Thursday, 26th February, 2015

Carin Koch and Simon Elsworth

Syngenta has welcomed 2015 Solheim Cup Captain and leading Ladies European Tour (LET) professional Carin Koch as its first Golf Ambassador


Corporate

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WME | IMG Acquires Icon Sports Management

The acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management, further strengthening the company’s roster of sports clients and golf expertise

Courses

9-hole Living Legends Golf Course will set the benchmark

Harradine Golf begins construction on 9-hole Living Legends “masterpiece”

Living Legends Golf Course, set to open in Q1 2016, will set the benchmark for “the future of golf” in Dubai

Exhibitions & Conferences

Gregg Patterson will speak on both days of GolfBICMonica, California

The Golf Business & Industry Convention (GolfBIC) Coming Soon

This is the fourth year of collaboration between The UK Golf Course Owners Association and The Organisation of Golf & Range Operators. GolfBIC will take place at the Marriott Forest of Arden, 16-17th March

Growing the Game

Team Europe at the 2013 PING Junior Solheim Cup

Europe’s Top Players Target Place in Ping Junior Solheim Cup Team

European Captain Iben Tinning is expecting an intense battle for places when qualification for the European PING Junior Solheim Cup team gets underway in Spain on Wednesday

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

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1,000 Members for BIGGA’S CPD

The Learning & Development team at BIGGA House are celebrating after the 1,000th CPD member claimed their Credits!

Media

Walton Media Group Managing Director, Linton Walsh and IGTOA Chairman, Denis Kane at the recent announcement of a three year Official Media Partnership with the IGTOA at Carton House

Walton Media Group in 3 year official IGTOA Media Partnership

IGTOA – Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association – is the recognised all island representative body for the Irish golf tourism industry

New Products

(from left) Fiona Lutz, Rob Mullen and Lindsey Ballantine (all Break90); Adrian Dye, Sintons; Alan Graham, Close House

Close House Looks to Break90

Close House – home of the world’s only Lee Westwood golf courses – has become the first major venue to install a Break90 express retail pod, an automated machine which offers golfers a new and exciting means of buying merchandise

Opinion

Richard Barker

Plenty of New Year Cheer for Teeofftimes.co.uk

Record numbers, new staff and great news for the 2015 season

People

Howard Craft

Howard Craft Named New General Manager at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, a BGL Golf venue, announces that Howard Craft has been appointed new General Manager of the Calverton based leisure destination

Property

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Jumeirah Golf Estates exhibits at Dubai showcase in London

Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, attends Dubai Property Show at London Olympia (February 27 – March 1) Yousuf Kazim, Chief Executive Officer, set to share region’s success stories with UK’s biggest real estate and hospitality developers

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

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Glenmuir Sponsors Foremost Professionals Championship

The prize fund at this year’s Foremost Golf Championship, to be played at The Oxfordshire Golf Club on Monday May 18th, will increase by over 50%

Travel

Image Stuart Collier (Stoke Park), with Dan Walker, left, and Simon Wordsworth

Dubai or Not Dubai? That Was the Question at Golf Service Industry ‘Oscars’

The Dubai Golf group was the big winner at the fifth annual 59Club Service Excellence Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the golf service industry