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News Archive for 2005


Friday, December 30th, 2005

Recycled woodchip brings benefits and savings

An increasing demand for recycled materials reflects the fact that, as well as being cost effective, such materials also offer a number of performance benefits, as shown by these examples


Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Doonbeg facilities all set for Spring opening

As the building programme nears completion the Club has announced that the first phase of 46 luxury suites is now sold out


Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

ProLink completes with Amalgamated Technologies

Steve Fisher will serve as chairman of the board and Lawrence D. Bain will serve as president and chief executive officer of the company whose name will become ProLink Solutions

John Deere appoints new managing director

After 37 years of dedicated service to John Deere, Alec McKee will retire at the end of this month. With effect from 1st January 2006 he will be replaced as managing director of John Deere Limited in the UK and Ireland by Richard Johnson


Friday, December 23rd, 2005

On course for championship golf

Next year Crystal Cruises‘ newly expanded golf theme cruises will have the opportunity to tee off on as many as six world-renowned courses on a single voyage. The luxury line also features a comprehensive onboard golf program in conjunction with TaylorMade


Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Swan to expand Great Hadham

Adding nine holes to this Hertfordshire course is just one of several projects for Swan Golf Designs. The practice is now working in 28 countries including Slovakia, Bosnia and, most recently, Oman


Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Driver conformance – a statement

A joint statement from the British Golf Industry Association and The R&A concerning the 2008 Rule Change for Drivers and Conformance Lists

Myerscough prefers Ransomes Jacobsen

Myerscough College has signed a five-year preferred supplier agreement with Ransomes Jacobsen


Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Alterations at Royal Birkdale

The course is being ‘tightened up’ in preparation for the 2008 Open Championship

New Challenge Tour event in Scotland

Colin Montgomerie and Paul Lawrie have added their considerable support to the establishment of the first European Challenge Tour event to be staged in Scotland for 12 years, a direct result of Scotland’s successful bid to host the 2014 Ryder Cup


Monday, December 19th, 2005

Environmental action plan for Ryder Cup

The European Tour agrees to run a range of environmental activities in the planning and operation at the K Club including attention on transport, waste management and protecting the site

Woods’s agent to speak at Golfex Dubai

IMG’s Mark Steinberg, the man who helps guide the careers of both Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam has joined the impressive portfolio of speakers who will address the Global Golf Summit in Dubai at the end of next month


Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Christmas auction begins

Old Golf Auctions Christmas auction of rare golfing memorabilia started on Saturday


Friday, December 16th, 2005

New book on golf development

The second edition of “Building a Practical Golf Facility” by Dr Mike Hurdzan is now available from ASGCA


Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Huxley acquires Rotanet

Huxley Golf has added the Rotanet Golf Practice Net to its growing product range

Golf Foundation raises £80,000

Any golf club that donated £250 or more to the Foundation was entered into a draw for a Club Car Precedent, which would normally sell for around £4,000. Epsom Golf Club in Surrey was the winner


Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

IAGTO Awards

The official annual awards for the golf tourism industry were presented on the last day of the International Golf Travel Market held this year in Las Palmas. In addition to the awards given to established golf resorts Egypt was the ‘Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year’ and Thailand the ‘Emerging Golf Destination of the Year’

Top management changes at Jacobsen

Steve Chicken has been appointed MD of Textron global technology centre in Bangalore, India with immediate effect. David Withers, managing director of Ransomes Jacobsen, assumes responsibility for the Jacobsen international operation and reports directly to Jacobsen’s newly appointed President, Dan Wilkinson, in Charlotte, North Carolina


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

R&A appoints director for Asia-Pacific

Colin Phillips, executive director of the Australian Golf Union for more than 25 years, is to be the R&A’s first Director for Asia-Pacific

The Warwickshire gets £7m investment

The new clubhouse at the Warwickshire Golf & Country Club includes state of the art health and fitness facilities. The club is one of eleven in the UK owned and operated by The Club Company (UK) Ltd


Monday, December 12th, 2005

Wentworth powers up

The covered bays of the driving range are now fully automated with MK2 Power Tee machines

Major new customer for AccuSport and ProShot

Acushnet has signed on to begin using the Vector Launch System


Friday, December 9th, 2005

New structure for English Golf Union

The previous EGU responsibilities are split between two new and separate companies, The English Golf Union Limited and EGU Property Company Limited

Impressive growth at UK Golf Services

Both Ram and Stuburt continue to flourish. The company’s turnover in the year to October 2005 was up 20% on the previous year with profits exceeding £1m

Foremost & Alliance Conference report

The 8th Supplier Conference at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate was the biggest joint Foremost & Alliance show to date and was rated ‘a huge success’