Golf News Roundup – March 1, 2020
Some random golf stories from the past week: Golfers visiting Daytona Beach can play two Donald Ross courses; Walker Trolleys offers a premium push cart; TGA Premier Sports makes top franchise lists; Malinalli Tequila is now an official drink of the PGA of America.
Play A Donald Ross Muni In Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, Fla. – While Donald Ross courses typically are the preserve of private clubs (such as Oakland Hills) the Daytona Beach golf scene is lucky to have two Donald Ross-designed munis; Daytona Beach Golf Club and New Smyrna.
Daytona Beach Golf Club, a 36-hole facility located in the heart of town, is home to the North and South courses. Ross designed the South Course, a layout that once hosted Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson. The North was routed by club pro Slim Deathridge in 1946.
A little further south, New Smyrna Golf Club boasts another Donald Ross design. New Smyrna is the annual host of the Indian River Open, an event that counts former British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia and golf personality Charlie Rymer among its past winners.
The remaining muni in the Daytona Beach area is Cypress Head Golf Club, an Arthur Hills design. In all, there more than 20 courses to play near the famous Daytona Beach.
First Premium Push Cart for the Player and Purist Available for Pre-Order
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Walker Trolleys – the first premium push carts pairing classic features with modern design elements in a functional, stylish vehicle – introduces its Cape Model, available for pre-order with a deposit of $100.
The Cape’s designers say they drew inspiration from the roadsters and ultra-cool bicycles from the 20s and 30s. The cart integrates customizable soft good-storage, premium materials and a clean, sleek-yet-classic design.
“Our mission is to make walking golf cool again, and the Cape is our flagship trolley embodying the spirit of where golf began,” says Brad Payne, Walker Trolleys founding partner and CEO.
The Cape is easily collapsible and fits in the trunk or cargo area of almost any car or SUV. It retails for $399 with an anticipated shipment in late spring along with the beginning of golf season.
TGA Premier Sports On Entrepreneur List and Franchise Business Review’s Rankings
Top youth sports golf brand named in Franchise 500®, and Hottest Franchise Categories for 2020 List
Los Angeles, CA – TGA Premier Sports (TGA) has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking, a distinction that the publication says indicates TGA is among companies “that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year.”
TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) offers community-based golf programs for kids ages five to 13. TGA has progressive levels for participants to graduate that sets the foundation for children to transition to other national golf initiatives, like Drive, Chip and Putt, PGA Junior League, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, and Youth on Course, creating a pathway to becoming lifelong golfers. TGA is on pace to reach its one-millionth student by 2021.
The 41st annual Franchise 500® appeared in the January 2020 issue of Entrepreneur with TGA Premier Sports at No. 460 on the list.
TGA also was recently included in Franchise Business Review’s list of the“11 Top Rated Youth Sports Franchises Worth Investing In.” TGA came in at No. 2 on that ranking. Franchise Business Review surveys hundreds of franchisees, every year, from dozens of youth sports franchise brands. FBR then rates the top brands in the category based solely on franchisee satisfaction.
PGA of America Partners with Malinalli Tequila
Malinalli is named “Official Tequila” and “Official Margarita” of the PGA of America, PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship through 2022
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2020) – In a three-year agreement, Malinalli Tequila was named today as the “Official Tequila” and “Official Margarita” of the PGA of America, PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Malinalli Tequila was also designated as an “Official Supplier” of the PGA Championship.
The partnership includes the creation of Malinalli Tequila branded mixed drinks for each Championship, as well as concession branding onsite. In addition, Malinalli Tequila will create co-branded promotions for PGA Professionals to use during special events at golf facilities across the country.
Malinalli Tequila’s three lines of premium tequila are Malinalli Blanco, Malinalli Añejo and Malinalli Extra Añejo.