Saturday, 29th April, 2017

News Archive for 2016


Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

GCMA and Sports Publications agree publishing deal

The official journal of the Golf Club Managers’ Association will be published by their new media partner Sports Publications from April onwards

TGI Yearbook Published

The TGI 2016 Year Book has just been published and is now freely available to readers of GBN

Old Course Hotel refurbishment starts 2nd January

Refurbishment will see the Five Red Star Resort at St Andrews undertake a total bedroom upgrade and spa extension complete with a new lap pool and extensive gym before re-opening in April

Golfbox Adds Ireland and The Netherlands

Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union and Netherlands Golf Federation have independently signed a new agreement with GolfBox to start using the tournament software solution for the 2017 season

Club Management Education course makes its return to Dublin

The Confederation of Golf in Ireland, the Irish Golf and Club Managers Association and the Club Managers Association of Europe are delighted to announce the return of the CMAE’s Management Development Programme Part 1 course early next year

New PING Mixed Event for Scottish Club Golfers Offers Gleneagles Finale

The PING Scottish Mixed Championship is to be a unique new addition to the domestic handicap amateur calendar in 2017, as Scottish Golf brings male and female golfers together in a fun-filled format for all ages and abilities

Global Turf Equipment Adds 10 New Territory Managers

Global Turf Equipment – the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment – has partnered with Redexim Turf Products to expand sales operations in the United States

Changing the golf landscape in Asia

The chairman of the company managing FLC Quy Nhon Golf Links has predicted its parent company’s projects along Vietnam’s coast will “change the landscape” of golf resorts and golf tourism in Asia


Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

The Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A Complete Merger

The merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalised and will come into effect from 1 January 2017

‘Get into golf’ wins support of multi-course operators

The country’s leading multi-course operators are backing England Golf’s Get into golf campaign to inspire even more people to take up the game

Castle Stuart Staff Leave It Late To Make The Cut

Green keepers at the internationally renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links are testing both their long and short game skills due to unpredictable weather

G4L Benefits from Club Leadership Summit

Not-for-profit organisation Golfing4Life (G4L) was the recipient of more than £20,000 at the recent Club Leadership Summit, held this year in the iconic Long Room at Lord’s .....read the full story »

The Predictions Came True: 2016 Was the Year of Zoysia

Confirmed as two major golf publications honour the Olympic Golf Course and Bluejack National, both grassed with Zoysia, as the Best Courses of the Year

59club’s Roadshow hailed a success by all attendees…

Content focused on the art of doing CLUB WELL, and included proven tactics that were guaranteed to assist clubs to convert more member sales, generate more referrals, retain more members, enhance the service experience, maximise additional revenue and retain customer loyalty

Garsen Grips Give Diamond Golf The Edge

Garsen is delighted to announce that their full range of grips are to be distributed through Europe’s premier golf components supplier, Diamond Golf International


Monday, December 19th, 2016

David Withers to leave Jacobsen

David Withers, President & CEO of Jacobsen, is leaving the Company on 1st January 2017. Here he shares a few thoughts with GBN readers .....read the full story »

QGolf Academy Brings Success to Golfers of All Ages and Levels

The QGolf Academies are in operation at seven QHotel golf resorts across the UK and were introduced with the intention of helping to drive further participation in golf, introducing the game to young people and encouraging exercise for everybody

David Drysdale returns to Huxley Golf to Sharpen His Short Game

The latest Huxley addition to be installed at European Tour Pro David Drysdale’s home in Scotland is a 675 sq. ft. (63 sq. m.) short game practice area with fringe surround

Ground has been broken on Henrik Stenson’s first golf course

Last week saw the start of construction at Österåkers Golf Club outside Stockholm, Sweden

Poulter Receives PGA Recognition Award

Ian Poulter who began his career as a young PGA assistant pro back in the 1990s, received the award at the annual PGA lunch at Grosvenor House in London on Friday

Early Success for PlayMoreGolf’s flexible membership

Since launching in February PlayMoreGolf, the UK’s premier flexible membership network, has attracted more than 1,000 members to its network of 30 venues across the UK

Your Golf Travel & TaylorMade “Balls for All” promotion

Your Golf Travel have teamed up with TaylorMade Golf to offer the brand new TaylorMade TP5 golf balls FREE to golfers who book golf holidays throughout January and February 2017 and expect to give away upwards of 140,000 golf balls at a retail value in excess of £500,000


Friday, December 16th, 2016

FEGGA unites European greenkeepers in strategic vision for sustainability

Under the inspirational leadership of FEGGA (The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations), greenkeepers all over Europe have come together in a pledge for responsible and sustainable golf course management

Foremost Partnership with fibodo

Foremost, the UK’s Largest Golf Retail Group, have announced the launch of a partnership with fibodo the leading online diary tool for golf Pro’s

Jacobsen Future Turf Managers Initiative 2017 Delegates Announced

Jacobsen and BIGGA have announced who the successful applicants are for 2017’s Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI). The popular educational and networking initiative is now in its fifth year and will once again take place at Jacobsen’s European manufacturing facility in Ipswich