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Golf Channel continues to build upon its momentum with four consecutive quarters posting year-over-year growth.  Golf Channel’s first quarter in 2016 was up +15% vs. 2015 for viewership, building upon last year’s increasing growth in second quarter of +3%, third quarter of +8%, and fourth quarter of +13%. For 24-hour Total Day (6AM-6AM), 110,000 average viewers per minute were tuned into Golf Channel in the first quarter, representing the 15% year-over-year increase, as well as a 19% increase with people 25-54 (31,000), according to data released by The Nielsen Company.

NBC’s PGA TOUR coverage is off to a strong start in 2016 with average viewership +32% and people 25-54 +31%. Through 12 broadcasts, NBC is averaging 2.64 million average viewers and 657,000 people 25-54.*

April is here, which for many of us means just one amazing thing: It's golf season!

Hopefully the white stuff is gone, or at least close to gone, depending on where you're reading this.

Before you get settled into your favorite chair for the start of Masters week (we can't wait either), here's a look at nine items you might want to consider getting yourself for your new golf season. 

Each year, more than 15,000 kids and young adults are diagnosed with cancer. The Chiera Family Foundation has teamed up with Bridgestone Golf, so now, by playing golf with a special golf ball, you can make a difference. By purchasing a N.I.C.K.'s CAMP golf ball, you can help kids who are battling cancer attend a special summer camp called NICK's CAMP, send young adults who have beaten cancer to college, and even teach young cancer patients life lessons and golf through The First Tee of Broward.

Once you purchase the golf balls, take a photo or video hitting a N.I.C.K.'s CAMP golf ball in the most unusual place. Use your imagination - strike a pose, hit with a group of people, or even a celebrity! The top photos or videos posted will be judged with the winner receiving a free trip entry to the N.I.C.K.'s CAMP golf tournament in South Florida. Just e-mail your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use #playitforward on social media. Then, play it forward by buying another dozen to send to a golf buddy!

But that's not all! Bridgestone Golf merchandise will be awarded to people who send in photos and videos. Also, when people visit ChieraFamilyFoundation.org, they can order the golf balls to be shipped to them monthly or quarterly. Companies or country clubs can also logo the balls on the opposite side for co-branding at other charity golf tournaments.

Check out these three fundamental exercises to get your muscles and joints ready for your game! This warm up will increase performance, prevent injury and eliminate pain!

Premier Fitness Systems has put together a revolutionary golf-performance program that brings together top golf instruction, fitness, flexibility, and some of the best in TPI training. Most programs focus on basic flexibility and a few golf specific exercises. Premier’s Golf Performance Program takes it to the next level by taking an educational approach to teaching players how to understand the different facets of fitness (strength, flexibility, posture, balance, alignment, and body position), and how they can take their game to the next level by improving within each segment. These results coupled with taking a preventative approach to injuries has allowed their clients to stay at the top of their game.

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When: Saturday April 9th 6:00PM

Where: Continental Executive Golf Course

Cost: $45 per person, cash only. 

Please pay by April 4th in the studio. Please make sure you state who you want to play in your 4some if you care. Drinks will be sold at the bar at the course before and after the event!

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PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The PGA TOUR, Valspar Corporation and Valspar Championship host organization Copperhead Charities today announced a three-year title sponsorship extension that will now carry Valspar's commitment to the tournament through 2020. The original agreement was for 2014-2017. 
"Since becoming the title sponsor in 2014, Valspar has been instrumental in the tournament's significant growth, including the areas of corporate sales and charitable giving," said PGA TOUR Deputy Commissioner Jay Monahan, who helped announce the extension during a press conference today at Innisbrook Resort, where the Valspar Championship begins tomorrow. "Valspar also has proven to be extremely creative in the way it has incorporated its brand and products into the Valspar Championship and playing up the theme of having the TOUR's 'Most Colorful Tournament.' We are obviously thrilled that Valspar has decided to extend its sponsorship through 2020, as well as its marketing relationship with the TOUR."

The global golf entertainment company is actively searching for locations in cities of all sizes

DALLAS, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global golf entertainment leader Topgolf® today announced it has a broad search underway for new locations in smaller and mid-size cities in addition to major U.S. markets. Some new regions under consideration include: New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.; Huntsville, Ala.; northwest Arkansas; Providence, R.I.; Ft. Myers/Naples, Fla.; Greenville, S.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; McAllen and El Paso, Texas and more.
There are currently 24 Topgolf venues open worldwide and nine under construction throughout the U.S. Topgolf Vice President of Real Estate Development Zach Shor said there are dozens more locations under contract or in firm negotiations for 2017 and 2018 openings. In January, Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG), the parent holding company of Topgolf, formed an international division to begin its expansion abroad. Topgolf also will remain focused on the top 50 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), with additional concentration on California expansion. 

MIAMI, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned golf instructor, Jim McLean, currently enters his 25th year of teaching at Trump National Doral. Since the school's inception in 1991, the Jim McLean Golf School has firmly established itself as the top golf school in the world. The 25th anniversary signifies the longest tenure of any professional coach in South Florida.

The past 25 years has lead to the growth of an extremely diverse and incredibly strong empire. Golf Digest consistently ranks Jim as the number one golf instructor in the state of Florida and third nationally. Jim is also a member of six Hall of Fames, in which his most recent induction was into the 2016 World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame by Golf Magazine. He was also won the PGA of America National Award for Teacher of the Year in 1994.

MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - For the third consecutive year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is named the top-ranked hotel in Destin, Fla., according to the results of an annual poll released by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings identify the top ten percent of more than 2,500 of the best hotels in the USA, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Results are determined by the prominence of industry accolades a hotel receives, along with its reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings.
"To be recognized once again as the number one hotel in Destin is outstanding and a great accomplishment," said Robert Kallmeyer, director of resort operations for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. "Our resort is more than a hotel, it's a destination. This award represents the hundreds of hospitality professionals dedicated to creating amazing memories and experiences for our guests."

ORLANDO, Fla., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyndham® Extra Holidays, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO), the world's largest vacation ownership company and member of the Wyndham Worldwide family of companies (NYSE: WYN), is currently sponsoring a sweepstakes where golf fans can enter for a chance to win great golf prizes, including a two-night resort stay at a golf resort with a retail value of up to $2,000 during several drawings.
Now through April 21, 2016, enter for a chance to win by completing an online entry form at www.ExtraHolidays.com/GolfSweeps. To learn more about the "Wyndham Extra Holidays Golf Giveaway," please view the Official Rules for complete entry details.
In addition to the sweepstakes, Wyndham Extra Holidays invites golf fans and travelers to take advantage of special deals at popular golf destinations across the country. 
Legacy Golf Resort – Phoenix, Arizona
Find a golfer's paradise at this resort with an 18-hole championship course designed by renowned architect Gary Panks, on-site Legacy Golf Academy, country club dining, a tropical oasis pool and soothing spa services. Spacious studio suites with kitchenettes or one-bedroom suites with full kitchens and whirlpool tub are the perfect retreat at the end of a long golf day.