Central Station – May 2007

TAYLORMADE TP GOLF BALLS


TaylorMade has made a powerful reentry into the golf ball market by introducing the TP Red and TP Black models. They compliment the company’s line of Tour Preferred clubs. The goal was to design a faster and longer golf ball that would appeal to both the Tour pro and the amateur player alike. After three and a half years they feel the goal has been accomplished.

The two balls have their own specific characteristics. The TP Red has a larger core size that gives the ball a slightly higher spin rate and lower launch angle off the driver. The thinner mantle depth promotes a lower, tour-like launch angle off the irons and the combination provides a slightly softer impact response. The smaller core size in the TP Black provides longer carry off the driver and irons and the combination has a slightly firmer sound and feel than the TP Red. www.tmag.com.

PGA And LPGA Players To Wear Pink Spikes On Mother’s Day Weekend


Marlborough, MA– CHAMP Spikes, the number one brand on tour, today introduced its inaugural Mother’s Day Pink-On-The-Links™ program designed to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Coinciding with both PGA and LPGA Tour events to be played on Mother’s Day, CHAMP will make a donation in the player’s behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Total funds contributed to the BCRF will be based on the number of total participants wearing the commemorative pink spikes at both The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida) and the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill (Williamsburg, VA).

Several leading footwear manufacturers and CHAMP partners who have already committed to participate in the Mother’s Day Pink-On-The-Links spike campaign including Nike, ECCO, and Hi-Tec. These companies represent many of the world’s finest golfers and as the most trusted spike on all tours, CHAMP anticipates a vast majority of players that wear their spikes on a weekly basis will participate, helping make this grassroots awareness effort a success.

THE VILLAS OF GRAND CYPRESS GOLF RESORT BEGINS RESTORATION PROJECT ON SOUTH COURSE


ORLANDO, FL– The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort has begun a six-month restoration/ enhancement project on its South Course, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1984.
The nine-hole South Course complements two other nine-hole courses, the North and East courses, and the 18-hole New Course, which is Nicklaus’ tribute to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. “Because our normal offering is 45 holes of golf, we can keep 36 holes of diverse and challenging golf available while we work on the South Course,” said Director of Golf Maintenance/ Superintendent Tom Alex.
Play will resume on the South Course in October. The project includes restoring greens and tee boxes to their original dimensions, improving drainage under bunkers, installing irrigation and building new retaining walls. Fairways, rough and tees will be replanted with 419 Bermudagrass, and greens and collars will feature Mini Verde grass. More information is available online at www.grandcypress.com or by calling 800-835-7377.

ANNIKA OPENS HER ACADEMY


The number 1 woman player in the world has just fulfilled another dream– opening her first high-end golf academy at Reunuion Resort outside Orlando, Florida. The academy in addition to having golf instruction will also include serious fitness training and possibly some sports psychology.
There are several packages that will be available and they are all 3-day packages and they begin at $1250/day. That includes breakfast, lunch,green fees, fitness, swing analysis, golf lessons and lodging at Reunion esort. The premium package goes for $12,000 and includes golf with Annika. Annika has fulfilled a childhood dream of playing on the LPGA Tour and now a recent dream of the Annika brand and this golf academy.