Nickent Golf announces that its Web site has a new URL, NickentGolf.net. … Oakley reports that Heath Slocum wore its Flak Jacket XLJ golf-specific sunglasses en route to winning The Barclays. … The LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals elect Dana Rader, founder and owner of the Dana Rader Golf Schools, as the LPGA T&CP national president. Also, Rader chose Deb Vangellow, an LPGA top 50 teacher, to become the first LPGA T&CP national vice president. The duo will assume their offices in January 2010 and will serve a three-year term. … LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam gave birth to Ava Madelyn McGee at 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Sorenstam’s baby girl weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and the news was announced on Sorenstam’s blog.
The Golf Coaches Association of American announces that East Tennessee State (Division I), St. Mary’s of Texas (Division II), Gustavus Adolphus (Division III), Savannah College of Art and Design (NAIA), McLennan Community College (NJCAA DI) and Tyler Junior College (NJCAA DII) are Academic National Champions for their respective divisions. East Tennessee State posted the highest recorded team GPA with 3.78. … Duke University women’s golf joins the Twitter ranks with its own page at Twitter.com/DukeWomensGolf. The Blue Devils’ Twitter page will be updated each day with tweets that contain news from the team, links to newspaper clippings and links to video clips.