Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

News Archive for 2015


Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

(from left) Andy Brown, The Toro Company; Keith Pelley, European Tour; Darren Redetzke and Greg Janey, The Toro Company

Toro Extends Agreement with European Tour Through 2018

Furthers long-standing relationship with European Tour, Senior Tour and Challenge Tour across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia

England Golf County activity creates more players (© Leaderboard Photography)

England County Activity Creates More Players and More Members

Over 92,000 people have tried golf and almost 7500 have joined clubs as a result of England Golf’s county activity in the six months to September 2015

Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club & Hotel

Welsh Coastal Hotel and Golf Course Hits The Market

Carter Jonas has been appointed to sell Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club & Hotel, in Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, which has planning consent for further development. The asking price is £950,000

Brian Goudie (left), General Manager at Hydroturf and Colin Baxter, Managing Director at Hydroturf, receiving the Best New Golfing Product of the Year, at the 2015 Middle East Golf Awards

Club Car’s Visage system claims coveted prize at Middle East Golf Awards

The third edition of Sport360’s MEGA awards had 16 different categories and Visage, which is incorporated as standard on Club Car’s Precedent i3 vehicle, claimed the coveted title, Best New Golfing Product of the Year

Students at Dornoch

New Partnership Will Boost Golf Education In Scotland

The PGA and the University of the Highlands and Islands have unveiled a new partnership aimed at enhancing educational opportunities in Scotland for those eager to pursue a career in golf

Molle Golf Club,

Jacobsen Eclipse 322 performs at Molle Golf Club in Swedish nature reserve

Being situated in the middle of a nature reserve gives added pressure to the way the course is managed, which was part of the reasoning behind the purchase of the Jacobsen Eclipse 322 diesel-electric hybrid green mower

LET Alumni Association

New LET Alumni Association to Benefit Former and Current Members

The initial aim of the Association will be to enable former Ladies European Tour members to network with each other

Steve Elford (left) and Fraser Dunsmore

Fraser Dunsmore Joins Lynx Golf

With an impressive CV spanning almost 30 years in the industry, Fraser Dunsmore will have responsibility for developing Lynx’s European network of sales outlets

IGWA Past winners

2015 IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf

Shane Lowry, Leona Maguire, Paul Dunne and Claire Dowling scoop 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ awards

John Deere 1500 Series Terrain Cut mowers

John Deere rotary wins ‘Mower of the Year’ award

John Deere’s 1500 Series TerrainCut front rotary mower has won the Horticulture Week What Kit? Ride-On Mower of the Year Award 2015

Old Thorns

Old Thorns Is Latest Four-Star Venue To Join 59club

The four-star Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Estate, in Hampshire has engaged the services of 59club, Europe’s leading customer service benchmarking and training provider

Silvia Valli

Dellanzo – Valli Create New Partnership in Italy

Pair of multi-lingual Aces to transform Italian Golf and create Pan European PR/Events Agency


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Nick Pink

Nick Pink appointed new Chief Executive of England Golf

Nick Pink, who has held senior roles with leading sports organisations, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of England Golf and will take up his post on Monday 14th March 2016

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Leading Brands sign up for The Golf Show by American Golf

The show takes place at Event City in Manchester over the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February. By signing on at American Golf’s website entry will be free of charge

Norwood Park Golf Centre goes 'large'

Taking the big approach to growing the game

A Nottinghamshire club is hailing the success of its decision to go large in the drive to encourage more people to give golf a go

JackSteven

Steven Honoured With Prestigious John Panton Award

Jack Steven bought his first set of golf clubs from John Panton, learned life lessons from the great man and has now picked up a prestigious prize named after one of Scottish golf’s legendary figures .....read the full story »

Kyi Hla Han

Board Shake-Up at Asian Tour

The Board shake-up comes amid continuing debate about a proposed merger with the European Tour. There are four new Non-Player Board Members and Kyi Hla Han will act as ‘interim Tour Commissioner’


Monday, December 21st, 2015

Nairn Golf Club

Highland Golf Visitor Drive Pays Off for Leading Courses and Hotels

This year has seen a record number of golfing visitors taking advantage of Play and Stay packages offered by the partnership group Highland Golf Links to boost business during the ‘shoulder’ months of April, October and November

Paul Lawrie receives his PGA Recognition Award from PGA captain Nicky Lumb (Tom Dulat, Getty Images)

Lawrie Receives PGA Recognition Award

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie OBE is the 2015 recipient of the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to golf

Daniel Gavins

Daniel Gavins joins ISM

ISM guides the careers of leading figures in the world of sport, including Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, former world number one Lee Westwood and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen

Juniors learning to enjoy golf at Sandiway Golf Club in Cheshire

Centenary club seeks to inspire 100 girls 

The ambitious campaign will first see Cheshire’s Sandiway Golf Club take the sport out into local schools and junior girls’ social groups

Golf Costa Adeje

World of Leading Golf Spreads Wings to The Canaries

Golf Costa Adeje, in southern Tenerife, dates from 1998 and has previously hosted the Tenerife Ladies Open on three occasions. It is the first club in the Canary Islands to be accepted into WLG


Friday, December 18th, 2015

Sandy Jones

Donald Trump controversy ‘bad for golf’ says PGA Chief

PGA Chief Executive Sandy Jones was interviewed by BBC Scotland on Wednesday morning and is reported as saying the ongoing controversy generated by Donald Trump is “not a positive thing for golf”

Dr Kyle Phillpots (photo courtesy of The PGA).

New Role for PGA’s Kyle Phillpots

Dr Kyle Phillpots will have a new role when he takes up a position as PGA Executive Director – Education, Global Development in January

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Bridgestone Golf to End Trading In UK & Ireland

Bridgestone Golf has announced the closure of its sales operations in the UK & Ireland from March next year, resulting in the cancellation of orders placed for delivery in 2016