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Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

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

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Syngenta and BIGGA Set To Help Golf Unlock Its True Potential

Syngenta has joined forces with BIGGA to extend its exciting project to support and help to revitalise the golf industry – Unlocking Golf’s True Potential

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

AGIF Superintendent Volunteer Education Programme 2014

AGIF Superintendent Volunteer Education Programme Returns to Sentosa

For the third year in succession, the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s Superintendent Volunteer Education Programme will be staged in conjunction with the HSBC Women’s Champions

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Delegates at the MDP programme in Bournemouth at the West Hants Club

Bournemouth blast of Education for CMAE

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 1 was a roaring success for the London and Home Counties region

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Jeffrey Kreafle

Jeffrey Kreafle of Bellerive CC to speak at CMAE Midlands & North Region

The seminar on 23rd February at the Marriott Forest of Arden in Warwickshire is held in conjunction with the 59 Club 

KPMG Women's PGA logo

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit

Advisory Council for KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit comprised of leaders across business, sports and media

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Bryan McCabe, foreground left, signs the agreement with Franck Bruyere, director of food and beverage at Fairmont St Andrews, watched by (l-r) the resort’s human resources manager, Carol-Ann Hibbert, and students Josh Ford, Lynne Gilfillan and Keith Wallace

Five-Star Fairmont St Andrews Is Hospitable To Students

The stunning Fairmont St Andrews, the luxury resort at the Home of Golf, is helping boost the job prospects of students at a local college the full story »

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Temple has recruited Ben Kebby as the new Course Manager

Temple Golf Club Is Being Revitalised

After six months the Club has attracted 70 new members and the affordable, flexible and family-friendly scheme for today’s golfer is proving a great success the full story »

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Golf Datatech globe tn

Golf Datatech, LLC & Yano Research Institute Ltd. Unveil World Golf Report 2015

In a First-Of-Its-Kind Worldwide Study Golf Datatech, LLC & Yano Research Institute Ltd will provide detailed analysis of the geography, size and economic significance of the $8.7 billion worldwide golf equipment market

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

(from left) Hamish Grey (SGU), Karin Sharp (SLGA) and Douglas Dow of St John Scotland (photo Kenny Smith)

SGU & SLGA Agree 3-Year Deal for Defibrillators at national events

St John Scotland (SJS) has agreed to gift a life-saving defibrillator device to all Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association national event venues

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Scottsh Golf Amalgamation

Independent Poll of SGU Clubs for Amalgamation Proposal

All clubs affiliated to the Scottish Golf Union are being urged to vote in an independent Poll over the coming weeks, as part of the Proposal to amalgamate the SGU and the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association

Monday, January 26th, 2015

CMAE website

CMAE’s Education Policy Board announces its 2015 Education Schedule

The Calendar features 16 Management Development Programmes taking place throughout the year and hosted across 6 European countries


New Awards to Recognise Best Practice in Amenity Spraying

The Amenity Forum’s Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards aim to improve overall standards by identifying the best practice to enhance results and share experiences

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Former European Tour golfer, Lesley Mackay will lecture on the new degree.

New Pro Golf Degree Course Launched in Scottish Highlands

The degree has won support from Jack Nicklaus who has praised Dornoch’s role in developing education and promoting golf

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

WeareGolf website grab

National Golf Day 2015 Set For April 15 In Washington, D.C.

Mike Hughes named 2015 We Are Golf board chairman