Monday, 23rd January, 2017

Archive for the ‘Growing the Game’ Category


Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Top golfers inspire Abu Dhabi's Future Falcons

Top Golfers Inspire Abu Dhabi’s Future Falcons

As golf’s biggest superstars teed off at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the emirate’s HSBC Future Falcons programme unearthed some next generation stars of its own during an action-packed day of competition and fun


Friday, January 20th, 2017

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National Golf Month 2017 Targets Women

National Golf Month, the annual programme aimed at growing UK participation in the sport, will focus on encouraging women to take up the game as its primary target for this year’s campaign, which starts on May 1s

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The Golf Trust becomes Els for Autism’s first UK Partner

The Golf Trust today announces a new partnership with The Els for Autism Foundation, including a programme of activity to offer UK individuals on the autism spectrum the opportunity to use golf as a life skills and physical development tool


Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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Disability Boost for Welsh Golf Championships

Golfers with a disability will be able to compete in most Golf Union of Wales championships this summer, making it one of the first sports to be inclusive at the highest levels


Friday, January 13th, 2017

QHotels' group academy director Mark Pearson

Success Comes In All Shapes and Sizes at Oulton Hall Golf Academy

QHotels Oulton Hall Golf Academy has recorded several notable successes during 2016 across the age groups

(from left) PGA captain Nicky Lumb, PGA Recognition Award winner Ian Poulter and Golf Foundation chairman Stephen Lewis (courtesy of Jordan Mansfield /Getty Images)

PGA Tees Up £50k Donation To Golf Foundation

The PGA has underlined its continued commitment to grow the game of golf with a £50,000 donation to one of the sport’s leading charities


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Mission Hills Targets 25,000 Junior Golfers in 2017

To celebrate its 25th year, Mission Hills Golf Club in China has set itself a target of welcoming more than 25,000 junior golfers through its doors during 2017 .....read the full story »


Sunday, January 8th, 2017

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Major Champions combine to promote junior golf

An international teams event featuring boys and girls in South Africa, an idea created and discussed by two legendary Major champions while in America, is finally becoming a reality


Friday, January 6th, 2017

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Welsh Golf Membership On The Up

Almost half the golf clubs in Wales have seen an increase in membership this year, showing worldwide trends can be reversed with a modern approach to the lifelong sport


Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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‘Get into golf’ wins support of multi-course operators

The country’s leading multi-course operators are backing England Golf’s Get into golf campaign to inspire even more people to take up the game


Monday, December 19th, 2016

Brenda Chapman, with her coach, Dunston Hall's Caroline Grady

QGolf Academy Brings Success to Golfers of All Ages and Levels

The QGolf Academies are in operation at seven QHotel golf resorts across the UK and were introduced with the intention of helping to drive further participation in golf, introducing the game to young people and encouraging exercise for everybody


Thursday, December 15th, 2016

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An inclusive EDGA Annual Assembly celebrates ‘Golfers First’

The European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) has enjoyed arguably its most successful and progressive year yet in improving opportunities to golfers with disability


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

As many as 35 juniors, some as young as five-years-old, now regularly attend the Sergio Garcia Junior Golf Academy

Sergio Garcia marks 5th anniversary of Junior Golf Academy

The Sergio Garcia Junior Golf Academy at PGA Catalunya Resort continues to nurture the Spanish stars of tomorrow


Friday, December 9th, 2016

Flexible Membership has proved a real hit with young professionals

New, Bespoke Flexible Memberships Proving a Hit at Wycombe Heights

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre, in High Wycombe, introduced a new Flexible Membership at the start of the year and it’s proven a real hit with young professionals locally

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Topgolf offers PGA winter coaching

As industry figures show a decrease in the number of golf rounds played in the final quarter of the year, Topgolf is on a mission to break the trend this winter

The 125 Club at Grange Park Golf Club in St Helens proved a big success in attracting new lady golfers to the sport.

Anniversary project a success for Lancashire club

A Lancashire golf club is marking its 125th anniversary with a special drive to encourage more ladies to take up the sport


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Club support from England Golf creates more players and more members

The figures are shown in the latest County Impact Report, which covers April-September 2016 and details the success of initiatives to grow the game and keep people playing

The group at Liverpool Golf Centre with (top right) Alison Lysons, county development officer for the Cheshire Golf Development Group

Breaking down the barriers to playing golf

Specialist sessions at Liverpool Golf Centre are helping show that golf is a sport that can be played by all ages and abilities


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

SNAG and the PGAs of Europe have renewed their partnership, with an even stronger emphasis on golf development than ever before

PGAs of Europe and SNAG Golf Continue Partnership

SNAG (Starting New At Golf) and the PGAs of Europe have renewed their Corporate Partnership, with an even stronger emphasis on golf development than ever before


Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

PGA coach Richard Strange with some of the Norwood Park Golf Centre girls taking part in the Girls Golf Rocks campaign

Girls golf rocking at Nottinghamshire club

Girls Golf Rocks sets out to focus on the fun, social and friendship aspects of golf rather than just the playing and coaching side and at Norwood Park Golf Centre more than 200 youngsters have taken part in the scheme


Monday, November 28th, 2016

Caroline Carroll of Syngenta (second from right) receives the contribution award for love.golf, alongside Elisa Gaudet of Women's Golf Day from the EGCOA’s President, Alexander Baron von Spoercken (left), and CEO Lodewijk Kllotwijk

love.golf Claims Prestigious Golf Industry Contribution Award

love.golf, the pioneering social group coaching programme supported by Syngenta, has been awarded the European Golf Course Owners Association’s (EGCOA) Contribution Award

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Lancashire’s Blackley Golf Club hits the mark with national golf award

The 18-hole course, which is just two minutes from junction 18 of the M60 in Manchester, has just received the GolfMark award, an official seal of approval for clubs which successfully work to develop the game


Thursday, November 24th, 2016

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New course joins Golf Express drive

Beacon Park golf course, one of the few municipal courses remaining in Staffordshire, is backing a national campaign to speed up the sport


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

(from left) Fraser Cromarty, Paul Lawrie, Sandy Scott and Michael MacDougall

Highland Junior Golfers Build on Lawrie Foundation

Golf stars of the future are competing at some of the north of Scotland’s leading courses in a second winter programme for young players being run by the Paul Lawrie Foundation in the area


Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Annika with ANNIKA Invitational Latin America winner, Agustina Gomez Cisterna from Argentina

ANNIKA Foundation Enjoys Successful 2016 Tournament Circuit

Six Global Events Capped Off By Inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Latin America