Golf News for February 18, 2017

October Golf Gear
Semper Fore! Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment

October Golf Gear Bags Show Military-inspired Compartmentalization, Customization – A former Marine, October Golf Gear founder and CEO Romeo Filip says the idea is based on the military’s compartmentalized carrying system known as MOLLE, or Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment.

USGA and Royal & Ancient Say Distance in Golf is Not an Issue – The USGA and R&A recently released a study which showed that distance is totally not an issue in the sport of golf these days. (In other news, size also doesn’t matter…)

PGA Tour Taps Intel Technology to Drive Golf into Virtual Reality – The PGA Tour and Intel Sports Group’s Voke virtual reality unit tested the technology on the famous 10th hole at storied Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles ahead of the Genesis Open that teed off Thursday.

Saunders Opens 2-shot Lead at Riviera – This is how Sam Saunders prefers to be in a starring role — on a golf course making birdies, not as the composed grandson of Arnold Palmer giving a rock-solid eulogy for the King at his memorial service last October.

Cut Line: What’s next? It’s all up in the airWith the West Coast swing of the season nearing an end, Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard asks what’s next.

Golf Games That Don’t Require a Handicap? – Planning a round of golf around a wedding, or an outing with a large group of varying levels of skill? Here are some golf games that will fit the occasion. [Video]

Architects team with U.S. Kids Golf to make game more fun – After decades of making golf courses longer, designers have lined up to reverse the trend. The effort comes in the form of a working alliance between the American Society of Golf Course Architects and the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation.

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