Central Station – August 2007


Nine of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses will be the sites of “The World’s Largest Shotgun Start Tournaments” October 1. According to co-chairs and sports legends Bart Starr and Pat Sullivan, this tournament is the first time in the famed trail’s history that nine courses, from north to south Alabama, will be in simultaneous play for a charity event. More than a thousand players are expected to participate, with charitable proceeds benefiting the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, located in Birmingham. More than a half million golfers from around the world played the RTJ Trail last year, making it the #1 tourist attraction in the state.
For more information on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and the Navistar LPGA Classic, visit www.rtjgolf.com. For more details on the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame event, visit www.ashof.org.


CELEBRATION, FL — Ginn Resorts has created a golf vacation for serious golfers – those with blistered hands from hitting balls from dawn to dusk. With the introduction of the “Ginn Golf Challenge” – five rounds of Signature golf in four days on five world-class courses at two luxury resorts – Ginn Resorts may have created the most rewarding golf vacation to date. And it’s available for $630 per golfer until Dec. 31, 2007. Ginn Resorts has established itself as a leader in luxury golf resort communities across the United States and the Caribbean.

The “Ginn Golf Challenge” package includes one night’s accommodations and two rounds of golf at Ginn Hammock Beach, host of the Champions Tour’s Ginn Championship, where golfers will play both Jack Nicklaus’ Ocean Course and Tom Watson’s Conservatory Course. Two hours southwest of Ginn Hammock Beach, the golf sojourn continues at Ginn Reunion Resort, host of the LPGA’s Ginn Open and the Golf Channel’s Big Break VII, where golfers will stay two nights and play all three world-class courses at the Central Florida resort – Watson’s independence, his first Florida design; Palmer’s Legacy; and Nicklaus’ Tradition. (Golfers can start at either resort.) For more information, visit www.reunionresort.com.

podcastGO Brings Golf Lessons To You – Wherever You Are Lessons from Gary Player, KJ Choi, Zach Johnson, Se Ri Pak, and More…

New York, NY Golf is a game of tips, but the best tip you’re likely to hear this year is simply this:
bring your mobile device! Today, podcastGO (www.podcastGO.com) announced a new series of instructional video podcasts featuring some of the world’s finest professional golfers. Something not quite right with your swing? You don’t have to wait until your next lesson. You don’t even need to wait until you get back to the clubhouse. Just take out your iPhone or any other mobile device, download a lesson (for free), and learn from the best, right then and there.
Featuring the legendary Gary Player, 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson, recent Memorial Tournament winner KJ Choi, rising star Luke Donald, 2005 LPGA Rookie of the Year Paula Creamer, and 5-time Major winner Se Ri Pak, podcastGO has culled some of the greatest players in the game. The content of the podcasts covers every aspect of the game, from tee shots to fairway irons and the short game. Slow-motion replays and multiple angles ensure that users are able to capture every nuance of the perfect technique. New golfers—along with more tips—will be added to the web site every two weeks.
“Golfers spend millions of dollars on lessons every year. Now, at no cost, they can get a quick lesson anytime they want from the professionals who know best,” explains Steven Hearn, President/CEO, podcastGO. “This is a golfer’s dream come true—and with more and more people buying iPhones and other video-capable devices than ever before—the sky is the limit for this kind of instruction.”