Sunday, 28th May, 2017

Archive for the ‘Courses’ Category

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Completion of Ernie Els Design Renovation Presents West Course in all its Glory

Ernie Els expressed pride and pleasure in the new-look West Course, an Ernie Els Design-led renovation, after carding a one-under par opening round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Bolton Old Links GC chooses four Wiedenmann UK machines

Bolton Old Links GC’s championship course is poised for some significant grooming after taking delivery of a Whisper Twister blower, a Terra Spike GXi8 HD aerator, a 1.7m Terra Rake and a Super 500 three-in-one sweeper collector

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Essendon Country Club Unveils State-of-the-Art Short Game Area

After 420 hours of construction, including laying 700 sq. m. of new turf and over two miles of pipework and cabling, the practice area was ready for the club’s Festival of Golf

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Royal Birkdale gets ready for The Open

Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport hosts the 146th Open Championship this July, which will be the 10th time it has been held at this stunning links course north of Liverpool. Since the first Open here in 1954, the course has been, alongside Royal Lytham, the most regular venue for the Championship other than St Andrews

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Re-Opened Stoke Park Course Is ‘Brilliant’

Refurbishment included improving the definition of the bunkering, the addition of new tees and an extensive reworking of the water features on holes 12 and 17, plus some cosmetic tweaks to the water hazard on 16

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Practice Like A Pro With Toptracer At 3 Hammers

Toptracer (formerly Protracer) has changed the way that viewers watch golf and it is now set to have the same effect on everyday golfers, as Tour technology comes to the range

Goring & Streatley Golf Club Makes Large Investment

The 122 year-old club has just re- equipped its greenkeeping team with an impressive new machinery line-up, spearheaded by the latest Jacobsen mowers supplied by T H WHITE Groundcare

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Mid Kent GC favours Wiedenmann values again

Mid Kent GC Course Manager, Lee Sayers has opted for his fourth Wiedenmann Terra Spike purchase in a row. The Master Greenkeeper at the Gravesend club already has an XP8, the deepest aerator in the Wiedenmann range, and previously two others

Seeing Is Believing at Brickendon Grange Golf Club

Two new Otterbine aerating fountains to celebrate golden jubilee

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club makes World Golf Awards cut

New layout in Bali among four tracks in contention for ‘World’s Best Par-3 Course’

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Guildford loves its club members’ app

Guildford Golf Club’s general manager Andy Kirk says, ‘I couldn’t recommend MHS Group’s club members’ app highly enough. It’s the future, now’

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

TPC Sawgrass looking on ‘Major’ form thanks to hard work of BIGGA volunteers

With the Players Championship taking place in Florida this weekend, volunteers from the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association have been on site all week, getting to grips with all the work that goes on behind the scenes at one of golf’s most high profile events

Troon International Appointed at Jebel Sifah

Troon International expands Middle East collection as Jebel Sifah development becomes latest edition to portfolio

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

GolfSixes Proves a Hit at Centurion Club

Centurion Club, located on the outskirts of St Albans, Hertfordshire, played host to the European Tour’s inaugural GolfSixes event May 6-7, with both the venue and the format receiving rave reviews throughout the golfing world

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

£10m Investment Plan Announced to Restore Musselburgh Links

Musselburgh Old Course was the venue for six Open Championships between 1874 and 1889. Musselburgh Links is the oldest surviving course in the world where golf has been continuously played. Mary Queen of Scots reputedly played there in 1567

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Exciting times for Boston West

Proud of its high standards and top quality greens surfaces, this proprietary owned golf club is now benefiting from three new John Deere machines delivered by dealer F G Adamson & Son, which has outlets in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Ayla Golf Club, Jordan’s first signature 18-hole grass course

Jordan’s Red Sea resort of Aqaba now has an emerald jewel in its crown with the opening of the Greg Norman designed Ayla Golf Club, an Eco-Friendly Leisure Destination

New Golf & Wine Estate Plants Vineyard

Mannings Heath Golf Club & Wine Estate is planting 38,000 vines within the 500 acre parkland site at Horsham in West Sussex to create England’s newest vineyard

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

QHotels Maintains Priorities with Greenkeeping Spend

Utilising its existing group relationships with two of the biggest manufacturers in the world, John Deere and Toro, QHotels has purchased 11 new pieces of equipment across its 10 venues

FootGolf To Go Down A (Sand) Storm in The Algarve 

The Algarve’s first dedicated FootGolf course opened in April set among pine trees close to the renowned golf destinations of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Feldon Valley Golf Club: “Extraordinary turnaround continues”

Membership numbers double, new Greenkeeping facilities constructed, Planning approval obtained for a hotel, lodges and major extension of the clubhouse

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Pachesham gears up for the future

Popular Surrey golf centre now has longer driving range and six hole course, writes Charles de Haan

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Durham Golf Resort marks anniversary with £50k investment

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club unveils new short game practice facilities and buggy shelters as part of its 21st Anniversary celebrations

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Royal Ascot GC Improves Productivity and Course Playability with Toro Machinery

Royal Ascot Golf Club recently opted for a lease agreement when renewing its Toro fleet. And it’s a plan that has, according to its members, brought the course on in leaps and bounds

The Wisley Golf Club Continues 25-year Relationship with Toro

This year, The Wisley Golf Club celebrates its 25th anniversary and long-standing 25-year relationship with Toro, which is now set to continue thanks to a recent renewal agreement