Saturday, 30th April, 2016

Archive for the ‘People’ Category


Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Golf Foundation welcomes its new leadership. Stephen Lewis (left) the new Chairman; and Sandy Jones the new President

Golf Foundation welcomes new President and Chairman at AGM

New President Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA, has now taken over from Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie, while golf industry expert Stephen Lewis, former CEO of Crown Golf, assumes the Chairman’s role from Charles Harrison

(from left) Nick Darking, Tim Franklyn and Director of Charterhouse, Geoff Burgess

Second employee to notch up 25 years at Charterhouse Turf Machinery

Hot on the heels of Nick Darking clocking up 25 years at Charterhouse Turf Machinery comes Technical Manager Tim Franklyn


Thursday, April 28th, 2016

David Lancaster (right) and Matt Corker at Cumberwell Park Golf Club (R&A)

New Starters Announced For The Open

The R&A has appointed two new starters for The Open, David Lancaster and Matt Corker, who will announce the players on the first tee at The 145th Open at Royal Troon


Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Phillip Akers - Director of Junior Golf at The Belfry Academy

Phillip Akers appointed Director of Junior Golf at The Belfry Academy

The Belfry Academy’s New Director of Junior Golf, Phillip Akers, aims to create UK’s top development programme and set a new standard across the country


Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

(l-r): PGA Captain Nicky Lumb, Jamie Carney, Harriet Key, Keir McNicoll, Daniel Leeke, Bernard Gallacher and Titleist’s Matthew Johnson (photo Dave Warren/Picture Team)

Ryder Cup Legend Bernard Gallacher Headlines PGA Graduation Day

Gallacher celebrated the achievements of new crop of PGA Professionals at the University of Birmingham on Friday April 22 as they embarked on their fledgling careers

Yamaha Motor flash for sponosred post

Be Part of a Global Brand

Opportunity for a dynamic sales person to become the Sales Manager for all Yamaha related Golf Car products

Keith Dicker

Golftech Announce New Sales Team

Golftech, owner of Europe’s No.1 push trolley brand BIG MAX, has announced a fresh line up for its U.K. sales team

Mike Tindall fitting

Regal Fitting for Williams Racing Golf

Mike Tindall and brother-in-law Peter Phillips have both been fitted for Williams Racing Golf clubs ahead of Mike’s charity golf day next month having had their swings analysed at the WRG Centre of Excellence at Magnolia Park, Oxfordshire


Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Christopher Wayne-Wills

New General Manager Takes Charge at Slaley Hall

Christopher Wayne-Wills is looking forward to writing a new chapter in Slaley Hall’s growing success story after being named as new general manager at the award-winning resort

Lely’s parts manager Phil Bowen has retired after over 35 years providing outstanding service and a wealth of product knowledge to customers

Farewell to Lely’s Phil Bowen – Welcome Michael Hampton

After over 35 years providing outstanding service, Lely’s parts manager Phil Bowen has retired. His successor, Michael Hampton, has 5 years’ experience as a technical parts advisor for Lely’s Toro Irrigation portfolio


Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Douglas Philip

DPSM Consultants launches executive search business today

Headed by golf recruitment specialist Douglas Philip, DPSM Consultants is a new boutique executive search business to provide EMEA golf sector with personal service and specialist golf industry knowledge

AEA President - Ian Small

New President for AEA

Ian Small, head of sales and marketing for Briggs & Stratton UK, takes over the annual presidency of the Agricultural Engineers Association and plans to focus on training and communication during his year of office


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

England Golf Award Winners (Leaderboard Photography)

England Golf Award winners celebrated for making the game great

Golfers and golf clubs who make the game great and inspire others to play have been honoured at the England Golf Awards

Dame Laura Davies

Dame Laura Davies appointed first Honorary President of Parliamentary Golf Group

The World Golf Hall of Fame member, and former world number one, is one of the most successful UK golfers of all time and was appointed a Member, Commander and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to golf


Monday, April 18th, 2016

Graham Walker working with US MASTERS champion Danny Willett

England National Coach Visits Academy

England National Coach Graham Walker will be making a return visit to the Performance Golf Academy Derby education and player training programme in April


Friday, April 15th, 2016

Alec Fernihough (left) receives the award from Morten Backhausen, Danish Golf Union Chief Executive (© Leaderboard Photography)

Alec’s Utopian vision wins top England Golf award

Golf club owner Alec Fernihough doubled his membership with a Utopian scheme – and his vision has won a top England Golf award

Bill Bryce (right) receives the Micklem Award from Nigel Evans (image © Leaderboard Photography)

Bill Bryce receives Micklem Award for outstanding contribution

Bill Bryce, who has spent over 40 years at the highest levels of golf administration, was presented with the award by England Golf’s outgoing President, Nigel Evans


Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Brad McLean

Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel appoints Brad McLean as General Manager

Experienced Director of Golf to oversee golf resort on the Suffolk Coast. McLean has over 20 years’ experience in the golf industry and served in Director of Golf roles with Crown Golf and Marriott International


Monday, April 11th, 2016

Glen Howard

Glen Howard Joins Rigby Taylor’s Sales Force

Glen Howard is based in Staffordshire and covers part of the Midlands area .....read the full story »


Friday, April 8th, 2016

James Stewart, Resort Director at The Belfry Hotel & Resort

The Belfry Hotel & Resort Appoints New Resort Director

The world renowned Belfry Hotel & Resort has appointed James Stewart as their new Resort Director as of March 2016


Thursday, April 7th, 2016

from left: Directors David Mears and Andy Vincent with Nigel Coleman

Twenty One Years At Highspeed!

Nigel Coleman is the now longest serving member of the Highspeed team and has been responsible for sales of the company’s products and services for over twenty one years in the South East of England


Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The Grove’s Mike Shrieve receives his award from David Murchie, Chairman of the Professional Golfers’ Association

Industry Accolades Spotlight The Grove’s Five-Star Service

Two important golf industry accolades have underlined the exceptional experience that awaits visitors to The Grove, London’s five-star golf resort


Friday, April 1st, 2016

UK Golf Course Owners Association AGM at  Frilford Heath Golf Club,  Oxfordshire

UKGCOA Members Gather for 5th AGM & Golf Day

The UK Golf Course Owners Association, the representative body for the commercially minded golf facilities in the UK, held their fifth Annual General Meeting at Frilford Heath Golf Club

Chris Howell elected Vilamoura GC President

Oceanico Group Chairman Chris Howell named Vilamoura Golf Club President

Founded in 1969 and now with a membership of over 1000, Vilamoura Golf Club is the largest in Portugal


Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Filippa McDougall

Marriott Golf appoints Filippa McDougall Director of Golf

Marriott Golf has announced that Filippa McDougall has been named Director of Golf at JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona