Monday, 27th April, 2015

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Friday, April 24th, 2015

Peter Fjällman (left) hands over as President to Tom Mackenzie

EIGCA Elect Tom Mackenzie as President

Members of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects have elected Tom Mackenzie as their new President in succession to Peter Fjällman

From left: Fraser Liston, Petrina Johnson and Matt Cooper

New Staff Appointments at Marriott Forest of Arden

Forest of Arden, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club, has announced the appointment of five new staff within its golf operations team


Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo to play his last Open at St Andrews

Great Britain’s greatest golfer of the modern era, Sir Nick Faldo MBE, will play in his last Open at St Andrews this summer on the 25th anniversary of his victory at the home of golf

Amanda and Simon

Amanda moves into fast lane to provide drive for The Aspiration Group

The renowned golf, event and travel business has appointed Silverstone’s former head of sales, Amanda Macchi, to the role of group sales and marketing director


Monday, April 20th, 2015

Keith Pelley

Keith Pelley unveiled as new Chief Executive of The European Tour

Keith Pelley, currently President of Rogers Media in Canada, has enjoyed an extensive and highly successful career in the worlds of sport and media. George O’Grady will remain with The European Tour as President of International Relations

England Golf award winners

Inspirational England Golf award winners are honoured

They were celebrated at a gala dinner for their excellent and innovative activities which support for the England Golf strategy, ‘Raising Our Game’


Friday, April 17th, 2015

StayPrime Global logo

StayPrime Global Announces New Management Appointments

StayPrime Global announce that Jerry Kilby and Benjamin Baron Rodrigues will be joining the Board of Management for StayPrime Global with immediate effect


Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Eduardo Ruiz

Ruiz Swaps Valderrama for New Golf Role at La Manga Club

Eduardo Ruiz is looking forward to writing an exciting new chapter in La Manga Club’s golfing history after being named as the new director of golf

Callaway logo

Callaway Golf Company Appoints Robert Julian As CFO

The Company has appointed Robert K. Julian as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 11, 2015. Brad Holiday, who has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2000, announced his impending retirement in December 2014


Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

AP McCoy

AP McCoy to star in BMW PGA Celebrity Pro-Am challenge

Legendary jockey AP McCoy is confirmed for BMW PGA Championship curtain raiser with rowing Olympic Gold medallists Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent also among the stellar line-up


Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Wesley Copper

Exciting Appointment at Clere Golf

Clere Golf has recently recruited Wesley Copper as Business Development Manager to develop opportunities with clubs and resorts across the UK and Europe


Friday, April 10th, 2015

ASGCA website

New Associate Members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects

Worldwide reach of American Society of Golf Course Architects again demonstrated; designs from three new members extend from U.S. to South America, Europe and Asia


Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Steve Smyers

Steve Smyers elected president of American Society of Golf Course Architects

The Lakeland, Florida, resident reminds members, “The game of golf is extremely healthy!”

Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi; Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable John Boehner; Congressional Gold Medal recipient Jack Nicklaus; Democratic Leader of the United States Senate, the Honorable Harry Reid; and Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the Honorable Mitch McConnell (photo www.nicklaus.com)

Jack Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal

Emotional Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal in the company of family, friends and dignitaries in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Ryan Anderton Highspeed Group's new Business Manager

New appointment for Highspeed Group Ltd

Highspeed Group Ltd has recently appointed Ryan Anderton as Business Development Manager

Diane Whitworth

Bernhard Appoint Diane Whitworth as Marketing Communications Manager

Based at the company’s head office in Rugby, Diane will oversee the marketing, advertising and PR for the company worldwide


Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Chris Plumridge 1944-2015

Christopher Harry Plumridge 1944-2015

The Association of Golf Writers has lost one of its most humorous, respected and gifted writers with the passing of Chris Plumridge


Monday, April 6th, 2015

Roland McPhearson (centre) flanked by Stephen Tucker, CEO of IGCEMA (left), and Rupert Price, Sales Director of Ransomes Jacobsen (right) following the presentation of the IGCEMA Edwin Budding Award

Roland McPhearson wins 2014 IGCEMA Edwin Budding award

Roland McPhearson, Equipment Manager at Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Alabama, is the 2014 winner of the Edwin Budding Award, which is sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen .....read the full story »


Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Nicky Lumb (courtesy of Adrian Milledge)

Lumb Taking The Positives Into PGA Captaincy

Nicky Lumb has embarked on his two year stint as PGA captain eager to emphasise the positives in the sport

Samantha Hudson, Fuller’s London Pride Golf Steward of the Year

Samantha is crowned England’s Steward of the Year

Samantha Hudson, from Swaffham Golf Club in Norfolk, is the new Fuller’s London Pride Golf Steward of the Year


Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Celebrity Cup website

Kay and Keating Join Celebrity Cup Line-Up

Vernon Kay and Ronan Keating will line up on opposing teams when they take part in the Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor from 4-5 July

Andrew Newton of Golphinforkids

Golphinforkids Appoints New Area Representative

Golphinforkids – the innovative new concept in golf clubs for children – has appointed Andrew Newton as sales representative for the south of England

Alan Pierce

Godfreys Golf & Turf appoint Alan Pierce MG

The leading John Deere turf equipment dealer in south-east England announces Alan Pierce will be joining the company as Sales Manager, Commercial Products, Southern Region. Alan joins the company from Ham Manor Golf Club


Monday, March 30th, 2015

Frank Heery

Frank Heery Named VP Agronomy Services for OnGolf

Heery brings more than 20 years’ of successful experience in the golf course industry to OnGolf. He served as Director of Agronomy for the Club at Mediterra in Naples, Florida


Friday, March 27th, 2015

Keith Pickard Macdonald Hotels and Resorts Director of Golf

New Director of Golf at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, the UK’s largest independent hotel group, has named Keith Pickard as its new Group Director of Golf to oversee its golf portfolio