Sunday, 23rd April, 2017

Archive for the ‘Growing the Game’ Category

Friday, April 21st, 2017


MPs declare support for National Golf Month

Politicians have clubbed together to support this year’s National Golf Month, which will this year focus on getting more women trying the game for the first time this May


Mini Summit Focus on Growing the Game in Vietnam

Growing the game in the dynamic Vietnamese golf marketplace will be the theme at next week’s Club Management Mini Summit, the AGIF organised event on April 28 that will be attended by a mixture of club managers and industry professionals

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

St Osyth, Opening day (from left) Paul Bertram, Deputy Head at St Osyth, Brendon Pyle, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation and Tom Hide of the Coastal Golf Academy

Birdies and Eagles at St Osyth As Youngsters Open National Golf Course Project

Eagles could become a familiar sight in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, thanks to a school golf project which combines fun, sportsmanship and learning

from left: Neil Peters (Club Captain), Nigel Furniss ( Derbyshire Golf), Val Cousin (Junior Organiser), Geoff Holmes ( Club President), Jean Goodwin ( Club Ladies Captain)

Bakewell Golf Club receives England Golf’s GolfMark Award

England Golf developed the GolfMark award to identify and acknowledge golf facilities in England that were junior and beginner friendly and Bakewell Golf Club is the third Derbyshire Club to be awarded the accreditation

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Charley Hull

Ladies European Tour pros get behind National Golf Month

NGM is happening this May in the UK. It will focus on promoting the health, wellbeing and social benefits of the sport to women and is offering thousands of opportunities for women and girls to try the game for free, if they register on National Golf Month’s web site the full story »

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 Head Coach, Alastair Spink (right) welcomes Joe Vickery to the team

Wales’ ‘PGA Professional of the Year’ joins team

Former Wales International and winner of the Golf Union of Wales’ 2016 PGA Professional of the Year Award, Joe Vickery, has become the latest golf coach to join the team

Friday, April 7th, 2017

NGM website link to real thing

UK technology business backs National Golf Month

fibodo, the online consumer marketplace that is used by thousands of golf pros, will once again be providing the technological backbone for National Golf Month – the British golf industry’s single largest participation initiative

Dan Walker

Dan Walker Gets Behind Initiative to Help Girls Get Golfing

TV presenter and golf fanatic Dan Walker has added his support to National Golf Month, the annual campaign aimed at growing participation, joining England’s number one golfer Charley Hull, Ryder Cup winning Captain Paul McGinely, Ladies European Tour Pro Mel Reid and fellow TV presenter Naga Munchetty

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Huxley Golf Inspiring Young Golfers at the China Golf Show

Britain’s Huxley Golf Helps Inspire Young Chinese Golfers in Shanghai

Global leader in artificial surfaces for golf, Huxley Golf, exhibited at the China Golf Show (CGS) in Shanghai for the first time this spring. The three-day event is one of the biggest in Asia, welcoming over 15,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The Golf Development Wales Mascot and Treetop Adventure Mascot Simi the monkey with Lydia Hutton (left) Marketing, PR & Events Manager Treetop Adventure Golf, and Hannah McAllister, Golf Union of Wales director of development, at Treetop Adventure in Cardiff

From Mini Golf To Normal Golf In New Partnership

For new golfers to be drawn to the sport through indoor mini golf may sound a ‘crazy’ idea, but thanks to a new initiative it is now happening in Wales

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Rick Shiels with the winners at My Circle Golf launch

YouTube Star Rick Shiels Delights Lucky Winners at My Circle Golf Launch

Lucky My Circle Golf competition winners enjoyed a day at the London Golf Club with YouTube star and PGA professional Rick Shiels

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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FUN Golf gets the families playing

FUN Golf for all the family has got more than 120 people enjoying and playing the game at an Essex centre – and their numbers are set to grow in 2017

Men's Rankings leader Cedric Lescut

Aussie amputees on global stage

This week the Australian Amputee Open will become the first Australian event to be sanctioned by the European Disabled Golf Association

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Faldo Series Season Tees Off in Northern Ireland

Superb field expected on Faldo Course at Lough Erne on April 3-4

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Caroline Grady and Brenda Chapman

New Uplifting Campaign Urges UK To Be ‘Inspired by Golf’

The ‘feel-good factor’ inherent in the new QHotels ‘Inspired by Golf’ initiative was epitomised by the recent TV and radio coverage of 90-year-old Brenda Chapman

Monday, March 20th, 2017

PGA Junior League Golf

PGA of America and NLN to Bring PGA Junior League Golf to Asia

Popular team golf program for boys and girls ages 13 and under in the U.S. to debut in China this Summer

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Prizewinners at the 2016 English Disability Open (image © Leaderboard Photography)

English Disability Open returns to Warwickshire

The second English Disability Open will return to The Warwickshire Golf Club from 26-27 August, 2017

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The On Course Foundation Golf Skills and Employment Course

BGIA’s Grow Golf Fund to Finance On Course Foundation Events

On Course Foundation receives funding from the BGIA’s Grow Golf Fund

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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Mytime Active strikes deal with UK FootGolf

Mytime Active, one of the UK’s largest pay & play golf operators, has agreed a long term partnership deal with the UK FootGolf Association

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Charley Hull

Celebrities back campaign to Get Women Golfing

Momentum grows behind National Golf Month 2017 as Team GB Golfer Charley Hull and former Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley get behind the campaign

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

(from left) James Weekley, Ben Flint and a junior golfer during a coaching session at Broke Hill Golf Club

Broke Hill Makes It Free And Easy For Junior Golfers

Broke Hill Golf Club is offering free junior membership after two assistant professionals decided to take matters into their own hands

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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The Golf Foundation is delighted to present its new website – at – to everyone who has an interest in supporting junior grass roots golf

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

LET Access Series

R&A Boost for Women’s Golf

Women’s golf received a boost recently when The R&A agreed to increase its funding for the Ladies European Tour and its development tour, the LET Access Series, for 2017