Friday, 9th October, 2015

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Monday, August 24th, 2015

PowaKaddy rental trolleys

PowaKaddy Trolley Rentals lead PGA Professionals on major sales track

An increase in PowaKaddy rental fleets being taken on by golf clubs across the UK and Ireland has helped boost businesses with significant extra revenue this summer

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Free pints being served for quick golfers

Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Takes Firm Stance on Pace of Play

The High Wycombe based club is offering generous incentives to ensure a positive Pace of Play

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Kota Permai Golf and Country Club

AGIF Promotes Steps to Improving Course Conditions

Improving the conditioning of golf courses throughout Malaysia is the aim of a new educational seminar organised by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Malaysia and Asian Golf Industry Federation

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

It’s not just golfers who are in danger on golf courses

Danger on Course: The Risks and Liabilities Involved in Golf

Bob Hunt, Chairman of International Design Group and author of ‘Golf Course Design – Safety Guidelines’ and ‘Golf Driving Ranges – a Design Guide’ has established a new consultancy: Golfsafetyexpert

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Kota Permai Golf and Country Club

AGIF Confirms Educational Seminars

The inaugural Golf Course Superintendents Association of Malaysia and Asian Golf Industry Federation Turfgrass Management Seminar will tee-off a hectic end-of-year schedule

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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Last Call for STRI Golf Environment Awards

The Awards reward both individuals and golf courses for their commitment to environmentally sustainable projects. Entries should be submitted by Friday 14 August

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Wycombe Heights, a BGL Golf venue

BGL Golf Teams Up With Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)

The operator of 22 golf courses throughout the UK is to collaborate with Open Air Laboratories in its continued commitment to be the industry-leading owner of environmentally sustainable golf operations

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Rounds Played Year to Date - National

SMS INC. Reveals Positive Q2 Golfing Numbers

The average number of rounds played has increased by 3.5% in this quarter when compared to last year and the half yearly total of rounds played is up 6.7% compared to in 2014

Friday, July 31st, 2015


The VAT Distortion: UK Golf Team in talks with HM Treasury

Following a meeting on 29th July, HM Treasury has agreed to continue a dialogue with a UKGCOA/England Golf/KPMG project team to consider agreeing a resolution to the VAT distortion in golf the full story »

Slaley Hall Priestman 4th

QHotels Steps Up Golf Membership Drive

The UK’s largest golf resort operator has taken its commitment to raising golf membership numbers across England and Scotland to new heights offering six-week packages from just £45

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Helen Hammond – Marketing and Business Development Specialist

FSPA Offer Free Social Media Seminar to Members

The Federation of Sport and Play Association is offering a free social media seminar for all its members. It will take place in Warwickshire (venue TBC) on 23rd September 2015

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Microscopy demo

Turf Science Live opens the world of turf R&D

Over 80 greenkeepers and groundsmen had the exciting chance to experience the inner workings of the UK’s largest and most sophisticated specialist crop and turf R&D facility

GMG Directors David Valentine and Scott Partington with Contracts Manager ambassador Steve Rider

200+ clubs benefiting from innovative Golf Club Management portal

Over 200 Golf Clubs, plus hundreds more businesses in the leisure sector across the UK, are already benefiting from a product recently launched by GMG, Golf Management Group

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Returns on renovation can last into the long term. Indian Creek GC in Carrollton, Texas was renovated by Jeff Brauer in 2007, and has maintained the resulting increase in revenues

U.S. Golf Course Renovations Continue To Rise

Study shows significant revenue increase at courses that opt for updates

Monday, July 20th, 2015

St Andrew Old Course 18th from Swilken Bridge

Home of Golf to Host MDP Golf Management

CMAE in partnership with SGU and SLGA announce the third running of their Golf Management Development Programme at St Andrews from 7th – 11th December 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Golf City Crowd funding

First Ever ‘Crowdfunding’ of a Golf Course

GolfCity München Puchheim, which recently opened six new holes, has received outstanding feedback for the innovative financing concept of its golf course, raising 500,000 Euro in 14 days

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Defib St John 2

St John Scotland gifts life-saving defibrillators to Scottish Open venue

St John Scotland is working with the Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association to supply the heart-start units, each costing £1,500, and training to clubs hosting national events over the next three years the full story »

Friday, July 10th, 2015

HSBC Shanghai shot

Shanghai To Play Host To 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum

World-renowned guest speakers confirm their participation in the award-winning industry gathering at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai, 1-4 November 2015

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The FSPA Holds Free HR Seminar for BGIA Members

On 30th June the Federation of Sport and Play Association (FSPA) held a free half day seminar on ‘The Employment Journey’ for its members, including British Golf Industry Association members

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Golf Datatech Launches ‘SMART’ Reports

The new ‘Summary Market Trend’ Reports are created to assist sales and marketing efforts of small to medium sized companies by providing expert insight, data and trend information on seven core golf product categories

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Phil Mickelson at Castle Stuart in 2013

Castle Stuart to be focus of Scottish Open Economic Study

As some of the world’s best golfers pitch up this week for the Scottish Open, a new study is being planned to calculate the economic value of the tournament

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) website

CGI and IGCMA team up to host Irish Golf Club Management Development Programme

Confederation of Golf in Ireland and Irish Golf & Club Managers Association team up to host Irish Golf Club Management Development Programme Part One in November 2015 for second time resounding success of inaugural programme earlier this year

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

High Five Training in action

Specialist Groundscare Training Business Launched

Ian Mitchell, the former Operator Training Specialist with Ransomes Jacobsen, has formed High Five Training, a new training business providing support for the groundscare industry

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Chambers Bay Golf Course (rtj website)

RTJ II proves ‘Brown Is Beautiful’ and sets tone for future of Golf Development

Principals of Robert Trent Jones II to deliver presentation about flexibility and sustainability to golf course owners meeting at Poppy Hills

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Clearly this is a well-run golf club (evidence of a strong GM in place!)

CMM Calls For ‘More Specialist Golf GMs’

The specialist executive search firm operating across the golf markets of Europe, Middle East and Asia, has called for General Managers at Golf Clubs to develop more specialist skills