B the Nassau boys’ high school championship
Wednesday, smashing the scoring record by
six strokes with an 8-under 134 for the two-day
tournament at Bethpage State Park.
winner of the Ben Hogan Award as the nation’s
top college player. He edged Texas’ Jordan
Spieth and Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers.
John Harbottle III, an American Society
of Golf Course Architects member and presi-
dent of John Harbottle Design in Tacoma, died
Thursday, May 24. He was 53.
Ashworth Golf announced that Justin Rose
has become its newest brand ambassador.
Rose switched to Ashworth’s newest line of
apparel and Cardiff footwear at last week’s
European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship.
Nike Golf is debuting the NG 360 app to help
smartphone-using golfers step up their games.
The app is predicated on the idea that every
golfer is unique, so its tracking and monitor-
ing of each user’s game, equipment and gear,
fitness level, and swing is done to create plans
and reports. Best of all, it’s free on i Tunes for
iPhone and iPod Touch users.
The USGA announced that the 2017 U.S.
Amateur will be contested at Riviera Country
Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The dates of the
championship are Aug. 14-20.
Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail,
the 26-course, 11-site complex, is turning 20
this year and has grown into one of the state’s
top tourism draws.
Patrick Cantlay, a sophomore at UCLA and
the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur, was named
Austrian-based affinity card company
Lyoness has signed a new sponsorship deal
that will safeguard the future of the European
Tour’s Austrian Open for the next three years
with a minimum prize fund of € 1 million.
Pinnacle announced 10 honorees of the “Go-
ing the Distance Awards,” honoring 10 mem-
bers of the golf community who are making a
difference in the fight against breast cancer.
Ethel Jack, past president and vice-presi-
dent of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association,
passed away May 23 in North Berwick. Family
and friends are invited to attend a service at
Mortonhall Crematorium June 1 at 11 a.m. l
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