Monday, January 28, 2013



Marks the Sixth U.S. Open and 12th USGA Championship
At the Historic Suburban New York Club
Far Hills, N.J. (Jan. 28, 2013) – Reflecting its continuing commitment to deliver the most compelling championship experience in golf to players and fans, the United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Winged Foot Golf Club, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., as the host site for the 2020 United States Open Championship.

“We’re thrilled to bring the U.S. Open back to this outstanding club,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Winged Foot offers a spectacular setting in a dynamic market, and has justifiably earned its reputation as one of the premier U.S. Open venues in the nation. And it joins an impressive lineup of future U.S. Open Championship locations that players and fans alike can eagerly anticipate.”

This selection marks the sixth time that the West Course at Winged Foot will have hosted the U.S. Open. This will also be the 12th USGA championship conducted at Winged Foot, all but three of which were held on the West Course. The dates for the 2020 U.S. Open are June 18-21.

“Winged Foot is a quintessential U.S. Open golf course, and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring our national championship back to a site that boasts such a long tradition of world-class competition,” said Mike Davis, USGA executive director. “With its wonderfully challenging green complexes and dogleg holes that emphasize proper placement off the tee, Winged Foot offers the best players in the world a spectacular test of golf and delivers to spirited New York golf fans one of the most exciting venues in the game.”

Winged Foot Golf Club, located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County, last hosted the U.S. Open in 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy outlasted Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk for a one-stroke victory. The club also hosted the U.S. Open in 1929 (won by Robert T. Jones Jr.), 1959 (won by Billy Casper), 1974 (won by Hale Irwin) and 1984 (won by Fuzzy Zoeller). Each U.S. Open at Winged Foot has produced a highly competitive championship, as Jones and Zoeller won in playoffs, while Casper and Irwin registered the first of their multiple U.S. Open victories by narrow margins.
“Winged Foot Golf Club is truly honored to have the USGA select it as the host of the 2020 U.S. Open,” club president John Schneider said. “The club’s relationship with the USGA goes back to 1929 when Bob Jones defeated Al Espinosa to win the U.S. Open in a playoff. The relationship has been cherished by both ever since. Our two A.W. Tillinghast courses have always risen to the challenge of identifying the greatest golfers in the world. Tillinghast’s vision has truly stood the test of time and Winged Foot anxiously awaits its next group of challengers.”

Winged Foot joins Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, Baltusrol Golf Club, in Springfield, N.J., Oakland Hills Country Club, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links as clubs that have hosted the most U.S. Opens. Oakmont is scheduled to host the U.S. Open for a ninth time in 2016. Baltusrol conducted its seventh U.S. Open in 1993, while Oakland Hills hosted its sixth U.S. Open in 1996 and Pebble Beach is scheduled to host its sixth U.S. Open in 2019.
Winged Foot opened for play in 1923 and has a rich and storied history. Beyond its five U.S. Open championships, the East and West courses have combined to host six other USGA championships. The West Course hosted two U.S. Amateurs (1940, 2004) and the 1949 Walker Cup. The East Course hosted two U.S. Women’s Opens (1957, 1972) and the first U.S. Senior Open, held in 1980. The West Course also hosted the 1997 PGA Championship.

The 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club will be the 20th U.S. Open played in the state of New York, the most of any state. Future U.S. Open sites are: Merion Golf Club (East Course), Ardmore, Pa. (2013); Pinehurst Resort (Course No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C. (2014); Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash. (2015); Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club (2016); Erin Hills, Erin, Wis. (2017); Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y. (2018); and Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links (2019).

About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit

Saturday, January 19, 2013

PGA National Resort & Spa Reveals Stunning Revitalization

Legendary South Florida Destination’s Comprehensive $100 Million Renovation Complete
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic, five outstanding golf courses and world-class amenities – announces the reveal of its $100 million comprehensive revitalization.

The stunning unveiling features myriad enhancements to the legendary South Florida destination:

  • A floor-to-ceiling makeover of its 379 guest rooms featuring stylish bedding, headboards, wall coverings and carpet; spacious, modern work desks with multiple plug-in options; atmospheric lighting; and elegant furnishings. Suite bathrooms have walk-in showers. State-of-the-art, high-definition, 42-inch flat-panel televisions have been installed.
  • Guest room corridors showcase eye-catching carpeting; tastefully subdued lighting; and distinctive artwork and wall treatments.
  • The Lakeside Lawn – a new permanent venue created due to increased popularity of its outdoor wedding settings. It offers a stunning vista of the tranquil lake and panoramic view of PGA National’s golf courses.  
  • “Bar 91”  – a complete renovation of its 19th hole bar and grill – presents the latest in clubhouse furnishings, high-definition televisions and expanded outdoor dining surveying one of the great vistas in golf. The new kitchen offers a redesigned menu ideal for après golf and casual dining.
  • “The Fazio Course” – a complete Tom Fazio II remodel of “The Haig” – PGA National’s original 18-hole course designed by his father and uncle has its grand opening on Nov. 1.
  • “Palm Terrace” – a full remake of its Citrus Tree Café – continues the renowned breakfast buffet of its predecessor and is now additionally available as a poolside location for evening events.
  • The refreshed 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas and the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools now fully complements the motif of the resort’s fashionably cool, hip décor.

These renovations follow previous substantial revitalization to PGA National’s member / guest clubhouse, golf courses, spa, health and racquet club, conference and meeting space, striking zero-entry pool, chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant and chic iBAR in its glamorous lobby.

“The unveiling of our $100 million investment showcases our total commitment to sit at the pinnacle of the world’s elite golf, resort and meeting destinations,” says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director. “Whether seeking an idyllic wedding, successful conference, supreme golf experience or a getaway to long savor we have all the ingredients needed and more.”

“Few destinations in the world offer as wide a range of incomparable amenities as PGA National,” says Frank Calaguire, principal of SCS Advisors – owner / operating partners of PGA National Resort & Spa. “Through our timely investment, we’re now fully poised to continue offering an unparalleled South Florida experience for our guests and members.”

For more information about PGA National visit or call (800) 533.9386.

About PGA National Resort & Spa

PGA National Resort & Spa is a premier golf, vacation and meeting destination. The South Florida locale offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA TOUR Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and a litany of other prized professional golf tournaments.

Other distinguishing features include a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.

PGA National Resort & Spa’s myriad accolades include:

  • AAA--Four Diamond Resort (2011)
  • Golfweek -- Best You Can Play State by State (No. 5, 2012)
  • Golfweek -- Best Tour Courses You Can Play (No. 28, 2011)
  • Golfing Magazine – “World’s Top 5 Multi-Course Venues” (2011)
  • -- “No. 1 Golf Resort in Florida” (2011)
  • GOLF Magazine -- Top 100 Premier Resorts -- Silver Award Winner (2011)
  • GOLF Magazine -- Premier Resorts Green Award Winner (2011)
  • Golf World -- Top 50 Resorts (2010)
  • Successful Meetings -- Pinnacle Award Winner (2011)
  • The Knot -- Best of Weddings  (2012)

Conveniently located within easy driving distances of major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA).

Sunday, January 13, 2013

GoBe Introduces The Pride Golf Shoe

Austin, Minn., January 09, 2013 - GoBe Golf is pleased to introduce the Pride golf shoe for men. It joins GoBe's full line of high performance footwear with a game-changing tread designed for ideal traction and maximum grip throughout the golf swing. The Pride is guaranteed to turn heads on the fairways with its bright white upper and vibrant accent color options for a retro-athletic appeal.

"Since GoBe's launch in early fall, we are overjoyed by the interest in the marketplace," said Joe Allen, President, GoBe Golf. "The Pride shoes are my personal favorite with their sporty, casual appeal."  
The Pride features GoBe's innovative, patent-pending Talon™ tread sole design for the ultimate traction on the course without the need for cleats for a "go anywhere" design. It uses a molded 5-point star traction pattern to provide maximum grip throughout the golf swing. The points of each star grip the grass, creating superior traction without damaging the turf. The stars are strategically placed on the sole to keep dirt and debris from building up. The sole's non-slip vertical and horizontal traction stripes complement the star treads and stabilize the golfer during the powerful motion of the swing. The Talon™ sole is made of single density, Grade A TPU, which is as flexible as rubber but far more durable. 

GoBe's PurTEC© upper is specifically designed to be roughly 20 times more water resistant than treated leathers. It breathes, keeps its color and shape, resists stains and is extremely durable in hot or wet conditions.
The GoBe Dry™ shoe liner has a patent-pending interior moisture management system; with drainage channels, aeration holes at flex points and notches above the toe area to drain perspiration away from f
eet. The moisture-wicking fiber lining also aerates, and has anti-microbial and anti-odor properties to keep feet cool, dry and fresh. The liner has an EVA soft, core center for extra padding at the ball and heel of the foot to provide three times more shock absorption than a standard shoe liner.  

To extend the life of their shoes, customers can order an additional pair of shoe liners at no charge through GoBe Golf footwear is built on a European last with a deep heel cup to keep the foot in place and a wide toe area for a natural, comfortable fit.
The Pride is available in white with four accent colors - black, forest green, burnt orange and blue. GoBe shoes are sold through golf course pro shops, specialty stores and online at for a suggested retail price of $159.

  • GoBe PurTEC© sports performance material is breathable, extremely durable, retains its color, and never shrinks or wrinkles
  • PurTEC© is roughly 20 times more water resistant than treated leather
  • Gusseted tongue keeps water and debris out
  • Cotton laces stay tied
  • Metal eyelets help the upper keep its shape even when laces are pulled tight
  • GoBe Dry™ shoe liner, with its moisture management system has drainage channels, aeration holes at flex points and notches above the toe area, so moisture drains away from feet
  • Removable liner has a dual density EVA soft, core center for extra padding at ball and heel with three times more shock absorption than a standard shoe liner
  • Moisture-wicking fiber provides anti-microbial and anti-odor properties to keep feet cool, dry and fresh
  • Built on a European last with a deep heel cup to keep foot in place, and a wide toe area for a natural, comfortable fit
  • Patent-pending Talon™ tread sole design, made of single density Grade A TPU, which is more durable than rubber, with the same bounce and flexibility as rubber
  • 5-point star molded traction pattern to maximize grip
  • Non-slip traction stripes stabilize the golfer from slipping during the swing motion
  • Two-year warranty


Colors: White with four accent colors to choose from - black, forest green, burnt orange and blue.
Suggested Retail: $159
Size Range: USA sizing 7 thru 12, Euro sizing 41 thru 46 

About GoBe Golf 
GoBe Golf, headquartered in Austin, Minn., was founded by industry footwear veterans and PGA Professionals for the sole purpose of creating the best shoes for playing golf. GoBe Golf manufacturers high performance footwear for men and women. The shoes are built from the ground up using innovative materials derived from advanced footwear technology to specifically provide better traction, comfort and support for golfers. For more information about GoBe Golf call507.437.0058, or visit


Eder Brings More Than 25 Years of Experience With Premier Country Clubs and 
Golf Resort Properties From Around The World

Long Island, N.Y. (January 10, 2013) – Friedrich Eder, who has more than 25 years of experience working and managing premier country clubs and golf resort properties throughout the world, has been named general manager of The Muttontown Club in Long Island, N. Y.
Eder most recently served as general manager of Brynwood Golf & Country Club in Armonk, N.Y., and before that, was the director of club operations and club manager of Desert Mountain Club, Inc., in Scottsdale, Ariz., one of the most prestigious private club and residential communities in the United States.

During his seven-year tenure at Desert Mountain Club, Eder oversaw all aspects of operations for each of the six clubhouses and respective food and beverage operations. Among his many achievements there, he significantly increased the club’s overall membership satisfaction. Previous to Desert Mountain Club, Eder was director of club operations and food and beverage for The Club at Mediterra/Bonita Bay Group in Naples, Fla., where he played a role in the club’s design and construction of two Tom Fazio golf courses and in establishing Mediterra’s esteemed reputation and success.

After arriving in the United States in 1993 from his native Austria, Eder spent more than seven years with the renowned Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, with assignments in Boston, Cleveland, Palm Beach, Naples, and St. Louis, as well as in Sydney, Australia. He has also served as director of catering and conventions at Hilton Hotel International in Mainz, Germany, and as director of banquets at Hotel Inter*Continental in Luxembourg. Eder, who has been an active member of the Club Managers Association of America since 2001, is a Certified Club Manager (CCM).

“We feel very fortunate to welcome Friedrich Eder as our new general manager,” says The Muttontown club president, Robert Anton. “He brings a wealth of experience from all over the world to this important position, and we are confident that his expertise will positively impact the experience our members have here at The Muttontown Club.”

The Muttontown Club’s 18-hole, Alfred H. Tull-designed golf course stretches over 6,500 yards, and features intricate greens and a double-sided driving range. With plenty of opportunity for competitive and casual play for men and women alike, the golf course is impeccably maintained. Other amenities include an engaging social calendar, and a tennis and free-form pool complex with kiddie playground. Although it is typical for clubs in the area to close (or substantially restrict services) over the winter, The Muttontown Club is open 12 months of the year, provides high quality dining at fair prices, and has an indoor golf simulator for year-round enjoyment. In yet another way to distinguish The Muttontown Club in the marketplace and provide value to its membership, the children (and their spouses), grandchildren, parents, and grandparents of a Regular Member (those with full privileges) are welcome to golf, dine and otherwise enjoy the club with no guest charges.

The Muttontown Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon Golf. Members at Troon Privé managed clubs enjoy reciprocal play at over 30 private clubs around the world, as well as preferred rates at Troon Golf-managed daily fee and resort facilities. The Troon Privé portfolio includes such private clubs of distinction as BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Fieldstone in Greenville, Delaware; Silver Creek Valley in San Jose, California; St. James Plantation in Southport, North Carolina; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; Settlers Run in Cranbourne South, Victoria, Australia; and Bearwood Lakes in London, England. 

For details about The Muttontown Club call 516.922.7500 or visit For more information on Troon Privé, please visit

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jeffrey Poplarski Completes 12-Hour Training Course

In Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Dr. Jeffrey Poplarski of Amityville, New York recently completed Graston Technique® Module 1 Basic Training and is now treating patients with GT at his practice in Amityville. 

The Technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat areas exhibiting scar tissue or chronic inflammation.

Clinicians use the instruments with varying shapes to comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies areas of restriction. Once the tissue has been identified, the instruments break up scar tissue so the body can absorb it.

The Technique reduces pain and increases range of motion. It also:
  • Improves diagnostic treatment
  • Increases patient satisfaction by achieving notably better outcomes
  • Speeds rehabilitation and recovery
  • Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medication
  • Allows the patient to continue to engage in everyday activities.

The instruments are not meant to replace a clinician's hands, but to complement them. M1–Basic Training offers participants a comprehensive overview of the GT treatment approach with extensive laboratory practice.

More than 7,500 leading health care providers, more than 30 colleges and universities, major corporations and more than 125 professional/amateur sports organizations in the U.S. and around the world currently use Graston Technique®.  Trainers and clinicians at these organizations are treating elite athletes, patients and employees every day to get them injury free to function at the highest level.

The Technique provides patients with a new option in the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints. For further information contact Dr. Jeff Poplarski at 631-598-7034.

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The Graston Technique® instruments, while enhancing the clinician's ability to detect fascial adhesions and restrictions, have been clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions, including:

Achilles Tendinitis/osis (ankle pain)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
Cervical Sprain/Strain (neck pain)
Lateral Epicondylitis/osis (tennis elbow)
Lumbar Sprain/Strain (back pain)
Medial Epicondylitis/osis (golfer's elbow)
Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
Plantar Fasciitis/osis (foot pain)
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/osis (shoulder pain)
Scar Tissue
Shin Splints
Trigger Finger
Women’s Health (post-mastectomy and Caesarean scarring)