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News Archive for March, 2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Ian Poulter (Getty Images)

Ticket registration opens for The 2018 Ryder Cup

Fans have until September 2017 to create an official Ryder Cup ticket account. Tickets will then be available on a first come, first served basis

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2017 Masters on the BBC

The BBC will comprehensive coverage from the 2017 Masters, with on TV, radio and four live streams available online. This will Hazel Irvine’s final event as face of BBC golf. Eilidh Barbour will take over in May

The Grand National trophy and the Claret Jug in the Aintree weighing room (courtesy of The Jockey Club)

The Open Teams Up with The Grand National

The Open has teamed up with The Randox Health Grand National ahead of the 146th staging of the Championship at Royal Birkdale this July

Hindhead Golf Club

Latest Golf Tourism England video showcases Surrey Heathland

Golf Tourism England concludes England Golf Mini Series with fifth and final video showcasing the Surrey Heathland region as one of the finest to play golf in England

Fife Golf Trust Fife's Buzzing project to encourage pollinators and enhance biodiversity

Fife Golf Trust delivers for golf, nature and communities

Fife has become the first local authority in the world to have all of its council owned courses achieve golf’s highest level of sustainability recognition

Desaru Valley 11th

The Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley Course Is Now Open

World’s first collaboration between Ernie Els Design and Vijay Singh to elevate Malaysia’s golf tourism

McAllister Bids to Drive New Investment for Scottish Golf

Stephen McAllister, a two-time European Tour winner and successful businessman, is to join Scottish Golf on a consultancy basis to help open up new markets and explore wider commercial opportunities

The GKB stand at BTME in January

GKB Sandfiller on par for Leeds Golf Centre

Leeds Golf Centre in West Yorkshire has teed off for spring with their new GKB Sandfiller, which was delivered in January shortly after BTME

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Jonathan Smith (GEO), left, and Lodewijk Klootwijk (EGCOA)

EGCOA Launch New Vision 2020 Resources: ‘Forever: Golf that Lasts’

The European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) has launched a new key opportunity within its Vision 2020 project – Forever

Daniel Blesovsky

New Golf Manager Tees Off At Frilford Heath Golf Club

Frilford Heath Golf Club has announced the appointment of its new Golf Manager, Daniel Blesovsky, a PGA professional with a Sports Science & Business Management degree, at its three-championship golf course, based in Oxfordshire

Toro Newquay GC

Newquay Golf Club Proves Slow And Steady Wins The Race

Since Dan Kendle, head greenkeeper at Newquay Golf Club, arrived at the links course overlooking Fistral beach in Cornwall in 2014, he has been steadily adding Toro to its shed

Troy Alstead

Topgolf Welcomes Former Starbucks COO to Board of Directors

Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® announce former Starbucks COO Troy Alstead has joined its board of directors

(from left) Jimmy James, Rye GC club secretary; Ed Beale, CEO MHS Group; and Matthew Holland, Rye GC PGA Head Professional

Rye’s dynamic duo claim first Teamwork Trophy

Rye come top of the class in Surrey’s new PGA Professional & Secretary Challenge

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Tom Mackenzie (let) passes EIGCA Presidency to Ross McMurray

Ross McMurray appointed EIGCA President

Ross McMurray of European Golf Design has become the 10th President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and has pledged that EIGCA remains committed to acting in the best interests of Members and Partners wherever they are based

Mohan Subramanian of Rain Bird and Sam Thomas of GEO at last week's EIGCA Conference in Spain

Rain Bird extend support of sustainable golf

Rain Bird has partnered with international non-profit, the Golf Environment Organization (GEO). This relationship will build upon the two organizations’ shared interest in creating a stronger, more sustainable future for the entire golf industry


Hiseman’s 2017 photo portfolio shows diversity at UK golf clubs

Over 200 new photos in photographer Andy Hiseman’s 2017 portfolio, now published online at, show the diversity to be found at today’s golf clubs

Foremost 2017 Spring Workshops

Foremost Members Sharpen their Focus at Spring Workshops

Hundreds of Foremost professionals once again benefitted from the retail and marketing group’s Spring Workshops which took place at member venues around the UK in February and March

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Trevose, Atlantic Links

Golf Tourism England Illustrates Best of Atlantic Links

With a tantalising trail of six premier championship links courses, the south west of England has quickly established itself as one of the premier golfing destinations in the UK

Golf GeniusiPhone app and scorecard

Golf Genius to Offer Innovative New GolfSixes Format

The U.S. based software company, which provides golf venues around the world with a range of innovative tournament golf management tools, is to offer a version of the European Tour’s recently unveiled GolfSixes format to clubs across the UK

Acumen's Kris Sutton (2nd from right) with the Highspeed Team (from left) David Mears, Andy Vincent and Matthew Mears at BTME 2017

Highspeed Going Forward

Acumen Waste Services Ltd (Acumen) has announced that on 24th March 2017 it completed the acquisition of Highspeed Group Ltd (Highspeed) including all subsidiary companies, staff, headquarters and waste transfer and treatment facility in Keighley, West Yorkshire

The Ventrac with contour deck proved equal to the slopes and undulations at this golf course in the West Midlands

Ventrac Goes On Tour

Price Turfcare, the newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former International Sales Director, Rupert Price, has been promoting the product with a series of demonstration tours in the South East of England and across the Midlands the full story »

FJ17 Energize Hero

Energize Your Game with FootJoy’s All-New Athletic Shoe Category

The #1 Shoe in Golf launches ENERGIZE, designed to offer comfort and performance alongside athletic looks

Lee Westwood and Danny Willett (Getty Images)

Willett and Westwood join star-studded BMW PGA Championship field

vThe Duo, who finished first and joint second at last year”s Masters Tournament join Rory McIlroy, Olympic Champion Justin Rose and Open Champion Henrik Stenson


Golfshake enhances golf course ratings to include Highly Recommended accolade

In a continued drive to provide helpful services to both golfers and golf clubs, Golfshake has launched a print based marketing campaign to complement its already popular and influential course review and recommendation system

Simon Woolley, Brickendon Grange Golf course manager, standing centre, with James Boyle, Oliver Landpower, to his left and Lewis Mattholie deputy head greenkeeper to his right with members of the greenkeeping team seated on the club’s new Toro machines

Winning Combination for Brickendon Grange

Team effort by manufacturer, dealer and distributor