MacGregor Golf returns as house brand

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 16, 2010, 4:40 pm

One of the classic names in golf is making a comeback. Golfers around the world remember MacGregor Golf as the brand of choice for PGA Tour pros from the early 1940s through the early 1990s. The brand was everywhere, from winning golf's major championships to being featured in such popular golf movies as Caddyshack and others. Beginning today MacGregor Golf is back.

MacGregor Golf is introducing a new, revamped lineup of golf equipment that builds upon the brand's rich history and reputation of helping golfers play better. MacGregor's new product line includes drivers, irons, wedges, putters and accessories for both avid and recreational golfers.

'We are leveraging 113 years of history and 59 major tournament wins to re-introduce golfers to the MacGregor brand,' said Marty Hanaka, president and CEO of Golfsmith. 'Acquiring the MacGregor Golf brand was an easy decision because it's a brand that resonates with golfers and has a rich history and worldwide notoriety. We're proud to bring MacGregor Golf back to life with an exciting new lineup of products.'

Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. acquired full intellectual property rights to the MacGregor Golf brand last May to solidify Golfsmith's proprietary brand and product strategy. MacGregor will stand alongside all major golf brands within Golfsmith's overall merchandising mix.

'We've taken the best design characteristics from MacGregor's history and combined them with today's cutting-edge golf club technologies to create a new line that that exceeds golfers expectations in performance and visual appeal,' said David Lowe, vice president of product development and international business for Golfsmith. 'Golfers that remember MacGregor and those that have yet to experience the brand will absolutely love these new clubs.'

The MacGregor product lineup includes:
• Drivers - the M85T Driver ($299.99) which is a titanium driver with Cup Face 360 and Face Fit technologies, and the titanium game improvement M75T Driver ($199.99).
• Irons - the classic muscle cavity VIP forged irons ($799.99) and the game improvement classic wing back designed M85i Irons ($699.99)
• Putters - ROTA series milled putters available in three classic shapes ($129.99)
• Full lineup of MacGregor Golf fairways, hybrids and wedges
• Accessories including MacGregor branded golf bags, golf balls, towels, hats, umbrellas and more.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

Playing with the pros

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green

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Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

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Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

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Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.