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In this video, Neil Tappin takes a look through the 7 best golf innovations of the last decade - he casts his eye over the most influential trends in golf club design and technological evolution. What has made the biggest difference to the game's of everyday golfers? In this video you will see just how far we have come over the last 10 years and might even get an insight into what to expect in the next 10!

Tournament Chairman Tim Woods announced that Arizona Coyotes legendary winger Shane Doan has accepted an invitation to play in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course. The surprise announcement and invitation was made to Doan during the first intermission at the Coyotes – Flyers game on Saturday night (January 4), with the help of friend and former teammate Paul Bissonnette.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have one of the Valley’s biggest sports stars and local celebrities play in one of our most exciting events of the week,” Woods said. “Shane is a great friend of the tournament and an all-around incredible person, and it was great to poke a little fun and surprise him in front of all the Coyotes fans. We’re looking forward to seeing him tee it up and especially anxious to watch him at the 16th hole in front of 16,000 energetic fans.”

Doan spent the entirety of his NHL career with the Arizona Coyotes – coming over with the club when they moved from Winnipeg – playing 21 seasons. Doan led the Coyotes in scoring from 2003-2011 and was the longest serving NHL captain until his retirement in the summer of 2017. Internationally, Doan won two gold medals and three silvers at the World Championships, as well as one World Cup championship in 2004. He was also a member of Canada’s 2006 Winter Olympic team. The Arizona Coyotes retired Doan’s number (19) in 2018.

At the start of 2019 we saw major changes to the rules of golf. In a bid to make the game as accessible as possible to new players and speed up the overall time it takes to play, a raft of major changes came into play at the start of 2019 that would affect professionals and amateurs alike. The dust has now settled after a year of the new rules of golf and this has given way to a run of frequently asked questions about certain areas. In this video Neil Tappin and Jezz Ellwood answer some of your questions related to the new rules - they run through what you are and are not allowed to do in certain situations to help you navigate what is often a confusing and potentially damaging area of the game!

The 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open is just 50 days away, but construction started nearly two months ago. It takes construction crews months of ‘round-the-clock’ work to build the “city” at TPC Scottsdale for The People’s Open. Things are looking good as we gear up for the next edition of the WM Phoenix Open.

For more than 34 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona has provided a “home-away-from-home” for families traveling to the Valley for medical care for their children. Thunderbird Charities, the giving arm of The Thunderbirds who host the Waste Management Phoenix Open, has been a charitable partner of Ronald McDonald House Charities for years.

“Its thunderbirds charities substantial contribution to our capital campaign that’s helped us move our mission forward and enabled us to help more families. And for that we’re very thankful,” said Scott Harris, board chair, RMHC of Central and Northern Arizona. “When you see thousands of people at the Phoenix Open each year, it’s easy to forget Thunderbirds Charities is there to raise money for dozens of non-profits in our community.”

Grants from Thunderbirds Charities allows Ronald McDonald House Charities to provide assistance for families to make them comfortable while the children are being taken care of and help those families in need and to make them comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation.

In this video, Neil Tappin lists the 9 things tour players do... that you don't! He highlights those small tips and tricks that give the best in the world the edge over other golfers. Whether on the course, in practice or away from the heat of competition, these pointers help the top golfers think smarter and play better when it matters most. Of course, the pros have more time to dedicate to the game but these simple pointers can easily be put into play by amateurs as well. From the way in which you work on your putting to how you devise a strategy there are golf tips here for everyone. If you want to get better, faster think about adding some of these simple aspects to your own game - it could make a big difference!

Waste Management Phoenix Open Repeats as PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Waste Management Phoenix Open (Scottsdale, Arizona) was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on November 20.

For the second consecutive season, the Waste Management Phoenix Open was named the PGA TOUR “Tournament of the Year,” marking the fourth time (2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019) in the last six years the event has taken top honors. The Phoenix-area tournament also won the “Best Integrated Marketing” award for its engaging and creative year-round integrated marketing plan.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am thrilled to congratulate the Waste Management Phoenix Open on once again being named the ‘Tournament of the Year,’” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “The Thunderbirds and title sponsor Waste Management continue to reach new heights each year with an unparalleled fan experience, seamless title sponsor integration and record charitable impact, all while continuing their mission as a zero-waste event.”

The 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, won by Rickie Fowler, continued to reach new levels with its fan experience, marketing and social media strategy, and charitable impact. In recent years, the tournament has enhanced the overall experience for general admission holders, adding and expanding public venues along the closing stretch of holes at TPC Scottsdale, beginning with its famous coliseum-style 16th hole. As part of a sold-out, four-night concert series, more than 38,000 fans enjoyed 11 musical acts, with headliners including Old Dominion, Jake Owen, The Chainsmokers and Snoop Dogg.

Working closely with the PGA TOUR, Skratch and Golf Channel, the tournament reached new audiences with engaging content through the “Legends of the Green” campaign, celebrity influencers and an unforgettable moment shared between 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open champion Gary Woodland and Special Olympics golfer Amy Bockerstette. More than 50 million people have since watched Amy, who has Down Syndrome, sink a par putt on the 16th hole during a practice round with Woodland, making it one of the most viewed Facebook videos in PGA TOUR history. The moment has been covered by all major sports and news outlets, and garnered new attention when Woodland won the 2019 U.S. Open and reunited with Amy on the TODAY Show.