Monday, 23rd January, 2017

News Archive for 2016


Friday, December 16th, 2016

Reesink Turfcare’s new bumper 16-page 2017 guide is available now

Lantra Joins City & Guilds as Part of Reesink Turfcare Training

Reesink Turfcare is delighted to be working with Lantra, the national awarding organisation, to provide its biggest range of vocational training for land-based disciplines yet

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Vincent to retire from TaylorMade Golf Company

Benoit Vincent, Chief Technical Officer of Research and Development, has decided to retire in late 2017. Succeeding Vincent will be current Vice President of Metalwood Product Development and 22-year veteran of the company, Todd Beach

Alex Lingard (left) of Bourne Amenity and Richard Campey

Koro TopDrain saves time and money for Bourne Amenity

Bourne Amenity has seen a dramatic increase in the speed they can carry out drainage works along with time labour and time savings since purchasing a Koro TopDrain 1500 from Campey Turf Care Systems

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New Executive Chair to lead the British Golf Industry’s Strategy

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) is to appoint its first independent executive Chair. Experienced business adviser and consultant, Philip Morley, joins the BGIA with a remit to lead the Association’s strategic direction .....read the full story »

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More Big developments at The Woll Course this winter

The Woll Golf Course at New Woll Estate in the Scottish Borders has been making a name for itself over the last few years with the grand redevelopment of its already popular 18 hole golf course

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The 4th MDP Golf teed off to perfection

A record twenty one Golf Managers from thirteen different countries recently attended a residential training programme hosted by the Club Managers Association of Europe in St Andrews, the home of golf

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Cross Sportswear Unveils Performance-Driven Spring/Summer ’17 Collection

Stretch fabrics with moisture wicking properties and built-in uv protection offer extreme comfort in all weathers

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Verdura Resort Chosen To Host New European Tour Event – The Rocco Forte Open

The Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily has been selected to stage the new European Tour event on the professional calendar next spring from May 18-21. Verdura Resort has two 18-hole links golf courses designed by Kyle Phillips

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Parliamentary Golf Group disappointed over Beckenham Place Park Golf Course

The Parliamentary Golf Group has expressed its extreme disappointment at both the closure of Beckenham Place Park Golf Course, and the confirmation of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant made yesterday, which seals the destruction of the course .....read the full story »


Thursday, December 15th, 2016

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Tiger Woods Signs Multi-year Deal with Bridgestone Golf

Former No. 1 in World Golf Rankings to Play Bridgestone Tour B330-S Golf Ball

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STRI Launches Chinese Business

STRI Group has launched its new Chinese company with partners Shanghai KeHua Sports Promotional Co. and Beijing iRENA Group .....read the full story »

(from  left) Ian Berry, Director of Golf at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa with Mark Lloyd, Director of Golf at Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts appoints two Directors of Golf

As part of its ongoing golf venue investment programme, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has further enhanced its senior golf management team with the appointment of Mark Lloyd and Ian Berry as Directors of Golf

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An inclusive EDGA Annual Assembly celebrates ‘Golfers First’

The European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) has enjoyed arguably its most successful and progressive year yet in improving opportunities to golfers with disability

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Sports Publications show digital intent with key editorial appointment

Sports Publications have appointed leading digital journalist Alex Perry to spearhead their ambitious online plans for the coming year .....read the full story »

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New GolfBox Protrainer Software for PGA of Sweden

One of Europe’s leading golf software providers, GolfBox A/S has just signed a partnership agreement with PGA of Sweden

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Colsaerts Collects PGA Award

Nicolas Colsaerts, the first Belgian to play in the Ryder Cup, received a PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to golf at the PGA in Scotland luncheon in Glasgow


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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John K. Solheim named President of PING

The oldest son of John A. Solheim and the grandson of PING Founder Karsten Solheim, has been named president of PING. He succeeds Doug Hawken, who is retiring after a distinguished 45-year career

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PGA of America partners with Colt Mackenzie McNair

Colt Mackenzie McNair delighted to announce that the PGA of America has chosen to draw on CMM’s industry-wide reputation and expertise to enhance global employment services for the PGA of America’s 28,000 members

As many as 35 juniors, some as young as five-years-old, now regularly attend the Sergio Garcia Junior Golf Academy

Sergio Garcia marks 5th anniversary of Junior Golf Academy

The Sergio Garcia Junior Golf Academy at PGA Catalunya Resort continues to nurture the Spanish stars of tomorrow

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PGA Appoints Executive Director

Tristan Crew leaves the military after 18 years where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Among his achievements were drafting the military’s rehabilitation policy and establishing the Battle Back Golf programme

SALTEX 2016 visitors report a hugely successful show

Successful SALTEX Shines Again

An independent audit confirmed that the combined attendance over the two day exhibition totalled an impressive 8,754.  There were 292 exhibitors (28 more than 2015)

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‘PIN HIGH’ by Graham Jones; a book of Big money, romance, spies, sport and sudden death

A novel inspired by David Croxton, the busy owner/manager of Cold Ashby Golf Club, a 27 hole Golf complex in rural England, has been described as a ‘cracking read and a real page turne

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Exceptional trio celebrated at coaching awards

At the England Golf Coaching Conference standing ovations marked the announcement of Yorkshire’s Steve Robinson as 2016 Coach of the Year, Sussex’s Alan Covey as Volunteer Manager of the Year, and Cheshire’s Alan Thompson as the winner of the Lifetime Service Award

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‘Fifth major’ beckons for BIGGA volunteers

Every year, the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme invites a full member from each of BIGGA’s five regions to join the team for golf’s ‘fifth major’

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Henrik Stenson Named 2016 European Tour Golfer of the Year

Henrik Stenson, the reigning Open and Race to Dubai Champion, has been named The 2016 European Tour Golfer of the Year, receiving the prestigious annual award for the second time in four years