Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Callaway Golf (ELY) to Sell

Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Monday. According to Zacks, “Callaway Golf is renowned for developing innovative products that help golfers hit longer and straighter shots from tee to green; controlled, higher-spinning shots around the green; and smooth, accurate putts. The long list of legendary Callaway products introduced across the past three decades is long, punctuated by the iconic Big Bertha driver and the Great Big Bertha driver, which Golf Digest named the…

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Miura Golf Launches New CB-301 Line of Cavity Back Irons

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, premier club manufacturer Miura Golf announced the introduction of its newest line of handmade forged irons: the CB-301. Designed and hand-forged  in Miura’s Himeji, Japan factory, the CB-301 is the longest forged cavity back iron Miura has ever produced. It is the first fully forged Miura cavity back since the PP9003 in 2011. The CB-301 is the most recent advance in Miura’s masterful, ever-evolving approach to club design. It is constructed to optimize performance, with the feel and playability of a players…

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Where can you play golf in London

Living in central London can pose a certain existential crisis to any golf lover. How can one control stress levels without an outlet to smash a white ball while surrounded by trees? How can one have a valid excuse to drink an entire hipflask in the middle of the day and still claim to playing sport? Fear not, you don’t have to head to the Scottish highlands to find great golf courses (although, we would also highly recommend that). After much research and endless lugging of golf clubs on crammed…

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Golf Tiptoed Into the Middle East, Then Dived In

Mark James captured the inaugural, beating Peter O’Malley in a playoff. The 1991 edition was not held because of the Persian Gulf war, but any concerns about the Desert Classic’s future disappeared the next year when Seve Ballesteros made it one of the final victories of his Hall of Fame career. In 1994, Ernie Els scored his first European Tour win when he cruised to a six-shot romp in Dubai. Five months later, he stamped his name on a bigger stage by winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont. Tiger Woods…

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Brooke Henderson looks to set Canadian golf record in 2019

On the airplane from Ottawa after her Christmas holidays, everyone recognized Brooke Henderson. “That was just kind of different, but kind of cool,” said Henderson with a laugh from Naples, Fla., as she prepared for the LPGA season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions this week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. While the 21-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., insists life hasn’t changed much as she’s rocketed up the golf rankings the past few years, the airplane scene shows just how far Henderson has come in the general Canadian sport landscape.…

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Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club

171. Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club Jack Nicklaus (2000) A chance meeting during a hunting trip led Memphis eye surgeon Dr. David Meyer to hire Jack Nicklaus to design a private 18 holes on land 40 miles southeast of downtown Memphis. What particularly intrigued Nicklaus about the project was that Meyer wanted no homesites on or around the course. Meyer even deeded the land surrounding Spring Creek Ranch as conservation easement to insure that no buildings would ever be erected beside any golf hole. The course design, with bent-grass greens…

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Nike Air Max 1 Golf “Grass” Coming Soon: First Look

Golf-ready “Grass” Air Max 1s are in the works. The beloved Nike Air Max 1 silhouette has taken on many different colorways and styles over the years, ranging from your basic white leather renditions to dizzying animal print designs and everything in between. For it’s next act, the Nike Air Max 1 is turning to the golf course for inspiration, resulting in one of the most unique iterations to date. As seen in the photos provided by J23 App, the eye-catching “Grass” Nike Air Max 1 Golf sports a shaggy, turf-like material throughout…

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This week in golf, January 14-20

Let’s look back in history at this week in golf from Jan. 14-20. Information courtesy Golf Channel Research unit. Jan. 15, 2004: Michelle Wie makes her PGA Tour debut when she tees it up in the Sony Open in Hawaii at the age of 14 years, 2 months, 29 days. Jan. 16, 2000: Paul Azinger wins the Sony Open in Hawaii – his first PGA Tour victory since battling cancer six years earlier. Jan. 17, 1916: A meeting of New York-area golf professionals and amateurs is held at the Taplow Club in New…

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Davis Love III keeps inspiring his fellow tour pros (and he can still play a little golf, too)

Like everyone else who played for the United States in the 2012 Ryder Cup, Brandt Snedeker vividly remembers the scene in the American team room in the aftermath of the loss to Europe—the so-called “Medinah Meltdown.” “Everyone was in tears,” Snedeker said. “I mean everyone, without exception. We felt awful because we’d let the [four-point] lead get away. We felt like we’d let the country down and each other down.” He paused. “More than anything though, I think we all felt like we’d let Davis down. We knew he was…

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Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

Golf usually isn’t all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he’s going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf’s biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of…

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