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News Archive for 2006


Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Top Three Stories of 2006

The most read stories published on GBN in 2006 were the following .....read the full story »


Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Crown Golf acquires The Bristol Golf Club

The largest owner-operator of golf courses in Europe today announced that it has acquired The Bristol Golf Club for an undisclosed sum .....read the full story »

Leading machinery suppliers sign up for SALTEX

Over 80 per cent of stand space is already booked for next year’s event on 4-6 September 2007 at Windsor Racecourse .....read the full story »


Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Golf course performance research update

The Turf Thumper is a means of objectively assessing the firmness of turf, one of the most important performance characteristics of a green or fairway.‘


Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Golfing heavyweights finalised for GolfEx Dubai 2007

Representatives from across the whole of the golf business and all the major Tours are confirmed as speakers for the Conference on 28-29 January, which runs alongside an exhibition to help suppliers of all types of golfing products and services to break into a market estimated to be worth around $1,500,000,000 .....read the full story »

Established Lincolnshire course for sale

Savills Oxford office is handling the sale of Laceby Manor Golf Club with a guide price of £775,000 .....read the full story »

Darren Clarke to Sign for Stuburt

The Ryder Cup star is to wear Stuburt on Tour in 2007 and will help to develop a Darren Clarke range of Stuburt golf shoes


Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

R&A announces grants in excess of £1 million

The funds come from the annual surplus from The Open Championship .....read the full story »

Not so Happy New Year in Golf Equipment Market

Plimsoll’s senior analyst says that the prospects for any growth in the market next year are slim and at least a third of companies in the sector will lose money .....read the full story »

Top NGCOA award for European owner

Marcel Welling, CEO of BurgGolf, which owns 30 courses in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Spain, receives the Don Rossi Award based on his support of the NGCOA and his key role in strengthening the European Golf Course Owners Association .....read the full story »


Monday, December 18th, 2006

‘Bureaucracy cost Oxfordshire Solheim Cup’

Lack of UK Government support has been blamed for The Oxfordshire losing its chance to stage The Solheim Cup in 2011 .....read the full story »

Marriott in tune with the environment

Marriott Golf UK is introducing a revolutionary new waste water treatment and recycling system throughout all of its golf courses in the United Kingdom .....read the full story »

Fashion in the spotlight at Orlando

More than 200 top names in golf apparel and sportswear will be exhibiting at the 2007 PGA Merchandise Show, 25-27 January .....read the full story »


Friday, December 15th, 2006

Solheim Cup venue still under construction

The 2011 Solheim Cup has been awarded to Killeen Castle, Ireland, a Jack Nicklaus designed course due to open in 2008 and hotel in 2009. Irish support for The Ryder Cup in September was one key factor behind the decision. A new event, The Irish Ladies Open, will commence in 2008 at a venue yet to be agreed .....read the full story »

Golf at the Heart of Sport in England

Sport England’s Active People survey has confirmed that golf is the second most popular ball sport in England with 3.6% of the adult population playing golf at least once a month .....read the full story »

Business tees up with Ryder Cup Wales

Admiral, Coca Cola, Eversheds, MSS Group and Grant Thornton have all snapped up Ryder Cup Wales Corporate Club packages .....read the full story »

R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking goes live

The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking will go live on the internet in January 2007 following an 18 month trial during which it has been welcomed by governing bodies and tournament organisers throughout the world .....read the full story »


Thursday, December 14th, 2006

GolfEx comes to London

The inaugural two-day golf industry conference – GolfEx London – will run concurrently with the first two days of the London Golf Show, at ExCeL, on 26 and 27 April 2007 .....read the full story »

Crown Golf ‘Commits to Juniors’

Crown Golf, Europe’s largest golf course owner/operator, is asking all 20,000 of its members to support the Golf Foundation’s ‘Commit to junior golf’ campaign .....read the full story »

IGTM drives 36% increase in new buyers

The International Golf Travel Market has announced the largest number of buyers in its nine year history, with 333 coming from 39 countries .....read the full story »

TGI Golf MD to retire

Eddie Reid named as successor to Ian Johnston who will become group chairman .....read the full story »

€2 billion investment by Irish developer in Cape Verde

PGA Golf Management attends Cape Verde Development unveiling of 10 year master plan for Calheta Bay .....read the full story »

SGM Group in administration

Deloitte corporate recovery specialists have been appointed as Joint Administrators of SGM Group Limited, Scottish Grass Machinery Limited, SGM Finance Limited and Select Contract Maintenance Limited .....read the full story »


Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

New from the R&A

The R&A Golf Course Committee launch an on-line turfgrass climate map and a DVD which highlights the sustainable nature of The Open course at Hoylake .....read the full story »

Estepona Golf – driving for success

The Costa del Sol attracts nearly 1.6 million people each year to play golf on no less than 60 courses. In the heart of the growth area on the western Costa del Sol sits Estepona Golf, currently undergoing a programme of renovations and improvements costing in excess of €10 million .....read the full story »