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QuintEvents Develops Players Club Travel And Hospitality Program With PGA Tour

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QuintEvents, a leader in major-event travel, hospitality and ticket packages, launches a new partnership with THE PLAYERS Championship to become the Official Experience Provider for this annual PGA TOUR event held May 10-15, 2016, at The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.
  
THE PLAYERS is favored for its island-green 17th hole, The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and the finest field in golf, as well as its commitment to providing the best fan experience in all of professional golf.
  
"We are very excited to join forces with the PGA TOUR to provide golf fans with the greatest golf experience available, THE PLAYERS Experiences," says QuintEvents' C.E.O. Brian Learst. "This is our first Official relationship with the PGA TOUR and we are eager about the incredible experience our clients will have in THE PLAYERS Club, the centerpiece of the program." 

Stellar Field at The Honda Classic Kicks Off Six Consecutive Tournament Weeks on Golf Channel and NBC

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2016) – Coming off a dramatic victory by Bubba Watson on Sunday, the PGA TOUR moves east this week for the Florida Swing, with NBC Sports Group providing exclusive coverage of the next six weeks on the PGA TOUR beginning with The Honda Classic, Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 25-28.

Golf Channel and NBC will present nearly 20 live hours of The Honda Classic this week, beginning with a special Pro-Am show on Wednesday. Golf Channel will air four hours of live coverage on Thursday and Friday, followed by a combined five hours on Golf Channel and NBC on Saturday and Sunday.

The field will be headlined by 2012 Honda Classic champion Rory McIlroy and reigning PLAYERS champion Rickie Fowler, No. 3 and No. 5 in the current world golf rankings. Eleven of the top-20 players in the world are in the field, including No. 9 Patrick Reed, No. 10 Branden Grace, reigning Open Champion Zach Johnson and five-time Major Champion Phil Mickelson.

Topgolf Announces Major Investment from Providence Equity

Growth capital will accelerate venue expansion and media strategy

DALLAS, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG), the parent company of Topgolf®, Topgolf Media and Topgolf International, today announced a sizable minority investment by Providence Equity Partners. Providence is a leading global private equity firm with $45 billion in assets under management and a focus on media, communications, education and information companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  
Topgolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players' shots. Topgolf has 24 venues worldwide and served 8 million guests in 2015. The company is slated to open at least seven venues in 2016, including its flagship venue on the Las Vegas Strip, increasing its projected annual attendance to more than 12 million this year. 

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.

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