Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

National Golf Month1

National Golf Month, the annual programme aimed at growing UK participation in the sport, will focus on encouraging women to take up the game as its primary target for this year’s campaign, which starts on May 1s


Corporate

Full SIM GCQuad

Foresight Sports Appoints Agency to Raise European Profile

Foresight Sports Europe, market leader in accurate golf launch monitors and simulation technology, has appointed specialist marketing agency Sports Impact to handle its brand and product promotion across the Continent .....read the full story »

Courses

Golf Environment Awards sng

Golf Environment Awards 2017 winners revealed

The winners of the 2017 Golf Environment Awards were announced last night at the Hotel Du Vin, Harrogate, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group

Exhibitions & Conferences

BGIA Graphic

28 SME’s Exhibiting at PGA Merchandise Show

The British Golf Industry Association announces that in conjunction with the Department for International Trade, 28 UK small and medium enterprises will be exhibiting at the PGA Merchandise Show with grants of £2,000

Growing the Game

Ernie and Ben Els

The Golf Trust becomes Els for Autism’s first UK Partner

The Golf Trust today announces a new partnership with The Els for Autism Foundation, including a programme of activity to offer UK individuals on the autism spectrum the opportunity to use golf as a life skills and physical development tool

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

MPs, Peers and associate members discussed the health benefits of golf in the Palace of Westminster

Health benefits of golf discussed in Parliament

The All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group welcomed representatives of the Golf and Health project to the Palace of Westminster

Media

Top 100 Courses webpage

Top100GolfCourses Launches Global Domain

Earlier this week, golf’s leading course ranking website, Top 100 Golf Courses, has completed its transfer to a dot com domain to reflect its position as a truly global website .....read the full story »

New Products

Hybrix

Wilson Staff Introduces New Golf Bag Range

Innovative carry & cart Hybrix™ model among five new lines for 2017

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

Stephen Walker

Former Turnberry Director launches The Lighthouse Consultancy

Shining some new perspective for its Clients The Lighthouse Consultancy is described by founder & MD Stephen Walker as a niche player offering specialist support in a range of business disciplines specifically targeting the hospitality and golf segments

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

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09:  (L-R) Alexander Levy, Padraig Harrington, Jean Louis Charon, Keith Pelley, Chen Wenli, Yang Guang, Matthew Fitzpaterick and Shane Lowry attend a photocall before the Open de France press conference on January 9, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

HNA Group named title sponsor of the Open de France

Five-year agreement marks a new chapter in the history of Continental Europe’s oldest National Open as the HNA Open de France becomes the eighth tournament of the Rolex Series

Travel

Gleneagles

Gleneagles wins Scotland’s Best Hotel Award for fourth year running

Gleneagles has been named Scotland’s Best Hotel/Resort in the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2017, retaining the title for the fourth consecutive year