Golf News for March 9, 2017

Will the Women’s U.S. Open Join “The Resistance”?

Former owner of Sunday River golf course still selling memberships, lawsuit says — In an ongoing ownership dispute, Harris Golf and Newry Holdings both lay claim to the highly rated golf course, raising the possibility that golfers who have paid for the coming season won’t be able to play.

We asked for your reactions to the new rules of golf. Here are the results — We anticipate sharing many stories and opinion pieces on the new rules for the foreseeable future. We also invite your own comments in the comment box below.

Niall Horan Gets Golf Digest Arnie Award And Helps Guide The Game’s Talent — “I wanted to get into supporting the next generation of golfers, and obviously I feel myself and my management company, who have a long history of looking after clients and all their needs from schedule planning to corporate deals, are very well placed to do this,” he says.

Yahoo! founder says golf innovation will one day let everybody swing like Dustin Johnson — and cure the yips — He suggested that the kind of “haptic suits” designed to help the disabled walk could “be the same suit that can make you become a super person where you can literally swing like Dustin Johnson if you wanted to.” So, we’ve all got THAT to look forward to, right?

As golf struggles, clubs turn to sport, drive-in theaters and fitness for members — Golf has seen a drop in participation numbered from about 30 million players to around 23 million players in the last decade, according to National Golf Foundation numbers. A drop in rounds got revenues down? Creative, outside the tee box thinking brings them to the club for other activities.

A petition to boycott Trump’s golf course for the U.S. Women’s Open is gaining steam — The 2017 U.S. Women’s Open is due to be held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. A group of Democrat Senators issued a joint statement last year calling for the event to boycott the course. This year, they’ve stepped up their effort as part of The Resistance.

And now, the number one pastime of golfers when not golfing — Fishing:

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