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News Archive for 2000


Thursday, November 23rd, 2000

New Association for golf course architects

Some of the leading names in the world of golf course design are now collectively represented by a newly formed Association, the International Association of Golf Course Architects (IAGCA), which is to have its headquarters in Perth, Western Australia

High-tech golf coaching company heads for market

Golf Projects plc is planning to raise £1 million through an open offer on OFEX, valuing the company at £3.2 million. The money raised will be used to fund expansion of a number of high-tech golf products and services


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2000

Première Golf mixed business with pleasure on the Costa del Sol

More than 1500 visitors attended Première Golf in Marbella last week. On the fourth day more than 400 visitors and exhibitors took part in a golf day staged at six courses. Reed Exhibition Companies regard the week as having been highly successful and believe that they achieved their objective of creating an event that was a successful combination of business and pleasure which could now become the main focus in the European golf trade calendar


Tuesday, November 21st, 2000

Baron Corporation plc – first annual report and accounts

UK-based Baron Corporation plc develops and sells software management solutions and on-line hosted services to the golf and other leisure industries. The Corporation is an AIM listed company with headquarters in Leeds. Its international distribution network includes partners established in Europe, South Africa, North America, Asia and Australia. The account and report covers the period ended 31 August 2000


Monday, November 20th, 2000

Major price reductions from Textron

Textron Turf Care, the Ipswich-based turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has announced a major UK price realignment following the rebranding of the Jacobsen and Ransomes mowing equipment unveiled in June this year


Friday, November 17th, 2000

EighteenGlobal acquires Foremost Golf

Foremost was founded 15 years ago to help club professionals combat the activities of off-course discount retailers. It is now a retailing group, with 225 member golf professionals, offering buying, marketing and administration services to its members as well as training in general business skills.


Thursday, November 16th, 2000

Callaway Golf believes its policy will help to grow the game

Callaway Golf Company has announced that Founder, Chairman and CEO Ely Callaway will remain indefinitely in his current leadership role with the Company

Green-keepers advised to control leather-jackets now

Although leather-jacket numbers in some parts of the country are not as high as 1999 – which saw some of the worst infestations for many years – turf in all situations is still very much at risk, warns industry expert


Wednesday, November 15th, 2000

PGA Professional is prize golf course architect

PGA professional Philip Sparks beat off stiff competition to win the first Toro Student Golf Course Architect Award. The annual competition is open to students studying for a two-year post-graduate diploma course in golf course architecture at Merrist Wood College


Tuesday, November 14th, 2000

Industry support for the Golf Foundation

Five members of the European Golf Industry Association are supporting the work of the Golf Foundation by providing the junior golf charity with golf balls free of charge

UK turf grower launches multilingual web site

Sovereign Turf’s new web site includes web pages in English, French, German and Spanish


Monday, November 13th, 2000

First Palmer/Nicklaus collaboration opens this week

Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay will attend the grand opening ceremonies for The King and The Bear in Florida on Wednesday, 15th November 2000. The King and The Bear is the first collaborative design by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus


Friday, November 10th, 2000

Golfexpo attendance figures confirmed

The organisers confirm that the attendance on the Trade Days of Golfexpo at Birmingham’s NEC was 4,815 and that over the weekend the show was attended by just over 10,000 members of the public. All exhibitors have been invited to review and plan for next year when Golfexpo will be partnered with the Ryder Cup

‘Enormous interest’ in golf memorabilia at Golfexpo 2000

Two bottles of paint netted nearly £2,000, when they were sold at auction at the NEC, Birmingham, on Sunday, 5th November. Top price of £6,800 went to a magnificent Harry Rountree watercolour of an elevated tee, golfers and seascape background


Thursday, November 9th, 2000

Clubhaus acquires fourth club in Essex

Clubhaus PLC has acquired The Essex Golf and Country Club, near Coggeshall, from the Messenger Group at a cost of approximately £5.5 million. It is understood that the purchase price is made up by a cash payment of £1.65 million, assumed debts of £3.1 million and a deferred amount of £750,000 in Clubhaus shares


Wednesday, November 8th, 2000

Nike Golf offers pre-launch preview of new ball

Nike Golf is planning to bring the Nike Tour Accuracy TW (the Tiger Woods version) to market in Spring 2001. As a pre-launch preview, visitors to the Nike Golf web site between now and 20th November can register to win one of 100 exclusive sleeves of the Nike Tour Accuracy made to the exact specifications of the world’s No 1 ranked golfer


Tuesday, November 7th, 2000

BAE Systems to sponsor National Golf Week in 2001

Details of a campaign to encourage thousands of beginners and newcomers to take up golf have been announced by the Professional Golfers’ Association. BAE Systems National Golf Week will take place from 7th to 15th April 2001


Monday, November 6th, 2000

Cable & Wireless and Golfserve join forces with PGA

Cable & Wireless, the global telecommunications group, and Golfserve have announced a deal with the Professional Golfers’ Association to provide virtual ISP services, managed hosting facilities and an e-commerce platform for the PGA. The deal is estimated to be worth close to £1 million per annum and may be extended to 28 other European countries where the PGA has a presence


Friday, November 3rd, 2000

Clubhaus and Yamaha sign exclusive deal

Yamaha Motor (UK) Ltd has signed an exclusive contract to supply the Clubhaus Group with over 200 new Yamaha Ultima golf cars for the next three years. Deliveries will start in March 2001. The deal is expected to be the start of a period of close co-operation between the two companies


Thursday, November 2nd, 2000

Launch of new course construction company

Barrelfield Golf has launched a new golf course construction company. The first course has now been completed. It is the new Queenwood Golf Club at Ottershaw in Surrey designed by David Kidd as a Surrey heathland course ‘the likes of which has not been built for 90 years or more’


Wednesday, November 1st, 2000

Golfexpo features a valuation and golfing auction

Rare and collectible antique golfing items will be under the hammer at Golfexpo 2000 show this week (2 – 5 November) at the NEC, Birmingham. Expert valuers will be available to discuss golf antiques and memorabilia throughout Golfexpo 2000 which is open to golf professionals, club officials and trade buyers only on November 2 and 3 and to the public on November 4 and 5. The Golf Memorabilia Auction gets underway on November 5 at 12.30pm


Tuesday, October 31st, 2000

Ernie Els joins EighteenGlobal

South Africa’s Ernie Els, the number two ranked golfer in the world, and EighteenGlobal, the international golf company dedicated to growing the game of golf by sharing e-commerce profits with club professionals and courses, have announced an investment and 10-year exclusive partnership


Monday, October 30th, 2000

New General Manager at St Andrews Bay

Stephen Carter has been appointed General Manager of St Andrews Bay, the new £50 million golf resort, hotel, spa and conference centre, being built in Fife, Scotland. St Andrews Bay, which will open at the beginning of June 2001, is one of the biggest and most ambitious leisure and tourism projects currently being undertaken in Scotland. The 520 acre development includes a 209 bedroom hotel and two championship golf courses


Friday, October 27th, 2000

Offers invited for Test Valley Golf Club

Offers in the region of £1.4m are invited for the freehold property of Test Valley Golf Club near Basingstoke, which is being offered for sale by Strutt & Parker incorporating William Hillary Leisure and Hotels


Thursday, October 26th, 2000

Callaway reports third quarter figures

Callaway Golf reports double-digit increases in sales, net income and earnings per share. ‘Net sales of clubs, accessories and balls totalling $705 million for the first nine months of 2000 is a new record for Callaway Golf,’ reported Ely Callaway, Founder, Chairman and CEO