Thursday, 26th March, 2015

A packed room listens to details of the new Ladies Love Golf Academy at 3 Hammers Golf Complex, Wolverhampton

Ladies Love Golf – and they’re flocking to join a new-style club to prove it


Corporate

Taghazout Bay Golf Resort panorama

International Turf Company Ltd. appointed at Taghazout Bay Golf Resort

International Turf Company Ltd. appointed as consultant agronomists to Kyle Philips designed Taghazout Bay Golf Resort, Agadir, Morocco

Courses

Little Aston Golf Club

Little Aston GC completes new Rain Bird Irrigation Installation

The Midlands club selected the Rain Bird Stratus PC controlled system, used Irrigation Control for the installation and employed Irritech to oversee the project

Exhibitions & Conferences

Turf Maintenance Live website

Turf Maintenance LIVE – a new event

Turf Maintenance LIVE will be showcasing and demonstrating equipment from BLEC Global, Ransomes, Rigby Taylor, Shelton Drainage and Weidenmann UK

Growing the Game

Kieron Harman of Wales tees off at the 2014 Europe Grand Final at The Greenbrier, USA

Faldo Series Set For UK Season Opener at Pyle & Kenfig

85 Players to Compete Over 54-Holes for Wales Title

Interviews

Gary Firkins and Giles Morgan

Golf’s future: ‘Time and format can be looked at relatively easily’

BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter interviews Giles Morgan, the head of sponsorship for HSBC

Management Topics

Golf Course and Club Managers and BGL Golf Chief Executive, Colin Mayes with Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive and Kelli Jerome, GEO Managing Director at Celebration Dinner at Burhill Golf Club

BGL Achieves a First for Sustainable Golf

BGL Golf has become the world’s first multi-site operator to achieve the international sustainability award, GEO Certified®, at each of its venues

Media

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Fans take on European Tour stars in new ‘Your Race to Dubai’

European Tour and Golf GameBook live-scoring app team up to create unique new fan game and scores, comments and ‘Your Race to Dubai’ rankings are shared on social media

New Products

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Bridgestone Golf Launches New Cart Bag

2015 range includes new blue, white & black colour scheme

Opinion

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Running a Golf Club – it’s a costly business!

But the almost ‘hidden’ key running costs of a golf club – Gas, Electricity, Telecommunications, Insurance and Water, for example, are often overlooked writes Kim Harris, a member of the Golf Consultants Association

People

Ian Robson joins AFT Trenchers as Operations Manager

AFT Trenchers welcome Ian Robson as Operations Manager

Ian Robson, well known within the sports turf and golf industry, joins AFT Trenchers of Sudbury, Suffolk, bringing 15 years’ experience in production management

Property

Banca March Golf round at Sancti Petri Hills3

Banca March offers Prizes of Free Subscriptions to Sancti Petri Hills

Competition winners at Sancti Petri Hills in Andalucia will be rewarded with a free subscription card for 2016-2017 from Club owners Banca March

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Lucy (left) presenting the original artwork to Liz Jordan, Lady Captain of Dun Laoghaire G.C

Commissioning The Curtis Cup 2016 Official Artwork

Continuing the tradition of commissioning an artist to produce original artwork to publicise and commemorate the event, the Ladies’ Golf Union selected Irish artist Lucy Tormey as the Curtis Cup Event Artist

Sponsorship

Glenmuir flag

Enduring Partnership Begins New Chapter

The PGA and Glenmuir maintain the closes ties which have been fostered over almost three decades, primarily through sponsorship of the PGA Professional Championship

Travel

Minister Foster with Malone Golf Club lady captain Eleanor McKelvey; Tourism NIs Simon Wallace and Malone captain Peter Law

Foster: NI Golf tourism could be worth £50 million by 2020

Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has launched a strategy which aims to grow the value of golf tourism to £50m a year by 2020