Friday, 12th February, 2016

GIS Trade Show floor

The 2016 Golf Industry Show saw a rise in all measures, including total attendance at 12,600 and over 550 exhibitors


Corporate

Danny Willett's New Huxley Golf Putting Green

Danny Willett Chooses Huxley Golf for Practice At Home

Europe’s number two, Danny Willett, celebrated his triumphant season-end by installing a new Huxley Golf putting green into his purpose built practice studio at his home near Sheffield

Courses

Craig Boath, with the Carnoustie Operation Pollinator Award

Carnoustie Golf Links Wins Major National Environmental Award

Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host to The Open championship, has been awarded a major national accolade for its work in protecting native bumblebees

Exhibitions & Conferences

Golfzon website

GOLFZON makes impact at PGA Merchandise Show

GOLFZON, the world’s largest virtual golf company, had a large impact at last month’s PGA Show, welcoming nearly 2,000 visitors to its booth and meeting with some of the game’s top players

Growing the Game

Winter Skills - Belton Woods

Belton Woods On ‘Q’ to help On Course Golfers launch new season

Beneficiaries of On Course Foundation will be targeting success on the fairways this summer after being given the chance to fine-tune their golf swings at their Winter Skills Event held at Belton Woods

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

BMI Asia Pacific logo

Prominent Presenters for BMI Course in Singapore

Club Managers Association of America members Jeffrey Kreafle and Larry Ross will present the programme at the Business Management Institute course from April 5-9 at Orchid Country Club

Media

ATT Leaderboard yahoo

Yahoo & PGA Partner to Bring Live Coverage & VOD to Fans Globally

Yahoo has announced a global, strategic partnership with the PGA TOUR to deliver free, live and on-demand video content to fans around the world, no cable subscription or authentication required

New Products

GolfBuddy Lady's GPS watch

GolfBuddy Launches Exclusive Ladies’ GPS Watch

GolfBuddy, the world-leading developer of distance measuring devices made exclusively for golfers, has announced the launch of the first golf GPS designed specifically for lady golfers

Opinion

West Sussex Golf Club's independent water supply

Water supply – are you at the mercy of the water company?

the second of a series of practical articles prepared by Bill Hawthorn MIAgrE ASIC GCA, the Irrigation and Water supply specialist Engineer for the Golf Consultants Association and a Director of 2iC Consultants Ltd

People

Steward of the Year Steve Warren with his wife, Karen

Norfolk’s Steve Warren is crowned England’s Steward of the Year

Steve Warren, from Eaton Golf Club in Norwich, is the new Fuller’s London Pride Golf Steward of the Year. Steve goes the extra mile for members, visitors – and the club’s residential neighbours

Property

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Adventure Leisure Purchases World of Golf in Sidcup

The newly acquired facility boasts a fully floodlit 54-bay, covered driving range, short game practice area, putting green, large pitching and chipping area, and a bunker practice zone

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

Sandy Jones, left, and Tony Southern (courtesy of Tom Dulat at Getty Images)

 (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images).

Golfplan Insurance Extend PGA Pro-Captain Sponsorship

One of club golf’s great prizes will again be up for grabs in 2016 with the agreement of a sponsorship extension for the Golfplan Insurance PGA Pro-Captain Challenge

Travel

The 12th hole at the Dave Thomas-designed Oulton Hall Golf Course

Oulton Hall to receive £1.1m Hotel Upgrade

Oulton Hall, one of the top golf resorts in the north of England, is to receive an investment of more than £1m to meet the modern needs of its guests