Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

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

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

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

© Leaderboard Photography

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

R&A logo

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

Sprint6Golf clockDSC04528

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

GCMA website screengrab

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

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

Consumer Graphic 2

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

my59 logo

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

Muirfield website home page grab

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 »

Bentra Golf Course

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

R&A Pace of Play manual cover

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

Royal Troon logo large

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

SMS INC logo


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

PGAs of Europe - 2016 Business Club

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

APPGG webpage

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