Sears Holdings, Edwin Watts Golf Shops: As part of a multi-year agreement, opens the first Edwin Watts shop in New Jersey as part of a store-within-a-store retail model. The Sears is located in Livingston, N.J.
PGA Fall Expo: Reports a 16 percent increase in attendance for this year’s show, citing a change in location as part of a successful week that ended Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nev.
Fore! Reservations: CEO Harry Ipema wrote Golf Business Canada’s summer issue cover story, “Third Party Distributors Friend or Foe?”
Billy Casper Golf: Chosen to manage the semi-private Tomoka Oaks Golf and Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla. The announcement increases BCG’s management presence to 10 properties in Florida and 18 in the southeast region.
Junior Golf Corp.: Chooses L2 Communications as its public relations agency. Junior Golf Corp., located on Hilton Head Island, S.C., is the operating entity for the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT), has appointed L2 Communications as its public relations agency.
Cybergolf: Chosen by the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association in Jensen Beach, Fla., to design and host the association’s new website and e-mail marketing system.
ClubPay: Announces its newest whitepaper “Help, I’m the Controller, Not the HR Director!”.
CourseTrends: Announces Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, Fla., as its newest clients, and will design and host the club’s website.
Sterling Sports Management: Reports on client Jennifer Song, who won the Greater Richmond Golf Classic to climb to No. 4 on the Duramed Futures Tour money list, and likely earned her LPGA playing card for 2011.
Adidas Golf: Hires Steve Olsen of Green Bay, Wisc., winner of the company’s Wear in the World Adventure job interview promotion, as the company’s social media and e-marketing coordinator.
DnA Golf: Launches a new distribution model that expands the way the company will sell and market its products. “We believe the world of distributing consumer products is rapidly changing,” said Howard Lindsay, company CEO. “Whether it’s the phenomenon of social networking, the economy, or just the way of the world, the reality is that people buy products from other people and people trust recommendations from people they know.”
Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals: Announces the schedule for the fifth Rountable Education Convention, scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Columbus, Ga.
Nicklaus Companies: Partners with Emagineering to launch NicklausTravel.com, which provides details and an innovative reservation system for more than 130 Nicklaus Design courses and associated lodging.
Pellucid: Reports that hot July weather brought a downward turn of national Golf Playable Hours to minus-5 percent vs. July 2009. That figure erased the previous slight Year-to-Date GPH positive figure.
The Apparel Wire: Sponsoring “Project Fairway,” a panel discussion featuring a number of leading golf fashion industry experts on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas, Nev.
Fourteen Golf: Will host its Fifth Anniversary Golf Tournament, Sept. 19 at the Black Gold Golf Course in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Abacus Apparel: To debut its Autumn Collection at the annual show, Aug. 17-18 in Las Vegas, Nev.
GolfAchiever: Announces its participation as the only golf simulator at the World Expo in Shanghai.
Pure Grips: Will provide samples of its line of grips at the annual show, Aug. 16-18 in Las Vegas, Nev. As part of the company’s participation, it will install grips at the fourth Fall Expo Demo Day.
Quagmire: Will debut its 2011 golf styles at the annual Las Vegas, Nev., show, Aug. 16-18. The apparel brand will also launch its Quagmire Premium for men and women, along with the Quagmire Kids collection.
Cybergolf: Signs Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., as its newest client and will design and host the club’s a new website and e-mail marketing system for the club.