PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Michael Sim of Perth, Australia has been voted 2009 Player of the Year on the Nationwide Tour by his fellow competitors.The 25-year-old will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, symbolic of his selection as Nationwide Tour Player of the Year. “With the level of play we see week-in-and week-out on the Nationwide Tour, Michael's record-breaking performance this season was nothing short of spectacular,” said PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem. "We congratulate him on joining a distinguished list of Nationwide Tour alumni who are having an impact on the PGA TOUR on a weekly basis. Michael certainly embodies the Nationwide Tour's mission of identifying and transitioning players who are ready to compete and win on the PGA TOUR.”
The Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts has announced that Tara Joy Connelly from Cohasset Golf Club is the 2009 winner of the WGAM Anne Marie Tobin Player of the Year Award. This is the sixth overall win for Tara and the fifth consecutive year she has attained this honor. The selection process for the Player of the Year Award is based upon points issued for performance in WGAM events, USGA events, and certain other regional and national competitions. The WGAM will present this award to Tara at the Association’s Annual Meeting and Past Presidents’ Reception on December 8th at the Charles River Country Club.
Tara placed First in the Endicott Cup, Third in the Edith Noblit Baker tournament, Fourth in NEWGA, was a finalist in the WGAM State Amateur Championship, placed Third in the Grace Keyes Cup, and won the Massachusetts Women’s Open. She additionally earned points as a local and site qualifier and medalist in the U.S. Mid-Amateur and qualified for match play on-site.
Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort has been named "2010 Golf Course of the Year" by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. Official recognition is scheduled for February 11, 2010 during the Association's Annual Conference in San Diego.
Kevin Johnson, the 42-year-old former Massachusetts Junior Amateur, Massachusetts Amateur and Massachusetts Open champion who played on the 2001 PGA Tour, returns after finishing 13th on the 2009 Nationwide Tour, including wins at the The Rex Hospital Open and Knoxville Open. Fran Quinn, the 44-year old 1990 MGA Open champion, finished 25th on the 2009 Nationwide Tour, including a win at the Albertson's Boise Open. James Driscoll, the 32-year-old two-time Massachusetts Amateur champion, finished 112th on the 2009 PGA Tour to retain his card; he first earned his PGA Tour card in 2005. His best finish in 2009 came in May when he finished second to Zach Johnson at the Valero Texas Open.
One of the premier indoor golf facilities ever designed is located right in Southern New England's backyard and is also a long time client of New England Golf Monthly. We have watched Elite Indoor Golf Center developer, owner and Director of Instruction, Jeffrey Dantas from the opening of Elite in the winter of 2007 and applaud Jeff for his recent accomplishments.
Veteran PGA Tour pro Mark Calcavecchia set the Tour record of nine straight birdies at the recently completed RBC Canadian Open. Calc was aided by wet course conditions that allowed lift-clean and place from the fairway and the soft greens made firing at pins like throwing darts. Calcavecchia did just that with none of his birdie putts exceeding 12 feet. That is a great accomplishment for Calcavecchia, but let’s face it, he is no Rick Sigda.
Who? Almost 30 years ago to the day, in July 1979, then 29 year old amateur Rick Sigda, playing in the Greenfield Open at The Country Club of Greenfield (Mass) ran off nine straight birdies setting the amateur world record at the time which stood for many years thereafter.
Williamstown, Mass. Mungeam Cornish Golf Design, Inc, headquartered in Uxbridge, Mass., continues the renovation of Waubeeka Golf Links under the direction of chief golf course architect Mark Mungeam, ASGCA, and design associate Tim Gerrish.
Waubeeka Golf Links is an 18 hole semi-private club originally designed, built and owned by the late Rowland Armacost, a superintendent by trade, which opened in 1966. Waubeeka Golf Links occupies a stunning site in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts with views of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, Brodie Mountain and the Green River flows through the course.
Montreal, Quebec---Sunice, the leading brand in performance outerwear, is proud to announce the appointment of their new Executive Vice-President of Sales for the United States, Howie Ellis. With experience as the Director of Sales for Callaway Golf Apparel and Strategic Account Manager for Adidas Golf, he is tasked to grow Sunice's presence in the US market. Ellis is a 22-year industry veteran that has worked with some of the most recognizable names in golf apparel. He will manage the sales force in the United States and continue to strengthen the brand position in this market.... Read More...