Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Tom Freeland

Yorkshire appoint County Development Officer

England’s largest County has appointed Tom Freeland to spearhead the drive to grow the sport

2014 UniCredit PGA Professional Championship of Europe Winner, Hugo Santos (PGA of Portugal)

Hat-Trick Hugo: Santos Makes History in Pravets

PGA of Portugal Professional, Hugo Santos, produced an outstanding and hard-fought one-under 71 in his final round at Pravets Golf Club to become the 2014 UniCredit PGA Professional Champion of Europe, adding to his successes in 2011 and 2012 .....read the full story »

Jonathan Ward is moving from his job as county development officer for the Durham Golf Partnership to become Secretary to the Durham County Golf Union

New role for Durham’s golf development officer

42 year-old Jonathan Ward has been appointed as Secretary to the Durham County Golf Union, the youngest person to hold the post


Monday, October 20th, 2014

Caroline Shaw is the newly-appointed Marketing and Sales Coordinator for Trimax Mowing Systems UK

Trimax appoints Marketing and Sales Coordinator

Trimax Mowing Systems has announced the appointment of Caroline Shaw as Marketing and Sales Coordinator .....read the full story »


Friday, October 17th, 2014

Former captain of the PGA, Eddie Bullock, joins Colt Mackenzie McNair’s Advisory Board as Non-Executive Director.

Eddie Bullock Joins CMM Advisory Board As Non-Executive Director 

The appointment will provide Colt Mackenzie McNair with additional external management expertise and support the Berkshire-based business’s global expansion plans

Laura Rushby

England Golf appoints Head of Training and Education

Laura Rushby will take up her role on Monday,20th October .....read the full story »

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher of Fletcher Sport Brands leaves Sunice, AUR & Tommy Hilfiger Golf

Mark Fletcher, President of FSB, announced today that he has informed his partner, Alen Brandman (majority shareholder of FSB), that he would be leaving ‘FSB’ this week

Barry Careford

Crown Golf Promotes From Within

Barry Careford, the new manager at South Essex Golf Centre, arrives with a promise to make every golfer feel like they are a member


Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Richard Blight

New Appointment for Bernhard

Richard Blight has just taken over as Manufacturing Manager at the Bernhard Factory in Haverhill, Suffolk

US Team celebrate at closing ceremony.

Team USA secure first Simpson Cup Victory at Congressional

This is the first time that the US Team has been victorious and the win sets them up nicely to level the competition at Royal St George’s in September 2015


Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Martin Slumbers (The R&A)

R&A Appoints New Chief Executive

The R&A has announced the appointment of Martin Slumbers as Chief Executive and also as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, with effect from 1 October 2015

Boss Watch

Kent Fishmonger Claims Longest Hole-In-One In Britain

Kent fishmonger Peter Vickerman is aiming to hook a new record for Britain’s longest ever hole-in-one after holing his tee shot on a whopping 408-yard, par-four


Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Outgoing TGI Golf chairman Gordon Stewart (left) with his successor Paul McEvoy.

Clitheroe’s McEvoy named new TGI Golf chairman

On the back of two of the most successful years in the history of the TGI Golf Partnership, new chairman Paul McEvoy has vowed to continue the group’s sustained growth and profitability following his appointed

John Andrew

Direct Golf Chairman John Andrew Recognised With PGA Fellowship

John Andrew, owner and chairman of Direct Golf UK, is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious title of ‘Fellow’ of the Professional Golfers Association in recognition of his contribution to the golf retail business – 30 years after first qualifying as a pro


Friday, October 10th, 2014

David Howell (Getty Images)

Howell completes European Ryder Cup captaincy selection panel

Two-time Ryder Cup player David Howell has been named as the fifth and final member of the panel which will select the European Ryder Cup captain for The 2016 Ryder Cup

from left: Nick Darking from sponsors Charterhouse, Colin Hennah from sponsors Kubota and BIGGA National Champion Gordon Sangster.

Gordon Sangster Retains BIGGA National Championship

The BIGGA National Championship at Liphook Golf Club was sponsored by Charterhouse and Kubota


Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Cindy Davis

President of NIKE Golf Cindy Davis Retires

NIKE, Inc. has announced that Cindy Davis, President of NIKE Golf, plans to retire from NIKE. Davis joined NIKE Golf USA as General Manager and has served as President of NIKE Golf since 2008


Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Iain Burns

Little Aston GC appoints new Club Manager

Little Aston Golf Club has announced the appointment of Iain Burns as their new Club Manager, following the retirement of Glyn Ridley at the end of the year

New Club Secretary, Sean Clark,

Woodbridge Golf Club announces new Head Greenkeeper

The Club has also recently undergone a review of its management structure and brought in Sean Clark as the new Club Secretary


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Sarah Heath

Tour Golfer Sarah Takes Over At Oak Park

Oak Park Golf Club has appointed former Ladies European Tour pro golfer Sarah Heath as its new General Manager .....read the full story »

Michael J Smyth

MediaDrive Appoints Golf Advertising Manager

Europe’s largest digital golf advertising provider has announced the appointment of Michael Smyth to the position of Golf Advertising Manager

KeithCann-Evans tn photo

Keith Cann-Evans, Industry Character

The former Hunter Grinders owner and managing director Evans passed away on Thursday September 25th at the age of 79 following a short illness

Justin Rose coaches Ian Wright to play a shot from the wing of a British Airways Boeing 747

Justin Rose Tees off on a British Airways 747 after European team victory

Former US Open Champion joined by British sporting stars and celebrities Gary Lineker, Jamie Redknapp, Ian Wright and Jodie Kidd to raise funds for the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation

Ryan Evans

Wasserman Signs Ryan Evans

Young star joins likes of Jason Day and Rickie Fowler in Wasserman’s Golf Division


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