Saturday, 30th April, 2016

National Golf Month launched at Palace of Wesminster

Already, with more clubs and golf professionals still signing up, there are 260,000 places available through www.nationalgolfmonth.com


Corporate

Chip Brewer Callaway President and CEO

Callaway Golf Company Announces First Quarter Results

The Company’s 2016 first quarter net sales of $274 million, as compared to $284 million in the first quarter of 2015, were consistent with the Company’s expectations

Courses

Jack Nicklaus at the Ury Estate

Nicklaus Course at Stonehaven gets final approval

By a 2:1 majority Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed plans for a championship golf course to be built in Stonehaven. The course has been designed by Jack Nicklaus

Exhibitions & Conferences

Mr Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India addressing the India Golf Expo 2016 Conference

India Golf Expo Attracts Host of Delegates

Golf gets Tourism Ministry boost at India Golf Expo 2016, DLF’s Gary Player course awarded best new 18-hole golf course, writes Tilak Malaviya

Growing the Game

Open Camping Village website

Open Camping Village offers free accommodation to new generation of Golf Fans

The Open returns to Royal Troon from 10-17 July. Spectators aged 25 and under will be able to take advantage of the new accommodation option at The Open Camping Village free of charge. There will be 500 places available in pre-pitched tents each night. Families can also take advantage of the free accommodation

Interviews

Golfbreaks.com website screen grab

Golf Business News interviews the Board of Golfbreaks.com

Andrew Stanley, CEO; Steve Hemsworth, MD; Guy Proddow, Founding Director; and Daniel Grave, CEO Golfbreaks.com USA in conversation with GBN.com

Management Topics

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Tee Time Management eLearning course

Promote Training have launched the latest in their growing catalogue of online courses. Entitled Tee Time Management GBN readers have the opportunity to enrol onto the new course for a 25% introductory rate

Media

IMG logo

IMG to Produce BBC TV’s Golf Coverage for 2016

IMG has been appointed by BBC Sport to produce its live and highlights television coverage of golf for 2016

New Products

Mizuno fitting at Gleneagles

Overnight Fitting Service Tees Up New Clubs In Record Time

The PGA National Golf Academy at Gleneagles has partnered with Mizuno to introduce a new custom fitting facility, which will provide a free overnight turnaround service on a bespoke set of clubs

Opinion

Sheffield Union of Golf Clubs crest

Sheffield – the ‘epicentre’ of Tour golf

Danny Willett and fellow Sheffield man Matt Fitzpatrick along with Worksop’s Lee Westwood have all have been coached by Europe’s top golf coach Pete Cowen at his Rotherham academy, writes Andy Hiseman

People

The Golf Foundation welcomes its new leadership. Stephen Lewis (left) the new Chairman; and Sandy Jones the new President

Golf Foundation welcomes new President and Chairman at AGM

New President Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA, has now taken over from Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie, while golf industry expert Stephen Lewis, former CEO of Crown Golf, assumes the Chairman’s role from Charles Harrison

Property

Bom Sucesso

Bom Sucesso becomes European Tour Destination

Bom Sucesso, in Portugal, has been announced as the latest member of the exclusive European Tour Properties network, becoming an official European Tour Destination .....read the full story »

Salesroom & Memorabilia

WGF Jack Nicklaus

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum names Commission Chairs

18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus will join fellow Hall of Fame Members Nancy Lopez, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam as Co-Chairs of the Selection Commission for the World Golf Hall of Fame

Sponsorship

Farmfoords British Par 3 Championship

Record Prize Fund at Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

Prize fund at Nailcote Hall when Tony Jacklin CBE hosts the event 26th-29th July managed by Champions (UK) plc. increases to record €150,000. The winner will collect €50,000

Travel

(from left) Scott Kempson, golf operations assistant; Jonny Chaisty, director of golf; and Simon Lawton, golf operations manager.

Golf Trio Excel at QHotels Awards

Mottram Hall, near Macclesfield in Cheshire, Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort in North Lincolnshire and Telford Hotel & Golf Resort in Shropshire all received top accolades