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Dustin Johnson, Hootie & the Blowfish inducted into Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame

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Dustin Johnson continued his awesome week by being inducted into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The members of the band Hootie & the Blowfish were also inducted into the Hall in recognition of tournament that has been held in Myrtle Beach over the past decade and has raised millions for charity.

Soon to be named the top ranked player in the world after winning the WGC event in Mexico City last week, Johnson, who is a long-time resident of Myrtle Beach, was honored for his accomplishments on the PGA Tour as well as his work with junior golfers. It will be a  busy weekend for Johnson; he will celebrate the opening of his golf academy at TPC Myrtle Beach on February 28 and the fourth annual Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship at TPC Myrtle Beach will be held March 1-3, featuring one of the strongest fields in junior golf.

Johnson’s acceptance speech was characteristically short and to the point.  “This is a great honor. I’m going to try to do as much as I can to make you proud of me,” he said. Johnson’s longtime partner Paulina Gretzky was also in attendance to share in the celebrations.

Hootie & the Blowfish band members Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Peter Holsapple, Jim Sonefeld, and Darius Rucker have raised over $7 million for charity with their Monday After the Masters tournament, a bucket list event that attracts stars from the sporting and entertainment worlds. Johnson has participated in the event in past years, as has Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, and a host of other PGA Tour stars.

Said band member Mark Bryan, “We just had an idea that we wanted to have an event where we played some golf and played some music. We could never have guessed that it would be this successful and we sure never planned to be in any Hall of Fame.”

Guitarist and singer Rucker was recently named an Ambassador to the PGA Tour.

Bill Golden, the CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the organization in charge of Myrtle Beach golf tourism, noted, “Myrtle beach has long been the center of the golf travel industry. We are so proud that of the accomplishments of Dustin Johnson and of Hootie and the Blowfish, and we know they will continue their success for years to come.”

The event was held at Pine Lakes Country Club, home of the oldest golf course in Myrtle Beach.

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Williams has a reputation as a savvy broadcaster, and as an incisive interviewer and writer. An avid golfer himself, Williams has covered the game of golf and the golf lifestyle including courses, restaurants, travel and sports marketing for publications all over the world. He is currently working with a wide range of outlets in traditional and electronic media, and has produced and hosted “Sticks and Stones” on the Fox Radio network, a critically acclaimed show that combined coverage of the golf world with interviews of the Washington power elite. His work on Newschannel8’s “Capital Golf Weekly” and “SportsTalk” have established him as one of the area’s most trusted sources for golf reporting. Williams has also made numerous radio appearances on “The John Thompson Show,” and a host of other local productions. He is a sought-after speaker and panel moderator, he has recently launched a new partnership with The O Team to create original golf-themed programming and events. Williams is a member of the United States Golf Association and the Golf Writers Association of America.

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  1. Ace

    Feb 28, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Thats cold…Keep it real (& sober) Dustin

  2. Tom

    Feb 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Things go better with coke, right dj?

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New troops: PXG announces additions to tour staff for 2021

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Earlier this week, it was the Brooklyn Nets making big news in the NBA with player acquisitions. Now in the golf world, it’s PXG, who is also adding to its roster with a number of new players on both the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour.

The newest members of the PXG roster, which they like to call “troops” are

  • Jim Herman
  • Sung Kang
  • Danny Lee
  • Luke List
  • Henrik Norlander
  • Adam Schenk
  • Kyle Stanley
  • Hudson Swafford

Speaking to the switch, Sung Kang said

“PXG makes some of the best performing equipment in golf. I know, with the support of Bob Parsons, his team, and PXG clubs, that I am going to be able to take my game to the next level!”

The professionals from the Korn Ferry Tour joining current PXG staffers Scott Langley and Grant Hirschman include

  • Kevin Dougherty
  • Nicolas Echavarria
  • KK Limbhaust
  • Justin Lower
  • Seth Reeves
  • Charlie Saxon

“Between grit and their love of the game, every one of these new players brings something special to the course. We are proud to welcome them all to the PXG Troops and honored that they have chosen to put PXG in play.” -PXG founder and CEO Bob Parsons.

These players join a long list of PXG staff players, which also includes LPGA Tour players Lydia Ko, Katherine Kirk, Austin Ernst, Christia Kim, Brittany Lang, Haley Moore, Celine Boutie, Ryann O’Toole, Gerina Piller, Jennifer Song, Linnea Ström, and Mina Harigae.

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The DailyWRX: 1/15/2021

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/15/21) – Miura blades, classic Cleveland bomber, TaylorMade P770 irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member tigercolt77 – Cleveland TL310 driver head

The TL310 is a classic glued hosel, low spin, solid acoustic bomber of a driver, and this head is practically being given away.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Cleveland driver head

Member budcangolf – Miura MB 101 blades

Honestly! Look at these things – how badly do you want these in your golf bag?
Considering their condition this set is a steal.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Miura Blades

Member br61 – 2020 TaylorMade P770 irons

The hottest irons in golf are still selling like hotcakes and if you are looking for a little bit of savings versus buying brand new – this set is your ticket.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: P770 irons

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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