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September 1, 2016

Golf Range News

FlightScope, a leader in the development and manufacturing of launch monitors and radars for golf, recently announced its partnership with U.S. Golf Combines, an organization providing student athletes with tools to stand out during the college recruitment process. As a result of the partnership, FlightScope’s Xi Tour units were used by junior golfers at College Golf Day Combine events for instructional use to comprehend their game and compile data for recruitment. In addition, the companies are working together to create a custom skills challenge for junior golfers, using FlightScope as an assessment component.

Premier Golf, a division of Travel Incorporated that manages much of the PGA of America’s travel outreach, including the official Ryder Cup travel packages, has acquired Women’s Golf & Travel Concierge to further expand its niche and overall expertise. Women’s Golf Travel & Concierge has also provided golf travels packages that include information on golf schools and clinics designed for women and their families. “Premier Golf has long held the same commitment to client service and satisfaction that we have had at Women’s Golf &Travel Concierge,” says Women’s Golf & Travel Concierge founder Barbara Gutstadt. “In addition, our commitment to providing packages to the Solheim Cup mirrors the tremendous work Premier Golf has done with the Ryder Cup. It’s truly exciting to be part of a company dedicated to delivering world-class travel packages and golf offerings across the globe.”

Spanish Oaks Golf Club is one of the premier and growing private clubs in the Austin, Texas area. Upcoming renovations from Bobby Weed Golf Design to both the practice facilities and the course are sure to elevate the club even further. Practice area renovations will include upgrades to the short game facilities – bunkers will be added, two greens enlarged and more hitting area added surrounding the greens, resulting in greater practice variety. The main tee on the driving range will also be expanded, as will the tee area at the far end of the range. At the far end, an academy building will be constructed, with two hitting bays as well as another short-game area and putting area.

Janus Developmental Services, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to individuals with disabilities, recently purchased the Noblesville (Indiana) Golf & Batting Center. The stand-alone practice range also features a miniature golf course and batting cages. Janus plans to update the facility to allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in all the center’s activities, including specialized golf instruction and employment opportunities. The facility will close for the remainder of 2016 as construction gets underway and plans to reopen next spring.