Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

National Alliance for Accessiblke Golf logo

National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) has announced its plans for involvement in the Golf Industry Show at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego


Corporate

Stewart X9 Follow - Black

Stewart Golf Report Another Record Year

Premium British trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has reported another record year, posting a 13% increase for 2015 over the previous year

Courses

A slice of island life: Barra Golf Club's members are trying to raise funds for a much-needed clubhouse (Picture: Duncan MacKinnon)

Golf on the edge as Barra club seeks shelter from the storm

The Isle of Barra Golf Club is fund-raising to build a Club House on its breath-taking site to provide protection from the unpredictable Hebridean weather, writes Nick Rodger, Golf Correspondent of The Herald Scotland

Exhibitions & Conferences

PGA Show 2016 general aisle view

PGA Merchandise Show Brought the World of Golf Together

Despite the early-week Winter Storm ‘Jonas’ impacting the East Coast of the United States, there was a 3 percent increase in overall attendance, with the top five countries (outside of U.S.) represented in attendance being Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico and Germany

Growing the Game

Graham Walker Coach of the year

England National Coach Visits Academy

England National Coach Graham Walker will be visiting the Performance Golf Academy Derby education and player training programme in February

Interviews

(from left), Tim Finchem, Keith Pelley, Martin Slumbers, Mike Whan and Andrew Cotter (Getty Images)

The Guardians Of The Game

From The HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai; Andrew Cotter in conversation with Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A; Tim Finchem, Commossioner of The PGA Tour; Keith Pelley, CEO The European Tour; and Mike Whan, CEO of The LPGA Tour

Management Topics

TGA logo

Turfgrass Growers to get insights into social media for business

Next month TGA members will get a unique insight into this world when Alex Wright of Knapton Wight gives a presentation to their spring conference

Media

In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris cover

USGA announce book award winner

“St. Andrews: In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris” by Roger McStravick wins 2015 USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award

New Products

Chervo Orlando Booth

New Chervò Collection Dazzles Golf Industry at PGA Show

Leading Italian golf and leisure apparel brand Chervò chose the world’s most important trade event for the golf industry to showcase its new ranges including autumn/winter 2016/7

Opinion

Enfield Golf Club screen shot

Targeted social media campaigns boosts Golf Club income

Intuitive Edge Marketing has been working with Enfield Golf Club for only three months; Harry Boyd explains how their campaigns have already brought success

People

Diana M. Murphy

USGA Elects Diana M. Murphy as 64th President

Diana M. Murphy has been elected to serve a one-year term as the 64th president of the United States Golf Association, the second woman in the association’s 121-year history to serve as president

Property

Tulfarris Hotel Resort

Tulfarris Resort Goes On The Market

Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort at Blessington Lakes in Co Wickow, Ireland, has been placed on the market with a guide price of €5 million

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Mrs Forman's by Henry Rowntree (c 1900)

Oldest Golf Pub in World to be demolished?

In Musselburgh plans are afoot to demolish Mrs Forman’s, the oldest golf pub in the world, and turn it into a garage

Sponsorship

from left Grant Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Sunshine Tour, Gary Player, Keith Waters, Chief Operating Officer, The European Tour  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Gary Player named host of Nedbank Golf Challenge

More than 35 years after he designed the course on which it is played, Gary Player will be the official host of the Nedbank Golf Challenge

Travel

The breathtaking Playa Grande Golf Course

Dominican Republic Wows Golfers with 86 Ocean View Holes

With seven golf courses offering 86 holes on or overlooking the ocean, the Dominican Republic truly is golf’s ‘Caribbean Queen’