Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014

Derek Walder with award

Derek Walder heralded as national exhibition industry’s Unsung Hero in his role as operations manager of SALTEX (Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition)


Corporate

George Browns new branch

New George Browns Depot Opens Its Doors

One of the UK’s leading dealers for the Kubota range of agricultural and groundcare machinery solutions, has recently opened the doors of its new branch in Essex .....read the full story »

Courses

Craig Gilholm, course manager at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, with Toro’s eFlex lithium ion battery-powered greensmower

Toro Helps Royal Liverpool Golf Club Prepare for The Open

Reflecting its commitment to sustainable course management, Royal Liverpool’s fleet includes Toro’s latest hybrid and electric greensmowers

Exhibitions & Conferences

PGA Fashion & Demo Experience

2014 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience Offers Progressive Marketplace

Formerly the PGA Expo, the event spotlights Golf Lifestyle Apparel and Accessories at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, August 18-20

Growing the Game

Crown Golf Bag Amnesty, Phase One

‘Bag Mountain’ Is Just The Beginning

Photo Shows Generosity of UK Golfers as Jason Roberts MBE organises first shipment of donated bags & clubs

Interviews

Patrick Rahme

GBN talks to Patrick Rahme, CEO and co-founder, All Square

All Square is a new social network for golfers based in Silicon Valley, California, which is also setting up an office in Scotland…

Management Topics

New electronic scoreboards at The Open (photo courtesy of The R&A)

‘Best Ever Spectator Experience’ at The Open

Peter Unsworth, the new chairman of the R&A Championship Committee, promised the information available to spectators last week had ‘never been so readily available’. Final attendance figures show that 202,917 attended this year compared with 228,976 when the Championship was last held at Hoylake .....read the full story »

Media

Sky Sports Ryder Cup channel image

Sky Sports Dedicates Channel To The 2014 Ryder Cup

Non-subscribers can enjoy seven days access to the Sky Sports Ryder Cup channel and Sky Sports other six channels contract free on TV and a range of devices with NOW TV

New Products

Lamkin Grips

Upgrade in Technology Delivers Uplift in Lamkin Sales

With the introduction of ACE 3GEN technology to the Lamkin REL range, the company has doubled orders of the grip line

Opinion

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Safety On The Golf Course

Howard Swan, Chairman of the Golf Consultants’ Association and a professional golf course architect writes

People

Ian Mills

New sales agent for ProQuip in South West England

Weatherwear firm appoints 26-year golf sales veteran Ian Mills to grow business in South West England

Property

Harleyford Golf Club  website

Harleyford Golf Club Rescued from Administration

The Buckinghamshire golf course has been sold out of administration, saving a dozen jobs

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Sir John Lavery, Golfing at North Berwick, 1920; collection of Mary Ellen and John Imlay

Major golf art exhibition in Edinburgh this summer

‘The Art Of Golf: The Story Of Scotland’s National Sport’ is at Scottish National Gallery from 12 July – 26 October 2014

Sponsorship

Martin Kaymer, Dr Peters and Gary Player

Charity Triumphs at The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational

Grand Slam champion Gary Player helped to raise over $100,000 for underprivileged children at Wentworth Club on Monday, 21 July

Travel

Claudio Marini (left) with  Sean Noble

Thracian Cliffs Appoints Azalea to Head UK Drive

The world-class Thracian Cliffs Resort has appointed golf and travel marcomms specialist The Azalea Group to spearhead its campaign to attract more UK golfers