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2016 Top Golf Stories No. 4: Henrik Stenson’s Big Year

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 4: Henrik Stenson’s Big Year

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 4: Henrik Stenson’s Big Year Henrik Stenson has had success on both the PGA and the European Tours in the past, but nothing like the run of great play he put together in 2016. He won The Open Championship, as well as, the Silver Medal at the Olympics. He finished the year by winning the Race to Dubai and was named the European Tour’s Player of the Year. The swede entered 15 events on the […]

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Biggest Golf Stories of 2015 No. 11: Keith Pelley European Tour’s New CEO

This article is derived from a discussion of the Top 12 Golf Stories for 2015 on the December 15, Back 9 Report. Kieran Clark led the discussion with additions from Mike May, Carlos Torres and Fred Altvater. 51-year-old Canadian Keith Pelley succeeded George O’Grady as the new CEO of the European Tour and  brings a wealth of experience and media savvy to his new job. Pelley was the president of Rogers Media, a media conglomerate in Canada, which controls 51 […]

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European Tour Faces Several Problems

Not many golfers here in the United States noticed, but the European Tour welcomed Keith Pelley as its new Chief Executive Officer this summer. Outgoing CEO, George O’Grady announced a year ago that he was ready to step down and wanted to retire this year. Pelley is no stranger to managing a large business. He was most recently the president of a media company in Canada, which included 51 radio stations, 56 publications, 12 television stations and over 300 digital […]

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I admit it – I am a golfaholic, as well as a teaching professional. I have enjoyed playing the grand game of golf for over 40 years. In addition to playing, I find teaching golf very rewarding – I love to see students when they finally hit that great shot, make the long put, chip in or kill that long drive. - See more at: Toledo Ohio Golf Lessons - About Fred