International Network of Golf: Announces brisk early registration by both companies and individuals for the 20th ING Spring Conference, May 9-13 in Pinehurst, N.C. Adams Golf, PowerBilt and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf are among the companies already committed to attend.
Active Network: Promotes Lauren Guinn to the position of senior director of marketing for Active’s golf and resort division.
Billy Casper Golf: Announces its 2009 award winners during the company’s annual meeting at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. Billy Casper Golf is owner and operator of more than 110 golf courses in 26 states.
AlmostGolf: Sponsored Loyola Marymount University’s Tri Delta Chapter’s fourth AlmostGolf Tournament on Feb. 20. The event raised more than $7,000 to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Club Car: Names Mike Read sales director, new technologies with primary responsibility for the company’s new Visage mobile communications system.
Crescent Systems: Boone Creek Golf Club in McHenry, Ill., adds to its current suite of Crescent software.
Just Fore You Jewelry: Expands its sales force into key areas around the U.S. in response to the company’s growth. Sales representatives are currently based in the Philadelphia, New York City and New Jersey, mid-Atlantic, northern Florida and Georgia, Texas, northern California and northern Nevada, and southern California regions.
Ecco: Promotes David Helter to specialty sales director and will oversee the company’s golf, performance and kids divisions within the U.S. market. Previously, Helter was general manager, performance and kid’s division.
CourseTrends: Adds the City of Boston golf courses in Boston, Mass., as its newest client. CourseTrends will design and host their Web site, e-mail marketing, lead generation and e-commerce.
ProPlay: Retains Golf Marketing Services to handle its public relations and marketing services.
PGA Conference of Asia: Announces lineup of speakers for its inaugural two-day conference, April 30-May 1 in Bangkok, Thailand. The list includes Tim Mahoney, director of golf education, Troon Golf; Brian Moog, coach to South Korean Y.E. Yang; and Blaik Shew, former CEO of Hank Haney’s International Junior Golf Academy.
Golf Datatech: Releases its December Golf Apparel Market Reports. The reports, which capture retail sales data from both on course and off course retailers in the U.S., cover the top selling men’s and women’s apparel brands broken down by price range, clothing type and inventory.
Nike Golf: Continues its sponsorship of the EWGA Member-Get-A-Member program and renews as a supporting partner for the nationwide organization. The company will participate in the “Try Test & Buy Fest” held in conjunction with the EWGA 2010 annual conference, April 7-10 in Pinehurst, NC.
KemperSports: Hunt Realty Investments selects KemperSports to manage Cornerstone Club in Montrose, CO, an 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed private club located 60 miles north of Telluride, CO.
Mississippi Development Authority: Announces that IP Casino, Resort & Spa in Biloxi and Shell Landing Golf Club partner and will promote each brand, offer stay-and-play packages, foster e-mail promotions to each database, golf-and-gaming tournaments, and raise funds for local charities.
Club Managers Association of America: Adds SCI Companies as a silver partner to its Corporate Advantage Program, a collaborative effort among CMAA, The Club Foundation and up to 15 corporate entities. Monetary contributions by AP partners support the professional development programs offered and funded by CMAA and The Club Foundation.
Golf Channel: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. US 7,634,426 B2, governing components of GolfNow’s unique and innovative Online Golf Reservation System. The technology helps GolfNow.com, managed by Golf Channel, provide a user-friendly tee time service.
Golfer’s Guide Marketing Solutions: New online marketing platform, Clubhouse Connections, provides current information on premier courses in more than two dozen golf destinations across the U.S. and Canada. Also, the program allows clients to update their own information and marketing messages in real time.
CourseTrends: Announces the Westmoreland Country Club in Export, PA, and the A-1 Golf Center in Rockwall, TX, as its newest clients.
Tacki-mac Grips: Partners with Golf Gear Newswire, which will provide customers with the latest product news and technical information.
eGolfScore: Tournament Golf Association of America selects eGolfScore as its official scoring system for the second consecutive year.