Saturday, 28th May, 2016

Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category


Friday, April 22nd, 2016

IGF logo

Olympics Statement from The International Golf Federation

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa has joined Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Australia’s Adam Scott in declaring to his country’s golf association that he is not available for the Olympics


Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Padraig Harrington

R&A Shows Support for Nine Hole Golf with New Championship at Royal Troon

In 2017, the event will be expanded to cover golf clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with players being given the opportunity to qualify at nine hole events held by The R&A’s affiliated national associations in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

AGIF CEO Eric Lynge [far right] responds to a question during the President’s Panel session (picture by Joel Chan)

Asian Club Managers Focus on ‘Preparing for the Future’

Organised by the Club Managers’ Association of Singapore in collaboration with the Asian Golf Industry Federation and the China Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, more than 160 delegates attended the 11th Asian Club Managers Conference


Friday, April 15th, 2016

Golf Group Chairman Karl McCartney

MPs debate the Economic Value of Golf

The Adjournment Debate was applied for by Lincoln MP and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group, Karl McCartney. Sports Minister, Rt Hon David Evennett responded to the points raised in the debate on behalf of the Government


Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Participants in BMI Asia Pacific

New Era Dawns for Club Managers in Asia

A new era for club managers in Asia has been ushered in with the staging of the inaugural Business Management Institute [BMI] course in the region


Friday, April 8th, 2016

England Golf logo

England Golf to develop direct marketing channel

Graham Yates, Chairman of England Golf, has written to member clubs promoting an Industry Green Fee and Golfer Registration Initiative, He asks for their participation in an on-line survey to gauge their support for ‘for an industry initiative which will shape the future of golf in England’

(from left): Anthony Scanlon, Sandra Gal, Missy Franklin, Shanshan Feng and Amy Alcott (photo credit Gabriel Roux)

U.S. Gold Medallists Franklin and Vonn Get Behind Olympic Golf

With little more than four months until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, United States Olympic gold medallists Missy Franklin and Lindsey Vonn have thrown their weight behind golf’s inclusion in the Games and given professional golfers a taste of what to expect in August


Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The delegates at the MDP 2 programme in Stirling, with key note speak Gregg Patterson

Super Stirling

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success for its hosts Scottish Golf Ltd


Friday, April 1st, 2016

Eddie Bullock explaining what it takes to be an effective manager

Over 80 Delegates Complete BIGGA’s Future Turf Managers’ Initiative

The fourth BIGGA FTMI, made possible by Jacobsen, had a further 21 delegates visiting the company’s European headquarters in Ipswich for three days of intensive training

Larry Ross

Ross Ready to Connect at AGIF Business Management Institute Course

Building a connection with attendees at next month’s Business Management Institute course in Singapore is the aim of Club Managers Association of America member Dr Larry Ross


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Parliamentary Golf Group website

Economic Value of Golf to be Debated in Parliament

A debate is to take place in the House of Commons on the value of golf to the UK economy

Quick Golf website

‘Nine is fine’ is the message as Quick Golf launches in Dunkeld

There’s nothing more enjoyable than playing 18 holes of golf, but playing nine is a fine way to enjoy it too, says the team behind Quick Golf, launching in May at Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club


Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Business Growth Forums

Clubs make it their business to raise their game

Let’s Raise Our Game, the England Golf training and education programme for clubs, has launched with a hugely successful series of Business Growth Forums

The Leading Edge delegates outside the Emirates clubhouse

Second ‘Leading Edge Series’ Event Hosted By Emirates Golf Club

Hosted by the team at Emirates, in conjunction with GEO and supported by Jacobsen, the Desert Series was an opportunity for senior management at golf clubs across the Middle East to network and learn from each other and respected experts from within the golf industry

Dubai Paspalum Seminar 2016

Seminar on Seashore Paspalum draws nearly 100 in the Gulf Region

Golf course superintendents and sports field managers from across the Gulf Region gathered in Dubai last week to learn more about the sustainable qualities and management practices of seashore paspalum

Defibs, West Lothian

St John Scotland Continue Club Defib Support

For a couple of hours on Tuesday afternoon West Lothian Golf Club near Linlithgow was perhaps the safest place in Scotland to be for anyone in danger of suffering a cardiac arrest


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, Karl McCartney JP MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, and Professor Simon Shibli, Head of the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, launch the new report (photo The R&A)

UK Golfers Spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014

According to an independent report UK golfers spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014, accounting for 14% of all consumer spending on sport, and golf paid £990 million in taxes to the government

The delegates at the MDP 2 programme in Dublin

Dublin delight!

CMAE’s latest Management Development Programme (MDP) Part 2 was a complete success for its hosts the Irish Golf and Club Managers Association


Monday, March 21st, 2016

Jeffrey Kreafle

Kreafle Primed for AGIF Business Management Institute Course

Club Managers Association of America member Jeffrey Kreafle, General Manager at Congressional Country Club, will deliver ‘the write stuff’ to attendees at next month’s Business Management Institute course in Singapore


Friday, March 18th, 2016

(from left) Wang Liwei, Vice President of China Golf Association, Liang Wen Chong, Captain of the China Olympic Golf Team,Dominic Wall, Director of Asia-Pacific, The R&A

Update from Beijing – Developing the golf industry in China

Report from The R&A Seminar on Sustainable Golf Course Design, Renovation & Maintenance in Asia


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

PlayMoreGolf has partnered with De Vere Venues, which includes Wychwood Park, Cheshire, to offer golfers a new, affordable and flexible approach to club membership

PlayMoreGolf introduces online flexible points-based membership

The UK’s first online points-based flexible membership programme, has partnered with De Vere Venues, one of the country’s leading proprietary golf venue operators

(from left) Micah Woods, Dominic Wall, Steve Isaac, Sam Thomas, Pirapon Namatra, Paul Jansen

R&A steps forward to promote golf sustainability in Asia

Geared to promoting sustainable golf course design, development and management in the region the R&A is staging a series of six seminars to be held across Asia through to 2018


Monday, March 14th, 2016

irst year students at the new John Deere Apprentice Training Centre, with John Deere Limited training centre manager Richard Halsall and ProVQ programme manager Ian Crowder (centre left and right), and group trainers Sebastian Gillbard (left) and Benjamin Hobster (right).

John Deere opens new Apprentice Training Centre

A timely announcement for National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, which runs from March 14th-18th


Friday, March 11th, 2016

Bayer Turf Manual

New turf manual from Bayer

Bayer’s new turf manual is now available as either a hard copy version, or as a downloadable file from the company website


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Richmond Golf Club – Living Wall, winner of Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year

STRI Honours Golf Environment Award Winners

Following a rigorous inspection of 27 golf clubs across the UK by STRI’s team of experts, the winners of the 2016 Awards have been announced