Sunday, 21st December, 2014

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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 .....read 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


Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Vision 2020 Opportunity #2 – Female & Family Friendly Facilities

In this second release of the 5 key opportunities of the EGCOA’s VISION 2020 project to be explored at the 2014 European Golf Business Conference, the focus is on Family & Female .....read the full story »

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Global Golf Advisors Launches Institute for Best Practice 

The Global Golf Advisors Institute for Best Practice is a collaboration with CMAA-China Chapter, Golf Magazine China Edition and has the support of The World Golf Foundation, The Club Managers Association of America, The Asian Golf Industry Federation, Golf Environment Organization and the Tourism College of Sun Yat-Sen University

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Merlintouch™ Is A Wizard With Flexible Memberships

With an increasing number of clubs introducing flexible membership schemes, Club Systems International has seen a surge in the use of its MerlinTouch™ loyalty card system


Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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Imants SandCat draws a line in the sand at the STRI trials

Campey Turf Care Systems recently took part in the research event hosted by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) held at the STRI Research facilities in Bingley, West Yorkshire .....read the full story »


Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

A painting from the 1720s taken from the perspective of what is today the 17th fairway and would have been somewhere near the 20th hole prior to 1764. (Reproduced by kind permission of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews)

St Andrews Links celebrates 250th anniversary of 18 holes at the Old Course

The decision to reduce the world’s most famous Links from 22 to 18 holes was made by the Society of St Andrews Golfers – more commonly known today as the R&A – on October 4, 1764


Monday, October 6th, 2014

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Topgolf Redefines Golf Lessons with TopgolfU

The company that changed how people play golf is changing how they learn it too


Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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VISION 2020: A Collective Initiative

After many years of growth, the golf industry clearly has challenges to adopt to the fast changing world. Is ‘Friendship’ Golf’s Biggest Challenge & Opportunity?

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WaterGolf: Optimizing Golf’s Water Consumption by Increasing Efficiency

Wireless distributed intelligent system for irrigation optimisation and early turf disease prevention and treatment on golf courses, by Claudia de Bertoldi, Ph.D .....read the full story »

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Thatch target for turf disease control

Organic matter in greens in excess of targets – Thatch hosts high levels of disease pathogens – STRI Programme reduces organic matter and improves playing surface quality


Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Jonas Club Software Launches Fall User Conferences in UK and Ireland

Jonas Club Software has invited all of its clients throughout the UK and Ireland to attend full day education sessions, free of charge


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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EGCOA Has VISION 2020

The European Golf Course Owners Association, together with its national golf course owners associations, have developed the VISION 2020 project to create a roadmap to guide golf course owners

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Tourism and Events Are Big Winners from The 2014 Ryder Cup

Many Scottish golf clubs, tour operators and accommodation providers, including those beyond the immediate area, have reported an increase in bookings across 2014 and some are 50% up on last year


Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Scottish Golfers Sign Up in their Thousands to New Membership Card

During one of the most exciting times in Scottish golf history, club members across the country are reaping the benefits of an exciting new national affinity card – one also designed to help clubs retain and recruit membership


Friday, September 26th, 2014

Previews - 2014 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup lines up for Zero Waste

Gleneagles is awash with the flags and banners of Europe and the USA this week, but another colour is also featuring strongly – green – as event organisers and partners work to make this one of the most sustainable golf tournaments yet .....read the full story »


Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The STRI Research Event was held at Bingley, West Yoykshire

STRI Research Event Takes A Look At The Future Of Sportsturf Science

An annual research event hosted by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) and attended by hundreds of greenkeepers and groundstaff from across the UK has given valuable insight into the future of the sports turf industry


Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Golf Datatech Releases Women in Golf 2014 Study

Comprehensive Report Highlights Key Factors that Define the $900 Million U.S. Women’s Golf Market