Saturday, 4th July, 2015

Gleneagles Hotel

Leading drinks company Diageo has sold The Gleneagles Hotel to the private-equity hotel developer Ennismore for a so-far undisclosed sum


Skypro swing analyzer

SkyPro named ‘Most-Wanted’ Swing Analyser

SkyPro beat six other swing training devices in USA group test with all testers putting SkyPro top of their list


Greenwich Peninsular Range by night

It’s Greenwich Tee Time

Today marks the opening of the new state-of- the-art 60 bay golf driving range on the Greenwich Peninsula close to London’s O2 and just across the River Thames from Canary Wharf

Exhibitions & Conferences

James Cronk

Human Capital – The Club Industry’s Growth Engine

James Cronk, the founder and president of the Cronk Group, will be speaking on this topic at the 2015 Asia Pacific Golf Summit to be held in Singapore on 14 – 15 October

Growing the Game

National Golf Month report

UK National Golf Month Report

Many thanks for your support of National Golf Month May 2015, without the involvement of so many of you the event could not have happened, writes Doug Poole, National Golf Month Director


Monte Rei Golf & Country Club – Nicklaus Design (photograph courtesy of Aidan Bradley)

KPMG publishes new study on European Mediterranean golf resorts Interview with Andrea Sartori, Partner KPMG Advisory, Head of Golf Advisory Services in EMA

Management Topics

High Five Training in action

Specialist Groundscare Training Business Launched

Ian Mitchell, the former Operator Training Specialist with Ransomes Jacobsen, has formed High Five Training, a new training business providing support for the groundscare industry


Hole 17 Gullane No.1 with clubhouse and part of the town in the background

Prestigious Gallery First For Scottish Golf Photographer

Renowned Scottish golf course photographer Mark Alexander will become the first photographer to exhibit his work at one of Scotland’s most prestigious art galleries

New Products

Golf Guide

Enhancements added to Global Golf Guide & Logbook

Artigo Solutions has added new features to the app that lets golfers document the rounds they’ve played and helps them choose courses for future rounds


Summer irrigation

Heat is on for water management

Syngenta Business Manager, Daniel Lightfoot, says cool season grasses suffer when temperatures exceed 28°C, which has been experienced repeatedly on greens surfaces for the second two weeks of June – and more forecast for July



4SPORTS & Entertainment Inc. Acquires the Professional Advisory Group

This acquisition in the North American market will complement 4SPORTS’s strong golf client division and golf event management team in Europe


Dolgellau Golf Club sale

Dolgellau Golf Club, Wales: Offers in the region of £950,000

Unique opportunity to achieve a complete ‘lifestyle change’ by purchasing a golf course set in the fabulous Snowdonia National Park overlooking the Mawddach Estuary

Salesroom & Memorabilia

British Golf Museum website

British Golf Museum Re-Opens to Celebrate its 25th Year

Celebrating 25 years since it first opened in 1990, the 5 star Museum at St Andrew has undergone a major transformation. Imaginative exhibitions and stunning multimedia bring to life over 500 years of golfing history


Kym Larratt, currently lying second in the LETAS order of merit, in action at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa – viewed from the challenging 18th tee Gainsborough course

WPGA International Challenge Returns to Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland will again take centre stage when it hosts the WPGA International Challenge for a third successive year


The new Golf Guide (Rob McDougall)

New golfing ‘bible’ guides visitors along Scotland’s Golf Coast

Visitors to Scotland’s Golf Coast now have a glossy Golf Guide, offering a concise guide to the fabulous courses, accommodation and attractions in the East Lothian area