Sunday, 26th March, 2017

News Archive for March, 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017

NGF Inventory change 2015/16

NGF Update: Golf Facilities in the U.S. – 2017 Report Released

Correction in golf course supply continues while renovations spur investment. The final 2016 count showed a net reduction of 171 courses, which amounts to a 1.2% contraction from 2015

BBC extends Masters Tournament partnership

BBC extends Masters Tournament partnership

The BBC has announced an extension of its broadcast deal with the Masters Tournament, extending a relationship that now celebrates 50 years since the BBC’s first broadcast of the Tournament in 1967

FEGGA Conference at Quinta da Marinha, near Lisbon

Meeting Expectations by FEGGA Members and Partners

Quinta da Marinha, near Lisbon, was the venue for 21 Greenkeeper Associations, as members of the Federation of European Golf Greenkeeping Associations, to gather for what was two days of energised seminars and discussions, focused on many of the pertinent industry issues we are challenged with today

Nic Coward will become the first independent Chair of England Golf

Nic Coward set to become England Golf’s first independent Chair

Nic Coward will become the first independent Chair of England Golf after his appointment is ratified at the annual general meeting on 12 April, 2017

Howard Swan

Swan Anticipates Exciting Year Ahead For GCA

The Golf Consultants Association has voted for chairman Howard Swan to remain in the post for a further two years, following the recent annual general meeting in London

Promote Training Team Plan Expansion; Davud Reeves (left) and Matthew Orwin

Massive Expansion for Education in Golf Club Management

Promote Training, the golf industry eLearning company, have received new funding to drive a massive expansion. All of Promote Training’s courses are tailored to managing golf businesses and have been written by people who have all worked in golf club management

The London Club

London Golf Club Partners with GMS for Strategic UK PR Campaigns

London Golf Club, an internationally renowned European Tour Destination in the south of England, has appointed golf digital, PR and marketing specialists, GMS, to carry out strategic UK PR campaigns for the venue

Toro’s MVP kits keeps machinery performing consistently and constantly without the risk of extended downtime

Maintenance Made Easy With Toro Performance Kits

Work-life is busy enough without unnecessarily adding to the to-do list. So best to keep things as simple and productive as possible – easily achievable when it comes to turfcare machinery maintenance by using Toro’s handy MVP kits

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Evnroll Makes History In Mygolfspy’s 2017 ‘Most Wanted’ Putter Tests

ER2 Blade and ER7 Mallet help Evnroll become the first brand to win both MyGolfSpy’s 2017 ‘Most Wanted’ Blade And Mallet Putter Tests In The Same Year

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Foremost CEO Paul Hedges

Foremost Members Enjoy Record Share Increases in 2017

Foremost, the UK’s leading golf retail and marketing group, has announced its members have enjoyed record dividend and share increases following a hugely successful 201

Old Tom Morris of St Andrews GCSAA ad

Old Tom Asks Golfers To “Thank A Superintendent” In Promotional Campaign

Legendary greenkeeper of St Andrews in Scotland stars in the newest Golf Channel commercial series


New Lynx Black Cat Driver Ad Airs on Sky

Lynx’s acclaimed new Black Cat adjustable driver is going down a storm – and is the star of a TV ad being aired on Sky Sports

Gillian O'Leary at the Golf Union of Wales Awards ceremony at Celtic Manor

Gillian Takes Charge of Welsh Golf Elite Performance

Former Ireland international Gillian O’Leary is shaping the future elite performance of Welsh golf – hoping to emulate the Emerald Isle’s recent successes

Brian O'Shaughnessy Campey Turf Care at Prograss Industry Day

AQUA-AID Europe and ProGrass host successful industry information days in Ireland

AQUA-AID’s EU’s Irish distributor, ProGrass Ltd, held two successful industry information days at Naas Golf Club, Kildare and Castletroy Golf Club, Limerick at the beginning of March

England Golf banner

England Golf Partnership work to be taken on by England Golf

The key roles of the England Golf Partnership, which for 12 years has brought together England Golf and the Professional Golfers’ Association, will now be taken on by England Golf

Mottram Hall 17th

Mottram Hall Offers Free Membership to Under-18s

As part of QHotels’ nationwide initiative to encourage more people to play golf, Mottram Hall is now offering free membership to any under-18s in the local area

RMS Member Jill Kiernan

Mothers & Daughters Celebrate 85th Year of Event

One of the UK’s longest-running events for female golfers celebrates its 85th birthday next month when the Mothers & Daughters foursomes scratch event takes place over 27 holes at Royal Mid-Surrey GC

Verdura Resort

European Tour Fans Go Free at The Rocco Forte Open – Verdura

The event, which will take place from May 18-21, will be the first time in five years that Sicily and the exclusive Verdura Resort has hosted the Tour, and visitors will receive free admission on all four days of the tournament as well as each practice day

Jeunghun Wang. Wang is currently the youngest member in the world’s Top 50

Wasserman expands global golf network with hire of top agents

Wasserman has announced the hire of Jamie Farrell and Chris Castleberry of Athena Sports Management and the signing of Jeunghun Wang, currently the youngest member in the world’s Top 50 ranked players

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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Royal Norwich Golf Club Completes Sale of land for development

Royal Norwich Golf Club, one of the Norfolk’s leading courses, has completed the sale of its land to developer Persimmon for £17m

FEGGA board

FEGGA Welcomes a New Chairman

At the recent FEGGA Conference held at the Quinta da Marinha in Portugal, FEGGA Members unanimously elected Kamil Pecenka as their new Chairman

LoyalTee is Glendale Golf's new low-commitment membership

Glendale Golf launches new era of golf membership with LoyalTee

A new era of low-commitment golf membership, offering the maximum in affordability and flexibility, has begun at Glendale Golf, operators of seven quality golf centres across the UK

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Air2G2 on the Hotchkin Course, Woodhall Spa Golf Club

Woodhall Spa Golf Club brings in year-round aeration with Air2G2

Woodhall Spa Golf Club has acquired an Air2G2 from Campey Turf Care Systems, via the dealer Burdens

Visit Scotland poll

Golf poll launched to find #scotspirit in Scotland’s best golf holes

VisitScotland has launched an online poll to find the nation’s most beloved golf holes from almost 600 courses across the country

Warrington Golf Club course manager John McLoughlin (left) with Bailoy’s Phil Chadwick demonstrating the club’s Bailoy system

Warrington GC Strikes It Lucky With Bailoy

When Warrington Golf Club’s course was struck by lightning the voltage burnt out its 30-year-old irrigation controller and the club found itself in the market for a new system