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What’s What In Golf: 11.23.2023
1. TGL postpones its debut one year
The TGL, a virtual golf league championed by many of the PGA Tour’s top golfers, suffered a fate known well to golfers in western New York: the collapse of its domed stadium. High winds brought the Orlando-area structure to the ground, mere weeks before the first matches. The plan now is to reset for 2024.
2. Tours go on hiatus for a few fortnights
Over the last fortnight, the PGA, LPGA, DP World, and Champions tours joined Tour Americas, Korn Ferry, and others, in concluding their seasons. This weekend, the LET finishes up in southern Spain. It’s a good time to take a break and watch a few unofficial events. Way back in the 1980s, we were thrilled with silly-season offerings like The Skins Game, but when guys started to take them too seriously, they lost their appeal. 2023 promises the Hero, the Grant, and Q-School. We can’t wait to see how they fare.
3. LIV announces 2024 schedule, sort of
The upstart league announced a twelve-event schedule for its combination team-individual format. Yet to be revealed are locations and dates for its individual and team championships, which appear to diverge for the first time in the league’s three-year history.
4. New equipment drops for the holidays
Name a manufacturer and we guarantee that they’ve announced a new club offering in the last 21 days. After all, they want your holiday dollars in their coffers, so this is the time. These won’t be the last reveals, however. Another spate will come in January, just prior to the PGA Show. For the frugally-minded, head to your local shop to find 2022 and 2023 models at some sort of discount.
5. Myrtle Beach in February?
The fam has decided to drag me to Myrtle Beach in February, so I’ve got that going for me. Big old reunion along the strand. I’ll try to take advantage of playing some courses I haven’t seen along the coast. Considering Pawley’s Plantation, Barefoot, and some others. If it all comes to pass, I’ll have reports and plenty of photos.