GEO issues new guidelines for sustainable golf development

At Verdura Golf & Spa Resort on the south coast of Sicily, the seafront land where two 18-hole courses sit used to be a grove of fruit trees on exposed soil.

In 2009, California-based Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design built the new courses to reflect the agricultural heritage of the region. There are now more than 40 species of native plants and 1,400 acres of olive and orange trees.

NBC Sports Group acquires Revolution Golf

NBC Sports Group has acquired Revolution Golf, the largest direct-to-consumer digital platform in golf. With nearly 2 million subscribers, Revolution Golf provides video-based instruction, travel content, and integrated e-commerce. The announcement was made today by Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group and Justin Tupper, CEO of Revolution Golf.

Topgolf partners with PGA of America

PGA of America has entered into a strategic alliance with Topgolf, to help promote career opportunities for golf-industry professionals at Topgolf venues , the organizations announced. Topgolf will market PGA of America championship events, create unique fan experiences that will grow interest and participation in the sport, and promote PGA Junior League Golf.

KemperSports to manage St. James Golf Resort, Bear Creek in Arizona

KemperSports has added two courses to its portfolio —  St. James Bay Golf Resort in Carrabelle, Fla., a town that is 50 miles southwest of Tallahassee, and Bear Creek Golf Complex in Chandler, Ariz.

St. James Bay Golf Resort is considered one of the top resort communities in the Panhandle region.  

Dockstader steps down as COO of GCSAA

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Chief Operating Officer J.D. Dockstader announced he will be resigning effective Sept. 29, to pursue other career interests.

Dockstader joined GCSAA in January 2014 as chief business development officer and transitioned to COO in June 2015. He came to GCSAA after serving the previous seven years as director of commercial facilities for the city of Mesa, Ariz.  


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