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Where2Golf Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Golf’s Ultimate Online Information Source

LONDON, England, February 16, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Where2Golf.com is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the ultimate online information source for the game of golf where golfers can ‘discover the best’ in golf travel and refer to its vast library of golf facts, figures and images.

Whilst first and foremost a comprehensive guide to the finest golf courses and the top golf destinations in the world, Where2Golf also houses an encyclopaedia of golf information covering international tournaments, both professional and amateur, a Who’s Who of golf, from the world’s best professionals to some of golf’s best course designers, as well as a golf dictionary that explains the game’s unique terminology.

Where2Golf began as a hobby back in 2002 for site founders, Nigel Butler and Suzanne Lenaerts, but it was three years later when they quit corporate life and committed themselves fulltime to expanding Where2Golf that it began to crystallize into the complete golf resource that it is today.

The professional development of the website started in 2005 with the couple visiting golf destinations and playing golf courses around the globe to ensure that their content was tried, tested and true and that the information they were providing was as accurate and objective as it could be.

“Nigel and I realised that if we were going to take on the huge task of growing Where2Golf into one of the world’s most complete golf guide we needed to devote 100% of our time to the project,” explains Suzanne. “ We gave up our jobs and began by seeking out and playing what most golfers would describe as the “best” golf courses on the planet. The Where2Golf resource you see today is the culmination of our combined experience of playing, assessing and covering over 4,500 golf courses over the last 10 years, from Europe to America, Australasia to Africa”.

As the content grew, so the website traffic grew.

Testament to the reputation the site has gained as a credible and reliable course reviewer, Where2Golf now generates an impressive 90,000 views per month and rising.

Though not exhaustive, this unique resource represents a wide and rich selection of courses that the general consensus of travelling golfers all over the world would want to play. To keep Where2Golf live, course reviews and new golfing destinations are added to and updated regularly. Turkey for example has recently been included in the golf destinations section.

The golf course reviews are based on Nigel’s and Suzanne’s assessment of three main aspects of a course: the quality of the design and layout, the conditioning and presentation and the attractiveness of the setting. The quality of the clubhouse, practice ground and associated facilities above and beyond the golf course are not factored into the ratings.

Another unique feature of the website is its high quality maps that feature all the courses Where2Golf covers. These maps are a powerful tool when planning a golf trip and mean that golfers can identify their preferred location boasting several great courses while basing themselves centrally. A quick click on each course details nearby recommended hotels whilst ‘Stay & Play’ courses are also indicated.

The encyclopaedia section of Where2Golf is as comprehensive as its golf course coverage.

In the Tournaments category, the results of all the top professional tournaments on the PGA, European, LPGA, LET, Asian and Seniors Tours are covered as well as the top amateur (both men and ladies) scene. Incredibly this coverage goes back as far as 1860.

The Who’s Who category  not only includes the world’s top players but also celebrated golf course designers, golf journalists and club makers and many other golf “celebrities”. Biographies of each individual are listed as well as golfing achievements and their contribution to the world of golf.

Finally a dictionary on the site explains the meaning of the terminology used in the game and offers the first steps in trying to demystify what the sport is about and making it more understandable and approachable.

After 10 years in the making, Where2Golf really is the most comprehensive one-stop shop for travelling golfers.

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Author: Heady Public Relations, England
For further information on Where2Golf, please contact Suzanne Lenaerts
E: theoffice@where2golf.com

 

Notes to Editors 

•  Where2Golf is online golf resource featuring

•  Course reviews
•  World’s top golfing destinations
•  Tournament results around the world
•  Who’s Who of golf
•  Dictionary of golfing terminology

•  Around 4,500 course reviews broken down into:

•  Europe:  +/- 1500 courses in 26 countries
•  North America: +/- 2000 courses
•  Australasia: +/- 250 courses
•  Asia: +/- 600 covering China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
•  Africa: +/- 150 covering Middle East, South Africa and Mauritius

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Tour Pro Golf Clubs Reveals the Clubs Behind Justin Rose’s PGA Tour Win

Following the successful launch of new golfing website Tour Pro Golf Clubs last week, the Tour Pro Insider can reveal the clubs used by world number seven Justin Rose, who prevailed at the recent WGC Cadillac Open at Doral in Florida.

Tour Pro Golf Clubs uses inside information gathered from PGA and European Tour events across the globe to help inform golf fans on precisely which brand of clubs and equipment their favourite players endorse. This allows budding golfers to get closer to replicating the feats of the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods than ever before.

The WGC Cadillac Championship, hosted at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Florida was the first port of call for the Tour Pro Insider following the launch of the new Tour Pro Golf Clubs website and he witnessed a thrilling win for Justin Rose.

Rose held off a spirited challenge from new world number one Rory McIlroy – who eventually finished back in third – and the talented American Bubba Watson, to clinch the biggest PGA Tour win of his career to date.

His progress around The Blue Monster course was followed closely by the Tour Pro Insider, after he tipped Rose as a good outside bet to take the tournament days before the South African-born Englishman set foot on the first tee at Doral.

These close observations, along with extensive research gathered following the European and PGA Tours for numerous years, allowed the professional golf expert to determine the exact clubs Rose used to conquer The Blue Monster and card 16 under par for the tournament – one shot ahead of Watson.

Golf enthusiasts can visit Tour Pro Golf Clubs online to find out how Rose’s golf bag compared to that of his rivals. Users will also find the full leaderboard from the WGC Cadillac Championship, complete with the preferred brand of clubs endorsed by each pro player.

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Rewards4Golf Reaches Milestone Membership Mark

One in seven regular golfers signed up to the UK’s leading golf loyalty and rewards programme as Rewards4Golf welcomes its 200,000th member.

Rewards4Golf, the UK’s leading golf loyalty and rewards programme which offers discounted and free golf equipment, has recently welcomed its 200,000th member. The landmark figure represents 1 in 7 regular golfers joining the scheme, and demonstrates its ever-increasing popularity amongst golfers in the UK who find the money saving initiative convenient, easy to use and rewarding.

The new ‘part-payment’ policy, which was introduced in 2011 has proved a huge success, allowing members to easily reap the rewards of the loyalty scheme. More than 250 retail partners and 5,000 high street outlets combine to provide Rewards4Golf members with an unrivalled opportunity to earn reward points. The simple process allows members to collect points through their everyday shopping and redeem their points for golf equipment through the exclusive golf retail partner Direct Golf UK or via the Rewards4Golf online redemption shop. With no loyalty card, points are added directly to the Rewards4Golf account as and when members use their debit and/or credit card.

“We’re delighted with how Rewards4Golf has progressed, especially over the past 12 months where the benefits of the scheme have really hit home with golfers across the UK,” commented Ian Lancaster, Director, Rewards4Golf. “We’re always looking for convenient ways for our members to rack up points, adding retail partners like TOTAL petrol, B&Q and Halfords. The part-payment has proved a great success too, with more golfers than ever seeing the benefit of the scheme.”

Free to sign-up for at www.rewards4golf.com there are two main ways for members to earn points after registering a credit and/or debit card. The first way is to use the registered card at a Rewards4Golf retail partner on the high street. Secondly, online shoppers can access participating retailer websites through the matching links on the Rewards4Golf website, ensuring points are automatically credited to their account.

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NYC Firefighters Donate World Trade Center Artifact To Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

To mark the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, New York City firefighters will donate a ribbon beam from the fallen North Tower of the World Trade Center to Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, according to the golf marketing cooperative. The donation will be made on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m. at Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach. The presentation will be part of the events surrounding the 10th Annual FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing, May 22-26, 2011.

The permanent location for the beam will be determined this summer with a dedication ceremony scheduled near the time of the 10-year anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. The golf event will mark the first significant gathering and remembrance of the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy in the United States. “We are honored that the New York City area firefighters would provide such a gesture of thanks to us for the years they have held their memorial golf tournament in Myrtle Beach,” said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “We will work with the city of Myrtle Beach to find an appropriate location to dedicate the beam, so we will never forget the tragic events of 9-11.”

Developed by New York City firefighter, Kevin O’Brien, the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Ball Tournament raises money for The Thomas Elsasser Fund, a charity backed by the United Firefighters Association (UFA) and designed to benefit families of fallen firefighters. The tournament provides an opportunity for firefighters, many who assisted in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, to gather together in the “Golf Capital of the World” for camaraderie and to remember fallen heroes from 9-11. The tournament is an offspring of O’Brien’s original event, the Alfred E. Ronaldson Spring Golf Classic, which was designed in 1992 to benefit the Ronaldson family following his death. Ronaldson was a member of Rescue 3 in the Bronx and died in 1991.

“We are very appreciative to Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday for hosting our event for the last ten years,” said O’Brien. “While remembering 9-11 each year is painful and brings back memories of the horror of 9-11, it is also a time where fellow firefighters can gather, pay tribute to their fallen heroes and build a unique bond and brotherhood with people from all over the country who converge on Myrtle Beach for this annual event.” Over the years, more than 6,000 firefighters have participated in the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing with over $300,000 raised for the Thomas Elsasser Fund.

More than 800 firefighters from 15 states and Canada are expected to participate in the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing. The Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday member golf courses hosting rounds for this year’s event include: Aberdeen Golf Club; Arrowhead Country Club; Blackmoor Golf Club; Burning Ridge Golf Club; Caledonia Golf & Fish Club; Farmstead Golf Club; Grande Dunes (Resort Course); Indian Wells Golf Club; International Club; Legends Golf Resort; Long Bay Club; Man O’War G.C.; Meadowlands Golf Club; Myrtle Beach National’s SouthCreek Course and West Course; Myrtlewood Golf Club; Prestwick Country Club; River’s Edge; Shaftesbury Glen Golf Club; Tidewater Golf Plantation; The Pearl (East); True Blue Plantation; The Witch Golf Club; TPC Myrtle Beach; Wachesaw East Golf Club; Tradition Club; Waterway Hills; Willbrook Plantation; and World Tour Golf Links.

For more information about the 10th Annual FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing and other Myrtle Beach area golf events, go to www.GolfHoliday.com.

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The Matchplay Championship Grand Final Gets Underway In Dubai

Tie at the top in the first-round of Men’s Pairs Final at The Els Club, while David and Tracy Morris storm ahead in Mixed Pairs.

The Matchplay Championship Grand Final, one of Europe’s largest amateur golf tournaments has got underway today at The Els Club, Dubai, with Jim Bishop and Michael Cunningham from Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club in Essex tied for the first-round lead with Chris Scott-Douglas and Mike Ankers from Bloxwich GC and Darnford Moors GC in the West Midlands. Both teams scored 41 points in the Men’s Pairs event in the better-ball stableford format. Meanwhile, David and Tracy Morris of Collingtree Park Golf Club, Northamptonshire have stormed ahead in the Mixed Pairs with 38, and Stuart James and Craig Sullivan in the non-active event with 35 points. Perfect weather conditions and an immaculate golf course has greeted the players, who entered the tournament for just £25 at www.matchplaychampionship.co.uk. Enjoying luxurious accommodation at the Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel, the players are battling it out in front of Sky Sports cameras for the right to be named Matchplay Champions 2010/2011.

“We had a great score today and we’re going to give a good go to keep it going over the next two days,” commented Jim Bishop, Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club. Mike made birdie on the first, which got us off to a flying start and we just tried to enjoy it from there. We’re playing well and enjoying the whole experience.”

First launched in 2003, the event has flown out 36 players to Dubai who qualified through Matchplay qualifying rounds and a Regional Final back in the UK. A competitive tournament with an essence of camaraderie has created a unique feel to this years’ Grand Final, as players bask in the delights of Dubai’s first-class hospitality.

“We’re thrilled to host the Matchplay Championships here at the Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel, commented Jeff Strachan, Marriott’s Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Middle East and Africa. “We’ve got a great bunch of competitors, who are staying in our luxurious apartments with panoramic views of the Dubai Palm and Dubai Marina. With incredible views from the Observatory Bar on the 52nd Floor and exquisite dining in AZ.U.R and Counter Culture restaurants, as well as a host of Spa and leisure facilities, the hotel is the ideal place to wind down after a competitive day on the golf course.”

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The Matchplay Championship All-Set For Grand Final Showdown In Dubai

Competitors gather from all over the UK to battle it out for The Matchplay Championship crown.

The Matchplay Championship, one of Europe’s largest amateur golf tournaments, will crown its new winners next week as competitors from across the UK and Ireland assemble at The Els Club, Dubai for the 3-day Grand Final showdown from the 10 – 12th May. After entering the tournament for just £25 at matchplaychampionship.co.uk, a diverse array of golfers will stake their claim for the title, having booked their place in the field by virtue of their success in the Matchplay qualifying rounds and Regional Final last month. With Sky Sports filming the action throughout the week they will have the chance to shine in front of a TV audience usually reserved for the world’s best players.

“There have been some unbelievable performances to get this far, including the team of Army Captains John Donaldson and Jon Sheard, who as recently as last year where out in Afghanistan,” commented John Woosey, Managing Director of the JRW Group, which promotes the Matchplay Championship. “With so much to play for this really could be a fairytale ending for one of the teams, and it will be interesting to see who can handle the pressure of playing in a televised Grand Final at one of the world’s best golf courses.”

Notable teams include the husband and wife pairing of David and Tracy Morris, who return to the Grand Final after finishing 3rd in last years’ Mixed Pairs event. They will be joined by fellow Collingtree Park members Andy Castell and Andy Billson, who claimed victory at the South Regional Final at Marriott St. Pierre. Graham Young and his son Patrick, a Bradford Golf Union player, have made the final by virtue of their success at the North Regional, played at their home club Marriott Hollins Hall. Scotland’s Robert Brown and Brian Williamson make the trip to the Grand Final for the first time, as do Stuart James and Craig Sullivan of Wales, both of whom have done so without the benefit of a home match in the qualifying stages.

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Army Duo Book Place in Matchplay Championship Grand Final in Dubai

Captain John Donaldson and Captain Jon Sheard will compete in Matchplay Championship Grand Final at The Els Club, Dubai.

In glorious weather conditions on the 6th April, the army duo of Captain John Donaldson and Captain Jon Sheard who are based in Aldershot, have advanced to the Matchplay Championship Grand Final being held in Dubai next month, after scoring 43 stableford points in the hotly contested Men’s Pairs event at the South Regional Final hosted by Marriott St.Pierre in South Wales. Beating off thousands of other competitors from across the UK & Ireland, the pair has won the right to compete in the concluding event of the UK’s largest amateur golf tournament, the Matchplay Championship.

Having reached the final stage of their very own ‘Race to Dubai,’ the pair will be flown out to the Emirate, where they will enjoy 7 nights of luxury accommodation at the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and 3 days competition at the world-renowned Els Club. Filmed exclusively by Sky Sports cameras, the pair will have the chance to shine in front of a TV audience usually reserved for the world’s best players.

“Our Matchplay Championship experience has been fantastic from the very first round. The Regional Final, with photographers and the Sky Sports cameras was amazing and we’re thrilled to have qualified for the Grand Final in Dubai,” commented Captain Donaldson. “Every pair has won 5 matches to get to this stage, so we knew we would have to play well to get through, but we’re really looking forward to the opportunity of bringing the Matchplay Championship trophy back for the Army. I’m sure we’ll be able to get the time off for the Final!”

“It’s been a great day here at Marriott St.Pierre and we have seen some tremendous golf from the players involved,” commented John Woosey, Managing Director of the JRW Group, which organises the Matchplay Championship. “Playing in front of the Sky Sports cameras is a great experience with John and Jon certainly rising to the occasion. We’re excited about seeing them compete in the Grand Final, as they’ve proved today that they have what it takes to win it.”

With the North and South Regional’s now complete, 36 golfers have booked their place in the Grand Final, being hosted at the world-renowned Els Club, Dubai, from 7th-14th May. However entries for the 2011/2012 Matchplay Championship are now open, including a brand-new Men’s Singles event. For further information please visit matchplaychampionship.co.uk.

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GreenFree Celebrates 1,000th Course

Addition of further championship courses takes GreenFree past 1,000 course milestone and further underlines strength of the 2 for 1 golf vouchers scheme.

GreenFree, the home of 2-for-1 golf, has added further award-winning golf courses to its impressive portfolio, taking the number of courses where golfers can redeem their vouchers to the landmark figure of 1,000. Providing its voucher users with incredible value for money on green fees at an unrivalled number of venues throughout the UK and Ireland, the popular 2-for-1 scheme has recently added a host of championship courses to join the likes of The Belfry and Royal North Devon in the UK’s most widely used green fee voucher scheme.

Championship courses such as The Roxburghe in the Scottish Borders and Connemara Links in County Galway, Ireland, have helped GreenFree reach the milestone figure. In the South of England, The Wiltshire, designed by Peter Alliss, joins the likes of Mannings Heath Golf Club and the host venue of Tiger Woods’ triumph in the 2006 World Golf Championship, The Grove, to enhance the offering to golfers across the UK.

“We’re thrilled to welcome our 1,000th course to the GreenFree scheme, which just highlights the growing popularity of the scheme with golf clubs and avid golfers,” commented Dave Lynchehaun, GreenFree Brand Manager. “We have always been keen to ensure that the courses available on the scheme are not only affordable but also some of the best known venues in the country, and the latest clubs to join add further kudos to the scheme.”

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GreenFree member clubs acknowledge the sales opportunity and marketing support offered by the UK’s premier 2-for-1 golf scheme

GreenFree, the home of 2-for-1 golf, has been lauded by leading golf clubs for the additional income that it helps generate for clubs across the UK and Ireland. With many golf clubs looking at ways to generate additional income in a difficult economic environment, and some experiencing declining membership numbers, GreenFree has been recognised for bringing in additional revenue through attracting visiting golfers with the offer of half price green fees at selected times.

A recent survey of over 16,000 golfers showed that GreenFree voucher users bring in an additional £36 per person on average in the golf shop and clubhouse, over and above the green fee. With the average green fee at nearly £29, that works out at around £65 per person, or £130 per 2-ball.

“Our association with GreenFree has enabled us to develop an important additional green fee revenue stream,” noted Iain Burns, Director of Golf, Marriot Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club.

“Being listed as a GreenFree venue and benefiting from the marketing activity has definitely increased Mottram Hall’s visibility on a national basis,” commented Tim Hudspith, Director of Golf, De Vere Mottram Hall. “There is no doubt that this has given us a competitive advantage locally when it comes to attracting visitors from a wider catchment area.”

Brian Connor, Head Professional Manchester Golf Club also added, “The beauty of the GreenFree scheme is that we have generated traffic on the days and times when the bulk of the membership doesn’t tend to play. The scheme allows us to set the rules so we are maximising our inventory without upsetting our members – a great win-win situation.”

Around 950 courses are available to GreenFree voucher holders, all of whom receive free marketing exposure via GreenFree’s website, directory and extensive email database. Much of the scheme’s success is based on member golf clubs being able to set their own restrictions, making it possible for traditional clubs to maintain their exclusivity. Certain times of the day or days of the week can be highlighted for GreenFree users, ensuring little disruption to the members’ experience and therefore a win/win for golfers and clubs alike.

A resounding success amongst golfers and golf clubs, GreenFree looks set to go from strength to strength in the coming season.

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Golf Teen Sensation, Zakiya Randall, ‘Z’ – a WONDER-2-See, gives back on-and-off the TEE

As much as teen golf phenom Zakiya “Z” Randall of Atlanta impresses with her shotmaking, it’s her giving back that even further defines this young lady.

“I enjoy the difference I am making in the lifes of people” Those are wise words coming from a teen, but Zakiya is not your ordinary teenager. A standout-star golf player, Zakiya “Z” may often be a young female golfer amongst men and professional women(due to lack of elite girls and women amateur events) when she tees it up. But her talented golf skills – and her maturity – extend well beyond her years.

“Pretty incredible” is how Wolf Creek PGA Golf Professional Randy Grebeck and Andre Jones defines the club’s girl wonder. A regular at Wolf Creek, Zakiya has put together an impressive resume. At the very beginning, age 10 years old when she began playing, Zakiya received “The Player of The Year” award after she won every local tournament she entered. Continuing her run of success as a champion, she took her golf game nationally and won majors around the country and was crowned the ‘Championship Title’ on a National level.

Giving her fans a continuum follow-up of nothing but conquering the green, Z won every tournament and championship entered which led her to the Championship division on the popular Georgia PGA Tour. From the success at such a young age to the style that she brings to the world sport of Golf, Z continues to demonstrate mere perseverance, strength, power, and positive enlightenment.

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Matchplay Championship Announces Dubai Venue For 2010-11 Grand Final

Britain’s largest amateur golf tournament, the Matchplay Championship, announced this week it will be hosting its 2010-11 grand final at The Els Club, Dubai.

Matchplay Championship Announces Dubai Venue For 2010-11 Grand Final

The venue is a major coup for the prestigious tournament which was launched in 2003 giving all golfers the chance to win a trip of a lifetime and have their progress followed by the Sky Sports cameras, all for an entry fee of just £20 per person.

“We’re delighted to be able host the 2010-11 Matchplay Championship at such a superb course as The Els Club. It makes the tournament even more attractive for keen golfers everywhere,” said John Woosey, Managing Director of The Golfers Club which promotes the Matchplay Championship.

Entries are now open for the 2010-11 tournament which take place on May 7-14, 2011, at the stunning course designed by Ernie Els, winner of a record seven World Matchplay titles.

They have until June 30 to enter and will then take part in regional qualifier rounds before a North and South regional final. In all 36 finalists will make it to the Dubai Grand Final, staying at the sumptuous Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel.

Each finalist will be given international flights to Dubai, a practice fourball round of golf, seven nights’ accommodation at the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and a lavish prize-giving gala dinner.

There are three categories which are: Men’s pairs with a CONGU active handicap and Mixed pairs with a CONGU active handicap. There is also a third category for Men’s pairs with a non-active CONGU handicap which enables golfers who are not members of a golf club to enter the event.

Headline sponsors of the event are Direct Golf UK, Rewards4Golf.com and Golf Monthly and the tournament, as well as the regional finals, will be covered by Sky Sports and the Daily Telegraph.

”It’s not every day as an amateur golfer that you’ll find yourself and your partner walking up the 18th with the Sky Sports cameras on you!” added John.

The 2009-10 Matchplay Championship attracted a record number of entries with golfers from across the UK and Ireland competing.

The North and South regional finals take place in March and April this year with a grand final at Taba Heights Golf Resort in Egypt from May 8.

To enter the Matchplay Championship for 2010-11 or to find out more information, log onto www.matchplaychampionship.co.uk.

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If you have been playing the game of golf for some time now and welcome the challenge of a tournament such as the Matchplay Championship then use an online golf handicap calculator to get your handicap recognized to open a world of golfing opportunities that are available to golfers with official handicaps.

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Rewards4golf.com Has Signed Up Leading High Street Sporting Retailer Sports Direct, In Time For Christmas

The unique rewards scheme is delighted to have the sporting giant on board, which has over 400 outlets throughout the UK selling sports equipment, including everything from tennis to skiing, football to darts.

The news follows an announcement earlier this month that the site had signed Greene King, which has more than a 1,000 pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as household names Austin Reed and Feather and Black.

“It is fantastic to have someone of the calibre of Sports Direct on board and just when everyone is starting to do their Christmas shopping,” said Commercial Director Colin Whitehead.

“With all our new signings, it means our members will be earning even more points, whether it’s nipping out for a festive pint, buying party football kits or trainers for the kids’ presents, or sprucing up the house in time for Christmas visitors.”

The latest additions to Rewards 4 Golf, the UK’s leading golfing loyalty scheme is yet further testament to the popularity of Rewards4golf.com, launched just over a year ago and now boasting over 90,000 members.

“As more and more household names join the scheme it is becoming even easier for our members to collect points and redeem them for the golf products they want,” added Colin.

Launched just a year ago, the pioneering website enables golfers to earn points in their everyday shopping, is absolutely free and takes just one minute to sign up to.

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Pints Mean Points At Rewards4Golf.com

Golfers can now pick up points when they’re down the pub thanks to the latest partner to join the hugely successful Rewards4golf.com.

Greene King, which has more than a 1,000 pubs, hotels and restaurants across the UK, is one of three new high street retailers to join the scheme in the last month alone.

The Greene King Group has household brands that include Greene King pubs, Hardy’s House Pubs and Old English Inns and the Hungry Horse pub and restaurant chain. They are also renowned brewers creating award-winning pints such as Abbot Ale and Old Speckled Hen.

Household names Austin Reed and Feather and Black have also signed up as retail partners giving members the chance to collect even more points in their everyday shopping.

“We’re delighted to have partners of the calibre of Greene King, Austin Reed and Feather and Black joining in the last month alone. They complement our existing high street partners and give our members even more chance to earn points while they shop, have a pint or a meal,” said Commercial Director Colin Whitehead.

Austin Reed has over 90 outlets in the UK selling classic womens’ and menswear and Feather and Black is the bed and bedroom furniture specialists with more than 30 stores across the UK.

The latest additions to the UK’s leading golfing loyalty scheme is yet further testament to the popularity of Rewards4golf.com, launched just over a year ago and now boasting over 80,000 members.

“As more and more household names join the scheme it is becoming even easier for our members to collect points and redeem them for the golf products they want,” added Colin.

And Rewards4golf.com has also announced it has just signed up 14 new online retail partners, including Interflora, Lloyds Pharmacy, Hallmark Cards, Cath Kidston and Tommy Hilfigger, giving members an even greater choice.

Launched just a year ago, the pioneering website enables golfers to earn points in their everyday shopping, is absolutely free and takes just one minute to sign up to.

Rewards4golf.com is the only specialist golf rewards scheme where members earn points for every pound they spend with some of the UK’s most popular retailers including Tesco, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Currys, Marks & Spencer, Halfords, Superdrug and Amazon.

They can also earn points when spending with some of the UK’s best known golf specialists including Direct Golf UK, Golfbreaks.com, Golf Care (a golf travel insurance provider), GreenFree and The Golfers Club, a provider of golf insurance.

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81% Of Golfers Have Said They Don’t Play As Often As They Would Like Because Of The Credit Crunch

A staggering 81% of golfers have said they don’t play as often as they would like because of the credit crunch, according to a new survey released by Rewards4golf.com

Over 3,000 golfers were polled and said on average they spend £61.86 each time they tee-off but were reducing the time they spent on the course because of cost.

“It’s alarming to see how many golfers are cutting down their game because they simply don’t have the same disposable income,” said Commercial Director, Colin Whitehead.

“We’ve seen a huge surge in members for Rewards4golf.com and part of that reason must be because we’re giving golfers what they want and helping them to carry on golfing in these tough times.”

Rewards4golf.com enables golfers to earn points in their everyday shopping, is absolutely free and takes just one minute to sign up to.

In the last two months, 20,000 golfers have signed up to the unique rewards scheme, bringing the total to 75,000 since Rewards4golf.com was launched just over a year ago.

And Rewards4golf.com has also announced it has just signed up 14 new retail partners including Interflora, Lloyds Pharmacy, Hallmark Cards, Cath Kidston and Tommy Hilfigger, giving members an even greater choice.

Members can also earn points when spending with some of the UK’s best known golf specialists including Direct Golf UK, Golfbreaks.com, Golf Care, GreenFree and The Golfers Club.

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Mental And Strategic Aspects Of Playing Great Golf

Today’s golf industry is flooded with instruction related to swing plane and sequence of motion leaving a gap relevant to the creative aspects of golf; mental and strategic golf. The newly launched StrategicGolfer.com bridges this gap with outstanding instruction teaching golfers how to shoot lower scores by “Playing the Game” better.

When the StrategicGolfer team launched their innovative and ground breaking site, StrategicGolfer.com, the vision was to offer golf lessons and tips to aspiring golfers focused on moving beyond swing mechanics to the creative fundamentals which are the foundation for great golf. Great golf is strategy, visualization, a solid routine, preparation, short game mastery, and mental toughness…in short, great golf is about “Playing the Game”, and is the core focus of StrategicGolfer lessons and golf instruction.

StrategicGolfer products are in high demand from golfers seeking a competitive edge or trying to learn the game properly from the beginning. E-books, software, video lessons, and online golf tips make acquisition of their products easy and affordable for students and customers. The team also uses Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, videos and blogs to engage with prospective customers and students. The StrategicGolfer.com approach to “learning golf” is very simple. Learn a “simple” and effective golf swing and then find your best golf by learning how to “Play the Game”. Pursuing the perfect golf swing is road well traveled leading to a dead end. The perfect golf swing is a myth.

Most of today’s golf instruction embraces numerous golf instruction philosophies. Each of these philosophies has well known instructors and tour players providing endorsements in golf publications, videos, books, and internet instruction modules. One plane vs. two plane, stack and tilt, full body turn and release are just a few of today’s golf mantras. Despite all of this swing instruction handicaps have not changed in the last 20 years. Meaningful and lasting golf improvement is best gained by following the example of golf’s great champions…pursue a perfect mental and strategic approach to playing the game.

All great players have good fundamentals; however, fundamentals are only a small part of learning how to golf. Golf strategy, short game mastery, conditioning, practicing like a pro, and mental preparation are all essential elements of turning good golf into great golf. StrategicGolfer.com lessons and tips are dedicated to these topics.

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Rewards4golf.com Has Over 70,000 Registered Members Smashing All Forecasts For Its Success

North West entrepreneurs Colin Whitehead and John Woosey are celebrating a year of success following the launch of their unique Rewards4golf.com programme which has now registered over 70,000 members.

The duo based in Gatley, launched the scheme with fellow directors Tom Cowgill and Ian Lancaster last year, and in just over 12 months have already smashed all forecasts for its success.

“We knew it would appeal which is why we launched Rewards4golf.com but we’re delighted by just how successful it has been,” said Commercial Director Colin Whitehead.

“In just one year we have brought on board over 70,000 members from a standing start which just goes to show its popularity amongst golfers who have been spreading the word.

“It’s a simple formula. We just give golfers what they want. From the retailers they like to use to the products they want to redeem their points for.”

Colin, ex CEO of Manchester’s biggest PR agency Staniforth and John Woosey, are both directors of the Gatley-based JRW* Group which has a number of high profile golf brands.

They teamed up with Tom Cowgill and Ian Lancaster from prestigious golf events organisers Sports Masters International (SMI) based in Derbyshire to launch Rewards4golf.com.

“We’ve known Tom and Ian for a while on the golf circuit and it made sense for us to join forces when we were looking at the Rewards4golf.com proposition because of our joint contacts,” said Colin.

“It’s unlike any other sporting rewards scheme that we’ve seen because as well as having partners who are specialist golfing companies we’ve got high street retailers on board. That means our members collect points in their everyday life and what’s more their partners can gather points for them as well even if they’re not golfers.”

Members earn points for every pound they spend with some of the UK’s most popular retailers including Tesco, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Currys, Marks & Spencer, Halfords, Superdrug and Amazon.

They can also earn points when spending with golf specialists including Direct Golf UK, Golfbreaks.com, Golf CareGreenFree and The Golfers Club.

It takes just one minute to register a card online and is completely free. Members can earn points by shopping with more than 250 online retailers and around 3000 high street outlets. In addition, they can register more than one card to contribute to their points’ tally, so they can even be rewarded when their partner, friends or family shop.

Anyone can sign up to the scheme at www.rewards4golf.com, where they can also browse the huge variety of rewards on offer and see the extensive list of participating retailers.

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The Golfers Club Is Delighted To Be Hosting Their Tenth Annual Members’ Tournament, The National Classic, At The Marriott Forest Of Arden On October 9th 2009

This is a fitting venue for this wonderful occasion and all members are invited to enter and join The Golfers Club team at this years event. The 7,213 yard Arden course is a suitable test for golfers of all abilities and is set in the most beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

The competition will be played in a stableford format and will include extra special touches such as a taking on an ex European Tour pro at the 202 yard par 3, 18th. Any member that beats the pro on this hole will also receive a special prize.

The National Classic Champion will be crowned at the prize giving dinner. Numbers are strictly limited so please book your place as a soon as possible or call 0800 158 5550 or email: nationalclassic2009@thegolfersclub.co.uk for an application form. Member’s can bring guest players to the event if they wish.

The Golfers Club is the largest golf membership scheme in the UK and provides golfers with specialist golf insurance and exclusive member benefits such as golf tuition all for just £49.95. If you are not currently a member join up today then apply for your place by calling 0800 158 5550.

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HoleInOneKing.com – Home of The PGA Record Holder of 51 Holes In One

The PGA Career Record Holder of 51 Holes in One, announces the launch of his new website www.holeinoneking.com and a chance to win $1,000,000. Affectionately celebrated as the “King of Aces™”, Mancil Davis has been a celebrity fixture at Golf Events around the world. Mancil is best known for his Million Dollar Hole In One Shootouts, insured by the National Hole In One Association.

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According to Mancil Davis HoleInOneKing.com is everything hole in one!”. The website provides a variety of resources and information for every golfer; Hole In One Registration, Hole In One Records, Hole In One Odds, Hole In One Videos, Hole In One News, Hole In One Insurance, Hole In One Gifts and more.

As the reigning professional Hole In One record holder, Mancil Davis says “hole in one stories never get old for me, I love to see the glee and hear the sound of joy when someone tells the story of their first – or last – hole in one”. As such, HoleInOneKing.com offers golfers the opportunity to share their personal hole in one stories and possibly see them in publication in the King of Aces™ ezine “Kings Komments” – or better yet – in a future book.

Mr. Davis states that HoleInOneKing.com will allow him to showcase his Million Dollar Hole In One Events. “There is nothing more satisfying and exciting, than giving away prize money to a golfer AND raising money for charity” – it is a life changing experience for some. Mr. Davis, who also serves as Director of Golf Operations for the National Hole In One Association says they have paid out over $50,000,000 to winners over the years and raised “Millions” for charity. Charities and Businesses can check Mancil’s availability and fees on the www.HoleInOneking.com website.

One of the most anticipated features of HoleInOneKing.com is the opportunity for scratch golfers and hackers alike, to qualify for and take a single golf shot for ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Registration opportunities are available on each page of the website.

Hit ‘em Straight – Mancil Davis – PGA Professional – Hole In One King

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Brian Gay Romps to Another Wire-to-Wire PGA Tour Win Wearing Kaenon® Polarized

Claiming his second victory in his last five events on the PGA Tour and the third win of his career – all while wearing Kaenon Polarized – Brian Gay birdied three of the first six holes on Sunday to take all the suspense out of the final round of the St. Jude Classic presented by FedEx as he ran away from the field to take the $1M first prize. Showing an incredible level of calm composure, patience, and focused determination from behind his Kaenon Polarized sunglasses, Gay’s flawless putting set up by solid tee-green play at TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN., helped him finish 18-under to win by 5 strokes, moving him into fourth in the overall FedExCup point standings while also earning him a spot in this week’s US OPEN at Bethpage Black. Kaenon’s Robert Allenby and John Daly were also featured prominently as the tournament unfolded.

Reminiscent of his record-setting 10-stroke victory in April at the Verizon Open in Hilton Head,SC., Gay once again demonstrated an unparalleled ability to assess the terrain, read grain and “see the line” as he wore Kaenon Polarized sunglasses for every shot he played in the tournament. Gay wore the Kaenon Polarized JETTY with Gray 12 lenses, relying on the company’s patented SR-91® lens material, purpose-built lens tints, and re-engineered polarizing elements for superior visual clarity, depth perception and color contrast, with results that clearly speak louder than words.

Kaenon Polarized golfers Robert Allenby and John Daly also added to the Kaenon-laden exposure over the weekend, making a total of three different players, wearing three different Kaenon Polarized styles with three different lens tints on display at the St. Jude Classic. Gay in Jetty G12, was pushed in the final group both Saturday and Sunday by Robert Allenby playing in Hard Kore with Copper 28 lenses, ultimately finishing fourth, and John Daly played in the company’s lightweight metal, Spindle S2 in Copper 12. Allenby was in contention until Gay pulled away in the final round, while Daly returned to the PGA Tour, making a big splash with his trimmed-down physique, a new clothing line and quality play. Daly will continue to split his time on the US and European PGA Tour this year.

These three players, all wearing different Kaenon Polarized styles and tints, prove how individual style, performance and comfort levels can be found in the Kaenon Polarized collection – as the company caters to individual needs through innovative frame design and superior lens technology found in their SR-91 polarized lens.

To honor Brian Gay’s St. Jude Classic victory – along with Robert Allenby, who, like Gay is also a father of two – Kaenon Polarized will be running a unique Father’s Day promotion heading into this week’s US Open – that will hinge around Gay or Allenby winning the US Open on Father’s Day. Only available to members of the Kaenon Polarized online community. To learn more about the Kaenon Polarized Father’s Day promotion you must sign up at http://kaenon.com/mailinglist.

Fused with inventive and soulful designs, the Kaenon Polarized Performance Lifestyle collection of men’s sunglasseswomen’s sunglasses and sport sunglasses continues to achieve an unprecedented balance of performance and style – as they continue to win on every level of professional golf.

Kaenon Polarized. Evolve Optically®.

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Father’s Day Sale on TaylorMade R9 Clubs and Accessories At Blind9Golf.com

Blind9Golf.com, a leading online retailer of golf equipment, today announced its Father’s Day sale on the new TaylorMade R9 line of golf accessories. The popular TaylorMade R9 series features the newly released TaylorMade R9 460 driver, one of the hottest golf clubs on the PGA Tour and among golfers at all levels.

“Father’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate dad than with his favorite golf clubs and accessories,” said Timothy O’Connor of Blind9Golf.com. “We’ve got everything he needs to get his game on and look great, f r o m tee-to-green, including the hottest club on the PGA Tour — the Taylormade R9 series — at prices that are hard to beat.”

Launched in May 2009, the Taylormade R9 460 Driver has quickly become a favorite among both amateurs and tour professionals. With a longer and lighter weight graphite shaft, this top of the line driver combines Taylormade’s Flight Control Technology (FCT) with the exceptionally forgiving power of a 460cc club head. Some of the pros who have put the new Taylormade R9 460 or R9 driver into their bag include Sean O’Hair, Kenny Perry, Sergio Garcia, Rory Sabbatini, Justin Rose, Darren Clark and Andres Romero.

The Taylormade R9 series includes drivers and fairway woods, and a selection of quality golf accessories such as the R9 branded hats (TaylorMade Limited Edition Tour R9 Cap, TaylorMade Tour AG Hat, TaylorMade R9 Radar Cap, TaylorMade R9 Radar Visor), TaylorMade R9 Players Towel, TaylorMade R9 Cart Towel, TaylorMade R9 Double Canopy Umbrella and TaylorMade R9 Stand Bag.

At Blind9Golf, golf is not just a sport, it’s an obsession that we share with our customers and fellow golfers. Keeping up with the latest and greatest golf equipment and technology, our knowledgeable staff is able to assist in the selection and purchase of the right clubs for every player. Blind9Golf retail and online stores carry a unique selection of popular and hard-to-find men’s golf clubs, ladies golf clubs and junior golf clubs f r o m major brand names in golf. Visit our golf blog for tips on improving your golf game or for the latest news on the tour.

For a limited time, Blind9Golf.com is offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

About Blind9Golf.com
Blind9Golf is an online and retail golf shop offering top of the line golf equipment, accessories, belts, hats and golf apparel, including Taylormade drivers and Taylormade irons, Adams Golf, Adidas, Mizuno, Puma Golf, Nike Golf, OGIO, Sun Mountain, Bobby Jones, Bag Boy, Bridgestone, Kangol, Precept, Rife Putters, Heavy Putters, SkyCaddie, Nickent, Volvik, Daphne’s Headcovers, and Yes! Golf Putters. For more information, please visit us at www.blind9golf.com.

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