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Last Friday it was our intention to put together a post recognizing the first known hole-in-one in golf history by Young Tom Morris.

While compiling information for the post, we ran into a snag. Through research, we found conflicting dates as to when the hole-in-one actually occurred.

Some publications referenced the 1868 Open Championship at Prestwick (including the World Golf Hall of Fame website), while others had it as the 1869 Open, also at Prestwick.

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Next week, all eyes will be on Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., for the 2016 Ryder Cup.

It doesn't get any better than match play, does it? It's a completely different animal than stroke play.

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Life-Changing Prize of $500,000 to be Awarded to the Winner on the Nov. 22 Finale; Winning Driver to Hit Retail Stores Nationwide Three Days Later on Black Friday, Nov. 25

Wilson Golf Taking Unique Approach to Find Next Great Golf Driver in First-of-its-Kind Television Series by Giving Viewers an Inside Look at the Golf Club Design Process From Taking

Prototypes to Reality, Premiering Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET

Former Chicago Bears Linebacker and Avid Golfer Brian Urlacher Headlines Panel of Judges Critiquing Finalists’ Designs

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2016 – Wilson Golf issued an open call and declared an unprecedented challenge – develop a concept that can be transformed into golf’s next cutting-edge driver – in a first-of-its-kind television series airing on Golf Channel. The reward: a life-changing grand prize of $500,000 and a Wilson Staff driver inspired by their concept hitting retail stores nationwide on Black Friday, Nov. 25, three days after the season finale. Driver vs. Driver presented by Wilson premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

If you're a fan of Andrew "Beef" Johnston -- and really, who isn't? -- here's some good news: You're going to be seeing a whole lot more of him on the PGA Tour in the 2016-17 season.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2016 -- Golf facility operations contribute the largest share of revenue to the golf economy. They generate their revenues from membership fees, range fees, golf car rentals, and associated spending on food and beverages. The revenue generated helps in supporting the supply sectors including golf equipment manufacturers.

Analysts forecast the global golf equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 1.97% during the period 2016-2020.

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global golf equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of golf equipment to individual consumers.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

I do it. So do you. Jordan Spieth, oh boy does he ever. There’s no cause for pride or shame.

Sure, it’s somewhat silly when analyzed or examined. But good luck stopping. Don’t even try. For a golfer, it’s impossible to play 18 holes and not utter one word at the ball, even though a dimpled sphere with two ears remains as elusive as a par 5 ace.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2016) -- In a transformative, multi-year agreement, PGA of America has named leading competitive energy and services company Constellation its “Official Energy Provider and Sustainability Partner.” Constellation will work with the PGA to conduct energy efficiency analyses and recommend an actionable sustainability strategy and energy management program in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of the organization. To kick off the partnership, Constellation will minimize the carbon footprint of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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We had a great time this past weekend at the Bunkerville Golf Tournament at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa!

Here is the list of the winners and some photos.

   • Long Drive Winner - Jill Gallagher

   • Long Drive Men Pat O’Meara

   • Closest to the pin #17 Chris Jennings

   • Closest to the Pin #3 Paul Ysetobe

   • Closest to the Pin # Cannon Shot #12? Frank Lieberman

   • Winner’s 1st Place Gross - Bill Rack & Nick Zelie (56)

   • Winner’s 2nd Place Gross - Jeff Keen & Dalen Demay (59)

   • Winner’s 1st Place Net - Ryan Linner & Landon Wright (56.5)

   • Winner’s 2nd Place Net - Clayton Hill & Shawn Connachan (58.2)