Friday, 30th January, 2015

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The downward trend in the number of people who play golf regularly is slowing, according to Sport England’s Active People Survey which is released today


Corporate

John Deere Limited marketing manager Chris Wiltshire (left) and Datatag sales manager Chris Harrison with the 200,000th CESAR marked machine, a John Deere XUV 855D Gator utility vehicle, on the CESAR Scheme stand at LAMMA 2015

John Deere Gator marks 200,000th CESAR milestone

All new John Deere Gator utility vehicles can now be equipped with the nationally approved CESAR security and registration system from Datatag ID Limited, as a factory fit option

Courses

Tenby Captain Richard Ormond (left) with Bob Sutton of Future Financials

New Title for Oldest Club in Wales

The oldest golf club in Wales has a new title, with Tenby claiming the award as the Golf Union of Wales Club of the Year

Exhibitions & Conferences

PGA Show attendees at Opening Ceremony (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

PGA Merchandise Show launches 2015 Golf Season on an Optimistic Note

Newest proucts showcased; game’s top teachers and industry leaders present, Golf Channel provides multiple days of live coverage

Growing the Game

SMS INC Women and Golf story

SMS INC. and ‘Women & Golf’ Magazine to Release Survey Results

SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. announces the completion of detailed research into British golfers in conjunction with Women & Golf magazine

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 Datatech globe tn

Golf Datatech, LLC & Yano Research Institute Ltd. Unveil World Golf Report 2015

In a First-Of-Its-Kind Worldwide Study Golf Datatech, LLC & Yano Research Institute Ltd will provide detailed analysis of the geography, size and economic significance of the $8.7 billion worldwide golf equipment market

Media

Peter Alliss

‘Voice of Golf’ attacks BBC over Open Championship

“I can’t not criticise the BBC,” says Peter Alliss who believes that losing Open rights to Sky would be a ‘damning indictment of both BBC and R&A’

New Products

MCC Plus4 grips

Golf Pride Uses Tour Inspiration to Develop Performance Innovations

Eaton announced today that its Golf Pride grips division will grow its MCC™ (New Decade® MultiCompound) family, with the introduction of the New MCC Plus4™

Opinion

Richard Barker

Plenty of New Year Cheer for Teeofftimes.co.uk

Record numbers, new staff and great news for the 2015 season

People

Kel Nagle Tribute

Australian golf mourns Open Champion Kel Nagle

“It’s a sad day for golf, we’ve lost a Champion of our game,” said Brian Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia

Property

Abaco Club at Winding Bay

Southworth Development acquires The Bahamas’ Abaco Club on Winding Bay

The owner of The Village at Machrihanish Dunes in Argyll, Scotland, has acquired The Abaco Club on Winding Bay from Marriott Vacation Worldwide Corporation

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Harry Bannerman Ryder cup replica

Leading Scottish Golfer’s Replica Ryder Cup at Bonhams Edinburgh Sporting Sale

The replica was made by Asprey’s and is 12 inches high. It is estimated at £5,000-8,000

Sponsorship

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie adds ‘more volt’ to her Nike Golf equipment on LPGA Tour

Nike Golf athlete Michelle Wie will play in the Nike RZN Black Volt ball and an all-new all-Volt Nike driver this week at the Coates Golf Championship

Travel

The press conference at The Els Club Dubai (from left) Mike Scully, Managing Director First & Foremost Hotels and Resorts, Ernie Els, founder of Els for Autism Foundation and Florian Mayer, Mayer Family Hotels

First & Foremost and Ernie Els Launch Revolutionary Family Hotel Concept

The family hospitality sector represents a huge opportunity for investors and developers alike, as it continues to grow as a key economic driver outperforming many other brand concepts