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Golf-industry News for Friday, September 26, 2014
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Americans have chance to turn Ryder Cup tide
There is a palpable feeling among the U.S. team -- and even a few Europeans -- that the Continent’s perceived advantage is as thin as the betting slips that have the home team a 4-to-6 favorite.

Great Scot! You can find great golf way up north in Scotland
The farther north you travel in Scotland, the fewer people you see and the wilder and more magnificent the scenery becomes. But even in the remotest parts there is golf. Favorites include Royal Dornoch, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club, Durness, Brora and Golspie.

Indianapolis: At the crossroads of golf in America
Indianapolis is not only the home of the Indy 500, but also arguably ranks among the top five urban areas in the nation for golf.

Courses
SubAir Systems create consistent experience for Ryder Cup and Gleneagles
"The SubAir System is being used as an essential management tool, giving us a backup if we experience bad weather," said Scott Fenwick, Gleneagles' estate manager. "We can maintain the moisture levels in our greens, quickly drawing moisture levels down even after significant rainfall, enabling play to continue."

Equipment
Team Golf Pride wins 2014 Ryder Cup 21- 3
"Arguably, the Ryder Cup is the most exciting event in golf," said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing director for Golf Pride. "We are pleased to know that when the pressure of a nation or a continent falls on these players' shoulders, overwhelmingly, they choose Golf Pride."

Awards
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina recognized by LINKS Magazine
"LINKS Magazine is a golf aficionado's resource, and we have a great deal of respect for its editorial content," said Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. "Our island attracts the world's best golfers."

Events
Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie leads Europe to 2-stroke victory over U.S. at Johnnie Walker Ryder Cup media event
Colin Montgomerie: "I was impressed with the efforts of both teams. I thought the Americans put up a great fight but some clinical putting saw us home on what were very tricky conditions. Will today's result be an omen for who will win this weekend? Only time will tell."

Sponsorship
Massage Heights sponsors Anthony Rodriguez in Golf Channel's inaugural Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation
"Consistent therapeutic massage has the ability to get your bungees back to their natural state and get you farther down the green than ever before," said Daniel Jaramillo, Licensed Massage Therapist and Director of Industry Relations for Massage Heights.

Canon Official Supplier of Imaging Solutions for 2014 Ryder Cup
"We are delighted to support The 2014 Ryder Cup and the professional sports photographers there to capture the emotions and team spirit of one of the world's most exciting golf events," said Cyprian da Costa, European Brand Communications Director, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Travel
Iowa golf vacation package: Stay at the Executive Inn in Webster City, enjoy 40 years of history and tradition at Briggs Woods
Briggs Woods Golf Course -- perfectly positioned overlooking the pristine Boone River Valley of Hamilton County, Iowa -- boasts smooth greens and well kept fairways punctuated by dramatic arching trees and strategic bunkers. Now you can stay at the Executive Inn, located 3 miles from the course and within walking distance of local restaurants and bars in Webster City, and play at Briggs Woods from just $133!

Products
Science & Motion Sports announce new folding PuttStation2 model
"We're very happy to have designed a calibration stand which our tour instructors and those who travel with SAM have demanded. PuttStation 2 will offer the same high degree of accuracy in calibrating the SAM PuttLab but will now fold for ease of travel," said Science & Motion Sports (SAM).

Business
Golf Interact, LLC announces acquisition of NGA Pro Golf Tour
"This deal gives Golf Interact a strong position of influence in the industry that allows us to deliver our Swing Thought mission throughout the US, and other golf markets around the world. The NGA Tour is widely recognized as the leading tour in developing players to compete at golf's highest level," said Michael Rush, Founder and CEO of Golf Interact.

Xcite Golf announces offering licensing opportunities in Asia
"Xcite Golf's Bangkok location has one of the most experienced team of PGA certified golf professionals in all of Asia. Our instructors have helped thousands of people, of all ages and skill levels, quickly improve their game," said Kurt Greve, GM of Xcite Golf, Bangkok, is a Master PGA Professional.

Tournaments
Nadeem Aslam captures win at Faldo Series Pakistan Championship
"Congratulations to the Pakistan Golf Federation on the staging of the championship. It was especially good to see the inclusion of a children's category which fits in with the aims and ideals of the Faldo Series to develop the game not only among elite junior amateurs but also at the grass-roots level," said Sir Nick Faldo following the completion of the fourth Faldo Series Pakistan Championship.

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