Friday, 24th February, 2017

Buckinghamshire Golf Club (credit: Tristan Jones)

Japanese brewing giant Asahi Group Holdings Limited has completed the sale of The Buckinghamshire Golf Club to Eagleresort Limited


Corporate

ICL & Syngenta Launch Ultimate Offers 2017

ICL & Syngenta Launch Ultimate Offers 2017

ICL, Syngenta, Darren Anderson, Abergele Golf Club, Paul Coleman, Dromoland Castle Golf Club,

Courses

Bob Taylor (Head of Ecology, STRI Group), Sophie Vukelic (Ecology and Environment Consultant, STRI Group), Mike James (Wiedenmann – Golf Environment Awards Sponsor), Alex James (Red Course Manager, Frilford Heath Golf Club), Alistair Booth (Executive Chairman, Frilford Heath Golf Club)

Frilford Heath Wins Outstanding Environmental Project Award

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire’s largest golf club, is celebrating after taking home the Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year recognition at this year’s Golf Environment Awards

Exhibitions & Conferences

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fibodo powers Irish Golf Expo online ‘custom fit’ bookings

fibodo, the online marketplace for consumers to ‘find, book and do’ activities, has partnered with the Irish Golf Expo (IGE) to offer advanced booking for custom fittings .....read the full story »

Growing the Game

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National Alliance for Accessible Golf Announces 2017 Board of Directors

The mission of the Alliance is to increase participation of people with disabilities in the game of golf through awareness, education, training initiatives and program funding

Interviews

David Withers

David Withers to leave Jacobsen

David Withers, President & CEO of Jacobsen, is leaving the Company on 1st January 2017. Here he shares a few thoughts with GBN readers .....read the full story »

Management Topics

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Inspirational clubs are England Golf Award finalists

Six inspirational golf clubs are the latest finalists to be announced for the prestigious 2017 England Golf Awards

Media

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Harris Kalinka Displays Frightening Potential of Virtual Reality In Golf

People running away from a booth at a major industry show is not normally seen as a recommendation of one’s work – but that’s exactly what it was for golf course animation specialist Harris Kalinka at the recent Golf Industry Show

New Products

PK Dri & Premium ranges

PowaKaddy launches stunning new cart bag range for 2017

Striking new colours light up impressive PowaKaddy cart bag line for this year

Opinion

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HH Golf Club Survey 2016: Where to focus your budget for the years ahead

The Hillier Hopkins Golf Club Survey for 2016 indicates steadily rising costs in areas such as staffing and maintenance, but also points towards increasing investment in their courses as a sign that both proprietary and members clubs are eager to capitalise on their main assets

People

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Munro Appointed as New Head of Events for Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf has recruited Fraser Munro, a former Ladies European Tour Tournament Director, to the position of Head of Events

Property

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HMH Golf & Leisure sells freehold of The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club

HMH announce the sale to Wescom Group Ltd of the freehold interest of The Hertfordshire Golf & Country Club, the grade II listed country club, leased and operated by the UK’s number one golf operator, Crown Golf The guide price was £8m .....read the full story »

Salesroom & Memorabilia

China's first golf museum is unveiled at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen by Dr Ken Chu, CEO and Chairman of Mission Hills Group, Tenniel Chu, Vice-chairman of Mission Hills Group and Chinese golfers Feng Shanshan, Li Haotong and Zhang Lianwei. The group are pictured with the World Cup Trophy, which Mission Hills hosted in 1995, and a statue of the late Dr David Chu, founder of Mission Hills Group

Stars of Chinese Golf Unveil China’s First Golf Museum

Three Chinese golf legends, including Olympic bronze medallist Feng Shanshan, were at Mission Hills Golf Club in southern China yesterday to celebrate the opening of their country’s first golf museum

Sponsorship

John Deere Classic

John Deere Classic voted Tournament of the Year

The 2016 John Deere Classic held in the US has been voted the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year. The 46th annual John Deere Classic also received first place awards for Most Engaged Community and Best Social Media Activation from the PGA in December

Travel

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Driving Online Visitor Bookings

De Vere, one of the UK’s leading hotel groups, and BRS Golf have teamed up to capitalise on the growing demand for online tee times. De Vere will now utilise BRS Golf booking technology within their four signature venues