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News Archive for 2004


Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Volvo in drive to raise environmental awareness

Volvo Car UK, supported by The Wildlife Trusts, is running a nation-wide initiative to educate golfers on how they can make their game more environmentally friendly. The campaign, called ‘Drive the Green‘, is working with ambassador golf clubs to raise awareness and interest amongst their members of the link between golf and the environment

5,000 new golfers introduced by EGU & ELGA

This year almost 200 affiliated golf clubs held free taster sessions for beginners of any age, gender or background and a mobile golf unit visited 7 city centre locations. Participating golf clubs have subsequently reported more lesson sales, increased green fee income and wider promotion within the local community. A significant number have already been successful in filling membership vacancies


Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

TGI Golf expands into Europe

TGI Golf which already boasts more than 350 members in the UK and Ireland, has been joined by nine leading Dutch retailers with a combined turnover of €10m. Golf in The Netherlands is growing swiftly with the number of registered players increasing by 12% each year

Club Car’s Precedent wins INNOVA award

Club Car’s Precedent golf car has been recognized by Industrial Utility Vehicle and Mobile Equipment magazine (IUV) with the publication’s INNOVA award


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

EIGCA anniversary conference at ‘Home of Golf‘

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the coming together of the former British, French and European Societies by holding its annual meeting and conference in St Andrews between 13th and 17th April 2005. The event is open to all interested in golf course architecture

Municipal courses hold key to more golfing beginners

A two-day Municipal Golf Seminar held at EGU headquarters agreed that council-owned courses offer an excellent opportunity by which youngsters and adults could be introduced into golf. Municipal courses offer accessibility to beginners at a modest cost, can be less restrictive than private and corporate clubs, and generally have vacancies for membership


Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Headfort is AIB Golf Club of the Year

The Co Meath club became the first Leinster club to win the AIB All Ireland Golf Club of the Year title when taking the award for 2004. There were two All Ireland Category awards for Elm Park

Council’s £multi million golf investment

Castlereagh Borough Council has invested in excess of £3million at Gilnahirk Golf Club on the outskirts of Belfast, aiming to develop the best municipal course in Ulster


Friday, November 19th, 2004

Powakaddy to extend fleet rentals in 2005

PowaKaddy is to extend is ‘Classic Legend‘ rental scheme after promising launch in 2004 with the intention of more than doubling the number of fleets to around 100 nationwide

Première Golf business events

Première Golf’s two conferences, to be staged in Marbella next February, are shaping up to be two of the finest business to business events ever staged for the European golf market


Thursday, November 18th, 2004

New rac TP Forged Irons from TaylorMade

TaylorMade say that the introduction of the new rac TP Forged iron is a clear and genuine expression of TaylorMade’s commitment to providing tour pros and skilled players with an iron that combines beauty, playability and workability. The letters TP stand for “Tour Preferred”


Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

adidas open flagship store on Oxford Street

Earlier today London’s first adidas Sports Performance Store was opened by some of sport’s biggest stars

Buggy ban baffles Clubs

The National Golf Clubs‘ Advisory Association has had a surge of queries from clubs concerned about the legality of buggy and trolley bans


Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Explanar launch home training system

Following the success of the Explanar Pro Golf Training System, endorsed by Butch Harmon, the company has launched a home training and fitness system

Norman joins MacGregor staff

Greg Norman has joined the MacGregor Golf Tour Staff with immediate effect and will play a full complement of MacGregor clubs, including the soon-to-be-released V-FOIL M675 forged ‘muscleback‘ irons, V-FOIL TOUR wedges, MACTEC NVG 3-wood and driver


Monday, November 15th, 2004

LET scoops marketing awards

The Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour has received four prestigious industry awards for their exceptional marketing and media campaign at The 2003 Solheim Cup. This is the first time that the awards have been presented to an event solely run by the Ladies European Tour


Friday, November 12th, 2004

PING adds new Craz-E Putters

The Craz-E Putter has acquired 8 percent of the market since its launch in February. Now four new models have been released


Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Nike Golf unleashes the Super Series 2

Nike Golf has introduced the new Power Distance Super Series 2, its latest golf ball offering for golfers of all abilities, with a suggested retail price of £16/€25.00

RAM Golf enters junior golf market

RAM Golf has launched two exciting new Wizard Kidz Packs priced at just £29.99 and designed to ensure that children’s initial experiences of the game are both positive and rewarding


Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

SDGA opens fifth campus

The Academy’s Associate of Applied/Occupational Business Degree Program is a 16-month program and is comprised of a combined curriculum of golf instruction and business management. With over 4,750 graduates, SDGA has alumni working in all aspects of the golf industry, including teaching professionals, general managers, manufacturer’s reps, superintendents and head golf pros

Hutin leaves Callaway

Patrice Hutin has resigned from his position as president and chief operating officer to spend more time with his family. William C. Baker chairman and CEO will assume those duties effective immediately. Ronald Beard, lead independent director on the Callaway Golf board, has gone on record to say that no further executive changes are anticipated


Monday, November 8th, 2004

PGA National for Ireland

The new Palmerstown House Golf Course in Co Kildare is to be renamed ‘The PGA National at Palmerstown House‘ and will become the home of the PGA in Ireland. The first PGA Golf Academy in Ireland will be set up at the new course and will open in 2005

PING success in 2004

PING is celebrating one of its most successful seasons on the European Tour, with four of its Staff Players finishing in the top-12 on the Tour’s official Order of Merit, and sales of its drivers, fairway woods, irons and putters all up year on year both in Britain and many of its other key European markets


Friday, November 5th, 2004

EGU research helps county development

The county breakdowns provide comparisons to regional and national trends, with results highlighting membership vacancies, waiting lists, membership fees, joining procedures and valuable junior development matters including coaching, structures and competitions

TGI golf show does the business

More than 800 industry professionals gathered in Harrogate for the TGI Golf Show this week with 60 leading golf equipment companies represented, including Titleist, FootJoy, Cobra, TaylorMade-adidas, Ping and Mizuno