Wednesday, 29th July, 2015

Bad news in the Media Centre at The Open Championship

The official figures from The R&A show that, despite poor weather, spectator attendance at St Andrews for The 144th Open Championship held up remarkably well


Corporate

President SAGCA - Ted Parslow, left, shakes hands over a long term deal with Managing Director Toro Australia - Richard Walne

Toro & SAGCA announce long term agreement

The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) and Toro Australia have agreed to extend their long term sponsorship agreement

Courses

The complete new Par 3, 10th hole, opened this summer, was based on the design of the original Colt hole, abandoned 40 years ago – but re-built in a different location

New Short Game Practice Area Real Golf De Pedreňa

UK based golf architects David Williams Golf Design and Madrid based contractors Garden & Golf have completed the design and construction of a Short Game Practice Area

Exhibitions & Conferences

PGA Fashion and Demo Experience logo

Top Names attend PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas next month

The 2015 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience, August 17-19 is attracting a powerful combination of market leaders, manufacturing veterans, industry newcomers, prominent PGA Professional retailers and off-course buyers

Growing the Game

Richmond Park's New Clubhouse

Glendale Golf Festival Targets 700 New Golfers in August

Seven Glendale Golf centres will each hold Golf Festival in August 2015: the aim is to recruit 100 outright beginners per centre

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

Microscopy demo

Turf Science Live opens the world of turf R&D

Over 80 greenkeepers and groundsmen had the exciting chance to experience the inner workings of the UK’s largest and most sophisticated specialist crop and turf R&D facility

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

PING COR eye technology

PING goes long with COR-Eye Technology, unveils irons, wedges, putters

PING announced two new innovative iron models this month while expanding its popular Glide wedge and Cadence TR putter families .....read the full story »

Opinion

Andrew Harris

What could drones mean for golf?

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

People

Bob Holt

New appointment at John Deere Limited

John Deere Limited has appointed Bob Holt as branch customer support manager for the UK and Ireland, replacing Stuart Minter, who has retired after more than 36 years with the company

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

2014 British Par 3 Champion Eddie Pepperell

Jacklin, Lawrie and Pepperell gear up for 2015 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

The event takes place from 11-14th August at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire, and has built a reputation as one of the most entertaining events in British golf today

Travel

Lumine lakes 14th

Lumine Golf & Beach Club set to be headline exhibitor at IGTM 2015

The 2015 International Golf Travel Market is taking place from 5th to 8th October in Magma, Tenerife