Wednesday, 6th May, 2015

Neil Coles (courtesy of The PGA)

The eight-time Ryder Cup player, and former European Tour chairman, joins a select group to have received the honour


Corporate

Voice Caddie products

Voice Caddie Chooses GMS as UK & European PR and Social Media Agency

Golf Marketing Services Ltd announces that Voice Caddie has appointed the agency to handle its PR and Social Media in the UK and across Europe in 2015

Courses

ATT’s SMART Sarel roller cassettes at Kirby Muxloe

ATT’s SMARTSarel roller cassettes introduced to Kirby Muxloe Golf Club

No stranger to the ATT TMSystem Steven Connolly has introduced the SMARTSarel cassettes into his regular maintenance regime at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club

Exhibitions & Conferences

APGS web page

Asia Pacific Golf Summit Dates Announced

There will be major change in the format of this year’s Summit, to be held in Singapore at Orchid Country Club on 14-15 October. The interactive sessions have been described as ‘golf’s first ever Town Hall Debate’

Growing the Game

Carin Koch (front), Kate Hoey MP (left) and the ladies of Wimbledon Common Golf Club launch National Golf Month

National Golf Month: special focus encourages more women to try golf

National Golf Month tees off today with hundreds of free coaching opportunities across the UK aiming to encourage more than 100,000 people to give golf a go for the first time

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

Officials from Howley Hall receive the GolfMark and Sport England awards from Yorkshire County Development Officer Tom Freeland. (from left) Colin Roberts (immediate past Captain); David Jones (Secretary/Manager); Stephen Bestwick (President); Tom Freeland; Alison Mowat (Lady Captain) and Stuart Johnson (Captain)

Howley Hall First In Yorkshire To Achieve New Golfmark Status

Howley Hall Golf Club is the first golf club in Yorkshire to be awarded the latest GolfMark accreditation from England Golf and Sport England’s ClubMark award

Media

Ivan Morris cover

Ireland’s Best 9-Holes Golf Courses

That most prolific of Irish golf writers, Ivan Morris, has published his fifth book – ‘Ireland’s Best 9-Holes Golf Courses’ – available to order on-line

New Products

Sunice _ Torrance

Sunice Announces 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Sunice 2015 is all about addressing the needs of the golfer by designing and developing garments that allow them to perform better whatever the weather

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

Blue Mountain Golf Course

Blue Mountain Golf Course and Driving Range Lives On

The operation of the Golf Course and Driving Range has been taken over by Neil Dainton Golf Consultancy Ltd., an extremely experienced golf management organisation

Property

Weston Turvile GC

Five Golf Courses Sold By GVA

GVA reports the sale of five golf clubs across the U.K. since the start of 2015

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

Chris Haywood & Binod Rai, MD and event supervisor respectively

Topher to provide complete security for Senior Open

Topher Ltd. has been chosen by The European Tour to provide security for the 2015 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, at the Sunningdale Golf Club (Old Course), Berkshire, 23rd – 26th July

Travel

The new eco-friendly homes at Modry Las

Poland’s top golf resort unlocks a new look

Modry Las Golf Club is bursting into the new golf season by unveiling its newly redesigned logo and launching its eco-friendly property offering