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Topgolf Targeting More Markets for Expansion

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. 

Valspar Extends Title Sponsorship of PGA TOUR's Valspar Championship through 2020

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."

Phil Mickelson's Enthusiasm Keeps Building as Masters Gets Closer

DORAL, Fla. – It was well past dusk, with the faintest remaining glow from the Florida sunset barely illuminating the grounds.

The practice range was empty. The practice green behind the Tiger Woods Villa, however, had one player left hunched over putts. With black shoes, black slacks, black jacket and black cap, Phil Mickelson was barely noticed by most people walking by oblivious to his grinding.

The oldest guy in the World Golf Championship field was the only one working overtime. He's working like a kid trying to beat the clock as his favorite major inches closer.

"I'm excited to play," Mickelson said. "I'm enjoying playing. I'm loving playing right now. I'm playing really, really well.

You can sense Mickelson's enthusiasm building as the Masters Tournament approaches. He already counts three green jackets among his five major titles, but the 45-year-old Mickelson isn't ready to cede the stage to the latest generation of superstars at the peak of their games.

Wyndham® Extra Holidays Presents "Golf Giveaway" Sweepstakes

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 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. 

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Named #1 Hotel in Destin By U.S. News & World Report's Best Hotels in 2016 Rankings

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."

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