Bruce places third in putting in national youth golf contest — Michael Bruce will be honored by proud citizens of his hometown of Fort Fairfield Thursday, April 6 at a reception beginning at 5 p.m. at the Fort Fairfield Elementary School. The 9-year-old has just returned from an expenses-paid trip to the national Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, held at Augusta National, the home of The Masters golf tournament, where he placed third in his age bracket.
Golf for Life promotes golf in Houlton — Golf is a lifelong sport. Some take the game up as children and other wait until later in life to learn to play. Last year over 50 beginning golfers took part in the program and that exceeded expectations.
The 6 best quotes from Jack Nicklaus’s Masters press conference, ranked — Old School: “We wanted to grow up with our kids, so that’s what we did. And so we got married and we waited 14 months before our first one. Sometimes the first one comes anytime. The second one takes nine months.”
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan weighs in on the Lexi Thompson ruling — We think the entire rule allowing viewers to phone or text infractions to the Rules Committee is outrageous. Imagine if other sports allowed this behavior?
Embracing events and other streams of revenue could help golf courses increase their popularity — On top of business outings on the course, which can be very lucrative, golf courses are also becoming popular spots to hold events. From small business meetings to award ceremonies to charity tournaments, golf clubs have opened themselves up to the public on a broader basis, whether the event directly involves the game or not.
How tracking your golf stats can lower your score — If you really want to know what you specifically need to work on, start tracking your performance. After each round, record your statistics that reflect all the specific areas of your game.
New Vertical Groove Driver golf club being used by Rocco Mediate and John Daly — Feeling groovy? “We’re the only club in the world that has vertical grove face technology. What the vertical grove’s do, carries a tighter dispersion down the fairway and we’re getting more carry distance. It’s a disrupter to what’s out there today.”