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News Archive for 2008


Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Course changes ‘in the pipeline’

Engineers laying a £125m water pipeline linking Liverpool and Bury have chosen a route that takes in five golf courses .....read the full story »

Martin’s Golf Pass celebrates Tenth Anniversary

This year has seen the celebrations for an inspired piece of golf marketing that has brought over 30,000 golfers to 11 golf clubs located in Brabant Wallon – the ‘garden of Brussels’ .....read the full story »

South Africa Summit to discuss golf real estate

Success factors in golf real estate will be under discussion during the fourth annual South African Golf Summit at Fancourt in George from 29 March to 1 April 2009 .....read the full story »

The ‘best golf holiday brochure in the world’!

The 252-page, hard-backed publication from GolfPlanet Holidays and French Golf Holidays weighs 1.5kg .....read the full story »

State of the art warehouse for GNC

Greg Norman Collection warehouse gears up for ‘fastest order processing and fastest cresting in golf‘ .....read the full story »


Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Nike Golf introducing two new drivers

Nike Golf offers its ‘longest, straightest-hitting‘ driver with the launch of the SQ DYMO STR8-FIT family of drivers .....read the full story »

Celtic Manor finds green solution for Ryder Cup practice ground

Sustainability boost as power station ash used to raise level of land for new practice ground .....read the full story »

Exclusive deals at De Vere this winter

Eleven of De Vere’s finest courses are covered within the promotion including The Carrick course on the banks of Loch Lomond and the Jack Nicklaus signature course at Carden Park .....read the full story »


Monday, December 29th, 2008

‘Awesome Foursome’ named ‘Master Professionals’

Bob Torrance, Ian Rae, Colin Clingan and Mickey Walker were confirmed with the honour this month and join a select band of professionals to have attained the top honour. More than a dozen professionals received awards as part of the PGA’s Accreditation of Prior Achievement and Learning programme .....read the full story »

European Senior Tour to visit Benahavis in 2009

The Benahavis Senior Masters will take place at La Quinta Golf and Country Club in Spain from 2-4 October 2009 .....read the full story »

The ‘England Experience’…a golfer’s dream

The English Golf Union is offering a unique opportunity for golfers to experience the coaching programme offered to England’s top amateur players. .....read the full story »


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Promoting Canary Islands golf

During 2008 the Canary Islands Tourist Board ran a successful promotion to draw attention to its stunning golf courses and ideal climate for golf. Year round average temperature in Canary Islands is 23C .....read the full story »

BIGGA social night: ‘where networking and fun combine’

Harrogate Week’s new event for 2009, on the evening of Tuesday, 20th January will have ‘something for everyone’ .....read the full story »

Brickendon renovation will raise Club’s profile

The thorough renovation of Brickendon Grange Golf Club by Swan Golf Designs has been phased over a seven year period to ensure minimum disruption to players .....read the full story »


Monday, December 22nd, 2008

A boost for north-east England’s golf

De Vere Slaley Hall is launching an initiative to increase the quantity and quality of the golfers in the region by helping both the elite golfers and by encouraging more young people to take the game up .....read the full story »

Kidd is ‘the best’

‘GOLF Magazine’ has named David McLay Kidd as ‘Architect of the Year’ .....read the full story »

Luxury golf resort for Tuscany

One of the world’s premier Caribbean real estate experts has announced their first golf project in Italy. Work has already started to create Manzano Golf Resort .....read the full story »


Friday, December 19th, 2008

Nicklaus and Sorenstam join golf’s Olympic bid

Two of the game’s all-time greatest players, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, will serve as Global Ambassadors in support of the bid to reinstate golf as an Olympic sport .....read the full story »

Golf villas now available at Troiaresort

Plots adjacent to the recently re-opened golf course are priced from €750,000 to €1,400,000. Located on the picturesque Trà¬≥ia peninsula, just half an hour’s drive from Lisbon, this gem of a course is ranked amongst the top courses in Europe .....read the full story »


Thursday, December 18th, 2008

New golf IT-solution sees Scotland and Wales join forces

GolfBox A/S has just signed a 5-year agreement for the creation and operation of a new central member database for all golfers in Scotland and Wales .....read the full story »

Luttrellstown course to close at end of 2009

‘The Irish Times‘ reports that Luttrellstown Castle Resort will close next year after the members have been given ‘12 months notice‘ .....read the full story »

Crail Golfing Society offers overseas memberships for life

The 220 year old Scottish golf club offers golf for life for a single subscription of less than US$4,000 .....read the full story »

PGA Golf de Catalunya is ‘most photogenic’

The golf course, designed by Neil Coles and Angel Gallardo in association with David Williams Golf Design, has been described as ‘the most photogenic course in the world’ by the production team who have filmed European Tour events throughout the world for the last 15 years .....read the full story »

European Open returns to The London Golf Club

The European Open will be held at The London Golf Club, for the second consecutive year, from 28-31 May 2009 .....read the full story »

Schmidt-Curley Design heralded by ‘Asian Golf Monthly‘

Schmidt-Curley Design projects in China and Thailand were recently recognized in Asian Golf Monthly’s annual rankings of golf courses and designers on the world’s most populous continent .....read the full story »