Southworth Development: Launches a Web site that showcases its resort development and golf management companies, along with its portfolio of properties located throughout the U.S., the Caribbean and Europe.
AccuSport: Announces Lumisol as its new sales, distribution and repair agency in Japan.
Tour Resource Center: Gives junior golfers access to its men’s and women’s ranked amateur tournament database.
SMT Golf: Announces its sponsorship of the Northern Indiana Golf Show, scheduled for March 20-21 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Troon Golf: Chosen to manage SunCor Development Company’s Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Ariz.
Softspikes: Officially opens its Advanced Research Center, located on the grounds of the Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz. The facility was created to conduct in-depth product development, research, testing and design of golf cleats, field sports cleats, outsoles, tees and other golf and sports footwear innovations.
Mizuno: Signs Chris Wood, the 2009 European Tour Rookie of the Year, to a multi-year agreement to play its Forged irons.
CourseTrends: Announces The Cross Creek Golf Club in Decatur, Ind., as its newest client, and will design and host the club’s Web site, e-mail marketing and e-commerce.
GolfAchiever: To exhibit at the annual Bay Area Golf Show, March 5-7 in San Jose, Calif., and will hold daily long drive and closest-to-pin competitions with its GolfAchiever Simulator.
Tour Resource Center: Introduces a new amateur section on its Web site that includes tournament and registration information.
Frogger: Announces sales in 2009 of 480 percent over the same period in 2008. Also, the designer and developer of golf accessories expanded its retail distribution into Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Golf Town and PGA Superstores.
SMT Golf: Partners with Mid American Golfing Services to provide golf outing services for Whitetail Ridge Golf Club in Yorkville, Ill. “Golf outings are a big part of our business and players are always looking for something new and exciting,” said Patrick MacDonald, Whitetail Ridge head golf professional. “SMT Golf and Mid America Golfing Events bring that and more to our customers and we are already noticing new bookings for the 2010 season as a result.”
Champ: To complement the launch of its new Zarma spikes, Champ extends to retailers the SG32 Countertop Zarma Display Program. The SG32 ships with 24 Champ Zarma disk packs and 8 Champ FlipFix divot repair tools. Each unit is lightweight and has dimensions of 10 inches wide by 8 inches deep and 14.75 inches tall.
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.