Wednesday, 28th January, 2015

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Nairn Dunbar GC website

“Society Saturdays” at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club to encourage Golf Tourism

For 2015 Nairn Dunbar has launched its “Society Saturdays”, where golf societies of any size are able to book and reserve times in advance of throughout the year

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

England Golf Results Book

Golf clubs offered advice to survive and thrive

England Golf is offering a series of recommendations to help golf clubs increase their membership and survive and thrive in a challenging climate

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Last year's FTMI delegates

Applications Open for FTMI 2015

Launched in 2013, by Jacobsen and BIGGA, the Future Turf Managers Initiative provides opportunities for deputy and assistant greenkeepers to develop their skills

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Aylesbury Park Golf Club & Clandon Golf course manager Dale Hand, on the John Deere 7400 TerrainCut rotary mower

John Deere Golf Mowers Shape Up

Although fifty miles apart, two co-owned 18-hole courses have streamlined their operations in a novel and effective way to capitalise on the equipment

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Hillier Hopkins 2012 report cover

Annual UK Golf Clubs Survey Closing Soon

There is still time to take part in the Hillier Hopkins annual UK Golf Club Survey. The deadline is Friday 5th December

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Shooting Star Chase’s Mike Hey (left) receives the cheque from Pyrford Golf Club Captains Tuula Kaminarides and John Gilkes

Pyrford’s Record-Breaking Year Raises £13k For Local Charity

Generous golfers at Pyrford Golf Club, near Woking, have raised a record-breaking amount, in the club’s most successful charity fundraising year in memory the full story »

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Ian Randell holds the award that has just been presented by Alexander Baron von Spoercken

PGAs of Europe Receive EGCOA Award

The European Golf Course Owners Association has awarded the PGAs of Europe the 2014 EGCOA Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the golf business and the development of golf across the continent

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Diploma recipients with Kevin Fish (far left), Tony Stranger (Centre and guest speaker at the event) and Michael Braidwood (CMAE’s Director of Education)

Club Industry Professionals receive European Management Diploma

The Diploma is awarded across Europe by the Club Managers Association of Europe as a key qualification in their Management Development Programme

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Golf in SE Asia Report

Asian Golf Survey: Inaugural Findings

The first study into golf in South East Asia, titled “A View of Golf in South East Asia” was launched last week. The inaugural report is being made available to all

Majlis Course Dubai

Emirates Golf Club Receives Sustainability Award

Since investing in state-of-the-art Toro golf irrigation technologies, the Club has reduced its irrigation water consumption by more than 30 percent the full story »

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The USGA's Matt Pringle presented several topics surrounding pace of play during the two-day symposium (USGA/John O'Boyle)

USGA Partners With LPGA To Improve Pace Of Play

Employing science-driven solutions to support a healthier game, the United States Golf Association and the LPGA have announced efforts which help reduce average round time by 14 minutes

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Future of Golf website

‘The Future of Golf’ has arrived

European Golf Course Owners Association launches groundbreaking and interactive new website: ‘The Future of Golf’

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Delegates at the MDP Level 1 Course in Stirling on October 27-31

CMAE Management Development Programme hits significant milestone in Scotland

The Club Managers Association of Europe’s Management Development Programme hit a significant milestone in Scotland last week when the 100th golf club manager successfully completed the MDP level 1 programme

Target Golf

Golf Centre Changing Perceptions with ‘Open To All’ Approach

One Stop Golf centre in Hull is on course to attract 100,000 visitors in 2014 – all visiting the centre because of its range of fun, yet competitive versions of the sport of golf

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Foremost Survey

New Customer Survey Gives Massive advantage to Foremost’s EMP Members

Foremost Golf has just completed what is believed to be Europe’s largest public Equipment Survey on behalf of its Elite Marketing Programme (EMP) members

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Graden Sand Injector

Graden Sand Injector – past and present

Some golf courses have out of control organic matter, as bad as 12%. At that level they have no option than to mechanically remove it and put sand in instead to get the greens back to a healthier state

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Continue toLearn brochure cover

Improving Career Prospects at ‘Continue To Learn’

Continue to Learn and the Turf Managers’ Conference is not just for Course Managers and Head Greenkeepers

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Greg Norman watches members of China’s National Golf Team practice at Mission Hills Haikou during the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am. (Photograph by Power Sport Images for Mission Hills) 

Norman on a Mission to Help China

Major winner Greg Norman is predicting a huge future for golf in China after casting his eyes over the next generation of talent while attending the star-studded Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am

Friday, October 24th, 2014

SMS INC logo

SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. Reveals Positive Q3 Golfing Numbers for UK

Despite a third quarter encompassing major sporting events hosted in the home nations, including the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, the number of golf rounds played were up by 5.3% in comparison to the same quarter in 2013

GTC logo

GTC Apprenticeship Trailblazer – Further Government Approval

Greenkeepers Training Committee receives approval to write further occupational Standards for the Greenkeeping sector

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Jack Wells, left, and Ben Langdown

Warm Up Exercises Add Extra Length Off Tee

Two PGA Training Academy sports scientists will unveil exciting new research at a world fitness conference which is set to help golfers hit the ball further

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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Continue To Learn 2015 – Now Open For Bookings

BIGGA’s most comprehensive ever Continue to Learn programme, with over 200 hours of first-class education covering a vast range of topics, is now open for booking

Friday, October 17th, 2014

EGCOA Flexibility symbol

Flexibility: The only future model for the golf business?

In this third release of the key opportunities of the EGCOA’s VISION 2020 project to be explored at the 2014 European Golf Business Conference from the 4-6th November in Barcelona, the focus is on Flexibility the full story »

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Jim James, Augusta National, to speak at The Belfry on 10th December

At The Belfry on 10th December Jim will be speaking for the first time outside of the USA and, with his exceptional standards on customer service delivery, it is your opportunity to learn from the very best in the club industry

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Sandy Jones

Cable Off Line With Golf Comments Says PGA Chief

Government minister Vince Cable hasn’t endeared himself to the golfing community by suggesting the country’s housing crisis could be solved by building on golf courses