Thursday, 30th October, 2014

Peter Walton of IAGTO addresses the conference

The 17th International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) being staged in Lake Como, Northern Italy, opened with the news that global golf tour operator sales grew by 11.1% in 2013


Corporate

PGAs of Europe Chief Executive, Ian Randell (second right), alongside Peter Millar officials, Brian Dillman (Managing Director, International; left), Bob Smith (Senior Managing Director; second left), and Mark Hilton (Sales Director Europe: right)

Peter Millar and The PGAs of Europe Join Forces

The partnership coincides with refreshed strategic elements from the PGAs of Europe and Peter Millar’s strategic movement into Europe

Courses

Vic Maynard (in white shirt) of Ernest Doe & Sons with the greenkeepiing team following the handover of the new fleet

5th consecutive Ransomes Jacobsen leasing deal at Sittingbourne and Milton Regis GC

Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Golf Club have taken delivery of £300,000 worth of new golf course maintenance equipment from the Dartford branch of Ernest Doe & Son

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

Get into golf Ladies Tee Club

Ladies tee up new pathway into golf

A new initiative is making it easier than ever for ladies to give golf a go and enjoy a sport that brings many health and social benefits

Interviews

foremost members montage

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

Foremost on the Right Road for Success

Management Topics

Greg Norman watches members of China’s National Golf Team practice at Mission Hills Haikou during the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am. (Photograph by Power Sport Images for Mission Hills) 

Norman on a Mission to Help China

Major winner Greg Norman is predicting a huge future for golf in China after casting his eyes over the next generation of talent while attending the star-studded Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am

Media

GolfGuide sn

Golfers’ ‘Golf Day Bible’ reaches 15th Year

The 2015 version of Golf News’ ‘Ultimate Guide to Society and Company Golf’ – a must-have publication for every society and corporate golf organiser – is published in January

New Products

Red Snake

FootJoy Intoduces Premium Italian Leathers

FootJoy has introduced its stunning Premier line to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the immensely popular MyJoys Programme .....read the full story »

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

Sergio Garcia advises students of his Junior Golf Academy at PGA Catalunya Resort to focus on fun

Garcia: ‘Focus on the Fun’

Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia advises academy students at PGA Catalunya Resort to focus on the ‘fun’ side of golf to follow in his footsteps

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

The Club Car stand at The 2014 Ryder Cup, showcasing cars for both teams

Club Car “pivotal” in smooth running of The Ryder Cup

Club Car has, once more, proved to be the driving force behind the scenes of The Ryder Cup, according to Paul Dunstan, The European Tour’s assistant operations director

Travel

Saltire Trophy

Scotland’s Golf Coast launches inaugural ‘Saltire Trophy’

Open to all amateur golfers, this 72 hole Stableford tournament will be played during week commencing 24th November over Gullane No. 1, Dunbar Golf Club, Londniddry Golf Club and the Renaissance Club