Saturday, 7th March, 2015

Celtic Manor Resort Hotel

A spraying operative has died after his vehicle rolled into a lake on the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor. BIGGA’s CEO says this is ‘a stark reminder’ of the risks involved in working with machinery and Mother Nature


Corporate

John Deere XUV 855D Gator

John Deere Experience Days 2015

John Deere dealers in the UK and Ireland are hosting a series of Experience Days from March to September. Visitors can test drive a range of machines

Courses

Channels Golf Course new layout

No Disruption for Members as SGD Produces New Look For Channels GC

Construction on a new golf course at Channels Golf Club should begin later this month after the Swan Golf Designs-negotiated planning permission was granted in late February

Exhibitions & Conferences

Vision 20.20 logo

VISION 2020 Continues to Inspire, now at GolfBIC

The EGCOA’S VISION 2020 project has received an overwhelming response from the European Golf industry and beyond since its launch last year at the European Golf Business Conference

Growing the Game

Broken Tee Group of kids with golf bags

Broken Tee GC Receives NGCOA 2015 Player Development Award

Community-Based Approach to Growing the Game Recognized at Owners’ Annual Conference

Interviews

Gary Firkins and Giles Morgan

Golf’s future: ‘Time and format can be looked at relatively easily’

BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter interviews Giles Morgan, the head of sponsorship for HSBC

Management Topics

Scottsh Golf Amalgamation

Clubs Vote Overwhelmingly Yes for SGU & SLGA Amalgamation

Scotland’s golf clubs have overwhelmingly backed the Proposal to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association

Media

Network 90 golf-design

Take a shot at the Majors with Luke Donald and Network90.com, for your chance to win £50,000!

New members to the site can win the £50,000 by registering their profile at www.network90.com before the start of the Masters on 9th April

New Products

John Deere X590 Multi-Terrain lawn tractor

New John Deere lawn tractors for 2015

John Deere is adding three new models to its extensive range of lawn tractors for 2015. These include an industry leading innovation at the top of the range, designed for faster and more economical mowing

Opinion

Ian Bulleid

Is Third party management a Good Idea?

Ian Bulleid is International Sales and Marketing Director for Troon Golf the world’s largest golf management company and a founder member and past chairman of the Golf Consultants Association

People

Adam Smith

Social Media & PR expert joins Sports Impact

Sports journalist Adam Smith, a social media and PR expert, is joining Sports Impact, the leading sports marketing agency based in Kingston-upon-Thames .....read the full story »

Property

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Jumeirah Golf Estates exhibits at Dubai showcase in London

Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, attends Dubai Property Show at London Olympia (February 27 – March 1) Yousuf Kazim, Chief Executive Officer, set to share region’s success stories with UK’s biggest real estate and hospitality developers

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Lucy (left) presenting the original artwork to Liz Jordan, Lady Captain of Dun Laoghaire G.C

Commissioning The Curtis Cup 2016 Official Artwork

Continuing the tradition of commissioning an artist to produce original artwork to publicise and commemorate the event, the Ladies’ Golf Union selected Irish artist Lucy Tormey as the Curtis Cup Event Artist

Sponsorship

IME PLEASE! Gary Butler, right, shows a selection of his watches to PGA North secretary Graham Maly

PGA North pros playing for time!

This year the winners of five ranking tournaments, plus the player who tops the Order of Merit, will be presented with a must-have ETIQUS watch designed exclusively for the golfer

Travel

Solheim Cup logo

Scotland’s submits Solheim Cup Expression of Interest

Scotland has submitted an expression of interest in bidding to host The 2019 Solheim Cup and will decide on whether to launch a formal bid in the summer