GOLF NEWS & NOTES
The PGA of America is considering trademark litigation
against the U.S. Golf Teachers Federation, which features a logo
with two golf clubs crossed, similar to that of the PGA (GOLF
SHOP OPERATIONS, 1/96 issue)....LPGA Commissioner Charles
Mecham's final act before leaving office was to announce the
creation of a South FL event -- the Palm Beach International Pro
Am, which debuts in '97 at the Ibis Golf and CC in West Palm
Beach (MIAMI HERALD, 12/15)....PGA of America will open its first
public golf facility January 1 in Port St. Lucie, FL. Guest fees
will be capped at $49. The course is "part of the PGA's goal of
making world-class golf available and affordable to the public"
(Cleveland PLAIN-DEALER, 12/19)....Greater Milwaukee Open
officials will raise the event's purse by 20% for '96 in an
effort to stay competitive (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 12/20).