Friday, 28th April, 2017

News Archive for April, 2017


Friday, April 28th, 2017

Bakewell Golf Club receives England Golf’s GolfMark Award

Bakewell Golf Club is the third Derbyshire Club to be awarded the new national GolfMark accreditation demonstrating their hard work and dedication to both junior and beginners’ golf .....read the full story »

Forum He’s A Jolly Good Fellow … 

The five-star Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort’s João Pinto Coelho was recently recognised by Meeting & Incentive Forums for his outstanding contribution since their inception in 2006


Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Trade Travel Club Has Exclusive Open Championship Accommodation for Golf Trade

The ‘Go-To Provider of Golf Travel Solutions for The Golf Industry’ offers exceptional accommodation deals for this year’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale

Shot Scope Prepares for American Expansion

Scottish golf technology company, Shot Scope, recently agreed a partnership with Chicago-based fulfilment company, Disc, to support the increasing demand for Shot Scope systems in America

Five-Star Boutique Hotel Opens at Multi-Award-Winning Golf Course

The much anticipated five-star boutique hotel at the Algarve’s multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has opened, with rates from just €150 per night

Air2G2 Joins Asian Golf Industry Federation

A family-owned company, GT AirInject, founders of the innovative Air2G2 aerification machine for golf courses and athletic fields, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation

New President For AEA

Mark Ormond, Managing Director of SAME Deutz-Fahr UK, takes over the annual presidency of the Agricultural Engineers Association, the voice of the agricultural, environmental and amenity machinery sectors


Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Today WE ARE GOLF & Topgolf extend partnership for the USA’s National Golf Day

Free Lessons are being offered at Topgolf’s 28 Venues on April 26, the 10th Anniversary National Golf Day

A1 Golf Centre becomes A1 Golf Activity Centre

A1 Golf Centre was opened in 1991 by well-known Tour Professionals Christy O’Connor Snr and Jnr and has always been considered one of the premier driving ranges in North London

American Golf Invests in Eastbourne

New recruits and state of the art golf equipment underline Eastbourne investment from ‘the country’s most famous golf retailer’

Titleist Extends Junior Support as Official Golf Ball Partner to the Golf Foundation

The #1 Ball in Golf maintains long-standing relationship with the Golf Foundation, as the charity continues to encourage more children than ever to take up the game

Tim Howell is new GM at St Mellion International Resort

The 53-year-old leisure industry expert arrives in Cornwall after a series of high-profile roles including a period as Chief Executive of the Liberty Stadium, home to Premier League football club Swansea City and Guinness PRO12 rugby union team Ospreys

BGIA Raises £10,000 for The Golf Foundation

The British Golf Industry Association AGM and Annual Dinner, held at Woburn on 11th April, was followed by a Charity Golf Day which raised £10,000 for the Golf Foundation

The Revolution of Facebook Video for Golf Pros

A forward-thinking Golf Pro in Kent has used Facebook video advertising to generate a 900% return on investment allowing him to invest in Trackman and launch his own academy in just 4 months

Scotland’s best golf holes revealed

St Andrews, Royal Troon and Cruden Bay make the cut in poll of Scotland’s Best Golf Holes with the 18th hole on the Old Course at St Andrews voted best golf hole in Scotland


Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Former Westlife Star gets behind National Golf Month

Brian McFadden has pledged his support for National Golf Month. The singer, who achieved global success with Westlife with songs including ‘Uptown Girl’ and ‘Queen of My Heart’, stressed the importance of growing female participation for the health of the game in the UK

New Rules of Golf Decision Limits Use of Video Review

The R&A and the USGA have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game which takes effect immediately

New brand for the voice of UK Sports and Play 

The Federation of Sports and Play Associations is rebranding to re-connect with its members. The national trade umbrella body leads and supports its associations which cover businesses in the play industry, sporting goods trade and golf sector

FootJoy Launches Season-Long FJ Walk of Champions In Partnership With Hole19

FootJoy, the #1 Shoe in Golf, is rewarding brand fans for their dedication to the game through innovative Hole19 partnership

Mission Hills Celebrates Global Golf Tourism Growth with Launch of 2017 Golfathon

The 14th edition of the Golfathon is a unique test of golf which offers enthusiasts the opportunity to play 10 courses at the world’s largest golf club in southern China

Troon International Scoops High Recognition at Annual Awards

Alice Cooper joins Troon Awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding performances

BGIA Welcomes Srixon Sports Europe as a New Member

The British Golf Industry Association has welcomed Srixon Sports Europe as a new member. Srixon are a brand owned by Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd .....read the full story »

Russell Groundscare appointed Ventrac Dealer for territory in north of England

Price Turfcare, the Ventrac importer for the UK and Ireland, has appointed the Russell Group’s Groundcare Divison as their dealer for Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and north Lincolnshire


Monday, April 24th, 2017

England Golf partners British Speedgolf – it’s Express Delivery

England Golf is partnering British Speedgolf to promote the fast and fun version of the game as part of its Golf Express campaign

Fitt For Foxhills

Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey has appointed Chris Fitt as its new Director of Golf