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News Archive for 2001


Monday, December 31st, 2001

Centenary oaks for PGA

The PGA has marked the conclusion of its Centenary Year and celebrated its international links by planting a series of oak trees at The DeVere Belfry


Friday, December 21st, 2001

New CEO for LGU

Andy Salmon, Director of Golf at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, has been appointed Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Ladies’ Golf Union


Thursday, December 20th, 2001

Callaway support for Canadian golf

Callaway Golf Company has pledged CAN $300,000 to aid the Canadian Golf Foundation establish a player development fund


Wednesday, December 19th, 2001

Staff changes at EGU

New links with Golf England Ltd and Sport England have given rise to a review of the English Golf Union’s staffing needs at Woodhall Spa. A summary of staff appointments appears at the end of this report


Tuesday, December 18th, 2001

Toro’s tartan triumph

Toro has set a new record for turf product sales in Scotland


Monday, December 17th, 2001

Scotland’s golf audit

sportscotland have commissioned Edinburgh based golf consultants MW Associates to carry out a detailed assessment of the condition of Scotland’s golf courses


Friday, December 14th, 2001

England look for world class

Eight of England’s finest golfers have been selected to form the centrepiece of a ‘World Class Performance Programme’ set up following an agreement between the EGU and Sport England, who will fund the scheme from the National Lottery


Thursday, December 13th, 2001

Textron wins new Iseki franchise

Textron has been appointed Iseki distributor for Middle East and South Africa


Wednesday, December 12th, 2001

The Old Course – ‘backwards’

History will be recreated for one day on the 600-year-old Old Course at St Andrews Links next year when it will open for play – backwards, as it was traditionally played over 100 years ago

Ryder Cup drives Welsh golf development

A total of £640,000 is being invested in the game’s development in the next twelve months


Tuesday, December 11th, 2001

Golf England announcement

Officials from more than 1,000 clubs have now attended presentations on the range of benefits for clubs, club professionals and golfers, whether they are club members or not. Clubs will be able to sign up for the scheme in January

Increased funding for R&A students

The R&A is increasing funding for its Golf Bursary Scheme by offering awards of up to £5,000 for players of international status


Monday, December 10th, 2001

Gleneagles Conference success

Over 135 delegates attended the inaugural Gleneagles Turf Care Conference, sponsored by Textron Golf, Turf & Specialty Products, which Jimmy Kidd, golf courses and estates director at the world-renowned resort complex declared “a resounding success”


Friday, December 7th, 2001

Top greenkeeping college renews Toro deal

In a deal valued at £350,000 Elmwood College has renewed its five-year exclusive partnership agreement with Toro for golf course maintenance equipment


Thursday, December 6th, 2001

Nike Golf Europe launches own web site

The past year has seen substantial growth for Nike Golf Europe in golf ball market share and significant sales increases in gloves, equipment, footwear and apparel


Wednesday, December 5th, 2001

Huxley green for PGA’s new golf science lab

An indoor putting green has been installed within the new golf science laboratory at the PGA National Training Academy


Tuesday, December 4th, 2001

Old Course to open earlier next Summer

During May, June, July and August 2002, the Old Course at St Andrews will open at 6.30am, half an hour earlier than usual. This will make over 250 extra tee times available. The decision has been made in the hope that it will help offset the anticipated loss of business next season following the events of 11th September. The Old Course will continue to be closed to play on Sundays


Monday, December 3rd, 2001

Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay 30th anniversary

The relationship between Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay began in December 1971 and has now spanned 30 years

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Friday, November 30th, 2001

Midlands club triumphs in Rules Quiz

Stone Golf Club, a small 9 hole club in the Midlands with only 375 members, repeated their 1999 success when they beat Ashburnham to win the Great Britain & Ireland Rules of Golf Quiz, supported by the R&A and sponsored by Royal & SunAlliance


Thursday, November 29th, 2001

Sky TV boost for Scottish golf

Scotland’s golf tourism business, worth £100 million per annum to the Scottish economy, will benefit from extensive exposure this week as broadcast sponsor of South Africa’s Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge


Wednesday, November 28th, 2001

Difficult September for US golf business

The number of rounds of golf played in the month in the US declined by 1.5% and stands lower by 2.3% for the first nine months of the year as compared to 2000. Eight out of the nine months, according to Golf Datatech, have registered declines


Tuesday, November 27th, 2001

Canadian Superintendents win environment award

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association has earned the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship for its Environmental Management Resource Manual


Monday, November 26th, 2001

Record year for The Golfers Club

The Golfers Club is celebrating a record year in which turnover has risen from £600,000 to over £1million. Membership, at 34,000 amateur golfers, is up by 20%


Friday, November 23rd, 2001

Cabrera sets new record

Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, who uses one of PING’s new TiSI Tec drivers, has become the first European Tour member to end a season with a driving distance average of over 300 yards