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Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Steve Isaac, The R&A, Kimberly Erusha, USGA and Jonathan Smith, GEO at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference 2016

Sustainable Golf Centre Stage at International Conference

The R&A, GEO and USGA were represented golf at the Global Sustainability Standards Conference in Washington DC earlier this month

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Arrowe Park’s launch event

Huge response sees FootGolf rolled out to two more Wirral courses

The Warren, Wallasey and King’s Parade, New Brighton will offer both golf and FootGolf, after more than 2,000 people played in just six weeks at Arrowe Park’s converted pitch and putt course

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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BGIA Offer Free Consumer Law and Consumer Rights Seminar to Members

The British Golf Industry Association is offering a free Consumer Law and Consumer Rights seminar for all their members. It will be held at the Reading office of Penningtons Manches LLP on 30th June

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Golf Club Managers to Exert More Control With ‘My59’

Club managers can now independently monitor service levels throughout their clubs following the launch of the innovative ‘my59’ software from the leaders in customer-service analysis, 59club

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Muirfield Members Vote To Remain A Men Only Club

The Club’s committee recommended a vote to admit women but the motion, by a narrow margin, failed to achieve the required two-thirds majority. The R&A has confirmed that The Open Championship will not be held at Muirfield again unless this policy changes


WE ARE GOLF Hosts Ninth Annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill

Nearly $70 Billion Annual Economic Impact; One in 75 U.S. Jobs Impacted by Golf Highlight Key Messages Echoed Throughout D.C the full story »

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Bernard Gallacher leads Fields in Trust Golf Club Appeal

The Fields in Trust charity has launched an appeal to golf clubs, to help raise vital funds and protect community parks and playing fields forever

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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The R&A Publishes Pace of Play Guidance Manual

A new manual giving guidance to golf clubs and golfers on ways of improving pace of play has been published by The R&A and can be freely downloaded

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Royal Troon Golf Club Consults Members

As part of its ongoing membership review, Royal Troon Golf Club has written to its 800 members, seeking views on the issue of the admission of women members

Friday, May 13th, 2016

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SMS INC. confirms that golf has had a tough start to the year, following a disappointing final quarter in 2015. The average number of rounds played has down 7.5% in the first quarter 2016 compared to the same period in 2015

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PGAE Partners Come Together for 2016 Business Club

Representatives from the PGAs of Europe’s Corporate Partners came together in May for the 2016 Business Club seeking to gain feedback, discuss ideas and share commercial and collaborative opportunities between the family of partners themselves as well

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Alan Walker and students

Latest intake of EIGCA golf course design students commence studies

The European Institute of Golf Course Architecture’s Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design (EVQGCD) is the only accredited course of its kind

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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England Golf to support Parliamentary Golf Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group has announced England Golf as a supporter. The Group does not receive any public funding and relies on supporters to enable activities

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Scottish Clubs Enjoy Membership Boosts

Scottish Golf recently enhanced their Development Officer network to strengthen its support of clubs, increasing the team of Regional Club Development Officers from three to eight

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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USGA Deepens Commitment to 9-Hole Recreational Golf Playing Format

The popular PLAY9™ program will expand in its third year to include more “PLAY9 Days” throughout the golf season, beginning on May 9 and occurring on the ninth day of each month through October

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

npower's Jason Scagell presents Elisa Beeley from Macmillan a cheque for.£15,002

Golfing enthusiast raises a wedge of cash for Macmillan

Jason Scagell, head of npower Business and former Captain of Ladbrook Park Golf Club in Solihull, supported a variety of innovative fundraising activities at the club including an Irish night, a ‘beat the pro’ competition, a Captain’s away day and plenty of auctions and raffles

Friday, April 29th, 2016


Tee Time Management eLearning course

Promote Training have launched the latest in their growing catalogue of online courses. Entitled Tee Time Management GBN readers have the opportunity to enrol onto the new course for a 25% introductory rate

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

2015 AGMS students graduating. (from left) Mike Major, Evie Carter and Tom Hefford (picture courtesy of Lee McLaughlan)

Golf Degree Tees Up Career Earnings

A survey of graduates from the PGA and University of Birmingham’s Applied Golf Management Studies honours degree shows they would rank third in the Institute of Fiscal Studies table which rated degrees in terms of earnings potential

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

PING Europe’s Managing Director John Clark

PING joins Parliamentary Golf Group

The Parliamentary Golf Group has welcomed PING as an Associate Member. With its European Headquarters in Gainsborough, PING is one of the biggest golf brands in the United Kingdom

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The Old Course at St Andrews, the first Open Venue to become GEO Certified

All Ten Open Venues Achieve Gold Standard for Sustainability

Golf’s coveted global eco-label, GEO Certified recognises clubs which have shown a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, resource efficiency and community value

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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KPMG Golf Participation Report: Stability, growth in Europe

The survey is based upon statistics compiled from local golf associations in 46 European countries and states that the continent’s golf markets are displaying positive signs of stability and growth in 2015. The Report is available to download below

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Olympics Statement from The International Golf Federation

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa has joined Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Australia’s Adam Scott in declaring to his country’s golf association that he is not available for the Olympics

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

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R&A Shows Support for Nine Hole Golf with New Championship at Royal Troon

In 2017, the event will be expanded to cover golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with players being given the opportunity to qualify at nine hole events held by The R&A’s affiliated national associations in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

AGIF CEO Eric Lynge [far right] responds to a question during the President’s Panel session (picture by Joel Chan)

Asian Club Managers Focus on ‘Preparing for the Future’

Organised by the Club Managers’ Association of Singapore in collaboration with the Asian Golf Industry Federation and the China Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, more than 160 delegates attended the 11th Asian Club Managers Conference

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Golf Group Chairman Karl McCartney

MPs debate the Economic Value of Golf

The Adjournment Debate was applied for by Lincoln MP and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group, Karl McCartney. Sports Minister, Rt Hon David Evennett responded to the points raised in the debate on behalf of the Government