Tuesday, 30th September, 2014

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Monday, September 29th, 2014

George O'Grady presents Jack Nicklaus with Honorary Life Membership (Getty Images)

Jack Nicklaus awarded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour

The American was presented with a silver membership card by George O’Grady outside the Gleneagles Hotel in advance of the final day of The 2014 Ryder Cup, played over the PGA Centenary Course which Nicklaus designed

Alister Tawse

New PGA Head Professional at Lanhydrock Hotel

Lanhydrock Hotel announces the appointment of new resident PGA Head Professional, Alister Tawse


Friday, September 26th, 2014

Niall Flanagan

Flanagan Joins the Board at ‘one of the finest new private golf clubs in Europe’

Niall Flanagan has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the exclusive Castiglion Del Bosco Golf Club in Tuscany .....read the full story »


Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Mike Walker, left, with Thomas Bjorn (courtesy of Getty Images)

PGA Pro Set To Tick The Bucket

Mike Walker will tick off a ‘bucket list’ ambition when he steps inside the ropes at the Ryder Cup this week


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Diane Bailey

Diane Bailey MBE to be next President of the Ladies’ Golf Union

Diane was a top amateur player, who won the British Girls’ Championship in 1961 and was runner up in the Ladies British Amateur Championship that same year


Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Darren Bartlett

Caversham Heath Golf Club appoint new PGA head golf professional

Darren Bartlett, who will relocate from Derbyshire with his wife and two children, is expected to start the role next month .....read the full story »


Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Jamie Wilson

Sunningdale Appoints Courses & Estates Manager

Sunningdale Golf Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Wilson (44) to the above position, following an extensive recruitment programme

Alex Belt claims Order of Merit with De Vere

De Vere Golf Ambassador Belt Finshes Outstanding Season On Top

Alex Belt’s phenomenal season was capped off in style as he claimed the PGA North Order of Merit and earned the opportunity to win a place at BMW PGA Championship next season


Friday, September 19th, 2014

Abacus Sportswears new CFO, Anu Uus.tn

Abacus Sportswear appoints new CFO to support company growth

The Official Apparel Supplier of the 2015 European Solheim Cup Team and Licensee to the 2014 Ryder Cup has appointed Anu Uus as its new Chief Financial Officer

Cottesmore Golf and Country Club

Five Years and Counting for Greg Evans MG

The agronomic consultancy business has evolved alongside his duties as Course Manager of Ealing Golf Club


Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O’Neill: Toro Student Greenkeeper of The Year 2014

Kevin, Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Muswell Hill Golf Club in North London, pipped runners-up Tom Freeman from Kingsdown Golf Club and Wesley Lenihan from Ealing Golf Club

Mark Hayes

Hayes appointed Golf Australia media manager

Golf Australia has appointed one of Australia’s most respected golf journalists, Mark Hayes, as its new media manager


Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Chris Wiltshire, the new branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere Limited, from 1st October

New marketing manager appointed at John Deere Limited as Gordon Day retires

Chris Wiltshire has been appointed branch tactical marketing manager at John Deere Limited and will be responsible for all John Deere’s agricultural and turf marketing in the UK and Ireland

Paul Copsey

Martin Guy Developments Appoints Paul Copsey as Projects Manager

The south east of England’s fastest growing golf course maintenance contractor, machinery hire, and specialist construction project& turf renovation companies has appointed Paul Copsey to play a key role in its business

Jean Campey, Jane Middleton, Richard Campey

Company Secretary for Campey retires after 25 years’ service

Jane Middleton, Company Secretary at Campey Turf Care Systems has retired after 25 years loyal service. Jane also had responsibility for sales ordering and processing


Monday, September 15th, 2014

John Singleton at The  Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Open Championship hero gets Oman invite

John Singleton, the Liverpool factory worker who qualified to play in this year’s Open Championship at Hoylake, will continue his dream as a professional golfer thanks to an invitation to play in the National Bank of Oman Golf Classic


Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Steve Williams

Steve Williams honored with induction into Caddie Hall of Fame

PGA Tour caddie Steve Williams was rewarded for his contribution in promoting caddies and their role in the game of golf


Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

John Bambury – will oversee Ballybunion Golf Club’s two world-class 18-hole links layouts

World Top 100 ranked Ballybunion Golf Club appoints new Course Manager

Experienced agronomist and green-keeping expert John Bambury will oversee Ballybunion Golf Club’s two world-class 18-hole links layouts,

Pierre Bechmann

Pierre Bechmann to become 10th PGAs of Europe Honorary President

Former Captain of The R&A, Pierre Bechmann will take up the reins from current Honorary President, Donato Di Ponziano, at the Association’s AGM in December

Ryan McKinnia

Club Inc. appoints new Head of Business Development

Ryan McKinnia joins the Club Inc. team in new position

David Townend at the Els Club Teluk Datai

Troon Asian Specialist has new role at The Els Club Malaysia

Industry stalwart David Townend has been appointed Senior Vice President. to oversee the company’s burgeoning golf resort position in South East Asia

Player Celebrates 15 Years of “Giving Golf A Heart”

Player Celebrates 15 Years of “Giving Golf a Heart”

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola will celebrate its 15th anniversary as South Africa’s premier charity golf tournament at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 20-23 November


Friday, September 5th, 2014

Elaine Farquharson-Black

The LGU appoints Elaine Farquharson-Black as GB&I Captain

Scot Elaine Farquharson-Black, a former Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy player, has been appointed by the Ladies’ Golf Union to Captain the Great Britain & Ireland golf teams for 2015 and 2016

PING Junior Solheim Cup logo

Iben Tinning to Captain Europe’s 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup Team

Denmark’s Iben Tinning has been appointed as the Captain of the European Team to play against America in the 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup at Golf Club St Leon-Rot, near Heidelberg, Germany, on September 14-15, 2015. The 40 year-old four-time Solheim Cup player takes over the role from Scotland’s Janice Moodie as Europe bids to…read the full story


Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Jill de Villiers and Craig Trower

Team Changes at The Wisley

Jill de Villiers Joins Team Wisley