Friday, 9th December, 2016

Miles Bossom, CEO at Swink Media

Swink Media, publishers of Golf Retailing, a leading magazine for the UK golf trade, has announced the acquisition of Pro Shop Europe from the Mark Allen Group for an undisclosed sum


Corporate

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SkyCaddie extends Touch trade-in to Dec 19th

SkyCaddie’s latest trade-in is proving so popular that the Buckinghamshire-based brand is extending it until just short of Christmas

Courses

North Berwick Golf Club

The North Berwick Golf Club Gains International Sustainability Recognition

North Berwick Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland, has been awarded golf’s global eco-label, GEO Certified® in recognition of their commitment to nature protection, resource efficiency and community value

Exhibitions & Conferences

Merchandise Show Demo day 2016 (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

64th PGA Merchandise Show Hosts Golf Equipment Market Leaders

At the annual ‘Major of Golf Business’ in Orlando,  Jan. 24-27, Callaway Golf, Cobra Puma Golf, Ping, Srixon/Cleveland, TaylorMade-adidas Golf and Titleist lead the list of exhibiting companies to meet with industry influencers

Growing the Game

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Club support from England Golf creates more players and more members

The figures are shown in the latest County Impact Report, which covers April-September 2016 and details the success of initiatives to grow the game and keep people playing

Interviews

Gary Player

GBN.com in Conversation With Gary Player…

GolfBusinessNews.com talks exclusively to icon of the game and nine-time Major winner, Gary Player, on the eve of the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club…

Management Topics

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Some Guidance on Forthcoming Changes to Electricity Meters

There are significant legislative changes that are due to take place on a huge number of meters by April 2017, writes Rachel Mould, Director Material Matters

Media

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Square Mile magazine announces Golf Awards winners 2016

The leading luxury lifestyle publication for the City of London celebrates the players, courses and kit that have made the biggest waves in the golfing world over the course of the last 12 months

New Products

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BIG MAX Tackles Toughest Terrain with 4-Wheel Drive Blade Quattro

4-wheel stability and fold flat technology delivers robust simplicity for BIG MAX

Opinion

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Pay less and get more from your marketing in 2017, with personal golf marketing assistants

Intuitive Edge are continuing to influence the golfing industry with their modern approach to how golf should be advertised, online

People

Steve Brotherhood

Golfers Offered The Tour Caddy Experience

European Tour caddy Steve Brotherhood is offering amateur golfers the kind of advice he gives Tour star David Howell after 12 years of carrying a bag on the world’s top courses

Property

Stunning views over the 36 hole Amendoeria Championship golf courses

Amendoeira Makes The Right Move

Portugal’s award winning resort chooses leading platform Rightmove

Salesroom & Memorabilia

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Old Sports Christmas Auction

It contains over 400+ lots covering all categories of golfing memorabilia, but two major consignments make this auction particularly noteworthy

Sponsorship

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Thomas Bjørn named 2018 European Ryder Cup Captain

Thomas Bjørn, who has featured in seven Ryder Cups – three as a player, four as a vice captain – becomes the first Dane to lead Europe

Travel

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Constance Belle Mare Plage unveiled to Seniors

European Senior Tour players heading to the exotic Indian Ocean island of Mauritius this week will be treated with a stay at the newly rejuvenated Constance Belle Mare Plage resort, a European Tour Destination