Saturday, 20th December, 2014

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Thursday, December 18th, 2014

from left, Mark Day, Lysa Jones, Graham Walker, Ryan Fenwick and Andrew Nicholson (© Leaderboard Photography)

England Golf coaches rewarded for ‘outstanding contribution’

Five golf coaches who go the extra mile to support their players and squads have been recognised by England Golf with new awards to mark their outstanding contribution during 2014

Leo Tarrant (courtesy of Adrian Milledge)

Miracle Man Leo Defies Doctor and The Medics

His own determination, plus support from friends, family, medical staff, Headway and The PGA has helped Leo Tarrant make a nonsense of a doom-laden prognosis, writes Adrian Milledge


Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Steven Satchwell

All change, but no change, for Steven Satchwell as he joins The Grass Group

The Grass Group have appointed Steven Satchwell as their UK Northern Area Sales Manager


Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Bigbury Golf Club calendar 1

The Beauties of Bigbury Golf Club

Bigbury Ladies turn ‘calendar girls’ to raise money for good causes


Monday, December 15th, 2014

Charley Hull

Charley Hull is youngest winner of LET Order of Merit

Charley Hull has made history as the youngest winner of the 2014 Ladies European Tour ISPS HANDA Order of Merit title, just 12 months after being named Rookie of the Year

Colin Montgomerie  with the John Jacobs Trophy

Montgomerie lifts the John Jacobs Trophy

Colin Montgomerie revisited a familiar end of season feeling when he was officially crowned the European Senior Tour’s Number One player in Mauritius


Friday, December 12th, 2014

Tenniel Chu and EGCOA President Alexander Baron von Spoercken

EGCOA Honour Visionary Industry Leaders in 2014

2014 was a visionary year for the European Golf Course Owners Association with the successful launch of the VISION 2020 project at the European Golf Business Conference


Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Albert MacKenzie (Getty Images)

Mackenzie Named as GB&I PGA Cup Vice Captain

Devon-based PGA Professional Albert MacKenzie will realise a lifelong ambition after being unveiled as PGA Cup vice-captain .....read the full story »

Syngenta’s Caroline Carroll and Ed Carter from Everris with Derek Walder

‘Mr Saltex’ Derek Walder Wins IOG Lifetime Achievement Award

Derek Walder, former groundsman at Wimbledon FC and for almost 40 years site manager of the annual SALTEX Sports Amenity & Landscape Trade Exhibition, has won the IOG Everris & Syngenta Lifetime Achievement Award


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Garia golfcar MID

New hire at Garia golf cars

Garia luxury golf cars and leisure vehicles expands by appointing Shaun Wynne as regional manager, responsible for the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Jack Nicklaus receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005

Congressional Gold Medal for Jack Nicklaus

Medal recognises Nicklaus’ Service to the U.S. Nation in promoting Excellence, Good Sportsmanship, and Philanthropy

TGI Golf logo

TGI Golf announces shortlist for Partner Awards 2014

The TGI Golf Partnership, golf’s leading retail services group, owned by PGA Professionals, has announced the shortlists for its coveted Partner awards .....read the full story »

Edward Ainsworth (left) collects his award from Nick Brown of Ransomes Jacobsen

BIGGA Golf Awards Herald Greenkeeping Excellence

The winners of the inaugural awards for golf greenkeeping excellence have been announced at the Institute of Groundsmanship annual Industry Awards, in partnership with British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association


Monday, December 8th, 2014

john heggarty tn

Royal Liverpool Pro Named PGA Captain-Elect

Royal Liverpool head PGA Professional John Heggarty has received an early Christmas gift after being named PGA Captain-elect


Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

World of Golf Master Professional Jon Woodroffe (right) with golfer Callum Elliott ahead of his 50,000th lesson

World of Golf Professional Conducts 50,000th Lesson

Teaching milestone includes 20,000 newcomers to the sport


Monday, December 1st, 2014

Sarah Stirk and KK Downing

The Astbury’s latest ambassador set to cause a Stir-k

Shropshire golf course The Astbury has unveiled Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk as its latest ambassador .....read the full story »


Friday, November 28th, 2014

Sean Corte-Real (left) with  Cristobal Guerreo

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club Bring International Expertise On Board

One of Continental Europe’s Top 100 Courses continues to develop its world apart reputation with the announcement of the appointment of globally-experienced Director of Golf, Sean Corte-Real


Thursday, November 27th, 2014

PGA Professional Terry Gosden with a group of soldiers

PGA Pros On Parade

A number of unsung PGA pros have been playing a small but important part in rehabilitating some of Britain’s injured servicemen through the PGA Golf Buddy Programme .....read the full story »


Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Doug Wright

Wright promoted to global role with Wilson Golf

Former club assistant set to run commercial operation from Chicago


Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jon Woodroffe (left) is presented with The PGA inEngland (South) ‘Coach of The Year’ award by Rob Edwards, PGA Professional and Chairman of The PGA in England (South)

Jon Woodroffe Named Regional Golf Coach Of The Year

World of Golf Master Professional recognised for service to the sport


Friday, November 21st, 2014

Lely has announced the appointment of David Cole to head up its turfcare division.

David Cole Returns To Lely To Head Up Turfcare Division

Lely UK has announced the appointment of David Cole to head up the company’s turfcare division, best known for its distribution of Toro professional turf machinery and irrigation products for the golf, sport and amenity sectors .....read the full story »

Will Scotson

Yamaha Motor appoint Will Scotson as National Golf Car Sales Manager

Will Scotson brings a wealth of experience from the vehicle battery market, where he has worked for the last 16 years, most recently for the Trojan distributor

Dan Lightfoot

Daniel Lightfoot joins Syngenta as new UK Turf Business Manager

Daniel Lightfoot combines practical, technical and communication experience in turf management to provide support for greenkeepers and golf businesses to get the best results from Syngenta products


Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Littlestone's Hole 17

Historic Littlestone Moves Forward with New Commercial Appointments

Littlestone Golf Club appoints Sarah Saunders, formally of Chart Hills, as Sales & Marketing Manager and Adrian Simmonds, from The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, as the new Food & Beverage Manager


Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Peter Alliss was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Golf Industry (from left) Ela Clark; Graham Frost, Senior Consultant World Golf Awards; Peter Alliss; Steve Rider

Inaugural World Golf Awards winners revealed at Conrad Algarve, Portugal

In a special presentation, Peter Alliss was recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Golf Industry