Sunday, 29th March, 2015

David Abeles

The adidas Group has appointed David Abeles as CEO of TaylorMade Golf Company with immediate effect. Abeles succeeds Ben Sharpe, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons


Corporate

Club Car’s market-leading Visage system is installed at more than 600 courses

Club Car’s Visage system installed at more than 600 courses around the world

The interactive touch screen Visage system accounts for over 80% of the market

Courses

Greenwich Peninsular Range (CGI)

Golf in the City!

A new state of the art 60 bay golf driving range will open near London’s O2 Dome on 1st July 2015, part of a 15,000 home scheme set over 160 acres which includes a riverside running track and a tree lined park

Exhibitions & Conferences

Turf Maintenance Live website

Turf Maintenance LIVE – a new event

Turf Maintenance LIVE will be showcasing and demonstrating equipment from BLEC Global, Ransomes, Rigby Taylor, Shelton Drainage and Weidenmann UK

Growing the Game

European Disabled Golf Association website

European Disabled Golf Association rehearsal heralds start of 11-tournament series

Tomorrow (Saturday 28th March) a ‘final rehearsal’ is being held at Golf Almeerderhout so EDGA officials, tournament observers and supporters can carry out checks on event preparation, competition format, scoring and media reporting

Interviews

Gary Firkins and Giles Morgan

Golf’s future: ‘Time and format can be looked at relatively easily’

BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter interviews Giles Morgan, the head of sponsorship for HSBC

Management Topics

Golf Course and Club Managers and BGL Golf Chief Executive, Colin Mayes with Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive and Kelli Jerome, GEO Managing Director at Celebration Dinner at Burhill Golf Club

BGL Achieves a First for Sustainable Golf

BGL Golf has become the world’s first multi-site operator to achieve the international sustainability award, GEO Certified®, at each of its venues

Media

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Fans take on European Tour stars in new ‘Your Race to Dubai’

European Tour and Golf GameBook live-scoring app team up to create unique new fan game and scores, comments and ‘Your Race to Dubai’ rankings are shared on social media

New Products

John Deere Z997R zero-turn mower

New John Deere zero-turn mower handles toughest conditions

John Deere has enhanced its commercial mower line-up with the launch of the new ZTrak Z997R, the biggest model in the zero-turn range

Opinion

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Running a Golf Club – it’s a costly business!

But the almost ‘hidden’ key running costs of a golf club – Gas, Electricity, Telecommunications, Insurance and Water, for example, are often overlooked writes Kim Harris, a member of the Golf Consultants Association

People

Keith Pickard Macdonald Hotels and Resorts Director of Golf

New Director of Golf at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK’s largest independent hotel group, has named Keith Pickard as its new Group Director of Golf to oversee its golf portfolio

Property

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Banca March offers Prizes of Free Subscriptions to Sancti Petri Hills

Competition winners at Sancti Petri Hills in Andalucia will be rewarded with a free subscription card for 2016-2017 from Club owners Banca March

Salesroom & Memorabilia

Lucy (left) presenting the original artwork to Liz Jordan, Lady Captain of Dun Laoghaire G.C

Commissioning The Curtis Cup 2016 Official Artwork

Continuing the tradition of commissioning an artist to produce original artwork to publicise and commemorate the event, the Ladies’ Golf Union selected Irish artist Lucy Tormey as the Curtis Cup Event Artist

Sponsorship

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Enduring Partnership Begins New Chapter

The PGA and Glenmuir maintain the closes ties which have been fostered over almost three decades, primarily through sponsorship of the PGA Professional Championship

Travel

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Your Golf Travel Invites Golfers to Choose Essaouira

Your Golf Travel publicises a new golf-friendly easyJet route to Essaouira with a VIP event in partnership with the Moroccan National Tourist Office