Sunday, 4th October, 2015

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Golf is going gender-free as a growing number of clubs abandon ladies’ and men’s tees. They’re replacing them with tees which any member can play off to suit their ability and inclination – the perfect way to encourage improving golfers, to retain ageing players and to promote social golf


Andrew Stanley, CEO of Europe’s largest golf travel company, and recognised as an Investor in People

Golf travel experts rewarded for development and management of staff, confirming the Windsor-based company’s position as one of the country’s best employers and part of an elite group of UK businesses


Moortown course aerial view

Award-Winning Golf Architects complete Video Showcase for Moortown GC

The footage was filmed recently on a glorious late summer’s day, while the course was looking at its best, using a high-definition camera attached to a drone

Exhibitions & Conferences

Dr. Roeland Dietvorst

Golf: is it driving us mental…?

At the European Golf Business Conference in Amsterdam from 25-27th November, Dr. Roeland Dietvorst is going to demonstrate why “Golf is 90% mental” both on and off the golf course

Growing the Game

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59Club’s Pilot Project with England Golf moves to next stage

The leading customer service analysts and training consultants assisted with the England Golf project in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire to trial new ways of increasing participation and club membership


Eddie Reid at the TGF Awards Night

Eddie Reid: GolfBusinessNews Interview

Eddie Reid, Managing Director of golf retail services group the TGI Golf Partnership, on the company’s performance and the golf industry as a whole

Management Topics

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Irish Golf Industry Survey Launched

All Golf Club managers and Officers in Ireland are encouraged to ensure their Club participates in the survey. A prize draw will be held for those participants who complete the survey on line


Royal Troon Open Golf Host 2016

BBC Released from Open Golf contract at own request

Sky Sports will begin its partnership with The R&A next year rather than in 2017 with exclusive live coverage of The 145th Open from Royal Troon

New Products

adidas Golf: play when noone else will

adidas Golf Showcase Autumn/Winter 2015 Apparel at Dunhill Links Championship

adidas Golf gets set to showcase key apparel pieces from its Autumn/Winter 2015 apparel collection this week on the European Tour at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland


A natural area attracting insects and wildlife and inset orchids

Hexham Golf Club – Going The Extra Mile On Sustainability

Course manager Malcolm Lathan is justifiably proud of his achievements especially with his environmental and sustainability initiatives


Martin Slumbers begins his tenure as Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Martin Slumbers Takes Over as Chief Executive of The R&A

Martin Slumbers has begun his tenure as Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews succeeding Peter Dawson who retired on Friday 25 September after leading the organisation for the past 16 years


K Club Liffey Wing bedroom

€20 Million K Club Renovation Complete

The work on one of Europe’s most iconic properties started in earnest when Dr Michael Smurfit purchased the property outright in 2012 and became the 100% owner

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Trump Turnberry auction

Trump Turnberry To Sell Fixtures & Fittings

Trump Turnberry appoint Wilsons Auctions to sell fixtures & fittings in advance of multi-million pound refurbishment


Louis Oosthuizen

PING Re-Signs Oosthuizen to Multi-Year Agreement

Louis Oosthuizen has signed a multi-year agreement to continue playing PING golf equipment and wearing PING apparel, according to John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO


Fairmont St Andrews clubhouse

New Clubhouse Raises Steaks at Fairmont St Andrews!

Fairmont St Andrews, the five-star accommodation at the Home of Golf, has re-launched its stunningly located clubhouse as the St Andrews Bar & Grill