Tuesday, 21st April, 2015

Golf Trade Show logo new

The Golf Trade Show has unveiled new modern branding, underlining its status as Europe’s biggest golf retail and education event, ahead of its sixth edition, to be staged in Harrogate on 6-8 October


Corporate

GAME GOLF Tracking App

Game Golf Launches Free Smartphone App

Golfers Offered a Chance to Win a Free ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Golf Vacation to Ireland

Courses

(from left) Philip Rosier, Director of Caddy Cars; Ian Knox, Director of Golf at The Belfry; Kevin Hart, Sales Director Golf, Club Car - Europe, Middle East and Africa

The Belfry Drives Forward With New Club Car Fleet

The luxurious Midlands resort has taken delivery of 80 state-of-the-art Precedent i3 vehicles

Exhibitions & Conferences

Le Golf National hosts European Tour Properties Conference

Le Golf National hosts European Tour Properties Conference

The host venue of the 2018 Ryder Cup and home to the Alstom Open de France, welcomed delegates from the network of 14 member venues

Growing the Game

HSBC and the Hong Kong Golf Association launch the new HSBC Hong Kong Junior Golf Programme at the SKH St. James’ Primary School. From left: Michael Regan Wong, HKGA National Squad member; Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC; Ning Li, President of the HKGA; Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Asia-Pacific, HSBC; David Hui, Honorary Chairman of the HKGA; Tom Phillips, CEO of the HKGA and Tiana Lau, HKGA National Squad member

HSBC Partners with Hong Kong Golf Association

New partnership further builds on HSBC’s commitment to the development of junior golf across Greater China and launches HSBC Hong Kong Junior Golf Programme

Interviews

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club – Nicklaus Design (photograph courtesy of Aidan Bradley)

KPMG publishes new study on European Mediterranean golf resorts

GBN.com Interview with Andrea Sartori, Partner KPMG Advisory, Head of Golf Advisory Services in EMA

Management Topics

Attracting golfers

Top Tips for greenkeepers preparing for National Golf Month

There is huge industry investment in positive publicity and exciting initiatives to get more people onto the golf course, but it will depend on a great looking course and an attractive environment to keep them coming back

Media

R&A Handbook 2014 - the final edition

Goodbye Golfer’s Handbook

The R&A has decided to cease publication of the R&A Golfer’s Handbook. There will be no 2015 edition

New Products

Garde Golf Furnishings

Garde Golf Furnishings now exclusively available in UK and Eire from G Golf

Garde Golf Furnishings is a unique range of golf ball shaped products that can be personalised, are UV resistant and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use

Opinion

Emilio Dellanzo and Anthony Ritossa on site in Croatia

Dellanzo Design Delivers Brand New Design Concept

A Possible Game Changer? “Everyone is talking about how the game needs to change,” writes Paul Dellanzo

People

Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo to play his last Open at St Andrews

Great Britain’s greatest golfer of the modern era, Sir Nick Faldo MBE, will play in his last Open at St Andrews this summer on the 25th anniversary of his victory at the home of golf

Property

St Mellion International Resort (photo Andy Hiseman)

Crown Golf Offers St Mellion For Sale

Following a strategic review of its UK golf portfolio, Crown Golf has taken the decision to offer St Mellion International Resort for sale

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

Darren Clarke Ryder Cup Photocall

Four Nations Host Ryder Cup Bid Inspection Visits For 2022

Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria have each hosted Bid Inspection visits from a delegation of Ryder Cup Europe officials as part of their quest to host The 2022 Ryder Cup

Travel

Adam Chapman, Nick Marsh and David Ridley (coach)

Quinta do Lago Training Camps Spell Success for England Golf Elite

Quinta do Lago’s reputation as one of Europe’s premier golf destinations has received a ringing endorsement after a successful winter of hosting England Golf’s national squads