Tuesday, 1st September, 2015

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Friday, August 28th, 2015

Keith Wilkes

StayPrime Global Appoints Keith Wilkes

StayPrime Global announces the addition of Keith Wilkes to its management team with immediate effect, in the post of Regional Director for Asia

Brett Stark

Marriott Golf Names Brett Stark Senior Director, Marketing and eCommerce

Former EZ Links Executive to Drive Marketing and Revenue Management Programs across all Marriott Golf-Managed Properties, including the Marriott Golf Academy


Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Robert Helland

Helland Hire Bolsters Advocacy Efforts for GCSAA

Washington-based director of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will increase golf industry presence with policymakers


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Iain Macleod, BIGGA President Elect

BIGGA President Elect Confirmed

Congratulations to Iain Macleod, Course Manager at Tain Golf Club, who has accepted the role of BIGGA President Elect ahead of officially becoming President next January


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Vinny Tarbox with new appointment Emily

Team Strengthening at The Grass Group

Following the tradition of promoting staff internally where possible, Robin Sugg has been promoted to the role of Service Manager and Vinny Tarbox to Sales and Marketing Manager


Friday, August 21st, 2015

Mark Gregson-Walters

Jumeirah Golf Estates appoints Mark Gregson-Walters Director of Instruction at ETPI

In November 2013 The European Tour awarded the status of European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI) to Jumeirah Golf Estates for its unique facilities

Deane Beman

Deane Beman to receive 2015 PGA Distinguished Service Award

Former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman will receive the PGA of America’s highest annual honour at a ceremony in conjunction with the 99th PGA Annual Meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Dan Prest has been appointed as the new Education and Training Manager for the Institute of Groundsmanship

IOG Appoints Dan Prest as New Education & Training Manager

Dan Prest has been appointed as the new Education and Training Manager for the Institute of Groundsmanship .....read the full story »


Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Gary Player and trophies

Gary Player to Captain South Africa’s First Olympic Golf Team

Gary Player has been named captain of South Africa’s first Olympic golf team that will compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games


Monday, August 17th, 2015

Dennis Excell on the right is presented his retirement gift of a set of golf clubs by Peter Todd, course manager at London Golf Club.

London Golf Club Workshop Manager retires After 20 Years

London Golf Club workshop manager Dennis Excell is leaving behind the Toro machines he has had the pleasure of working with since his career began


Friday, August 14th, 2015

Eleanor Cannon

Eleanor Cannon Heralds Fresh Start as New Chair of Scottish Golf Limited

Eleanor Cannon, a highly qualified director with an engrained passion for golf, heralds a fresh start for the sport after her appointment as the inaugural Chair of Scottish Golf Limited

Dr Gordon McKillop outside the STRI’s UK Head Office

STRI Chief Executive To Retire

STRI’s Chief Executive, Dr Gordon McKillop, has announced his intention to retire at Easter in 2016. He will be succeeded by Mark Godfrey, currently STRI’s Financial Director and Managing Director of STRI in Australia


Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Michael Boyes BSc Turf with David Timms from Ransomes Jacobsen

Michael Boyes Is Top Turfgrass Student At Myerscough College

Michael Boyes, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, is this year’s recipient of the Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored best student award and Stephen Hull wins Ransomes Jacobsen’s Further Education Award


Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Julian Small

Jumeirah Golf Estates appoints Julian Small Managing Director of Club Operations

Jumeirah Golf Estates has announced the appointment of Mr Julian Small as Managing Director, Club Operations commencing 27th September 2015


Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

(from left) Taylor White, Internship Director Cynthia Johnson, and Julie Barosso pictured in Gullane. Taylor and Julie are interns at the nearby Renaissance Club

Florida State University launches Groundbreaking Global Golf Club Major

The Global Club Management major will offer internships at clubs and resorts in Scotland, Wales, Hong Kong and mainland China with future sites planned in other European countries, Panama, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand


Friday, August 7th, 2015

Sales Director, Simon Jones (left) with David Patel, Owner and CEO

London Golf Show has New Management Team…

The company that owns the London and Manchester Golf Shows has revised its management structure with long term Chairman, Colin Brunton stepping down and Managing Director, Damian Benstead moving on to technology event specialists TechCrunch

Dean Poynter

Poynter sharpens up sales at MH Systems

Dean Poynter has joined MH Systems, the club software developer, as their National Sales Manager, tasked with delivering the company’s sales campaign in the sports clubs market


Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Richard Campey and new Product Specialist Ben Taylor (right)

Well known industry figure appointed Campey product specialist

Campey Turf Care Systems appoint Ben Taylor as a Product Specialist covering the South East region of the UK as well as supporting their dealer network in the Benelux region


Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Herb Kohler

Herb Kohler to receive Old Tom Morris Award from GCSAA

Kohler will receive the award Feb. 9 at the Opening Session of the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The Opening Session will again be presented in partnership with Syngenta


Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Amendoeira Golf Resort Faldo Course #1

Oceânico Group Announces New Management Structure

The leading Algarve-based resort and golf owner-operator has today announced several changes in the personnel who make up its management structure

Darren Parris

Six Rookies Set to Represent Foremost at 2015 Ashworth Cup

Foremost has announced the finalised line-up for its Ashworth Cup team which this year features six rookies


Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Keith Pelley

Keith Pelley Begins Tenure as Chief Executive of The European Tour

A new era in golf unfolds today – Monday 3rd August – when Keith Pelley officially begins his tenure as Chief Executive of The European Tour


Friday, July 31st, 2015

Shona Malcolm (courtesy of Getty Images)

Shona Malcolm Appointed New Secretary of PGA in Scotland

Malcolm, who hails from Ayrshire, is an experienced golf administrator, having served as both Chairman of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association and CEO of the Ladies’ Golf Union

Samantha Head (photo Women & Golf)

Samantha Head adds Tour class to iPlayGolfUK team

Ladies European Tour star Samantha Head has joined iPlayGolfUK to boost the indoor golf facility’s coaching and custom-fitting team

SRUC Elmwood Student of the Year Award 2015 winner Simon Dexter with John Deere dealer Sandy Armit of The Double A Trading Company Ltd

Golf course management graduate wins SRUC Elmwood award

Final year graduate student Simon Dexter from Grantham in Lincolnshire has won the 2015 SRUC Elmwood Student of the Year Award, which was sponsored by John Deere for the first time this year