Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

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First trolley brand to combine a GPS system and smart phone app that connects to the trolley to provide distance data plus mobile alerts .....read the full story »


Corporate

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TaylorMade Golf Announce 2017 Custom Guarantee

In the Company’s quest for service excellence and to show their love and commitment to custom quality, consistency and delivery, TaylorMade Golf chose Valentine’s Day to launch a new Custom Guarantee

Courses

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Castle Stuart seeking new recruits

The internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links is seeking new staff to help maintain the high standard of excellence on its famous links course that has earned the praise of champions

Exhibitions & Conferences

Pattana Golf Club and Resort

New Look for Asian Golf Industry Federation Turfgrass Management Expo

A new venue and a revised format have been confirmed for the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s 2017 Turfgrass Management Exposition to be staged at the Pattana Golf Club and Resort on March 7

Growing the Game

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National Alliance for Accessible Golf Announces 2017 Board of Directors

The mission of the Alliance is to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf through awareness, education, training initiatives and program funding

Interviews

David Withers

David Withers to leave Jacobsen

David Withers, President & CEO of Jacobsen, is leaving the Company on 1st January 2017. Here he shares a few thoughts with GBN readers .....read the full story »

Management Topics

Eric Lynge, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Golf Industry Federation

Pressing Need for Consolidated Golfing Data

Reliable and consolidated data is one of the keys to safeguarding the future of golf clubs in Singapore and around Asia says Eric Lynge, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, the region’s umbrella golfing body

Media

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fibodo launches media campaign with Mediadrive

fibodo, an online business tool, designed to help consumers ‘find, book and do’ activities where they live, is launching a new consumer advertising campaign to boost its brand awareness among British golfers and to drive bookings through the fibodo platform for those golf professionals already signed up to it

New Products

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Greens rolling and top dressing featured on the Charterhouse Stand

The highlight for Charterhouse Turf Machinery at BTME 2017 was the launch of a new turf roller from Graden. The new Graden Z2R (Zero to Roll) is a stand-alone unit that requires no trailer and no unhooking

Opinion

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HH Golf Club Survey 2016: Where to focus your budget for the years ahead

The Hillier Hopkins Golf Club Survey for 2016 indicates steadily rising costs in areas such as staffing and maintenance, but also points towards increasing investment in their courses as a sign that both proprietary and members clubs are eager to capitalise on their main assets

People

Steve Thompson with Sophie Vukelic and Caroline Carroll

Award for Operation Pollinator Champion

John O’Gaunt Golf Club greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, has picked up the prestigious Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award, for the golf club’s consistently outstanding ecological habitat creation and management .....read the full story »

Property

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HMH Golf & Leisure sells freehold of The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club

HMH announce the sale to Wescom Group Ltd of the freehold interest of The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club, the grade II listed country club, leased and operated by the UK’s number one golf operator, Crown Golf The guide price was £8m .....read the full story »

Salesroom & Memorabilia

China's first golf museum is unveiled at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen by Dr Ken Chu, CEO and Chairman of Mission Hills Group, Tenniel Chu, Vice-chairman of Mission Hills Group and Chinese golfers Feng Shanshan, Li Haotong and Zhang Lianwei. The group are pictured with the World Cup Trophy, which Mission Hills hosted in 1995, and a statue of the late Dr David Chu, founder of Mission Hills Group

Stars of Chinese Golf Unveil China’s First Golf Museum

Three Chinese golf legends, including Olympic bronze medallist Feng Shanshan, were at Mission Hills Golf Club in southern China yesterday to celebrate the opening of their country’s first golf museum

Sponsorship

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Kaiser Chiefs to bring curtain down on BMW PGA Championship

Several ticketing and hospitality packages are now on sale including a Special Twilight Ticket offer. The BMW PGA Championship will be played at Wentworth from May 25 – 28

Travel

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Business Booming for Portugal’s Biggest Golf Course Operator

ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf, the biggest golf course management company in Portugal, has set its sights on another year of major growth after seeing international bookings rise by more than 20 per cent in 2016