Sunday, 26th March, 2017

NGF Inventory change 2015/16

Correction in golf course supply continues while renovations spur investment. The final 2016 count showed a net reduction of 171 courses, which amounts to a 1.2% contraction from 2015


Corporate

Howard Swan

Swan Anticipates Exciting Year Ahead For GCA

The Golf Consultants Association has voted for chairman Howard Swan to remain in the post for a further two years, following the recent annual general meeting in London

Courses

The Air2G2 on the Hotchkin Course, Woodhall Spa Golf Club

Woodhall Spa Golf Club brings in year-round aeration with Air2G2

Woodhall Spa Golf Club has acquired an Air2G2 from Campey Turf Care Systems, via the dealer Burdens

Exhibitions & Conferences

FEGGA Conference at Quinta da Marinha, near Lisbon

Meeting Expectations by FEGGA Members and Partners

Quinta da Marinha, near Lisbon, was the venue for 21 Greenkeeper Associations, as members of the Federation of European Golf Greenkeeping Associations, to gather for what was two days of energised seminars and discussions, focused on many of the pertinent industry issues we are challenged with today

Growing the Game

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Mottram Hall Offers Free Membership to Under-18s

As part of QHotels’ nationwide initiative to encourage more people to play golf, Mottram Hall is now offering free membership to any under-18s in the local area

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

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England Golf Partnership work to be taken on by England Golf

The key roles of the England Golf Partnership, which for 12 years has brought together England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association, will now be taken on by England Golf

Media

BBC extends Masters Tournament partnership

BBC extends Masters Tournament partnership

The BBC has announced an extension of its broadcast deal with the Masters Tournament, extending a relationship that now celebrates 50 years since the BBC’s first broadcast of the Tournament in 1967

New Products

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Evnroll Makes History In Mygolfspy’s 2017 ‘Most Wanted’ Putter Tests

ER2 Blade and ER7 Mallet help Evnroll become the first brand to win both MyGolfSpy’s 2017 ‘Most Wanted’ Blade And Mallet Putter Tests In The Same Year

Opinion

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HH Golf Club Survey 2016: Where to focus your budget for the years ahead

The Hillier Hopkins Golf Club Survey for 2016 indicates steadily rising costs in areas such as staffing and maintenance, but also points towards increasing investment in their courses as a sign that both proprietary and members clubs are eager to capitalise on their main assets

People

Nic Coward will become the first independent Chair of England Golf

Nic Coward set to become England Golf’s first independent Chair

Nic Coward will become the first independent Chair of England Golf after his appointment is ratified at the annual general meeting on 12 April, 2017

Property

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Royal Norwich Golf Club Completes Sale of land for development

Royal Norwich Golf Club, one of the Norfolk’s leading courses, has completed the sale of its land to developer Persimmon for £17m

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

Verdura Resort

European Tour Fans Go Free at The Rocco Forte Open – Verdura

The event, which will take place from May 18-21, will be the first time in five years that Sicily and the exclusive Verdura Resort has hosted the Tour, and visitors will receive free admission on all four days of the tournament as well as each practice day

Travel

Visit Scotland poll

Golf poll launched to find #scotspirit in Scotland’s best golf holes

VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s most beloved golf holes from almost 600 courses across the country