Wednesday, 7th December, 2016

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Steve Brotherhood

Golfers Offered The Tour Caddy Experience

European Tour caddy Steve Brotherhood is offering amateur golfers the kind of advice he gives Tour star David Howell after 12 years of carrying a bag on the world’s top courses


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

John Parry's winning entry

Wrexham greenkeeper’s ‘smart’ photograph wins BIGGA’s top prize

From The Remarkables Mountain Range in New Zealand to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, BIGGA members from all over the globe submitted entries for the competition, which has seen the judge’s favourite 12 images selected for inclusion in the greenkeeping association’s calendar 2017


Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Willie Redpath

Fairways appoints Willie Redpath from St Andrews

Fairways GM has boosted its customer care team with the appointment of former St Andrews Links Trust workshop manager Willie Redpath


Monday, November 28th, 2016

Jane Montgomery

Representing UK Sports and Play in Europe, Jane Montgomery re-elected to FESI Board

The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry – FESI – which represents the interests of 1,800 sporting goods manufacturers across Europe, has re-elected the FSPA’s Managing Director, Jane Montgomery, to its Board of Directors


Friday, November 25th, 2016

England Golf and GUW logos

Nominations are open for new-look England Golf Awards

England Golf is searching for the heroes of the game to celebrate at its new-look Awards evening. which will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday 16 March, 2017 and will be a must-attend event on the sporting calendar

A mounted print of The Old Course, St Andrews

Photographer Snaps Up Year-End Opportunities

Award-winning photographer Mark Alexander is finishing 2016 in style by exhibiting his work through a unique collaboration with a leading public figure while also launching a multi-platform website


Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Sir Nick Faldo – ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’

Sir Nick Faldo – ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’

Sir Nick Faldo was awarded the title of Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2016 World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony, held on November 12th in the Algarve .....read the full story »


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

New European Tour starter Alastair Scott (Getty Images)

European Tour announces new Official Starter

Alastair Scott is taking up the full-time position vacated by Ivor Robson and the Scotsman will assume the podium at all European Tour events sponsored by Rolex, the tour’s official time-keeper


Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Former PGA Captain John Stirling has died aged 89

Tributes to Popular Former PGA Captain

Warm tributes have been paid to John Stirling – one of the founders of the modern day PGA Training Programme – who has died aged 89


Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Jay Monahan  (Photo by Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR)

Jay Monahan is PGA TOUR’s Next Commissioner

Monahan, currently the TOUR’s Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, will take office on January 1, 2017, upon the retirement of Tim Finchem


Monday, November 14th, 2016

Anders Mankert

APAL Award Caps Memorable Month for Mankert

It’s been a memorable few weeks for Anders Mankert who has capped off a national coaching nomination with being awarded PGA Advanced Fellow Professional status


Friday, November 11th, 2016

Dr Rob Neal (courtesy of Vince Ellis and The PGA)

Dr Neal Offers Perfect Antidote to Swing Ailments

Wherever Dr Rob Neal goes he creates a buzz of interest. If you are fascinated by the swing, he is one man you want to listen to. And when PGA Professionals with a year’s experience to seasoned coaches with a couple of decades to their names are saying ‘you gotta see this guy’ – you know all the hype is justified


Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Alison Nicholas, Solheim Cup, PING Junior Solheim Cup, PING, Karsten Solheim, Des Moines Golf and Country Club,

Nicholas Announced as 2017 European Ping Junior Solheim Cup Captain

Victorious Solheim Cup team skipper Alison Nicholas MBE will captain the 2017 European PING Junior Solheim Cup team, appointed by the Ladies European Tour and PING


Monday, November 7th, 2016

Rock Ishii

Rock Ishii Joins Callaway Golf Ball R&D

Callaway Golf has has fortified its golf ball R&D division with the addition of industry veteran Hideyuki “Rock” Ishii as Sr. Director, Advanced Golf Ball Research


Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

George OGrady

Centurion Club Announces George O’Grady as First Club President

The prestigious Centurion Club located near St Albans, Hertfordshire, announces that the former Chief Executive of the PGA European Tour is to become the club’s first President

Neil Pettican

Neil Pettican moves to head of sales for Bayer turf and amenity

The new role of head of the sales and technical team for turf and amenity products at Bayer will see Neil head up the Turf Solutions team, and driving the future direction of the business

Charlotte Wild

Glenbrae Appoints New Sales Representative

Glenbrae, the premium knitwear brand, has appointed a new sales representative, Charlotte Wild, to liaise with sports and golf clubs in the North West of England

Andy Lloyd-Skinner

UKGCOA announcement

The UK Golf Course Owners Association has announced the resignation of CEO, Andrew Lloyd-Skinner, who will leave his post at the end of January 2017

Amanda Godwin

New era for Reigate Heath GC as Amanda takes charge

Peter Alliss’s little gem welcomes its first female manager for the 21st century


Monday, October 31st, 2016

Jonathan Pendry joins Bernhard and Company

Jonathan Pendry joins Bernhard and Company as newly appointed Director of Agronomy

Jonathan’s agronomic know-how and considerable experience will further strengthen the Company’s reputation as a leading supplier of turf health solutions

Andy Collier

New PowaKaddy Area Manager in South East of England

PowaKaddy has bolstered its sales team ahead of next year with the appointment of Andy Collier as Area Sales Manager for the South East of England .....read the full story »


Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Christine Kane

Audubon International Names Christine Kane as New Executive Director

After an extensive search and interview process, Audubon International’s Board of Directors has named Christine Kane as the new executive director for the environmental education organization


Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Michael Pask

Pask Is Welcome Addition to GCA

Michael Pask, former senior vice-president of WME IMG Golf, is the latest recruit to add his experience and expertise to the Golf Consultants Association


Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Doug Hawken

PING President & COO Doug Hawken retires after 45 years

PING has been preparing the third generation of the Solheim family to assume executive management roles for the last few years and that process now moves forward


Monday, October 24th, 2016

Brian Batchelor

New Managing Director for Bernhard and Company

Brian Batchelor has been appointed Managing Director for global operations. Brian will be located at the company’s manufacturing facility in Haverhill, Suffolk