Missy Farr-Kaye and Alice Cooper inducted into Arizona Golf Hall of Fame
Arizona State women’s golf coach Missy Farr-Kaye was among four honorees last Tuesday at the 2022 Arizona Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The event, held at Paradise Valley Country Club, also honored amateur golfer and philanthropist Geri Cavanagh, industry leader Del Cochran and 2022 Legacy inductee, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper.
Named ASU’s 10th head coach on June 26, 2015, and in her eighth season as head coach, Farr-Kaye led the Sun Devils to the NCAA championship in 2017. She previously won a championship at ASU as a player (1990) and assistant coach (2009).
Farr-Kaye is a three-time cancer survivor.
The PGA of America will honor 12
The PGA of America will hold its national awards ceremony at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix on Tuesday.
There will be 12 PGA members honored at the event. All are “celebrated for their unwavering commitment to representing the nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals around the world and the game of golf at the highest level,” according to the PGA.
Hosted by Dave Marr III, the program annually recognizes PGA members for outstanding performance on and off the course.
Solheim Wins PGA Distinguished Service Award
John A. Solheim has been named the recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award for 2022.
The PGA of America honored him for his “decades of work in the golf industry and his dedication to the junior game,” according to a statement sent Wednesday.
Solheim is the executive chairman of Ping and the son of the company’s founder, Karsten Solheim. John Solheim was a teenager when he started working for his father in the garage of their home in 1959. Sixty-three years later, he has over 170 U.S. patents to his name, influencing the design of golf clubs and golf clubs. bags.
Ex-ASU golfer lands 3 eagles in one round to earn PGA Tour best result
PGA Tour rookie and Arizona State grad Kevin Yu had three eagles in the first round of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship last Thursday. He is the first Tour player to do this in one round this season.
This only happened twice last season. Maverick McNealy did it at the AT&T Byron Nelson and Justin Rose did it at the RBC Canadian Open.
Yu didn’t record another eagle the rest of the week, but he went down 11 under par 5 in four days to tie for third, his career-best finish on the tour.
“It’s been a solid week for sure. Being here and hitting some really good golf shots here,” Yu said. Being able to hit a lot of solid shots, hitting fairways, putting putts. It’s a lot of fun.”
Yu posted scores of 64-66-67-70 and finished at 17 under. He made three consecutive cuts in four events.
Improved equipment for fans of the Charles Schwab Cup championship
There are two tournaments left in the PGA Tour Champions season, with the final, the 2022 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, kicking off in nine days.
Tournament organizers are planning several new amenities and experiences for fans this year, including an expanded autograph area, free entry opportunities, free parking and shuttle service and more.
The top 36 golfers who qualify for next week’s TimberTech Championship will advance to the 72-hole final at Phoenix Country Club, Nov. 9-13. On Wednesday, November 8, all fans get free admission through the official San Tan Ford Pro-Am. Additionally, all active duty, military reserve, military retirees, military veterans, and National Guard members will receive two complimentary admission tickets courtesy of Salt River Materials Group. There will be free parking at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a free shuttle service dropping off fans right outside the clubhouse.
Information: visit schwabcup.com.
Influencer arrested for hitting a ball in the Grand Canyon
After hitting a golf ball in the Grand Canyon and appearing to lose her driver, an influencer who posted a video of the episode on TikTok now has charges and a court appearance pending.
This led the National Park Service to post what seems like a dumb, but seemingly necessary question on social media: “Do we really need to say, ‘Don’t hit the golf balls in the Grand Canyon?’
According to an NPS post:
“On October 26, someone posted a video on their TikTok page showing them hitting a golf ball and throwing a golf club into the canyon near Mather Point. Members of the public helped identify the person’s social media account.
“On October 27, Grand Canyon law enforcement identified, located and contacted the individual responsible for the incident. Charges and a court appearance for the individual are pending.”
The video was originally posted on TikTok and has since been taken down, but has been kept on Reddit.
The canyon is 277 miles long and ranges from 4 to 18 miles wide, so while the space may seem vast, NPS went on to explain why this is unacceptable:
“Throwing objects over the edge of the canyon is not only illegal, but can also endanger hikers and wildlife that may be below.”