Friday, 27th November, 2015

9th hole at the Sir Nick Faldo-designed Laguna Lang

Six-time Major winner says resorts should consider 12-hole courses to cut playing time and attract new golfers, writes Paul Myers


Glenmuir winter collection 2015

Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland continue to go global with Scottish Heritage

Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland are pleased to announce the appointment of new distributors in Iceland, Czech Republic and Slovakia and new Glenmuir sales agents in the Middle East


Le Golf National

Le Golf National – Heading for the 2018 Ryder Cup

The venue, member of the European Tour Properties network since 2011, has substantially changed since July 20th 2015. Renovation works have been undertaken with a budget of seven million euros

Exhibitions & Conferences

The London Golf Show

London Golf Show – Raising The Bar!

The London Golf Show hailed a ‘huge success’ by organisers, exhibitors and visitors to the show that took place at Bluewater 13-15 November raising the bar expected for future shows

Growing the Game

Gove Country Club got right into the swing of GOLF MONTH

Australia GOLF MONTH to return in 2016

More than 310 facilities registered for GOLF MONTH in 2015, with in excess of 900 activities and offers promoted, including approximately 100 membership offers


(from left), Tim Finchem, Keith Pelley, Martin Slumbers, Mike Whan and Andrew Cotter (Getty Images)

The Guardians Of The Game

From The HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai; Andrew Cotter in conversation with Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A; Tim Finchem, Commossioner of The PGA Tour; Keith Pelley, CEO The European Tour; and Mike Whan, CEO of The LPGA Tour

Management Topics

Pace of play image from R&A report

The R&A Holds Time for Golf Industry Forum To Discuss Pace Of Play

The R&A is conducting an industry forum in St Andrews this week to examine the issues surrounding pace of play and the time it takes to play golf


Jordan Spieth

USGA Announces Premiere of “2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest”

Film to air following Fox’s Thanksgiving NFL broadcast; Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm narrates one-hour special

New Products

Wilson 2016_PMP_2CLUB_FS

Wilson Staff Launches New FG Tour PMP Wedges

Almost 100 loft and lie options available through custom fit


Bill Hawthorn winter image CIMG3995

Preparing for Winter

The first of a series of practical articles prepared by Bill Hawthorn MIAgrE  ASIC GCA, the Irrigation and Water supply specialist Engineer for the Golf Consultants Association and a Director of 2iC Consultants


Marco Penge, Golf at Goodwood GC with the Carrick Neill Scottish Stroke Play Championship trophy after his triumph over the old links of Moray GC.
(Kenny Smith Photography)

England’s Top Junior Golfer Aiming for Major Success

Golf At Goodwood’s Marco Penge has been crowned England’s top junior golfer of 2015 by virtue of winning the Boys Order of Merit


Cameron House Hotel

Another New Owner for Cameron House

Cameron House Hotel at Loch Lomond has been sold for the second time in a year with the price paid reported to be between £70 million and £80 million

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Henry Callender standing in a landscape, in the red coat of Captain General of the Blackheath Golf Club and holding a putter by the Leicestershire artist Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1803)

Bonhams to Offer Most Famous Golfing Painting in the World

Royal Blackheath Golf Club is selling the painting to raise funds for the acquisition of the freehold of its course and clubhouse from The Crown Estate. The painting is estimated at £600,000 – £800,000


Darren Clarke at the Press Briefing for the Eurasia Cup 2016 (pic by Khalid Redza /Asian Tour)

European EurAsia Cup team takes shape

Ten qualifiers announced for European team to face Asia in January, including Race to Dubai runner up Danny Willett and Ryder Cup men Victor Dubuisson and Ross Fisher


KPMG Golf Tourism Survey table

KPMG on Golf Tourism Growth Trends

This year, KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice undertook a survey of golf tour operators to find out about recent golf tourism trends around the world