Golf May Be Nearing World Tour Finchem Open To Global PGA Championship Is New PGA Tour Schedule A Success? PGA Champ, Players Bump Purses To $10M PGA Tour Fights Singh Lawsuit Farmers Re-Ups With SD's PGA Tour Stop PGA Tour To Add China Circuit Ticketmaster Partners With Experience Australia Will Seek To Host PGA Championship Will New PGA Tour Schedule Dilute Fields?
SBD/8/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
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).