Saturday, 20th September, 2014

Peter Dawson (photo from The R&A)

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is now a mixed membership club


Corporate

Southside Juniors having fun with Tri-Golf

Golf Foundation seeks top quality Chief Executive

The Golf Foundation has started the formal selection process to appoint a new Chief Executive and build on the momentum the influential golf charity has achieved in recent years .....read the full story »

Courses

New approach bunker and remodelled greenside bunker at Royal Blackheath's 18th hole, with the Grade 2 Listed clubhouse in the background (photo: Ken Moodie / Creative Golf Design)

Royal Appointment for Creative Golf Design

Another ‘renovating the classics’ project for Chester-based golf architects as work gets under way at Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Exhibitions & Conferences

Dave Pelz with Phil Mickleson2tn

Learning from A Legend

What PGA professionals attending The Golf Show 2014 Teaching & Coaching Conference can expect to learn from Dave Pelz

Growing the Game

Syngenta Youth Golf Participation

How More Young People Could Be Encouraged To Play Golf

Shorter courses, fast-track learning and relaxed dress codes could boost junior golf, finds new Syngenta report

Interviews

Sandy Jones

GBN.com interviews Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association

Geoff Russell talks to Dr Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association (Recorded Thursday 17th July in PGA Pavilion at The Open Championship)

Media

George O'Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, and Jeremy Darroch, BSkyB Chief Executive tn

Sky Sports and European Tour Mark 10th Live Ryder Cup Together

The European Tour has presented Sky Sports with a replica Ryder Cup trophy and two signed team golf bags from the 2012 European and USA teams as recognition that Gleneagles 2014 is the 10th Ryder Cup broadcast live on Sky Sports

New Products

RT36PS Professional Spreader in action

New ‘Optim8’ Spreader Range from Rigby Taylor

With the accent on optimum application accuracy, Rigby Taylor launched its own branded range of fertilizer spreaders for the sports turf industry at this year’s SALTEX

Opinion

John Collard with Paul McGinley

The Ryder Cup conundrum?

‘It’s time for everyone in the golf industry to look at how more can be made of this great event,’ says John Collard, CEO of the sports marketing agency Sports Impact

People

Abacus Sportswears new CFO, Anu Uus.tn

Abacus Sportswear appoints new CFO to support company growth

The Official Apparel Supplier of the 2015 European Solheim Cup Team and Licensee to the 2014 Ryder Cup has appointed Anu Uus as its new Chief Financial Officer

Property

Stockwood Vale Golf Club

Stockwood Vale Golf Club comes to market at a guide price of £1.425m

Stockwood Vale Golf Club, Bristol, is a spectacular, mature golf course with a two storey clubhouse and a profitable trading record

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

Solheim Cup logo

New Solheim Cup Logo Unveiled for 2015

LET and LPGA have jointly unveiled the new official Solheim Cup logo ahead of the matches at Golf Club St Leon-Rot, near Heidelberg, Germany, in September 2015

Travel

Golf Costa Adeje

Hull Thrilled To Be Making Tenerife Golf Debut

English teenage ace Charley Hull is among a star-studded line-up that is relishing the chance of visiting the sunshine island of Tenerife to play in the Tenerife Open de Espana Femenino this week