Tuesday, 30th August, 2016

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category


Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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Muirfield Seeks Fresh Ballot On Women Members

The Club Committee will now seek authority from the membership, at a Special General Meeting, to hold a fresh postal ballot before the end of the year. The R&A has welcomed this development

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SPRINT6GOLF Proves a Hit with Golfers around the UK

Played over just six holes and utilising a 30-second shot clock, SPRINT6GOLF is the brainchild of Tom Critchley, the son of Sky Sports commentator and ex-Walker Cup player, Bruce Critchley


Friday, June 24th, 2016

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BIGGA reacts to UK’s European Union referendum decision

In the wake of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has reaffirmed its pledge to support its almost 6,000 members

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Survey underlines importance of online Golf Course Reviews to UK Golfers

In a recent Golfshake survey of over 4000 UK golfers, 80% of golfers said that they read reviews to help them find new courses to play with 74% stating that those ratings had, at times helped them to decide whether to play a new course or not


Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive GEO; Johnnie-Cole Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships The R&A; David Brown, Environmental Advisor Royal Troon Golf Club (photo credit The R&A)

GreenLinks leads sustainability for The Open

The R&A has launched a new initiative designed to make The Open one of the world’s most sustainable sporting events

(from left) Kentaro Makino (Area Product Coordinator Golfcars and Power Products); Kazuhiro Kuwata (President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.); Lodewijk Klootwijk (CEO of the EGCOA) and Bart Lanser (Area Product Coordinator Golfcars and Power Products)

EGCOA and Yamaha Golf Cars announce their partnership

Through their partnership, the EGCOA and Yamaha hope to give national golf course owners associations and their members a tool to build their strategy upon for the coming years to find and bind more players into the game .....read the full story »


Monday, June 20th, 2016

Ivano Ficalbi Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa

South African golf bodies join global sustainability drive

PGA of South Africa, Club Managers Association of Southern Africa and Turf Grass Managers Association of Southern Africa, the three bodies at the heart of the South African golf industry have committed to the vision of the Golf Environment Organization


Friday, June 17th, 2016

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Swans Kick Off With FootGolf

FootGolf Chester, the first purpose-built FootGolf course in Cheshire, has been designed by Suffolk-based Swan Golf Designs and opened as a nine-hole facility with the possibility of extending to 18 holes

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Dubai Delight!

The CMAE’s Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 1, hosted at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, was a great success


Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Mystery Golf Club Shoppers Tee Off

The team at Golf Development Wales have been working closely with a group of dedicated volunteers in identifying areas of good practice which should be encountered during a visit to a golf club


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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R&A Introduces New Pace of Play Measures for Amateur Events

The R&A has introduced two new measures to its Pace of Play Condition ahead of The Amateur Championship being played at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig in Wales this week

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Promote Training Attracts More International Delegates

Promote Training, the golf club management eLearning company, are proving that geography really is no barrier to their training courses following two recent enrolments from Asia – extending their international reach into 12 countries


Friday, June 10th, 2016

Sports Minister David Evennett  MP (© Andrew Fosker)

PGA Back Parliamentary Golf Group

The PGA the R&A, England Golf, Sky and Sports Publications Ltd in backing the Group, which comprises of Members of all major political parties and from both Houses of Parliament, and has the singular remit to “support the sport of golf.”

High profile golf coach Gareth Johnston loves ProAgenda.com

“Couldn’t be happier!” Top teaching pro Gareth Johnston gets ProAgenda.com

Calcot Park’s PGA Head Professional and Director of Golf Gareth Johnston switches over to ProAgenda.com, and explains why he now knows it’s the best decision he could have made .....read the full story »


Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Tamlyn Edmonds, Partner EMM

BGIA Reinforces the Message that Selling Counterfeit Goods is Illegal

The British Golf Industry Association (BGIA) has secured the services of London Solicitors Edmonds Marshall McMahon (EMM) to act as a private Counterfeit Prosecutor for all its members FOC


Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Geoffrey Crosskill Certificate from GWR

Norfolk golfer, 94, Sets Club Membership Guinness World Record

Geoffrey Crosskill joined Eaton Golf Club, Norwich, in 1934 and had been a member continuously for 82 years and 18 days when his record was certified

Joe Perdue

Joe Perdue Bursary Applications for the 2016 Award now open

This year the Joe Perdue Bursary will provide 2 awards to 2 worthy candidates. The closing date for applications for the 2016/17 academic year is 1st August 2016


Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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Over 190,000 try golf – and pump millions into English clubs

The figure is identified in England Golf’s latest County Impact Report which highlights growing participation and club memberships in the year to the end of March 2016, despite a wet winter

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R&A and USGA Publish Paper on Driving Distance in Professional Golf

Data from Seven Major Tours around the World is included in the document which in future will be updated annually. The 18 page report is available to download free of charge


Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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Innovative New Format, SPRINT6GOLF, Launches

A quicker, shorter format of golf for players of all ages and abilities, SPRINT6GOLF, has been launched, with several key golf governing bodies supporting the exciting new concept


Friday, May 27th, 2016

David Colclough

CPD Helps PGA Pros Keep On Top Of Their Game

A thirst for knowledge and desire to improve has seen PGA Professionals earn more than 135,000 continuous professional development points over the past winter

Blairgowrie Golf Club Rosemount Course

Joined up technology streamlines Blairgowrie’s administration

Three developers – Open Solutions, BedfordBeck and HandicapMaster – have created a fully integrated software package that maximises a top Scottish golf club’s administrative efficiency


Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Tilgate Forest Golf Club

Glendale commits to beating slow play with ‘Get Ready Golf’

One of the UK’s largest golf groups is getting proactive about pace of play, with a high-visibility, long-term programme now in place at all venues


Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

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HMRC to begin to refund payments to golf clubs over visitor green fee VAT case

The long running dispute between HMRC and members’ golf clubs regarding the issue of whether visitor green fee income is exempt from VAT appears to be nearing a conclusion

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