Tuesday, 31st May, 2016

All Award winners received their trophies from Sandy Jones, President of the Golf Foundation (Getty Images)

The Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards at Wentworth on Wednesday (25th May) celebrated the “incredible work” of volunteers and professionals in offering their time and commitment to help young people to enjoy all the benefits of golf


Corporate

A first class self install ClearWater system at Filey Golf Club

Compliance: The Clearwater Way

ClearWater, the UK manufactured number one below ground washpad water recycling system is, believes Highspeed Group, the most cost effective and efficient biological system available .....read the full story »

Courses

Golf At Goodwood has updated its vehicle fleet with 20 new custom-built Precedent i2 vehicles from Club Car

Club Car enhances unique experience for Golf at Goodwood customers 

Golf At Goodwood, one of England’s most distinctive and unique sporting venues, has updated its vehicle fleet with 20 new custom-built Precedent i2 vehicles from Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles

Exhibitions & Conferences

EIGCA AGM Group Photo

Golf Technology to the Fore for Golf Course Architects

The conference theme, “Technology in Golf”, focused minds on how golf technology is impacting the sport – on the way it is played and the way golf courses are designed, built and maintained

Growing the Game

Topgolf scoreboard

Topgolf offers free coaching to Over 55s

The London area Topgolf venues (Chigwell, Addlestone and Watford) are calling all Over 55s to try their hand at golf this summer

Interviews

Colin Mayes

GBN Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of BGL Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

One of the largest golf course operators in the UK, BGL Golf has 22 courses at its ten venues, with leisure centres and Adventure Golf courses developed at selected sites

Management Topics

David Colclough

CPD Helps PGA Pros Keep On Top Of Their Game

A thirst for knowledge and desire to improve has seen PGA Professionals earn more than 135,000 continuous professional development points over the past winter

Media

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St Andrews Book Shortlisted For Second Award

“St Andrews In The Footsteps of Old Tom Morris” which recently won the United States Golf Association’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award, has just been shortlisted in the prestigious Cross Sports Book Awards

New Products

Callaway MD3 wedges

New Loft Options Added To Callaway MD3 Milled Wedges Line

Callaway has announced an extension to its hugely popular MD3 Milled Wedges, a family of specialist wedges created by Roger Cleveland

Opinion

Albatros emails

4 online sales principles most golf courses get wrong

James Wilkinson, Founder and CEO, Albatross Digital Golf, sets out his thoughts on the power of digital marketing in 2016 and how it will bring in more members, societies and green fees for your golf course

People

Stephen Gibson, Chief Executive Wentworth Club with Byeong-Hun An

Reigning BMW PGA Champion, Ben An, is Wentworth Club Global Ambassador

One of golf’s outstanding young talents to represent and promote Wentworth around the world

Property

Oadby aerial - Site Edged Red

Oadby Golf Course, Leicester is brought to market by Savills

Savills, on behalf of Leicester Racecourse Holdings Limited, is marketing the opportunity to lease Oadby Golf Course an 18 hole, 6,000 yard golf course on the outskirts of Leicester

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Nick Gibbs working on a recent commission of the 18th at Pebble Beach

Replicas of famous golf holes – hand-made from Fairway Originals

Nick Gibbs carves bespoke replicas of famous and favourite golf holes. Hand-made from English hardwoods and dyed veneers

Sponsorship

from left: Mohammed Faisal Al Naimi, Executive Director of the Qatar Golf Association, Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh and Fahad Nasser Al Naimi, General Secretary of the Qatar Golf Association launch the 2016 Qatar Ladies Masters

LET leads Qatar women’s sports agenda

The Qatar Ladies Open will be much more than just a big golf tournament, empowering Qatari women and leaving a lasting legacy on the golf scene in the region

Travel

during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 26, 2016 in Virginia Water, England.

Constance Belle Mare Plage becomes European Tour Destination

Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius, host of the European Senior Tour’s season-ending MCB Tour Championship, has become the latest addition to the exclusive European Tour Properties network