Saturday, 25th October, 2014

Chip Brewer Callaway President and CEO

Company is heading for its first full year net profit since 2008 which would represent a significant milestone in the Company’s turnaround


Corporate

The Sand Pro 2040Z with zero-turn being put through its paces at Turfcare Live.

Big Success for Turfcare Live Event

Toro distributor Lely UK has recently staged a brand new, open-air customer event. Called Turfcare Live, it gave users and new buyers the chance to see and test drive all the latest Toro turf equipment, and learn more about the company’s golf irrigation products

Courses

Work in progress at Rathfarnham Golf Club

Howes adds new holes to Rathfarnham Golf Club course

Founded in 1899 and located near Dublin, Ireland, Rathfarnham Golf Club was built as an a nine hole course but after a wait of 116 years, the members will soon have a full 18

Exhibitions & Conferences

Golf's Fun Factor

Golf’s Fun Factor – To be or not to be?

The 2014 European Golf Business Conference, will be hosted in less than two weeks in Barcelona and the stage is set for the big debate on fun in golf

Growing the Game

Kevin Cademy-Taylor, Scottish Golf Performance Development Manager

New Structure for Scottish Golf Academy

The Scottish Golf Academy, the national development programme for Scotland’s talented young golfers, has been restructured to help achieve continued success, with a new coaching team also in place

Interviews

foremost members montage

Paul Hedges Q & A: 30th Anniversary of Foremost Golf

Foremost on the Right Road for Success

Management Topics

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SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. Reveals Positive Q3 Golfing Numbers for UK

Despite a third quarter encompassing major sporting events hosted in the home nations, including the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, the number of golf rounds played were up by 5.3% in comparison to the same quarter in 2013

Media

European Tour Weibo

European Tour launches Chinese social media channels

The European Tour has officially launched its Chinese social media channels to bring the excitement of its tournaments directly to the growing number of golfers and fans in China .....read the full story »

New Products

Oscar Jacobson shoes

Announcing The Oscar Jacobson Footwear Collection

OJ has developed its golf collection alongside its men’s fashion range, adopting the same design philosophy based on three key elements: Anglo-Saxon textile heritage, Italian tailoring and Scandinavian simplicity

Opinion

Forbidden Game, by Dan Washburn, 
(Oneworld, 316 pages, $18.99)

‘The Forbidden Game’: Golf and the Chinese Dream

Word on the street is that Chinese authorities are finally planning to come clean, so to speak, on the issue of golf course construction in the world’s most populous country, writes Spencer Robinson

People

Feldon Valley Golf Club

Marcus Lovelock is the new General Manager of Feldon Valley

Former PinPoint Golf GM Marcus started in September and is thrilled to be at the helm of this picturesque Cotswolds based club, formerly known as Brailes

Property

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CBRE Arranges Sale Of Five-Star Lough Erne Resort

The Irish hotel market has experienced a remarkable turnaround in the last nine months with some €280 million spent on Irish hotels in the year to September

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

Winner of the 2014 Carr Travel Invitational Pro-Am, Gareth Wright, PGA of Great Britain & Ireland (courtesy of Adrian Milledge)

Gareth Has the Wright Stuff at Carr Golf Invitational

The 2014 Carr Golf Invitational Pro-Am culminated with a wire-to-wire win for PGA of Great Britain & Ireland Professional, Gareth Wright

Travel

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New research reveals golfers are taking more golf breaks now than in 2009

International Golf Travel Market survey reveals insightful trends in European golf tourism