Tuesday, 29th July, 2014

Bernhard Langer with the Senior Open Championship trophy

Bernhard Langer completed a remarkable record-breaking wire-to-wire victory in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, carding a closing four under par round of 67 to win by a staggering 13 shots from Colin Montgomerie at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club


Corporate

Graham Dale, Lely's managing director, accepts The Toro Company's annual Distributor of Excellence Award with Trevor Chard, Lely key account manager, on his left and David Cole, Lely turf division senior manager

Lely UK Wins International Award

Lely UK, based in Cambridgeshire, has won The Toro Company’s annual Distributor of Excellence award

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

SNAg-Irish Expo-MOK

Snagging Our Next Major Champion

Set to be a major event in the golfing calendar, organisers of the first ever Irish Golf Expo have announced a partnership with SNAG Golf Ireland to provide a dedicated kids zone

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

Rod Burke of Syngenta

Use August growth to build winter reserves

Advice to help greenkeepers and grounds managers nurture turf to recover from the effects of heat and drought stress

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

Carya Golf Club, designed by the great Australian golfer, Peter Thompson.

Turkish Ladies Open set for Golf’s First Wednesday Finish

Breaking with the traditional Sunday finish will ensure that the tournament receives extended live television coverage on Sky Sports and Golf Channel and will be watched in more than 50 countries worldwide

Travel

Massimiliano & Vittoria Perletti

Italian Father & Daughter team capture the 7th Invitational at Old Head Golf Links

The three day event was held at the Internationally acclaimed Links which was co-designed by Joe Carr and Ron Kirby, having previously been hosted at Doonbeg Golf Club for the previous 6 years