Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

News Archive for January, 2017


Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

LET Flag

LET Announces 2017 Schedule

Three new tournaments, including two in Europe, with more to come and significantly increased prize money of US$1.5 million for the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open

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HH Golf Club Survey 2016: Where to focus your budget for the years ahead

The Hillier Hopkins Golf Club Survey for 2016 indicates steadily rising costs in areas such as staffing and maintenance, but also points towards increasing investment in their courses as a sign that both proprietary and members clubs are eager to capitalise on their main assets

Golf Charitable impact

GOLF 20/20 announces the Game’s 2016 Charitable Impact

Record numbers of golf facilities hosted events last year with golf’s charitable impact greater than Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball League and National Hockey League combined

The Swilcan Bridge on the 18th Fairway of the Old Course, St. Andrews, (Picture Credit: P.Tomkins / VisitScotland / Scottish Viewpoint)

Scottish Golf rides high in Orlando

The Scottish golf tourism industry was out in force in the US last week as the country looks to build on a hugely successful 2016 during which US visitors to Scotland soared

Chris Wood with (er) Chris Wood

Chris Wood Opens New Mizuno Performance Centre at Burnham & Berrow

The latest Mizuno Performance Centre at Burnham & Berrow, the highly regarded Somerset links, is the 14th Mizuno Performance Centre across the UK and Ireland, with the portfolio of venues including Gleneagles, Celtic Manor, Royal Birkdale and Woburn Golf Club

Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure Ken Skates and Celtic Manor Resort Chairman Sir Terry Matthews shake hands on the agreements, flanked by Sisk Group Chief Executive Stephen Bowcott and NatWest Relationship Director Stuart Allison

Celtic Manor Resort: Home for £83.7m International Convention Centre Wales

Construction of the new ICC Wales will begin in March after funding details were agreed between the Welsh Government, Celtic Manor Resort and NatWest

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John Deere expands Gator factory to meet demand

The first major expansion in 30 years at the John Deere Horicon Works factory in Wisconsin, USA has added about 80 new jobs – around 70 in the assembly area and 10 new salary positions – bringing the total workforce to 1100 employees during the peak season

Craig Haldane, Director of Golf Course Maintenance at Dubai Golf, with one of the fleet of Club Car Carryall® vehicles 

Club Car helps drive Dubai Golf’s five-star customer service

Dubai Golf has further underlined its commitment to proactive, five-star customer service by investing in a new fleet of electric utility vehicles from Club Car

L to R - Charlie Greasley, Kerr Rowan, Lee Strutt, Tom Mackenzie and Caspar Grauballe

EIGCA Members Never Stop Learning

Members of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) have attended two days of seminars and workshops as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity

HSBC Golf Foundation

Select ‘Outstanding’ Individuals and Groups for Golf Foundation Awards

The Presidents’ Awards represent a wonderful opportunity to celebrate outstanding commitment at the grass roots of junior golf. Nominations close on 24 February

PRG at 2017 PGA Show

PRG Global Success Story Continues at 2017 PGA Merchandise Show

PRG, supplier of innovative, high-quality bespoke golf accessories, once again enjoyed a significant presence at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, with one of the largest stands of any UK-based exhibitor

Trump Turnberry Resort

Trump Turnberry’s Ailsa course unveiled as ‘Number 1 in the world’ by All Square Golf

All Square Golf, the social media platform for golfers, has announced that the legendary Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry on the west coast of Scotland, is the world’s number one golf course

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First new turf fungicide group in almost 10 years launched at BTME

Bayer, a leading turf disease solutions provider, launched the first new fungicide group in turf for almost ten years, at BTME

The new Stoke-on-Trent golf development group teed off with their first meeting (left to right) Jon Farmer (Trentham Park GC), Gareth Shaw (England Golf regional manager), Ben Johnson (England Golf Staffordshire county development officer), Andy Denison (Norton Bridge GC), Rob Grier (Trentham Park and Stone Driving Range), Steve Bowyer (Burslem), Iain Colville (Onneley) and Paul Holloway (Barlaston)

New group stoking up Get into golf drive in Staffordshire

In a move that probably would not have happened ten years ago Golf Clubs in Stoke-on-Trent are getting together to support the drive to encourage more people into the sport

Robert Tankard of J.Lindeberg and Niall Flanagan

Club Inc. Announces Collaborations with Meerson and J.Lindeberg for 2017

These two unique partnerships blend golf, business, luxury and fashion


Monday, January 30th, 2017

TaylorMade Golf Company announces signing of Tiger Woods

TaylorMade Golf Company Announces Signing of Tiger Woods

14-Time Major Winner joins Tour Staff with Multi-Year Contract to play TaylorMade’s industry-leading Metalwoods, Irons and Wedges

Some of the Gleneagles Greenkeeping Team at the SPGA Championship at Gleneagles, October 2016 (Kenny Smith Photography)

New Greenkeeping Scholarship Gives Cutting Edge to Gleneagles

The Gleneagles Greenkeeping Scholarship programme is designed to equip successful candidates with the practical and theoretical skills required for a successful career in golf course management

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APGS 2017 Headed For Da Nang

The 2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS) is heading to Da Nang, the third largest city located in central Vietnam

Bruntsfield Links 18th, (David J Whyte, Linksland.com)

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society plans £1million investment

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Edinburgh, has teed-up an ambitious £1million investment

Peter Millar / Photography by Heather Beasley

G/FORE and Peter Millar Pair Up On New Shoe Range

The new range combines G/FORE’s custom design and golf footwear expertise with classic Peter Millar styling in custom colours and was introduced to wide acclaim at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show last week

from left: STRI Senior Ecology Consultant Bob Taylor, Greetham Valley’s Managing Director Robert Hinch, Business & Marketing Director Dee Hinch, Course Manager Adi Porter and STRI Ecology Consultant Sophie Vukolic

Greetham Valley wins top Environmental Award

Greetham Valley in Rutland, England, has been crowned 2017 Environmental Golf Course of the Year at the prestigious national Golf Environment Awards ceremonial dinner hosted by STRI .....read the full story »

Mike Walker (courtesy of The PGAs of Europe)

Mike Walker Lands Top European Coaching Award in name of late, great John Jacobs

Mike Walker, coach of Masters Champion Danny Willett, was awarded the John Jacobs Award for Teaching & Coaching at the PGAs of Europe’s Annual Congress Gala Awards supported by Rolex

Shane Lowty

Shane Lowry will be at the 2017 Irish Golf Expo

The team at the Irish Golf Expo have announced that Shane Lowry is supporting the 2017 Irish Golf Expo which takes place on 25th and 26th February at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. The Offaly man is a well-known character on the Irish golf scene and has expressed his excitement for Ireland’s largest golf show

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WLG Offers a New Way for Norway

Two of Norway’s most prestigious golf clubs have become the first Scandinavian members to be welcomed into the World of Leading Golf an association representing many top golf clubs and resorts

Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Michael Moir

Kiradech signs up as Fenix Xcell ambassador

Fenix XCell, a premium golf apparel company has announced that Thailand’s favourite son, the world’s 82nd ranked player – Kiradech Aphibarnrat – is to become the company’s latest brand ambassador .....read the full story »