Tuesday, 31st March, 2015

SGU Chairman Tom Craig (Kevin Kirk)

The shareholders of Scottish Golf Union Limited, its 16 Area Golf Associations, today unanimously voted though the Proposal to amalgamate with the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association


Corporate

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Glenmuir Selected as Official Apparel Partner for inaugural ICONS Cup

The ICONS Cup – a first-of-its-kind, two-day, Ryder Cup-style team competition taking place 22-24 April at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth Course

Courses

Greenwich Peninsular Range (CGI)

Golf in the City!

A new state of the art 60 bay golf driving range will open near London’s O2 Dome on 1st July 2015, part of a 15,000 home scheme set over 160 acres which includes a riverside running track and a tree lined park

Exhibitions & Conferences

Turf Maintenance Live website

Turf Maintenance LIVE – a new event

Turf Maintenance LIVE will be showcasing and demonstrating equipment from BLEC Global, Ransomes, Rigby Taylor, Shelton Drainage and Weidenmann UK

Growing the Game

Paul Ramsey Ex-Leicester City

Footgolf Comes to Northamptonshire

Cold Ashby Golf Club has constructed the first Footgolf Course to be opened in Northamptonshire, the 85th Footgolf Course to open in the UK

Interviews

Gary Firkins and Giles Morgan

Golf’s future: ‘Time and format can be looked at relatively easily’

BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter interviews Giles Morgan, the head of sponsorship for HSBC

Management Topics

Golf Course and Club Managers and BGL Golf Chief Executive, Colin Mayes with Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive and Kelli Jerome, GEO Managing Director at Celebration Dinner at Burhill Golf Club

BGL Achieves a First for Sustainable Golf

BGL Golf has become the world’s first multi-site operator to achieve the international sustainability award, GEO Certified®, at each of its venues

Media

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Fans take on European Tour stars in new ‘Your Race to Dubai’

European Tour and Golf GameBook live-scoring app team up to create unique new fan game and scores, comments and ‘Your Race to Dubai’ rankings are shared on social media

New Products

John Deere Z997R zero-turn mower

New John Deere zero-turn mower handles toughest conditions

John Deere has enhanced its commercial mower line-up with the launch of the new ZTrak Z997R, the biggest model in the zero-turn range

Opinion

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Running a Golf Club – it’s a costly business!

But the almost ‘hidden’ key running costs of a golf club – Gas, Electricity, Telecommunications, Insurance and Water, for example, are often overlooked writes Kim Harris, a member of the Golf Consultants Association

People

Frank Heery

Frank Heery Named VP Agronomy Services for OnGolf

Heery brings more than 20 years’ of successful experience in the golf course industry to OnGolf. He served as Director of Agronomy for the Club at Mediterra in Naples, Florida

Property

Banca March Golf round at Sancti Petri Hills3

Banca March offers Prizes of Free Subscriptions to Sancti Petri Hills

Competition winners at Sancti Petri Hills in Andalucia will be rewarded with a free subscription card for 2016-2017 from Club owners Banca March

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

Severiano Ballesteros – Spain’s iconic Ryder Cup legend

Cornerstones of Costa Brava-Barcelona 2022 Ryder Cup bid

‘History, certainty and passion’ were identified as the principal cornerstones of the Costa Brava-Barcelona 2022 Ryder Cup bid during last week’s Ryder Cup Europe’s evaluation visit

Travel

DIVOTS & DRAMS

Divots & Drams

A Golf and Whisky Package is available at Fairmont St Andrews from May until the end of September