Saturday, 26th July, 2014

R&A logo

A postal ballot among members of the Club on a motion to admit women as members will be conducted prior to the announcement of the result on 18 September 2014 .....read the full story »


Corporate

Direct Golf Store

Direct Golf and Sports Direct Create Specialist Golf Collaboration Superpower

The deal sees Sports Direct take an equity stake and provide funding to fulfil Direct Golf’s ambition to become Europe’s number one golf retail specialist with John Andrew, owner and founder of Direct Golf, retaining majority ownership and day-to-day control of the business

Courses

Speedcut Contractors working on the Silvermere Golf Club driving range.

Speedcut golf course projects keep busy teams on the ball

Speedcut Contractors have been busy with various golf projects during the early summer. In one of their most hectic periods they have been installing drainage and building bunkers and paths at golf clubs

Exhibitions & Conferences

Derek Walder with award

Award for ‘Mr SALTEX’

Derek Walder heralded as national exhibition industry’s Unsung Hero in his role as operations manager of SALTEX (Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition)

Growing the Game

Raising our Game cover design

England Golf launches strategy to ‘raise our game’

England Golf is launching its Strategic Plan for 2014-17 with a call to all who care about golf to join together to ‘raise our game’ to build a bright future for the sport

Interviews

Patrick Rahme

GBN talks to Patrick Rahme, CEO and co-founder, All Square

All Square is a new social network for golfers based in Silicon Valley, California, which is also setting up an office in Scotland…

Management Topics

Nigel Freemantle (left), Chairman of the BGIA, presents a cheque for £15,000 from the BGIA's charity golf day and the 'Grow Golf' fund, to Charles Harrison, Chairman of the Golf Foundation, during the SMS INC. industry lunch at Royal Liverpool

SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. Host 30th Golf Industry Lunch at The Open

For a fifth year, SMS INC. teamed up with the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) to stage the Golf Industry Lunch in support of the Golf Foundation’s initiative HSBC Golf Roots

Media

In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris cover

St Andrews Golf Book Seeks ‘Kickstarter’ Funding

“St. Andrews—In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris” in Kickstarter Campaign: the first-to feature a book about Historic Golf Town

New Products

Lamkin Grips

Upgrade in Technology Delivers Uplift in Lamkin Sales

With the introduction of ACE 3GEN technology to the Lamkin REL range, the company has doubled orders of the grip line

Opinion

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Safety On The Golf Course

Howard Swan, Chairman of the Golf Consultants’ Association and a professional golf course architect writes

People

Paul Dellanzo

Dellanzo Group of Switzerland Expands Into UK

The new company will be focusing on all areas of design services, restaurant concepts and helping to promote the game

Property

Harleyford Golf Club  website

Harleyford Golf Club Rescued from Administration

The Buckinghamshire golf course has been sold out of administration, saving a dozen jobs

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Sir John Lavery, Golfing at North Berwick, 1920; collection of Mary Ellen and John Imlay

Major golf art exhibition in Edinburgh this summer

‘The Art Of Golf: The Story Of Scotland’s National Sport’ is at Scottish National Gallery from 12 July – 26 October 2014

Sponsorship

Club Car delivery trucks photo 5

Two-month countdown to The 2014 Ryder Cup begins with first Club Car fleet delivery to Gleneagles

The first Club Car vehicles for use in The 2014 Ryder Cup are on site at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, to assist pre-event operations .....read the full story »

Travel

Hoylake crowds 2014 (The 2006 championship at Hoylake still holds the record for the highest attended English Open ever, with 230,000 people attending over the week.)

Wirral celebrates another fantastic Open!

More than 200,000 people attended the Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, last week, meeting all predictions for attendance at the event .....read the full story »