Thursday, 18th December, 2014

Mike Beardall

It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mike Beardall, the former editor of The Groundsman magazine, writes Peter Britton of Pitchcare


Corporate

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington re-signs with Wilson Golf

Three-time Major champion to play Wilson Staff clubs for 18th year

Courses

6th green of Royal St George's GC

R&A Announces 2017 Championship Venues

The R&A has announced that some of the finest golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland will be the venues for its Championships and International Matches in 2017

Exhibitions & Conferences

PGA Demo Experience

Best Brands & Latest Innovations Featured at PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

Golf’s Best Brands, Latest Innovations and Top PGA Professionals and Golf Retailers combine to build the World’s Largest Professional Demo Event at the 2015 PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day

Growing the Game

Paul McGinley (Getty Images)

Paul McGinley backs National Golf Month May 2015

Paul McGinley, who became ‘Coach of the Year’ at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday, is supporting National Golf Month, May 2015

Interviews

David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development, European Tour

European Tour Properties: GBN.com interviews David MacLaren

GBN.com interviews David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development, European Tour

Management Topics

Rules official

England Golf plans new County Rules Schools

England Golf will run two County Rules Schools in early 2015, in Cumbria and on the Channel Island of Guernsey

Media

Glyn Pritchard GOLF RETAILING Editor (centre left) and Miles Bossom, Publisher/CEO (centre right)

Top Publishing Award Win for GOLF RETAILING

The team at GOLF RETAILING received an early Christmas present when they won the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) Award for Magazine Launch/Relaunch of the Year

New Products

Combo Cart from Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain Launches Three-In-One Golf Trolley

Innovative Combo Cart first to offer trolley, bag & seat in one model

Opinion

Jerry Kilbytn

Reversing the Trend Towards Nomadic Golfers

Golf Consultants Association Member Jerry Kilby shares his views… .....read the full story »

People

Steven Satchwell

All change, but no change, for Steven Satchwell as he joins The Grass Group

The Grass Group have appointed Steven Satchwell as their UK Northern Area Sales Manager

Property

Abaco Club at Winding Bay

Southworth Development acquires The Bahamas’ Abaco Club on Winding Bay

The owner of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes in Argyll, Scotland, has acquired The Abaco Club on Winding Bay from Marriott Vacation Worldwide Corporation

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Harry Bannerman Ryder cup replica

Leading Scottish Golfer’s Replica Ryder Cup at Bonhams Edinburgh Sporting Sale

The replica was made by Asprey’s and is 12 inches high. It is estimated at £5,000-8,000

Sponsorship

National Golf Club Challenge logo tn

National Golf Club Challenge Raises £142,358

UK’S Biggest Amateur Charity Golf Tournament raises another huge sum for Help For Heroes in 2014

Travel

Sunset at Els Club Teluk Datai (

Another Award for The Els Club Teluk Datai, Malaysia

Ernie Els’ masterpiece golf course creation has been named the ‘Best International Golf Course’ at the International Property Awards in Dubai