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News Archive for December, 2012


Friday, December 28th, 2012

R&A Affordable Golf cover

Advice on Affordable Golf Development

“Affordable Golf Facility Development: Growing the Game” is a new publication from the R&A

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Ladies European Tour unveils 2013 global schedule

The Ladies European Tour 2013 schedule features a minimum of 23 tournaments around the world, with more to be confirmed .....read the full story »

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Indonesian Open for Asian Tour in 2013 after Landmark Agreement

The Indonesian Golf Association (PGI), Asian Tour and IMG have signed a landmark three-year agreement to stage the Indonesian Open from 2013 onwards

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JW Marriott Luxury Brand Opens Golf & Beach Resort in Panama

Marriott Hotels & Resorts has opened the 118-room JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort, marking the brand’s first resort and first hotel in the country

Anthony Middleton, the Wales PGA Professional of the Year

Donaldson at the double for Welsh golf awards

Other winners at the Future Financials 2012 Welsh Golf Awards included Welshpool, named Welsh Golf Club of the Year, and Anthony Middleton of Rhyl who was named the Wales PGA Professional of the Year .....read the full story »

Country Life Darwin Calendar

Latest Memorabilia Sale from Old Sports Auctions

Among the nearly 300 lots is a very rare Bernard Darwin 1954 Country Life “Golfers Calendar”


Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Darren Clarke receiving the PGA Recognition Award from PGA Captain Eddie Bullock (courtesy of Tom Dulate, Getty Images)

PGA Recognition Award For Clarke

Five-time Ryder Cup player and 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke received the PGA Recognition Award at The Professional Golfers’ Association annual fundraising lunch .....read the full story »

Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

Top Teachers to Attend World’s Largest Industry Demo Event

2013 PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day features exclusive outdoor testing of new equipment, as Haney, Breed and Malaska conduct new instructional workshops

Some of the new 2012/2013 intake of John Deere Turf and Parts Tech apprentices at Langar during their induction, with John Deere Training Manager Chris Wiltshire (left) and Babcock’s vocational learning manager Glenn Butler (right). The first year intake for these two groups includes the following apprentices and their sponsoring dealers:

Turf Tech: Oliver Amos, BS Mowers; Luke Crane, Farol Hinckley; Laurence Ackary, Godfreys Hailsham; William Sexton, New Forest Farm Machinery; Josh Dixon, The Double A Trading Company; Andrew Donagie, Thomas Sherriff Haddington; Rhys Steele, Tomlinson Groundcare.

Another training record for John Deere & Babcock

John Deere’s award winning Turf Tech, Parts Tech and Ag Tech apprenticeship programme has set another record for the new training season’s intake .....read the full story »

Brooke Lawrence

Brave Brooke’s Epic Walk of Thanks

Brooke Lawrance, the brave 7-year old who suffers from cerebral palsy, walked down the gangway at the Ransomes Jacobsen factory just before Christmas, to say a big thank you to all the staff who had helped raise money for her life changing operations in the USA .....read the full story »


Friday, December 21st, 2012

Marco Natale, Club Car's new EMEIA Leader

Club Car announces new leadership team for EMEIA

Club Car, the Official Golf Car Supplier to The European Tour and The Ryder Cup, has announced its new leadership team for EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa)

Lostwithiel Hotel Golf & Country Club, Cornwall

Three Golf Clubs Sold By GVA

The leisure advisory team of leading independent commercial property expert GVA has completed the sale of three golf courses in recent weeks: Lostwithiel Hotel Golf & Country Club, Cornwall; Old Nene Golf & Country Club, Cambridgeshire; and Eleven Arches Golf Club, County Durham .....read the full story »

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american golf joins forces with Golfbreaks.com

Europe’s largest golf retailer joins forces with Europe’s no.1 golf travel company

The KP Club

Swan Golf Designs at The KP Club, North Yorkshire

The KP Club has set its sights on becomingYorkshire’s premier luxury golf and event destination

Steve Mona

Time For Asia To Act, says WGF’s Steve Mona

Creating a meaningful industry coalition along with youth development programmes are critical to prospects of beefing up interest and participation in golf in Asia .....read the full story »

European Tour Rules Conference delegates at PGA Catalunya Resort

Referees discuss video evidence at European Tour Rules Conference

PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, was the setting for The European Tour’s Rules Conference 2012

Jeff Howes Design Chinese website

Chinese website launch forJeff Howes Golf Design

Jeff Howes Golf Design recently targeted the Asia Golf Show in Shenzhen for the launch of their Chinese Language Website

Tim Lobb and Andrew Goosen onsite in Calabar, Nigeria

TPL’s 2012 – the year in review

Tim Lobb looks back on a successful year for Thomson, Perrett & Lobb

Edwin Roald  Iceland

New Icelandic Midnight Golf Paradise Restores Wildlife Habitats

The course designed by Edwin Roald is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015, which is also expected to see the opening of a new hotel in Siglufjordur‘s marina

Golf Boys

Music for Your Office Party

Listen and watch ‘The Golf Boys’ – Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan perform – ‘Oh,Oh, Oh!’

Annika Sorenstam at The Annika Academy in Reunion, Florida

Annika Sorenstam Presents Keynote Address at 60th PGA Merchandise Show

Sorenstam will open the three-day PGA Forum programming schedule with her unique insights on the future of golf and current growth-of-the-game initiatives

Urban Golf Winter Package

Urban Golf Winter Coaching Packages

Urban Golf Centres in London are revolutionizing the average golfer’s –often non-existent -winter practice routine, with its Winter Coaching and Practice Package

Chiang Mai Highlands Golf and Spa Resort was named the Best Value Course in Asia Pacific (Credit: Richard Castka)

Golf In A Kingdom Helps Thailand to Top Golf Award

Five members of Thailand’s Golf In A Kingdom group scored a cluster of major local and regional awards at the annual Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Brunei last week

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Carlota Ciganda wins the LET’s 2012 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award

The Ladies European Tour is delighted to announce that Carlota Ciganda has won the 2012 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award

Nefyn’s course manager Pat McAteer (foreground) and first assistant Raymond Griffiths on two of the club’s new John Deere mowers now covered by PowerGard.

PowerGard at their service

Nefyn & District Golf Club in North Wales has met the challenge of maintaining a Top 100 rated course and controlling the costs of machinery replacement using John Deere’s new PowerGard maintenance and protection plan for golf course equipment