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January 1, 2015

Golf Range News

For years, golf fans have watch jealously on Sundays as they see the world’s best players have their ball flight precisely tracked using ProTracer technology. As the little red line appears on the screen, you can’t help but think: “That’s so cool…” Now you can give golfers the same experience on your range if you so choose. ProTracer along with Range Servant have combined to offer ProTracer Range.

Call the cops if you see this man on your range. Well, it might be awhile before you see him. Nathan Brown was recently arrested for stealing 42,000 range balls over the past two years from a St. Louis area facility.

In November, Proponent Group, LLC, a member-based service company that currently supports 450 golf instructors, merged with the newly formed Golf Channel Academy, to create a dedicated network of premier teaching facilities. Golf Channel Academy is devoted to efficiently growing the business of golf instruction through a unique marketing partnership with selected coaches and their facilities. This network will utilize a variety of Golf Channel promotional and customized marketing tools for each facility and instructor.

The USA Junior National Team is a long-term player development initiative aimed at molding competitive junior golfers through a tiered program. Now it’s third year, the organization has announced three new “training centers” in the last few months: La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas; the Golf Club of Houston (Texas); and Rustic Canyon Golf Course in Moorpark, California. To date, juniors who’ve gone through the program are playing collegiately at Stanford, Oregon, Arizona and UT San Antonio to name a few.