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Golf Channel Films' '86 To Chronicle Jack Nichlaus' Record 18th Major Victory at the 1986 Masters

Premiering in April and Featuring Interviews with the Nicklaus Family, Friends, Patrons and Fans, ’86 Will Celebrate the 30-Year Anniversary of Nicklaus’ Historic Win at Age 46

Not often does a golf tournament garner a nickname that is simply the last two digits of the year in which it was played. However, when people talk about 46-year old Jack Nicklaus capturing his final major championship on Sunday, April 13, 1986 – capping off one of the most legendary performances in sport and arguably the most exciting final round in Masters history – all they have to say is “’86.”

Golf Channel will commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Nicklaus’ historic victory at the 1986 Masters with ’86, a one-hour special premiering in primetime Masters week that tells the full story of the week and Nicklaus’ memorable come-from-behind victory to secure his record 18th major championship victory and record sixth Green Jacket. Highlighted by a final-round 65 and a 6-under-par 30 on the final nine holes, Nicklaus became the oldest winner of the Masters at age 46 and the second-oldest winner of any major championship in history.

As a part of the special, Golf Channel is asking fans to share their own personal stories in regards to the 1986 Masters, including answering the question: “Where was I” on that historic Sunday 30 years ago, at Select story submissions will be featured in ’86.

Bridgestone Rolls Out Its Fastest Fairway Metals and Hybrids To Date

COVINGTON, GA – Bridgestone Golf, the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, announced today the launch of its new JGR Fairway Metals and JGR Hybrids at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show. The new Bridgestone JGR Fairways and Hybrids rely on revolutionary technologies to deliver faster ball speeds, higher launch angles and more overall distance than ever before.

"The new JGR Fairways and Hybrids are without question Bridgestone's fastest fairways and hybrids ever", said Josh Kinchen, Golf Club Marketing Manager, Bridgestone Golf, Inc. "Both offer players an unbelievable amount of forgiveness on mishits and impressive distance off the tee or the turf."

PGA Junior Golf Camps Expands to 75+ Locations in 2016

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2016) – After a successful inaugural season last year at 20 locations nationwide, the PGA of America’s PGA Junior Golf Camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 will expand to more than 75 locations in 2016, and debut its Competitive Edge overnight camps for advanced junior golfers this summer.

Half- and Full-Day PGA Junior Golf Camps

All PGA Junior Golf Camps are taught by PGA Professionals and designed for juniors of all skill levels. The camps’ curriculum allows kids to learn the game in a fun, supportive environment. This follows a unique progression development tract that focuses on promoting fundamental golf skills, including full swing, putting and chipping—as well as life and character skills, such as good sportsmanship, camaraderie and integrity.

High School and College Shootout Offers Life-Changing Opportunity for Young Amateur Female Golfers

IRVING, TX., February 2, 2016 -- It is a classic nothing to lose and everything to gain sports drama. On March 16 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, 50 high school and 50 collegiate female golfers from across the country will tee it up in an 18-hole free roll for the chance to win a playing spot in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout LPGA tournament April 26 – May 1.

The High School and College Shootout, presented by City Garage, will thrust two high school and two college golfers into the spotlight and on to the grandest stage in women’s golf against their LPGA heroes including the tournament’s defending champion Inbee Park, 2015 LPGA Player of the Year, Lydia Ko, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and most of the biggest names on the LPGA. Last year, the tournament attracted 19 of the Rolex Rankings’ top 20 players and the top five season money leaders from 2015 were in the field.

Amber Wang of Sugar Land, Texas, winner of one of the high school exemptions last year, spoke on her experience:

PGA TOUR Superstore First Tucson Experiential Golf Retail Store Set for Grand Opening

February 6 Opening includes $30,000 in giveaways and $15,000 Donation to First Tee

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore is ushering in a new experience for golfers in Tucson with doors opening at 9:00 am February 6 for the grand opening of its first interactive Tucson retail store located at 4215 North Oracle Road in the Tucson Fiesta Shopping Center.
Known for its large-format interactive stores across the country, including three Arizona stores in Chandler, North Scottsdale and Scottsdale, PGA TOUR Superstore's new Tucson location will be the largest golf retail store in the area and include a grand opening celebration with $30,000 in product giveaways to the first customers in line and a $15,000 donation to First Tee Tucson to provide area youth with the character-building experience of participating in sports.

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