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GOLF NEWS & NOTES: STEVE JONES INKS WITH COLUMBIA
Published January 8, 1998
PGA Tour golfer Steve Jones has signed a three-year endorsement contract with Columbia Sportswear. Beginning this month, Jones will exclusively wear Columbia sportswear and rainwear on the PGA Tour and in other pro golf tournaments through the year 2000 (Columbia). DEAL: MA-based Trend-Lines Inc., which operates Golf Day retail stores, "has agreed to buy the assets of 13 Nevada Bob's golf stores in New England," according to Chris Reidy of the BOSTON GLOBE. Trend-Lines, which will pay $5.5M to the investors of the Nevada Bob franchises, "plans to convert those stores into its Golf Day stores, though there may be one or two store closings" (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/8). NO TEE TIME FOR PEARL JAM? Ticketmaster Golf, a joint venture of Ticketmaster and Golden Bear Golf, announced agreements with the Premier Golf Group to provide advanced tee-time sales starting in February for 20 golf courses located in the Myrtle Beach, SC, area (Golden Bear).