 9.267-acre (highway visible) Watsonville location features the golf practice facility, the Pacific Tap House (snack shop and bar), golf shop and teaching academy. The fully lit, all-new practice range consists of 43 synthetic turf hitting stations (with 17 TrackTees® that use Doppler radar sensors to measure the total distance and ball speed of each shot taken), 15 natural grass hitting stations and four separate putting and chipping greens. Topping it off is an all-new short game complex, designed by renowned golf architect Jay Blasi (designer of Chambers Bay, home of the 2015 U.S. Open). The 2.5- acre short game complex includes a 4,500-square foot green as well a practice bunker. The facility is move-in ready, holds an existing loyal customer base, and is looking for an owner-operator, investment group, and/or a PGA Professional to take over the facility. Contact Links Capital Advisors, Inc. at www.linkscapitaladvisors.com for more information.