PIZÁ GOLF OPENS A DESIGN STUDIO IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

SAN DIEGO, CA. – March 2, 2021 – Pizá Golf, internationally recognized as a world-class architecture and golf course design firm, announced the opening of their offices in San Diego, California. The company’s growth and potential in the North American market influenced the decision to establish these additional offices.

“We are excited and ready for this expansion. For the past two decades, we have been designing innovative and award-winning golf courses in Latin America, but potential projects and partnerships in the United States has spurred on this strategic business step. So, we committed to this market not only with offices but also with staffing. We are confident that this move is an investment for the company’s future as well as our clients,” commented Agustin Pizá, Founder of Pizá Golf.

The new Pizá Golf offices in San Diego, California are the company’s second location. Their corporate offices are in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and will remain their headquarters.

“We can’t think of a better location. San Diego is an important golf hub; Carlsbad is just North of us, and San Diego is the only Bi-National airport of Tijuana with CBX which provides a straight connection to anywhere in the world. Plus, LAX is a short distance away,” added Pizá.

Agustin Piza

About Pizá Golf Founder – Arch. Agustin Pizá, MSc:

Award winning architect Agustin has earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITESM and a Master’s Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a proud member of both the European Institute and the American Society of Golf Course Architects. For 22 years, Pizá has worked with legends of the game and world class golf developments. His designs are known for delivering quality, aesthetic and strategic golf courses.

Pizá Golf has been recognized with many international accolades and has garnered a reputation for “Re-defining Golf Facilities” with their concepts – Wellness Golf and Lounge Golf. Agustin Pizá was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 creative minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine included him in their Power 2020 issue as an up and coming superstar.

Pizá and the company have worked and have been involved in more than 60 projects on three continents. Pizá proudly represents the following companies as an ambassador:

 Cadillac·        IWC Schaffhausen·        The Kingdom – TaylorMade Golf·        Maui Jim·        G2 Academy

For more information on Pizá Golf, please visit the company website: www.pizagolf.com

Morikawa Collects His First World Golf Championship Playing TaylorMade’s New TP5 Ball

TaylorMade’s Collin Morikawa now has 4 PGA TOUR victories including a major and a WGC before the age of 25

CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 28, 2021) – Team TaylorMade’s Collin Morikawa captures the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, FL and moves inside the Top 5 in the OWGR.

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Collin recently switched to TaylorMade’s new 2021 TP5 ball and the company’s new Spider FCG putter at the first event of the year – Sentry TOC in Maui, HI. He is also playing the company’s new SIM2 fairway wood.

With rounds of 70-64-67-69 to win by three shots, Collin heads into the PLAYERS and majors season in good form looking to capitalize on his first major last year at the PGA Championship.

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NEED TO KNOW

  • 4th PGA TOUR win
  • Made 23 birdies through the opening three rounds and fell one short of the 54-hole tournament record set by none other than Tiger
  • No. 1 in SG Approach (+9.97) and SG Tee-to-Green (+12.30).
  • Since turning professional: 4 wins, 13 Top 10s, 21 Top 25s from 39 events
  • Moves to no.4 in OWGR
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COLLIN MORIKAWA WITB:

  • SIM 8.0° driver
  • SIM 14.0° fairway
  • SIM2 19.0° fairway
  • P7MC 4-6 irons
  • P730 7-PW irons
  • MG2 60° wedge
  • Spider FCG putter
  • TP5 2021

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New Episode of the TeeBox Chatter Podcast Posted

Well, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the news of the week. Of course, that news was the single-car accident that Tiger Woods had. That was a scary site and all that matters is that he emerged from this, breathing. In this episode, I talk about the accident and there is zero speculation, so no need to worry about that. After all, is there an easier way to lose credibility with all of you?

Photo Credit: NY Post

Also, I was joined by Marketing Manager (Golf Balls) for Bridgestone Golf Elliot Mellow during the 2021 PGA Show Virtual Experience. Join us as we talk all things Bridgestone Golf (balls) with an emphasis on the new e12 Contact.

TeeBox Chatter – Episode 2

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

TeeBox Chatter – Season 1 Episode 1 PING G425

A new episode of the TeeBox Chatter podcast airs today.

The PING G425 stable. (Photo Credit: PING)

In this episode, on the tee I have Martin Neil from PING Golf. We had a nice chat about the success early on of the PING G425 metals, a little bit about the development of golfers through Golf Canada. Namely, Brooke Henderson, Corey Conners, and Mackenzie Hughes. All of them, PING staffers on their respective TOURs. “Spinsistency”? What the heck is that? Well, it’s a big part of what makes the range of G425 metalwoods tick. We also talk about the G425 irons. It promises to be an educational episode.

Yes, it’s all things PING in 2021.

Link To Episode

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

BANK OF HOPE LPGA MATCH-PLAY HOSTED BY SHADOW CREEK ADDED TO 2021 LPGA TOUR SCHEDULE

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2021) – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) today announced that the inaugural Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek will be held May 26-30, 2021. The tournament, which will feature 64 players competing head-to-head for a $1.5 million purse, will be conducted at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, the exclusive golf course owned by MGM Resorts International and available only to guests of the company’s resorts. 

Bank of Hope, based in Los Angeles, is one of the leading Asian-American banks in the United States and was previously associated with the LPGA Tour as title sponsor of the Bank of Hope Founders Cup from 2017 to 2019. 

“We are extremely pleased to once again partner with the LPGA and inaugurate a highly anticipated LPGA match-play competition as title sponsor of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek,” said Kevin S. Kim, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Hope. “This event combines the top female golfers with one of the most exclusive golf courses in the country in a unique match-play format. We look forward to working closely with the LPGA and Shadow Creek to create one of the Tour’s most exciting and successful events of 2021 and beyond.”   

Shadow Creek, built in 1989 by renowned golf architect Tom Fazio, is considered one of the world’s top golfing destinations. In 2018, the course served as host for The Match: Tiger vs. Phil, which saw Phil Mickelson outlast Tiger Woods in a match that stretched to 22 holes. This past October, Shadow Creek hosted the PGA Tour’s CJ CUP, won by Jason Kokrak. While this is the first time the LPGA Tour will visit Shadow Creek, MGM Resorts has supported the women’s game for many years through its Golf Ambassador program, led by popular Tour players Natalie Gulbis, Danielle Kang, Cristie Kerr, Alison Lee, Anna Nordqvist and Michelle Wie West.

Shadow Creek. Proud host of a new LPGA Match-Play event. (Photo Credit: PGA TOUR)

George Kliavkoff, president of Entertainment & Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, “Shadow Creek, one of golf’s premier courses, will be an ideal setting for the world’s best women golfers. The LPGA Tour’s match-play event in May provides us with another opportunity to demonstrate why MGM Resorts and Las Vegas are the leaders in the sports and entertainment industry.”

The 64-player field for the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek will be divided into 16 groups of four players, with three days of round-robin matches deciding the final 16-player bracket. From there, the tournament will proceed in single-elimination matches to determine the two players who will face off in Sunday’s Championship Match. Full qualification and tiebreaker information will be available in the coming weeks.

Ricki Lasky, LPGA’s Chief Tournament Business Officer, said, “We are beyond thrilled to add the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek to the LPGA family of competitions. Bank of Hope and MGM Resorts are two organizations that have proven to be great supporters of women’s sports and we are honored to have them as LPGA partners. We look forward to working with them to continue to create more opportunities for women both on the course and in the workplace. This will also be an incredibly exciting week for our players, who have long told us that they wanted to add a match-play competition to our schedule.”

Canada’s Brooke Henderson will be there. (Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek will be the the LPGA Tour’s first match-play event since the 2017 Lorena Ochoa Match Play, where Sei Young Kim earned a 1-up victory over Ariya Jutanugarn. Other official LPGA Tour match-play competitions include the 2010-2012 Sybase LPGA Match Play Championship and the 2005-2007 HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship, as well as the 1950-1954 Women’s Western Open, then a major championship.