Monday, 25th May, 2015

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category


Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resor

New QFairway Flexible Memberships Win Instant Approval

QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, launched the country’s most flexible golf membership initiative with a series of open days


Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Eddie Bullock, former PGA Captain and now non-executive Director of Golf at Goodwood, delivering a class on what it takes to become an effective leader

Future Turf Managers’ Initiative again voted ‘Outstanding success’

Nineteen delegates from golf clubs across the UK visited Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters for the third BIGGA Future Turf Managers’ Initiative made possible by Jacobsen


Monday, March 30th, 2015

SGU Chairman Tom Craig (Kevin Kirk)

History Made as SGU Shareholders Vote Yes to Amalgamation with SLGA

The shareholders of Scottish Golf Union Limited, its 16 Area Golf Associations, today unanimously voted though the Proposal to amalgamate with the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Golf Course and Club Managers and BGL Golf Chief Executive, Colin Mayes with Jonathan Smith, GEO Chief Executive and Kelli Jerome, GEO Managing Director at Celebration Dinner at Burhill Golf Club

BGL Achieves a First for Sustainable Golf

BGL Golf has become the world’s first multi-site operator to achieve the international sustainability award, GEO Certified®, at each of its venues

R Campey (1)

TGA members gather for Spring meeting

The annual event for Turfgrass growers, sponsored this year by Campey Turf Care, looked at two key areas: the impact of artificial surfaces and health & safety in the work place


Friday, March 20th, 2015

Carin Koch (second from right), 2015 European Solheim Cup Captain and Syngenta Golf Ambassador, joined delegates at GolfBIC 2015 and was part of the panel discussion, ‘The Opportunity to Grow Golf: Female Participation’

GolfBIC 2015: Venues focus on inclusivity and accessibility to drive business

Participation and the opportunity for golf clubs and courses to attract new players was top of the agenda at the Golf Business Industry Convention (GolfBIC), 16-17 March


Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Thatch in soil core

Water Management Aids Thatch Breakdown

New research trials have shown a significant visible reduction in the thatch layer from a Qualibra wetting agent programme, attributed to faster water movement resulting in more aerobic conditions for efficient soil microbe activity

Foreground: Aewin Ng, Director and co-founder of FP Consultants and Lawrence Young, director of education, CMAA; background: Jocelyn Lim, Director and co-founder of FP Consultants and Mike Sebastian, president, CMAA

Dynamic New Partner Joins Forces with CMAA Asia

FP Consultants International has entered into a partnership agreement with CMAA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd to help deliver quality education and training programmes to the club industry in Southeast Asia


Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Footgolf (courtesy PGA of America)

NGCOA Designates AFGL as Official Footgolf Organization in U.S.

FootGolf is a proven revenue generator for golf course operators in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and is growing worldwide


Monday, March 16th, 2015

The study was conducted by golf physiotherapist Andrew Caldwell

Powakaddy Study Unveils Electric Trolley Health and Performance Benefits

The potential health and performance benefits of using an electric golf trolley have been revealed in an important study commissioned by the market’s very first and leading brand, PowaKaddy

Altus Group logo

Final opportunity for Golf Clubs to claim up to 7 years of Business Rates refunds

Golf Clubs to lose over 70% in unpaid business rates refunds, unless they act quickly


Friday, March 13th, 2015

Graduation day at the PGA (photo Jamie Jones)

CMM Creates New Career Pathway for Golf Graduates

The new Graduate Programme from executive recruitment specialist Colt Mackenzie McNair is the first of its kind in the UK and, with the backing of key trade associations and leading employers, provides a free-to-use bespoke service

Slaley Hall 4th hole Priestman Course

Join The Q – New Flexible Membership Provides A Fairway To Golf

The new QFairway club gives up to 50 rounds of golf for only £375 along with access to an impressive 15 golf courses

From left Lawrence Young, Sandip Labh, and Mike Sebastian

e-University Learning Platform Established by CMAA

The Club Managers Association of Asia entered into a milestone agreement with eUniversity Pte Ltd to help deliver training and education to the club industry in Southeast Asia


Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Golf around the world report cover

R&A Publishes Report on Golf Facilities around the World

The unprecedented report has been produced by the National Golf Foundation and sets out the extent of golf’s development worldwide


Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Small Blue butterfly on Kidney Vetch (by Tim Melling): The Small Blue is the UK’s smallest resident butterfly. Dwindling numbers have prompted the establishment of inter-linking Kidney Vetch environments along the Ayrshire coast, with Germinal kindly donating seed for the initial release site

Kidney Vetch Links Ayrshire Golf Courses for Small Blue Conservation

An ambitious wildlife conservation project to reinstate the UK’s smallest butterfly back onto the western coast of Scotland has been launched by the Ayrshire Sustainability Group


Friday, March 6th, 2015

Celtic Manor Resort Hotel

Tragedy at Celtic Manor – ‘a stark reminder’

A spraying operative has died after his vehicle rolled into a lake on the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor. BIGGA’s CEO says this is ‘a stark reminder’ of the risks involved in working with machinery and Mother Nature

Scottsh Golf Amalgamation

Clubs Vote Overwhelmingly Yes for SGU & SLGA Amalgamation

Scotland’s golf clubs have overwhelmingly backed the Proposal to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association

Royal St George's

Royal St George’s Votes In Women

More than 81 per cent of the full members took part in the ballot and 90 per cent voted in favour of ladies being eligible for membership


Thursday, March 5th, 2015

PaceManager Systems website

Golf Industry Central partners with Pace Manager Systems

Bill Yates of Pebble Beach, international slow play expert and the “guru of pace of play,” is to bring Pace Manager Systems® to golf courses and clubs in Australia, New Zealand and Asia


Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

SMS INC. Golf Participation at just above the 3.3 million mark offers hope to the golf industry after a decade of decay

SMS INC Announces 2014 UK Golf Participation Figures

Golf participation in GB finally stabilised in 2014, just above the 3.3 million mark, offering hope to the golf industry after a decade of decay


Thursday, February 26th, 2015

BIGGA cpd logo

1,000 Members for BIGGA’S CPD

The Learning & Development team at BIGGA House are celebrating after the 1,000th CPD member claimed their Credits!


Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Scottsh Golf Amalgamation

Gallacher and Matthew Offer Scottish Golf Amalgamation Support

Golf clubs across Scotland have been reminded to participate in an independent poll on the Proposal to amalgamate the SGU and the SLGA which closes on Friday 27 February


Friday, February 20th, 2015

R&A logo & LGU logo

R&A and LGU Explore Merger Possibility

A Joint Statement from the Ladies’ Golf Union and The R&A describes exploratory discussions as ‘underway’


Monday, February 16th, 2015

Mary MacLaren and David Foley (image © The Sports Journalist)

Northamptonshire Makes History with Golf Merger

The golfers of Northamptonshire have become the first in England to vote to merge their ladies’ and men’s county organisations