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Snedeker and Bridgestone's New B330 Prove To Be Unflappable At Wind-Blown and Wet Farmers Open

Snedeker Trusts Full Bag of Bridgestone Equipment To Overcome the Elements in 8th Career PGA TOUR Win

COVINGTON, GA – This weekend at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, Bridgestone Golf tour team member Brandt Snedeker authored one of the most remarkable final rounds in PGA TOUR history, overcoming tropical storm-like winds and rain to grab his 8th career PGA TOUR title. Starting the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open six shots off the lead, Snedeker put his new 2016 B330 golf ball and JGR Driver to the test, overpowering the inclement weather and a challenging course setup to record a 3-under par 69 – not just the only round in the 60s but the only red number in the field during the final round. Making the win even more remarkable, Snedeker didn't play a shot in the event's rain-delayed finish, which was pushed to Monday, when weather conditions actually improved.

Dan Wickman Named New Director of Operations for Green Valley Golf Courses

GREEN VALLEY, AZ — The Scottsdale Golf Group announced today the hiring of Honorary SWSPGA Southern Chapter President Dan Wickman, PGA as the Director of Operations for both the Canoa Ranch and Torres Blancas Golf Club. In his position Wickman will oversee the golf operations of both facilities, including the John Jacob Golf School.

Founder & CEO of Scottsdale Golf Group, Shelby Futch said “We are excited to have Dan become a part of our team.  His background in golf operations and overall knowledge of the two golf courses will be an asset to the operations.”

With Wickman’s experience, and proven track record of managing golf clubs, he will be a valuable asset for the two facilities. Most recently, Wickman was the Managing Professional; Randolph Golf Complex managing the 36-hole golf operation and four years previous as the Director of Player Development; responsible for designing and implementing player development programs for the City of Tucson Golf. His extensive experience includes being General Manager at Clubs such as, San Pedro Golf Club, Benson, AZ, Prescott Lakes Golf Club, Prescott, AZ, and Robinson Ranch, Santa Clarita, CA. Wickman served as the President of the Southwest Section PGA Southern Chapter for two terms and has been awarded Southern Chapter PGA: Golf Professional of the Year, 2014, Teacher of the Year 2012, Junior Golf Leader 2011, inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, Salpointe Catholic High School.

A Swing For the Guinness Record Books Stirs Excitement in Phoenix

Golf Fest returns to Longbow Golf Club Feb. 12-13 where attendees will receive a free round of golf, a chance to test out all of the latest clubs and enjoy free clinics from the pros!

PHOENIX (Jan. 13, 2016) —Whispering in the air of Mesa is the buzz of one of the top outdoor shows in the country. And no, this isn’t your local country concert. Located on green fairways, the stage is being set to tee off another year of excitement. Everything new in golf will be on display at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa on Feb. 12 and 13. Golf Fest, in its 7th year in Phoenix, will exhibit a variety of activities including free golf clinics by PGA pros, a trick shot exhibition and a long drive clinic.

Bird Golf Academy is Voted one of America's Best Golf Schools by Golf Tips Magazine

The Academy Was Spotlighted in a Feature Article in Golf Tips Magazine Where it Was Praised for its Personalized Experience and Attentive Instruction

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bird Golf Academy, whose flagship site is at their Arizona golf school, with 20 locations around the country, was recently honored to be featured as one of Golf Tips Magazine's top golf schools in America. The Academy, which provides its students with personalized classes and expert instructors, was also voted Arizona's best golf school by All Over The Pin blog.



In the Golf Tips Magazine article, one of the features that makes Bird Golf Academy so successful is its gift for fitting style to student. Across the country, the school teaches the "Bird Golf Method" to students of all ages and backgrounds. Students receive individual instruction with their own LPGA/PGA Bird Golf professional, and they are taught one-on-one or in pairs during six to eight hour days.

Full Swing Golf and Three-Time Major Champion, Padraig Harrington, Announce Multi-year Partnership

Global Tour Player Will Join the Full Swing Golf Ambassador Team

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Swing Golf, the leader in indoor golf simulator technology, today announced a multi-year partnership with three-time Major Champion, Padraig Harrington.
  
"Padraig is a world class player who consistently exhibits drive and commitment on a truly global level," said Ryan Dotters, CEO of Full Swing Golf. "Harrington has been a key contributor to growing the game internationally and we are thrilled to be working with him," Dotters added.
  
Harrington has had success on both the European and PGA Tours, with six PGA TOUR victories, including the 2015 Honda Classic, and 17 international wins. He has also been an integral part of the victorious European Ryder Cup Team with a total of 6 appearances. In addition to his global resume, Harrington became the first Irishman to win his national championship in 25 years at the 2007 Irish Open, shortly before claiming the Open Championship at Carnoustie the same year.  

Sean from the Patriot All-America previews next month’s event!