Saturday, 1st August, 2015

Logo-UKGCOA UJack

Following a meeting on 29th July, HM Treasury has agreed to continue a dialogue with a UKGCOA/England Golf/KPMG project team to consider agreeing a resolution to the VAT distortion in golf .....read the full story »


Corporate

Direct Golf's 'morphs'

Direct Golf Giveaway Gives Windy St Andrews a Warm Glow

The wind and rain may have played havoc with the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews but spectators were simply blown away by a £½m giveaway by Direct Golf

Courses

Safari Adventure Golf is great fun

Fun-filled Safari Adventure Golf Opens at Hersham Golf Club

Safari Adventure Golf provides a series of putting challenges set against the backdrop of a host of typical safari features that are linked by landscaped pathways and sound effects

Exhibitions & Conferences

Directors Stewart Kyle and Paul Shaw from the Irish Golf Expo (John Murphy, Aurora PA)

Concrete foundations in place for Irish Golf Expo

Ireland’s leading golf show will be uprooting to Northern Ireland’s newest and largest exhibition venue, the Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn, on 28th and 29th November

Growing the Game

Still from This Girl Golfs video

‘Raising Our Game’ – #ThisGirlGolfs

A video campaign sets out to change female perception of golf and encourage participation

Interviews

Thomas Bach

Interview with IOC President Thomas Bach

During The Open Championship at St Andrews IOC President Thomas Bach and The R&A held a press conference about golf’s return to the Olympics in August 2016

Management Topics

Slaley Hall Priestman 4th

QHotels Steps Up Golf Membership Drive

The UK’s largest golf resort operator has taken its commitment to raising golf membership numbers across England and Scotland to new heights offering six-week packages from just £45

Media

James Prusa, the executive in charge

Asia’s Golf Power List Set to Grow

The list of the ‘Most Powerful People In Golf In Asia’ enters its third year with a clear vision to grow the programme

New Products

Rob Spurrier

GLF.Locker will ‘Change the Business of Golf Coaching’

GLF. (Giant Leaps Forward) have created the web-based GLF.Locker software platform to boost the business prospects of anyone who teaches golfers for a living

Opinion

Andrew Harris

What could drones mean for golf?

Golf Consultants Association Member Andrew Harris shares his views… .....read the full story »

People

Shona Malcolm (courtesy of Getty Images)

Shona Malcolm Appointed New Secretary of PGA in Scotland

Malcolm, who hails from Ayrshire, is an experienced golf administrator, having served as both Chairman of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and CEO of the Ladies’ Golf Union

Property

Jumeirah Golf Estates, Fire Course, 6th hole

Golf Property: Home Owners Buy into Lifestyle on the Links

Golf is going global – and so is the opportunity to buy a home overlooking the pristine fairways and greens of new golf courses and resort communities

Salesroom & Memorabilia

... re-imagined by David Mach

Re-Imagining of Classic Golf Painting in new David Mach Exhibition

A ‘re-imagining’ of the golfing classic by Charles Lees is the centrepiece of a new exhibition of works by David Mach which has opened this week at Fraser Gallery St Andrews

Sponsorship

Ricoh website

Ricoh Confirm Partnership with Women’s British Open to 2018

This week, Ricoh is enjoying its ninth year as title sponsor of the Ricoh Women’s British Open making it one of the longest serving sponsors in women’s golf

Travel

The 14th hole at the new Ramside Cathedral Course  (photo Mark Alexander)

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club bookings up 200%

A north east of England hotel and golf resort is on course for a record breaking year after investing in a second 18-hole championship golf course