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Archive for the ‘Management Topics’ Category

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


KPMG releases Regional Golf Market Snapshot in Central and Eastern Europe

In terms of development, golf in Central and Eastern Europe is growing while other established European markets are rather stagnant

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Hillier Hopkins launch the annual benchmarking survey

Hillier Hopkins, the firm of golf club specialist accountants, has been running this survey for more than ten years. It is open to both member and proprietary clubs and all participants receive a copy

Mowing on dewy green

Autumn Dew Points To Disease Risk

As we move into autumn, moist air flows from the west create dewy mornings with wet leaf surfaces that are slow to dry. Combined with the milder conditions seen in recent years, it is likely to lead to early outbreaks of foliar diseases

Monday, October 17th, 2016

(from left) European tour player Felipe Aguilar; Nathan Homer, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer at the European Tour; RSM golf ambassador Andy Sullivan; David Gwilliam, RSM Chief Operating Officer; Dr Matt Bridge from the University of Birmingham; and Steve Todd, Deputy Media Communications Director at the European Tour at the launch of the RSM player performance study

RSM and European Tour launch new player performance study

RSM, a leading audit, tax and consulting firm, and the European Tour are collaborating on a new player performance study designed to help golfers at all levels improve their performance

Friday, October 14th, 2016

QHotels group director of golf, John Angus (Picture by Mark Newcombe)

QHotels Welcomes New Report On Golf and Well-Being

The leading hotel chain is at the heart of the game’s drive to attract new players, and has given its full backing to the latest study into golf published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine this month

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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Golf centre makes it their business to be the best

The Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge, aims to be the best ‘learn to play’ centre in the area and has drawn up an action plan, inspired by lessons learned at an England Golf Business Growth Forum for clubs

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Dr Roger Hawkes, Stephen Gethins MP and Dr Andrew Murray at The Old Course, St Andrews

Parliament welcomes health benefits of golf

Members of Parliament have hailed the health benefits of golf, following a recently published scientific review by researchers at the University of Edinburgh

Friday, October 7th, 2016


Europe’s winter forecast from AccuWeather

Frequent storms to batter UK; mild winter to spare France and Germany; late-season rain to target areas from northern Spain to Italy; Snow to blanket Alps; Warm, dry conditions to grip Iberian Peninsula and Balkans; Late-season cold shots to target eastern Europe

Thursday, October 6th, 2016


Golf & Health Project to highlight how golf can benefit all

Unique project aiming to assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf launched around the world. An academically rigorous methodology examines pre-existing research while new research will fill knowledge gaps and show golf’s role in health and wellbeing

(from left) Paul Copsey, Work Based Assessor - Hadlow College, apprentices Callum Melody and Adam Richardson and Anthony Stockwell, Sports Turf Assessor – Hadlow College

Notable Greenkeeping First for Hadlow College

Hadlow College in Kent is the first organisation in the UK to Offer Golf Greenkeeping Standard Apprenticeship

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Howie Roberts (left) and Mike Reed

59club Dazzle in Dubai

59club Director, Mark Reed is back from his Tour of the UAE where he has been busy, assisting UAE clubs to do members & club life best

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

The Diploma recipients with CMAE’s Director of Education Michael Braidwood. From left to right Michael, Ian, Derek, Gay

Irish Club Management Diploma Success

Three Irish Club Industry Professionals received their Club Management Diplomas at a recent presentation ceremony in Dublin. The Diploma is awarded across Europe and the Middle East by the Club Managers Association of Europe as a key qualification in its Management Development Programme’s education pathway

Monday, October 3rd, 2016


Sport Remembers The Somme 1916-2016

As part of its Somme 100 commemorations, The Royal British Legion is urging golf clubs to fly a Poppy pin flag on the 16th hole of their club’s course

Eric Lynge

TPC Kuala Lumpur to Host Malaysian Turfgrass Management Seminar

On October 17-18 the award-winning TPC Kuala Lumpur will be the venue for the second Golf Course Superintendents Association of Malaysia and Asian Golf Industry Federation Turfgrass Management Seminar

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


EGCOA Adds 5th key-opportunity “Fore Health Play Golf”

The European Golf Course Owners Association has announced the addition of the Health benefits of Golf to its Vision 2020 project, developed to provide a roadmap for the sustainable development of the European golf industry

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

North Hants Golf Club have also taken advantage of a professional new ‘Serious’ look for their Food & Beverage team

Club Together with Material Matters

With over 60 new club reviews completed in the first half of 2016, Material Matters continues to highlight savings across an ever expanding portfolio of purchasing for golf clubs across the UK

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Ian Bonser (third from left) and his 3 Hammers team

Short courses are good for golf participation

Can a short course attract new golfers? Ian Bonser, Owner of 3 Hammers Golf Complex knows they can – as he has done it and will share his secrets to developing an award winning business at GolfBIC 2017

Monday, September 19th, 2016


Essential Health & Safety Training For All Employees

Promote Training, the eLearning provider dedicated to the UK golf industry, have launched the first in their ‘Essentials’ series of courses entitled “Health & Safety Awareness”


Introducing the Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping

As one of the Government’s ‘Trailblazers’, the Greenkeepers Training Committee has worked together with City & Guilds and is proud to announce the launch the new Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping in England

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Nick Randle with Alan Morris (courtesy of the PGA)

Life-Saving Golf Pro Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

An assistant PGA professional at Nuneaton Golf Club helped save the life of a club member after he had collapsed on the course. Following the incident the Club has also purchased a second defibrillator to keep out on the course for the greenkeeping staff

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

BMI Bangkok

Industry Experts Share Knowledge at Bangkok BMI Course

Staged at Bangkok’s Thana City Golf and Sports Club, the five-day course was presented by the Asian Golf Industry Federation and the Club Managers Association of America

Castle Stuart Golf Links 9th Green

Castle Stuart Tees up Leading Edge Series Talks

The conference on 20 and 21 September is held in conjunction with GEO and features the Emirates Golf Club, PGA Catalunya and the turf equipment manufacturer, Jacobsen

Monday, September 12th, 2016


New website from CONGU

The Council of National Golf Unions has launched an improved layout which is simpler to use and more ‘instructional’ for both players and club officials

Friday, September 9th, 2016


UK Q2 Golf Rounds Played Decrease

Leading sports research company SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. (SMS INC.) has announced decreased figures in its Golf Rounds Played study for the second quarter 2016 compared with the previous year


Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Founded Sept. 13, 1926, at Sylvania Country Club in Toledo, Ohio, the organization was first called the National Association of Greenkeepers of America the full story »