Thursday, 27th November, 2014

Doug Wright

Former club assistant set to run commercial operation from Chicago


Corporate

(from left) Peter Darnell, Sigma Golf; Matt Daily, Clydesdale Bank; and Richard Jewell, Sigma Golf

Golf Equipment Manufacturer On Course For Growth

Sigma Golf has received a six-figure funding package from Clydesdale Bank to expand premises and to further extend and improve the PGA club range offering

Courses

Tournament Director Peter German and Andrew Whittaker discuss 2015 National Course changes

Toughest Test for 10th Anniversary as Abu Dhabi Brings Water Into Play

A series of course enhancements at Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s National Course promises the most challenging test yet for January’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Exhibitions & Conferences

tourismshow

Successful Launch of The Golf Tourism Show

Exhibitors at last weekend’s London Golf Show were full of praise for this year’s event and those attending the first ever golf tourism section each reported hundreds of new contacts .....read the full story »

Growing the Game

Brendon Pyle

Golf Foundation Promotes Brendon Pyle to CEO

New Golf Foundation Chief Executive Brendon Pyle tasked to encourage next generation of young golfers

Interviews

David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development, European Tour

European Tour Properties: GBN.com interviews David MacLaren

GBN.com interviews David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development, European Tour

Management Topics

Shooting Star Chase’s Mike Hey (left) receives the cheque from Pyrford Golf Club Captains Tuula Kaminarides and John Gilkes

Pyrford’s Record-Breaking Year Raises £13k For Local Charity

Generous golfers at Pyrford Golf Club, near Woking, have raised a record-breaking amount, in the club’s most successful charity fundraising year in memory .....read the full story »

Media

Golfshake webpage

150,000 take part in Golfshake Summer Challenge

Over 150,000 golfers take part in first inaugural Golfshake Summer Challenge; 18,000 golfers reduce handicaps while taking part; and over 750,000 gofers reached by the Summer Challenge

New Products

Golf Buddy-8

Golfbuddy Launches New LR4 Laser Rangefinder

A re-design of the company’s multiple award-winning LR3 laser device launched earlier this year, the new GolfBuddy LR4 delivers improved ergonomics and style

Opinion

Yeild Management

A Matter of Opinion: The Technology Landscape

Luis DeSouza, Golf Consultants Association executive member and CEO of a technology company writes……

People

Jon Woodroffe (left) is presented with The PGA inEngland (South) ‘Coach of The Year’ award by Rob Edwards, PGA Professional and Chairman of The PGA in England (South)

Jon Woodroffe Named Regional Golf Coach Of The Year

World of Golf Master Professional recognised for service to the sport

Property

QHotels website

QHotels Acquires six former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges 

With the addition of Cameron House; Dunston Hall; Oulton Hall; Mottram Hall; Slaley Hall; and Belton Woods, QHotels expands portfolio to 27 hotels

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Harry Bannerman Ryder cup replica

Leading Scottish Golfer’s Replica Ryder Cup at Bonhams Edinburgh Sporting Sale

The replica was made by Asprey’s and is 12 inches high. It is estimated at £5,000-8,000

Sponsorship

Jon Bevan (Matt Lewis, Getty Images)

Bevan Poised To Pencil In First Names on GB&I PGA Cup Team

It promises to be an exciting weekend for Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup captain Jon Bevan who will see his 2015 team take shape following the Titleist PGA Play-Offs in Turkey

Travel

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Easier Travel, More Events As Autumn Golf Season Continues at Myrtle Beach

As the United States continues to thrive as the fastest growing golf destination in the world, there are many opportunities to more easily visit and compete on a vast array of golf courses in Myrtle Beach