Tuesday, 24th January, 2017

Merchandise Show Demo day 2016 (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Special Events, Celebrity Guests and more than 1,000 Top Golf Brands Draw 40,000+ Golf Industry Professionals to Orlando this week for the “MAJOR of Golf Business,” the 64th PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 24-27, 2017


Corporate

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We Have Lift-Off: Successful Launch of Price Turfcare at BTME

Price Turfcare, a newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former International Sales Director, Rupert Price, had a very successful launch at the recent BTME in Harrogate

Courses

Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club

Carr Golf Tee Up New Partnerships with Belvoir Park and Dromoland Country Club

Carr Golf, a specialist in golf club management and maintenance has announced new partnerships with Belvoir Park and Dromoland Castle Golf Clubs in Ireland

Exhibitions & Conferences

The Worcestershire's Steve Lloyd being congratulated by Highspeed's David Mears on winning a ClearWater system

ClearWater – a winner at BTME 2017

Highspeed Group’s ClearWater system was the focus of much attention at BTME this year and was a winner in more ways than one

Growing the Game

Women's Golf Day logo

Women’s Golf Day partners with All Square to Promote Growth of the Sport

As part of the partnership All Square will promote the women’s initiative and drive global engagement. The organisation sets-out to break down the barriers that prohibit women from playing golf

Interviews

David Withers

David Withers to leave Jacobsen

David Withers, President & CEO of Jacobsen, is leaving the Company on 1st January 2017. Here he shares a few thoughts with GBN readers .....read the full story »

Management Topics

Golf Datatech tn

Golf Datatech Unveils Proprietary Retail Market Reports for DMDs

Golf Datatech, LLC, the golf industry’s largest independent market research company, has unveiled proprietary retail market share reports covering the rapidly expanding Distance Measuring Device market in the United States

Media

GCMA CEO Bob Williams

GCMA launches new official journal

The first edition of the Golf Club Managers’ Association’s official new journal will be published in April packed with insight, education and, above all, relevant information for the association’s 1,700 members

New Products

The new PING i200 iron

PING introduces i200 irons

Major advancements in the new PING i200 iron make the face and cavity structure more dynamic to achieve faster ball speeds, a soft, powerful feel and unprecedented forgiveness for an iron of its size

Opinion

The pro shop[ at Chippenham Golf Club

Crossover Technologies: Retail Resolutions for 2017

Here are some top tips from the retail professionals team at Crossover Technologies for making some retail resolutions that will set you up for a prosperous year

People

Deirdre Billing.

Billing Fits the Bill as Mottram Hall’s New General Manager

Renowned hotelier Deirdre Billing has returned to QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, as general manager of Mottram Hall in Cheshire

Property

Jonathan Paine (courtesy of The PGA)

New PGA North Secretary Paine Has Drive To Succeed

Jonathan Paine, who has been installed as PGA North regional secretary, reckons he’s embraced every job since arriving at the Bolton headquarters in 2009 including van driver and office and tournament administrator

Salesroom & Memorabilia

China's first golf museum is unveiled at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen by Dr Ken Chu, CEO and Chairman of Mission Hills Group, Tenniel Chu, Vice-chairman of Mission Hills Group and Chinese golfers Feng Shanshan, Li Haotong and Zhang Lianwei. The group are pictured with the World Cup Trophy, which Mission Hills hosted in 1995, and a statue of the late Dr David Chu, founder of Mission Hills Group

Stars of Chinese Golf Unveil China’s First Golf Museum

Three Chinese golf legends, including Olympic bronze medallist Feng Shanshan, were at Mission Hills Golf Club in southern China yesterday to celebrate the opening of their country’s first golf museum

Sponsorship

Asian Tour CEO Josh Burack being presented with a ECCO shoe by Jesper S. Thuen, Head of Golf-Asia Pacific

ECCO® Golf Renews Asian Tour Sponsorship

Leading golf footwear innovator, ECCO Golf, will extend its partnership with the Asian Tour as the Official Footwear Sponsor for the next two years

Travel

Villamoura Old 7th

Vilamoura’s Old Course named ‘Portugal’s Best’ by Leading Magazine

Frank Pennink masterpiece takes top honours in annual Today’s Golfer Travel Awards