Tuesday, 16th September, 2014

Reignwood Centre, Beijing

After months of rumour and speculation it has been confirmed that The Wentworth Club has been purchased by the Reignwood Group of Beijing for a price believed to be in the region of £135m


Corporate

Nefyn_Golf Club: reconstruction of 'The Point'

John Greasley Project News/Update

John Greasley Ltd is one of the UK’s biggest golf course contractors and has spent recent months reshaping holes at several courses for a variety of reasons, as well as investing in its own machinery

Courses

Downs Course 7th fairway

Golf At Goodwood Appoint Leading Golf Course Architect

Tom Mackenzie who has collaborated on seven Open Championship venues has been commissioned to supervise a refurbishment programme at Golf At Goodwood with the prospect of hosting a future professional event

Exhibitions & Conferences

Judy Murray

Judy Murray Brings Tennis to European TCC Lineup

Judy Murray has joined the speaker lineup for the 2014 PGAs of Europe Teaching & Coaching Conference in conjunction with Ryder Cup Europe

Growing the Game

Durham County Golf Partnership

Search on for new person to lead Get into Golf drive in Durham

The county’s Golf Partnership has a vacancy for a county development officer, whose role will be to grow and sustain the sport throughout the area

Interviews

Sandy Jones

GBN.com interviews Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association

Geoff Russell talks to Dr Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association (Recorded Thursday 17th July in PGA Pavilion at The Open Championship)

Management Topics

Pace of Play tips from ASGCA

American Golf Architects release Pace of Play information

“Pace of Play: Checklist & Tips” targets a more enjoyable and smoother experience for golfers and course operators is and available for free download

Media

Ross Biddiscombe interviewing Jose Maria Olazabal (courtesy Ross Biddiscombe)

‘Ryder Cup Revealed’ goes digital

The digital option of the acclaimed new book ‘Ryder Cup Revealed: Tales of the Unexpected’ contains extra editorial and a photographic chapter containing snapshots taken by the author, Ross Biddiscombe

New Products

RT36PS Professional Spreader in action

New ‘Optim8’ Spreader Range from Rigby Taylor

With the accent on optimum application accuracy, Rigby Taylor launched its own branded range of fertilizer spreaders for the sports turf industry at this year’s SALTEX

Opinion

John Collard with Paul McGinley

The Ryder Cup conundrum?

‘It’s time for everyone in the golf industry to look at how more can be made of this great event,’ says John Collard, CEO of the sports marketing agency Sports Impact

People

Chris Wiltshire, the new branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere Limited, from 1st October

New marketing manager appointed at John Deere Limited as Gordon Day retires

Chris Wiltshire has been appointed branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere Limited and will be responsible for all John Deere’s agricultural and turf marketing in the UK and Ireland

Property

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Eccleston Park Golf Club, Merseyside For Sale

Eccleston Park is a prime, freehold golf club with a highly profitable trading record that is being offered to the market at a guide price of £1.45 million

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Harry Bannerman Ryder cup replica

Leading Scottish Golfer’s Replica Ryder Cup at Bonhams Edinburgh Sporting Sale

The replica was made by Asprey’s and is 12 inches high. It is estimated at £5,000-8,000

Sponsorship

PGA Catalunta Resort - Stadium Course - Hole 01

PGA Catalunya Resort to host seventh consecutive European Tour Q School climax

From November 15-20 156 players will battle it out over six rounds in an attempt to earn a European Tour card for The 2015 Race to Dubai

Travel

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa from the Swilken Bridge

Hat Trick of Awards for Five Red Star Resort

The five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews has achieved “a hat trick of awards’ in just one week .....read the full story »