Tuesday, 30th September, 2014

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The European Golf Course Owners Association, together with its national golf course owners associations, have developed the VISION 2020 project to create a roadmap to guide golf course owners


Corporate

Paul McGinley, M. Julien de Beaumarchais and Hugues Lechanoine

Mouton Cadet, Exclusive and Favourite Wine of The 2014 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup had its own special wine; the official and limited edition – ‘Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection’

Courses

Course Manager, Allen Blizzard putting the Groundsmaster 4300-D to good use.

It’s A Toro First For Royal Blackheath

Royal Blackheath Golf Club has chosen Toro for the first time to look after its 110-acre 18-hole landscaped parkland course, the oldest golf club in England

Exhibitions & Conferences

Geoff Webb, CEO of the IOG, says “Our industry deserves a thriving trade show as its shop window to the world.”

Industry Shows Support for New SALTEX

The announcement has been well received by exhibitors with close to 100 already committed to exhibiting at the event in November 2015

Growing the Game

BBC Get Inspired

Get into golf teams up with BBC Sport’s Get Inspired initiative

Get into golf has joined forces with BBC Sport’s Get Inspired scheme which encourages people to get active and discover new activities in their local area .....read the full story »

Interviews

PGA Centenary Course 18th hole (courtesy of Gleneagles Hotel)

Q&A with Jack Nicklaus: original designer and architect of PGA Centenary Course

Jack Nicklaus talks about Ryder Cup 2014 and the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles. This Q&A is part of the Rolex Ryder Cup Media Kit. Jack Nicklaus is a Rolex Testimonee

Management Topics

Gleneagles Hotel

Tourism and Events Are Big Winners from The 2014 Ryder Cup

Many Scottish golf clubs, tour operators and accommodation providers, including those beyond the immediate area, have reported an increase in bookings across 2014 and some are 50% up on last year

Media

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Best of Scottish golf to be celebrated at awards bash

A brand new awards ceremony is set to take place in St Andrews this November celebrating the cream of Scottish golf tourism .....read the full story »

New Products

Rory McIlroy Nike Vapor Pro driver

Rory McIlroy Debuts New Nike Vapor Pro Driver

New Vapor Pro driver provides pure distance with a Tour launch

Opinion

Plugged ball in Poa

A return to the running game

I was a typical amateur low handicap golfer all my life, wanting fast greens and with little knowledge about grasses until about six years ago when I launched the website www.finegolf.co.uk, says Lorne Smith, principal of ‘Fine Golf’

People

Sarah Heath

Tour Golfer Sarah Takes Over At Oak Park

Oak Park Golf Club has appointed former Ladies European Tour pro golfer Sarah Heath as its new General Manager .....read the full story »

Property

HVS London Golf report cover

Investors rediscover a passion for golf resorts, says HVS report

Economic recovery is now encouraging institutional investors and private equity organistions to invest in golf resorts say global hotel consultants HVS London

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

French representatives receiving the painting from the First Minister and George O'Grady outside The Gleneagles Hotel

Ryder Cup ‘Entente Cordiale’ Cemented With French and Scottish Governments

An extensive Ryder Cup knowledge sharing exercise between Scotland and France was formally recognised on Friday as Scotland began the process of handing over to the next European hosts of the event in 2018

Travel

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SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC.  to Reveal Golf Tourism Insight at IGTM

SMS INC. Partners International Golf Travel Market for the 4th Consecutive Year