Sunday, 29th November, 2015

(from left): Alison Root, ‘Women and Golf’ editor; Emma Clifford, the 2014 GCMA Club Manager of the Year; Carin Koch, Syngenta Golf Ambassador; and Gary Firkins, Director at Landmark Media

Syngenta Golf Ambassador Carin Koch was among the expert speakers for a keynote presentation and panel discussion on female participation in golf in the UK at the Golf Club Managers Association Conference


EMP Lite

Foremost Expands Digital Marketing Programme with EMP Lite

Foremost Golf has announced it is to expand its already sophisticated portfolio of digital marketing services to include a lite version of the increasingly popular Elite Marketing Programme the full story »


Swan Golf Designs re-bunkering work at Holywood Golf Club

More Stagecraft in Holywood for Swan Golf Designs

Swan Golf Designs is putting on a bit of Holywood glamour as it approaches the completion of the latest development stage of Rory McIlroy’s historic home course in Northern Ireland

Exhibitions & Conferences

Golf Industry Show

UKTI Grant Funding Available for GIS 2016

The Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) have UKTI grant funding available for the Golf Industry Show (GIS) 2016 which takes place on the 10th and 11th February 2016 at the San Diego Convention Centre in San Diego, California

Growing the Game

Gove Country Club got right into the swing of GOLF MONTH

Australia GOLF MONTH to return in 2016

More than 310 facilities registered for GOLF MONTH in 2015, with in excess of 900 activities and offers promoted, including approximately 100 membership offers


(from left), Tim Finchem, Keith Pelley, Martin Slumbers, Mike Whan and Andrew Cotter (Getty Images)

The Guardians Of The Game

From The HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai; Andrew Cotter in conversation with Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A; Tim Finchem, Commossioner of The PGA Tour; Keith Pelley, CEO The European Tour; and Mike Whan, CEO of The LPGA Tour

Management Topics

9th hole at the Sir Nick Faldo-designed Laguna Lang

Sir Nick Faldo Urges New Approach to Golf Course Design

Six-time Major winner says resorts should consider 12-hole courses to cut playing time and attract new golfers, writes Paul Myers


Jordan Spieth

USGA Announces Premiere of “2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest”

Film to air following Fox’s Thanksgiving NFL broadcast; Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm narrates one-hour special

New Products

Wilson 2016_PMP_2CLUB_FS

Wilson Staff Launches New FG Tour PMP Wedges

Almost 100 loft and lie options available through custom fit


Bill Hawthorn winter image CIMG3995

Preparing for Winter

The first of a series of practical articles prepared by Bill Hawthorn MIAgrE  ASIC GCA, the Irrigation and Water supply specialist Engineer for the Golf Consultants Association and a Director of 2iC Consultants


Marco Penge, Golf at Goodwood GC with the Carrick Neill Scottish Stroke Play Championship trophy after his triumph over the old links of Moray GC.
(Kenny Smith Photography)

England’s Top Junior Golfer Aiming for Major Success

Golf At Goodwood’s Marco Penge has been crowned England’s top junior golfer of 2015 by virtue of winning the Boys Order of Merit


Cameron House Hotel

Another New Owner for Cameron House

Cameron House Hotel at Loch Lomond has been sold for the second time in a year with the price paid reported to be between £70 million and £80 million

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Henry Callender standing in a landscape, in the red coat of Captain General of the Blackheath Golf Club and holding a putter by the Leicestershire artist Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760-1803)

Bonhams to Offer Most Famous Golfing Painting in the World

Royal Blackheath Golf Club is selling the painting to raise funds for the acquisition of the freehold of its course and clubhouse from The Crown Estate. The painting is estimated at £600,000 – £800,000


Duncan McCarthy and Marcus Armitage

Armitage Signs with Ignite Sports

In his second spell working with Duncan McCarthy as his Performance Coach and a very successful year together, Marcus has progressed from the Europro Tour, based in the UK, to the European Challenge Tour


Golfasian website

Golfasian Shines in Asian Golf Tourism

Golfasian Co. Ltd., South-East Asia’s leading inbound golf tour operator, has reported a 14 percent boost in customers for the 12-months ending October 31 and a 24.5 percent increase in forward bookings for the year ahead