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Nicklaus News – January

GOLF Magazine Celebrates Jack’s 80th Birthday with Special Commemorative Issue

Get your copy today! Nicklaus fans will want to pick up the new GOLF Magazine which hits shelves this morning. In addition to featuring our Founder, Jack, on the cover (for a record 35th time!), GOLF has devoted more than 30 pages to the celebration of his life and his 80th birthday!
Some of the editorial highlights include the 80 greatest moments of the Golden Bear’s story on and off the golf course, personal recollections of Jack’s influence from some of the most notable golf luminaries on the planet (including Mrs. Barbara Nicklaus), and a particularly interesting, first-person look back from some of Jack’s most cherished rivals titled “Don’t Poke the Bear.”

You will also be able to gain insight from Jack about his course design philosophies and how he founded Nicklaus Design. GOLF has done a wonderful job chronicling Jack’s storied career. Find a newsstand and pick up a copy today!

Nicklaus Companies at 2020 PGA and GIS Shows

You might think that the Nicklaus Companies has moved its headquarters from Palm Beach Gardens to Orlando this month as the Nicklaus executive team joins the golf industry’s major organizations, business leaders, golf professionals, builders, owners, and golf course superintendents for the next two weeks at the 2020 PGA Merchandise and Golf Industry Shows. Nicklaus Companies Executive Chairman Howard Milstein, CEO John Reese, and the entire executive team will be meeting with valued partners from around the world, including clients from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

“These are the premier business gatherings of the year for Nicklaus Companies,” said Reese. “We take these opportunities to meet with our international and domestic partners all in one location to work on plans for 2020 and beyond. Having these two industry events back-to-back also allows us to connect with companies interested in exploring relationships with our brand. We look forward to a successful two weeks and to spending time with all of our valued partners.”

Nicklaus Companies’ network has never been stronger or more dynamic as we continue to grow and diversify. The partners with booths on the exhibition floor include:
PGA Show

  • Jack Nicklaus Apparel: 3865
  • Play Yellow: 1609
  • AHEAD: 5555
  • E-Z-GO: 4143
  • Golf Links to the Past: 3888
  • Smathers and Branson: 4365
  • Southwest Greens: 3525
  • Stance: 4780

Jack Nicklaus Apparel: 3865
There’s no name in golf more synonymous with greatness than Jack Nicklaus – and no line of premium clothing more deserving of this name than Jack Nicklaus® apparel. The carefully-crafted collection blends striking new designs with innovative technology and superior quality – all highlighted by the iconic Golden Bear logo. This collection is ideal for pro shops, member outings or PGA Tour events.

Jack Nicklaus Apparel Booth
AHEAD: 5555
AHEAD is the premier manufacturer of innovative golf headwear, apparel, and accessories. As a chosen partner for many of the industry’s most recognizable events and organizations, the company kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration this week.
EZ GO: 4143
E-Z-GO® has been built by pushing innovation, raising standards and setting the bar for what a golf car can be. The company has the industry’s best-selling car with the TXT,®, revolutionized the game in 2008 with the RXV® and in 2017, launched ELiTE™ lithium vehicles.
Play Yellow: 1609
Led by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, “Play Yellow” strives to bring the entire golf world together to help the 10 million kids treated in local children’s hospitals each year. CMN Hospitals were built on the premise of keeping funds in local communities and allowing hospitals to use the funds where most needed.
Golf Links to the Past: 3888
Golf Links to the Past has been a proud Jack Nicklaus licensee for almost 20 years. In addition to creating unique autographed items, the company also develops functional products incorporating genuine coins from special anniversary years, For Nicklaus, Golf Links to the Past incorporated 1966 British coins from Jack’s first Open Championship at Muirfield and 1986 U.S. coins from his last major championship into distinctive collectables.
Smathers & Branson: 4365
The Jack Nicklaus Collection debuts at the PGA Show this year and features needlepoint belts, key fobs, coasters, and can coolers. This quality line offers unique ways to accessorize the pro shop and to add elements of surprise to outings packages.
Stance: 4780
Stance is dedicated to the spirit of individuality with a design philosophy based on expression and function while providing comfort and performance. Stance constructs outstanding socks with the best fit and function, made from the highest quality materials.
Southwest Greens: 3525
Southwest Greens is a division of Shaw Industries, the leader of artificial turf in golf. Rated best synthetic putting green four consecutive years, Southwest Greens built its reputation on 20 years of quality installations and creating golf greens that react like a natural, tour quality golf green.
Golf Industry Show:
At the GIS show, on January 28, be sure to attend the Navigating Turfgrass Selection for Renovations and New Construction seminar where our Senior Designer Chad Goetz will participate as a panelist. Chad will speak in the West Concourse, Room W307D from 4:00 – 4:30 P.M. EST.

Atlas Turf International: 3207
Introduced as a Nicklaus partner last year, Atlas Turf International provides turf on a global scale as a worldwide distributor of the highest quality turfgrasses available. Atlas Turf offers the most sought-after genetically pure, licensed and certified warm and cool season turfgrasses, along with native grasses to meet the needs of golf course and sports field projects of every scope and size.
More than a supplier, Atlas Turf collaborates with clients to provide complete grassing solutions from selection through grow-in. For greens, tees, fairways, and roughs, and sports fields of every kind, Atlas Turf is the global choice for the finest turfgrasses.

Southwest Greens: 4003
Southwest Greens built its reputation on 20 years of quality installations and creating golf greens that react like a natural, tour quality golf green. You won’t find another company more committed to exceeding your expectations as they have continued to exceed ours with the industry-leading Golden Bear Turf. Their experienced, certified technicians ensure expert installation from start to finish and guarantee each synthetic turf system will perform over time.
A subsidiary of Shaw Industries, a vertical integrated manufacturer and award winning supply chain enables control of product quality from design to installation.

TORO: 1435
Toro entered the golf equipment business in 1919 when five reel cutting units were mounted to a Toro tractor to maintain the fairways at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. Today, Toro holds the leadership position in nearly every product category in which it competes. Toro’s high-quality products, exemplary service and support, and a legacy of trusted relationships industry-wide have combined to make the company the global leader in innovative turf maintenance equipment and irrigation technologies for the golf market. Toro turf maintenance equipment and irrigation systems are featured on Nicklaus courses around the world, including Jack’s home courses, Muirfield Village and The Bear’s Club.

AHEAD Celebrates 25 Years

PGA Show Jack Nicklaus Booth with AHEAD Celebrates 25 Years
A leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup, and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world, AHEAD’s eye-catching graphics and innovative ornamentation techniques—including five new processes applicable to cotton headwear—will be showcased at the booth. Both Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively.

AHEAD and the Nicklaus Companies collaborated in creating a special yellow hat featuring the iconic Golden Bear logo and the Play Yellow logo to support Jack and Barbara Nicklaus’s efforts helping pediatric care nationwide through the work of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The hat is available on; every purchase benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a direct financial contribution.

“Barbara and I are grateful to the team at AHEAD for joining us and many others in the Play Yellow effort to help make a difference in the lives of children through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” Nicklaus said. “Like us, AHEAD cares about giving back to children and families in need. They are not simply the best headwear company in golf, they are an organization of people with big hearts. Hats off to AHEAD and congratulations on your 25th anniversary year!”

Jack Nicklaus Residence Club Program Unveiled

Jack Nicklaus Residence Club Program Unveiled
Nicklaus Companies and VRP Equity, LLC announced the Jack Nicklaus Residence Club program, an innovative, income-generating residence club model provides an opportunity for members to vacation in luxury homes valued from $500,000 to $5 million. Offerings will include homes at Nicklaus-designed golf courses as well as beach, mountain, and resort destinations.

The Jack Nicklaus Residence Club debuts with the private enclave of homes along the dramatic 17th and 18th holes of the Bear’s Den at Reunion Resort, just ​10 minutes to the gates of Disney World.

“I’ve spent the majority of my life traveling around the world, playing golf, designing golf courses, and experiencing a variety of destinations,” Nicklaus said. “I appreciate the importance of quality lodging and first-class service as complements to good golf. The industry continues to evolve for those who seek premier residences in ideal destinations, and we believe this is a natural fit as we expand the Nicklaus lifestyle brand.”

“The Jack Nicklaus Residence Club will be showcasing Nicklaus-designed golf courses around the globe, providing families and golf groups many beautiful, exciting, and exotic locations to explore,” VRP Equities President, Craig Williamson explained. “The clubs will feature ultra-luxury homes with stellar amenities, located in the most popular vacation areas around the globe.”

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