August 1, 2015

Golf Range News

UK-based company, Power Tee, the world leader in automated teeing systems, announced a partnership with golf retailer Roger Dunn, which includes placement of their automated system at the Roger Dunn Superstore in Santa Ana, California. The Santa Ana location is a flagship of the worldwide golf chain. It boasts a 2,500 square foot putting area, a custom golf fitting center, a golf repair shop, golf school classes and indoor hitting stalls, which now feature several Power Tee automated teeing systems. More than 50 percent of the driving ranges in the United Kingdom, which includes some of the most exclusive practice facilities in the world like St. Andrews, the Belfry, and Wentworth Club, have installed Power Tees. The system is becoming more prevalent on this side of the pond, as well.

In conjunction with Golf Channel, Wilson Golf announced a call for entries as it launches a new television show called “Driver vs. Driver.” Scheduled to air in the fall of 2016, the show invites aspiring golf-club designers to uniquely innovate their own driver concepts. The trials and tribulations faced by contestants will be documented, as their ideas and concepts are evaluated and critiqued by an elite team while going through the grueling process to become a viable driver within the Wilson Golf line of products. Contestants will have a chance to win a $500,000 grand prize and an opportunity to work with Wilson Labs innovation team of engineers and designers to turn their idea into a Wilson Staff 2017 branded driver sold at golf shops around the country. To enter, individuals and/or teams need to submit a short video on their concept, why they think it can work as the next driver innovation, and a brief synopsis of who they are. Entries can be submitted at

For your students and golfers who spend all their practice range time pounding one driver after the next, share this story from that breaks down how important short game is to lowering scores. It’s validation for the age-old adage “driver for show, and putt for dough.”