Sunday, 28th May, 2017

Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category


Friday, May 5th, 2017

GBN Interview: Howard Swan, Chairman of Golf Consultants Association

GCA numbers have increased greatly over the past three years or so and have begun to make an even larger impact on the international golf market


Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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


Monday, December 19th, 2016

David Withers to leave Jacobsen

David Withers, President & CEO of Jacobsen, is leaving the Company on 1st January 2017. Here he shares a few thoughts with GBN readers .....read the full story »


Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

GBN.com in Conversation With Gary Player…

GolfBusinessNews.com talks exclusively to icon of the game and nine-time Major winner, Gary Player, on the eve of the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club…


Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Golf Tourism Market in England is set to grow

GOLF BUSINESS NEWS.com interviews Andrew Cooke – CEO & Founder of Golf Tourism England


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

GBN Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of BGL Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

One of the largest golf course operators in the UK, BGL Golf has 22 courses at its ten venues, with leisure centres and Adventure Golf courses developed at selected sites


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Golf Business News interviews the Board of Golfbreaks.com

Andrew Stanley, CEO; Steve Hemsworth, MD; Guy Proddow, Founding Director; and Daniel Grave, CEO Golfbreaks.com USA in conversation with GBN.com


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

GBN Interview – Jamie Carroll, Director, PlayMoreGolf

PlayMoreGolf (www.playmore.golf) is the UK’s first online flexible points-based membership programme. It aims to change the way golf memberships are undertaken in the UK. GolfBusinessNews.com talks to Director, Jamie Carroll, to discuss the company’s growth plans .....read the full story »


Friday, November 6th, 2015

The Guardians Of The Game

From The HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai; Andrew Cotter in conversation with Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A; Tim Finchem, Commissioner of The PGA Tour; Keith Pelley, CEO The European Tour; and Mike Whan, CEO of The LPGA Tour


Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

A conversation with Guy Kinnings and Rickie Fowler

From The HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai; Andrew Cotter in conversation with the global head of golf for IMG, Guy Kinnings, and Rickie Fowler


Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

GBN.com interviews Jon Schauder, Business Development Director, International Division, Troon

In May Troon Golf signed an agreement to help develop and manage the exciting new golf development at Rossington Hall in Yorkshire. The luxurious property will feature an 18-hole championship golf course with adjacent 9-hole academy course, each designed by Neil Coles. As Jon Schauder of Troon explains, Rossington Hall has grand ambitions of joining Europe’s elite golfing destinations


Friday, August 21st, 2015

Eddie Reid: GolfBusinessNews Interview

Eddie Reid, Managing Director of golf retail services group the TGI Golf Partnership, on the company’s performance and the golf industry as a whole


Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Golf Business News interviews Anthony Douglas, founder and CEO, Hole19

Hole19 launched on the Apple Watch in April. Anthony believes that using Hole19 gives golfers ‘a premium experience’ which will help golf to attract younger generations


Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Interview with IOC President Thomas Bach

During The Open Championship at St Andrews IOC President Thomas Bach and The R&A held a press conference about golf’s return to the Olympics in August 2016


Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Interview: Colin Mayes CEO of Burhill Golf and Chairman of UKGCOA

One of the largest golf course operators in the UK, BGL Golf has 22 courses at its ten venues, with leisure centres and Adventure Golf courses developed at selected sites


Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

KPMG publishes new study on European Mediterranean golf resorts

GBN.com Interview with Andrea Sartori, Partner KPMG Advisory, Head of Golf Advisory Services in EMA


Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Golf’s future: ‘Time and format can be looked at relatively easily’

BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter interviews Giles Morgan, the head of sponsorship for HSBC


Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

European Tour Properties: GBN.com interviews David MacLaren

GBN.com interviews David MacLaren, Director of Property & Venue Development, European Tour


Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Paul Hedges Q & A: 30th Anniversary of Foremost Golf

Foremost on the Right Road for Success


Friday, September 26th, 2014

Q&A with Jack Nicklaus: original designer and architect of PGA Centenary Course

Jack Nicklaus talks about Ryder Cup 2014 and the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles. This Q&A is part of the Rolex Ryder Cup Media Kit. Jack Nicklaus is a Rolex Testimonee


Friday, August 15th, 2014

GBN.com interviews Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association

Geoff Russell talks to Dr Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of The Professional Golfers’ Association (Recorded Thursday 17th July in PGA Pavilion at The Open Championship)


Friday, July 4th, 2014

GBN talks to Patrick Rahme, CEO and co-founder, All Square

All Square is a new social network for golfers based in Silicon Valley, California, which is also setting up an office in Scotland…


Friday, April 4th, 2014

Andrew Stanley CEO, Golfbreaks.com

GBN talks to Andrew Stanley CEO, Golfbreaks.com which has recently completed its 15th year of trading


Friday, February 28th, 2014

The February Interview: Lodewijk Klootwijk, Director of EGCOA

The February Interview: GBN.com talks to Lodewijk Klootwijk, Director of the European Golf Course Owners Association about the EGCOA’S current project, VISION 2020 .....read the full story »


Friday, January 31st, 2014

January Interview: Jim Croxton, Chief Executive Officer of BIGGA

As BTME 2014 entered its final day, GolfBusinessNews.com interviewed Jim Croxton, Chief Executive Officer of The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA)