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Troon celebrates 25-year anniversary

Dana Garmany, Troon's Founder, Chairman and CEO

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to recognize the company’s 25-year anniversary in 2015. Since its beginnings in 1990 with the management of the iconic Troon North Golf Club, the company has grown to become the industry leader with more than 250 managed courses in 36 states and 27 countries… Read More →

Parsons Xtreme Golf arrives on PGA Tour

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Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) has officially arrived on the PGA Tour. PXG, which designs and develops high-performance golf clubs using premium alloys and patented technology, announced that it has signed an equipment endorsement deal with PGA Tour Champion Ryan Moore. This is the first PGA Tour endorsement deal for the industry newcomer.The company first made headlines… Read More →

U.S. Tennis Association honors The Phoenician

The Phoenician resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with the breathtaking Camelback Mountain its backdrop. Photo: The Phoenician

The Phoenician’s renowned Tennis Complex, one of the largest resort facilities in the Southwest, has been recognized as the 2014 Member Organization of Year by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) of Central Arizona.  The honor is awarded to the establishment that best exemplifies service to the community and to its members through USTA youth… Read More →

Gateway Golf Group launches new website

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Gateway Golf Group, an industry leader in charity golf event management, fundraising and promotional products, announced the launch of their new website – www.gatewaygolfgroup.com.  This platform offers clients a single-vendor solution to effectively create, develop and manage successful, cost-effective golf events. A turnkey solution for individuals, businesses, charities and non-profit organizations, the site offers a… Read More →

Super Bowl generates $2M for local nonprofits

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, has distributed more than $2 million to 27 Arizona non-profit organizations. The broad range of nonprofits was selected to receive funding based on their program’s significant impact on the education, health and wellness of local youth. An estimated 400,000 local… Read More →

UA branding expert says NFL image will recover

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A bad-news NFL season that began with a shocking elevator video and is ending with “Deflategate” might make you wonder if the league is the damage-control center of the universe. To which Hope Schau says: Don’t worry about the NFL. It has survived scandals in the past, and it’s going to take much more than… Read More →

Super Bowl betting poses dangers in the workplace

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So you ask what does the Super Bowl have to do with the American workplace, except for lost productivity at the water cooler the Monday after the Big Game? Why, the Super Bowl is quite possibly the best reminder about the dangers of betting in the workplace. Since the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots… Read More →

NB|AZ will air ‘Elevate AZ’ Super Bowl ad

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In an effort to promote Arizona and the businesses that impact its communities and citizens, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the airing of its official “Elevate AZ” commercial during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. The commercial is a key portion of NB|AZ’s “Elevate AZ” campaign and will feature three Arizona businesses and two… Read More →

FirstBank tackles ‘Deflate-Gate’ with billboard

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A local bank is using a little humor around a recent incident to promote their expanding home loan business in Arizona. Yesterday, FirstBank, which operates 15 branches in the Glendale/Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, put up a billboard within a mile of University of Phoenix Stadium — where the New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks… Read More →

Stanton: Super Bowl showcases re-branded Phoenix

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In the midst of the Super Bowl excitement, Mayor Greg Stanton and the city’s Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay have unveiled a new campaign to send a clear message: Phoenix is hot for new economic opportunity. “We are about to welcome more than 1 million people to our city, and it’s important that… Read More →

The cost to attend the Super Bowl in Glendale

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Unlike alleged Foxboro footballs, ticket and travel costs to pro football’s championship game did not deflate over the weekend.  They went up. Before the conference championship games took place, the average game ticket to Glendale cost $3,374, according to TiqIQ.  Now, the average ticket price is $4,174.50.  That price is only around 2 percent higher… Read More →

Tiger Woods playing in Waste Management Phoenix Open

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Tiger Woods hasn’t played in the Waste Management Phoenix Open since 2001, but according to a Golf.com report, that drought will end in about three weeks. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.3 million purse, the $1,134,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points. The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as “The… Read More →

Waste Management launches ‘Green in 15’ video contest

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Waste Management, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America, announced today the launch of the “Green in 15” social media video contest in advance of the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. To enter the “Green in 15” contest, participants must creatively demonstrate how they will commit to going green in 2015,… Read More →

Randy Johnson earns spot in Hall of Fame

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Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. Johnson became the second Arizona Diamondbacks player to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The first was Roberto Alomar, who played one season for the D-backs in 2004. Johnson, a five-time Cy Young Award winner including four… Read More →